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 Paint & Decals

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” Blondie” will be trimmed in Bright Red FS 33136 & Olive Drab Shade 41 using DuPont base coat automotive paint. These will be mixed using the “Military Aircraft Color Guide” that was produced exclusively for Frank Tiano Enterprises.

The Nose will be painted Bright Red FS 33136 & a light coat of clear coat will be added to entire fuselage before decals are installed. After decals are added to the fuselage a second coat of clear will be added. Then Olive Drab Shade 41 will be added to the nose in front of the windscreen. The Olive Drab was not clear coated.

1 Nose will be painted Bright Red FS 33136

Nose will be painted Bright Red FS 33136

3 Final preparations  by Master Painter Terry Holson before shooting a light coat of clear

 Final preparations by Master Painter Terry Holson before shooting a light coat of clear

5 Aircraft number

Aircraft number

7 Aircraft number & star & bar

Aircraft number & star & bar

9 Right side close up

Right side close up

11 Right side view of Blondie

Right side view of Blondie

13 Full right side view

Full right side view

15 Side view

Side view

17 Step here

Step here

19 Aftercoolant Drain & oxygen filler

Aftercoolant drain & oxygen filler

21Tail inspection panels

Tail inspection panels

23 Left wing with fuel & ammunition decals

 Left wing with fuel & ammunition decals

25 Right wing front view

Right wing front view

27 Top left wing Star & Bars from the front

Top left wing Star & Bars from the front

29 Star & Bars bottom side view

Star & Bars bottom side view

31 Used two outside holes to hold the rear stand in place

Used two outside holes to hold the rear stand in place

33 Front stand is held in place by the wing bolts

Front stand is held in place by the wing bolts

35 Jack Gething with my P-51D on the way to paint shop

Jack Gething with my P-51D on the way to paint shop

37 Wing is also clear coated to protect decals

Wing is also clear coated to protect decals

39 Front wing stand

Front wing stand

41 Terry roughing up the anti-glare section with fine Scotch Brite

Terry roughing up the anti-glare section with fine Scotch Brite

43 Home from the paint shop

Home from the paint shop

Four Bladed Cuffed Propeller

2 Nose ready for paint

Nose ready for paint

4 Ready for a light coat of clear

Ready for a light coat of clear

6 Star & bar

Star & bar

8 Right side aircraft number & star & bar

Right side aircraft number & star & bar

10 Blondie nose art

 Blondie nose art

12 Full left side view

Full left side view

14 Exhaust added

 Exhaust added

16 Fuselage fuel tank

Fuselage fuel tank

18 Canopy emergency realese

Canopy emergency release

20 Tail lift point

Tail lift point

22 Close-up of Blondie

Close-up of Blondie

24 Left wing front view

Left wing front view

26 Top left wing Star & Bars from the rear

Top left wing Star & Bars from the rear

28 Bottom right wing Star & Bars from the rear

Bottom right wing Star & Bars from the rear

30 Wing is ready for clear coat

Wing is ready for clear coat

32 Heavy aluminum tubing hold the rear stand

Heavy aluminum tubing hold the rear stand

34 There is 17 inches between both set of legs

There is 17 inches between both set of legs

36 Fuselage is clear coated to protect the  Aeroloft Designs dry transfer decals

 Fuselage is clear coated to protect the Aeroloft Designs dry transfer decals

38 Top of wing clear coated them turned over & set on special wing stands & bottom  clear coated

Top of wing clear coated them turned over & set on special wing stands & bottom clear coated

40 Terry Holston taping off the anti-glare nose section for Olive Drab paint

Terry Holston taping off the anti-glare nose section for Olive Drab paint

42 Terry spraying the Olive Drab

Terry spraying the Olive Drab

44 A good view of the nose of Blondie

A good view of the nose of Blondie

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