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Tamiya P-51D, Sinai, 1956

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#586 Shaka HI

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 06:47 PM

Amazing Finish!


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Posted 20 November 2017 - 11:12 AM

Mark, Exceptional work!! :thumbsup:

 

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 03:53 PM

Thank you, Shaka.

 

Thank you, Barry.

 

Have been making microscopic progress.

 

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The kit comes with a fillet-less tail so I used clay to dam off the circular rivets, molded, then cast them.

 

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I was able to get the framing seated properly, but that gap still remained.  So I filled the gap with .005 sheet, gluing it on the front side only, as I needed a rear panel line, sanded the dickens out of the wing/fuselage fairing gap, especially with the cotton bud sanding stick I made, and replaced the sanded off fasteners with those I cast.  I sanded them down to translucency on 2000 grit sand paper, stuck them onto upside down tape and removed any overage with a new blade.  I used a Radu Brinson RB Productions Nano Saw to finish the panel line between the wing and engine fairing.  The blades are panel line thin.  

 

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Other side.  There was a lip between the fuselage/wing fairing and the engine fairing, so I filled the area with melted sprue then sanded to match.   I haven't finished it off as of yet.  Pencil marks for new fastener location.  There is no panel line between top and bottom engine/wing/fuselage fairing.  Shimmed, filled, and sanded the firewall to fuselage gap, giving it a bad coat of paint which I will deal with later.  I may need more fasteners.  I'll take a look at that.

 

This has been a delicate exercise.  In retrospect I never should have finished the fuselage before tying in the engine compartment.  Every time I pick up the model to work on it there is a chance of something breaking.

 

Thank you for looking, liking, and commenting.

Sincerely,

Mark


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        Works in Progress:   Italeri 1/35 PT596Tamiya P-51D, Sinai, 1956,

            Completed WiP:  Erich Hartmann, Bf109G-14

                        Idle WiP:  Fw190A-5 Black 7 1/25th IDF Sho't, c.1982Bf109K-4, I./KG (J)6, BohemiaHungarian Bf109G-14, Bf109F-4/Z Trop,Shelf of DOOM!: Kawanishi N1K1 Kyofu Type 11 Rex , IDF AH-1 Tzefa FWerfer-Granate 21's,

   Ready for Inspection: Erich Hartmann, Bf109G-14, Ludwig Franzisket, Bf109G-6


#589 Shaka HI

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 06:38 PM

I wish I had your dedication, Mark. But after years dedicated into the build -- those gaps should be fixed.


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Posted 03 December 2017 - 07:43 PM

Perfect mix of dedication and skill!

 

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 01:30 PM

Looks terrific, Mark - can’t be far off the finish line now.

Jim
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Posted 10 December 2017 - 05:24 PM

Brother Bear

Simply blown away - I remember the day you started you Mustang and never could I have dreamed the level of work and detail would have reached this height. From a guy firmly on the other side of the weathering fence, I am simply amazed at the realist weathering and finish - which compliments the extraordinary detailing.Magnificent ...

Keep 'em coming

Brother Bear


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