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#1 Mark M

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 02:30 PM

ok, its time!!!
 
This is part of a project i had to build a few Mustangs of the same unit, the unit i choose was RAF East Wrentham, as some of you may remember i built 'stinky' a few months ago. Now while researching the subject and asking on several forums about 1/32 Mustangs i was gifted this 1/32 Tamiya Mustang!!! (thanks to the gifter you know who you are)
 
anyway this is probably the most expensive kit ive built, and i really want to do it justice so dont expect lots of updates, i know many of you have built this kit, so ill no doubt be asking for help as i go along, i just hope my skill level is enough for this kit
 
wish me luck
 
 
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Posted 12 July 2017 - 04:51 PM

Have fun with it, don't rush. It's a beautiful kit and there are several finished on here that you can use for reference. Always good to see another Mustang, especially finished in the markings of a different fighter group.

 

Richard


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Posted 12 July 2017 - 05:03 PM

Have fun with it, don't rush. It's a beautiful kit and there are several finished on here that you can use for reference. Always good to see another Mustang, especially finished in the markings of a different fighter group.

 

Richard

 

I have a soft spot for east Wrentham as i have family living in the village, so for me it makes sense, i hopefully will get a finished photo of her and her sisters actually on the base (or what remains of it)


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Posted 12 July 2017 - 05:08 PM

Ooh Another Mustang...

GOOD LUCK Mark but I bet you don't need it.

Keep us posted ..


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Posted 12 July 2017 - 05:12 PM

UPDATE 1
 
ok ive spent about 4 hours today building the engine, and its not finished!!! the engine is a kit in its self, with more parts than some kits
 
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once the pieces are cleaned up (and there isnt that much cleaning to do) the fit is near perfect
 
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the has been a couple of seams to clean up but nothing major, the instructions call out for a gloss black paint, so ive used alclad, gloss black primer
 
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now the questions begin
 
im using this as a reference
 
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is this accurate? to work from?
 
also - reading forward in the instructions you get choices for A,B,C i know about that tail unit and thats sorted, but how can i find out about the different cockpit options? for my Wrentham girl?
 
thanks in advance

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 05:19 PM

Looks AWESOME from here.

I love Engines. Yours looks Smashing!

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 10:34 PM

Mark, what's her name. I mean the Mustang that you are modeling.

Thank you.


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Posted 12 July 2017 - 10:36 PM

If you can find Brett Green's book on building the Tamiya P-51 Mustang I suggest you pick it up.  Even if you don't go for all the options and such that Brett does, the tips and pictures are helpful.  Here is a link to the build review from the book.  If you scroll down you'll see a picture of the nose and you'll see what I mean (down below) about most of the engine being covered up.

 

I used it on my Big Beautiful Doll and will refer to it again when I start on Duchess Arlene. some time......

Good luck!

 

Chris

 

BTW, don't go too crazy on detailing the spark wires, etc until you get a look at some build references.  The engine mount frames and the exhaust covers an awful lot of the sides of the engine.  I even painted my spark plug wires bright red and you just can't see them.  

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 10:48 PM

Mark, what's her name. I mean the Mustang that you are modeling.

Thank you.


not 100% sure which one ill build yet, but it will either be - Janet, Cookie, Hubert or Louisiana Heatwave
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Posted 12 July 2017 - 11:40 PM

Okay..thanks for that.

Appreciated the quick reply.

Hope it's going good.

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 07:27 AM




P-51 Mustang Survivors - MustangsMustangs.com
http://www.mustangsm...serial/44-64265


Louisiana Heatwave.... :wub:
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Posted 14 July 2017 - 10:45 AM

This should be good, one day I will be brave enough to tackle the Tamiya super kits lurking in my loft

 

Cheers

 

Dennis


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Posted 14 July 2017 - 04:07 PM

Dennis, JUMP IN!!   :thumbsup: 

 

Even if you don't go for all the AM stuff, it really is a fun build.  Very detailed, the instructions are pretty good and there are a lot of reference material available.  It will challenge you, but in a good way.  You won't need to man-handle bits to get them to fit, so you can concentrate on a tight assembly and however much detailing you want to do.

 

And in the end, you'll have a great plane in your display case.

Chris


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Posted 14 July 2017 - 04:34 PM




P-51 Mustang Survivors - MustangsMustangs.com
http://www.mustangsm...serial/44-64265


Louisiana Heatwave.... :wub:

 

 

this is the 'Heatwave' scheme i have markings for, looing at your reference thats a 'H' so no doubt at tribute to the original

 

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 09:43 PM

Always good to see one of the lesser-known FGs represented.  Following.


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