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#16 jozef

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 06:55 AM

Ouch! Man,kick a guy when he's down why dontcha? While I'm down here though,I did notice that the floor needs swept,and I found that missing part that I was looking for.

J

I am pretty sure you will not stay down, Jerry. Not a man like you. At any rate, the part needs to be glued in place.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 10:14 PM

Scott
Thanks for the link. Sure look slike a bonanza of excellent kits coming our way.
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Posted 26 May 2011 - 10:56 PM

Great link, I did notice they mention any European Theatre Mustang can be built from the kit, so maybe a Pacific Theatre version is in the pipeline...?

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 11:09 PM

Great link, I did notice they mention any European Theatre Mustang can be built from the kit, so maybe a Pacific Theatre version is in the pipeline...?


I don't know anything about the little idiosyncrasy within the P-51D production variants. There are noticeable difference between a European Theater and Pacific Theater Mustang D's?

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 12:03 AM

You're welcome, everyone.

Frankly, I would have been tickled if Tamiya had just simply enlarged their 1/48 P-51D to 1/32. Now I'm just :yahoo:!

I wonder what Hasegawa plans to do?

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#21 Jennings Heilig

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 12:09 AM

I don't know anything about the little idiosyncrasy within the P-51D production variants. There are noticeable difference between a European Theater and Pacific Theater Mustang D's?


The VLR (Very Long Range) modified P-51Ds had a different radio antenna setup, and usually carried 175 gallon drop tanks on modified pylons. I'm sure if Tamiya doesn't do that version (which I doubt they will, but we'll see), someone will come out with the required bits in resin. I think Roy Sutherland would be a natural, don't you? :)

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 06:28 AM

I am pretty sure Tamiya would not miss this train and will bring the VLR in the future. They brought three Spit variants so far, I cannot see a reason why not do the same thing with Mustang, after all with a very little investment.
But in the meantime some aftermarketer may make some money on a conversion, some people simply cannot wait :D

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 07:18 AM

I am pretty sure Tamiya would not miss this train and will bring the VLR in the future. They brought three Spit variants so far, I cannot see a reason why not do the same thing with Mustang, after all with a very little investment.
But in the meantime some aftermarketer may make some money on a conversion, some people simply cannot wait :D

Jozef


I'm planing to do a VLR Mustang with my first one that I build. The extra parts required to do VLR should be easily to scratch build... The is a handy thread over on ARC about these P-51.

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 09:11 PM

Having looked at the sprues (admittedly from afar, not in person), I don't see any indication that they're planning a VLR version. You'd think there would be dimples on the inside of the upper fuselage and lower wing for the antenna locations. Regardless of that, I'm going out on a limb to say it's a very good possibility a well known resin manufacturer will be on this in short order.

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 09:58 PM

The more I see, the more i can't wait to have a few of the 'Stangs' on the work bench. Awesome kit!

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