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Mustang RCAF 1/24 Airfix P-51

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#226 Shaka HI

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 06:22 AM

Richard..Fantastic progress!


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Posted 14 August 2017 - 03:01 PM

Thank you...it's slow but it's progress.


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 12:19 AM

That truly looks great Richard.

Can't wait to see more.

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 01:56 PM

Thanks Carl! It's kinda slow progress right now, but still hoping to make Capcon with her.


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 08:55 PM

That interior and belts look great, can't wait to see more!

Good luck for Ottawa!!!

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 03:54 PM

Well, Capcon 2017 didn't happen for me, and now I'm staring at the calendar and the end of November is getting closer. I got myself involved in another stage show, so that will take up almost all of my time until October 21st...then I'll get serious. I did manage to get a few things done on the cockpit so I'll post photos of that shortly. There is slow progress on some of the other components so that I should be able to start assembling wings and fuselage soon.

 

I'm having too much fun with the Waldron throttle quadrant. It looks amazing, and I thought that if one had skills in metalwork you might actually be able to build it so that it worked. It ended up having more parts than some of the 1/72 kits I've built!

 

Richard


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Posted 01 November 2017 - 03:14 PM

OK, back to work. The port side is pretty much done, placards and decals are in place. The throttle is finished and it was a small model in itself, ten parts in total. Once the instrument panel is in place there will be some wiring and finishing under the instrument shroud. And then I promise to move on to other parts of the model. :-)

 

The throttle by itself:

 

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The port side of the cockpit all dressed up:

 

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Edited by R Palimaka, 01 November 2017 - 03:27 PM.

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 03:25 PM

The floor and seat finally completed, seat harness in place on the seat. The rudder pedals will be installed once the instrument panel is in place.

 

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And the back of the armour plate/headrest:

 

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#234 Shaka HI

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 04:42 PM

Very, very nice, Richard!


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Posted 01 November 2017 - 09:13 PM

Nice to see an update, Richard! Looking good, too.

 

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 01:20 PM

Thanks Kevin! And here is some more progress...

 

This is the Airscale instrument panel, painted and assembled. I've also added some Waldron and Eduard placards. The next step is some drilling to install switches from short lengths of wire,  and a couple of switch covers plus the T-handle for the brakes. The one Waldron placard panel needs to be toned down a bit, but will look better once the switches and control knobs are added. I think it looks pretty convincing, especially compared to the kit panel. Thanks Peter and Airscale, what a spectacular difference!!

 

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And the control box and panel below the instrument panel. It's a combination of the Airscale and Waldron. Again, it will need some switches and knobs added, another T-handle for the clam-shell door release, and a bit of matte spray to tone it down. I left it on the photo-etch sprue to make it easier to work with.

 

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Edited by R Palimaka, 08 November 2017 - 01:25 PM.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 01:28 PM

Oops, I see a brush stroke of black paint I have to correct on one of the dials...funny how you don't see these things until after you post the photo. :doh:


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#238 Shaka HI

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 04:31 PM

Very, very, very Nice!

 

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 09:16 PM

Oops, I see a brush stroke of black paint I have to correct on one of the dials...funny how you don't see these things until after you post the photo. :doh:

 

I didn't see it either until you mentioned it!

 

Kev


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#240 Shaka HI

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 04:23 AM

Umm..I don't see it. What you guy's talking about?







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