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#1 xmh53wrench

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 02:53 AM

Well, started the build of my 1/24 Airfix P-51D as the Galloping Ghost Race#177. Here are a few pics from what I got accomplished over the weekend. My skills are no where the caliber of the folks here, but there is a few scratch mods I figure I would try on this plane. I hope to give the wheel wells a better look with some structure in them, I hope to have the flaps down, and of course modifying the canopy and cockpit.

Here is the kit as compared to my first build of the Galloping Ghost in 1/32
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The engine nearly done
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Some of the modded cockpit
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My attempt at the instrument panel....not real great, but gets the point across
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Next is getting the fuselage halves together, and remove the dog house, and more work on the wheel wells and flaps....

Fuselage halves are together, started smoothing the fuselage, removed the scoop, started work on the turtle deck, and lower half of the wings are in place.....

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more canopy work done today...:D

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#2 Lee White

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 07:06 AM

Is that the one that crashed into the crowd last year at Reno?

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 03:26 PM

WOW !!!Another Mustang..Can't get enough of them...

Good work so far... :thumbsup:

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#4 xmh53wrench

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 06:50 PM

Is that the one that crashed into the crowd last year at Reno?

Yes it is. Absolute tragedy to Reno Air Racing on so many levels. I really liked this racer, its sleekness, and its simple and nostalgic look.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 02:20 AM

More accomplished today, wow those wingtips were a ton of work, and more done in the wheel wells. Also have been getting the flaps and ailerons ready to install.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 02:37 AM

Nice! And a great tribute......Harv :popcorn: :goodjob:

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#7 MARU5137

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 03:47 PM

...Looking good as it goes forth... :speak_cool:

Nice work on the wing and wheel wells.... :clap2:

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 03:06 AM

Ready for primer...

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Primed...

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 02:37 AM

Well a bit done the past few days. Reshaped the turtle deck, as I was not happy with it, and finished with the paint prep. More sanding and masked it all up to apply the silver metallic and a coat of clear.

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Next up is the Matterhorn White on the flight surfaces.

#10 MARU5137

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 06:38 PM

:speak_cool:
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#11 flyboy9994

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 11:03 PM

I sure love the racer Mustangs. Got a 1/24 Trumpeter that I would like to make into a "Miss America". I built one when I was I kiddo and still think about that model at almost 50 years old.

Great build and looking forward to more! Keep up the good work.
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#12 MARU5137

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 12:10 PM

I forgot to say :hi:


Your work is very neat and I am enjoying this build.

Please post more Pics soon..Keep up the good work.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:50 AM

Finally got some decent weather to paint in. So painted the wings, next up is installing the engine, a bit more painting, and decals...

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:24 AM

Bit more done tonight...

Engine is ready to go in...
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Started the decals on the fuselage...
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Shortend up the landing gear, and applied the decals to the doors...
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:12 AM

Finally got the engine in....boy fit on this guy leaves alot to be desired, but pretty happy with the end result. I wish I knew more about P-51s and Merlins, wouldve loved to have detailed the engine compartment a bit more than I did, since this will be displayed with the engine cowlings off. But my "tennis balls" didnt turn out half bad....lol

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