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Starfighter Jock

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  • Birthday 03/29/1962

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  1. The pinnacle of craftsmanship. Well done John. Kirk
  2. I have the Revell M262A-1 on the bench currently, having worked on the Trumpeter kit several years ago, I op for the newer Revell kit. Does have it's fit and shape issues, but not as difficult to correct as the Trumpeter kit, particularly the Trumpeter mad riveter did not descend on it with obscene sunken rivets all over it. My opinion anyway.
  3. Some eye candy helps with the wait........
  4. Really nice build! Did you paint the nose checkers or use the decal as provided with the EagleCals sheet? Kirk
  5. I most certainly agree, the time I allow myself at the workbench is limited so I prefer to spend that time working on a subject that I am interested in having in my display case along with a kit that meets my standards. I am thankful that we do live in this golden age of abundance in model kit subjects along with the technology that allows such superior kits to be designed and manufactured. Just makes the hobby that much more interesting and appealing, but I would need that P-51B to call it perfect. LOL.
  6. If I was truly desperate to build a P-51B, I would convince myself to have a go at the Trumpeter kit. But after suffering through a couple of their offerings, I personally have sworn off any more of their kits, the frustration is just not worth it for me, it's a hobby after all. So now here comes some opinion, the new generation of Tamiya 1/32 kits are a pure modelers dream, same for Wingnut WIngs, HK and ZM, although the later two just don't hold the same level of engineering that the Big T and WnW do. At this point in my modeling building life, I am getting old, I have sold off the mass
  7. To have a newly tooled P-51B in 1/32.
  8. EagleCals also has several 1/32 decal sheets that feature different over painted 357th Mustangs too. http://www.eagle-editions.com/aircraft-decals-for-the-modeler/32/p-51-mustangs
  9. There has been much controversy over the years on whether or not these 357th Mustangs were painted with US stocks of OD Green or RAF paint stocks, and if the undersides were painted in neutral grey or left in natural aluminum. For myself, I just use interpretation of what my eye sees for colors anyway, I never try and match specific paint color chips. Here is the link to a build here on the forum that features this Mustang.
  10. Aha, I have a couple of different reference sources referring to blue formation lights being installed in the fuselage of some P-51D and K's, Carson's Nooky Booky IV is one of them but in the photos I have of that A/C from late 1944 into early 1945 I am not seeing them on the fuselage so may have been installed later in 45, if at all.
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