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Adrian A.

Count me in - P51B Mustang - Red Tail: FINISHED

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Count me in guy's.

I'll be doing a 1993 repop of the 1969 Revell P51B Mustang.

I'll finishing it in a NMF Tuskegee Red Tail scheme of Lee Archers 'Ina the Macon Belle'.

I've been wanting to do that bird for quite a while, guess this is as good a time as any.

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I've already done a little work on th plane, just had to pull it from the pile & dust it off.

Here's a pic of the completed firewall.

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I've also did a little work on the fuselige, painting & drill work.

I've opened up the cheek vents & backed them with brass screen - I'll add some phot0-etched vents over the gaping hole.

I've also drilled out the fastener holes in the framework but you can't see it in the photo's -partly camera, partly camera skills.

 

Adrian A.

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I had intended to use the Engine & Things Merlin in this bird but it's againts the rules so I'll just go with the kit engine - I've already finished it except for a little wiring.

 

Adrian A.

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Looks good Adrian - I'm starting my P-51B tomorrow, gonna do mine up as Leakin' Lizz, YF*E 358th FS, 4th FG.

 

Couldn't nail down any other markings so I'll run with these!

 

Jeff

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Last pic of the night is of my laminated wood floor - which I'm not going to use - it goes with the Eduard cockpit I'm working on (I'll use it & the E & T Merling on my 'Ding Hao' build)

Hope you guy's like the work so far - I'll get back to building tomorrow.

 

Adrian A.

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Thanks Jeff.

It'll be nice having another P51B Mustang build to look at.

I've got a set of Beeson's 'QP*M' if you'd like them - just let me know if you want them & I'll send them to you.

 

 

Adrian A.

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Hi Guy's,

I did a little work on 'Ina' tonight.

Pic # 1 shows the installed firewall. I'm hopeing to install the engine in the next few days to run the wiring/plumbing - just to get them out of the way.

 

Adrian A.

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Pic # 2 is the start of the kits cockpit parts - kinda rough but I'll touch them up a bit after I get the sidewalls in the fuse, a little more paint, placards & try my hand at a wash.

 

Adrian A.

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Pic # 3 is of the Left wing cutout for the gunbay.

I'm a little concerned with this puppy - scratch building really ain't my strong suit.

But I'll give it a try - I can always use a wing out of one of my other kits if I pooch it.

One question on this - what is the best way to thin the wing around the gunbay opening? I've got a dremel but....the results might not be too pretty!!

Thanks for looking!

 

Adrian A.

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Pic # 4 shows the wing with my first try at the gunbay.

It's a little rough, but I'll see what it looks like after I mount the Verlinden MG's & Aber ammo belts.

 

Adrian A.

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Pic # 5 is of the gunbay itself.

It looks a little awkward, I'll probably try another go at it.

I think I may have gotten the dividers placement wrong.

 

Adrian A.

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Pic # 6 is of my 'new' homemade photobooth.

It's not real pretty but I'm already getting a few better pics with it.

Thanks for looking!

 

Adrian A.

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