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YouTube Video: Tamiya 1/32 P-51D

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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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Jozef

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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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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?

 

Scott

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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? :)

 

J

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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

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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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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.

 

J

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