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Tamiya P-51D, Sinai, 1956, Finished, 2.1.18

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Be wary of the decals. Every Sky's decal sheet I have used, the decals are all overscale and too large for most of the subjects. Paint masks is definitely the way to go.

 

On my IAF Spitfires and E-2 Hawkeye I ended up throwing the Sky's decals out.

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Engine is done.

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Replaced the ignition lines.  3 Intercooler lines; one red, one solder, one blue.  Magneto linkage.  Carburetor linkage. 

 

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Replaced distributor rod and ignition lines.

 

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Replaced ignition lines.  Magneto linkage.  Carburetor linkage.

 

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Close-up 1.

 

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Close-up 2.

 

Thanks looking in.

Sincerely,

Mark

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Guest Peterpools

Brother Bear

A truly Magnificent Merlin - the detailing is just so beautifully done. I remember when you first started your P-51 when I was beginning my first Mustang: Big Beautiful Doll. I can't tell you how glad I am that your Mustang is back on the bench and receiving your special treatment.

Keep 'em coming

Peter

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Thank you very much, Brother Bear.  It's good to be tinkering on this again.  It's been a lot of fun this go-around.  First time around it felt like work.  This time I've caught the wave.

 

Sincerely,

Mark

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Guest Peterpools

Brother Bear

Perfect!

Peter

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Mark.  Absolutely stunning work on that engine!  I don't know how you do such fine and precise clean work. 

 

Since you are a master of details and this item could be an easy add-on without disrupting what you've done already, you might want to add the "CUNO Oil Filter" which is item "G" in the pic below.

 

 

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Having said that, once this beast is parked in the engine bay you won't be able to see much of the details anyway, so no biggy if you leave it off.  I put one on my P-51D build and it did not get in the way of anything, just in case that might be a concern.

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