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

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That's just an insane amount of gorgeous detailing Mark. Or possibly a gorgeous amount of insane detailing. I can't work it out - my mind has gone numb trying to comprehend it all! Amazing.

 

Kev

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Thank you, Mal.

 

Jerry, Zanex (Xanax) that's funny.  But no anxiety involved in this.  Methylphenidate would be handy tho!

 

Thank you, Kevin.  The detail is pretty wild.

 

Linkage was bruised during the back and forth fitting process but nothing that can't be fixed.  Last engine images until final assembly, I promise!

 

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Was able to tie-in the Breather Tube to kit supplied Breather Tube AND have it fit into the fuselage.  Lucky me.  Also Magneto electrical line, just in front of Breather Tube, and tie-in to Manifold Pressure Line and Fuel Pressure Line red insulation strip that crosses the Magneto e-line.

 

Trouble with something.  The 'Reply' page is taking a looooooong time to load/reload.  Maybe because of all of the images.  So I'll see if I can post the images (only 3) one Post at a time.

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Red insulation as neoprene connection for Manifold Pressure Line and Fuel Pressure Line tie-in to Primer something-or-other .  The blue insulation on ignition lines are free-floating, so every so often they misplace themselves.

 

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Lastly, just showing the Oil Pressure Instrument Line tie-in.  Lost the last one when I swapped the wiring.  Needs to be longer, I see.

 

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Mark

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Guest Peterpools

Brother Bear

How sweet she is. The detail and engineering is mind boggling ... just tremendous workmanship

Keep 'em coming

Peter

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Thank you, Gentlemen for all of your GREAT! words.

 

The engine compartment took a real beating this go-round.  I'm just glad I know where everything goes and! how to make it.  'Cause I'll need to make a lot of it again to re-finish the engine compartment.  But no worries on that.

 

Oil and coolant lines.

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Test-fitting a coolant line.  This coolant line has a tab that attaches to a base molded into the side wall.  It is also attached to the pump which is in turn attached to the engine bottom.  I left it as is for now until I sort out the engine connection.  With the engine in place and it on the engine there wasn't a lot of room in which to work.  The coolant line from just behind the pump broke off so I have to sort that out too.  Black marker notation is so I know this side tie-ins are CCC: Coolant Coolant Coolant.

 

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Coolant line with heat shrink tube ties in to firewall.  Curved line is an oil line.  It needs to bend upward into the bottom of the Oil Tank.  I'm waiting until many things are completed before I remove the engine mount tab and tie it in.  Notation is COO: Coolant, on the outside, 2 Oil lines.  Working on this upside down with the drawings right-side-up necessitated the notations.  Otherwise I WOULD do it backwards.

 

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Right side up.  Coolant Oil Oil.  All lines pin-mount into wheel well lines.  The heat shrink tube on the exposed pin mount line is a slip cover.

 

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Inner drilled hole is for the Supercharger Intercooler connection.  I need to make that as Tamiya didn't supply the part or detail of it.  Maybe I can use something from the Spitfire extras.  I'll see.  Next drilled hole is from the Intercooler Pump.  That would be the red insulation line found on the left side of engine.  Coolant line with slip cover.  I needed to modify this piece of HST to fit over the tab.  I need the tab for now to support the part, but once the pump is glued to the engine I'm hoping I can modify the location to remove the tab and mount.

 

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Mark

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Guest Peterpools

Brother Man

Incredible! Completely amazed and totally blown away. :clap2:

Keep 'em comiong

Peter

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Thank you, Peter.

 

Thank you, Jerry.  There IS some really good stuff going on in the forum.  Top notch artists, everybody.

 

Thank you, Gee.

 

Thank you, Maru.  Not quite flawless.  But I'm working on it!

 

Thank you, Anthony.  I feel as tho you had been away for awhile.  If so, it is good to see you back.  If not, I wonder where I've been?

 

Wolf and Peter of Airscale gave me a really bad idea:

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Albion Alloys telescoping tube with flared .010 rod.  Curse you Red Baron!!

 

Sincerely,

Mark

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Brother Bear

Are you sure you are from Planet Earth? Just incredible and the work is out of this world!

Keep 'em coming

Peter

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