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

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Stunning work. Having just squeezed every last possible ounce of detail into a 1/72 Spitfire cockpit I can only imagine how this must be that much more nervewrecking to get everything right.

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Mark

 

Late to the party, but Ive just gone through your entire thread. This is masterful execution and attention to detail. Wonderfully done....

 

Best

 

Geoff

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Thank you, Jamme.

 

Thank you, Marcus.

 

Thank you, Brother Bear.

 

Thank you, Loic.

 

There are indeed a number of powerful builds going on now.  It's hard for me to keep track of them all even when 'Following' them.  Thank you, Richard.  Your builds look pretty danged good!  I especially like that soldered aluminium piping at the Oil Reservoir on your Mustang.

 

Thank you, Craig.  Yes, I squeezed them really, really hard in a pair of pliers.  These are the smallest Silver -Nickel rods by Albion Alloy.  I believe they are .003 diameter.  They are harder than aluminum (the softest) or brass (medium hardness).

 

Good grief is right, Harv.  I'm even saying that to myself, Charlie Brown!

 

Thank you, Mal.  But I don't know for which one, madman or genius!

 

Right ON!, Jerry!

 

Thank you, Wolf.  Would it be wrong of me to say I'm not going to paint it?  Just kidding.  I do one thing at a time.  When I finish scratch-building I'll hopefully solve the painting problems.  I will lose track of what I need to do in this phase if I start to think out of it.

 

Aside from tidying things up I'm finished with the engine.  I don't know if it's complete.  I just know I'm finished with it.  It will be good to move over to the Oil Reservoir area and Firewall.

 

Got 'em and got 'em in.  That lifting ring just barely.  1.5mm inside diameter .015 solder.  Whoo Boy!  Thank you, Wolf.

 

'I suddenly realized that this place needs a better security'

Hide you wallet, here comes Wolf!

 

Thank you, 322SqnNL.  Actually, this phase hasn't been nerve-wracking at all.  Except for the Distribution Lines everything has gone smoothly.  It certainly hasn't felt like 'work'.  I can't imagine working in 1/72nd scale.  It's so small.  I sure would like for you to post your Spit.

 

Thank you for stopping by and commenting, Geoff.  Means a lot.

 

Finishing the linkage rebuild.

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Filtered Air Door and Ram Air Gate link.  Forgot the Hot Air Door Control.  Will get on that.

 

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Other side of the Filtered Air Door and Ram Air Gate link.

 

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Upper: Propeller Governor Control System. 

Lower: Top lower is to Filtered Air Door; Lower lower is to Ram Air Gate link.

 

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Propeller Governor Control System sunny side.  Pencil notations.  The right link is supposed to be toward the bottom and the left toward the top.  I made it this condition so I would not have to find the angle for the left side to fit over/around/thru/whatever! the Intercooler pump.

 

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.015 diameter solder lifting ring with returns squished flat on base with hex nuts on flats.

 

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Solenoid with electrical to Switch Box on Firewall.  Supercharger Intercooler coolant line to lower firewall.  Probably could be a bolt lower, but I'm going with this.

 

Break Time!  But not for long, I hope.

Thank you for following along.

Sincerely,

Mark

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Mark......Seriously...this is madnes..are you on the run from a locked security instution hospital or something and refuse to take your medication......

 

 

GEEEZ this looks fantastic in all this frenezy in detailing...i love it.

 

 

/Mal

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keeps getting awesomer and I don't know if that is actually a word.  Nice to see Geoff is back from where ever the heck he's been. Maybe he can join back in the P-51 fun now that I started on one as well.

J

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Mark, to be honest I gave up on my P-51 build, especially because of the engine section.I had also hard time to decide what to hide and what to leave exposed. At the end I did glue the cowling dead on solid. :(

Your build is simply amazing, it is a source of motivation and inspiration that I need so badly nowadays.

Thank You for that Sir.

Martin

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Thank you, Mal.  If it weren't fun it would never be done.

 

Thank you, Harv.

 

Thank you, Jer.  There can never be too many Mustang builds.  You have to post yours.

 

Thank you, Martin. I must confess.  (Uh Oh)  I too gave up on this build. I used the excuse that the Group Build was over.

 

Part of the reason I was looking to stop is that I already have the Dragon Mustang in my display case (and 2 Bf 109's).  Building this kit would mean I would have another Mustang.  And it just seemed silly to me that of all the aircraft types I want to build I've got models of only 2 aircraft types in my display case.

 

So I dropped the build for awhile to purge myself of the thought, which was holding me back, and moved on from it.

 

So, early on, I too thought about closing the engine compartment as the thought of detailing the engine as I had detailed the other assemblies was weighed down.  Now it's not.  Now, I am unencumbered by the thought process.

 

Thank you for sharing with me that what I'm doing is a source.   That you think that what I do can be of some help is very meaningful to me.

 

Thank you, Martin.  From me, and from all of us.

 

Sincerely,

Mark

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I'll see about posting a few in my 1:32 Revell Mk22/24 topic. It's a Mk.XIVc that will be getting a sweet D-Day striped 322 (Dutch) squadron livery. Won't be doing too much weathering as 322 got their XIV's brand new from the factory right before the event took place.

 

dodgem37, on 16 Feb 2015 - 11:55 PM, said:

Thank you, 322SqnNL.  Actually, this phase hasn't been nerve-wracking at all.  Except for the Distribution Lines everything has gone smoothly.  It certainly hasn't felt like 'work'.  I can't imagine working in 1/72nd scale.  It's so small.  I sure would like for you to post your Spit.


Break Time!  But not for long, I hope.

Thank you for following along.

Sincerely,

Mark

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Mark,

 

You need to stop right now, because:

 

1)  You won't see half of this detail once the engine is parked in the front of the model.  Seriously, you won't see almost everything on the bottom and very little of the front.

 

2)  Good luck painting around all that detail.

 

3)  You are making us all feel very inadequate with your scratch building skills.  Please stop it while we still have some dignity.    ;)

 

 

Chuck

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Mark,

 

You need to stop right now, because:

 

1)  You won't see half of this detail once the engine is parked in the front of the model.  Seriously, you won't see almost everything on the bottom and very little of the front.

 

2)  Good luck painting around all that detail.

 

3)  You are making us all feel very inadequate with your scratch building skills.  Please stop it while we still have some dignity.    ;)

 

 

Chuck

 

I'm already out of dignity....can you order that from Hobbylink?

Edited by BiggTim

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