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

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Guest Peterpools

Brother Bear

There is never a rush or a time frame on such precision work. I can only imagine the stress at times in creating all the components and keeping the pressure on, insuring every part will fit as envisioned. If memory serves me correctly and who actually knows if it does, we started our Mustangs together, way back when. I never envisioned you were taking yours to such a level of detail and intricacy; for sure, as time passes, she will become the jewel in your display case.

When 'stang is done, she will be done .. just enjoy the journey ... and we we all be here waiting patiently, learning and enjoying the process. :rolleyes:

Keep "em coming

Peter

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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

What!!!??? you started one? where??

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'This will will be so cool when that engine is in place...al that eyebling to enjoy...'

I hope so, Mal.

 

'Also im wery curios tp see your magic touch in cockpit and wheel house.....'

You and me both!

 

'. . . incredible build'

Thank you, Zak.

 

'Truly Amazing work!!'

Thank you, Teresa.  I'm delighted you took the time to stop by for a look-see and to comment.

 

'. . . pretty wild detailng adventure. My hats off to you sir!'

Thank you, Mike.

 

No stress or pressure this go-round, Peter.  Last go-round I wasn't really 'into' it.  Earlier I even mentioned I was short-changing the build.  This go-round is different

 

I never envisioned this either.  I don't know what I'm going to do with a model before hand.   I just sit down with my references and see what I can see.  The more I see the more I see if I can do it.  It's all an experiment.

 

If I don't crash and burn before I finish, because there are no guarantees, this will be a nice piece next to my Hartmann Bf109G-14.

 

Thank you, Brother.

 

Thank you, Geoff.

'Tell me...can you actually see all those tiny things?'

If you look they will be there.

 

No more for the time being, Tim.  My wife has me renovating our kitchen.  Filling, sanding, and painting the cabinetry.  New hardware.  Filling, sanding, painting the walls.  Filling, sanding, painting the trim.  Repairing (leak), filling, sanding, painting the ceiling.  Finding and repairing the leak.  I see the kitchen lasting until June at least.  You know the saying: A happy wife, a happy life.

 

I think I might be able to grab some time after I finish the cabinetry.  But so far much of that time looks to be devoted to cleaning up the yard in preparation for the Spring Season.

 

Before I started to devote most of my non-working hours to the kitchen I had done some stuff.  Using HVARs from the Trumpeter F-4U-4, I think it is, I removed the fins, made new ones from .005 sheet, and did some other minor work in that area.  I also made all 12 rails the rockets set on.  All differently, I might add.  Some things never work out no matter how much you try.

 

I got some after-market Zero Length Rockets for half price so I think I may go with that.  I'll see.

 

Thank you one and all.

Sincerely,

Mark

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No more for the time being, Tim.  My wife has me renovating our kitchen.  Filling, sanding, and painting the cabinetry.  New hardware.  Filling, sanding, painting the walls.  Filling, sanding, painting the trim.  Repairing (leak), filling, sanding, painting the ceiling.  Finding and repairing the leak.  I see the kitchen lasting until June at least.  You know the saying: A happy wife, a happy life.

 

I think I might be able to grab some time after I finish the cabinetry.  But so far much of that time looks to be devoted to cleaning up the yard in preparation for the Spring Season.

 

 

I feel your pain, I built a desk and new cabinetry in the kitchen earlier this year for my wife, and there are quite a few things waiting as soon as my foot heals up (plantar fasciitis). Last night my wife was talking with me while I did some work on the non-LSP commission build I've been spending a lot of time on lately, and I remarked that I'd be glad to get it done so I could go back to working on my own models again. She made some remark to the effect that I was already spending way too much time in my modeling cave, and that I am expected to get on with some other stuff when the commission work is over.

 

I guess I'd better milk that sore foot a little longer.... :)

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Learned a hard lesson since my last post.  Just because you can do it, doesn't mean you should do it.  What an effort this was.

 

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While repairing the governor connection, the junction just above the pencil marks, I accidentally melted the structure.  Poor repair.  Oh well.

 

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Replaced all electrical wiring with mono-filament.  Tied in the Magneto mono-filament line.  Red is Oil Instrument line.  Blue is Oil Separator Instrument line.

 

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Still need to finish the Firewall and Oil Tank.  Mono-filament lines to the left.  Got the links to fit.  Lost one in the process.  Will repair that one.

Copper, blue insulation, & white rod is a newly made, simplified, and referenced Combat Fuel Pressure System Check Valve to Tee.  The rod is not glued.

 

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Rebuilt the coolant connection at the nose.  As good as it's going to get.  Still needs a band and fastener.  Sure wish I could cut that heat shrink tube straight.

I'll try again later.

 

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Looking into the hole.  Lost a link. Dang!

 

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Re-worked the connections in the wheel wells.  I like this layout more than the previous rendition.  Not very accurate, though.

 

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Other side.

 

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Did some work on the lower Firewall.  Still more to do here.  I may have to fake it.  I'll see.

 

Thanks for looking in.

Sincerely,

Mark

 

 

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Thanks, Mal.  I am now ready to move it out of the construction hanger and into the painting chamber.  Any further detailing will have to come later.

 

Thanks for stopping by.

Sincerely,

Mark

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Guest Peterpools

Brother Bear

I'm speechless and in awe ... just brilliant work and the "Gold Standard" without question.

Keep 'em coming

Peter

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