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Tamiya 1/32 P-51 Mustang


SinuheH
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Hi gents,

 

this is my 1st work in progress.

 

The idea is to build Tamiya's 1/32 P-51 as a F-51 used by 2 Sqn SAAF in Korea.

 

Obligatory starting items.

 

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This will will be OOB apart from the need to use aftermarket parts for the weapons (HVARs and Napalm).

 

I've obtained rocket stubs from Rowan - still need to settle for a source for the rockets and bombs.

 

Cheers, Sinuhe

 

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A further update - have sprayed the codes and upper cowling colour - thanks PvS for showing me that in this instance it was black and not olive drab.

Prop is wrong type - should be non-cuffed - will wait for a replacement.

Now, to add the decals.

 

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Kit is great - but next time I will leave off the finicky aileron joints etc - they always droop down.

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Guest Peterpools

Wonderful progress on your 'Stang ... the NMF is looking fantastic. when I built BBD, I added a bit of CCA to the interior of the aileron and elevator hinge assembly before gluing the upper and lower parts together. This seemed to add a bit of friction to the assemblies and helped keep them from moving. All in all, I'm not a big fan of movable control surfaces and would prefer to be able to glue the control surfaces in place after positioning them. Just a bit toy like and most likely, the control surfaces will need to be glue into place anyway. Just defeats all the hard work.

Keep 'em coming

:popcorn: :popcorn:

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AIMS decals added - superb quality - highly recommended - and very accurate

 

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Now to add the final bits and bobs - still waiting for ordnance - HVARs and bombs - will use the drop tanks in lieu of napalm ones for the interim.

 

Thanks for dropping by - its been a fun build - and a model I've been wanting to do for yonks

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