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1/18 P51C Mustang "Lopes Hope the 3rd"

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ahoy shipmates :)

 

wow, what a response, thank you all very much - I am humbled...

 

On 2/6/2019 at 10:25 PM, Antonio Argudo said:

lovely detail work as you do Peter, you are going to be entertained  on that wheel bay, so many parts, it will look amazing for sure!  I have seen different color configurations on unrestored  Mustang's wheel bays, most of them have the top cover in bare aluminum showing the Alclad lettering  like the pic you posted, are you replicating that also? 

cheers

 

Thanks Antonio - I think if I had known this before I painted them then yes, likely I would have, but it's too late now - I am just hoping either painted or unpainted is right :)

 

 

On 2/7/2019 at 8:36 PM, Model_Monkey said:

Certainly a bat wing and eye of newt were required for the cauldron to produce this kind of magic.

 

Obviously, Peter was educated at Hogwarts and was involved in getting the Weasley's car to fly.  But which house.....?  A clue: I understand Peter speaks parseltongue.

 

Ah - I am now lost as despite their success, I have never seen a Harry Potter film! I do however have your exquisite 1/18 P51 exhausts which will be fitted at some point so thanks for doing those :)

 

 

On 2/8/2019 at 10:23 AM, Troy Molitor said:

Simply enjoying this wonderful journey with the rest of my LSP mates.   Can’t thank you enough Peter for giving us a front row seat to every zerk fitting or NAS pipe or clamp fitting or fuel tank indicator.   I even love the single bolt installations.   Just brilliant.  It’s all fascinating to see come alive.   

 

Most of all, thank you for sharing your builds with us.

 

Troy.  

 

 

Many thanks Troy, I appreciate that you appreciate my doing a build log - that said, it is no chore for me - I love sharing things I learn and getting feedback on what I am doing right or wrong :)

 

had a bit of time this weekend, so lets press on...

 

..first up some landing gear torque assembly fittings - seen here, it's the green bracket & bellcranks and a torque tube.. these seem to sit the deepest under the fuel selector so had to be done next..

 

WIP616_zpsnrciv0it.jpg

 

..first I made the housings from plastic card...

 

WIP617_zpsquqdlf3d.jpg

 

..then made up all the belcranks and any bits that go in either bay - primed white as I have run out of mr surfacer...

 

..WIP619_zps3f2gxba2.jpg

 

..then all these were painted..

 

WIP618_zpssbwiffi4.jpg

 

..and assembled, including tiny banjo fittings where small rods come off the cranks to various bits...

 

WIP620_zpsg5bmbdcn.jpg

 

..and added to the airframe - the lower roof height in the model is making placing & spacing some of this stuff challenging...

 

WIP623_zpsxxlwymtv.jpg

 

..next this bit - the fuel shut-off valve - it's quite a distinctive and complicated little assembly...

 

WIP621_zpse6pej75u.jpg

 

..no build pics for this bit, but here it is completed...

 

WIP622_zpsiomwxdxf.jpg

 

..also added the hydraulic accumulator....

 

WIP629_zpsjivcganw.jpg

 

and then spent many hours plumbing the fuel selector valve - there is still one pipe to go between it and the fuel shut off valve, but there are some gubbins I need to add before doing that...

 

WIP624_zpsdih8wpgm.jpg

 

WIP626_zpsl3gtyj7j.jpg

 

WIP625_zpsnjd7fcv1.jpg

 

WIP627_zps4uqsrime.jpg

 

WIP628_zpsphl8qow4.jpg

 

..still lots of bits to do, but feel like its a bit of progress to get that done..

 

TTFN

 

Peter

 

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Nice work as always Peter. I like the fulehoses with the white writing on it. Did you buy these or are they also homemade? 

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Every time I think you've outdone yourself, you find a brand new level of model building.  I'm going to need to see some identification, since I'm convinced you're not from this planet.

 

 

 

 

 

Matt 

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This is witchcraft and wizardry combined! Incredible. 

 

The amazing thing is, when you show pictures of both the full sized aircraft and your model in the same post, you’re hard-pushed to tell which is which. It’s just amazing!

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On 2/10/2019 at 2:49 PM, airscale said:

ahoy shipmates :)

 

wow, what a response, thank you all very much - I am humbled...

 

 

Thanks Antonio - I think if I had known this before I painted them then yes, likely I would have, but it's too late now - I am just hoping either painted or unpainted is right :)

 

 

 

Ah - I am now lost as despite their success, I have never seen a Harry Potter film! I do however have your exquisite 1/18 P51 exhausts which will be fitted at some point so thanks for doing those :)

 

 

 

 

Many thanks Troy, I appreciate that you appreciate my doing a build log - that said, it is no chore for me - I love sharing things I learn and getting feedback on what I am doing right or wrong :)

 

had a bit of time this weekend, so lets press on...

 

..first up some landing gear torque assembly fittings - seen here, it's the green bracket & bellcranks and a torque tube.. these seem to sit the deepest under the fuel selector so had to be done next..

 

WIP616_zpsnrciv0it.jpg

 

..first I made the housings from plastic card...

 

WIP617_zpsquqdlf3d.jpg

 

..then made up all the belcranks and any bits that go in either bay - primed white as I have run out of mr surfacer...

 

..WIP619_zps3f2gxba2.jpg

 

..then all these were painted..

 

WIP618_zpssbwiffi4.jpg

 

..and assembled, including tiny banjo fittings where small rods come off the cranks to various bits...

 

WIP620_zpsg5bmbdcn.jpg

 

..and added to the airframe - the lower roof height in the model is making placing & spacing some of this stuff challenging...

 

WIP623_zpsxxlwymtv.jpg

 

..next this bit - the fuel shut-off valve - it's quite a distinctive and complicated little assembly...

 

WIP621_zpse6pej75u.jpg

 

..no build pics for this bit, but here it is completed...

 

WIP622_zpsiomwxdxf.jpg

 

..also added the hydraulic accumulator....

 

WIP629_zpsjivcganw.jpg

 

and then spent many hours plumbing the fuel selector valve - there is still one pipe to go between it and the fuel shut off valve, but there are some gubbins I need to add before doing that...

 

WIP624_zpsdih8wpgm.jpg

 

WIP626_zpsl3gtyj7j.jpg

 

WIP625_zpsnjd7fcv1.jpg

 

WIP627_zps4uqsrime.jpg

 

WIP628_zpsphl8qow4.jpg

 

..still lots of bits to do, but feel like its a bit of progress to get that done..

 

TTFN

 

Peter

 

 

I can’t believe your work!

I feel like I want to quit the hobby.

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