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

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afternoon all :)

 

On 2/28/2020 at 9:12 PM, jenshb said:

Regarding the decals on the bare metal areas - could you not get dry transfers made up, or would that not work on the bare metal for some reason?

 

 

..that is a superb idea - I did look at doing it with my Spitfire and could only find one place in Canada that did small run and it was very expensive. I will look again though and if anyone has any ideas please let me know :)

 

..bit more done this weekend..

 

..the First Aid kit and gunsight pad were made from milliput and lead wire, with brass for the straps (as they are held taught and need to loom like it..)

 

..I am not good at organic things like this..

 

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..painted up and although not great, I think they will have to do..

 

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..then moved on to the side and upper windows - all the catches & latches were prepared and two tiny pins added so I can pin one to the other at the right angle..  it has been a fraught day as I HATE working with transparencies - the knife edge of a terminal ****-up being so easy to do just frays my nerves..

 

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..I had left the protective film on so it was fairly straightforward to prep them and paint them..

 

..also weathered a bit by rubbing wire wool and scuffing them a bit..

 

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..and with the film removed - there is a flaw in the top canopy where it didn't like bending to shape that has only been seen now the covers are off, but it just looks like a small crack so I am going to have to live with it..

 

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..and pinned together..

 

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..a few more bits need adding like hinges and some rubbing pads, but this is pretty much done so a quick dry fit..

 

..the First Aid kit looks ok I guess..

 

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that's it for now..

 

TTFN

Peter

 

 

 

 

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Never seen anything quite like this build.  Each photo is the classic double take, mistaking it for the real thing.  It is your talents that have done this - but I would submit it is the larger scale that allows that extra level of detail to be attained.

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Peter,,

PHENOMENAL  workmanship in the Cockpit and on the instrument panels 

 

EXQUISITE  detailing   and the First Aid kit is masterfully  done.

 

thank you for sharing. 

 

Another SPECTACULAR  model on it's way for a GOLD.

 

:wow:  :wub:         :bow:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I love this.

 

'..and with the film removed - there is a flaw in the top canopy where it didn't like bending to shape that has only been seen now the covers are off, but it just looks like a small crack so I am going to have to live with it..'

 

25 Sheet Pad

Wet media acetate.  Radu uses it for his Bf109K-4 canopy.  I'm using it for the 1/32 Bf109F-4Z Trop I'm working on, found in my signature.  Flexible.  Won't yellow.

 

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If you're interested.

 

Sincerely,

Mark

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On 2/28/2020 at 9:23 PM, Out2gtcha said:

Its pretty obvious this is well on its way to another best of show bud...............

 

I foresee the introduction of a new category there:

 

'Only Pete can Compete'

 

Otherwise, the contest will become awfully lopesided (:P) and the competitors brutally 'demoralised'.

 

I'm off... ;--)

 

Cheers

Joerg

 

 

 

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Absolutely magnificent Peter! I haven't posted for a while but I have been watching the magic continue to unfold. After having seen the real thing in person I can only say that you've captured it perfectly!

 

You're inspiring me to get back into my build!

 

Cheers,

 

Craig

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