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Revell 1/32 P-51D Glamorous Glenn II

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Hello again. 

 

Due to work I've been able to work on anything too seriously since Christmas.  To get back in the saddle I decided to take a stab at Chuck Yeager's "Glamorous Glenn II".  

 

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I love these cheap Revell kits, and I'm pretty elated they they've finally at least started labeling their sprues so finding parts is less of a wild goose chace.

 

Planning on keeping this build very simple so I don't lose interest.  I'm hoping blogging this will help me keep on task too.  Besides the wheels, exhaust and masks I will probably add some sort of aftermarket belt.

 

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At this point I have about maybe 90 minutes into it.  A little flash here and there but otherwise drama free.  I'll try to work on my photography skill for future posts.

 

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Thanks for looking.

 

Jeff

 

 

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Hello again.

 

My usual slow progress continues.  Pretty much out of the box so far with a few airscale decals to busy up the kit decals and a little bit of wire added to the radio.  A couple small bits are still missing till after I get down my flat coat.

 

My plan is to let the gloss dry further overnight, then add some washes.  

 

So far great kit, but my only complaint is the instrument panel decals.  Mine did not line up correctly and I'm not loving how it turned out.  Since I've seen other builds online that turned out perfectly I'm going to assume it was an operator error on my part.  However if I had to do it again I'd probably cut out the individual dials like I usually do.

 

 

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Thanks for looking.

 

Jeff

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Scrounged together a little time and managed to get a wash down, add the HGW belt and seal things up with alclad Matte.  The pictures showed me a few things to correct, but should be able to move on with further construction pretty soon.  So far enjoying the kit, but if I built another or if Revell released a P51B or C I would probably spring for an aftermarket instrument panel.

 

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Thanks for looking.

 

Jeff

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A very minor work update.  Painted a number of sub-assemblies before I head out of town for a couple days.  Hoping this weekend I'll be able to seal up the fuselage.

 

 

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Thanks for looking.

 

Jeff

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Hello again.  My "Hopefully this weekend I'll get more bench time" always seems to turn into 3 weeks.  

 

As a bit of a snap decision I decided to break out my riveter.  I've been wanting to try riveting an aircraft for a while and thought the Revell P-51 was a good test bed since it was inexpensive and the puttied wings would make it an easier project.  It wasn't as hard as I expected it to be, but my work isn't to the level of a lot of builds I've seen on here.  I'll cut myself some slack for a beginners effort though.  Another rookie mistake was not running some thin wash over the rivets before taking these pictures so those of us not from krypton could see them.

 

Next up some seem filling on the wings and some serious work on the radiator inlet.  

 

Thanks for looking.

 

Jeff

 

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