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On 3/18/2022 at 1:35 AM, MikeC said:

 

Have you tried Little Friends?  This shows it as 43-6819 QP*B.  Have a look at http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/4th-fighter-group/  and search on "Beeson" in the  register and gallery: they have a colour photo of his P-51B too, is that the one you found?  (Although most of the photos are of his P-47).

 

Mike,

Yup, that is the same color photo. The decals also have it as 36815 instead of 36819. I guess if they were using the photo of him inspecting the damage to the tail of the aircraft they might make that mistake.

 

Copyright on the box and the instructions is 1993. I guess someone missed something

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Thanks for checking Maru. I haven't quite finished off the Thud yet. I have been collecting some other AM parts that I'm going to try and use (they're not specifically for this kit.) I've had a look at some of the parts, I noticed that the wind screen is going to be a bit of a challenge too.

 

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It seems rather brittle. There was a small flake sort of piece that was hanging on by a hair. Hopefully the small amount of Tamiya glue I used will hold it in place.

 

The Thud is almost done and I've added AM exhausts and wheels to the pile. The exhausts that are molded as part of the engine don't very good, I bought a set for the Trumpeter kit that look like I can adapt.

 

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Hey guys, I've not really done any major re-scribing, as in the whole model. I'm assuming it's easier to do the fuselage before the halves are joined.

 

Also, this thing has cloth texturing on the rudder, I thought P-51s had all metal control surfaces. I guess something else to sand. :hmmm:

 

Thanks.

 

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Yep, it's definitely easier to rescribe the major components before they're joined, but you run the risk of not having the panel lines meet at the joins, so you have to add that as a consideration when choosing your approach. In theory, if you mark everything out with a pencil, and then follow those lines exactly, it shouldn't be a problem. But that's not as easy as it sounds!

 

As for the control surfaces, I'm pretty sure the rudders on P-51s were fabric covered (perhaps not the H), but the texture shouldn't really be visible in 1/32 scale anyway. Happy to be corrected!

 

Kev

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On 4/14/2022 at 5:02 PM, LSP_Kevin said:

Yep, it's definitely easier to rescribe the major components before they're joined, but you run the risk of not having the panel lines meet at the joins,

 

Kev

Even the mold makers couldn't get it the panel lines to meet at the joints. :hmmm::doh::D:D

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Not much of an update. I scribed the panel lines along the raised panel lines on the kit plastic then sanded off the panel lines and rivets. Rivets are put back on the fin.

 

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I'm working on fixing some sink marks and I need to add the PE insert at the nose. Then I'll work on putting all the rivets back. Then I'll have the other fuselage half to do.

 

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