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#1 Neo

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 03:17 AM

Hi Guys
 
 
Couple weeks ago i started this project that came with a really cool back story
 
At last years LSP X-Mas raffle (2016) i won some very cool books , looking back on the thread i notice that maru seamed to relly like them, so i decided to donate them to him no strings attached. To my very big surprise Maru insisted in sending me his raffle win, a 1/32 Special hobby P-39D complete with a Big Ed set, as amazing as this was he also added a squadron walk around and a sort reference on WWII british camo!! its been almost a year and as im writing this im still speacheless! 
 
Ive been wanting to get to this one and i promiessed myselft to get it going before years end, now ive only manage to build one kit this year , a USCG HH-65.
 
This year has been a wild ride, ive changed job twice, for the better btoh time, but that brouth lots of late night and homework catching up with the projects , teams, technology stack and on top of that i did a kitchen facelift to my house on a tiny buget of 2500CAD$(buget was a persola challenge of proving that you dont need to spend 15000$ to have a nice kitchen) but im blabering! Back on topic
 
So for this build i really wanted to build a RAF gray and green scheme so  got the Maketar Mask, and got my first set of brass barrels(profimodeler)
 
Here is my current progress Cockit is almost done and ive been cleaning up flight surfaces. I installed the PE in the wheels wells. 
 
Ive spent some time building the PE flaps set but i realized i had to chop parts of the wings to fit them in and im not sure if im up for that challenge yet!. 
 
I do have one question at the moment, What color are the intakes on these birds(on the leading edge of the wings) ? im leaning on painting them white but im not sure, the only good pics i have and B&W or OD green planes
 
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More to come in 2018! 
 
THANK YOU MARU
 
Cheers
 
Neo

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#2 Dandiego

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 03:24 AM

Looks like a good start. Always wanted to build one of these.

Well maybe someday.

Dan
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Posted 27 December 2017 - 05:04 AM

Neo... thank you for the link ..and you know you are welcome...

I look forward to your amazing build.

Good Luck.

:yahoo: :wub:

Res Non Verba .

La calma è la virtù dei forti !

Potius Mori quam foedari.


#4 Gerhard

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 05:23 AM

That's Maru for you. 


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Posted 22 January 2018 - 01:34 AM

HI Guys 
 
ive been working on this one a little these days but mostly late night witch is making the carpet monster really happy, and progress slow !!
 
here is the progress ive managed so far
 
i built up the wings, and while there was a gap in front of the vents i really applied myself to fix it. now today while dryfitting the cockpit, i desided to dry fit the wings on.. but i just realized that those vents are reversed... oups. so i broke out the Tamiya Extra Thin applied it around the joint and managed to pry them out and reinstall then the correct way! 
 
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Ive also installe the front vents and puttied it in nicely, there was some gaps but im satisfied with the result
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now i have closed the wings and finalyzed that fit on the vent
 
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Ive made some good progress on the cockpit ,and today ive managed to glue the cockpit in, ive lost many many small p.e handles on this one but him still very happy with the results
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here are the doors
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Ive also been experimenting with the barrels, my father in law gave me some left over Perma blue paste used for guns, ive gave these guys 2 coats, but im sceptical if it will work
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More progress soon i hope ! 
 
thank for following 

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