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#1 1to1scale

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 03:07 AM

This was supposed to be a quick build, a slap together and paint Mustang MK.1 RAF 309 Polish Sqd, 1943. However, I didn’t realize how much filling I would have to do to make it all fit. The next one I build I will use plastic card to fill some of the gaps rather than putty. Anyhow, it’s finished.

My build thread: http://forum.largesc...showtopic=72899

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 03:11 AM

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 03:55 AM

Finished nicely  :speak_cool:


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 04:14 AM

Thank you, this was the first time I used oils, I still have some learning to do on that. There were a lot of things that will get fixed on my next Hobbycraft build, like thinning the trailing edges.

Edited by 1to1scale, 19 February 2018 - 04:18 AM.

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 09:04 AM

Fantastic job!


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 10:28 AM

very nice assembly of a very rare kit in France


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 02:16 PM

Looking like a true allison mustang, you did a good job.

 

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 02:20 PM

Like that - a lot!

 

Very difficult kit to track down here in the UK - looks good built to this standard.  :thumbsup:

 

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 02:32 PM

You have a true beauty there!

 

I especially like the work you did on the exhaust horns! :goodjob:

Thank you for showing us.


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 08:47 PM

Wow that looks really great. I had no idea Hobbycraft even had a large Mustang.

 

Awesome job! :)

 

Is Hobbycraft still around these days?


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 08:59 PM

Wow that looks really great. I had no idea Hobbycraft even had a large Mustang.

 

Awesome job! :)

 

Is Hobbycraft still around these days?

 

They exist, but they don't do scale models anymore, which is a shame, because for the money, you could not beat them!

 

I have a few of their kits in my "stash", and except for the 1/24th Spitfire Vb "Pinup Art", I cannot see letting go of them.


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 09:01 PM

Oh wow that's interesting. Thanks for the info'.

 

I have a 1/48 MiG 17 of theirs. Nice to see one of their kits built up.

 

Thanks for the info'. :)


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Posted 20 February 2018 - 01:03 AM

Another winner Mark.

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 05:15 AM

Wow that looks really great. I had no idea Hobbycraft even had a large Mustang.
 
Awesome job! :)
 
Is Hobbycraft still around these days?


They are gone, as far as a model company, however, there are still a lot of the P-51A and early P-51 around,the most common of the 4 models they produced. The A36 are as rare as hens teeth, I have seen a few built, but never one for sale. The P-51 MK.1a photo version occasionally comes up for sale. The kits are a good start, but could use an upgraded resin cockpit, resin wheel and exhaust stacks, and need some thinning on the trailing edges.
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Posted 07 March 2018 - 07:04 PM

Very different scheme and a rare early 'Stang. Thanks.


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