P-51D 'Nooky-Booky IV'
Posted 31 December 2009 - 08:09 AM
Posted 31 December 2009 - 04:12 PM
I found this shot of a real thing, which is in fact very interesting to show some curves and radius from the front cowlings, for both reasons: it can be seen through an apropriate angle.
and in combination with the lines drawn by the checkered dressing, that's become easier to evaluate the radius.
It is like we can see at the different bulkheads.
It comes from a french aviation magazine, the plane is the warbird "Twilight Tear"
Hope this help.
Posted 31 December 2009 - 06:48 PM
Broad over-view of the sanded wing undersides-pilot-and lumpy cowling ready for shaping;
Posted 31 December 2009 - 06:56 PM
And the pilot plunked in place to see how he lines up. Radio detail is basic on this kit, but I'll be going over this area to add detail.
Posted 31 December 2009 - 07:05 PM
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Posted 01 January 2010 - 07:58 AM
Great and fast progress with that bird! like the way it turrrrrrns!
Thanks for sharing & Happy New Year to All!
Posted 01 January 2010 - 04:28 PM
Well Raphael, my first attempt at this cowling mod didn't go 100% the way I'd planned. Close, but no cigar. I got the radius on the sides a bit too sharp, and it needs to be a bit more subtle. What a disconcertingly difficult shape to get right. Still chiseling away at it, and haven't given up yet. Thought ya'll would like to see some pics of the failures,....as well as any triumphs, so here goes;
The cowl in dark grey primer is the one I've been diddling with, the other is standard kit provided.
Posted 01 January 2010 - 04:33 PM
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Posted 01 January 2010 - 04:42 PM
Speaking of bad influences, guess what I got at the lhs? The Hobbycraft Operation Torch P-51 that I am going to turn into an Air Commando A model. That's all YOUR fault!!! I just need to come up with some wing pylons...
Bad bad Russ!
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