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  1. Hi all, this is my P-51/D "Mustang" I always wanted to add this bird to my collection. I was looking for an unusually "stang" and found this "blue nose". Parts used for this model: Hasegawa P-51D True Details Cockpit Aires Wheel Bay Ultracast Porpeller Ultracast exhaust stacks Ultracast landing flaps If you want to see the built steps, please visit "Work in Progress" After all I have to say, the Hasegawa Kit is still a great kit but needs some help with the details Thanks for watching! Pete https://abload.de/img/20171111_174822z3ret.jpg
  2. P-51D Mirrors, Gunsights, and Bazookas 1:48 Eduard Brassin - For Airfix Kit Eduard offer us three new resin sets to upgrade the Rear view mirrors, gunsight, and Bazooka rocket launchers. Rear View Mirrors (648359) This set gives replacement resin mirrors for the canopy frame of the round type. Three are supplied and either one or two can be fitted. The modeller with need to check their references however as there seems to be no pattern to the fitting of these. Gunsight (648361) This is a new gunsight to replace the kit version The main body is in resin with a PE shroud and film for the actual sighting glass. Decals are also supplied for the data plates. Three units are supplied in the pack. Bazooka Rockt Launchers (648337) These are a complete set of replacement launchers for the kit. For the rear of the tubes either empty or loaded ends are available. The racks to attach to the wings are also included as are PE sway braces. Review samples courtesy of
  3. P-51D Fuel tanks 1:48 Eduard Brassin - For Airfix Kit Eduard offer us two new sets of drop tanks for the new Airfix P-51D; 75 Gal Fuel Tanks (648349) The are two whole cast replacement P-51D 75 gal drop tanks. Small PE braces and fuel lines are also supplied, as is a small decal sheet with tank markings, 104 Gal Paper Fuel Tanks (648350) The are two whole cast replacement P-51D 104 gal paper drop tanks. Due to their larger size and more complex surface they are three part. Small PE braces, the larger straps, and fuel lines are also supplied, as is a small decal sheet with tank markings. Nose cones are provided for early and late tanks. Review samples courtesy of
  4. P-51D Exhaust Stacks 1:48 Eduard Brassin - For Airfix Kit Eduard offer us two new sets of exhaust stacks for the new Airfix P-51D. One set with fairings and one set without. Once the pour blocks are cleaned off either set will be a drop in fit; Exhaust Stacks (648336) Exhaust Stacks With Fairing (648344) Review samples courtesy of
  5. P-51D Cockpit Set 1:48 Eduard Brassin - For Airfix Kit Cockpit Set (648346) Arriving in the usual black box is this new brassin set for the new Airfix P-51D. Inside are 22 resin parts, a coloured photo etched fret, a small film sheet, and a small decal sheet.The photo etch parts are for the multi part instrument panel, seatbelts, and the area to the rear of the cockpit under the canopy,as well as a few smaller parts. In resin we get a new cockpit floor with the instrument housing at the front, control column, pilots seat complete with head armour, two fully detailed side consoles, gunsight & coaming, main canopy frame, and the radio area behind the pilot. The decal sheet provides cockpit placards. Review sample courtesy of
  6. P-51D canopy variations - a quick guide

    hi all - for those of you building the new Airfix kit, or any P-51D - I found this guide rather useful in working out which canopy shape is which http://www.gaetanmarie.com/p-51dk-mustang-canopy-variations/ Jonners
  7. P-51D PE update sets & masks 1:48 Eduard - For Airfix Kit The new Airfix kit is a good one. Eduard are now along with a few update sets to detail the kit. Interior Set (49861) This set is for the interior, mainly the cockpit. There is one nickel platted coloured fret and one plain one. The colour fret is dominated buy the mulit part instrument panel. Also included here are side consoles additional cocpit parts and gunsight parts. The brass fret contains parts for the canopy framing, radio area, various access panels, seat parts and the armoured head reat. . If wanted the coloured fret is available as a Zoom set which contains just the coloured fret. Full Set Zoom Set Exterior (48930) This set provides parts for the radiator, inside rear of the radiator bay, insdie the gear wells, the rear wheel bay doors, vents on the engine cowling, parts for the gear legs and main gear doors and new fins (4 sets) for bombs to be carried. Seatbelts (FE854) This set provides a full sets of seatbelts. These are the newer Steel type. Masks (EX560) This set provides all the masks for the glazing and wheels in the yellow tape. Review samples courtesy of
  8. Another "return to the hobby thread". First some manners by presenting myself, since this is my first post in this forum. I'm from Sweden, stopped modelling when I became a teenager - now I am middle-aged (<-first admittance of said fact) and have a 5-year old son to whom I recently bought a model. We built it together and I think I enjoyed it even more than he did. He was hooked though, so I bought him another, one of the new Airfix Mustangs. But this time he didn't let me help him! Not a bit! My fingers were itching, so I bought one more for dad, which will be the subject of this thread The kit is the new P-51D from Airfix (box art below). It depicts a P51D-10-NA with serial number 44-14207, as flown by Lt Eugene James of 352nd FG, 328th FS. Code PE-E, nickname Rose Marie (James's girl?) AND Kelly Kid 2 on the opposite side (apparently some relative of the crew chief). Several images are available here: http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/gallery.php?Group=352 It's completely different hobby now, thanks to the advent of the internet and modern machining. So much information... almost overload. Last time I built a model I had access to exactly two books with colour profiles in the library. Decided to write this log in the hope I could get some feedback and to have a log to get back to - if not for anything else than as a reminder on what not to do I aim for historical accuracy, as I see models as little windows to the past, so any correction or criticism is appreciated. I've started already, assembled cockpit and fuselage. I built Airfix's blue-nosed mustang sometime in the 80s or 90s, but that was something different. The level of detail and fit of the pieces in this upgraded kit is fantastic. Anyhow I added some bits and pieces. Fuselage assembled - no gaps at all. Leaving the propeller until later probably makes for easier build and painting, but I feel something is amiss if it doesn't spin.
  9. So after kick starting my modelling again with a little 1/72 Fw-190 I've decided to tackle one of the 1/48 scale planes in my stash. I'm using Tamiya's well regarded 1/48 scale P-51D kit. I'll be using some third party decals (From Lifelike Decals) to represent the particular aircraft in question (linked below to avoid any copyright issues) http://www.warbirdregistry.org/p51registry/images/p51-4463807-2.jpg So last year I built up a Spitfire Mk1 with a lot of effort put into scratch built detailing and I'm aiming to do the same here. The Tamiya kit is quite simple out of the box surprisingly. I started with the cockpit as per generally accepted practice... There is good detail here but plenty of scope for improvement. Most of the detail is actually molded into the fuselage sides, as such suffers from being quite shallow. Using a pile of reference pictures I found on the net of some hyper detailed flight sim models (they obviously did their research) I set about improving the overall 3D look of the cockpit and adding various missing details and doodads. I felt a bit apprehensive at first carving away the nicely molded (if shallow) detail but soon got into the swing of it. I made decision to stick with the relatively shallow looking sidewall structure though, as trying to fix it would require cutting away all the detail and starting from scratch. The goal anyway wasn't to get absolutely accurate, but at least represent the busy-ness of the real deal. The end product is probably going to be quite anachronistic with regards to the instruments anyway. Here is the right hand side sidewall. Almost all the Tamiya molded detail was cut away and replaced or modified in some way. The switches are all formed from lengths of copper wire glued into drilled holes and cut to length. The oxygen hose is a length of copper wire wrapped tightly with lead wire. There is also a little hand crank to be fitted still but I'll do that after the increasingly daunting task of painting all this up... Left sidewall. Similar story here. The jutting out thing is the flare pistol barrel, which I struggled with for a bit, it's a bit overscale overall but I'm happy with it. There is a flare case I molded from Milliput yet to be fitted. The round knobs on the throttle quadrant were also made from Milliput. Cockpit floor and IP. Oddly enough Tamiya don't provide a IP decal for the instruments. I've had to order in some Airscale 1/48 scale instruments for this, Given how long stuff takes to arrive on our shores I'll probably be held up a bit when I get to this point. And finally the missing bits off the sidewalls, the crank made out of tiny slivers and punched discs of styrene and the Milliput molded flare case. It's my first try with the stuff and an overall average effort but good enough given it's size. Next up will be the seat, rudder pedals and the area behind the cockpit with the radios and battery.
  10. New Airfix 1/48 Mustang

    The much anticipated Airfix 1/48 P-51D has just appeared on our shelves! Packed with great detail, two very eye catching schemes and a 10% discount it won't be around for long! https://www.wonderlandmodels.com/products/airfix-148-north-american-p51-d-mustang/
  11. P-51D sets & masks 1:48 Eduard - For Meng Kit The Meng P-51D despite being a glueless kit is a good one. Eduard are now along with a few update sets to detail the kit. Interior Set (49850) This set is for the interior. There is one nickel platted coloured fret and one plain one. The colour fret is dominated buy the large three part instrument panel. Also on this fret is the gunsight for the dash and other cockpit fittings. The other fret has pilot head armor, the radio boxes, and parts for the area behind the cockpit and inside the canopy. There is also a template for marking the aerial positions on the tail. If wanted the interior set is available as a Zoom set which contains just the coloured fret. Full Set Zoom Set Seatbelts (FE851) This set provides a full sets of seatbelts. These are the newer Steel type. Masks (EX559) This set provides all the masks for the glazing in the yellow tape. Review samples courtesy of
  12. Hi all, over the last few months I've built the Airfix P-51D and the Revell B-17G in 1/72. These are the first models I've made since I was at school and feel like I've learned some new things along the way both through my own experimentation and from what I've seen on here. I've used airbrushed Tamiya and Alclad paints, an Alclad varnish and thinned oil paints as a wash and for exhaust stains. I'm pretty happy with the results though feel like I could have done a better job with the "basics" on both models, i.e. filling, sanding, the cockpits, etc - I completely stuffed up the B-17 transparencies with a last of coat of varnish after I'd unmasked everything (won't do that again)... I really enjoyed doing the interior on the B-17 and added some more detail like cables, a desk lamp, map, fire extinguishers, oxygen tanks, etc. In the end I couldn't bear to shut her up so have used little neodynium magnets to allow the fuselage to split and go back together, you can see one above the bomb bay. Finally, I also have no idea how to take photos either with my phone or my fiance's camera (which I took these with) - it'd be great if someone could point me in the direction of some tips on taking better snaps. Next up is an Airfix 1/72 Spitfire which is where I started with my dad when I was about 6! Thanks for looking!
  13. Hi all , this is Airfix's Mustang, another great little kit from them. I used Eagle Cal's P-51D decal sheet, and chose the Thunderbird option. When I was doing a bit of extra tidying I managed to take half the logo off the nose with masking tape, bringing the build to an abrupt premature end...so these are the pics I took just before that point, warts and all. (if anyone has the Eagle Cal sheet with the unused T-bird logo I'd be happy to buy/swap btw...) C&C always welcome, thanks for looking in. All the best, Dave.
  14. Does anyone know where I can get my hands on a set of Contact-Resine 1/24th scale P-51D Mustang exhaust stubs as their website no longer exists? Many thanks in advance! Steve
  15. RFI virgin signing in .... So here is my 1st model kit in 35+ years, a kit of many 1st's including - using an airbrush, acrylic paints , gloss coating between 'layers', weathering , home made decals. I chose the Airfix P-51D as my re introduction since it is a quite easy kit to build and it is NMF - the Airfix B-17G is my current stash, I thought a some practise with metal colors was needed, following a little research I also decided that I would build these with a theme - WW2 US 8th / 9th Airforce Essex based squadrons ( Theme topic I started beginning of the April ) Kit: Airfix P-51D Mustang Scale: 1/72nd Main Colour Paints: Vallejo Gloss Black Primer , Vallejo Metal Color Aluminium , Dark Aluminum, Dull Aluminum, Tamiya XF-62 Olive Drab, XF-3 Yellow, XF-5 Green. Finish: Vallejo Satin Varnish Build : OOB Changes: Homemade decals Following my theme and as a challenge I chose the 55th Fighter Group who arrived at RAF Wormingford early April 1944 with P-38 Lightnings converting to P-51D Mustangs in July 1944. The Fighting 55th were identifiable by their green-yellow-green spinners and green and yellow checkerboard behind the prop. Since I was going to keep this model OOB ... I was going to hand paint this!! Subject : 343rd Fighter Squadron P-51D 44-14312 CY-N "Sonny Boy" (This plane was re-designated CY - T a few weeks later) Pilot: Lt. Ted E Hoffman Enough waffle time for the truth !!
  16. Hey guys, this is jut a small a update to my build for the last P-51D group build. I did not get it done in time, so I will continue here. This is the initial post: Hasegawa P-51D "Mustang" 1/48 group build Time for modelling is unfortunately limited, sorry for not getting it managed to make some in press pictures. The build is complete and I had to think about the paint theme. I decided to go with a very attractive blue nose, called "Nancy-Lee". Source: www.americanairmuseum.com Once again Life Like Decals provides everything we need. the decals are tricky to use. Once applied, the look is good, but I wouldn´t recommend them. the paint job was done with Revell Aqua Color, Silver and "lufthansa blue". I have used Tamiya tape for masking the nose and I am pretty happy how she came out. I tried to give some panels a different shade of silver with Oil filtering. It is not easy to make some good pictures to show this effect. The wheels provided by Hasegawa look really great, first stage of painting. Please visit my Blog for more builds. Pete´s mancave Thanks for looking Pete
  17. Airfix Mustang IV

    Hello, Just wonder concerning Airfix RAF Mustang IV (A55107)... ...does this kit have the correct propeller? What I knew it´s not correct but just want to be sure... What I am aiming with is to build that Mustang IV that made an hardlanding att Getterön, Sweden 1945... http://www.forcedlandingcollection.se/RAF/RAF105-KH695.html https://books.google.se/books?id=wLjWCgAAQBAJ&pg=PA11&lpg=PA11&dq=Getterön+Mustang&source=bl&ots=WHmbIODNDI&sig=LSvEc8Lxrcsu4-2fDIwQzXPPyE0&hl=sv&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj0oYPT2fjRAhXDApoKHT2mBbsQ6AEIITAB#v=onepage&q=Getterön Mustang&f=false What's still missing concerning this nice kit is the uncuffed props, the landing light (comes with both Italeri and Tamiya kits), the second type of exhausts (those coming with the Tamiya kit fits the Airfix kit as well with not so much work) and photo/camera housing for the Swedish S 26 Mustang. Whit these parts a lot more variants could easilly been made. http://www.flygmuseetf21.se/mustang.htm I really like the way Heller did with their P-51D making it possible to build an early P-51D. Sad that Airfix didn't use this possibility as well. But still it's the best kit. By the way, was the wheelhouse on the Mustang Mk IV's painted or.., ? And if painted, what colour was it painted in? Cheers / André
  18. P-51D Mustang(s)

    Hi everyone, I never mentioned my intention to enter this GB, so I do hope it is OK if I do. These are two P-51D builds that have been stalled for two years and are languishing in their respective boxes. I am planning to try and finish the Tamiya Mustang first. If I don't, then I will resurrect it again for the KUTA X! The WIP thread can be found below. Cheers JR
  19. Hi all, Well, I'm pulling myself away from the P-61 obsession for a moment. Being one of the co-hosts, I oughta declare my intentions. What with all these exciting new 1/48 Mustangs coming out (Meng now, see Hyperscale, and Airfix later) I guess I've got nothing to lose in attempting to slam together an old-fashioned (sic) 1/48 Tamiya P-51D. If I get really unrealistic I might also throw a B in there, but for now... bob p.s. Scheme still under consideration, though Down for Double is a strong possibility.
  20. So here's my main build for this group build. Thankfully a perfectly timed classified in the for sale forum and some brilliantly prompt postage I got my hands on one of tamiya's masterpieces. Here's the box shot. And the extras for this one. To make this one a little more interesting and because tamiya's stock decals are thicker than a thick thing I've gone for a set of superscale decals, my subject for this build will be Pilot Lt. James G. Bartley's P-51D from 1944, otherwise known as 'Little Midget'. Here's a shot of the real thing showing the right hand side which carried the name 'Missy'. source I've never used superscale decals before but from close inspection the quality and clarity looks really good, can't wait to try these out! Here are some shots of the beautiful level of detail in the original plastic, and having built 2 of these already they go together effortlessly so this one is really going to be about the markings and overall finish. Studying images of other P-51s I'm going to endeavor to replicate the finish of a clean but well used metal finish. Not too sure which way to go with it but I'm currently thinking of using aclad II airframe aluminium over a mottled black finish. I love nmfs and enjoy working with alclad so I'm looking forward to experimenting with it. And, there is of course the big chequer board decals to play with too! Cheers Dan
  21. Hello, I'll go with a Tamiya 1/72 P-51D, not sure yet between the 352nd or 357th, but fully OOB. Time permitting I could try to continue with my other P-51D, the airfix kit also in 1/72, as it was suggested by fellow members. Looking forward to see how all this develops being this my first group build, but so far looks really interesting! Pictures coming soon! J
  22. I thought I would start a thread for my intended build for this GB. I will be building an offering from Hasegawa's lovely Pacific Aces twinpack in this case it will be the P-51D Stinger VII of Maj. Robert W. Moore, 45th FS / 15 FG Iwo Jima in which he claimed 6 kills. I do have a pretty basic etch interior set which may or may not get upgraded, I will decide prior to starting which wont be until my Cobra is finished anyways but this another subject thats away from my usual jets so I am looking forward to this alot too! So here's your box/sprue shots and I will see you in a couple of weeks!
  23. Meng is to release a " cement-free assembly" 1/48th North American P-51D Mustang kit - ref. LS-006 As original as a new tool 1/48th Bf.109, Spifire or Fw.190 kit... Be more ambitious: think about a family of 1/48th N.A. F-82 Twin Mustang! Sources: http://www.meng-model.com/new.php?id=664 https://www.facebook.com/195290177250981/photos/a.200850930028239.42784.195290177250981/1093237537456236/?type=3&theater Eduard 1/48th Mustang family in project... http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234974169-148-north-american-p-51-mustang-family-long-term-project-by-eduard/ HobbyBoss easy assembly Mustang: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234922415-p-51d-mustang-iv-hobby-boss-148/ V.P.
  24. Hi Best Mustang kit ever created. Wip thread here: http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=63538&page=1 I used: - Eduard photoetch and masks - HGW seatbelts - Yahu IP (outstanding!) - Kagero Pacific Mustangs decal set - Brassin wheels I added cables in engine, wheel bays and in cockpit. I made "uncle dog" antennas, but these are not entirely correct, maybe someday i will replace it with good ones from Tamiya Pacific P-51 kit.
  25. Kit 1 - 1/72 Hasegawa P-51D Mustang - A12 Kit 2 - 1/72 Airfix P-51D Mustang - A50095 Okay so you're probably wondering why I would "waste" time on these obsolete old tool Mustangs, when there are superb ones available for cheap (Airfix new tool). Well firstly I had them in the stash. Secondly, I wanted to experiment with NMF paint, and with experiment, I mean more than a few brush strokes on a scrap piece of plastic. And for that I needed two of my less valuable kits. So what paints did I use? Kit 1 - Humbrol Metalcote 27002 brushed on Kit 2 - Humbrol Acrylic 11 brushed over a black base The rest of the paint was all Humbrol acrylics. I also varied the fuselage panel colors on kit 2 by adding some drops of black and blue. And what was the results? Well, I won't do either option again in the future. Not that it was a failure, but I get much better results with Tamiya AS-12 spray, and Humbrol Acrylic 11 brushed over grey primer. The Metalcote is a nice color, but has a bit of a graininess in the finish. The Humbrol 11 is a very nice color, but over a black base the color changes slightly, and it was impossible not to leave brush marks. It works way better over grey matt primer. I am satisfied with my experiment's results, and glad I had done it (and didn't waste a new kit on it!). Whilst this isn't my best work by far, these two Mustangs will be welcome on my shelf. Here they are. I used the new tool Airfix kit's decals (of which I had two spare sets) on Kit 1, and the Hasegawa's decals on the Airfix old tool Kit 2 (weird to swop I know). I painted the nose checkers on kit 2 by hand, as well as all stripes on kit 1. You may also notice that I filled the necessary panel lines on kit 2, and sanded of the necessary raised panel lines on kit 1. And my Mustang collection seems to be growing. Cheers Jimmy
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