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#1 kpc7676

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 05:03 AM

Just completed as part of the USAAF GB. Nice kit, but as said in a post of another example yesterday, there are a myriad of inaccuracies that are impossible to rectify, but I will not go into that here for the fact that they have been said plenty of times elsewhere. I used Ultracast wheels, exhausts and seat, and Superscale decals for Thunderbird, flown by Ted Lines.

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Now, back to the Starfighter and maybe a Hellcat to match.

#2 Matcham11

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 06:40 AM

Wow, very clean and tasty build! Nice job!

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#3 Paul J

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:08 AM

Nice Job. You've the kit around and produced a worthy model from a very basic kit.

#4 kpc7676

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:37 AM

Thanx guys, your feedback is appreciated.

#5 Plasticbutcher

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 08:55 AM

Lovely now

#6 theclay

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:26 AM

nice mustang.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 05:53 AM

Very nice

#8 oldhouse

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 06:30 AM

Very nice looking Mustang !! Very well done !!

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 12:23 PM

Very nice indeed.

#10 MikeC

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 07:58 PM

Cracking job, well done.

However, and this is a fault of the kit, not you, if it is a fault: Is the curve of the upper cowling a bit too pronounced?

Whatever the answer, lovely job.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 09:16 PM

Another fine nmf

#12 Norman

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 09:59 PM

Great NMF and nicely built also

How can anyone not like Mustangs ?

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#13 kpc7676

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 12:07 AM

Cracking job, well done.

However, and this is a fault of the kit, not you, if it is a fault: Is the curve of the upper cowling a bit too pronounced?

Whatever the answer, lovely job.


Thanks Mike,

Not sure about the upper cowling curve, first I think I have heard of this. When matched up with a Tamiya P-51D prior to building I thought they looked fairly well spot on for fuselage shape.

Thanks everyone else for the comments, appreciated.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 05:47 AM

As you've actually done the comparison, that's answered that one. :) My question was based on comparing the photo with the nearest (to the angle in the photo) two or three I could find on http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/, plus a fair few Mustangs of all descriptions under my modelling belt.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 07:18 AM

Beautiful Stang!!
Nice lines too.


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 10:05 AM

Very nice build.  I am afraid, though, that you have the undercarriage legs reversed - the oleo scissors should be at the back.

 

I had heard terrible things about Gunze metallized paints, and about any acrylic metallic finish in general. It is good to see that you got a very good-looking result.

 

After seeing your work I think I will probably buy one and use my ICM (Tamiya clone) P-51B exceeding parts to spice it up.   After all, that kit offers both weighted and non-weighted wheels, and two types of exhausts.

 

I´d like to ask you a question: Judging from the plastic thickness and brittleness, would it be too difficult to cut the flaps and open the radiator belly exhaust?

 

Greetings



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Posted 27 August 2014 - 10:54 AM

nice build looks great nice job the nmf