Hobby Boss 1/48 P-51D Mustang
Posted 14 September 2012 - 05:03 AM
Now, back to the Starfighter and maybe a Hellcat to match.
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.
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.
Posted 16 September 2012 - 05:47 AM
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?