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kpc7676

Hobby Boss 1/48 P-51D Mustang

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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.

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Wow, very clean and tasty build! Nice job!

Robin

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

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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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Great NMF and nicely built also

How can anyone not like Mustangs ?

Cheers

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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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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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Beautiful Stang!!

Nice lines too.

Belle

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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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