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Gisbod

1/32 Tamiya Mustang RCAF *FINISHED*

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Evening all,

Having recently finished a 1/72 Airfix Mustang in post war RCAF colours..

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234952128-airfix-172-mustang-new-tool/

I couldn't help thinking how nice it would look in 1/32nd, which is a bit daft because I've got a load of kits to make and I'm halfway through a 1/72nd Airfix Hurricane build, but despite promising myself I wouldn't - another being must have overcome me, because I still seem to have ordered the lovely, but pricey, Tamiya kit anyway.. :S


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In addition I also got the beautiful HGW seatbelt set (with resin dinghy pack), the Barracuda resin sidewalls, the Eduard interior photo etch and the Leading Edge RCAF decal set :)


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Whilst waiting for the kit to arrive I made a start on the HGW set which had already arrived...


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Thanks for looking,


Guy

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Great pictures of the HGW belts, haven't seen them up close like that before. They look fantastic!

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Yep,

Once you've used them you won't want to go back - they seem an essential to me in this scale ;) they look even better to the eye without the magnification of the photo..

Guy

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Awesome you have there. We are starting at the same time. Will follow yours closely as well. Lovely seat belts, does it come with the dinghy as well?

Cheers

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Thanks..

Yes, it comes with belts, resin dinghy and wood decals for the floor.. But I'm not using those.. There is a set available without the dinghy and floor so make sure you get the one you want!

Yep, I'll be watching yours too... ;)

Guy

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Great Guy, I think I'll get them, specially for the dinghy. Tamiya one it's a hard plastic box without any texture on the surface.

Cheers

Mauricio

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Looking forward to following along. I built one a while back and its a fantastic kit, a joy to build. Enjoy!

Nick

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I got mine direct from HGW - via EBay - didn't take long ;)

Had a bit of a spurt today...

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Comments welcome.. I guess the sidewalls up next..

Guy

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You sure those aren't photos from the NAA Inglewood factory?!? Amazing modelling work. Looking forward to following along.

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Ooh, very nice, You're showing that this will be a thread to follow. Out of curiostity, are you using a cockpit stencils set, or are the placards by the seat kit decals?

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Hi guy, the front office looks very nice. Are you using an aftermarket cockpit placards set?

Cheers

Mauricio

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Thanks ;)

The placards are the Eduard interior PE set (it's really very nice). But the ones on the seat are kit decals - for the more eagle eyed among you - one's upside down :S that's the problem with macro photography - the flaws suddenly ping out! I swear you can't tell by the naked eye..

I'm kinda blending the kit, PE and Barracuda stuff as I see fit.. There are kit bits better than the aftermarket and vice versa.. Just makes it awkward following 3 sets of instructions at the same time!

So far, this kit is an absolute bargain for the money - it's just superbly engineered and I'm enjoying the build, which is, I guess, the whole point! :)

Guy

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- for the more eagle eyed among you - one's upside down :S that's the problem with macro photography - the flaws suddenly ping out! I swear you can't tell by the naked eye..

Its not noticeable, i wouldn't have realized if you hadn't pointed it out

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Sidewalls coming on..

As per the rest of the cockpit - I've mixed and matched with the extras.. I bought the Barracuda resin side walls but ended up preferring the kit parts :S not really wasted though as there are some nice bits I have used..

Basically the photo etch parts are Eduard, the white resin is Barracuda..

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Guy

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Paint on..

I love the way Eduard have done the radio(?) box switches.. :)

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I guess the engine's next - I tend to flick around and not follow the kit stages..

Cheers

Guy

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The basis of the engine.. I was originally going to fix the cowlings in place, but it seems a shame to waste the nicely crafted engine - I won't be super detailing but I'll probably add a few extra wires..

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Guy

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