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Airfix 1/72 F-51D with a twist - "Airborne, mission go..."

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Evening,

Have had this lurking on the shelf for a while with the aircraft pretty much complete but struggling to get the base finished off, well today gave me an opportunity to get it wrapped up. The kit is beautiful and I had no trouble whatsoever with this one, the rockets were a bit fiddly for my fat fingers but the rest of it was spot on.

I wanted to try something a bit different and had an idea to portray the aircraft just airborne off a strip somewhere in SE Asia, with the main gear almost fully in the wheel wells. This bit was quite straight forward, but something was niggling away at me about the whole thing, the stationary prop just didn't sit well with me.

I just happened to have a cheap old mobile that had died stashed away, it's amazing the things you keep, anyway pulling this apart revealed a tiny motor for the vibrate function....could I motorise the prop? A plasticard support structure in the nose, some carefully routed wiring and a battery holder and switch on the base and......I'll let the pics do the talking.

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All comments and criticism welcome, hope you like it.

Eng

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I love that, great job, the new prop looks miles better!

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Brilliant,......great model, great diorama and I love the spinning prop!

Cheers

Tony

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That is absolutely superb. Looks so much better with the prop spinning. Lovely base too! Brilliant on every level! Well done. :worthy:

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Fantastic work.

When I saw the spinning prop pics my grin was as big as the one on the F-51.

The best use of a mobile phone yet !!

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Awesome!! Love what you've done with the base, and the motorised prop is pure genius :clap: well done that man!!

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Thanks for all the superb comments folks, very kind. Sorry the pics werent quite up to scratch, but ironically I have to rely on my iPhone and Photobucket, so the quality drops off a bit.

Kind Regards,

Eng

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Cool !, Really nice work there

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Great idea, that running prop is awesome, along with that nice P-51 and base. Well done !

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Brilliant.

Jim

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Great prop effect. I use my daughter to get the same effect, but she runs out of puff if I need more than one photo! Nice modelling too, and I like the pile of junk by the fence.

Regards,

Adrian

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