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1/48 - North American P-51D/K Mustang by Meng - released - new boxing

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Meng is to release a " cement-free assembly" 1/48th North American P-51D Mustang kit - ref. LS-006

As original as a new tool 1/48th Bf.109, Spifire or Fw.190 kit... Be more ambitious: think about a family of 1/48th N.A. F-82 Twin Mustang!

Sources:

http://www.meng-model.com/new.php?id=664

https://www.facebook.com/195290177250981/photos/a.200850930028239.42784.195290177250981/1093237537456236/?type=3&theater

 

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There was once a Mustang racing across the blue sky, killing enemies. It’s the North American P-51 Mustang, which rarely had well-matched rivals, and it’s the best fighter in term of general performance during World War II.

The excellent P-51 Mustang had the advantages like fast speed and outstanding maneuverability. It could easily defeat any fighter of the Axis powers at that time. The P-51D was the most important Mustang variant. It had improved firepower and could provide the pilot with better visibility. It’s the most produced Mustang.

We have the honor to announce LS-006 1/48 scale North American P-51D Mustang Fighter plastic model kit. This kit has features like fast cement-free assembly design, various store options and various paint schemes of Mustang aces.

 

 

Eduard 1/48th Mustang family in project... http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234974169-148-north-american-p-51-mustang-family-long-term-project-by-eduard/

HobbyBoss easy assembly Mustang: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234922415-p-51d-mustang-iv-hobby-boss-148/

 

V.P.

 

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why not.....

 

I have a Tamiya F-51  I'd like to do in a polished NMF scheme.. so maybe better wait a bit?

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Well I'm sure it will be better than the HB kit, so there maybe be a market for a snap P-51, though it will be interesting to see how good it is compared to a standard kit.

 

5 hours ago, exdraken said:

why not.....

 

I have a Tamiya F-51  I'd like to do in a polished NMF scheme.. so maybe better wait a bit?

 

Well I'm waiting for the Eduard kit, but if this kit turns out to be good it might make a good quick build. But if you already have a Tamiya kit, get yourself a Vector wheel bay and maybe some nice wheels and enjoy.

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For grammer

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CADs

Source: https://www.facebook.com/MENG-195290177250981/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1101087743337882

 

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During our discussions with modelers, MENG’s team has discovered that many modelers are discouraged about aircraft subjects. We have heard the complaints like “more sanding work than AFVs” and “too many colors to paint” about building aircraft models. How can we improve the build experience and also replicate the excellent details at the same time? The LS-006 North American P-51D Mustang Fighter kit is our first try. We applied a different design concept than other 1/48 scale aircraft models. For many beginners, they can build this kit without glue. We don’t forget the senior modelers who are used to using glue. After gluing and painting of this kit, they will find a detailed Mustang model.

 

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V.P.

 

 

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Does not look bad - at last someone who did the wheelbays correctly and dropped flaps without the kink? So they will include two flaps to allow for both positions (up/down)? Looks like a good replacement for the Tamiya and ICM kits.

 

René

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Hmm…..must be taking lessons from Zoukei-Mura on the originality of kit releases. 

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I like the look of this too, it's been quite a while since I built a 1/48 Mustang. 

I've no objection to the fact that it's a ' snap fit ' model, I have several 21st Century Toy kits and they make up into really nice models.

 

John

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Anyone who build a Bandai Star Wars Kit will realize that snap must not affect the details. I still prefer to use glue but have no aversion against snap kits in general any more.

 

René

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The Meng Egg planes have great plastic engineering so it should snap together quite well.

For early P-51D (and RAAF CA-17) remove the battery compartment cooling vent on lower LHS of cowling.

For later P-51D (and RAAF CA-18) remove battery from behind pilot seat and replace with IFF fitting.

This may or may not be covered in their instructions. (:>)

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Schemes

Sources:

http://www.meng-model.com/new.php?id=672 

https://www.facebook.com/MENG-195290177250981/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1118799498233373

 

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Aces: Details of the Mustang Paint Schemes

 

In addition to details of the model itself, aircraft modelers also care about its paint schemes. Different paint schemes represent different histories and stories. Owing to paint scheme, cold machineries become lively. The LS-006 North American P-51D Mustang Fighter kit includes the paint schemes of two Aces’ fighters.

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This first paint scheme is for the aircraft of the top Ace of the 15th Air Force of United States Army Air Forces, John James Voll (1922-1987). This 44-15459 P-51D was called American Beauty by Voll. In 1944, Voll was dispatched to the the 15th Air Force of United States Army Air Force in the Mediterranean theatre. His first record was shooting down a Luftwaffe Fw 190 Fighter on June 23rd. After ten days, he got his 5th record and became an Ace. Voll’s record continued to increase afterwards. Less than half a year, he became the top Ace of air combats in the 15th Air Force. He was also the top U.S. Ace in the Mediterranean
theatre. For the tradition of protecting pilots, Voll, like other Aces from the Allied forces, was banned to fly at once. Later, he was transferred to China and took office in the China-US joint Air Force Command. Voll, as a commander, participated in the Vietnam War in the 1970s and had excellent performance in Operation Rolling Thunder. Eventually, he was retired as a Colonel.

 

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The second paint scheme is for an Ace of the 9th Air Force of United States Army Air Forces, Richard Turner (1920-1986). The 44-15522 P-51D was named Short Fuse Sallee. After Turner and Sallee broke up, he removed his girlfriend’s name from the fighter and changed it to be Short Fuse. Turner was a Mustang pilot with rich experience in flying the P-51D and even the earlier P-51B. After the war, Richard Turner wrote a book named Mustang Pilot in memory of his time during World War II.

 

V.P.

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7 minutes ago, Homebee said:

Source: http://www.weibo.com/ttarticle/p/show?id=2309404034952126675277#_0

Do you like rivets...

 

 

 

V.P.

 

Not over keen on them in 1/48th scale, but if they are well done I can live with them. What's the large gap in the second sprue about?

 

That link you posted seems to send me to a site that doesn't appear to have anything to do with modelling.

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6 hours ago, Tbolt said:

 

Not over keen on them in 1/48th scale, but if they are well done I can live with them. What's the large gap in the second sprue about?

 

That link you posted seems to send me to a site that doesn't appear to have anything to do with modelling.

 

Looks like the gap is there because of the slide-tooling used for the engine cover and radiator housing.

 

Mark

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5 hours ago, madcat911 said:

 

Looks like the gap is there because of the slide-tooling used for the engine cover and radiator housing.

 

Mark

 

Yes they've put all four parts that needed a slide together, just seems a strange way to do it. From what I've seen it normal would be done on two separate smaller sprues, with the slide molded parts on their own one.

 

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Nice to see cuffed and uncuffed props are provided plus the proper wheel wells.
Riveting on the fuselage is OK - but on the wings they mean they need to be puttied over together with most of the panel lines as these were on the real things. Maybe I can grab one the next weeks when I travell to China.

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24 minutes ago, Caerbannog said:

Nice to see cuffed and uncuffed props are provided plus the proper wheel wells.
Riveting on the fuselage is OK - but on the wings they mean they need to be puttied over together with most of the panel lines as these were on the real things. Maybe I can grab one the next weeks when I travell to China.

 

Yes it's a shame they didn't give us puttied wings, Airfix and probably Eduard (they like their rivets :) ) are giving us full panel lines on the wings, it would have been nice if this one didn't and it would be good for a few quick builds.

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It's difficult to tell from the photos wether the wing rivets are raised or recessed. If they're raised it will be a simple job to sand them off, but f they're recessed it'll be a pain filling and sanding them, I nearly lost the will to live getting rid of them on my 1/32 Dragon P-51.

At last the wheel well will be correct and it looks like the flaps are OK too.

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13 minutes ago, Biggles87 said:

It's difficult to tell from the photos wether the wing rivets are raised or recessed. If they're raised it will be a simple job to sand them off, but f they're recessed it'll be a pain filling and sanding them, I nearly lost the will to live getting rid of them on my 1/32 Dragon P-51.

At last the wheel well will be correct and it looks like the flaps are OK too.

 

I just put on a few layers of Mr. Surfacer 500 then lightly sand it down with Micromesh and the deep rivets become dimples that more or less resemble the real thing. Just remember to mask off areas that will retain the recessed rivets.

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Wasn't the Mustang wing pretty well smoothed over anyway, to maintain the laminar flow properties, or not done with combat aircraft?

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15 hours ago, 71chally said:

Wasn't the Mustang wing pretty well smoothed over anyway, to maintain the laminar flow properties, or not done with combat aircraft?

 

They were as discussed a few posts up. Doesn't take to long to do, though will take a bit longer because of the rivets. I'm not sure what it looks like with smooth wings and rivet 'holes' in the fuselage though.

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Setting aside all the more technical points which are well made I have to say I rather like the idea in that if directed to younger kids making their first models they will get a finished article without glue smudges all over.  If that end result means they then want a Meng snap together Spitfire, 109, Zero, T'bolt and all the usual subjects then great.  One day they will pick up one that needs glue and by then the bug will have bitten well and truly securing the next generation of loonies plastic modellers like us lot

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Too much riveting but i'll take one. Seems it has a bit more détails/options than the Tamiya one (seat braces, side consoles levers, hollowed out exhausts, two types of drop tanks..). And next year, Eduard and/or Airfix. Can't have too many Spitfires, or enough Mustangs.

I just hope it's (reasonably) accurate, my eyesight has become too bad for rivet counting (especially in this case).

 

Now where did I put this decal sheet....

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Instructions

Source: http://www.moxing.net/2016/1031/7579_2.html

 

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Sources:

http://www.moxing.net/2016/1031/7579_7.html

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V.P.

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