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Hooops ! One last note for my friend @BS103😈😈

That's will be the funniest part of your game….

Enjoy !

 

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Now, one must drill and sand that…

Can be called Risky business !!

Cheers :cheers:

CC

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Hi CC

 

Missed this one (hard to keep up with your builds) first time around but pleased to see it back up.  I’m currently into a recon phase  and early Mustangs fit right in.  I have a Monogram “B” that I’d like to convert but it’ll have to get in the queue as I need to get on with my other builds.

 

Interesting pics in this link:

https://retromechanix.com/early-photo-reconnaissance-p-51-mustang-1943/

 

Cheers

 

Dennis

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Hi CC, just caught up again.

Am I right in thinking that your Mk 1A is going to be finished in the MTO scheme but with RAF markings? One of the marking options for the Hobbycraft 1/32 kit is for a USAAF F-6A on loan to the RAF in Tunisia, and I am seriously considering this for my  Mk 1A. If I do decide on this scheme your post on the camera fitting will be especially helpful as I believe that the mount and camera were different to those used on RAF aircraft. 

 

Cheers  John

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1 hour ago, Biggles87 said:

Hi CC, just caught up again.

Am I right in thinking that your Mk 1A is going to be finished in the MTO scheme but with RAF markings? One of the marking options for the Hobbycraft 1/32 kit is for a USAAF F-6A on loan to the RAF in Tunisia, and I am seriously considering this for my  Mk 1A. If I do decide on this scheme your post on the camera fitting will be especially helpful as I believe that the mount and camera were different to those used on RAF aircraft. 

 

Cheers  John

Hi John !

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Precisely !!

AFAIK this camera mounting stays the same, Whatever, I used the British one on my Kit. Congratulations for your best guess !

One think to be carefull about is the armour plate behind the seat...

Seemingly there was noy such a plate on USAAC aircraft but the Brits add it when the Mustang is entering the british management.

Now, I must check my doc and see if the F-6 is based on a Mustang I or a Mustang II.

The wing arrangement is slightly different.

Given the data at hand, there xere 6 P-51 or Mustang Ia loaned to 225th Sqdn in Tunisia.

They were not repainted thoroughly...

Hence that unusual painting … Faded OD and Neutral grey + Mid stone 🤪

Thanks for the kind words !

There will be another Brit pony in a few weeks Month ??? I Don't know yet !

Sincerely.

CC

On ‎6‎/‎26‎/‎2018 at 8:48 AM, DMC said:

Hi CC

 

Missed this one (hard to keep up with your builds) first time around but pleased to see it back up.  I’m currently into a recon phase  and early Mustangs fit right in.  I have a Monogram “B” that I’d like to convert but it’ll have to get in the queue as I need to get on with my other builds.

 

Interesting pics in this link:

https://retromechanix.com/early-photo-reconnaissance-p-51-mustang-1943/

 

Cheers

 

Dennis

Thanks for the interesting pics Dennis !

Yes I know that Following me is like a game of catching a Kangaroo in an open field… Sorry about that !

And I must say that load of my builds are not in WiP…. Re Sorry about that..

And Yes, I'm already off Schedule on my one RFI every month… Re Re Sorry about that !

I try to keep my threads entertaining and with a load of docs for helping anyone interested in.

My threads are open range for life bantering...:evil_laugh:

Sincerely.

CC

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Hi CC,

I also have the Allison Mustang Walk Around book and have looked at the pictures camera and fitting.  Also among my Mustang references I have a series of books called Classic Aircraft, their history and how to model them which were published in the 1970s to compliment the Airfix 1/24th scale 'super kits'.  The Mustang book has a chapter on converting the D model to a B or C and includes this picture of the camera and mount.  As you can see there seems to be quite a difference between the RAF and USAAF versions.  Hope you might find this interesting.

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Regards

 

John 

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9 hours ago, Biggles87 said:

Hi CC,

I also have the Allison Mustang Walk Around book and have looked at the pictures camera and fitting.  Also among my Mustang references I have a series of books called Classic Aircraft, their history and how to model them which were published in the 1970s to compliment the Airfix 1/24th scale 'super kits'.  The Mustang book has a chapter on converting the D model to a B or C and includes this picture of the camera and mount.  As you can see there seems to be quite a difference between the RAF and USAAF versions.  Hope you might find this interesting.

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Regards

 

John 

Thanks John

The bracket is clearly different !

Thanks for the tip, now I worry about my 225th Mustang ??? 😖

Whatever it's a bit late, the next one is undoubtly the british mounting...

Oh dear, I may be screwed up….

Unless  I find a pic of the time being, I will remain uneasy...

Sincerely.

CC

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Sorry to cause you any doubt, but I think you will be OK with the camera  and mount you have fitted as the aircraft in question were on loan from the USAAF. This is the approach I am taking with my Mk 1A unless I can find a photo which shows different.

 

Cheers

 

John

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On ‎6‎/‎26‎/‎2018 at 7:48 AM, DMC said:

(hard to keep up with your builds)

Well, gee whiz, cc, that was not intended as a criticism but it seems you may have taken it that way.  Sorry about that.

 

Dennis

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7 hours ago, DMC said:

Well, gee whiz, cc, that was not intended as a criticism but it seems you may have taken it that way.  Sorry about that.

 

Dennis

Hello dennis,

I did'nt take it as a critic, I just know my self too well.

Sometimes I looked at my threads and think for myself "Hum ! a bit of a Honky Tonk here "

But That's the way I am 😰

So Don't you worry and no sorry. Yo just pointed Something Real and true !!😜

You're welcome and stay the way you are !!

Sincerely

7 hours ago, Biggles87 said:

Sorry to cause you any doubt, but I think you will be OK with the camera  and mount you have fitted as the aircraft in question were on loan from the USAAF. This is the approach I am taking with my Mk 1A unless I can find a photo which shows different.

 

Cheers

 

John

You're right John !

I will just do that too...

At least the 414th Sqdn used the British mount !

For the 225th one let's :whistle:and:drink:

Sincerely.

CC

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Hello Dears,

Just a look at the resin camera for my Canadian pony !

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Crikey ! it's blurred, too much of zoom

I will do better tomorrow !

Sincerely.

CC

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2 hours ago, Biggles87 said:

Mine looks like that in real life!

 

John

Hello John,

If you need one, just PM and I'll send it to you, I did some of it.

You're welcome

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Hello Dears,

Just a little add on my Mustang story !!

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One of the 2 will be buttoned up soon !!

Sincerely.

CC

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Hello Dears !

I can't let my british pilot in such a mess !!

This seat will cause a pain in the A...

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Have a great modelling time !!

CC

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Hello Dears !!

Do'nt know why but I feel eager to work on these buddies !!

Rectified prop !! It's done !!

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Now, I see on some pics that the Air Commando did also carry some armor too !

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Interior start looking good methink !!

Eduard Seat belts improve the seat !!

Well 2 evening work days !

Take care Gents !! 

Sincerely !!

CC

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Thanks Dear Spadgent !!

3 years ?? Hooops But it's a 3 Mustang build too !!

I think the Air Commando one will be the next release !!

Thank for your support !!

Sincerely.

CC

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Oh Gents !!

I did it again...

Here's what has been smuggled at CC castle yesterday !!

My fault... my fault my big fault...:rofl2:

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And look at the possibilities...

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Resistance is futile....

Now a new Mantra...

I MUST finish the 2 Allisson Mustang before starting one of these beaities...

I Must finish the 2.... Ooooh Whatever....

I'm cooked off !!

Take care of you and yours !!

One more evening work day and a VERY welcomed rest after that !!

Sincerely.

CC

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Thanks John !!

I think so !!

Well, as a nasty boy, I'll assume my role with pride...

Here's a new CCisation...

This Royal Class box is kinda like a dream... Really love it !!

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2 Mustangs but 3 fuselages to cover all the options...

Thats only the armament...

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4 PE frets plus Brassin wheels and exhaust...

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A PSP stand for one of the birds...

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But Seriously Gents... You both know me... No ??

From a royal class, I do an imperial class...

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Adding this one for my Korean serie...

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And the ICM one, just for fun....

I'll save one of the Eduard pony for a further build...

So, we are on for The P-51D of Charles Yeager, a F-51D in Korea aaaand a 112th Sqdn Mustang IV

This thread is now a 5 ponies affair...

Time to yell IIIhyaaaa !!!

I'm mad, but I know it !!

Sincerely.

CC

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13 hours ago, The Spadgent said:

Five!!!!! And just one thread. Your multi task skills are sublime. Cc. 
 

Johnny.

Yep Sir !! We accept any challenge in modelling...

Then improving kits with other kits is something pretty funny to me...

Thank you for the kind words...

This Bombardier beer is a blond or a dark one ???

 

Well Gents !!

Here's a funny kit

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A TamiCM Mustang...

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Who of you was talking about Ghurkas and Kuhkri ??

I'm about to clean mine

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More to come soon !!

I'm still working on my 2 next RFI's... For April for sure !!

Have a great modelling sunday !!

Sincerely.

CC

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Hello Dears,

Here I'm back, my Korean pony will be a tribute to this man !

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"Chappie" James fought both in Korea and Viet Nam and was a friend of Robin Olds

They were nicknamed "Black Man and Robin"

I also have his F-106B started somewhere in my stock, I'll restart it somedays...

Well, after this meal from NZ...

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Thanks to the Kiwis for their tasty lambs...

I was ready for some action...

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The F-51 has been checked by the Rolling Stones since it has been paint in black...

Ok, it's a bit too easy but at 1 am, what did you expect ???

Ok Gents, take care and have a good week.

I'll resume work wednesday... Not a pleasant thing in these circumstances...

Sincerely.

CC

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On 4/11/2020 at 1:25 AM, corsaircorp said:

A PSP stand for one of the birds...

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Reference for these is nowhere near rare, but if you're searching for a painting guide, I found this last February in the local riverbed: 

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Whereas if you're planning to tackle a vacuform, this is the safer way I know of preparing the parts without removing too much material:

 

ICM Mustangs are difficult to go together, kudos for your effort!!!

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