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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.

IMG_1326

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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