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theplasticsurgeon

Passion Wagon 'Stang - COMPLETED

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Joining you with this Airfix 1/72 Mustang.

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This on cost £5 from Aldi in 2018 - and has the wrong decals.

 

But no worries about that.

Huge thanks to Andyf117, who supplied me with decals for PassionWagon

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A very rare, green P-51D,  absent from my collection - until now.

 

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While we're awaiting the green flare,  here are my previous Mustangs.

 

From the 2018SKGB, my Debden Pony

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From the 2017STGB my Korean War F-51D.

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And from 2014STGB my RAF Mustang4 with the firewall scheme

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Making this thread my 4th build of the new Airfix kit.

 

And now for other 1/72 P-51 Mustangs.

Italeri P-51A with Allison engine.

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And the razorback  Bs

Airfix.

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Academy

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Hasegawa

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and two by Revell

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Followed by the bubbtop Ds

Ancient Airfix

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Hasegawa

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And an older Hasegawa kit

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Matchbox

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This should be a nice addition to your collection Tim.

 

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Construction about to commence.  Here are the parts, with some interior decoration in alignment with my SBD and F4F projects.

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Plan is for all 3 projects to be airbrushed together.

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7 hours ago, PhantomBigStu said:

Nice, did this one for the last STGB though I painted mine using incorrect RAF colours instead of the ANA the original wore 

I've not heard of ANA before.  Could you explain a bit further please Stu?

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1 hour ago, theplasticsurgeon said:

I've not heard of ANA before.  Could you explain a bit further please Stu?

Army/Navy Aeronautical Standard Colours. Conversion charts available for most common brand modelling paints, like over at Cybermodeler. Other charts are available 😉

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3 hours ago, theplasticsurgeon said:

I've not heard of ANA before.  Could you explain a bit further please Stu?

As Simon says, basically the precursor to federal standard, most if not all ana shades become FS ones. In this case ana613 olive drab and then even earlier Nuetral Grey 43 (though some dispute over this, I might be correct having used raf medium sea grey)

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Good afternoon theplasticsurgeon

Welcome aboard have fun with your build

All the best

Patrice

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Oh dear, just realised that I forgot to fit the radiator part.

 

So - onto filleting the tail, Timstyle.

First to mark out and show where to cut,

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then drill a hole to get a radius at the base,

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followed by the actual cutting.

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This is what we look like now, preparing to do the seams.

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So should I continue.?

 

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Yes, continue!

 

If you fit the radiator “door” in the closed position the lack of a radiator will be barely noticeable.

 

AW

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10 hours ago, theplasticsurgeon said:

then drill a hole to get a radius at the base,

 

So darned obvious I never would have thought of it!  But I'll definitely steal THAT idea.  In fact, this last installment gave me an idea for that wee little Airfix kit that I bought for no very rational reason...

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7 hours ago, gingerbob said:

 

So darned obvious I never would have thought of it!  But I'll definitely steal THAT idea.  In fact, this last installment gave me an idea for that wee little Airfix kit that I bought for no very rational reason...

Thanks.   First time I've done that,  next time I'll use a bigger drill though.

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I've closed up the radiator flap, cleaned up the seams - AND washed -off the release agent.

There was never any real danger of not continuing.

 

BUT thanks for the support - it means a lot.

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Good morning Tim

 I think that a great part of my Host job is to support my friends work as much as I am able to .. 

All the best

Patrice

 

 

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Good evening Tim

Be careful it seems to me that you forgot the pylons under the wings..

Patrice

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16 minutes ago, theplasticsurgeon said:

 

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You seem to have some confusion about how invasion stripes are meant to look 😉

 

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I'm liking this Tim, a few touch ups & you'll be putting on the markings. A great tip re the drilled hole for a radius on your fin base, I'll try to remember that one. :)

8 hours ago, gingerbob said:

 

You seem to have some confusion about how invasion stripes are meant to look 😉

You had me puzzling there till I saw the wink. You scamp. :D

Steve.

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