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F-6D Mustang - Tamiya + Quickboost 1/72


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That's very nice. I like the Mustang, much more elegant and less beefy than most US fighters of the era. You've got a really nice clean finish on that too, thanks for posting

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That is a very well done F6D- don't see many built up, in any scale. You have done a wonderful job duplicating the various painted and bare metal panels, as seen on the real article. One of the faults of the Tamiya kit, besides the incorrect depiction of the rear wall of the wheel bay, is the thickness and design of the separate canopy frame, which prevents the kit canopy from resting on the top of the fuselage when slid back. Pretty hard to correct, even with a vacform replacement hood, and most likely too late and too hard to correct on your outstanding build, but something to keep in mind for the next one, as you obviously have an eye for detail and correctness. See the photos below to see what I mean.

Mike

 

As the canopy slides back, it droops and follows the line of the upper fuselage and slightly overhangs it; it does not  go parallel to the canopy sill, as depicted on so many models.

https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/view-of-an-unidentified-pilot-in-the-open-canopy-of-a-north-american-picture-id477565553?s=2048x2048

https://www.militaryfactory.com/aircraft/detail.php?aircraft_id=77

https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachments/img_2908-jpg.92125/

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTj0_xlYspl9kDvdzkv6OpqkBWxVenFuN_Ks-G4JcKWT3VMlBfcZA_9KR_rnl0t0ot2ymE&usqp=CAU

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3 hours ago, 72modeler said:

That is a very well done F6D- don't see many built up, in any scale. You have done a wonderful job duplicating the various painted and bare metal panels, as seen on the real article. One of the faults of the Tamiya kit, besides the incorrect depiction of the rear wall of the wheel bay, is the thickness and design of the separate canopy frame, which prevents the kit canopy from resting on the top of the fuselage when slid back. Pretty hard to correct, even with a vacform replacement hood, and most likely too late and too hard to correct on your outstanding build, but something to keep in mind for the next one, as you obviously have an eye for detail and correctness. See the photos below to see what I mean.

Mike

 

As the canopy slides back, it droops and follows the line of the upper fuselage and slightly overhangs it; it does not  go parallel to the canopy sill, as depicted on so many models.

https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/view-of-an-unidentified-pilot-in-the-open-canopy-of-a-north-american-picture-id477565553?s=2048x2048

https://www.militaryfactory.com/aircraft/detail.php?aircraft_id=77

https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachments/img_2908-jpg.92125/

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTj0_xlYspl9kDvdzkv6OpqkBWxVenFuN_Ks-G4JcKWT3VMlBfcZA_9KR_rnl0t0ot2ymE&usqp=CAU

You right, I saw that but haven't vacu replacement, will do it in the future. Additional problem is fitting from windscreen. Canopy is the only problem from Tamiya kit.

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