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Revell 1/32 P-51D-5NA Mustang.
Topic Started: Dec 15 2017, 01:29 PM (170 Views)
jacksdad64
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First impressions of this long awaited kit from Revell are of a really well detailed model in a modular format that suggests a few more versions for future release.

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Decals are supplied for two Mustang, one being the box art version and the other for Desert Rat, which is the one I'll be doing.

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As you can see Desert Rat had the longer fuel tanks so I will not be using the teardrop one or the bomb supplied.

I am genuinely looking forward to building this kit as it looks like it be build into a well detailed model of one of the most iconic aircraft of WWII.


Steve


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jacksdad64
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Started putting some paint on to this. I've done the cockpit green and the u/c bay the chromate green/yellow. Here are a couple of pictures of the superb detail that should pop out with some weathering.

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jacksdad64
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A little Tamiya smoke in the u/c bay and the top wing on.

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Radiator part.

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Rear u/c bay sides.

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Cockpit side walls.

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Guns drilled out.

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Wing starting to look the part.

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Very enjoyable so far.


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jacksdad64
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Today's work.

Rear u/c bay with the Tamiya smoke dried. Looks a bit better. Nice and grimey.

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Radiator looking ok.

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Dry fit of cockpit parts and fuselage, which has had the tail attached.

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Dry fit of the wing and fuselage to check for fit. Looks really good.

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Olde Farte
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Beautiful work Steve and please tell me that you don't polish up your Exacto knife handle, it must be new.

I used to use Tamiya Smoke before discovering some of the weathering liquids and stick to them now.
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jacksdad64
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Olde Farte
Dec 15 2017, 01:36 PM
Beautiful work Andy and please tell me that you don't polish up your Exacto knife handle, it must be new.
:whistle my name is Steve.

And my tools are well looked after. :wicked


Edited by jacksdad64, Dec 15 2017, 01:39 PM.
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Olde Farte
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jacksdad64
Dec 15 2017, 01:38 PM
Olde Farte
Dec 15 2017, 01:36 PM
Beautiful work Andy and please tell me that you don't polish up your Exacto knife handle, it must be new.
:whistle my name is Steve.

And my tools are well looked after. :wicked


I meant Steve, sorry. Dozy old fart that I am. I agree that there's nothing like a clean tool.
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Mark M
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Looking good, :pop
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jacksdad64
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Tonights work and the wing has now been attached to the fuselage.

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Final bulkhead part put into the front of the u/c bay. Looks quite effective to me.

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Found a gap!!!! Yes there is a gap of about 1mm :shock:


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Radiator intake has also been attached but it is covered in tape at the moment.


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Nice build mate :cool
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Olde Farte
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This is really galloping along. :whistle
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jacksdad64
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So tonight I glued the fuel tank halves together, attached the tail-planes, rudder, ailerons, flaps and undercarraige legs. I also got the exhausts, under cowl piece and prop parts.
Still no dramas with the fit of any of the parts.

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Olde Farte
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Very nice so far.

Forgive me and my lack of knowledge but why is there no fin fillet, I thought that when they went from the flush to bubble canopy the fillet was added then.
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jacksdad64
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Dec 19 2017, 09:09 AM
Forgive me and my lack of knowledge but why is there no fin fillet, I thought that when they went from the flush to bubble canopy the fillet was added then.
I'm assuming that as this is an 'Early Version' the fillet was added mid-production.


Steve

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Tonights work was putting the IP decal and various placards in the cockpit.

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