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DO NOT WANT: Academy 1/72 Allison Mustang
« on: September 25, 2017, 08:53:22 pm »
Hi all,
For once, an Academy kit that isn't in abundance everywhere I look. Damn.

This is kit #12401 and I'd be grateful to hear from anyone with one going spare.

Please see post #9  :banghead:
« Last Edit: September 27, 2017, 06:13:13 pm by KiwiZac »
I find it very hard to believe Academy would make a mistake like that he said sarcastically...

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Re: WANT: Academy 1/72 Allison Mustang
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2017, 12:30:58 am »
There are a few that are tough to get, even on the shelves in Seoul, and that's one of them.  I've got one in the stash I could be persuaded to part with... but I might have stolen the jeep out of the box.  I'll have to check.  ;)
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Re: WANT: Academy 1/72 Allison Mustang
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2017, 12:31:11 am »
Bren Gun have just released a new A-36 Apache Mustang if you can't find the Academy kit.
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Re: WANT: Academy 1/72 Allison Mustang
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2017, 01:13:36 pm »
And unfortunately that kit has the same issues as all the others apart from the Academy and perhaps High Planes: too-tall/deep fuselage, P-51D-style leading edge wing root, and apparently the lower cowling's wrong too. Those Who Know still rank the Academy kit as the best available/produced.

I might have stolen the jeep out of the box.  I'll have to check.  ;)
I won't need the jeep with what I have planned:

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Re: WANT: Academy 1/72 Allison Mustang
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2017, 04:26:46 am »
Cor, she's shiny!  :thumbsup:
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Re: WANT: Academy 1/72 Allison Mustang
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2017, 06:36:23 am »
Zac

I knew I had one in the stash but lo and behold on checking just in case I have 2 in the box  ;D

More then happy to put the un-boxed one (securely packaged of course) in the post to you if you want it ?

PM me and we can chat about the options. I assume you are on Paypal ?

Chris

Just looked at the postage and that's going to be the pricey part of any transaction  :unsure:
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Re: WANT: Academy 1/72 Allison Mustang
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2017, 01:10:20 pm »
Thanks Chris. Of course now I may have sorted one the offers are coming! And yes, it certainly makes living here a frustrating thing for a modeller.

Cor, she's shiny!  :thumbsup:
:wub: :wub: So, so pretty.
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Re: WANT: Academy 1/72 Allison Mustang
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2017, 04:33:24 pm »
Seems I may have misinterpreted/misremembered some details about my chosen subject. This from John Terrell, P-51 expert and walking encyclopaedia, on September 9:
"They've done a ton of work to make the aircraft resemble a P-51A, closer than what had been accomplished in its first restoration. Although the main fuselage and wings are still all from a P-51D, it now has an A-model type radiator scoop/doghouse section and a lot of detail work has been poured into the cockpit to present it as a stock A-model (the entire airframe was completely stripped down and restored throughout, with authentic-looking primers, paints, period-correct aluminum watermarks, inspection stamps, etc.). I saw video on Instagram posted by John Muszala II of the aircraft undergoing an engine run last week, and a photo from the cockpit on the test flight yesterday, with a hint of early Air Corps markings."

Warbird pilot Jim Harley:
"Pacific Fighters and [owner] Dusty Dowd brought her as close to a true A model as you can get"

For those with Facebook check out this restoration/assembly gallery: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1810763792272201&id=181696621845601


So I guess I need a D wing after all!!!!!!!! Damn damn damn damn. Ay least the Italeri one is common and cheap.
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Re: WANT: Academy 1/72 Allison Mustang
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2017, 04:56:18 pm »
But have they modified the D wing to the A configuration? In the pics it doesn't look as of it sweeps forward at the root as much as a D does. You need some plan view pics of the real thing really.
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Re: WANT: Academy 1/72 Allison Mustang
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2017, 05:59:00 pm »
You mean like this? :banghead:
The Wing 01 by Zac Yates, on Flickr
The Wing 02 by Zac Yates, on Flickr

And, OF COURSE, I'd previously "Liked" these photos. Idiot.  :banghead:
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Re: WANT: Academy 1/72 Allison Mustang
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2017, 11:42:40 pm »

You mean like this? :banghead:


Exactly like that, and yes, it does look as if they used D wings.

It sill looks spectacular though.
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Re: DO NOT WANT: Academy 1/72 Allison Mustang
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2017, 12:45:26 am »
Real world whiff, lol
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Re: DO NOT WANT: Academy 1/72 Allison Mustang
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2017, 12:26:42 pm »
Real world whiff, lol
;D

Kit - that it does, hence my desire to build it. Seeing it race less than a week after its first post-restoration flight was a real treat. Who knows, when they finish it - there are signs the chin guns will be installed - I may just have to do a 1/48 version too! At least the D wing means I can use the much more common Italeri kit, which I ordered last night for less than NZ$14 delivered.
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