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FTTBB Mumustang-T
« on: June 02, 2018, 09:02:48 am »
from http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,45223.0.html :
seeing the Heller P-51D kit in the toy shop I was unable to resist... I started this kit in the 1990s but never finished it, and it was lost in 1999 when I changed home alas. Si I bought it again, yes.
Now the new project of mine is a Mustang with a Y-tail !
Buying toys for my son's birthday (9 years old) I was unable again to resist, and I bought another Heller 1/72 P-51D...
This time the project of mine is a T-tail and having both canopies side by side on the nose!
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Re: FTTBB Mumustang-T
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2018, 09:16:37 am »
As drawing, here is the new project I have:
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Re: FTTBB Mumustang-T
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2018, 11:05:34 am »
Here are the parts I plan to use:
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Re: FTTBB Mumustang-T
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2018, 12:59:04 pm »




That has a certain hint of the Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster to it.  :thumbsup:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

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Re: FTTBB Mumustang-T
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2018, 08:17:52 pm »
That has a certain hint of the Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster to it.  :thumbsup:
Thanks Doctor! (This means I am not crazy nor technically lunatic!)
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Re: FTTBB Mumustang-T
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2018, 09:26:55 pm »
T-tail!!!! 

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeah buddy. Now we're talking!!


Twin canopies and mid-engine (or rear depending upon semantics).   This is great.   :mellow: :mellow:
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Re: FTTBB Mumustang-T
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2018, 08:20:42 am »
Thanks!
Here is the start (with the tailplane fixed with adhesive tape, just to show).

I consider cutting the external part of the wings and installing them between the wing and the tailplane, rear of the canopy <_<
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Re: FTTBB Mumustang-T
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2018, 11:12:12 am »
With 1/144 canopies on the 1/72 model, installing 2 canopies on a single nose would be easy, like a XB-42 look.
But with all 1/72, there is not enough room... I think I will remove the blades from the propeller and will make a flat nose somehow. With jets at wingtips?
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Re: FTTBB Mumustang-T
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2018, 11:53:19 am »
Here is the new project:
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Re: FTTBB Mumustang-T
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2018, 12:37:22 pm »
I like all of this  <_<

Another approach might be to widen the forward fuselage to accommodate both cockpits, and then cut the fuselage behind the original cockpit and use a single boom like the Arado 232 or such?

Whichever way you go will be fun  :thumbsup:

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Re: FTTBB Mumustang-T
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2018, 07:23:49 pm »
Thanks for this idea, that I will have to consider.

I forgot one thing: removing the piston exhausts on the jet version without propeller, while - uh... - I may let them this way in a motorjet layout (like Campini N1, MiG I-250)...
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Re: FTTBB Mumustang-T
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2018, 10:38:58 am »
I continue:
- the blades are removed and the spinner is now the basis for a flat nose
- I have lost one of the piston exhaust sets, so I will remove them
- putty is replacing the old cockpit
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Re: FTTBB Mumustang-T
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2018, 03:29:47 am »
Towards a new nose: :-\ ;D
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Re: FTTBB Mumustang-T
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2018, 06:18:58 am »
Now that's interesting Tophe. Is it going to be called the "Kermit Kraft"  ;)
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Re: FTTBB Mumustang-T
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2018, 09:47:22 am »
PSR is no fun... :-\ but the shape is improving, not far from acceptable (according to my standards).
But you are right, the nose looks like a frog mouse somehow, and as I am of the French men that you call Froggies in England... ;)
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