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Re: Mustata (3rd life of a P-51D)
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2018, 07:44:56 am »
I consider 2 changes:
- Decreasing the span of this huge 1/32 model, taking too much room. The wing tips would become big winglets.
- Low foreplanes a very little distant from low wing seem bad, high forplanes may be better, a little like sesquiplane.
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Re: Mustata (3rd life of a P-51D)
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2018, 01:50:12 am »
Removing the belly scoop (no engine --> no cooling):
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Re: Mustata (3rd life of a P-51D)
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2018, 07:53:26 am »
Carry on!
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Re: Mustata (3rd life of a P-51D)
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2018, 11:14:36 am »
Thanks!
Instead of winglets, I have considered a biplane layout, with short span as well:


But that would be too much close to a model I already made, 1/72, see http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,45223.30.html
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Re: Mustata (3rd life of a P-51D)
« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2018, 08:51:53 am »
Little by little, putty has been added on this huge 1/32 old model. Now PSR time will come, not pleasant either :-\
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Re: Mustata (3rd life of a P-51D)
« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2018, 08:00:10 am »
Ahem, sanding is veeeeery long with so much matter on this 1/32 model (not 1/144)... I have not finished the port side of the front fuselage, and not touched the starboard side yet...
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Re: Mustata (3rd life of a P-51D)
« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2018, 08:30:51 am »
To get down to a rough shape, I use metal files from my workshop to remove material quickly.  Once I'm down to the safe minimum, I switch to emery boards.
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Re: Mustata (3rd life of a P-51D)
« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2018, 11:04:18 am »
Thanks! I may try that, yes. :thumbsup:
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Re: Mustata (3rd life of a P-51D)
« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2018, 06:22:33 am »
Well, the main hardwork has been done on the starboard side now. I see better where there is a lack of matter, for putty again...
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Re: Mustata (3rd life of a P-51D)
« Reply #24 on: November 12, 2018, 08:28:21 am »
Then putty again, yes:
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Re: Mustata (3rd life of a P-51D)
« Reply #25 on: November 13, 2018, 02:33:23 am »
And putty addition also on the underside of the nose:
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Re: Mustata (3rd life of a P-51D)
« Reply #26 on: November 17, 2018, 06:43:35 am »
... sanding again... done...
... then putty again... done...
(I will have to order more putty...) :-\
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Re: Mustata (3rd life of a P-51D)
« Reply #27 on: November 21, 2018, 02:54:24 am »
... sanding again... done...
... then putty again... done...
Same action, same result, still unfinished. (I have no more putty, 4 tubes are ordered...).
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Re: Mustata (3rd life of a P-51D)
« Reply #28 on: November 23, 2018, 03:31:23 am »
Tired of sanding, I have played sawing...
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Re: Mustata (3rd life of a P-51D)
« Reply #29 on: November 23, 2018, 04:25:04 am »
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