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P-51P-208A
« on: December 01, 2018, 12:00:47 am »
Here is the new project of mine, 1/72, from my Mustang drawings topic http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,4461.1935.html
I consider building this in plastic, 1/72 Heller, if I get a Mustang kit for Christmas. P-51D looking like Bv P.208.

EDIT: this evening, my sister asked me what I want for Christmas, so this will be!
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Re: P-51P-208A
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2018, 12:03:40 am »
And I have received the kit yesterday:

I thanked my sister, and it was in November, much too early to open the parcel, but... we are now in December, and my son (9y.o.) doesn't believe anymore that Santa Claus does exist... so here is the content, yes.
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Re: P-51P-208A
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2018, 02:05:56 am »
Among the 52 parts of the kit, here are the 14 I am going to use (+ 2 pieces of sprues):

I refuse weapons and no need of undercarriage ;)
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Re: P-51P-208A
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2018, 02:10:17 am »
Gluing has started, with the help of my 9 y.o. son:
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Re: P-51P-208A
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2018, 04:27:09 am »
As the A is for asymmetric, I plan to increase asymmetry (say: to counter torque of the single propeller).
Instead of a single fin on starboard, I will use as fin on starboard a part that was a tailplane, and what was the fin part (truncated) will become a little tailplane on the port side:
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Re: P-51P-208A
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2018, 07:49:28 am »
Today I am a little ill and I do not go in the workbench room, cold, maybe tomorrow.
I have just played with the computer to make a top view:
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Re: P-51P-208A
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2018, 03:51:15 am »
Today, the butcher came and... (oh Lord...):
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Re: P-51P-208A
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2018, 04:03:23 am »
Classified, the parts make the P-51P-208A appear, almost:
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Re: P-51P-208A
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2018, 08:24:39 am »
You must have a very good razor saw Tophe.  ;D :thumbsup:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: P-51P-208A
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2018, 06:45:28 am »
Thanks.

And now, I build the new nose with putty, layer by layer:
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Re: P-51P-208A
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2018, 11:49:39 pm »
After the N-th putty layer dries, tomorrow this will be ready to sand into a new nose:
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Re: P-51P-208A
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2018, 06:26:29 am »
Well that's either ice-cream for two or the latest Dr Who monster ???  ;D
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Re: P-51P-208A
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2018, 07:14:44 am »
I have made the first sanding there, but one side is awful: :angry:


ice-cream for two
Yes, my tongue is aching... ;D
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Re: P-51P-208A
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2018, 07:25:47 am »
So... putty again (ice-cream one more time!):
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Re: P-51P-208A
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2018, 06:14:59 pm »
Go for the gusto, bud!!!!   I like your design!
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