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K5054NZ

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« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2005, 08:34:54 pm »
It's scheduled to make an appearance at Duxford and La Ferte Alais in the new year, according to Mr Reilly and the team... :P
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« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2005, 09:53:39 pm »
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The P-51D N87ZY, Race Number 42 "Life, The Universe And Everything"
I have tried to find with Google if this plane was famous, and I do not understand :(
The name of the plane seems related to hitchhiking... In the sky? Angels hitchhiking? How would they climb aboard at such speed? For hitchhikers on airport before take-off, would there be room enough for them in this tiny cockpit? :huh:
Could someone explain the name of this plane?
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« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2005, 11:11:17 pm »
It would be my pleasure to explain, my dear Tophe.

Mr Reilly (the owner of N87ZY) is a fan of Douglas Adams' "Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy" series. In the series, the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything was: 42.

In honour of Mr Adams, who died in 2001, Reilly decided to name his P-51D after the Ultimate Question, and number it after the answer. B)

In a totally unrelated area, my favourite book in the series is the third book: Life, the Universe and Everything. Good read. :P  

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« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2005, 12:38:10 am »
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It's scheduled to make an appearanc at Duxford and La Ferte Alais in the new year, according to Mr Reilly and the team...

Ok, that's it then , I'll start packing already to visit those shows next year. Wouldn't want to miss a beauty like that.

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« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2005, 10:54:39 am »
:o You mean you wouldn't consider going to them otherwise? FOR SHAME!!!

 :lol: Just joking.

Hmm....I'm looking forward to (eventually) doing another racer. Problem is, what type.....?

BTW, The basic Mustang was the Airfix 1/72 P-51D/K kit (the one with Swedish decals which are now on my SAAB F.1, a captured and modified Bf109G-10), the radiator scoop from the Supermodel 1/72 Aermacchi MB.339 and the canopy from Minicraft's MiG-25 Foxbat. In 1/144. The canopy fairing is the largest amount of filler I've used in one place.

Which reminds me, I should post ANOTHER famous racer I've done a conversion of...back soon in a new thread  ;) ...

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« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2005, 01:31:29 pm »
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Which reminds me, I should post ANOTHER famous racer I've done a conversion of...back soon in a new thread  ;) ...
Is the other racer powered by an "improbability drive"????

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« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2005, 02:09:51 pm »
:lol:  B) You'll see. She's not a whiffer but I feel obliged to show off more of my work.

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« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2005, 12:00:34 am »
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BTW, The basic Mustang was the Airfix 1/72 P-51D/K kit , the canopy from Minicraft's MiG-25 Foxbat. In 1/144.
This is modelism the way I love :wub:
P-51D 1/72 + Mig 25 1/144 into a single model! :D
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« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2005, 12:47:40 am »
I can, Tophe, I'm touched. Merci beaucoup. B)  

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« Reply #24 on: December 26, 2005, 03:37:07 pm »
Okay, here are some "three view" pics taken on Christmas Eve. And yes, next day the weather was awful. Whaddya do?

These are at the request of our pal Tophe.

Bottom.

Front.

Left.

Right.

And finally the top.

Sorry about the light  <_< . Enjoy.

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« Reply #25 on: December 26, 2005, 04:10:06 pm »
That's really nice Zac! What a sweet little build!

Love the colors and the numbers too!

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« Reply #26 on: December 26, 2005, 04:14:14 pm »
Thanks Bri. The yellow sunstreaks were my first major masking job, and I HANDPAINTED the numbers. Very tricky but I got them how I like. Cool huh?

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« Reply #27 on: December 26, 2005, 04:19:16 pm »
Like I mentioned before, it's amazing how a lack of proper decals can improve your handpainting/lettering skills.

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« Reply #28 on: December 26, 2005, 04:33:27 pm »
Lookin' sweet mate

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« Reply #29 on: December 26, 2005, 10:57:29 pm »
Wonderful! :wub:  :wub:  :wub:  :wub:  Thanks so much for this Xmas present! I am gonna add it to my collection of Mustangs, with related dreams you made me dream, so pleasantly... ^_^  :P  :lol:  :D  
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