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Picture Post => Current and Finished Projects => Aircraft => Topic started by: Tophe on September 19, 2009, 10:33:10 am

Title: What-ifing a 1/32 Mustang
Post by: Tophe on September 19, 2009, 10:33:10 am
In 1977-78 probably (my JMN years, 14 year old), I built this 1/32 P-51D, and during many home-moving, only the propellers have been broken away. Now it stands (on the wall) almost correct but… not what-if enough.
So I am going to “improve” the tail. With an inverted V addition. As P-51^.
Title: Re: What-ifing a 1/32 Mustang
Post by: Tophe on September 19, 2009, 10:50:45 am
project P-51^ :
Title: Re: What-ifing a 1/32 Mustang
Post by: Brian da Basher on September 23, 2009, 03:07:06 am
Yowsa that's wickedly cool, Tophe! I look forward to watching your progress on this very intriguing project.
 :thumbsup:
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: What-ifing a 1/32 Mustang
Post by: Captain Canada on September 23, 2009, 03:40:25 am
The original is a nice peice of work, Tophe ! Be sure to save a few pics of her before she's gone forever !

And as an aside to the new tail, it looks like the ground crew can just throw a tarp over it and have a place to stay !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What-ifing a 1/32 Mustang
Post by: Tophe on September 23, 2009, 08:19:58 pm
Thanks for the comments, friends. ;D  I will do it probably next week-end. With putty and sanding the week after, then painting again the whole tail (all yellow probably). :smiley:
Title: Re: What-ifing a 1/32 Mustang
Post by: Tophe on September 26, 2009, 01:24:11 am
Here is the weekend and, uh... my workbench has been invaded by shared with
my dear wife... :blink: :huh: ;D
Title: Re: What-ifing a 1/32 Mustang
Post by: Tophe on September 26, 2009, 07:33:00 am
Standing back on the wall (waiting for completion):
Title: Re: What-ifing a 1/32 Mustang
Post by: Tophe on September 26, 2009, 07:46:14 am
 Detail: as I dislike >:( nationalism, as I dislike >:( the acute Western racism of giving back the Palestine to the Hebrews without giving back the USA to Native Americans… the N.A. P-51D of the USAF has become Native American P-51V of the UTAF (United Tribes Amerindia Force) :blink:
Title: Re: What-ifing a 1/32 Mustang
Post by: Tophe on September 26, 2009, 07:48:13 am
Well, I have let the USAF roundel on the (weaponless) asymmetric Singalina improved by my wife, towing a Filipino Bacolod-Mascara souvenir…
Title: Re: What-ifing a 1/32 Mustang
Post by: Tophe on September 26, 2009, 08:58:16 pm
 :huh: My can of yellow paint is empty, so the P-51V will not wait  >:( for another order and envoice, but probably have a white tail, and I will put white covers also on machine guns, as I am a naive crazy pacifist, sorry... :blink: :wacko:
Title: Re: What-ifing a 1/32 Mustang
Post by: Tophe on September 27, 2009, 07:33:48 am
The first coat of white paint is on the tail, and the deadly claws have been discarded and covered with a gentle (peaceful white) glove. :blink:
Title: Re: What-ifing a 1/32 Mustang
Post by: Tophe on September 27, 2009, 07:36:56 am
A detail of the pilot face, bright orange :huh:  >:( , reveals that I was not completely a true-JMN :wacko: (no more flesh paint, aw, too bad, I will take another color ;D ). And that is absolutely perfect now (32 years later) for the what-if story of the “improved” “moralized” model : this is not a white US pilot at all, this is a red-skin Amerindian pilot… :blink:
Title: Re: What-ifing a 1/32 Mustang
Post by: Tophe on September 27, 2009, 08:09:03 pm
P-51V of the UTAF (United Tribes Amerindia Force) :blink:
With no gun anymore, the UTAF is no more a Force but a Flight or Firm or... I don't know :blink:
Title: Re: What-ifing a 1/32 Mustang
Post by: Brian da Basher on September 29, 2009, 01:18:02 pm
I like the peaceful, white gloves, mon ami! I always appreciate your un-warlike approach to What-If.
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: What-ifing a 1/32 Mustang
Post by: Tophe on September 29, 2009, 09:24:07 pm
 ;D Thanks Brian, and she is now completed:
Title: Re: What-ifing a 1/32 Mustang
Post by: Tophe on September 29, 2009, 09:25:44 pm
another angle of view for the ^ tail:
Title: Re: What-ifing a 1/32 Mustang
Post by: Brian da Basher on September 30, 2009, 03:03:52 pm
Superb Tophe! I really like the white tail and how you changed the markings!

I continue to envy your limitless creativity!
 :bow: :bow:
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: What-ifing a 1/32 Mustang
Post by: Captain Canada on September 30, 2009, 06:17:15 pm
That's a beauty, Tophe ! The mods to the markings is a very cool touch !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: What-ifing a 1/32 Mustang
Post by: Tophe on September 30, 2009, 08:08:04 pm
Thanks a lot, dear both of you... ;D
You know I am not heretic, I am just mad, officially... :blink: ;D