Author Topic: DONE @p.3 +++ 1:72 "Gulf-Mirage" P-51D (mod) Unlimited Class Reno Racer, 70ies  (Read 2244 times)

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Re: WiP +++ P-51D Unlimited Class Reno Racer
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2018, 07:32:05 am »
That is looking very good so far  :thumbsup:

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Re: WiP +++ P-51D Unlimited Class Reno Racer
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2018, 10:58:18 am »
The Griffon cam covers really suit the P-51 airframe, and the colour scheme's looking very promising.
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Re: WiP +++ P-51D Unlimited Class Reno Racer
« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2018, 11:50:20 pm »
Well, the markings come the same source as your JPS decals...  ;)

The Griffon cam covers from the Special Hobby kit work VERY well on the P-51 fuselage, their fit is almost perfect - and it is IMHO a much better option than swapping the whole nose section from another kit. Should be feasible, but this option here involves much less PSR work.

The livery is a fight, though, since I have to add black edges to the orange stripes. The lowered flaps and esp. the lower cowling make this ...hazardous. But progress is good, update coming soon!  ;D
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She's looking fantastic, Thomas!
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Brilliant! I can just see that whizzing down the Mulsanne Straight at 500 mph and at 10 ft altitude.  ;D

Be a bit of a job getting round the hairpin though..........  ;)
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That looks a cracker dizzy   :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Having been to Reno for the races one time, I can visualize that very well ---
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Mmmmmm!!! That looks well nice! :wub:

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Wow, that's excellent! The Gulf livery really ties it together nicely  :thumbsup:

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Thank you, glad you like it, despite its simplicity! I am already curious about the "action pictures"...  ;)

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It will be good!
I'm a little worried about the canopy shape, though. Looks a little lumpy in the unfinished photos, in my opinion.

Some of my favorite racer canopies look like a flattened fighter canopy. Rare Bear always had one like that, I think, and there's 1970s photos of Precious Metal, showing a lower than usual P-51 canopy.



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Well, you have to take what the donor box offers... Many late Reno Racers have a frameless canopy from a Formula One Class racer "implanted", which are really tiny - these just offer enough space for the pilot's head with a helmet, and they are flat - almost like a reversed Mustang canopy. However, since there have been many wondrous cockpit cover solutions, I am fine with mine - it is, after all, a more streamlined alternative than the original canopy and windscreen. There's always "something to make better", but that's just the way it is.  ;)

BTW, finished the "Gulf-Mirage" yesterday evening, and it looks very good. Esp. the different nose section makes the aircraft look going fast, even on the ground.  :lol: