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Re: 1:72 Reims Aviation MH.352 "Bastang II", Rhodesian Air Force, 1972
« Reply #30 on: July 16, 2019, 01:51:59 am »
Do you remember Fred Yves (PYF42) started to build a twintriplex-engined P-51? (in 2010-2011):
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Re: 1:72 Reims Aviation MH.352 "Bastang II", Rhodesian Air Force, 1972
« Reply #31 on: July 16, 2019, 02:12:25 am »
Oh, no. But a nice idea to use Whirlwind wings, they are small enough. But adding engines could be tight...

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Re: 1:72 Reims Aviation MH.352 "Bastang II", Rhodesian Air Force, 1972
« Reply #32 on: July 16, 2019, 02:34:44 am »
Solution to stalky leg issues could be to cut the wings off and glue them back on upside down with new wheel openings cut though the wings.
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Re: 1:72 Reims Aviation MH.352 "Bastang II", Rhodesian Air Force, 1972
« Reply #33 on: July 16, 2019, 07:48:31 am »
Dizzy, I was actually suggesting contra-props as a solution to the long legs issue because by using contra-props you could get the same thrust for a shorter blade length, thus allowing you to make the legs less ... leggy. ;)
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Re: 1:72 Reims Aviation MH.352 "Bastang II", Rhodesian Air Force, 1972
« Reply #34 on: July 16, 2019, 11:09:27 am »

it is looking impressively good !

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Re: 1:72 Reims Aviation MH.352 "Bastang II", Rhodesian Air Force, 1972
« Reply #35 on: July 16, 2019, 11:56:36 pm »
Painting started yesterday, and an aircrfat with all dark-earth undersides looks SO wrong... The coat of paint also revealed some surface flaws, but this was to be expected after all the surgery, and I hope that I can hide some weak points under paint effects. Looks good in the green/brown cammo, though, very natural.


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Re: 1:72 Reims Aviation MH.352 "Bastang II", Rhodesian Air Force, 1972
« Reply #37 on: July 19, 2019, 12:43:18 am »
Further progress is slow but good. With some paint (in the meantime I gave the kit a black ink wash, some fake panel lines with a pencil and some post-shading) the whole thing looks much better now.


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Re: 1:72 Reims Aviation MH.352 "Bastang II", Rhodesian Air Force, 1972
« Reply #39 on: July 19, 2019, 09:41:15 am »
That looks remarkably UN-Mustang-like.  :o
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Re: 1:72 Reims Aviation MH.352 "Bastang II", Rhodesian Air Force, 1972
« Reply #40 on: July 19, 2019, 10:27:11 am »
That looks remarkably UN-Mustang-like.  :o
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Re: 1:72 Reims Aviation MH.352 "Bastang II", Rhodesian Air Force, 1972
« Reply #41 on: July 19, 2019, 08:03:13 pm »
Looks like a concept I came up with a few years ago, great minds and all that... :P
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Re: 1:72 Reims Aviation MH.352 "Bastang II", Rhodesian Air Force, 1972
« Reply #42 on: July 20, 2019, 09:25:25 am »
That looks remarkably UN-Mustang-like.  :o

Doesn't it?  ;D

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Re: 1:72 Reims Aviation MH.352 "Bastang II", Rhodesian Air Force, 1972
« Reply #43 on: July 20, 2019, 03:01:08 pm »
That looks remarkably UN-Mustang-like.  :o

Doesn't it?  ;D

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Precisely!  ;D
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Re: 1:72 Reims Aviation MH.352 "Bastang II", Rhodesian Air Force, 1972
« Reply #44 on: July 21, 2019, 03:53:08 am »
More from the bench, progress is still slow, but I am about to apply decals and do some detail work, e.g. painting the props and the ordnance:


1:72 Reims Aviation MH.352 "Bastang II" (Whif/modified Italeri P-51D) - WiP
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