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Dave Winfield

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Re: 1/33 P-51D Mustangs
« Reply #55 on: May 08, 2012, 08:31:16 AM »
As a builder I must recognize that there are other methods and preferences
when building, and my design may or may not work for everyone.
A test build of parts or method will illustrate any problems.

I have always done my own full model test builds...but thats mainly out of impatience.
If I want to fix something or make changes, I just can't wait for someone else.

I also get very frustrated with people who promise to build and then don't.
Sometimes for legitimate reasons I agree, but its still very frustrating for me.
So its easier to do it myself.

For repaints, I will often get someone else to do a test build since I just don't have
room or time to build every model I release.

I also think EVERY designer should build at least one of every model they sell
so that they understand all positive and negative aspects of the assembly.
Assuming that your 3D design will build into a model is unfair to your fans and customers.
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Re: 1/33 P-51D Mustangs
« Reply #56 on: May 08, 2012, 04:07:03 PM »
Pinup Girl is finished!
Working on the instruction pages now.
Then I just have to make up a cover and PDF package.
Then I can release the kit and start working on repaints.
For now, please enjoy some photos.













You will notice in the photos, that I added simple parts to create an open Radiator vent door.




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Re: 1/33 P-51D Mustangs
« Reply #57 on: May 08, 2012, 11:57:57 PM »
Dave this is so sweet!

Is the Shark of Zambales one of the higher up candidates on your repaint list?

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Re: 1/33 P-51D Mustangs
« Reply #58 on: May 09, 2012, 03:01:28 AM »
Great work Dave. Your routine that you build every model you design yourself is what every designer should do like you stated. And that you sometimes even top that by giving it to be built by an average modelers just to se how it works makes them even better. Sometimes the cardmodel publishing companies forget that and one can find very perculiar mistakes in printed models.
Mustang looks brilliant and I got to try it because I found some nice white metalic paper for inkjet printing and I think the shine would compliment this model well. I have some bare metal surface paper too and I'll test them both. Keep us posted when we can logg on to EcardModels. ;-)

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Re: 1/33 P-51D Mustangs
« Reply #59 on: May 09, 2012, 11:04:58 AM »
Congrats Dave!
Crisp & clean build, just the way I like it!
Cheers,
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Re: 1/33 P-51D Mustangs
« Reply #60 on: May 09, 2012, 11:30:56 PM »
What about Wing Tanks?

I notice not one person has suggested this addition, so maybe this is just a wasted effort?
This is the third attempt at some tanks and Wing Pylons.
I don't think I am going to bother going any further with the design.



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Re: 1/33 P-51D Mustangs
« Reply #61 on: May 10, 2012, 04:40:08 AM »
Wing tanks are a must Dave. And some rockets too. Maybe people take these things granted.  :-)

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Re: 1/33 P-51D Mustangs
« Reply #62 on: May 13, 2012, 08:56:02 AM »
sorry, no Rockets.

I have added the Wing Pylons and the two Wing Tanks to the kit though.

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Still working hard to get the Instruction pages finished.
I'm also renumbering the parts, so its slowed me down quite a bit.

And today I am off to see The Avengers (with my kid)...so no work until later.

Didn't get much done on the Instructions yesterday because I decided to make a major
modification to Pin Up Girl.
Seems I did exactly what I said you should never do... rely on profile Artworks!

In this case, there isn't much visual reference for Pin Up Girl.
And I was forced to refer to Mark Styling's lovely profile artwork of Pin Up Girl.

Not sure why I did this, but I laid out the noseart based on his artwork.

And yesterday, I was studying the only picture I have of the real Pin Up Girl
and I noticed that the noseart name was not in the same position as my model.
On my model its much larger, longer, taller and stretches across a lot more of the Engine cowling.

I don't know why I didn't pay attention to this before...maybe thinking too much
about the design of new Mustang model?
But, its totally wrong...and so I decided yesterday I was not happy with it and so
I created new Noseart lettering.
This time I used an actual photo, of the actual noseart as it was being painted on the actual plane!
sheesh
now I might have to rebuild my model




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Re: 1/33 P-51D Mustangs
« Reply #63 on: May 27, 2012, 09:21:24 PM »
Dave, you'll need better references than this, but maybe some inspiration for an RCAF Mustang? A plastic version of the "Edmonton Special". http://www.thescale.info/news/publish/edmonton-special-mustang.shtml

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Re: 1/33 P-51D Mustangs
« Reply #64 on: May 28, 2012, 07:49:10 PM »
Scott...RCAF Mustangs will be part of the work. Already got some reference material.

The work continues...
just added two more to the collection:
American Maid 434th FS, 478th FG
and
Shark of Zambales Philippine AF

both have been shipped off to ecardmodels and should be available soon.
(I'll make a proper announcement once they are ready)

Already started work on the next pair...another couple of Tuskegee planes.

After that, probably Nip Nocker and Old Crow.
Not sure yet.

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I gotta save this for when I go back to P-47 models!

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Re: 1/33 P-51D Mustangs
« Reply #65 on: May 28, 2012, 08:30:26 PM »
I'll be looking forward to them, Dave. Sorry, didn't mean to imply you weren't already planning some.

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