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Re: 1/33 P-51D Mustangs
« Reply #22 on: August 26, 2012, 09:22:15 AM »
a few more progress pics of this build...

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Re: 1/33 P-51D Mustangs
« Reply #23 on: August 26, 2012, 11:02:17 PM »
Now I can see your take on those exhaust pipes!!
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Re: 1/33 P-51D Mustangs
« Reply #24 on: August 28, 2012, 09:57:11 AM »
Here is the finished model, a little rushed, but still not too bad.

I didn't take the time to fit the Landing Gear in nicely.
Just impatient with other things.

And of course, the cowling is wrong.. the model you get will have
a narrower anti-glare paint section !
(see the cover artwork posted above for a better understanding)





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Re: 1/33 P-51D Mustangs
« Reply #25 on: August 28, 2012, 12:44:58 PM »
Nice canopy! You made it? Bought it?

Open cockpit is a good idea too.

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Re: 1/33 P-51D Mustangs
« Reply #26 on: August 28, 2012, 01:05:05 PM »
The canopy is the 1/33 GPM Canopy ...it does not fit!

Its way too small.
And the front glass shape is wrong for a P-51D.

For this model I cut it in half because it is hard to tell
that it is too small when it is open!

The front section worked fairly well, my paper frame hides
the shape of the front glass area

but the rear part required some major distortion to the frame parts.
I printed two extra canopy frames and cut them up.
Then I attached parts using double sided tape.

Its not perfect but neither is the rest of my build!




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Re: 1/33 P-51D Mustangs
« Reply #27 on: August 28, 2012, 01:48:14 PM »
You can hardly notice it is smaller.

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Re: 1/33 P-51D Mustangs
« Reply #28 on: September 03, 2012, 11:26:45 PM »
Latest Mustang release...

actually a request from way back, when I did Bill Shomo's Flying Undertaker.
Took me a while to get to this one, but finally here it is.

The F-6D(K) is actually the modified Photo Reconaissance version of the P-51D(K).
It has Cameras fitted into into the fuselage, just behind the cockpit.
The Mustang still retains its six wing guns.


This particular F-6D is the aircraft Major Shomo was flying when he shot down
7 aircraft (5 Fighters and 2 Bombers) earning the Medal of Honor.  It was Shomos
fifth "Snooks" aircraft (hence the name).

Thanks go out to Ron Spencer for his help with some reference material on this one
(and many other of my Mustang models!)...


Snooks 5th might be more recognizable in its repainted form. Black and Gold accents
were added to the Tail and Tail numbers, after Shomo received his Medal of Honor.
Most likely for Press attention.
I decided to go with the more basic look of the aircraft as it would have looked  while
Shomo was flying it.




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Re: 1/33 P-51D Mustangs
« Reply #29 on: September 20, 2012, 12:07:32 PM »
A couple of new WW2 RCAF Mustangs for your consideration...

and first up is KH729 of 442 Squadron.
442 Squadron performed one of the very last missions of WW2, protecting ships in an area
of the English Channel that was still occupied by resistant German forces after VE day.

A bare metal finish on this Mustang with the 442 distinctive yellow trim and cowling paint.

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and coming soon, is another 442 Squadron Mustang, KH680 the "Edmonton Special"
however this one finished in RAF gray/green camouflage with yellow trim.







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Re: 1/33 P-51D Mustangs
« Reply #30 on: September 21, 2012, 11:07:11 AM »
Somehow I see the Edmont Special drawing painted in red-brown. Then I read you saying it is green. I went and found this picture of the Mustang, and it looks green indeed, and it seems to be "English" green.

http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/showthread.php?29992-Want-a-Mustang-Canadian-style/page2

But since those are virtual paintings, and not specifying the color codes, I searched again and found this:

KH680, Mustang MK IVA (P-51K 44-1383) the 'Edmonton Special' flown by Pilot Officer A.J. Mallandine.  This machine is in the standard RAF 'temperate scheme' of dark green/ocean grey upper surfaces over medium sea grey lower surfaces with an 18"sky rear fuselage band and yellow leading edges (outboard and including the machine gun panel) to the wings.  The spinner, anti-glare and canopy framing are in yellow as per the previous aircraft but lack the blue edging.
Source: http://decals.kitreview.com/decals/sweatingbeaverreviewrk_2.htm

Another here:
http://www.ipmscanada.com/ipms/Reference_%20Article/Aircraft/Aircraft_Page/Edmonton%20Special.html

All sources I bet you already knew. But I just wanted to be sure that the color on the Edmint Special is not red-brown... and because I just add it to my wish list.
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Re: 1/33 P-51D Mustangs
« Reply #31 on: September 21, 2012, 11:33:57 AM »
The underlying RAF paint scheme is "temperate"...which is Dk.Green and Sea Gray (undersides are Sky Gray)
The fuselage band and lettering are "sky" ...not white.

I went one shade lighter on all these colours to compensate for scale and printer saturation
(however its still impossible for me to control your output)
And I would rather see a paint colour faded out, rather than too strong.

Antiglare paint and wing leading edges are yellow, as is the Cockpit Canopy frame.
Fuselage lettering is also bordered in yellow.

I used RAF Trainer yellow...common on the Harvards and Texans.
Its dirtier, more orange.
But thats what it would be in my opinon.
(That sim artwork looks more accurate than the decal/painting sheets I have seen.
They all seem to show a very bright, almost lemon yellow.)

Chrome yellow is NOT RAF Trainer Yellow...I don't care what anyone thinks.
Chrome yellow is a later enamel paint colour that is sometimes used by modelers in place of the more Orange Trainer Yellow.


On the bare metal 442 Sqdn aircraft, the antiglare yellow is bordered with a blue stripe.

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Re: 1/33 P-51D Mustangs
« Reply #32 on: October 27, 2012, 09:51:56 AM »
This usually doesn't happen, but it seems I have an error in one of my kits?

lol
yeah, like that never happens.

An error in the D model has been brought my attention. (thanks Glenn!)
In fact, I am quite surprised nobody else has noticed it up to now.

Anyway...the issue is Part 44A shown in the instruction Pages.



Part 44A is the inside Frame part, for the front half (Windshield) part
of the Cockpit Canopy...primarily used when installing a clear Canopy.

Heres the explanation:
In the beginning...
there was an inner and outer part to the canopy frame
(for use with a clear canopy).
However the thickness of the canopy becomes an issue when using plastic
and the added inner frame parts made the entire canopy too thick to install properly.
So... I removed the inner frame parts from the kit.

Later I changed my mind about using the rear half of the inner frame
for the bubble section of the canopy
and so I put it back into the kit...

but I still opted to leave out the forward inner frame
because I felt it was too awkward to work with.

Unfortunately I never altered the instruction page to show this change

If you want an inner frame to the Windshield, you can print a second
copy of the Windshield frame part and use it
...however you will need to reduce the overall width of the frame
to compensate for the inner radius dimensions.
How much you need to reduce will depend on the thickness of the
plastic used for the Windshield parts.
And the increased thickness of the Windshield frame will make it
difficult to fit the frame to the Fuselage...you might need to do some
creative angle trimming to the parts that contact the fuselage.

See why this is a problem?

...so, please accept my apologies for this error
and just ignore Part 44A
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