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Aircraft of the United States in WWII.
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Airfix Mustang new tooling 1/48
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Posted: Friday, December 29, 2017 - 10:00 AM UTC
I have a sickness when it comes to mustangs and this one is calling ... well screaming at me to be built .

I do have a few goodies to add , but I'm not going crazy with the aftermarket items

Eduards interior set

Ultracast seat with belts ( in case I'm not over happy with the kit one .

Microscale decals ...just love those checkers !


Progress pics following soon












Terri
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Posted: Friday, December 29, 2017 - 10:20 AM UTC
Best of luck on the checkerboards. On my Testors P-51 they were a nightmare.
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Posted: Friday, December 29, 2017 - 11:58 AM UTC
Ha ha - When I saw this on the home page I knew it would be you Terri -
I suppose one could say this Mustang was made by " WAY North American
Aircraft "

I'll be watching for sure - you'll be done with this one in the time it takes me to walk to the bench and decide what to do next !
Cheers - Richard
P.S. - be sure to give us your comparative impressions - Airfix vs your recent Tamiya Build
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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 05:17 AM UTC
Thanks Mark . The decals are for the Tamiya kit so my fingers are crossed that will work out .


Richard , I think it will take me a little longer then that , but you never know .

Yes , it will be built in the Great White Canadian North !



Terri
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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 07:44 AM UTC
Hi Terri

Nice one! I'll be following your build.

I bought the kit when it first came out and did a quick test-fit (which was very encouraging), but I've held off tackling it for real in order to use it for comparisons with various Eduard upgrade sets that came in for review. I was a bit lazy over Christmas, but I'm just starting to get them posted.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 04:05 AM UTC
Hallo Rowan

Glad to have to follow along on the build , hope not to disappoint . Being following your reviews as you post them .
I do have the cocpit , wheels and prop for another build including the exterior PE set . I didn't op for the exhaust though . I still have a few Ultracast sets in the stash to use up .


I start cutting parts free and been messing around with test fitting and I must say the fit so far is most excellent so hopely this will apply once glue takes it place in the build .


Now it's time to get parts cleaned up and on with the painting ...



Terri
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Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 08:06 AM UTC

Quoted Text

... I have a sickness when it comes to mustangs and this one is calling ... well screaming at me to be built . ..

Terri



What else !!?

I'll happy to follow up another one of your beautiful Mustang builds

Happy 2018, Thomas
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Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 10:27 AM UTC
Glad to have you following along Thomas

All of the parts that get trapped between the fuselage halves are free up and cleaned up ready for mods for the PE parts and paint . There are 25 parts for this minus the chin breathers . The seat was built up and this will be replaced with Ultracasts seat .

Detail of the parts are pretty good , soft in some areas but nothing that a bit of wire and plastic can't address . There are injector pin marks in very noticeable areas which will need to filled . Worst ones are on the cockpit side walls so will be punching a few discs .









Terri
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Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 10:37 AM UTC
Terri,
Got my favorite chair pulled up and will be tagging along for another one of your builds.

Gotta say that the resin seat and belts really puts the kit part to shame.

Joel
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Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 09:28 PM UTC
Terri, I will be along for the ride with this build as well. I hear you on the decals. I build mostly 1/32 scale and have been slowly making the switch to using masks to airbrush the insignia on my builds. I built a JG1 Fw190 A7 a couple of years ago and opted to spray the checkboard pattern on the nose. I imagine that given the respective shapes of the noses of P51 vs Fw190, the airbrushing the checkboards on the P51 would be a bit more involved, but doable for someone with your skills.

Ernest
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Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 12:20 PM UTC
First round of adding the PE parts on the items needing paint . Detail has also been removed for the coloured PE parts once everything gets a coat of paint .










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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 12:27 PM UTC
Work continues with airbrushing over the weekend and base colours are on the cockpit and the wheel wells are painted as well ( no pic though ). I did add the cool air vents behind the seat using oxygen hose and bits of plastic . ( Mengs kit has this detail ) Still have to finish off the instrument panel , a few small levers to add .







Terri
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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 02:30 PM UTC
Great to see you taking up the airfix Mustang, especially on the heels of your last 1/48 Tamiya and the Meng kit a few months before that!

Apart from the strange cross hatched back pad the kit seat and molded on belts look half decent and a nice option for the oob types.

Your cockpit work is looking good! Can't wait to see it buttoned up
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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 06:30 PM UTC
That pit is looking good Terri.

Ernest
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Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - 12:36 PM UTC
Thanks guys

Mike , really ... you recall the Meng build I have another one you know with extras ...



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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 04:40 AM UTC
The pit is now ready to be trapped inside the fuselage . The Eduard set does aid in a few of the items such as instrument panel , switch panels/faces . I did lose a few same levers but you do get extras in the PE set .












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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 06:31 AM UTC
Nice one Terri

That's looking very tasty indeed!

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 10:35 AM UTC
Terri,
The Pit looks sensational. Details abound everywhere. and the wheel wells really look the part with your weathering touch. You just might become Aeroscale's Miss 'Stang.

Joel
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 11:24 AM UTC
Terri -

All looking great ! I think Joel's new handle for you - " Miss 'Stang " just might stick !

Cheers - Richard
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 06:41 PM UTC
Sensational work on the cockpit and wheel well Terri. What paint did you use for the wheel well?

Ernest
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 12:04 PM UTC
Rowan , as tasty as it looks , you still can't eat it . Just to hard and crunchy and gets caught in one's teeth . I mean , who wants a weird look from the dentist .

Joel , Richard , Not sure of the Miss Stang handle . I'm sure folks are getting bored with Mustangs coming from my bench by now ...

Ernest , I used Vallejo Model Air US Interior Yellow #71.107


Thanks guys for the kind comments . I have the wings together and the fuselage and will let this set for a few days . Their are some fit issues along with miss mould detail . Will post pics of this soon .

I don't like the detail on the wings . Their choice on placing the rivets soesn't cut it for me . If it was just panel lines it wouldn't bother me . So I will be filling the wings on this build . This is going to take time but that's ok ...Will turn my attention towards the Ki-61




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Posted: Friday, January 26, 2018 - 12:52 PM UTC
Will have an up-date soon . Almost done with the wings .




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Posted: Friday, January 26, 2018 - 03:05 PM UTC
I just want to wake up in a world free of over detailed mustang kit wings. Listening Eduard?


Thank you for your patience, this has been a first world problem announcement
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Posted: Friday, January 26, 2018 - 03:47 PM UTC
Terri - your true love ( the Mustang ) devotedly awaits your return while you flirt with that thing with Hinomarus

Mike - so maybe Eduard can say " Laminar flow " on the box

Richard
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Posted: Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 09:34 AM UTC
Hi Terri,

I picked this kit up yesterday so I'll be following along,I think the only parts I may replace due to having some unknown resin parts are the seat and instrument panel.

chris