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Revell 1/32 P-51D-5NA Mustang; Desert Rat. 41-3714 Capt. Herschel Pascoe
Topic Started: Dec 10 2017, 01:37 PM (1,738 Views)
jacksdad64
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First impressions of this long awaited kit from Revell are of a really well detailed model in a modular format that suggests a few more versions for future release.

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Decals are supplied for two Mustang, one being the box art version and the other for Desert Rat, which is the one I'll be doing.

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As you can see Desert Rat had the longer fuel tanks so I will not be using the teardrop one or the bomb supplied.

I am genuinely looking forward to building this kit as it looks like it be build into a well detailed model of one of the most iconic aircraft of WWII.


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CPNGROATS
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Steve, i'm a fan of this A/C and am looking forward to seeing your build... :thumb:

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johnnyb
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Really looking forward to this build. I may wait for a later production mark before I purchase, however.
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Started putting some paint on to this. I've done the cockpit green and the u/c bay the chromate green/yellow. Here are a couple of pictures of the superb detail that should pop out with some weathering.

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Steve, great looking details............ :thumb: :thumb:

Cheers,

ggc
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A little Tamiya smoke in the u/c bay and the top wing on.

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Radiator part.

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Rear u/c bay sides.

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Cockpit side walls.

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Guns drilled out.

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Wing starting to look the part.

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Very enjoyable so far.


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Today's work.

Rear u/c bay with the Tamiya smoke dried. Looks a bit better. Nice and grimey.

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Radiator looking ok.

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Dry fit of cockpit parts and fuselage, which has had the tail attached.

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Dry fit of the wing and fuselage to check for fit. Looks really good.

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Love the details.......... :wub:
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Tonights work and the wing has now been attached to the fuselage.

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Final bulkhead part put into the front of the u/c bay. Looks quite effective to me.

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Found a gap!!!! Yes there is a gap of about 1mm :shock:


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Radiator intake has also been attached but it is covered in tape at the moment.


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Excellent work.
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johnnyb
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Nice job! Surprised at the gap. Is there a way to assemble it to avoid that? Is that brown paint on the wing root? Thanks.
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Dec 16 2017, 07:00 AM
Nice job! Surprised at the gap. Is there a way to assemble it to avoid that? Is that brown paint on the wing root? Thanks.
The gap is not much of a problem. There are locating pegs that make moving the radiator assembly not very easy, although you could cut off the pegs if you wanted.
The brown was just the first colour I grabbed to see how the fuselage/wing seam was.


Steve


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Johni044
Dec 16 2017, 06:29 AM
Excellent work.
Thank you John.
So far its been a joy to build.


Steve
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Thanks. Sometimes locating pins are more of a hassle than their worth. Great detail. Nice use of the Tamiya smoke.
Edited by johnnyb, Dec 16 2017, 07:25 AM.
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Dec 16 2017, 07:12 AM
Nice use of the Tamiya smoke.
Thanks Johnny. I have a large pot of thinned Smoke thats my go to for adding a bit of depth.
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So tonight I glued the fuel tank halves together, attached the tail-planes, rudder, ailerons, flaps and undercarraige legs. I also got the exhausts, under cowl piece and prop parts.
Still no dramas with the fit of any of the parts.

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Steve, nice progress ... :thumb:

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Looks great!
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Tonights work was putting the IP decal and various placards in the cockpit.

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Looking forward to more of this build!
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