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Offline JudgeDredd

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My P-51D
« on: March 25, 2018, 02:05:31 PM »
My "future" son-in-law bought me an Aifrix 1/72 P-51D Mustang.

I'm not too hot on 1/72 - especially fighters. On the one hand, there's very few pieces and they can be put together pretty speedily. On the other, they're just so small.

Anyway - progress so far.

Box art


Sprues




Build










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Re: My P-51D
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2018, 03:28:18 PM »
Ready for some nice blue and red stuff...



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Re: My P-51D
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2018, 04:59:01 PM »
Looking forward to the final result.  :bd:
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Re: My P-51D
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2018, 01:25:37 AM »
My "future" son-in-law bought me an Aifrix 1/72 P-51D Mustang.

Butterin' up the old man, huh?   >:D

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Re: My P-51D
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2018, 02:01:52 AM »
Consider me buttered (that does sound a bit creepy!) - he's a nice guy.
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Re: My P-51D
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2018, 07:25:28 AM »
Damn...got some run



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Re: My P-51D
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2018, 07:38:38 AM »
Consider me buttered (that does sound a bit creepy!) - he's a nice guy.

Seriously, he's got good taste in aircraft.
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Re: My P-51D
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2018, 06:15:02 AM »
Consider me buttered (that does sound a bit creepy!) - he's a nice guy.

Seriously, he's got good taste in aircraft.
Yes he does. I need to get me a 1/48 or 1/32 of the P-51

Anyway - almost done. I'm going to dirty her up a bit. Don't ask me what's gone wrong with the undercarriage. I have no excuse except Airfix











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Re: My P-51D
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2018, 07:59:27 AM »
Nice!

IIRC, didn't the P-51 necessitate the design of a special 'cut down' version of the 50 Cal MG to fit inside the narrow wing? I seem to recall the guns also had to be laid on their side, instead of upright as on other US A/C.
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Re: My P-51D
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2018, 01:53:38 PM »
Nice!

IIRC, didn't the P-51 necessitate the design of a special 'cut down' version of the 50 Cal MG to fit inside the narrow wing? I seem to recall the guns also had to be laid on their side, instead of upright as on other US A/C.
I don't know about that. I do know it was a b*****d to make  :buck2:
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Re: My P-51D
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2018, 02:28:57 PM »
Nice work, JD!  O0

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Re: My P-51D
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2018, 03:41:46 PM »
Thank you  O0
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