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1.JaVA_LGorrit

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A pair of Mustangs
« on: March 13, 2014, 03:59:51 AM »
Hi all,

I was visiting a friend last Sunday.
He is a (tobacco) pipemaker and he has all this woodtypes in his garage.

After seeing my Mossie model, he gave me a piece of Paulownia wood and told me to try it.

This is the start of my new project.
it is just enough to make 2 nice little P-51B's.

I printed the plans and started chipping yesterday.
What a delight to work with this wood type.





Jorrit

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Re: A pair of Mustangs
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2014, 05:52:50 AM »
Congratulations on scoring some nice wood for your next project. I await your progress.

Lou

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Re: A pair of Mustangs
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2014, 03:09:40 PM »
Jorritt well done ! Paulownia was used by the 1936 kit manufacturers in America to make propellers for rubber driven flying model kits,it looks very similar to Jelutong ?close grained and lovely to cut to shape,carve and sand,two nice projects there as well.
Barry.

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Re: A pair of Mustangs
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2014, 11:35:00 AM »
What happened to your Mustangs?

Lou

1.JaVA_LGorrit

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Re: A pair of Mustangs
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2014, 03:34:29 AM »
Hi Lou,

They are lying on a shelf in an old tobacco tin:


I suffer from a case of carve-anxiety... In short, it comes down to the fact that I am afraid to carve too much off..
Plus I have no idea how to attach the mainwing to the fuselage.
In the instructions it says I should fit it in , but I just don't see how I could manage.
What do you suggest?
Should I cut the fuselage just like I did with the Mossie and cut parts of the middle wing section?
I am really lost and don't know how to proceed.

Thanks.

Jorrit

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Re: A pair of Mustangs
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2014, 09:45:26 AM »
The wings are cut similar to the Mossie, however the bottom of the wing will also be the bottom of the fuselage. I normally cut just ahead of the radiator intake. I am in the process of doing a Mustang myself, so I will post photos of the wing attachment.

Lou

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Re: A pair of Mustangs
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2014, 02:59:37 PM »
I have started a P-51 build and will post photos as I get them.  I found the method in the instruction to be too hard for me so i use the same method as the Mossie.

Lou
http://smm.solidmodelmemories.net/SMF/index.php?topic=1280.0

1.JaVA_LGorrit

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Re: A pair of Mustangs
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2015, 03:59:29 AM »
Hi Lou,

Grabbing back to your post of the RNLAF Mustang D variant, I was able to figure out how to connect the wing to the fuselage.
Indeed the same method as used with the Mossie before.

Thank you.

I am making some serious progress finally:




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Re: A pair of Mustangs
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2015, 06:31:30 AM »
Looking great Jorrit. One model will always teach you something for your next project.

Lou

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Re: A pair of Mustangs
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2015, 05:49:46 AM »
Hi all,

Here is a quick update of the P-51B.
She is ready for painting:





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Re: A pair of Mustangs
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2015, 08:38:29 AM »
Looking Great Jorrit. There are many colour schemes for the Mustangs. Keep up the good work.

Lou

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Re: A pair of Mustangs
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2015, 03:13:09 PM »

  Coming along nicely.
 
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1.JaVA_LGorrit

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Re: A pair of Mustangs
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2015, 05:12:05 AM »
Finished the first one a week ago.
Here are the final pictures:








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Re: A pair of Mustangs
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2015, 11:27:36 AM »
Jorrit, a very nice Mustang. It goes well with your collection.

Cliff.

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Re: A pair of Mustangs
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2015, 12:23:50 PM »
Thank you, Cliff!
It's only my second solid model, and it's far from perfect.
But at least I am having fun and learning lessons each time.

Jorrit