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Revell P-51D 1/32 New Tooled
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Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 - 01:09 PM UTC
Matt , Shell ...

Something I will not be buying so much of anymore is PE sets and the same with resin sets . With newer release getting better and better they just don't add that much more to the build other then a few cuss words on parts that don't fit .



Terri
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Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 - 01:04 PM UTC

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Egad, that PE looks crazy. Well done.





Thanks Colin



Terri
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Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 - 01:03 PM UTC
Thanks Joel Being playing around with my weathering methods and I I'm very pleased on how it turned out . Has a very natural feel to it .




Terri

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Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 12:03 PM UTC
I'll have to say that while I have used the PE that has been included in kits I have purchased, the Eduard that I bought separately has not been fun to work with. I just don't bother with it anymore.
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Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 11:27 AM UTC

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Every wheel well set and flap sets that I have used by Eduard always need more plastic removed and they still don't fit ( sand through the wing on the zero trying to get the wells to fit and they still don't )




Fear not - it's not just you, I've had the same problem with the Brassin stuff as well, which is incredibly disappointing. There have been a few parts - and even an entire engine - that I've had to bin.
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Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 10:07 AM UTC
Egad, that PE looks crazy. Well done.
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Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 06:10 AM UTC
Terri,
The weathering on the various cockpit sub assemblies is just 1st rate. I'm truly impressed, and at my age I don't impress all that easily any longer.

As for the wheel wells, you made a great save. There is enough PE in them to fools one eye. The added plumbing will only make it look all that much busier.

Joel
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Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 03:48 AM UTC
I started the wells on Tuesday and had to fix a boo-boo . Miss reading the instructions I ended up gluing top of the PE part to the top part of the wing . You are only to glue at the side walls . So removing the parts and getting the some what looking like they should ( they got damaged) . To give it more support I glued down some brass strips which in the end gave the ceiling better support and fit . Get all the well ribs in place and ready for further detailing with some plumbing and wiring .










Will not be added the other PE parts . Just don't have a stead hand for this anymore and with damage done to removal of the wells I know these will not overly fit very well .



And these are the flaps which I will be using , also have a set for the Tamiya kit . These are awesome !

A.M.U.R Reaver

http://amurreaver.ru









Terri
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Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 11:39 AM UTC
Thanks guys for the kind comments . I'm rather pleased on how it turned out . There wasn't a lot of paint used for the weathering . I lightly ran the brush on the surface with alum to pick out the corners . Rest is done with chalks . There is four coats of dull coat with weathering in between each coat .


Jacob , I would say yes . The Tamiya kit is worth it . It has a higher level of detail hence the high price . But I guess this is up too the individual for what their taste are . I will get another Revell Mustang . So far it's a great kit and one really doesn't need to add much other then seatbelts .




Terri
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Posted: Monday, October 22, 2018 - 10:03 PM UTC
Very nice work. The cockpit so far has great feel to it and the weathering is not overdone. Now I wonder is the Tamiya Mustang realy that much better ?
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Posted: Monday, October 22, 2018 - 09:47 PM UTC

Beautiful work thus far, Terri!
Office is looking great and good luck with the p/e parts

T m
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Posted: Monday, October 22, 2018 - 02:03 PM UTC
The added wear looks great, Terri.

Gaz
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Posted: Monday, October 22, 2018 - 12:57 PM UTC
Weekend progress report . I went as far on the pit as I could go while I wait for some items to arrive in the mail . Thanks Rowan
There is still enough to keep me busy . So I started on the main wings wheel wells . There is a fair amount to add and before I start fixing them in place there is going to be some major test fitting . Every wheel well set and flap sets that I have used by Eduard always need more plastic removed and they still don't fit ( sand through the wing on the zero trying to get the wells to fit and they still don't )



















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Posted: Monday, October 22, 2018 - 12:38 PM UTC
Torsten , the seat cushion does look pretty comfortable .



Terri
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Posted: Monday, October 22, 2018 - 12:37 PM UTC
Gary , I don't mind buying aftermarket stuff . Some kits I went really over board with it . But half of my stash is for out of box builds . Need a break from the big projects every now and then .



Terri
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Posted: Monday, October 22, 2018 - 12:34 PM UTC
Thanks Colin



Terri
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Posted: Monday, October 22, 2018 - 12:33 PM UTC
Thanks Joel , It is shaping up nicely so far . Has just the right amount with out it overly busy .



Terri
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Posted: Monday, October 22, 2018 - 12:31 PM UTC

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My is perfectly fine , no flaws at all . I grad my kit from Hannants last year in December so I lucked out on that one . How is your canopy ?
Terri



Hi Terri

I've read that some people have had trouble with the Revell canopy and, indeed, I did too - but not because of any moulding problems...

I bought my kit from Amazon and it arrived with no clear sprues, so they replaced it straight away. Great... except the replacement kit didn't have any clear sprues either (and no, in case you're wondering, it wasn't the same example - it arrived so quickly, I hadn't even had a chance to send the first one back!).

So, my Mustang's clear parts eventually came direct from Revell's after-sales service and they're fine. But, after two kits in a row with the same issue, I couldn't help but wonder if there's a batch of Revell Mustang's out there with no clear parts - and with a company the size of Revell, that could mean a lot of kits that were sent all over the world. It's a good argument for buying the kit from your LHS if possible so you can check all the parts are there before heading home.

All the best

Rowan




Glad that it all work out for you Rowan and you got your canopies . It does make you wonder on how many kits made it out of the factory missing the clear parts . Hopefully when ever they release the late version they won't have this same issue .



Terri
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Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 10:52 PM UTC

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My is perfectly fine , no flaws at all . I grad my kit from Hannants last year in December so I lucked out on that one . How is your canopy ?
Terri



Hi Terri

I've read that some people have had trouble with the Revell canopy and, indeed, I did too - but not because of any moulding problems...

I bought my kit from Amazon and it arrived with no clear sprues, so they replaced it straight away. Great... except the replacement kit didn't have any clear sprues either (and no, in case you're wondering, it wasn't the same example - it arrived so quickly, I hadn't even had a chance to send the first one back!).

So, my Mustang's clear parts eventually came direct from Revell's after-sales service and they're fine. But, after two kits in a row with the same issue, I couldn't help but wonder if there's a batch of Revell Mustang's out there with no clear parts - and with a company the size of Revell, that could mean a lot of kits that were sent all over the world. It's a good argument for buying the kit from your LHS if possible so you can check all the parts are there before heading home.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 10:41 PM UTC
That cockpit looks great, Terri! I especially like the seat with the cushion. A comfort german fighter pilots usually didn't had in those days ....

Torsten
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Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 09:06 AM UTC
Terri,
Those details look fantastic. I wish all cockpits could be made to look that good with what came in the box... I hate buying AM, but in larger scales, it looks mandatory...lol

Gaz
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Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 06:07 AM UTC
Wow!
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Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 02:33 AM UTC
Terri,
I'm really impressed with the level of detail you're adding to the "pit". It's going to make quite a difference.

looking forward to your next update.

Joel
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Posted: Friday, October 19, 2018 - 11:28 AM UTC
Hi Rowan , I must admit that I haven't build anything with cross's for quite some time . It has been stars and meatballs for the past year . I'm looking forward to when you start your build and your reviews on CMK's new Mustang items . Saw these on Hannants web site for a while now . They do look promising ( now if there was a replacement canopy )

My is perfectly fine , no flaws at all . I grad my kit from Hannants last year in December so I lucked out on that one . How is your canopy ?



Work did continue over the week with that detailing . Took some time with the PE parts . 17 just for the instrument panel and I just notice that one of the switches is glued cocked eye .

I did make an error in my sanding of the back seat panel and ended up sanding to much . So this has been fixed . Setting the cushion down a little lower hides the whole thing and it has also been re-enforced on the under side . The seat support rails aren't included in the Baraccuda seat . An easy fix with plastic strip . A fair bit more to do before this part is button up , but I'm getting close .















Terri
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Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 08:22 AM UTC
Nice one Terri! Great work so far.

I've got this kit firmly lined up for next year as a welcome relief from my present almost exclusively Luftwaffe-only contract "diet"! (I probably shouldn't say that, but it's true nevertheless - it will be great to let rip on some other stuff! )

I'm still steadily reviewing CMK's upgrades for the kit (there are a lot... ), some of which might yet tie in with what you have planned. I do have a spare set of their rudder/brake pedals, so drop me a line if you'd like them.

All the best

Rowan