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Eduard P-51D Triple-Build
Merlin
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Posted: Tuesday, January 07, 2020 - 10:56 AM UTC
Hi there

It's been a while coming - I think we first talked about way back last autumn - but the New Year signals the start of something of a Mustang Mega-Build. It's finally time to put my proverbial money where my mouth is and make good on my promise to Eduard to do an "everything plus the kitchen sink" build of their superb new-tool 1:48 P-51D Mustang.

It's a pretty unique opportunity, as they've provided everything imaginable to do the job!:


Add to this a set of white-box sprues and some earlier upgrade sets - and we're looking at a triple build - each with different levels of upgrades added! I think it'll be the first I've ever taken on, so - no pressure...

The first task, obviously, will be to do some in-box reviews of the main elements before I muddle everything up - so this first post in the thread is a little bit premature in terms of actually cutting plastic. In fact, I think this could be the first build I've ever undertaken where I use a spreadsheet to tally all the options!

But - as a bit of fun while I get my act together - I'd like some help in choosing colour schemes for the 3 aircraft I build. You can see the options in the Royal Class Mustang HERE

My criteria will be to combine the widest range of schemes against the build-options to give the widest showcase for Eduard. For instance - you'll see that only one of the options is armed with rockets - so that's got to be a hot contender... I've already some personal favourites in mind - but, please, do have a look and I'll take all suggestions into consideration.

New Year - New Decade! - I'm pretty stoked at taking on what could be quite a challenging build. I'm not promising the quickest of builds - you should all know me by now after all these years(!) - and there may well be some bumps and U-turns along the way... but I think this could be a fun journey.

All the best

Rowan
Joel_W
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Posted: Tuesday, January 07, 2020 - 12:45 PM UTC
Rowan,
Surprise, surprise, surprise

No way would I miss following your adventures on your 1st triple build. But you gotta finish all so that we're not left waiting at the alter

Joel
Merlin
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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 - 10:30 AM UTC
Cheers Joel

I'm working my way steadily to the starting line. Just one more review to go and I can get stuck in.

Don't worry - I'll try not to leave you waiting at the altar.

One challenge in the project (and something I'm not accustomed to doing), will be alternating between the builds at milestones along the way in order to give the best chance of all the Mustangs "getting to the church on time" together.

All the best

Rowan
AussieReg
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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 - 06:12 PM UTC
Now this looks like it will be a lot of fun! I will be following along Rowan, I'm sure that you will enjoy having multiple builds running of the same kit to try different accessories on.

Cheers, D