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Aircraft of the United States in WWII.
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Revell P-51D 1/32 New Tooled
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Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 11:58 AM UTC
It has been some time since my last up-date . Life getting in the way of bench time .

I'm almost finished with the right side of the wheel bay . Few more lines and other details then I can move on to the left side of the well .







Terri
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Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 03:11 AM UTC

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Thanks Joel I have made some progress , just a few more things to do and will have some progress to post . I must say though that scratch building in 32 scale is not the same as 48 scale ! Had to remake a few parts over and over and over ...


Terri



Terri,
How well I remember my efforts in 1/32 scale, and the additional effort it took for any and all detailing.

Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 12:50 PM UTC
Thanks Joel I have made some progress , just a few more things to do and will have some progress to post . I must say though that scratch building in 32 scale is not the same as 48 scale ! Had to remake a few parts over and over and over ...



Terri
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Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 03:01 AM UTC
Terri,
While I've made the move to race and classic cars these days, I still follow several members here on Aeroscale, and you're one of them.

The overall pit and behind the seat looks fantastic. And those PE wheel wells look in scale and have plenty of detail to be seen and admired.

Joel
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Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 01:13 AM UTC
Huh, never thought to ask them! Thanks for the tip!
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Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 01:01 AM UTC
Thanks guys for having a peek on my progress .

At this moment I feel like ...well just plain stupid . When at the hobbyshop yesterday I went to the service counter to order drill bits and low and behold they sell them individual ! I have been going to shop for many many years and never even knew this . Never seen them on the racks . They keep them behind the counter So I'm back in business and don't have to wait !!!

Thanks for the offer Colin , I don't order off of Amazon but in the future if you ever need . Hobby Whole sales on the south side of the city 63 ave and argily road has them . They keep them behind the train service counter .




Terri
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Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 04:23 PM UTC
Looking great Terri! I can bring some drill bits by the next IPMS meeting for you to borrow if you want, I get sets of 0.1 to 1.0 mm drill bits in 0.1 mm increments on Amazon for about $8 shipped, can take a few weeks but can't go wrong for that price!
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Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 09:59 AM UTC
No issue with drill bits here in the U.S. either as we have a few national craft/hobby chains like Michaels and Hobby Lobby. They suck for modelers in terms of kits, but they at least have a good tool selection since they carry jewelry-making gear.
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Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 09:12 AM UTC
Hi again

Great work Terri - it's coming on beautifully!

I was struck by your and Gary's comment about your difficulty in buying fine drill bits. O.3mm is the smallest normally available in the UK, but they are really easy to get hold of here (usually in cheap multi-bit sets). Almost every LHS I know stocks them - and often craft shops and even DIY shops. We're used to feeling like the proverbial poor relations this side of The Pond, so it's surprising to realise we actually have things easier in this at least.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Friday, November 09, 2018 - 04:49 PM UTC
It looks great, Terri! It always feels good to have the fuselage closed up.

Getting fine drill bits is a pain. The finest that I know I can buy locally is only 1mm.

Gaz
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Posted: Friday, November 09, 2018 - 01:45 PM UTC
Really not much progress , but I did press on and have the fuselage close up . Tail planes are in place as well as the rudder . Only the top part of the main wings was glued in place . For the plumbing to be done i need to get to this stage . The rudder petals will go towards the Tamiya kit ( good idea Rowan )

Over all fit isn't that bad but there are gaps which will need to addressed later on . I do need to rethink on the plumbing . The detail I wanted to add has hit a road block do to not having a 0.3mm micro drill bit . Can't find any here in the city so will have to come by mail .














It's a long weekend so I will be able to get lots of bench time in





Terri
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2018 - 11:55 AM UTC
Thank you guys for the positive comments . We will see if my efforts have paid off once it is all painted up and a bit of weathering done . It is starting to take shape , but not much progress . I Been drilling out 1mm hex rod for the fittings and also 0.6mm hex rod . Weekend is coming up so I should have more progress by then .


Richard , will follow your two wheeled thing when you start





Terri
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Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 09:47 AM UTC
Hi Terri

Great save on the etched parts - and the result looks fantastic! That's definitely a wheel well you can be proud of.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 09:08 AM UTC

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Hi Terri - beautiful job on EVERYTHING so far - keep at it !
Seems I am a bit of a lurker these days - while my modeling mojo has not left me I am focusing my attention these days on my 1/1 scale motorcycles and may be joining Joel over on Automodeler with a 1/12 motorcycle build once winter sets in .

Thanks for sharing - watching your build keeps the " things with wings " fire burning a bit - even if it doesn't have red circles! 😂 😂

Cheers - Mr. Redcircles



Richard,
Like I've been saying: can't wait for your to join me on AutoModeler for your bike build. With your skill level, it surely will be a build for the record books.

Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 11:30 AM UTC
Hi Terri - beautiful job on EVERYTHING so far - keep at it !
Seems I am a bit of a lurker these days - while my modeling mojo has not left me I am focusing my attention these days on my 1/1 scale motorcycles and may be joining Joel over on Automodeler with a 1/12 motorcycle build once winter sets in .

Thanks for sharing - watching your build keeps the " things with wings " fire burning a bit - even if it doesn't have red circles! 😂 😂

Cheers - Mr. Redcircles
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Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 08:19 AM UTC
Terri
All that PE in the Wheel Well really is looking quite good. Sure seams like the effort was more then worth it.
Joel
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Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 - 01:17 PM UTC
A little was done in front of the bench over the weekend . I spent more time online and going through refs on the wheel wells and everything contradicts . So I'm going to say myself a huge amount of frustration and not worry to much about it .












Terri
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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