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Aircraft of the United States in WWII.
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Revell P-51D 1/32 New Tooled
Merlin
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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 undercarriage pedals, so drop me a line if you'd like them.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 01:46 PM UTC
Thanks Guys !




Terri
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Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 04:06 PM UTC
Amazing amount of detail work, Terri.

Gaz
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Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 03:21 PM UTC
Wow, that is damn impressive.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 06:36 AM UTC
Terri,
just super impressive. and at my age it takes a little more these days to impress me.

Joel
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 02:36 PM UTC
Detailing painting is pretty much done . There will be a few bits here and there , for me there always is ...

I still have the wiring of the batteries to do , this will be done once they have been fixed in place . Now comes the fun part ....adding the devils detail ( PE )










Terri
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Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 04:21 AM UTC

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.... BTW, is anyone else have issues logging on? yesterday afternoon was a nightmare. I finally gave up until today.

Joel



Yes, Joel, me too. Nowhere, no Kitmaker, no Aeroscale, no nothing. I always had the notice coming up that there was no link to the database. I believe Jim has taken the forum offline for some maintenance. In the evening I could visit the side again.

Have a nice Sunday!
Torsten
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Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 03:34 AM UTC

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WOW,
what a big bunch of parts and a really huge bird too!
Good quick progress after your Zero.

i'll be staying tuned, enjoy your build
Th mas




Thanks Thomas , glad to have you following along



Terri
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Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 03:32 AM UTC
hi Joel , I guess I got from my child hood . My Dad was that way and if our rooms weren't cleaned right it would get torn apart and one would have to start from scratch .

Yesterday morning I wasn't able to but by the afternoon everything was back up and running .


Spent the weekend so far getting in some airbrushing . All parts the go inside the fuselage have there base coat of colours on and detail painting and PE parts are up next . I did add a bit of wiring here and there in the pit and tail wheel housing .















Terri
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Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 02:38 AM UTC
Terri,
And I thought that I was neat and organized, but certainly not compared to you.

BTW, is anyone else have issues logging on? yesterday afternoon was a nightmare. I finally gave up until today.

Joel
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Posted: Friday, October 12, 2018 - 03:37 PM UTC

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Terri.
I'm pulling up my old rock'in chair to enjoy you build. That's some list of AM you've got there.

Also took notice at how organized your workbench is.

Joel




Hey Joel It's a small list compared to what I have for Tamiyas kit

Yes , I like to have my work bench organized . Neat and tidy



Terri
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Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 06:10 AM UTC

WOW,
what a big bunch of parts and a really huge bird too!
Good quick progress after your Zero.

i'll be staying tuned, enjoy your build
Th mas
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Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 06:40 AM UTC

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.... Also took notice at how organized your workbench is.

Joel



That's just for the photo, Joel .....
Joel_W
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Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 02:19 AM UTC
Terri.
I'm pulling up my old rock'in chair to enjoy you build. That's some list of AM you've got there.

Also took notice at how organized your workbench is.

Joel
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Posted: Monday, October 08, 2018 - 10:01 AM UTC
Thanks Oliver


And work begins .....











Terri
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Posted: Monday, October 08, 2018 - 03:47 AM UTC
Terri:
This really looks like a lot of fun! I will put my chair ready and will enjoy Your build. Have fun!

Oliver
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Posted: Sunday, October 07, 2018 - 01:40 PM UTC
Thanks guys , already started cutting parts free getting them ready for clean up . Will have some progress pics shortly .



Terri
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Posted: Sunday, October 07, 2018 - 06:02 AM UTC
Hey Terri

This looks like it's going to be a top class build. Good luck and enjoy the flight.

All the best,

Steve.
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Posted: Sunday, October 07, 2018 - 05:03 AM UTC
Well this will be a nice build...