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TOPIC: Eduard's new P-51

Eduard's new P-51 09 Aug 2019 09:51 #1

This is a nice little kit. There is definitely a lot going on in this cockpit as far as parts go.

Received my kit yesterday evening and that's about as far as I got.

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Eduard's new P-51 09 Aug 2019 10:20 #2

One thing I have notice is the width of the outer ammunition gun bay cover. To me it looks like it may be to wide?
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Eduard's new P-51 09 Aug 2019 10:36 #3

Wow, such a warm glow of the wood under the noskid. How did you do that John?
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Eduard's new P-51 09 Aug 2019 10:51 #4

I used some wood grain decals I've had forever, back to when I did the Gotha. After applying I gave it a few coats of clear yellow and then sprayed the flat black. Took 3000 grit sandpaper and started to slowly sand untill I liked what I saw.

Also I started with a base color of Tamiya flesh.
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Eduard's new P-51 09 Aug 2019 11:51 #5

Nice job! :notworthy:
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Eduard's new P-51 09 Aug 2019 12:23 #6

Very nice start :good

Cheers, Christian B)

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Eduard's new P-51 09 Aug 2019 19:17 #7

Thanks guys, I hope you guys picked one of these up when you had a chance.

Some side wall detail.


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Eduard's new P-51 09 Aug 2019 19:17 #8

Thanks guys, I hope you guys picked one of these up when you had a chance.

Some side wall detail.


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Eduard's new P-51 09 Aug 2019 20:16 #9

Looking sweet John :popcorn
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Eduard's new P-51 09 Aug 2019 22:27 #10

The gun bay and ammunition bays don't look right to me, I think the ammunition bays were rectangular, not tapered. The gun bay was in two parts, with the front part rectangular and the rear part tapered. Here are some pictures I took of an authentically restored P-51D.








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Eduard's new P-51 09 Aug 2019 22:55 #11

Jeaton, I fill the same way. It's a great kit don't get me wrong but it's obvious that those doors do not look right. I asked some guys on a FB page that are owners and guys that work on them and seem to think the same thing. One took a picture of one he was working on to show me.
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Eduard's new P-51 09 Aug 2019 23:14 #12

Also he took the outer door off that I have in question and measured it. 15 15/16" wide inboard and 16 3/4" wide outboard.
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