1/48 P-51D, Hasegawa or Tamiya?

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  1. Lucky13

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    Had a look at these today. Made me wonder which is the P-51D kit of the two, Hasegawa or Tamiya, which are the pros and cons against each other and is ICM's any good at all?

    Also, how do you easiest make a good mask for the olive drab for these 55th FG crates? They don't come with a template as with....
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    I can't comment on the kit, but get some of that Frisk film, as it's easy to cut.
     
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    I think that the Tamiya kit can be a good choice for you Jan.Tamiya kits are well-known of their nice assembling.
     
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    Cheers guys! Frisk Film is on the shopping list....
     
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    I tend to agree with Wojtek. I haven't done Tamiya's 'D', but have done the B/C, and it's very nice. OK, there's the question over the cockpit floor on the 'B', but it can't be noticed anyway! I've seen a Tamiya 'D' close up, and it looked great. Haven't actually seen a built/painted Hasegawa one, so can't comment.
    Frisk film is probaby the best bet for the mask, if you mean for that curving topside OD.
     
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    Indeed Sir! Will be useful for many other masking job, don't you know...
     
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    Indeed it will old chap! Have you found a local supplier? My local graphics shop no longer has any, although I don't need any yet, I might inthe future, don't you know, what!
     
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    Will have looksee in the W H Smith sonnyboy....
     
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    Never even thought of looking there!
     
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    Couldn't find it yesterday, I'll have a sniff later after a few Z's....
     
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    The Tamiya D is a great and simple kit to put together, the only thing I don't like about it is the 2 piece canopy...glass and framing.

    The Hasegawa kit has way more parts and requires a little more work but is also a great kit....more likely to be more expensive as well.

    Either kit will produce an excellent result.....
     
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    Cheers Wayne! :thumbleft:
     
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    Found this on WH Smith Terry son....
     

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    Don't think that will work old boy. I'm only guessing, but I think it's clear self adhesive film for covering books and such. If so, it won't be as flexible as Frisk, and the adhesive will be way too strong - pull the paint off!
    If they haven't got any product with something like 'masking film' in the title, you'll need to try a Graphics Supply shop or Art shop. You might find something listed under 'Printing/Printers supplies' in the local directory. If I could remember the name of one of the distributors I used to deal with up there, you could contact them. One that might still be going in the Edinburgh are is Pentland Graphics, you could try there?
     
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    I say, thank you frightfully dear boy, much obliged and all that rot.... I will try the mentioned mongers..
     
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    Happy to be of assistant old chap! Do let one know how one fairs!
     
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    I agree Wayne - I built both and they were excellent - I still have an unopened Tamiya B with Malcolm Hood and several Hasegawa 1/48 and 1/32 D plus 1/24 Airfix D's waiting for inspiration
     
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    Got plenty of decals for the '51 old bean...just need to pick two and try one of each. :lol:

    The inspiration better show up soon DD...! :lol:
     
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    I'm with Lucky. Would love to see your Mustangs Bill. I'm not sure about the 'newer' Airfix 1/24th scale kit, but the original had extended oleos, which would need to be shortened for a bird on the ground of course. Just thought I'd mention this, in case it hasn't been noticed. Took me nearly 40 years to find out!
     
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    Well I'm sure we WILL fit in A Mustang, Spitfire and 109 Build somewhere or atheme that will suit in the GB , so there will be no excuses Bill!:D
     
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