1/72 P-51D Mustang - Allied Advance and Defense of the Reich WWII.

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  1. SamPZLP.7

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    #1 SamPZLP.7, Apr 13, 2016
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    Username: SamPZLP.7
    First name: Sam
    Category: Intermediate
    Scale: 1/72
    Manufacturer: Academy Minicraft
    Model Type: NA P-51D Mustang
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    Hi guys, this is my first group build on this site so bear with me here. I will be doing an Academy P-51D Mustang "Down for Double of the 354th FS/ 355th FG. This will be built completely out of box with kit decals, and of course brush-painted. Should be a fun build and I will start on it tomorrow. Cheers :)
     

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    Nice!

    BTW... Please edit your post above and type your first name. Also please change ( if you find your modelling skills to be more advanced ) the name of the category. It may be either the Intermediate or the Advanced or the Expert , depending on your skills.
     
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    #3 Wurger, Apr 14, 2016
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    I've noticed it's done now. THX. :thumbright:

    Please remember of adding a such header info to each GB entry you are going to participate in. It is required according to the GB rules.
     
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    Welcome to the build Sam, looking for to it.


    Geo
     
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    Welcome to the GB Sam! Always good to have some new peeps participating in these GB's.
     
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    Thanks guys :D should be fun!
     
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    Nice choice, and again, welcome to the GB.
    I think I have a profile and probably pic of this aircraft, if you need them, and I'm sure you'll get plenty of help from other members too.
     
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    A couple of shots found via the net...

    wr-f.jpg

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    That's a great series of colour shots !
     
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    #10 Wurger, Apr 14, 2016
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    THX Terry. :) :wave:

    And here two more.... Sam, please pay your attention to the decal marking with the name of the plane. Academy made its letters yellow while these were white. Also please notice the double mirrors at the top of the windscreen frame. Additionally the anti-glare strip seems to be of two colour shades.

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    wr-f6.jpg
     
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    Very interesting color shots Wojtek... you always seem to be able to find appropriate photo references! The distinctions you noted were good and I would add the variance in the shades of the metal panels and it looks like some wear on the leading edge of the wing in the close-up... chipping in the aluminum dope finish?
     
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    THX John. :wave: :)

    You are right. The silver areas on the leading edge of the wing are the chipping of the aluminum dope and putty. Therefore the bare metal can be seen there..
     
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    Nice one. Those look like stills from a movie.
     
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    Looks like a great build, welcome aboard, just having fun.
     
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    #15 fubar57, Apr 15, 2016
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    Good photos Wojtek and right you are Andy


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15q0G1J_ybg

    Sam, note at the beginning of the vid, the waste oil streak on the right side of the engine that most everyone seems to forget.


    Geo
     
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    Glad to have you with us Sam.
     
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