352nd Fighter Group "Blue Nosed Bastards of Bodney" Build

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  1. B-17engineer

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    Hi guys,

    For some time now (January I think?) I've been contemplating starting this thread and it is inspired by Terry and Vic's Firebird squadron threads.

    I have decided to build various P-51B's and D's of the 352nd FG in1/48 scale. I'll be using different decal manufacturers like Eaglestrike, Aerosmaster, and Eaglecals. I have had some 'obsession' with the 352nd FG. To start off I'll be using Monograms old kit and turning it into Cripes a Mighty 3'rd (This is the 103483th try at this airplane, the blue is tough.) Using Tamiya spray cans that have perfect color matches I'll be using those as I did with the other 2 builds.

    I'm gonna need more P-51's!!! (Donations welcome :evil4:)

    Once I clear some projects off I'll begin.
     

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    Harrison look up the official 352nd f web-site think there still is a forum even one for modeliing as the blue has always been questioned as to what mix's work best to recreate the colour match.
     
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    Thanks Erich! Will do.
     
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    Damn harrison.. how many builds do you have going on.. 20? :lol::lol:

    Looking forward to this, but I like that B26 the most. The box art picture of the surface is something I want to achieve if I ever do one.
     
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    :lol: I only have 3 I think....

    1 is near done and the other 2 have quite a ways.
     
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    Go for it Harrison....!:D:D:D
     
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    Thanks Wayne!
     
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    Sounds like a great project H. Looking forward to seeing it progress.
     
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    Cheers T will get started when I get moving on the P-47, B-26 etc.
     
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    Started on the P-51 tonight.... its the 1977 (?) Monogram kit and its REALLY nicely detailed but I still decided to use a resin seat. I only have to remove the fin fillet for this build and I'm hoping its problem free. Pics later/tomorrow.
     
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    Good project and big project H, keep you occupied during the long summer break.

    :hotsun: :hotsun:
     
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    Right Vic! Schools done Thursday!
     
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    look forward to your pics!
     
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    Crikey wee man! You're starting to have as many projects in the making as......as....hmmmmm.....the name escapes me.....as....oh b*llocks!

    Go for it mate!
     
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    Have a look at the line-up of P51 models in the Newark Musem thread H, it might inspire you. Right in the front of the first pic is a 'Blue Nosed' P51C.
     
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    Thanks Terry will do!
     
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    Alright, I painted the floor with Testors 1/4oz jar "Wood"....

    Where the instrument panel is, is that wood as well?

    The radio and rack/ and joystick

    The armor on the seat I have sources that is black OR interior green....should I leave it or switch?

    Thats where I'm at on Cripes a Mighty 3rd.
     

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    I'm praying this'll be a problem free build....
     
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    I built the Monogram P-51 a while back H. Not a bad kit and still one of the best for dimensional accuracy of scale. Here's the thread if you want to follow along.http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/start-finish-builds/old-monogram-1-48-p-51d-revamp-17672.html

    The only problem I recall is that the lower wing section had a very pronounced warp in it and that I could not get the proper dihedral. The other issue is that the carb air filter intakes have the covers molded on, a feature used during the winter months. If you want to remove these, you'll need to find a way to represent the grille. I ended up making my own decal for those as the holes are way to samll and closely spaced to get a proper pattern. Other than that, it went reasonably well.
     
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