**** DONE: 1/32 P-39Q - Mediterranean Theater of Operations

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  1. al49

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    #1 al49, Dec 25, 2014
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    User Name: al49
    Name: Alberto
    Category: Intermediate
    Kit: Special Hobby
    Scale: 1/32
    Accessories:
    CMK resin set 5030 for Undercarriage, CMK resin set 5031 for Armament set, CMK resin set 5029 for engine
    EDUARD p.e. set 32171 Aircobra exterior, HGW safety belts, MONTEX Mask
    Specific decals for those Italian markings aren't existing, so they will be either home made or subcontracted.

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  2. al49

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    #2 al49, Dec 25, 2014
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    My first action was to do some "plastic surgery" in order to get the fuselage ready to accept the resin add-ons.

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    You can also see the amount of lead shots glued in the nose, some more are in the central part of wings.

    The same was for wings, here seen with resin already in place but not yet puttied.

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    More will follow soon
     
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    Nice one Alberto.

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    This will be a cool one Alberto!
     
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    This photo shows the arrangement of lead shots in the wings.

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    Then I started working on components to be fitted inside the fuselage

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    Here are some of those components test fitted inside the fuselage, no glue yet.

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    More to follow
    Alberto
     
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    Good work Alberto!
     
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    Looks very nice, Alberto. I am going to enjoy watching this build. I have always loved the P-39. Sure wish the US Govt had not mandated the removal of the turbo/supercharger.
     
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    Looking really neat Alberto.
     
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    Going a bit further, fuselage halves have been glued together and almost all items arranged inside the cockpit and the gun bay.

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    It has been a tough work for me to fit all these items in the correct place and some adjustment was need,, i.e. I had to enlarge holes in the front bulkhead in order to be able to fit MG barrels.

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    Some close-up:

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    Of course I also tried to add some cabling here and there.
    Pilot seat still missing because I have to arrange safety belt first.

    Finally shot on the engine compartment and on tail with the p.e. items in place.

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    Next step: assembly wings and fuselage together, will not be very easy due to a large gap that I couldn't compensate before with spacer, like the one seen on the beginning, because fuselage had also to meet the dimensions of front landing gear bay.

    I hope you like it.
    Cheers
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    Nice detail work Alberto.

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    That looks great!
     
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    Wow! That is fantastic work Alberto!
     
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    good stuff
     
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    Looks great so far!
     
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    Looking real nice there Alberto!
     
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    Nice work so far. This will be a fun build to watch.
     
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