**** DONE: 1/48 P-51D Mustang - Aircraft Nose Art GB

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  1. Angels one-five

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    #1 Angels one-five, Oct 6, 2013
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    User Name: Angels One-Five
    Name: Steve
    Category: intermediate
    Entry: P-51D Mustang "Estrellita III"
    kit: Tamiya 1/48 Mustang
    Accessories: Aeromaster decals, Lion Roar PE Seatbelts

    Hi all, very late to the party with this one and if I have missed an entry deadline, then completely understand if I cannot partipate in this one. However, some decals arrived yesterday and I thought I would like to build this one as part of the GB:

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    Don't think that we've ever had 'deadline' for entering our GB's, just for when they're ending, so you're safe Steve!
    Looking forward to this one....
     
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    Good to see a 20th FG Mustang - seems to be one of those Groups not often modelled.
     
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    Hi Terry, Estrellita is actually from the 364th FG rather than the 20th - I actually have Miss Miami from the 20th on my 'to do' list however, so it will make an appearance at some point!
     
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    Looking great :) can't wait to see this bird :D :)
     
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    Oop! I must have had brain-fade!
    Of course, when the 20th changed from P-38's, their Mustangs had the vertical black 'piano key' stripes on the nose, not the horizontal blue and white stripes - and I should know better, as I have a 1/32nd scale Mustang diorama, from the 364th, facing me in the cabinet! (Culeer's P-51D).
     
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    #8 Angels one-five, Oct 7, 2013
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    Brain fade is an all-too-familiar feeling here as well!

    Thanks all for the clarification on entry timelines etc and for the positive words of encouragement.

    A little bit of progress and some paint on the internals last night. Not much, but it's a start!


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    Good to see another Newbie jumping in...Welcome aboard!
     
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    Yep.. welcome... I can see you have already painted a few details. But are you sure that all of these pieces can fit together ? Ehhh...
     
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    Cheers Wayne

    Thanks - I hope so!

    A little more done tonight with some more interior painting and drilling out the lightening holes in the canopy frame. I may actually glue some pieces together at some point!:lol:

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    OK. Time will tell...
     
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    Looking good!
    Welcome to the G.B.
     
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    Welcome aboard Steve. No worries on the late entry - no such thing really as long as you get it done on or before the deadline. An attractive choice for a scheme.
     
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    Oh boy,
    there would be a group of us in a lot of strife if there was a Joining In deadline......
     
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    Welcome to the group build Steve. Glad to see you added the lightening holes in the canopy cross frame. I think that is really the only drawback in that Tamiya kit, and an easy one to remedy.
     
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    #17 Angels one-five, Oct 9, 2013
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    Thanks guys. Finally a bit of progress! The cockpit assembly finished and the fuselage ready to go together! Not the greatest pics I'm afraid but hopefully give some idea of how it is all going!

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    Looking good mate! :thumbright:
     
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    Good stuff.
     
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    Not too bad . :)
     
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