**** DONE: 1/72 P-51B Mustang of Tex Hill - Aircraft of the Aces GB.

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  1. dirkpitt289

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    #1 dirkpitt289, Nov 2, 2011
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    Username: Dirkpitt289
    First name: Dirk
    Category: Beginner
    Scale: 1/72
    Manufacturer: Revell
    Model Type: North American P-51B Mustang
    Details: Single seat Fighter/Interceptor
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    I'm not going to get into a long history of Tex Hill as Chris (Nxthanos) detailed all that in his P-40 build for this very group build. The only real thing I can add is that Tex Hill claimed 6 kills in his P-51B steed. 8)

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    Color profile of Tex's P-51B Mustang

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    The Kit

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    Of course I started by painting the interior parts with some Polly Scale Interior green

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    Till next time thanks for looking
     
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    Very nice :)
     
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    I was going to say nice start Dirk, but your way past just a start, so 'Nice work!' I don't think I've ever seen anyone do Tex Hill's P-51. Looking forward to it.
     
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    Glad to see you join the build dirk!
     
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    A nice job so far Dirk. :thumbright:
     
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    Good stuff Dirk!
     
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    nice one Dirk
     
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    Thanks guys, Its been a while since I've done a gb here. It's feeling good and I'm kinda excited about this one.
     
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    Good going all around Dirk!
     
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    #11 jjp_nl, Nov 3, 2011
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    Nice work sofar! Gonna keep an eye on this build as I got me this little kit a while back also. Be interesting to see how it comes together. (Initially I got it for a groupbuild also, but I was too late to join so regular project it will be)
     
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    Good work so far Dirk, looking forward to the progress.
     
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    Off to a flying if belated start Dirk.
     
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    I realize I don't have a lot of time to complete this build so I'm not going to go crazy but one thing I did want to do was re-position the flaps.

    So its time for a little surgery

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    Installing the lower scoops

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    Next it will be time to fill in the gaps in the wings where the flaps will be reattached
     
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    Good progress Dirk. That kit looks to be nicely detailed for 1/72 scale.
     
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    You know it really isn't a bad kit and not for nothing but it's not even an Academy kit.:oops::p

    So far it seems Revell did ok with this one or should I say whom ever built it first. I don't believe it was a Matchbox like so many other Revell kits.
     
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    You a game man doing the flaps on a kit that size, rather you than me.
     
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    good work there Dirk, that little bit extra will make it special!
     
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    Pics aren't showing for me, but sounds good Dirk. far as I know, the kit is the original Monogram moulding, first released in the 1970s, and basically a scaled-down version of their 1/48th kit - still good today.
     
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    I agree with Terry. It's one of the best 1/72 scale P-51B/C kits. A few incorrections don't make it a plastic scrap contrary to these of Academy.

    Keep working at , Dirk. Looking good.:)
     
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