**** DONE: P-51D "Miss Miami" 77th FS 20th FG-Aircraft of the Aces GB

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    #1 hub, Sep 4, 2011
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    P-51D "Miss Miami" 1st Lt. Ernest C Fiebelkorn 77th FS 20th FG-Aircraft of the Aces GB


    User name: Hub
    Name: Michael
    Category: Class 2 Intermediate
    Kit: Otaki P-51D
    Scale: 1/48th.
    Accessories: Microscale decals, Ultracast Diamond pattern wheels

    Leading Ace of the 20th FG with 9 Victories. He shared a Me-262 kill, along with Lt. Edward Hayden, of the 357th.FG. The German jet fighter was piloted by the famed German ace Maj. Walter Notwotny.
    Sadly he became one of the first US pilots killed during the Korean conflict while flying a F-82 Twin-Mustang.
    This was one of the two Mustangs he flew.
     

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    Nice, can't wait to see her.
     
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    What category are you going in Michael? Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced?
     
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    Yep...please add the info there.
     
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    Nice choice, don't often see models of 20th FG Mustangs.
     
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    I'll go for Class 2 Intermediate
    As this is my first GB I wasn't sure.

    Mike
     
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    Good stuff Mike, bout time another South Aussie was represented! :)
     
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    Nice choice Michael. Should be fun to watch.
     
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    Nice! It's going to be a cool looking Mustang
     
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    Great selection, love Otaki kits.
     
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    Finally got some paint on the cockpit!
    The kit instrument panel wasn't anything special so I went with a decal from another source.
    Scratchbuilt the fuel tank behind the armour plate and will ad the radio and battery later
    Trial fitted the wings and fuselage, there maybe be a small gap but not too bad
     

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    Looking good so far.
     
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    Looks good. Keep up the nice work!
     
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    Looking real good.
     
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    A little more progress
    Fuselage and wings together, I had a few issues with alignment and gaps, hopefully some filler and primer should sort that out.
    scratch built oil cooler flap and duct as the original bore no resemblance to the real thing.
    Fitted brass propeller shaft and painted prop.
    More sanding then hopefully primer and paint.

    Mike
     

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    Nice progress Michael. Looks good.
     
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