finished! p-51d and Spitfire Mk.XIV

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  1. aqua_ta

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    Here's my Airfix new mold 1/72 P-51d and Academy's 1/72 Spitfire mk.XIV.
    The Airfix kit has great detail and even does some details better than all the others,i.e the little wood wheel on the landing light and the correct wheel bay..shock horror!
    The Academy kit may have its faults but it is shape wise nearly spot on with the SAMs Spitfire book so I just built it OOB.
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    Nicely done, they've turned out well. It might be the angle and lighting of the photos, or the lens type, but the Spit, although it looks great, appears to have similar faults to their 1/48th scale example, in the rear fuselage, giving it a 'stumpy' look. Also, are the undercarriage doors on the right way around? They look a bit odd in the photo - not your fault.
     
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    Thanks Airframes,actually the back of the Spit is very,very slightly humped, it's just that although it is very small it is still noticeable. The gear doors are correct as I took them off thinking they were wrong but the other way round was definately incorrect.
     
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    Picky, picky, picky. aqua ta, Damn nice job. Although...nice eye Airframes.
     
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    Beauties! Both of 'em!
     
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    Nice work!
     
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    Well done, they both look very nice.
     
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    Not being picky really - the models are well done - I was commenting on the accuracy, or otherwise, of the Academy kit, which appears to have the same faults as their 1/48th scale version, making it look very wrong for the look of the MkXIV.
     
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    Not bad at all!
     
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    Thank you all.
     
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    I agree with all here. Well done. :thumbright:

    Also I must agree with Terry on his assessment for the shape of the rear part of the Spit fuselage. Unfortunately it is incorrect like many other details. The list is long taking the kit scale into consideration....
     
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    Being a bit partial to the Mustang and it's various schemes, that red tail is a beaut.
     
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    Nice looking planes. You did a good job on them. :)
     
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    Nice work. That red tail Mustang--were you going for Tuskegee Airmen (332nd Fighter Group)? They had the distinctive red tails, flew P-47's and P-51's
     
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    It was the Airfix 'Red tail' edition as they didn't want to be left out of the Red tail movie band wagon.
     
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    Both looking good. Well done.
     
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    Nicely done.
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    very nice
     
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