Jump to content

P-51 racer Bardahl Special


JohnB
 Share

Recommended Posts

For something a bit out of the usual I plan to get started on this a/c. I have all the needed parts from my "leftovers" stash plus a Tamiya P-51 I had started a while back but put aside for "later". I guess now is later! LOL :) I saw one done a while back and it looked really good and that inspired me to do this one. Stay tuned!!!

Bardahl Special.jpg

  • Like 9
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I had this P-51 partially built so I'm going to use it for the racer. The interior isn't the correct color but I'm not going to try to change that. It'll just have to do as is! LOL

 

1-1-22 002.jpg

  • Like 7
Link to comment
Share on other sites

12 hours ago, Peterpools said:

John

What a change of pace and going to be a great build to follow.

Keep 'em comin

Peter

Agreed Peter and thank you! I'm still a bit concerned about the green interior of the model and am trying to come to terms with letting it stay that way since the real a/c had a custom gray painted interior. We'll see what I finally decide, etc.

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

46 minutes ago, Peterpools said:

John

Just let it stay as the main focus and attention of the viewer will be the external paint scheme.

Keep 'em comin

Peter

Here's what I've decided to do Peter. I'll start from scratch using a Revell kit. That way I can go on and build it with more accuracy. I just couldn't bring myself to stay with the Tamiya model with the green cockpit! LOL Fingers crossed all will go well. :)

  • Like 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

John

Which Revell Mustang kit are you thinking of using? Do you have the new Revell P-51D Late with the tail fillet? I'm mostly through the painting on my Revell Mustang but can't finish it until after all the house reno work is done, so I'll be getting my Mustang juice from your build. On the new Revell kits there are a number of Cuss Factor areas as you would say and no where in the league of the Tamiya kit.

Keep 'em comin

Peter

 

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

57 minutes ago, Peterpools said:

John

Which Revell Mustang kit are you thinking of using? Do you have the new Revell P-51D Late with the tail fillet? I'm mostly through the painting on my Revell Mustang but can't finish it until after all the house reno work is done, so I'll be getting my Mustang juice from your build. On the new Revell kits there are a number of Cuss Factor areas as you would say and no where in the league of the Tamiya kit.

Keep 'em comin

Peter

 

It's the one without the dorsal strake but my plan is to graft on a tail from one of my Tamiya builds that I didn't need the section with the strake. Test fitting shows it'll match up fairly well. I also have a couple of resin tails with the strake I can use if needed. I THINK I have all the bits and pieces I'll need, seat, prop, drop tanks, etc, so now I'll get started with the build. Fingers crossed!!! :)

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

John

Good plan and fingers crossed no issues. The inner leading edges and gun port covers are the two tricky areas. No question in my mind, you get everything to fit and have no problems.

Keep 'em comin

Peter

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Peterpools said:

John

Good plan and fingers crossed no issues. The inner leading edges and gun port covers are the two tricky areas. No question in my mind, you get everything to fit and have no problems.

Keep 'em comin

Peter

I hope so Peter. Right now I'm test fitting things and cleaning up molding tabs. Looks like the Tamiya spinner with the prop out of my stash of leftovers will work just fine. I've removed the fuselage fuel tank and laid in a blanking piece. Next I'll get started painting the interior light gray and go from there. :)

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Test fitting of Tamiya spinner and backing plate with stash prop. Fits okay together (with a little trimming) and with the nose of the kit. Blanking piece in place behind cockpit.

1-2-22 001.jpg

  • Like 5
Link to comment
Share on other sites

12 minutes ago, Peterpools said:

John

Looks so much better then the Revell version

Keep 'em comin

Peter

The two kits still are molded with about the same lines and contours. Otherwise it would really be a PITA! LOL :)

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 minutes ago, GusMac said:

This is going to be cool. Always fancied doing the Smirnoff Bearcat using the Draw Decals set but never found a kit at a price I thought was reasonable.

Yes, that would be neat. I did one in 1/48 using the old Hawk kit many years ago. Never got any decals for it though since no one made them then.

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...