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1/32 Hasegawa P-51D Mustang "Tuskegee"


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After a long time away from the forum for health problems, I'm back with this old kit Hasegawa P-51D.

It's very old kit, with raised lines, poor details and other issues. But as all the old hasegawa kits is accurated.

And as I bought some time ago a lot of PEs for this kit, I think I'll get a reasonable result.

 

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This is the kit:

 

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These are the PE sets that I Have:

 

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I'm not intend to use all of them, only the necessary. The remain parts will be left for any other Mustang.

 

I will use too a resin wheel set, by True Details:

 

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The version to be executed will be the plane nº44-15569, piloted by Ltn. Roscoe Brown, in the exceptional 322 Squadron, the "Tuskegee Armein" at Lamiteli, Italy, March 1945.

 

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The markings will be painted in the kit using a mask set designed by me for this.

 

 
 
And to start the kit, I raised the correct lines and removed the rivets of the fuselage and wings, then rebuilding some rivets in the fuselage, as would be the real plane.
 
 
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Then I began to detail the basement of weapons, with the PE set. And as the set only has the machine guns part, I closed the cover of the cartridges because it would be with a much lower quality than the parts with PEs:
 
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These PEs caused me a lot of extra work because they are designed to the Dragon Kit. The fitting are poor, and I has to reshape them to fit in the Hase kit. Thias caused some torsion in some PEs. But as the rough parts will be covered with the guns, I left them as is.

 

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So I sawed off the flaps to let them lowered.

 

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I simply could not resist to start the cockpit assembly, then I solded the PE seat and glued this to the cockpit part.

 

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Soon, I will be posting new pictures.

 

 

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