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JohnB

HobbyCraft P-51A

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As this will be my 2nd of their P-51A's and a A-36 I'm a bit ahead of the game in knowing what to expect and modify. As I will be using the outstanding Vector cockpit set on this build, as I did on the 1st "A" and the "36", the first thing to do is get rid of all the raised locator ridges, etc on the inside of the fuselage. That done I can now finish cleaning up the resin Vector parts and prepare for painting the inside, etc.

 

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No argument from me, John. The Vector cockpit is a real gem and worth every cent. The kit is a real sweetheart as well. I’m sure glad I bough several for cheap when they were getting no love whatsoever from the modeling community.

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Can’t wait to see it, I scratchbuild all the detail when I built mine. I could not find the resin when I built mine.

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Methink that between a P-51 A and a P-47, you should choose a Tamiya Corsair, John :D ...

Just my :2c:

Hubert

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Thanks guys! My internet has been down for 3 days and now I'm doing some catch up. :)

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John

Good call on the front office replacement.

Surely is the right way to go

Keep ‘em comin

Peter

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Agreed Peter. The kit supplied one just isn't up to par. :)

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Nearly done with the cockpit. The Vector set is really nice.

 

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Nice work John.

Do you know whether I could use that 'pit for a B/C?
At last I'd have to put a floor in, wouldn't I?

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45 minutes ago, Kais said:

Nice work John.

Do you know whether I could use that 'pit for a B/C?
At last I'd have to put a floor in, wouldn't I?

Thanks. I'm not sure if it would be right for a B/C. I'd recommend checking photos. The Detail & Scale book on the early Mustangs would be a good place to begin. I'll take a look and see what's what.

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John, this is stellar work!  Stunning work on the front office, my friend.

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John

Nice work on the Vector Front Office - sure is looking mighty good.

Any luck and I’ll finally be taking some photos of my Corsair cockpit tonight,  as I’ve made enough progress to show the build is underway.

Keep ‘em comin

Peter

 

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Thanks guys. I look forward to seeing some photos Peter! :)

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17 hours ago, Kais said:

Nice work John.

Do you know whether I could use that 'pit for a B/C?
At last I'd have to put a floor in, wouldn't I?

I think this set would be okay for a B/C with a few small adjustments. The floor should be fine also. Find yourself some good photos and or diagrams and you should be good to go.

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Looks great!

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6 minutes ago, mikester said:

Looks great!

Thanks Mike. :)

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11 hours ago, JohnB said:

I think this set would be okay for a B/C with a few small adjustments. The floor should be fine also. Find yourself some good photos and or diagrams and you should be good to go.

Thanks John.

 

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Progress. The wings will be attached as soon as I can get the seams cleaned up, etc. Coming right along now.

 

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32 minutes ago, Martinnfb said:

Fantastic ! Your builds are joy to follow John.

Thanks Martin. :)

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