xmh53wrench Posted January 26, 2015 Share Posted January 26, 2015 ...Seems I posted this in the wrong spot previously... Well its been a long time since I have posted here, but I have been trudging away on a build that I thought I would share here. The kit is the ancient Monogram F-51D. Its the same kit as the clear Phantom Mustang minus the stand and all its innerworkings. The kit still retains its movable landing gear, and releasing bombs. The kit is also fitted with the Hamilton Standard cuffless propeller. For my build I thought I would back date the aircraft to a WW2 P-51D-5NA, and build it as a very early D with no dorsal fin fillet. Also put it in flight on a stand with gear up. I pulled from the stash a cuffed Hamilton Standard prop, and figured I would do some work in the cockpit. But, my primary goal for this kit is a test bed for and natural metal finished Mustang using Alclad paints. So that actually is my primary focus, though building this old kit should be fun. So without further to do, here are a few quick pics of the progress on the kit. Here is the old and tattered boxing for the kit. The basic big chunks of the kit. The shape is not bad. Wing profile may be a bit off, and the guns are molded a bit outboard. Also the H-stab is mounted in a bit of an odd way, but all in all I really like the kit. Raised panel lines and rivets are molded in the kit. First order of business was to give the wings a good smoothing treatment, one of the perks of raised detail....no putty required. Also started on adding some detail to the cockpit. Also fabricated a wing spar to give everything some strength and shape. Also opened up the shell extraction chutes in a more accurate fashion. Painted and detailed cockpit, used the kit instrument panel and started assembling the new prop. More to come...thanks for looking in... Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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