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SoCal AMPS Four Hour Build Challenge

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At my most recent AMPS meeting we had our annual Four Hour Build Challenge. In this challenge, everyone picks a model they think they can get done in four hours. Hair dryers were provided to speed the drying of paint in order to facilitate things. Any model any scale was allowed, so I chose an ancient blister-packed kit of the Airfix P-51D Mustang. This is the very ancient model that barely resembles a P-51, had no cockpit interior, the decals were quite yellow and it was extremely basic in construction.

After three hours and ten minutes, I had this finished:

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It does look like a child did it, and it has tons of flaws, but it was done in three hours which makes me quite happy. I like it.

Thanks for looking in.

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Actually looks good for your "3 hour tour"....my only critique would be the base appears to be backwards... but maybe that's just me!  😀   GREAT job Duke!

 

GIL :smiley16:

Edited by ghodges

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Thanks Gil! I actually tried the base both ways and this one held the plane better.

 

Thanks again for the compliment!

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On 10/15/2019 at 3:42 PM, Mark Deliduka said:

 Any model any scale was allowed, so I chose an ancient blister-packed kit of the Airfix P-51D Mustang. This is the very ancient model that barely resembles a P-51, had no cockpit interior, the decals were quite yellow and it was extremely basic in construction.
 

I have often wondered how both Airfix and Revell could have screwed up their 1/72 P-51D kits from those years so badly. They look almost like some kid's badly drawn version of the airplane. Surely there were some more accurate references available back then.

Your model turned out far better than that kit deserved.

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Holy smokes! For as fast as you built it, it turned out great. As slow as I am, there’s no way I could have done it. Congratulations Mark.

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Thanks for the awesome compliments guys! Michael, I agree; they sure were lazy back then when it came to determining the shape and dimensions of this model. I appreciate very much your great compliment.

Christopher, thanks! I am happy with the final result, despite having a warped fuselage half.

 

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