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1/48 P-51A "speed build"...


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Built this to participate in a couple of "lockdown/speed builds" on Face Book. Generally OOTB build except for bombs from the spares box and cutting the kit canopy open. Markings are for the Air Commandos in the CBI in 1943, and are a spurious mix of kit a spare decals. Got this one done in less than 14 days...(and it shows in spots! :smiley2: )

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Questions, comments, and critiques welcome, as always!

 

Gil :smiley16:

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Wow, I blinked and missed this! Beautiful work Gil, especially on such a fast build. Nice!

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First,  thanks for the cockpit/fuselage color info you passed on on facebook.  If I may be so presumptuous as to point out an error to the master; at least according to the directions.  The landing gear doors on Allison powered Mustangs did not bleed down like those on Merlin powered birds.  They had different hydraulic and locking systems that mechanically locked the doors up after each opening cycle to extend or retract the undercarriage.  The only time they would be down was if a ground crew member had unlocked them to perform maintenance on something in the wheel wells.  The odd part is that the instructions show them in the down position.  Looking forward to seeing more of your quarantine builds.

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Way to go Gil! Great work!

 

Mark

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Gil.

Will you QUIT already!!  You are making the rest of us look bad.

 

Love your work, BTW.

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Well Then.  I suppose you are excused---this time.

 

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Woof! What a lot of sanding! Looking good so far. Keep it coming Gil; although I'm having a hard time keeping up myself.

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"Woof! What a lot of sanding!"

You don't know the half of it Duke!  :smiley2:

 

Gil :smiley16:

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