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Revell 1/32 P-51D-5NA Mustang - Work in progress

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  • Member since
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Revell 1/32 P-51D-5NA Mustang - Work in progress
Posted by Nikola on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 2:27 AM

Hi gents,

 

As I have finally built up enough courage to start multiple builds for the first time (at the moment I'm just finishing a 1/48 Mirage IIIC and building HB's easy assembly 1/48 P-51D), I have also decided to build my first 1/32. Being a sucker for a Mustang, I have chosen Revell's P-51D-5NA for my debut on the 1/32 stage. This will be a practice build for Tamiya's pony waiting in the stash, which would really be a shame to mess up! It would be a shame to mess this one up as well, but not guaranteed! :)

 

This time I'm also using aftermarket goodies for the first time - Eduard Look IP and seatbelts - so this should be fun. :)

 

 

I will probably opt for 363 Fighter Sqn., 357 Fighter Group, 8 AF B6-B ''Desert Rat'' (Cpt. Herschel Pascoe), 1944 - OD over grey.

 

Prior to purchasing the kit I've read good things about it and it should be a fun build. One of the good things is that the wings are full span top and bottom which should ensure correct dihedral with no problem. 

 

I have decided from now on to try and always have one 1/32 on my bench at any time, stretching the build for as long as it takes, as I will be building other smaller ones along the way. We'll see how it goes. 

 

This will be a loooong build so only the most patient will survive! :)

 

Anyway, nothing much at the moment except the ''opening credits''...

 

Thanks for looking guys!

 

 

Best,

Nikola

 

 

Nikola Topalov,

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Posted by fightnjoe on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 5:32 PM

Should be a fun project.

 

 

 

Joe

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Posted by gregbale on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 5:36 PM

Nothing to fear about juggling multiple builds. Big Smile

Much less stressful than juggling chainsaws. Yes

Look forward to seeing how this one develops.

Greg

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Posted by Hoss WA on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 7:14 PM

Nice scheme choice. Looking forward to your progress. 

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Posted by Nikola on Monday, January 11, 2021 6:57 AM

fightnjoe

Should be a fun project.

 

 

 

Joe

 

Thanks for taking an interest Joe!

 

Best, 

Nikola

Nikola Topalov,

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Posted by Nikola on Monday, January 11, 2021 7:00 AM

Hoss WA

Nice scheme choice. Looking forward to your progress. 

 

Thanks Hoss!

We'll see how it goes.

 

Best, 

Nikola

Nikola Topalov,

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  • From: Belgrade, Serbia
Posted by Nikola on Monday, January 11, 2021 7:02 AM

gregbale

Nothing to fear about juggling multiple builds. 

Much less stressful than juggling chainsaws. 

 
Thanks for the encouragement Gregbale! Appreciated. 
 
When I master this, I am moving to chainsaws! :)
 
Best, 
Nikola

Nikola Topalov,

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, January 11, 2021 7:37 AM

I have that kit in my stash, and also have been reluctant to start it- I sense it will be a major project.  My regular mode is too have two kits on bench at a time.  I normally use enamel paint and need something to work on during drying time.

The kit looks great in the box.  I haven't looked at aftermarket stuff yet- I have a hard time resisting that stuff Sad

I'll be following this thread closely.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Buckeye2 on Monday, January 11, 2021 9:05 AM

Should be fun project.  Will be following along.

Mike

 

fox
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Posted by fox on Monday, January 11, 2021 2:33 PM

I think it was someone famous who once said "You have nothing to fear but fear itself". Wink

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Posted by Nikola on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:10 AM

Don Stauffer

I have that kit in my stash, and also have been reluctant to start it- I sense it will be a major project.  My regular mode is too have two kits on bench at a time.  I normally use enamel paint and need something to work on during drying time.

The kit looks great in the box.  I haven't looked at aftermarket stuff yet- I have a hard time resisting that stuff 

I'll be following this thread closely.

 

 

Thanks for taking an interest Don. I will try not to disappoint. :)

 

Best,

Nikola

Nikola Topalov,

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Posted by Nikola on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:11 AM

Buckeye2

Should be fun project.  Will be following along.

Mike

 

 

 

From what I've read in the reviews it should. Thanks for taking an interest Buckeye.

 

Best,

Nikola

Nikola Topalov,

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Posted by Nikola on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:14 AM

fox

I think it was someone famous who once said "You have nothing to fear but fear itself". 

Jim 

Stay Safe.

 

 

Haha, no kits with ''Fear'' for nose art then. :)

 

Best,

Nikola

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