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1:32 Trumpeter P-51B WIP

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  • Member since
    February, 2003
  • From: Northern Virginia
1:32 Trumpeter P-51B WIP
Posted by hutchdh on Saturday, November 10, 2012 7:46 AM

Well, it has been over a year, since participating in the FSM site.  I have been working a Trumpy P-51B for a while.  I wanted to replicate some fine work I saw in an issue of Aircraft International.

I painted on the shark teeth...very challenging and a first for me...decals just didn't seem right.

I still have a lot to do, but am making satisfactory progress

Hutch

Hutch

 On the Bench: 1:48 HobbyBoss Ta152-C; 1:48 & 1:72 Hasegawa F-104G NATO Bavaria

In queue: 1:48 Academy F-4B & a TBD Eric Hartmann bird

Recently completed: 1:32 Trumpeter P-51B

  • Member since
    September, 2007
  • From: Truro Nova Scotia, Canada
Posted by SuppressionFire on Sunday, November 11, 2012 6:23 AM

looks great Hutch, just like the P-51 pictured in the article! Something about the fast back canopy that captures the feel of a WWII aircraft more than the later bubble top.

Welcome back & thanks for posting!

Jason

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y211/razordws/GB%20Badges/WMIIIGBsmall.jpg

 

 

  • Member since
    February, 2003
  • From: Northern Virginia
Posted by hutchdh on Sunday, November 11, 2012 2:27 PM

Thanks, Jason.  Yeah, the B has the looks of a muscle plane....  The D takes on a totally different look of grace in its lines....a beautiful plane.  

Hutch

 On the Bench: 1:48 HobbyBoss Ta152-C; 1:48 & 1:72 Hasegawa F-104G NATO Bavaria

In queue: 1:48 Academy F-4B & a TBD Eric Hartmann bird

Recently completed: 1:32 Trumpeter P-51B

  • Member since
    June, 2010
  • From: Spokane, WA
Posted by Hun Hunter on Saturday, November 17, 2012 10:18 PM

Cadillac of the sky, any new pics? Really cool scheme.

There are some that call me... Nash

  • Member since
    February, 2003
  • From: Northern Virginia
Posted by hutchdh on Sunday, November 18, 2012 6:06 AM

I'll be posting some soon.  Got kinda busy with work, home stuff, etc.  Landing gear is on and starting to delicately fashion the open canopy.

Stay tuned.

Hutch

Hutch

 On the Bench: 1:48 HobbyBoss Ta152-C; 1:48 & 1:72 Hasegawa F-104G NATO Bavaria

In queue: 1:48 Academy F-4B & a TBD Eric Hartmann bird

Recently completed: 1:32 Trumpeter P-51B

  • Member since
    February, 2003
  • From: Northern Virginia
Posted by hutchdh on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 4:52 PM

I finished this one up, for the most part.  I did not add seat belts because I plan to add a pilot figure at a later date.

This was a very fun kit to build.  There were very few fit issues...the only notable issue was the engine cowling, but the paint job kind of masked it, so it is not noticeable, unless you really looked for it.  the landing gear is a bit wobbly, so I hope it holds up over time.

As mentioned before, I painted the D-Day markings and shark teeth...it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.

I saw this build in an issue of Aircraft Models International and just had to replicate it.  This aircraft was flown by Capt. John Bennet with the 352nd.  I used EagleCals decals that focused on George Preddy's planes.  Enhancing the kit was Eduard PE, Quickboost props, and True Details wheels.

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Hutch

Hutch

 On the Bench: 1:48 HobbyBoss Ta152-C; 1:48 & 1:72 Hasegawa F-104G NATO Bavaria

In queue: 1:48 Academy F-4B & a TBD Eric Hartmann bird

Recently completed: 1:32 Trumpeter P-51B

  • Member since
    February, 2003
  • From: Northern Virginia
Posted by hutchdh on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 4:57 PM

What gives?  I posted my pics as I always do with Photobucket...I see the only the tags above.  I don't like the difficulty Photobucket added to the new look.  Sigh.

Hutch

 On the Bench: 1:48 HobbyBoss Ta152-C; 1:48 & 1:72 Hasegawa F-104G NATO Bavaria

In queue: 1:48 Academy F-4B & a TBD Eric Hartmann bird

Recently completed: 1:32 Trumpeter P-51B

Dre
  • Member since
    June, 2007
  • From: here, not over there
Posted by Dre on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 5:09 PM

Very nice paint work, hutchdh, I do like that hand-painting.

Is it me, or this that another one of Trumpeter's ill-fitting canopy sections?

  • Member since
    February, 2003
  • From: Northern Virginia
Posted by hutchdh on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 5:20 PM

Dre,

Yep....it took a lot of finesse to get it to look decent.....

Hutch

Hutch

 On the Bench: 1:48 HobbyBoss Ta152-C; 1:48 & 1:72 Hasegawa F-104G NATO Bavaria

In queue: 1:48 Academy F-4B & a TBD Eric Hartmann bird

Recently completed: 1:32 Trumpeter P-51B

  • Member since
    February, 2012
  • From: Parma, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Saturday, December 15, 2012 1:08 AM

Looks awesome Hutch.  Nothing like an early '51 in full invasion stripes.  

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

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    September, 2012
Posted by Dean Peterson on Saturday, December 15, 2012 3:53 PM
Very nice. I think you got the weathering just right. Well done!
  • Member since
    February, 2007
  • From: Brunswick, Ohio
Posted by Buckeye on Sunday, December 16, 2012 8:53 AM

Very nice build.  Your shark teeth came out great!

Mike

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