SEARCH FINESCALE.COM

Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

1/32 Trumpy P-51D Finished

1467 views
19 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    January, 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
1/32 Trumpy P-51D Finished
Posted by fermis on Wednesday, November 01, 2017 2:07 PM

 

This is going to be OOB, other than a little extra work around the engine details and pit...no aftermarket.

 

I am still not a fan of Trumpeter...weird mold seams, enough detail for a "start" but they seam to stop short...and accuracy issues all over the place. Regardless...it'll look like a P-51D when it's done!

 

Starting in the pit, wires added to the gear behind the seat, seat back (yellow) added, belts are tape (rather than the included PE). The I.P. needed some help as well. Some of the holes for the instruments needed to be drilled out, as they were stupidly small. I used acetate instruments from the scrap box.

 

 

 

 

 

The "tunnel" behind the radiator needed to be scratched. the kit parts fit was awful...gaps down the sides and about a 1/8th" gap and step at the rear of it...stupid!

 

New side walls with sheet styrene, along with a runner to stop the "roof" piece when it goes in later.

 

 

The engine isn't terrible...but NEEDS a lot. Aside from the wires/plumbing you can see...this is all they give you. An incorrect oil tank, basic engine, and engine mounts. No framework for the cowling panels.

 

 

Scratched up the framework...

 

 

...and that's where she sit right now.

  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Mid Michigan
Posted by shamoo on Wednesday, November 01, 2017 7:40 PM

fermis

 

This is going to be OOB, other than a little extra work around the engine details and pit...no aftermarket.

 

I am still not a fan of Trumpeter...weird mold seams, enough detail for a "start" but they seam to stop short...and accuracy issues all over the place. Regardless...it'll look like a P-51D when it's done!

I’ve never bought a Trumpeter kit but from a lot of what I’ve read they sure are pricy for what you get.

Your work is looking good so far though!

  • Member since
    August, 2013
Posted by Jay Jay on Thursday, November 02, 2017 7:59 AM

Beautiful scratch-building there. I have a couple of Trumpeter 1/32 kits ( P-40 and P-38 )and I hope I don't find them to be as inaccurate.

 

 

 

 

 

 I'm finally retired. Now time I got, money I don't.

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, November 02, 2017 11:55 AM

Oh wow, great work so far as usual Fermis, looking forward to more. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    January, 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Thursday, November 02, 2017 6:24 PM

Thanks dudes!

 

Jay Jay

Beautiful scratch-building there. I have a couple of Trumpeter 1/32 kits ( P-40 and P-38 )and I hope I don't find them to be as inaccurate.

 

Not sure about the 38....the 40 was my first build when I started building again (also my 1st WIP here). Probably my favorite Trumpy build too (in 1/32 at least). It does have some accuracy issues (I think they all do), but nothing that is grossly outta whack. Makes for a good looking model!

 

shamoo

I’ve never bought a Trumpeter kit but from a lot of what I’ve read they sure are pricy for what you get.

 I do believe they are over-rated and overpriced...but they're still a little cheaper than some of the other options (which are going to be better!). However, they are the only option for a fair amount of subjects. That said, I have never paid retail price for any of their kits. I have a good 8-10 of their 1/32 kits that were with a LARGE stash acquisition, and the couple that I've built were deals from vendor tables. They were worth it, after the discounts!

  • Member since
    January, 2016
  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Friday, November 03, 2017 7:25 AM

Hey Fermis,

Outstanding work on the engine and pit...look forward to seeing more.

Hunter 

      

  • Member since
    February, 2006
  • From: Boston
Posted by Wilbur Wright on Saturday, November 04, 2017 6:32 PM

Nice work Fermis, looking forward to seeing what you use for NMF. 

I've been meaning to try the new AK Extreme Metal coming up on my 1/32 F-15E BB.

I love 1/32 scale.

 

  • Member since
    January, 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Monday, December 04, 2017 4:03 PM

ToastToast

 

Ready to paint!

 

 

 

Started with an over all "Magnesium" (MM Metalizer). This is a fairly dark shade, compared to "Aluminum", and act, somewhat, like a pre-shade.

 

 

I sprayed "highlights" between the rivet lines with various shades (steel, aluminum, and aluminum plate), with a final very light coat overall, to tone down the darker magnesium.

 

You can see the difference on the inner wing panels (which will be OD)

 

 

 

Next will be a gloss lacquer, so I can mask (safely!) and paint the other colors.

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, December 04, 2017 7:00 PM

It's hard to imagine how Trumpeter and Dragon both missed the mark on the Mustangs.  There's one at almost every airport and the original drawings are easily available.  I'm real glad Tamiya has stepped up, and if you look for discounts they are reasonable especially considering what you get.  But then like a farmer friend said, "You want what I got or what I don't got?"  Seems to fit Jeremy's situation here.

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Monday, December 04, 2017 8:52 PM

I’ve got a D in 1/32, molded in clear plastic. Drops bombs and stuff...

 

  • Member since
    January, 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 6:27 PM

Toast

 

Got the rest of this painted...

 

 

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 3:46 AM

Wow, amazing work as always.

Your friend, Toshi

On The Bench: Academy 1/72 B-17F Flying Fortress

Next Up: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell, Trumpeter 1/32 TBF Avenger

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

  • Member since
    January, 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Monday, December 18, 2017 8:08 PM

Thanks again, my friends!Toast

 

jeaton01

It's hard to imagine how Trumpeter and Dragon both missed the mark on the Mustangs.  There's one at almost every airport and the original drawings are easily available.  I'm real glad Tamiya has stepped up, and if you look for discounts they are reasonable especially considering what you get.  But then like a farmer friend said, "You want what I got or what I don't got?"  Seems to fit Jeremy's situation here.

 

Trumpeter seems to miss the mark on everything...truth be told. From shape inaccuracies, medeocre moldings, inaccurate markings...some are over detailed(things you'll never see), or partially detailed, but leaving out key items...like in this case, you get an engine, but there's no framework that should be there when the panels are removed. Then, there's those rubber tires...I absolutely can not stand those things. I think the guys that design their kits just say "Ahhhh...crose enough". I am not a fan of Trumpeter.

Anyway...moving along...

Markings are on!

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
Posted by 7474 on Thursday, December 21, 2017 6:58 AM

Wow, and ”holy schnikes!” I’m really blown away with the whole build, especially the unique method of NMF

 

via GIPHY

 

  • Member since
    January, 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Saturday, December 23, 2017 1:34 PM

Got this one wrapped up.

In addition to all the final pieces, after a dark wash, I sprayed over the OD and markings with clear flat, and added a little bit of very dark grey to the clear and sprayed the exhaust stains.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to Trumpeters typical inaccuracies, another bugger about this kit...all the control surfaces are separate. That is nice, but they all need to be modified, in order for them to be attached in any way other than in neutral position. I don't see any single "issue" as a deal breaker, but when there's accuracy and engineering issues from start to finish...even down to the decals (there were some that said "P-47" on em...???!!!)...I would not recommend this kit be bought at retail price!!! 1/2 price on a vendor table...maybe!

  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Mid Michigan
Posted by shamoo on Saturday, December 23, 2017 2:01 PM

That’s very impressive work. Thanks for the wip. 

Dave

  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, December 24, 2017 8:28 PM

Well regardless of the state of the kit you rocked this! Just a beautiful paint job. Really shows off al the work you did.

On the bench - 1/48 Revell PT-17, and a 1/32 T-38 Thunderbird custom build.

  • Member since
    January, 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 8:00 PM

Thank you, fellas!Toast

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Thursday, December 28, 2017 9:08 AM

Fermis, your paint finish is masterful.  Great job!

  • Member since
    January, 2016
  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Thursday, December 28, 2017 9:19 AM

Excellent work Fermis...really enjoy your WiP, and looking forward to the next one.

Hunter 

      

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

SEARCH FORUMS

FREE NEWSLETTER
By signing up you may also receive reader surveys and occasional special offers. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. View our Privacy Policy.