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  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Mustang Build
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, January 31, 2015 10:00 PM

Mustang Build

Welcome to the 2015 – 16 Mustang Build where anything called “Mustang” is accepted. This includes the car, plane, horse etc.
EDIT: As has come to my attention, the NA-73X (P-51 prototype) and A-36 Apache dive bomber, are welcome entries.

Any scale, any material.

“What if’s” OK

OTB, AM, PE, Scratch build all OK

Crossovers OK

WIP pix a must

Dioramas OK

Partially started builds (20%) are acceptable.

You can join anytime during the builds timeframe.

If possible, please provide box art so I can put them with your name on the roster.

The build will last from Feb 1 2015 to July 31 2016 (no, this is not a typo. The build will last 18 mo.) This will give members plenty of time to join and complete a build in an environment of multiple GB’s.

Modelcrazy is the host and will maintain the roster.

CodyJ is co-host and maintains the completed build “Wall of Fame”

The badges:
designed and constructed by CodyJ. Take your pick. I couldn’t decide which ones I liked best. If you build a car, grab a car badge. If you build a plane, grab a plane badge. If you build both feel free to grab one of each



For those of you building the P-51, these websites may be helpful.

P-51 Aces   P-51 Facts

Roster in alphabetical order:

5_High           1/32 Trumpeter P-51B 

68GT              1/25 Monogram 95 Mustang GT 

blkhwkmatt    #1 1/32 Trumpeter P-51B III 

                          #2 1/32 Tamiya P-51D   Complete

BrandonD                   1/48 Tamiya P-51D
                                        Complete

                                    1:48 Tamiya P-51
                                         Complete

                                    1:32 25th anniversary Monogram clear Mustang
                                         Complete

bvallot            #1 1/48 Tamiya P-51D 

                          #2 1/48 Accurate Miniatures 

CNicoll          1/48 Tamiya Mustang III

CodyJ              AMT Mustang

fjs3                  1/48 Accurate Miniatures A-36 

GMorrison       1:32 Phantom Mustang 

Goldhamer      1/48 Hasagawa  Miss America

Groot                       1/48 Tamiya P-51B "Miss Dallas" and "Ill Wind"
                                      Complete and Complete

Hemi                1/32 Tamiya P-51, possible "Passion Wagon"
                          

Infofrog                     1/48 Tamiya P-51D
                                                 Complete

Jelliott            #1 1/48 Monogram P51D

                       #2 1/32 P-51B, likely in the Boise Bee scheme of Duane Beeson.
Jmart              #1 1/48  Hasegawa P51D "American Aces" ( #0979)
                            

kenjitak                       #1  '67 Malco Gasser
                                         Complete
                         #2 1/32 Tamiya P-51D

Kyuzo              #1966 Shelby GT 350 Hertz paired with a 2008 Ford Mustang GT Hertz
                        #2  1993 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra paired with a 1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
                        #3  Steve McQueen's 1968 Mustang Bullitt paired with the limited edition 2006 Ford Mustang Bullitt

lzdaily@comcast.net  #1 1/48 Accurate Miniatures F-6A
                                         Complete
                                    #2 1/48 Accurate Miniatures F-6B
                                         Complete
                                    #3 1/48 Accurate Miniatures P-51B
                                         Complete
                                    #4 1/48 Tamiya P-51 B
                                      
  Complete
                                    #5 Tamiya 1/48 P-51D
                                      
lawdog114      
  1/48 Tamiya P-51B
                               Complete


                         1/32 Tamiya Mustang 

                          1/72 Tamiya P-51D   in IDF markings.

Mij                    TBD P-51

MKelley           #1 1/48th Tamiya F-51
                        #2  1/72  Modelcraft P-82
                             Complete

Modelcrazy      #1 1/32 Hasegawa P-51D
                             Complete
                          #2 1/25 AMT 67 GT-350 Shelby Mustang
                             Complete
                          #3 1/18 HpH Packard Merlin engine
                           Complete

Modelmaster66 #1 1/48 Revell P-51D 

oortiz10             1/48 Hobby Boss P-51D
                                  Complete

PA24-250flyer  1/48 Hasegawa P-51 D
                                 
Complete

Plasticjunkie    1/48 Monogram Mustang
                                Complete

Pyrman64       Revell 1/25 2015 Mustang GT in police markings.  

Radial9             Tamiya 1/48 P-51D 

Raven728         TBD
Rob Gronovius 1/24 Jada 2007 Ford Shelby GT-500   

Rob S                1/72 P-51B
                               Complete

roger_wilco      1/72 Airfix P/F-51D 
rooster13          1/48 Revell P51C
                               Complete

sanderson_91   1/48 Tamiya P-51D Ridge Runner III

STFD637            1/72 Tamiya F-51 "Korean War"

STX440               1/48 Tamiya P-51B 

SubarooMike     Possible entry with A-36 Apache

 

Taxtp                 1/72 Hasegawa P-51B in D-Day Markings
                           

 tempestjohnny 1/72 Hasagawa B modified into a F-6C
                                Complete

                            1/72 Airfix P-51D
                                    Complete

                               1/72 Academy P-51D 

TheMongoose    1/48 Modelcraft F-82B Twin Mustang

Theuns              #1 1/48 Tamiya Mustang
                              Complete
                           #2 1/32 Tamiya Mustang 
Toshi                  #1 1/32 Tamiya Mustang Silver Eddition
                              Complete

Wirraway           1/24 Bandai P51D
                              Complete

ww2psycho       1/48 Accurate Miniatures A-36
                              Complete

 

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Revell P-40B
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

In Que

1/700 Trumpeter Slava class Russian missile cruiser
1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

  • Member since
    December, 2013
Posted by CodyJ on Saturday, January 31, 2015 10:00 PM

MUSTANG GB FINISH GALLERY

 - Rob S.    Captured P-51B 1/72 Academy

 

-PlasticJunkie.   P-51D "Miss Miami"

 

 - BrandonD.  Phantom Mustang P-51D "The Prodigal Son"

 

-Theuns.  1/48 Tamiya Mustang "Buckeye Blitz IV"

 

-BrandonD.  1/48 Tamiya P-51B "Shangri-La"

 

-Lawdog (Groot).   1/48 Tamiya Mustang Ralph "Kidd" Hofer's Salem Representative

 

-MKelly.    ModelCraft's 1/48th F-82E Twin Mustang

 

-ww2psycho.   1/48 Accurate Miniatures A-36

 

-kenjitak.   '67 Malco Gasser

 

 -rooster513  Revell 1/48 B/C Mustang in British Colours

 

-Wirraway  Bandai 1/25 P-51Mustang

 

 -RobGroot4 Tamiya 1/48 P-51B Mustang (X2) 

 

 -lzdaily@comcast.net (Larry)  1/48 Accurate Miniatures F-6A

 

 -lzdaily@comcast.net (Larry)  1/48 Accurate Miniatures F-6B

 

-BrandonD 1/48 Tamiya P-51D

 

-Toshi  1/32 Tamiya P-51D Mustang Silver Edition

 

InfoFrog (Joe)    Tamiya 1/48 P-51D

 

-Modelcrazy (Steve)  1/25 AMT 1967 Mustang GT350

 

PA24-250flyer (George)1/48 Hasegawa P-51D "Old Crow"

 

oortiz10 (Omar "O") 1/48 Hoby Boss 1/48 P51D

 

Lewbub   1/72 Airfix P-51D in Dominican Republic markings 

 

 -lzdaily@comcast.net (Larry)  1/48 Tamiya P-51B

 

- Modelcrazy    1/18 HpH Packard Merlin engine

 

-Tempestjohnny   Airfix P-51D Eagle Strike 357th FG decals.

 

-Tempestjohnny     Hasegawa P-51B Blue Nose Birds of Bodney decals 

 

-blkhwkmatt     1/32 Tamiya P-51D 

 

-aeroplanegripper (Mark)    Academy P-51D Mustang

 

-lostagain  Academy's 1/72 B as 'Thunderbird'

 

-Goldhammer   1/48 Hasagawa  Miss America

 

1/32 Hasegawa P-51D Bill Wisner 352nd

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Coldwater, Mich
Posted by MKelley on Sunday, February 01, 2015 4:45 AM

I will be building 1/48th Tamiya F-51 for the build. I have a Model Craft P-82 that I will attempt to build. This thing is a mess, It will be a kit bash cockpits from a Monogram D, landing gear and whatever else that I need to change. Right now the only parts that I plan on using are the wings and the fuselage. Bang Head

  • Member since
    January, 2014
  • From: Toronto
Posted by Rob S. on Sunday, February 01, 2015 5:36 AM

Ok..found and bookmarked!

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On the Bench: Nothing on the go ATM

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, February 01, 2015 7:37 AM

Hey. I'm missing....haha. Lawdog too.

 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, February 01, 2015 10:29 AM

tempestjohnny
Hey. I'm missing....haha. Lawdog too.

I'm sorry John, I got you and Lawdog added now.
Do you have the kit makers in mind so I can get you box photos up?

 

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Revell P-40B
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

In Que

1/700 Trumpeter Slava class Russian missile cruiser
1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, February 01, 2015 10:54 AM

MKelley
Model Craft P-82 that I will attempt to build

I understand that is a "challenging" kit.  I'll be watching your kitbashing with interest. I wanted to build the p-82 at some point in the future as well.

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Revell P-40B
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

In Que

1/700 Trumpeter Slava class Russian missile cruiser
1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, February 01, 2015 12:24 PM

The F-6 will be a modified Hasegawa P-51B. The early D in the academy kit and the late D is the new Airfix kit

 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, February 01, 2015 12:43 PM

tempestjohnny
The F-6 will be a modified Hasegawa P-51B. The early D in the academy kit and the late D is the new Airfix kit


Those sound like great builds John, I'm interested in watching you convert the B into a photo recon bird.

What scales were you planning on those builds?

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Revell P-40B
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

In Que

1/700 Trumpeter Slava class Russian missile cruiser
1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Coldwater, Mich
Posted by MKelley on Sunday, February 01, 2015 2:34 PM

modelcrazy

MKelley
Model Craft P-82 that I will attempt to build

I understand that is a "challenging" kit.  I'll be watching your kitbashing with interest. I wanted to build the p-82 at some point in the future as well.

Challenging is an understatement. So far I have sanded mold seams off of every piece that I have used from the kit. Cut pieces out of parts to get them to fit. Cut all the alignment pins off because they will not fit into the holes. Cut the alignment holes off because they stick out and prevent the pieces from fitting together. Sanded down portions of the wind screen so that it will fit better. Used about a 1/2 of tube of super glue just to get one fuselage buttoned up. So far the Monogram D interiors fits right in. The props in the kit are useless so I am going to use the Monogram ones. The engines rotate in opposite directions in real life but I am going to fudge it on the build. I have not checked the Monogram gear yet to see if they come close to the kit parts. If they do I will be swapping them out as well. The tires will come from the Monogram kit as will the tail wheels. I will be painting all the red white and blues markings on the kit. I think the rest of the decals will be useable. I will replace the drop  tanks in the kit with one from the spares box. They are from a P-61 kit and they look closer to the right size. That is all the items that I have been able to work through so far.  Dunce

  • Member since
    January, 2014
  • From: Toronto
Posted by Rob S. on Sunday, February 01, 2015 4:38 PM

I'm done my Hind for the Ground Attack GB, so, I'm off and running on this GB!! WIP pics a bit later.

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On the Bench: Nothing on the go ATM

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, February 01, 2015 4:55 PM

Rob S.
I'm off and running on this GB!!

Whoho!

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Revell P-40B
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

In Que

1/700 Trumpeter Slava class Russian missile cruiser
1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, February 01, 2015 5:06 PM

MKelley
Challenging is an understatement.

Rob S warned me about that kit, although I still may try to tackle the merging of 3 different kits.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Revell P-40B
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

In Que

1/700 Trumpeter Slava class Russian missile cruiser
1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, February 01, 2015 6:19 PM

ok gang, I will be starting on mine soon. I've had this Microscale sheet for eons and figured this is the time for using it. I picked the Miss Miami one because  since being a Miami boy and having the same first name as the pilot, I decided it was a great omen to model it.

This sheet has three more which I will eventually get to

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, February 01, 2015 7:04 PM

plasticjunkie
I've had this Microscale sheet for eons and figured this is the time for using it. I picked the Miss Miami one because  since being a Miami boy and having the same first name as the pilot,


 "Miss Miami" 1st Lt. Ernest C Fiebelkorn 77th FS 20th FG, 9 victories. That'll be a nice build PJ. I wonder if it the same mold as the Revell.

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Revell P-40B
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

In Que

1/700 Trumpeter Slava class Russian missile cruiser
1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

  • Member since
    January, 2014
  • From: Toronto
Posted by Rob S. on Sunday, February 01, 2015 7:17 PM

To do a quick comparison between my last build and this one: HIND E, part count - 284 in 98 steps Mustang, part count - 57 (20 of which, I'm not using) in 8 steps. SOOO, this thing's literally falling together. I kicked this off with the usual cockpit assembly, fuselage seal then wings.

Interior green applied to both sides of fuselage and rear console:

cockpit assembled and seated nicely in place:

She sealed nicely with some sanding required tomorrow, but, very little for sure:

Add a tail!!

I purposely bored out the machine gun ports to simulate the guns as being removed. The reason for this will be revealed later Stick out tongue

And my final thing for today:

There it is for today, can't drag this out any more, lol. This is SOOOO basic compared to that monster Hind that it's almost silly. Anyway, it's a very nice kit and well detailed so, I'll give it the attention it deserves.

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On the Bench: Nothing on the go ATM

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, February 01, 2015 7:45 PM

Rob,

Man you are SMOKIN! It's good to see that you have something relaxing after that nightmare Hind. Nice day's work.

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Revell P-40B
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

In Que

1/700 Trumpeter Slava class Russian missile cruiser
1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

  • Member since
    January, 2014
  • From: Toronto
Posted by Rob S. on Sunday, February 01, 2015 7:51 PM

Yes, it's very relaxing!! Watching the game now, so, I'll get back to it tomorrow.

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On the Bench: Nothing on the go ATM

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Charleston, SC
Posted by sanderson_91 on Sunday, February 01, 2015 8:35 PM

Rob - nice start on your 51!

Steve

 

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, February 01, 2015 9:15 PM

modelcrazy

 I wonder if it the same mold as the Revell.

I don't believe so. This is the 1985 re release of the 1977 mold. I have two from 85 and one from 77.

  • Member since
    January, 2014
  • From: Toronto
Posted by Rob S. on Monday, February 02, 2015 6:10 PM

Got some work done tonite:

Canopy installed and all sanding done. NO fill required due to tight fits!! Happy with that.

Masking laid down first, then painted a light Tamiya Bare metal coat to identify sanding problems, fixed a few, then finished off the NM finish:

Gonna let that sit overnight and continue tomorrow.

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On the Bench: Nothing on the go ATM

  • Member since
    June, 2009
  • From: Florida
Posted by STFD637 on Monday, February 02, 2015 6:50 PM

Alright, I am going to go with a 1/72 Tamiya F-51 "Korean War" Mustang for this build. Cant wait to break into it!

"If a lie is told often, and long enough, it becomes reality!"

Travis/STFD637

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    September, 2003
  • From: Northern hemisphere - most of the time-
Posted by blkhwkmatt on Monday, February 02, 2015 7:01 PM

I am thinking of joining this one, huge mustang fan.  I might be in with the Trumpeter P-51 B (1/32 scale) with some resin goodies to add to it.  I would like to build it with the "Berlin Express" markings but I can only see them in 1/48 scale.  Does anyone know if they are available in 1/32?  

Thanks.

<Matt

Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur!!! - Anything said in Latin sounds profound!

 

  • Member since
    May, 2014
Posted by SubarooMike on Monday, February 02, 2015 7:52 PM

Hey Modelcrazy, thanks for the reply!   I appreciate you letting me me enter the A36!      But unfortunately I have not heard back from the seller of it yet, so I do not know if the kit is still available :(    I will let you know if I get it!

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, February 02, 2015 8:58 PM

blkhwkmatt
I might be in with the Trumpeter P-51 B (1/32 scale) with some resin goodies to add to it.  I would like to build it with the "Berlin Express" markings but I can only see them in 1/48 scale.

After doing a search, the only 1/32 decals I found with the 357 FG are the ones I found on scalemates.
https://www.scalemates.com/search-solr.php?fkSECTION%5B%5D=All&q=1%3A32+1%2F32+p-51+decals*
But they do not include "Berlin Express".
I had the same problem with 1/32 "Cripes A Mighty". The only 1/32 decals also came with a book, and just couldn't reconcile paying over $30.00 for decals I'll only use on one plane. You would think there would be more offerings for the top scoring P-51 ace. So I'm going with "Moonbeam McSwine" .
If you can't find some decals, do you still want to go with the Trup kit?

STFD637

I'll get your box art up.

Rob,

Looking good as usual. I can't wait to find out which badge your going to chose.

Mike,

I hope that doesn't stop you from joining us my friend.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Revell P-40B
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

In Que

1/700 Trumpeter Slava class Russian missile cruiser
1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: Northern hemisphere - most of the time-
Posted by blkhwkmatt on Monday, February 02, 2015 11:30 PM

I should be, there are some other attractive markings for the B/C mustang.  Will let you know.

Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur!!! - Anything said in Latin sounds profound!

 

  • Member since
    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, February 03, 2015 1:05 PM

Miss America instructions were for a late war "K" with either US or 2 different RAF markings.  Got a set of instructions coming from across the big pond....6-8 weeks, not in a pdf file.  Time frame will fit perfectly for the Betty and RF4C...  good thing this one is a long time frame.Embarrassed

White decals look a little "yellowed" to me so will probably end up painting the red, white and blue on her and only using the stars out of the white decals, or use them to cut masks out to paint them.  Gets more involved and have not even started, oh well, got to try and do her justice as the build boss says she is a favorite.Wink

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, February 03, 2015 1:49 PM

I actually need to try to build a Miss America myself and give it to my daughter. I have, somewhere, a great picture of her sitting the the Americas wing while we were in Reno about 15 years back. We were in the pits and I asked her if she would like a picture of herself by the plane. Well she talked to on of the ground crew, batted her big blue 12 yo eyes. The next thing you know she was on the wing. She probably has that picture actually, and can show it to my grandsons when they grow up.

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Revell P-40B
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

In Que

1/700 Trumpeter Slava class Russian missile cruiser
1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

  • Member since
    June, 2010
Posted by 5-high on Tuesday, February 03, 2015 5:33 PM
Hello everone. i just order,ed airies cockpit detail set for the p-51b. Cuss i thing the kit office is the same as the D mustang .so i wait and read up on my subject ..also order.d the wheel well kit ..i.ll be makeing my oun seat belts ...love the box art that u posted modelcrazy . Great job guys ..oh by the way the box art on my.n is a D mustang ..not a p-51B mustang lll . Ha ha ha ..p.s. How do i get a bage ..i tryed and failed .
  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, February 03, 2015 5:44 PM

5-high
..love the box art that u posted modelcrazy . Great job guys ..oh by the way the box art on my.n is a D mustang ..not a p-51B mustang lll . Ha ha ha ..p.s. How do i get a bage

5, sorry, I'll update your box art to a D.

To download the badge, right click over it and click "save image as..." and save it to your comupter. From there upload it to your hosing site (Fliker, Photoshop, Imageshack etc.). From there, download that image into your signature line in the Community Settings link next to "Manage Profile" under your name, the same way you would upload a picture in your post.

Hope I made that understandable.

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Revell P-40B
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

In Que

1/700 Trumpeter Slava class Russian missile cruiser
1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

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