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1/48 P-51 D FINISHED- (Improving the Tamiya kit tutorial)

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  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: MN
Posted by Nathan T on Friday, November 7, 2014 10:33 PM

Nice work and great advice here Joe. Canopy looks right on to me. I wouldn't mess with it.

 

 

  • Member since
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Friday, November 7, 2014 11:53 PM

Thanks guys.  Nathan, your probably right. This is the "leave well enough alone" build.  

Joe

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

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    March 2013
Posted by patrick206 on Friday, November 7, 2014 11:57 PM

Joe -

Shazam, another high mark set. A real beaut, thanks for all the writing and photos.

Patrick

  • Member since
    April 2010
Posted by Theuns on Saturday, November 8, 2014 12:00 AM

That is one good looking pony you got there ! Well done

Theuns

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, November 8, 2014 12:00 AM

Wow, another spectacular finish. Totally looks better than fantastic. SUPER DUPER !!

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  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Cameron, Texas
Posted by Texgunner on Saturday, November 8, 2014 8:03 AM

Wow, another beauty Joe!  "Detroit Miss" never looked so good, just beautiful work friend. Your earlier posts and pics caused me to dig my own "Detroit Miss" out of the cabinet for a look at her.  Sheesh, I think I'd be embarrassed to show my Monogram version now!  Your plane kills Joe!  Thanks for the inspiration and great thread.Bow Down

Gary


"All you mugs need to get busy building, and post pics!"

  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: Charleston, SC
Posted by sanderson_91 on Saturday, November 8, 2014 11:23 AM

Another beauty Joe!  Your build inspired me to pull one of these out of the stash and give it a go.  

Steve

 

 

  • Member since
    April 2005
  • From: Piscataway, NJ!
Posted by wing_nut on Saturday, November 8, 2014 12:00 PM

Joe another beauty.  I missed this one entirely but ever so glad I found it now.

Marc  

  • Member since
    February 2014
  • From: N. MS
Posted by CN Spots on Saturday, November 8, 2014 12:02 PM

That turned out really nice Joe!

  • Member since
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Saturday, November 8, 2014 5:45 PM

Thanks for the kind words all...

Joe

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

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    February 2005
  • From: Cleveland, OH
Posted by RadMax8 on Sunday, November 9, 2014 3:52 PM

Excellent work on this one. Since you got impatient and had decal difficulties, I know that you are human and can make (tiny) mistakes! There's hope for me yet.

I really like what you've done to spruce the Tamiya bird up. Have you ever thought of contacting FSM to write a "How To" article for something like this? You could probably have an article a month for a year!

  • Member since
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Sunday, November 9, 2014 7:06 PM

Thanks Max.  I'm very human and average modeler at best.  Its all about smoke and mirrors.  I've thought about an FSM article.  Maybe something small, but my work pales in comparison to those master modelers in there.  .

Joe.  

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

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    February 2007
  • From: Brunswick, Ohio
Posted by Buckeye on Monday, November 10, 2014 11:19 AM

That looks fantastic!  You are always able to get such a realistic finish to your models, just the right amount of weathering. Yes

Mike

  • Member since
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 6:45 PM

Thanks Mike.

Joe

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

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: Northern hemisphere - most of the time-
Posted by blkhwkmatt on Thursday, February 19, 2015 4:56 PM

Joe,

Great build and tutorial.  Really like the way that you approach assembling and detailing the cockpit.  One question, which model Dremel tool are you using.  I had one with a rechargable battery that stopped working years ago and am looking to replace it with a good one.  

Glad that I found this build. Thanks again for sharing.

<Matt

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

 

 

  • Member since
    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, February 19, 2015 8:23 PM

blkhwkmatt

Joe,

Great build and tutorial.  Really like the way that you approach assembling and detailing the cockpit.  One question, which model Dremel tool are you using.  I had one with a rechargable battery that stopped working years ago and am looking to replace it with a good one.  

 

Thanks Matt.  It's the cordless Dremel Model 7700.  I got it at Wal Mart for like 40 bones...works great!

Joe

 "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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