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80 Years of the Mighty 8th GB

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  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, February 28, 2022 10:23 PM

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PJ,

Hold off on the canopy then?

 

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Yes Gary, hold on to your canopies for now. I was VERY surprised to get a fast response from them. Hopefully they will send good ones. Thanks for offering so let's see what happens.

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

GAF
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  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Monday, February 28, 2022 9:56 PM

PJ,

Hold off on the canopy then?

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, February 28, 2022 8:15 PM

Got a very apologetic reply from Revell today, and re sending parts again. Fingers crossed.

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by fearlessfarless on Monday, February 28, 2022 1:36 AM

Y'all are making some great progress. These builds are looking amazing!

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  • From: Between LA and OC, SoCal
Posted by oortiz10 on Sunday, February 27, 2022 9:52 PM

Yikes! I can't believe it's been a month since my last post! Before I share the latest progress, let me say that I'm impressed with the work going on. Quality work all around, and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's finished builds. Keep it up, everyone!

OK, so I was able to get some progress made on my Lightning. I was able to get the resin wheels and landing gear painted up. I also got the prop assemblies done. Oh, and some decals and detail painting. I did have one minor setback though. During decaling, my kit slip off the jig and knocked the canopy and armored glass loose. I was able to repair the canopy, but in an effort to avoid marring the inside of the windscreen with glue, I decided to leave off the armored glass. Oh well. It wouldn't be one of my build if something didn't go wrong. 

Anyway, here's where I'm at. Keep in mind that the prop and landing gear assemblies are just dry-fitted for the sake of the photos. 

 

Slowly but surely my Lightning is getting there. Of course, comments, questions, and criticisms welcome.

Thanks for looking!

Cheers,

-O

-It's Omar, but they call me "O".

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, February 26, 2022 6:54 PM

Not good service at all.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, February 26, 2022 5:24 PM

Bish

PJ, never seen a canopy like that before. Clearly an issue with the molding process.

 

I'm sure they are MORE  than aware of the crappy clear molding issue. On top of that they sent me an eaqually crappy replacement that took 5 weeks to arrive.

To be continued.

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, February 26, 2022 4:04 PM

Nice progress frank.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, February 26, 2022 4:03 PM

PJ, never seen a canopy like that before. Clearly an issue with the molding process.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, February 26, 2022 2:37 PM

Thanks Gary, was confused cause it has a different name on the email. No rush and I will check to see which one Contrary Mary used.

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

GAF
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  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Saturday, February 26, 2022 2:23 PM

plasticjunkie

Did you get my email titled P51D canopy?

 

 
Yes, I did.  Did you receive a reply?  I'm going to be busy the rest of the afternoon, so there'll be a delay in replying.  I have to return a heart monitor I've been wearing for the past 24 hours.  They have a drop box at the clinic.
 
Did you decide on the type of canopy you want?  I can just send you both.  I'll keep the Dallas type for my build.
 
Gary

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Saturday, February 26, 2022 12:59 PM

Finally. Some headway on the 5th ERS Thunderbolt today. I pre-shaded the airplane with Tamiya NATO Black. I cut out a painting step. No primer. I cleaned the Thunderbolt really good with 70% isopropyl alcohol then proceeded with the pre-shading. Right now I have a Checkertale Mustang and P-40 I'm working on and I painted the checkerboard pattern on both with no primer and had no problems. I'm hoping the Thunderbolt goes the same way.

OK. In the stash: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, February 26, 2022 12:30 PM

Did you get my email titled P51D canopy?

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

GAF
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Posted by GAF on Saturday, February 26, 2022 12:01 PM

PJ,

Sorry!  Try the corrected E-mail address above.

 

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, February 26, 2022 11:56 AM

Gary just sent you an email 

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

GAF
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  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Saturday, February 26, 2022 10:23 AM

Just try gfowler2012 at yahoo dot com.  You should know how to interpret that.  Big Smile

Gary

PS> The kit apparently tries to replicate the different types of canopy.

http://www.gaetanmarie.com/p-51dk-mustang-canopy-variations/

There seems to be a "Intermediate Inglewood" type, a "Late Inglewood" type and a "Dallas" type.  You'll probably need the "Intermediate Inglewood" or the "Late Inglewood", depending on the date your building.

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, February 26, 2022 8:56 AM

Thanks Gary. I have a feeling that Revell will send another messed up set. This time took about 5 weeks for the parts to arrive.  The pm feature is still not working so figuring out how to privately contac you.

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

GAF
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  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Saturday, February 26, 2022 7:46 AM

If Revell doesn't come through, and it may take awhile, I can let you have one of mine.  The front has only one, so I need that, but your welcome to the other two.

Gary

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, February 26, 2022 6:23 AM

Gary, this is how my parts look. Notice the distortion in the circled areas. The front windshield panel is very wavy. The distortion is not noticeable at a quick glance but a closer look reveals the imperfections.

 

The windshield side panels look good.

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

GAF
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  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Friday, February 25, 2022 11:17 PM

PJ,

Your bad luck with the canopy got me to check my own for the late version Mustang.  My eyesight might not be so good, but they look fine to me.  You have my sympathy.

Gary

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, February 25, 2022 12:26 PM

Finally received the  replacement  clear parts from Revell for my P51D and are equally distorted as the first ones!  So much for good quality control. I sent them another email with pictures this time so there is confusion. This is frustrating.

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by fearlessfarless on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 4:53 PM

fotofrank

Fearless, your checkerboard nose on that Mustang is very well done. It's so good I thought the nose was a decal. Kudos of a superb paint job.

 

 

Thanks Frank, however I don't want to be taking credit for something I didn't do, those checkerboards are the kit decals. I'm sorry for the confusion.

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  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 12:16 PM

Nicw work everyone. Hopefully I can start this GB soon; although, I may need to do something simple first to ensure I finish. I have a few 1/72 P-47's in the stash (Tamiya, Hasegawa and Academy versions...)..   I plan on doing one for a GB on "another platorm" so I might as well add them here as well... Probably gona be 'Little Demon' from 353rd FG or Academy 'Eileen' from 78th...  Still  plan on doing the Airfix P-51D ultimately though... 

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 9:51 AM

Fearless, your checkerboard nose on that Mustang is very well done. It's so good I thought the nose was a decal. Kudos of a superb paint job.

OK. In the stash: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 7:58 AM

Fearless. looking real good , waiting for final pics.

 

 

 Nick.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 6:18 AM

Will do TJ.

Fearless, thats looking very nice, can't wait to see the final pics.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 5:16 AM

Fearless I know this is a little late. But Lifelike Decals did an anthology of Big Beautiful Doll. If you look at version 3 and 4 they do seem to have a yellow outline and no checked wing tips

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/lifelike-decals-ll72037-north-american-p-51d-mustang-pt5-big-beautiful-doll--1182262

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Between LA and OC, SoCal
Posted by oortiz10 on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 11:03 PM

Looks good fearless. Your BBD is giving me the Mustang itch...Although, the 6 on my shelf tell me I need to build something different.

Looking forward to seeing the finished product!

-O

-It's Omar, but they call me "O".

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 10:07 PM

Looks Great Fearless

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 8:51 PM

Bish. Sign me up. I'll do a P-47D and P-47M from the 56th FG. Both 1/72 Revell Germany kits

 

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