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Finally opened My 1/32 Tamiya mustang and damn this thing is a lot of fun.

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    April 2021
Finally opened My 1/32 Tamiya mustang and damn this thing is a lot of fun.
Posted by Cafguy on Saturday, July 17, 2021 4:30 PM

Bought one for my stash because I just had to have it.  I finally took it off the shelf and busted the box open, doing my research now, and slowly assembling the engine this thing is almost snap together so far. What a great kit

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    July 2019
Posted by Hoss WA on Saturday, July 17, 2021 5:35 PM

Cafguy

Bought one for my stash because I just had to have it.  I finally took it off the shelf and busted the box open, doing my research now, and slowly assembling the engine this thing is almost snap together so far. What a great kit

 

Fantastic kit. Enjoy!!!

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    April 2021
Posted by Cafguy on Saturday, July 17, 2021 9:29 PM

Having opened the box and started , upon inspection the only shortcoming in this kit that I see is that it comes with the typical,too thick and brittle Tamiya decal sheets.  No biggie--kinda knew that going in Just need too find a set of aftermarket decals. Perhaps the old crow set so I can paint my bird green instead of silver.

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Posted by rob44 on Sunday, July 18, 2021 12:19 AM

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  • From: Longmont, Colorado
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Sunday, July 18, 2021 7:05 AM

Definitely one of the nicest kits I have ever built.  No problems with any fits.  I built the "Blondie" version OOB, but I gave it a red tail in honor of the Tuskeege Airmen.

I had no trouble with those decals at all.

Gimme a pigfoot, and a bottle of beer...

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  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Saturday, July 24, 2021 3:51 AM

Be careful with engine panels if you intend to display them closed.  They're a tad tricky and the fit could be better.  Otherwise, indeed, heaven in styrene.  Try using Tamiya's decal solution on their decals.  It's supposed to work well on them. 

 

 "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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Posted by Cafguy on Saturday, July 24, 2021 10:13 AM

For some reason all my airplanes are displayed coming in for a landing, gear down, flaps down. I have a couple of planes displayed on the ground. but they are usaully flying on the roof above me

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Posted by Cafguy on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 1:07 PM

Cadet Chuck

Definitely one of the nicest kits I have ever built.  No problems with any fits.  I built the "Blondie" version OOB, but I gave it a red tail in honor of the Tuskeege Airmen.

I had no trouble with those decals at all.

 

A few years ago I got to meet Robin Roberts(you know the good morning america host) at an airshow, her father was one of the original tuskeege airman and a true american hero

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    January 2020
  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 3:03 PM

Awesome how excited you are about that kit.  I'm sure it's going to be a very enjoyable experience.  I'm almost ready to dive into thier 1/32 Corsair.  Instead of the kit decals I'm going with painting on the insignia and numbers with Montex mask.

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 3:51 PM

It is a beautiful kit, right up there with their Corsair. I went with Decal Draw's Moonbeam McShine. No particular reason other than it was a blue nose

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 5:19 PM

Steve

The blue is sharp.  I would probably make the same decision.

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    April 2021
Posted by Cafguy on Thursday, July 29, 2021 10:00 AM

the corsair is next, pappy boyington tribute for sure.  these 1/32 tamaya plane kits are slightly over my budget but damn they are nice model kits and I cant resist them. The blue nose is a nice choice Does anyone here now how I can find the old crow decals for my bird most dealers are sold out and I am kinda ify on Ebay I have bought alot of stuff from china and it is hit or miss and it takes months to get it

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    April 2021
Posted by Cafguy on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 10:52 AM

Havnt been on the forums for awile I love the barracuda decals probebly the best on the market

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