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meremodeller

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A lockdown project
« on: January 20, 2021, 02:58:20 PM »
I have been asked if I could produce 4 model RF-51 Mustangs for a friend whose father in law flew them out in Korea. Not too difficult given that they would be built on a production line basis, mounted on a stand in a flying pose.
Once I had got hold of 4 Airfix 1/72nd kits then project started. They needed pilots, wearing Polka Dot scarves and this required a bit of surgery to create a pose with them looking out to poet. The Camera windows were copied from the 1/48th Eduard kit, then it was plain sailing.
This shows the project so far, I'm trying to create the effect of the spinner, spinning and it is covered in polka dots, not there yet. Also I have to print the decals for all the Codes and serials once the paper arrives from the Big H.
Ultimately there will also be a 1/48th scale kit to go with them which will be fully detailed and on an informative base.

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Re: A lockdown project
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2021, 03:40:20 PM »
Very impressive. I suppose making four of the same at the same time is easier than making two, or three, different ones as some of us do.

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Re: A lockdown project
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2021, 03:45:43 PM »
Nice work.
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Re: A lockdown project
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2021, 04:11:49 PM »
Propellers look good, very effective.
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Re: A lockdown project
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2021, 01:18:04 PM »
You have beeb busy Bill. They are looking good.
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Re: A lockdown project
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2021, 01:43:05 PM »
Will one of the pilots be a zombie ???? hohoho  -- they are looking good.
You must have the patience of a saint I could not do 4 of the same model -- I expect Zak would say I can't do one model well hohoho

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Re: A lockdown project
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2021, 08:58:02 PM »
Hi Meremodeller,
The distributed Mustang production line in Hornsea is in full flow.
i like the 'Polka dot' nose spinners, and your attempt to re-create this in 1/72.
Stunning,
Have a house point.
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Re: A lockdown project
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2021, 06:34:16 PM »
No wonder Airfix have run out of mustangs, looks most impressive.

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Re: A lockdown project
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2021, 03:40:08 PM »
All 4 Mustangs are now finished and I've been searching for suitable stands that will take the 45th Recon Sqn Badge and pilots name.

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Re: A lockdown project
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2021, 06:21:12 PM »
They look smashing. The props look  great!

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Re: A lockdown project
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2021, 01:43:00 PM »
The models are exquisite.
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Re: A lockdown project
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2021, 05:31:23 PM »
I fully agree with Chris.
Exquisite modelling, times four......!
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Re: A lockdown project
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2021, 06:26:49 PM »
Consistently excellent. Well done.
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Re: A lockdown project
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2021, 10:00:55 AM »
Is there a reason that they are all identical?
See, no one else dare ask!
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