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Guillow's P-51D Mustang (yep, another one) (Read 25179 times)
Reply #299 - Nov 30th, 2019 at 9:44pm

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Gentlemen:

I sincerely thank each and everyone of you for your support and understanding.  It's been a long road to recovery and it's still a mess.  However, there's a light shining at the end of a long tunnel and praying for health and success. 

I answered ibscrooge's build thread on his P-38 so I must be getting better.  In this build thread on the Mustang, I'm going to start bouncing around from cockpit to the wings, to the tail feathers and back.  It's just one of those things where I can't seem to find any consistency.  I work on a portion of the model, then a week (or month) goes by and I find myself working on something else.  So I am hoping you'll bear with me.  Must be my OCD or something..... Wink
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Reply #298 - Oct 7th, 2019 at 6:32am

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Sorry to hear of your loss, Gary.
I send my deepest condolences to you and your family.
 

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Reply #297 - Oct 5th, 2019 at 11:22pm

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Sorry to hear that you are going through this grieving process Gary. Many of us have made this journey, and I can say from personal experience that you will be in the grieving process for about two years. Take as much time away from building and participating as you need. Our sympathies for your loss. I know it hurts a lot.
ian
 
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Reply #296 - Oct 5th, 2019 at 6:00pm

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Sorry to hear of your loss.  Thinking of you!!!
 

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Reply #295 - Oct 5th, 2019 at 3:47pm

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Just a short note to say I apologize for the lack of postings.  There has been a passing of one of our family members and it's been a mess.  I trust that I'll be getting back soon to post more of my  builds on the Mustang.
 
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Reply #294 - Aug 28th, 2019 at 7:55pm

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Mike,

Thank you!  Need those words of encouragement. 

Gary
 
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Reply #293 - Aug 27th, 2019 at 7:48am

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More great work and this i going to be another great model.
Mike
 

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Reply #292 - Aug 26th, 2019 at 9:05pm

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Tom,

Thank you for  those compliments.  They're much appreciated.  However, my detailing gets worst.... in a good way. Well, sort of.  Kind of.  I think..... Wink
 
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Reply #291 - Aug 26th, 2019 at 3:15pm

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Gary,
You're out doing yourself here!  Amazing stuff in your detailing!!!  I like it!!!
Tom
 

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Reply #290 - Aug 25th, 2019 at 10:52pm

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Next, I compared the size of my small handle to the bag and cut the twisted wire to size.

Then the wire was painted a brass color.  The photo shows it in copper.  I later changed my mind and switched to brass as it was a closer match to the zipper.

 

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Reply #289 - Aug 25th, 2019 at 10:46pm

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The small handle to the zipper was made from small wire.  Even at the smallest size, the wire was too big.  So, I stripped off the insulation and it came fairly close to the size I had in mind.

I knew the gardener's shed would come in handy.  In this case, he just happens to have a vise which proved to be my "third hand" in holding the large "T" pin in place while I wrap the small wire around.
 

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Reply #288 - Aug 25th, 2019 at 10:37pm

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From there, it was just a matter of added some side "leather" borders to the bag.  In this case, I cut up a thin strip of glossy paper and tapered the ends to fit the top portion of the bag.  This  photo shows the strips way over sized for the scale, but only to show for photographic purposes.  The finished bag can be seen in the background.

Next, I used a rattle can of spray paint & painted the strips a dark brown. 

When the painted strips were dry, they were cut to size and glued onto the bag.
 

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Reply #287 - Aug 25th, 2019 at 10:32pm

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The zipper came from another unlikely source.  It turned out to be one of my wife's tie-wraps from one of her (many) shopping sprees in the clothing department.   Best of all, it already came in the brass metallic colors that I needed.  Amazing how helpful she is...  Roll Eyes
 

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Reply #286 - Aug 25th, 2019 at 10:15pm

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I used a scarf that was found laying around the place.  The scarf has a light fabric material that wouldn't come off like a burlap bag in scale.  I was lucky that it came with a splinter scheme in the brown and tan colors.  I just picked out the color that came reasonably close to the one on the full sized Mustang.  I supposed I could paint it a color that might be more closer to the tone of brown/tan, but at this small scale, I was concerned that the paint might cover up some of the fabric weave.
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Reply #285 - Aug 25th, 2019 at 10:07pm

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The photos are pretty much self-explanatory.
 

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