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Re: Guillow's P-51D Mustang (yep, another one)
Reply #580 - yesterday at 6:54pm
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Sky9;

Thank you, sir.

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Re: Guillow's P-51D Mustang (yep, another one)
Reply #579 - Nov 19th, 2020 at 11:12pm
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Gary...this is such an outstanding build!!!!  Keep up the great work!
  

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Re: Guillow's P-51D Mustang (yep, another one)
Reply #578 - Nov 19th, 2020 at 11:01pm
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I thought a detailed close up would be nice to see.  At least I'm happy
  

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Re: Guillow's P-51D Mustang (yep, another one)
Reply #577 - Nov 18th, 2020 at 7:26pm
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As any Mustang aficionado can easily relate when it comes to the right side panel, there's that ubiquitous oxygen hose and regulator. 

It hasn't been glued yet as I'm still fiddling around with the connection between the hose and regulator, but I just couldn't resist posting the darn thing.

Thanks for looking in.
  

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Re: Guillow's P-51D Mustang (yep, another one)
Reply #576 - Nov 18th, 2020 at 6:49pm
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Sky9 and Mike:
Thank you gentlemen, for such words of encouragement. Coming from fellow modelers who know what's involved and what to look for, (& in all probability, seen some incredible workmanship on the Internet) is truly a compliment. 

Mike,
As luck would have it, not being able to produce any decals has turned out to be a blessing in disguise.  When detailing the cockpit interior, I had no idea exactly what size each stencil, data plate, or instrument face, switch, lever or dial  was to be until I commenced to the build of that particular accessory. Because I was modeling "outside of the box," there were no direct references or templates for me to use.  It was all done by eyeballing in proportion each accessory with the next for reference.  For example, photos or CGI artistic renderings of the cockpit were often produced from an isometric  overview rather than a squared-on profile in which each accessory could accurately be either measured or at least more directly compared to the next.   For example, when building the throttle quadrant, things could vary in size by as little as 1/16 - 1/32" and sometimes details such as mixture controls, throttle handle or propeller lever even more tight.  Thus, I had no choice but to produce images of the same thing but in slightly different sizes in increments of 1/64".

I ended up with no less than a dozen pictures of throttle quadrant bodies.  Each body varied in size, color tone and in crispness of detail.  Then there were dozens of prints of the radiator coolant control panel, dozens of  trim wheels, radio panels, and so on.   To produce a decal for each accessory and then adjust for differences in size would've been a mess.
  
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Re: Guillow's P-51D Mustang (yep, another one)
Reply #575 - Nov 16th, 2020 at 7:49am
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Really terrific work Gary. Glad to see you overcame the decal problem, your results are spot on and well done.
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Reply #574 - Nov 15th, 2020 at 1:43pm
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Great stuff Gary!!!  I'm really loving this build!
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Re: Guillow's P-51D Mustang (yep, another one)
Reply #573 - Nov 14th, 2020 at 8:57pm
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From there, i added more equipment and wiring.  I'm currently working on the oxygen regulator and will post the results soon.

Hope you're all in good health and in spirits.
  

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Reply #572 - Nov 14th, 2020 at 8:40pm
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I've made some very good progress on the right side panel.  It's really a matter of picking out which image from the dozens of pictures I took and cutting them out.
  

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Re: Guillow's P-51D Mustang (yep, another one)
Reply #571 - Nov 14th, 2020 at 8:35pm
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Good evening to everyone.

I thought I would show "before" and "after" shots to the left side of the cockpit.  They were taken before I worked on the throttle quadrant and the landing gear lever.  Still, they make for interesting contrast and for seeing how progress is coming along.

Hope y'all don't mind.

  

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Reply #570 - Nov 5th, 2020 at 9:53pm
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NB/Mike,

Thank you too, sir.  Hoping I'll help others to take a chance & see how far they can push their own boundaries.

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Re: Guillow's P-51D Mustang (yep, another one)
Reply #569 - Nov 5th, 2020 at 2:09pm
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Gary - these are superb renditions of the real airplane and very much admire your abilities and consistency of scale, well done.
Mike
  

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Re: Guillow's P-51D Mustang (yep, another one)
Reply #568 - Nov 4th, 2020 at 7:14pm
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Mike,

Thank you, sir.  Coming from a fellow modeler who knows what's involved and what to look for, that's a real compliment.

I just posted a squared-on view of the left side.  The cable from the throttle is excessively long on purpose as I don't know how much is needed by the time I install the left panel in the cockpit with everything else.  I believe this cable is for the pilot to communicate on the radio judging from the mic that is embedded at the tip of  the throttle.  I'm currently on the landing gear lever & hope to have it ready by this weekend.  I'll post the results. 

I'm now focused on the right side and will start posting as I go along.  I'm hoping all of this will be useful to you and everyone who visits this build thread.  At least, this has been a learning experience for me.

Thank you again.

Gary
  

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Reply #567 - Nov 4th, 2020 at 9:59am
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That's outstanding work Gary.

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Re: Guillow's P-51D Mustang (yep, another one)
Reply #566 - Nov 3rd, 2020 at 10:55pm
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Thank you Bob.  It's greatly appreciated.
  
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