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Re: Guillow's P-51D Mustang (yep, another one)
Reply #628 - Apr 7th, 2021 at 2:01pm
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Sky9: Thank you.  I knew by saving those small Christmas lights would pay off someday. 

I'm still working on the gun sight.  It's a bit more work than I had anticipated, but then again, on. this particular model, one cannot be too surprised. 

Cheers,

Gary
  
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Reply #627 - Mar 29th, 2021 at 12:39am
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Starting on the gun sight, means searching for the right sight that will work for me.  There really aren't too many variations. so that part makes my life a bit easier.

I'll be working on the sight for the next few days and will report when finished. 

Thank you for looking in.

Gary
  

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Reply #626 - Mar 28th, 2021 at 11:32pm
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At first I couldn't figure out where there was a glass object!  Then I found it in the picture and bingo! Your solution is outstanding!  I shall remember that when I need one for behind the pilot in one of my early jets!!!
  

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Re: Guillow's P-51D Mustang (yep, another one)
Reply #625 - Mar 28th, 2021 at 11:11pm
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I then applied all of the steps I've used in detailing the cockpit and got these results.

Not perfect, but I can live with it.

Now to the gunsight and that should complete the cockpit interior portion.

Whew!
  

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Re: Guillow's P-51D Mustang (yep, another one)
Reply #624 - Mar 28th, 2021 at 11:09pm
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Problem solved.
  

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Reply #623 - Mar 28th, 2021 at 11:08pm
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Ooh I tried all manners of what could I do to replicate this glass fixture?

That's when (ahem) a light bulb went off in my head.....
  

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Reply #622 - Mar 28th, 2021 at 10:54pm
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Good evening to everyone.

First order of business is research.  In this case, it was a combination of using models from someone else's kit and the real aircraft.

One of the issues that perplexed me was how to replicate that glass fixture......  Roll Eyes

  

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Re: Guillow's P-51D Mustang (yep, another one)
Reply #621 - Mar 5th, 2021 at 6:24pm
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Sky9:
Thank you, sir.  Really glad to hear that. Made my day.

i'm starting on the radio stack tonight.  My daughter's coming out for the weekend.  Small delay, but progressing.

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Reply #620 - Mar 3rd, 2021 at 10:37am
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Outstanding work Skye!!!  Well done.  This is going to be a museum worthy work of art!
  

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Re: Guillow's P-51D Mustang (yep, another one)
Reply #619 - Mar 2nd, 2021 at 6:42pm
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Oops.  In my haste I forgot to mention how I achieved the headrest itself.  I used a small piece of Flite Metal.  It has a very strong adhesive backing.  I simply cut out the piece roughly oversized and snipped dozens and dozens of tiny slits into the edges around the circumference,

The thin strip was going to be used to wrap around the headrest, but after I saw how it turned out, I decided to leave it alone.  The tiny slits made it look more realistically fabric sewn onto the form.

The masking tape was used to protect the seat back from the black spray paint which was peeled off before gluing the seat to the back headrest.

Thanks for looking in guys.
  

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Re: Guillow's P-51D Mustang (yep, another one)
Reply #618 - Mar 2nd, 2021 at 6:23pm
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Good evening one and al,

Today marks the finish of the pilot's seat.  If one were to total all the hours and days, it'll probably work out to be about a solid week.  Of course, watching the paint dry allowed me some self-reflection....

I'll be placing the seat into the cockpit and use the back headrest as a "wall" to help me determine the amount of space left over for the radio and batteries behind the seat.

Until then I thought I would leave it out and just appreciate it as a separate project in its own right.
  

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Re: Guillow's P-51D Mustang (yep, another one)
Reply #617 - Mar 2nd, 2021 at 6:18pm
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Sky9,

Wow!  That's a great idea about using paper mache'-like paper soaked in water, moulded over a form and when dried, hardened with cyano.  Learned something new today....  Grin

I'll definitely remember this on my future builds...
  
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Re: Guillow's P-51D Mustang (yep, another one)
Reply #616 - Mar 2nd, 2021 at 6:15pm
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Ian and Mike,

Thank you guys for your inputs and compliments.  They're greatly appreciated more than words can express.  Please let me know too, of your opinions or suggestions as I'm basically flying via instruments (blind).

Your observations also let me know that you guys are looking.....  Cheesy

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Reply #615 - Mar 2nd, 2021 at 7:37am
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More spectacular work - nicely done!

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Re: Guillow's P-51D Mustang (yep, another one)
Reply #614 - Mar 1st, 2021 at 3:54pm
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Really great work Skye...
I love it! 

I was skimming over at HPA and ran across this mâché madness technique that I've never seen before.  Prosper is building a 1/18 scale Spitfire and for the scoops and landing gear bumps on the wing he's been using paper soaked in the water  till it's like a papermache like consistancy and then molded over wooden forms till it dries and then saturated with thin cya to firm it up. When it's dry it's placed back on the mold to keep the shape while sanding for finish.  Here's the link check down the page for the exact post: Click Here  As you'll see paper isn't all he molds!!!

Here's a pic of the ventral nose scoop on the mold.
Thought you might use this method for some of your detailing.

I pirated the posts and here's the full posts from HPA: Click Here
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