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Re: Guillow's P-51D Mustang (yep, another one)
Reply #666 - Jul 14th, 2021 at 7:41pm
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Sky9:

Thank you, sir for looking in.  I'm halfway through the main landing gears and the covers already.  I'll be posting the results soon.

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Reply #665 - Jul 14th, 2021 at 1:17pm
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Nice! Your meticulous work is inspiring!
  

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Re: Guillow's P-51D Mustang (yep, another one)
Reply #664 - Jul 14th, 2021 at 12:46am
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After the glue dried, the now laminated inner wheel cover was masked off and painted a zinc chromate.  In this case, all I could find that was close to the color needed was "Apple Green."  Hmmmm close enough..

And this is the end result.  Now to begin the other cover.......
  

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Re: Guillow's P-51D Mustang (yep, another one)
Reply #663 - Jul 14th, 2021 at 12:41am
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Now the two sub assemblies were glued together.

Remember, the. outer cover still has the riveted foil on the back side. 
  

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Re: Guillow's P-51D Mustang (yep, another one)
Reply #662 - Jul 14th, 2021 at 12:40am
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I glued the two pieces together.

Next, I carefully cut out another piece of the foil and laid it over the two laminated pieces.


Then I carefully used my fingers to start the burnishing process

The rest was accomplished with a burnishing tool.

The end result.  The grooved images were created by using the foil over grooved cut outs.
  

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Re: Guillow's P-51D Mustang (yep, another one)
Reply #661 - Jul 14th, 2021 at 12:32am
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From the photo, I picked out the. last two items needed for the inner wheel well door

this may seem confusing, but I'm really focusing only on the two pieces on top of the outer cover which is a reddish-orange from the plastic.

'This are the two primary pieces I'll be concentrating on.
  

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Re: Guillow's P-51D Mustang (yep, another one)
Reply #660 - Jul 14th, 2021 at 12:27am
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After polishing, using a polishing compound (I suggest 3M liquid, of all rubbing compounds, it seems to work the best), I cut out a piece of the Flite Metal foil to approximate size but just a bit over.  The sticky packing was peeled off.

Note, once I applied the foil, I rubbed it in using a fine paper towel with not patterns.  You can also use fine cloths.

From there, it was flipped over and carefully laid down on soft towel so as to minimize any chance of scratching the delicate surface.

I used a pounce wheel to simulate rivets onto the cover.

Here, is the finished results for the outer cover.

  

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Re: Guillow's P-51D Mustang (yep, another one)
Reply #659 - Jul 14th, 2021 at 12:21am
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I first started out by rubbing and polishing the Flite Metal to a high shine.  As with most aluminum foils, they develop a bit of patina cover which needs to be polished away.
  

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Re: Guillow's P-51D Mustang (yep, another one)
Reply #658 - Jul 14th, 2021 at 12:13am
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To begin with, I decided to separate the inner wheel well door into two separate major sub assemblies.  This will be self-explanatory as I go along and I'm hoping you'll all agree.

I decided to start out with the outer dover.  It seems to make sense anyway.  I determined the shape and size based upon photos and drawings as well as the model wing itself.

From there, I cut out all of the remaining pieces needed for the complete inner wheel well door. 

The outer cover is on the far left.  There are actually only three pieces altogether that make up the inner wheel well door..  The last piece is actually a piece of paper used as a template.

As you can see from the second photo I used a drafting aid to help make perfect circles.

  

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Re: Guillow's P-51D Mustang (yep, another one)
Reply #657 - Jul 14th, 2021 at 12:08am
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For my next presentation, is how I fabricated the inner wheel well door.  As with all things on this Mustang project, I start out with some research and found to my dismay, that even inner wheel well doors are different between the b/C and the D variants and even between the D variants themselves. 

So, I decided along with everything else on this build, to give a bit of "artistic license" and go with the flow.

Enclosed for my opening post is the end result of my inner wheel well door.

Initially, it looks simple enough but it actually involves several steps and cut outs and various use of different media.
  

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Re: Guillow's P-51D Mustang (yep, another one)
Reply #656 - Jul 14th, 2021 at 12:04am
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Sky9,

I've seen several such videos where guys improvise and update their models with near-surgical precision.  They also have the latest in tools and aftermarkets as well. 

Still, I look at them for tricks and inspiration.  It's always a good idea to watch those videos from time to time.

Thank you!!
  
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Re: Guillow's P-51D Mustang (yep, another one)
Reply #655 - Jul 11th, 2021 at 2:14pm
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Gary, saw this while doing some surfing on the net and thought of you and your P-51.  Only this guy is doing the detailing to a plastic 1/32 scale FW-190 D9 Click Here
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Re: Guillow's P-51D Mustang (yep, another one)
Reply #654 - Jul 3rd, 2021 at 12:41pm
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Looks great...this is turning out to be a really nice P-51.  Well Done! Smiley
  

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Re: Guillow's P-51D Mustang (yep, another one)
Reply #653 - Jul 2nd, 2021 at 7:53pm
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Good evening to Sky9 and everyone:

She stood on her legs f(temporarily) for the first time to allow me to check for fitting, proper angle and stance. 

Now I can effectively work on the wheel strut covers and the associated linkages. 

It is my desire to make it as a self-contained unit to minimize any fuss and issues when permanently gluing them to the underside of the wings.

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Reply #652 - Jul 2nd, 2021 at 6:13pm
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That's the thing with the internet...you type in your search and just about anything will come up. I didn't catch the P-47 instead of the P-51 gear.  I have thoroughly enjoyed this build and look forward to seeing her come all together!!! Smiley Smiley
You've much more patience that I!
  

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