Thread: Build Log P-51A from TF red box kit
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 01:49 AM
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Retracts and fibreglassing materials have been ordered, work continues.

The main hatch looks kind of ugly at the moment, but is coming along nicely .

I found a 1/72 kit of an A, although the manufacturer has used the wing sprue from a D. It will give some more information about fuselage shape etc., together with a couple of (I hope) genuine colour schemes.

Looking at the plans , it seems as though the wing for my bird is closer to the D planform too, and the wing chord as a percentage of total length seems too small. I am intending to build as is for the moment, and make a more correct wing later, if the urge strikes me.

Another detail problem is that both the belly and hatch area are currently too straight, easily fixed by adding 1/8 of light balsa, and feathering in all round.

The miscreant in the cockpit turned out not to be the pilot, but a member of the ground crew, sitting there making engine and machine gun noises...
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