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75 Years Mighty Mustang Campaign
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 04:42 AM UTC
Welcome to the Campaign that celebrates 75 years of the Mighty P-51 Mustang!

The campaign will run from February 1, 2015 through July 31, 2015.

If you haven't signed up yet, or want to see the rules, go here.

Please post your initial and in-progress photos as well as campaign discussion in this thread. Please post your finished build photos in the campaign gallery.

Looking forward to some fine North American Pony buids here! On with the show!

Michael
PeeJay74
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 08:24 PM UTC
Tamiya 1/48 F-51D

I'll be building Tamiya's excellent F-51D as 'The Enchantress', a P-51D-25 on Iwo Jima during the VLR missions to Japan and the surrounding islands. Tamiya's F-51 has all of the same parts as their 8th AF P-51 kit, plus options for HVAR rockets, bombs, standard or Dallas canopies, and cuffed Hamilton Standard (P-51D) or Aeroproducts (P-51K) props. The only P-51 option it doesn't offer is the 108gal paper tanks. Not bad considering it's typically cheaper than their P-51D kits just because the decals are for Korea. I picked mine up for $18 retail and spent the money I saved on an Eduard Zoom for the cockpit.

I am waiting for some True Details seats to come in the mail to get started.



thueser
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European Union
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Posted: Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 08:57 PM UTC
Hi,

my entry for this campaign:



Just OOB without any nonsense (i hope)
ZAPanzer
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North-West, South Africa
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Posted: Sunday, February 01, 2015 - 11:55 AM UTC
Hi

Been waiting awhile for this campaign, here is my choice Hasegawa Mustang.
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The Markings

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So Far, the angle is not that good.

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WAB123
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Thursday, February 05, 2015 - 12:51 PM UTC
This is my entry for 75 Mustang campaign. Hope photo has uploaded. First time trying it.





http://gallery3.kitmaker.net/data/500/DSCF28712.JPG
PrickleHead
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: December 31, 2013
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Posted: Thursday, February 05, 2015 - 05:46 PM UTC
Been away for a bit but am back at the work bench!





b17-peter
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Friday, February 06, 2015 - 04:06 AM UTC
Hi everybody,
finally that campaign is running! Here's my entry, a little off the beaten track...a modified Mustang Air Racer.
b17-peter
#392
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Friday, February 06, 2015 - 04:19 AM UTC
Seems to get a little tricky, as it is kind of short-run, with some resin parts and a vac canopy I think, but I'm looking forward to build it. It was fascinating to watch the real racers going round the pylons at Reno, Nevada, last year.

If everything goes well with my kit, maybe there's another one to build. That would be an airplane of the Salvadorian Air Force during the so-called "Soccer War" of 1969. We'll see
Looking forward to your entries and models! Let's have fun!
PrickleHead
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Friday, February 06, 2015 - 06:30 AM UTC
Really looking forward to that racer, Peter.
md72
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Friday, February 06, 2015 - 07:22 AM UTC
I hate you guys You're already gluing parts together and I don't even know where the kit I want to build is stashed away. I'm sure I've got a Model News Na-73 or a Condor A-36 some where.
Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Friday, February 06, 2015 - 08:12 AM UTC
Some time ago, I reviewed this beast.

This will be my entry in the Mustang campaign because hey, I like doing things which are a little off the beaten track
b17-peter
#392
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Saturday, February 07, 2015 - 02:17 PM UTC
Interesting choice, Jessica, I will definitely follow your build
Will google that plane, too
ljames0874
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 07:03 PM UTC
Here we go again!

The build will be OOB, with aftermarket decals depicting this Duxford resident:


Should be fun! Cheers Everybody!
kjoy
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North Dakota, United States
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Posted: Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 09:56 PM UTC
Corsair was better
Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 10:40 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Corsair was better



We already did that one
ZAPanzer
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North-West, South Africa
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Posted: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 02:48 PM UTC
Hi

Building has continued, slowly but surely. The little princess of the house is very demanding :-)

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bdanie6
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Florida, United States
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Posted: Friday, February 20, 2015 - 10:08 AM UTC
And for my next trick, I will attempt to assemble the Monogram P-51B

Seriously, what I want to do is a P-51 circa early 1944. Pre-April 1 anyway. Thanks to Nigel Franklin over at Kits-World decals. I have his decal sheet #148028 P-51 Mustang Numbering/Lettering/"Kill" Markings Camouflage Finish.

The pre-April 1 date is important because before then all Mustangs (really, all US fighters) carried white noses and theater bands. By April 1, 1944 all US fighters carried the 2 color group markings assigned by VIII Fighter Command.

The 357th FG became the second highest scoring group in Europe, producing 42 aces including Kit Carson, Charles Yeager and Bud Anderson.

I will be using Merle Olmsted's book "The 357th Over Europe" and an article Merle wrote for Wings magazine in February 2001 as reference for the aircraft I want to do.



So, basically, I want to do a OD over Neutral Grey P-51B with a white nose and theater bands coded for the 357th FG.

Should be simple enough

Later
SHAKY962
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Monday, February 23, 2015 - 04:37 AM UTC
Well, this is my entry to this campaign, the Tamiya 1/48th kit with a Verlinden upgrade. I don´t decided the colours of my P-51 but I am sure it will be in latin american colours



ZAPanzer
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North-West, South Africa
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Posted: Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 04:05 PM UTC
Good Day

An update on my Mustang,

She has her silver coat on
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and have painted her nose blue, but the blue does not want to dry, after about 2 hours last night it was still a bit sticky, I fear I may have some finger prints in the paint will have a look tonight when I get home from work.

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SHAKY962
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Friday, February 27, 2015 - 01:40 AM UTC
@Robert you are in the final steps with your P-51!!!

I start building...



bdanie6
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Florida, United States
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Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2015 - 02:16 AM UTC
Sorry I've been gone for a bit, but I wound up having emergency surgery on Friday morning.

I have gotten a bit more done on my Mustang, but never got the chance to post the pictures until now.



On the paint stand and ready for primer,
And



Primed and camo applied. The Olive Drab is out of the Model Masters rattle can, and the Neutral Gray is out of Tamiya bottles.

Next on the list is GlossCote and decals.

Later
Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2015 - 07:50 AM UTC
I began by splashing some interior green and black about.


ZAPanzer
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North-West, South Africa
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Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2015 - 01:10 PM UTC
Good day
A quick update, I'm really struggling with the prop that is why it's still lying in pieces but will give it a go tonight

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ljames0874
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2015 - 10:01 PM UTC
What Ho!
First lot of progress to report - painted the interior parts prior to assembling the fuselage. As I am depicting "Ferocious Frankie" as she appears at UK airshows today, rather than how she looked during the war (there are a few differences in the markings), I have swapped out the pilot for one in more modern attire (Hawker Hunter pilot actually!).
You might notice that the spinner has been sliced in half, as I will be depicting the propeller spinning.

Cheers Everyone!
b17-peter
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Monday, March 02, 2015 - 01:15 AM UTC
Started my kit with unpacking and a decent washing of plastic and resin parts


Looks like a lot of sanding, putty etc., but that's what we want, isn't it?