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Aircraft of the United States in WWII.
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Revell P-51D 1/32 New Tooled
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Posted: Friday, November 09, 2018 - 01:45 PM UTC
Really not much progress , but I did press on and have the fuselage close up . Tail planes are in place as well as the rudder . Only the top part of the main wings was glued in place . For the plumbing to be done i need to get to this stage . The rudder petals will go towards the Tamiya kit ( good idea Rowan )

Over all fit isn't that bad but there are gaps which will need to addressed later on . I do need to rethink on the plumbing . The detail I wanted to add has hit a road block do to not having a 0.3mm micro drill bit . Can't find any here in the city so will have to come by mail .














It's a long weekend so I will be able to get lots of bench time in





Terri
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Posted: Friday, November 09, 2018 - 04:49 PM UTC
It looks great, Terri! It always feels good to have the fuselage closed up.

Getting fine drill bits is a pain. The finest that I know I can buy locally is only 1mm.

Gaz
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Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 09:12 AM UTC
Hi again

Great work Terri - it's coming on beautifully!

I was struck by your and Gary's comment about your difficulty in buying fine drill bits. O.3mm is the smallest normally available in the UK, but they are really easy to get hold of here (usually in cheap multi-bit sets). Almost every LHS I know stocks them - and often craft shops and even DIY shops. We're used to feeling like the proverbial poor relations this side of The Pond, so it's surprising to realise we actually have things easier in this at least.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 09:59 AM UTC
No issue with drill bits here in the U.S. either as we have a few national craft/hobby chains like Michaels and Hobby Lobby. They suck for modelers in terms of kits, but they at least have a good tool selection since they carry jewelry-making gear.
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Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 04:23 PM UTC
Looking great Terri! I can bring some drill bits by the next IPMS meeting for you to borrow if you want, I get sets of 0.1 to 1.0 mm drill bits in 0.1 mm increments on Amazon for about $8 shipped, can take a few weeks but can't go wrong for that price!
thegirl
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Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 01:01 AM UTC
Thanks guys for having a peek on my progress .

At this moment I feel like ...well just plain stupid . When at the hobbyshop yesterday I went to the service counter to order drill bits and low and behold they sell them individual ! I have been going to shop for many many years and never even knew this . Never seen them on the racks . They keep them behind the counter So I'm back in business and don't have to wait !!!

Thanks for the offer Colin , I don't order off of Amazon but in the future if you ever need . Hobby Whole sales on the south side of the city 63 ave and argily road has them . They keep them behind the train service counter .




Terri
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Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 01:13 AM UTC
Huh, never thought to ask them! Thanks for the tip!
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Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 03:01 AM UTC
Terri,
While I've made the move to race and classic cars these days, I still follow several members here on Aeroscale, and you're one of them.

The overall pit and behind the seat looks fantastic. And those PE wheel wells look in scale and have plenty of detail to be seen and admired.

Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 12:50 PM UTC
Thanks Joel I have made some progress , just a few more things to do and will have some progress to post . I must say though that scratch building in 32 scale is not the same as 48 scale ! Had to remake a few parts over and over and over ...



Terri
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Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 03:11 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Thanks Joel I have made some progress , just a few more things to do and will have some progress to post . I must say though that scratch building in 32 scale is not the same as 48 scale ! Had to remake a few parts over and over and over ...


Terri



Terri,
How well I remember my efforts in 1/32 scale, and the additional effort it took for any and all detailing.

Joel
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Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 11:58 AM UTC
It has been some time since my last up-date . Life getting in the way of bench time .

I'm almost finished with the right side of the wheel bay . Few more lines and other details then I can move on to the left side of the well .







Terri
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Posted: Monday, December 10, 2018 - 08:40 AM UTC
Glad to see you back at it, Terri. The detail s look great.

Gaz
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Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 01:00 PM UTC
Thanks Gary , now hopefully it will look better painted and weathered up




Terri
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Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 02:00 AM UTC
Terri,
That detailed wheel well looks truly amazing.
Joel
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Posted: Monday, December 17, 2018 - 01:33 PM UTC
Thanks Joel for dropping by It was a productive weekend in front of the bench . Was able to finished off the detailing and can now start the other side . I do need to get myself a better punch set in the near future . The pulls are a little over scale but I used the smallest one I had . I must say that it has been a learning curve working in this scale , but enjoyable !







Terri
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Posted: Monday, December 17, 2018 - 05:37 PM UTC
That really looks excellent, Terri. Almost seems a shame to paint it and lose that color variation.

Gaz
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Posted: Monday, December 17, 2018 - 08:44 PM UTC

Incredably great work, Terri!

Beautiful pit and an amazing looking wheel well with all those extra detail work. Very nice!

Th mas
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Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 04:45 AM UTC
Terri,
That wheel well is simply amazing.

As for a punch set, I bought mine from UMM-USA. a little expensive, but 100% top quality that has stood the test of time by a long shot.

Joel
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2019 - 12:41 PM UTC
Thanks a lot guys for the kind comments and following along

Now that the festival season is over , well for me it is and things go back to be normal with bench time involved . Was able to get a fair bit done and not much left and this part will be done . Then I can start the painting and weathering before the other wing half is fixed in place . The thicker oil/coolant line isn't glued in place . I just but it in place for the photo. A few more lines need be added before it's fixed in place for good .










Terri
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2019 - 06:43 PM UTC
Amazing detail, Terri!

Gaz
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2019 - 01:40 AM UTC
Terri, that is some beautiful detail work you have done there!
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2019 - 01:45 AM UTC
Terri
Outstanding detailing. Once painted and weathered, one would be hard pressed to tell the difference in side by side photographs of your wells and the real deal.
Joel
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2019 - 12:13 PM UTC
Thanks guys ! This weekend was awesome ! Spent the whole time in front of the bench losing track of time . Felt great !

Detailing in the wells are done . Now I can move on to the painting stage and get the rest of the wing parts prep and ready to go .








Terri
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2019 - 12:24 PM UTC
Congrats on the good bench time! Glad to see you able to get to painting.

Gaz
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2019 - 12:59 PM UTC
Terri,
Just one word to sum it all up: OUTSTANDING


Joel