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Warbirds Replicas P51 Mustang

P51D and P51B Proposed new versions

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Chris Walby30/06/2020 12:37:36
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The British approach was far more minimal for Mosquito passengers, no window, no inflight entertainment or toilet. Good news they did get oxygen!

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A passenger travelling in the bomb bay of a De Havilland Mosquito of BOAC, on the fast freight service between Leuchars, Fife and Stockholm, Sweden.

PS - Never complain to the pilot "are we there yet?"...Bombay doors open is only a switch away....

Paul Johnson 430/06/2020 12:46:28
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Looks like the first EasyJet flight to Lanzarote .......but with more leg room.

Ron Gray30/06/2020 12:52:16
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He’s even got his own luggage racks x 2, luxury.

RICHARD WILLS07/07/2020 19:51:09
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Ron has been fielding a few questions on the Tempest thread which reminded me to post something on here .

An area of concern for a lot of people , when getting into warbird building , is finish .

If you are ok with wood but not very "Arty " , this can appear to be a problem . So we might need to have a reality check . I have made so many 55" warbirds , that I cant remember half of them , but they didnt start off looking like they do now . My first panel lines and rivet effect were made by spraying a black or grey aerosol over the cardboard back of a spiral bound jotter pad . But from twenty feet , they looked great . The priority was to make a relatively easy to fly sport model that was close enough to a Focke Wulf or Zero to look believable .

My point is , consider where you are on the experience spectrum , and aim to improve in steps . If you if you are a first timer keep it simple .

Luckily , the P51 can be all things to all people .

Those that want to keep it simple can just do Silver solarfilm with a different colour nose and the decal set . The next option , would be brown paper covering and spray with silver , white and black aerosols . Once you can do that , you might as well try a bit of weathering and exhaust stains , but using pens and soft brushes rather than an airbrush . Finally , there is the introduction of Airbrushing , which in most cases is unnecessary .

RICHARD WILLS07/07/2020 19:58:51
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I am going to help you paint your Mustangs , by showing you how to do it without being an artist . Obviously this will be toward the end of the build thread , but even so , it is in all of our interest to present our Mustangs in the best possible light ,as converting more to the cause is the best way to guarantee our building interest has a future .

To be able to cover all of your chosen colour schemes I will be painting one which has all of the colours likely to turn up on your model . So I will be painting Lou IV shown in famous picture . I am not going into detail now , but trust me , you will feel comfortable completing your model whatever your skill level .

Ron Gray07/07/2020 20:20:37
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Brilliant idea Richard, getting all excited now!

Jonathan Sharland07/07/2020 21:55:51
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Richard,

Glad to see you will be building with us.. . Looking forward to the painting stage and getting the airbrush out.

Getting excited about the build office is now clean and glue ordered.

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Jon

Geoff Parkes08/07/2020 09:32:17
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Richard is it to late to order one of your P51 kits, if O.K i would like a D version, but knowing my luck its to late to get my hands on one, if a deposit is required let me know , regards Geoff.

RICHARD WILLS08/07/2020 09:37:05
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Hello Geoff . No deposit required , simply a gentlemen's word as I don't want to make a load of kits for nothing .

If you can send me a PM with your address and phone number on plus email if poss , I will create a slot for you and contact you when ready ,

Richard

Jonathan Sharland08/07/2020 22:51:06
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Richard,

Hows the development going. When do you think they might be ready. Not that I am excited.

RICHARD WILLS09/07/2020 08:41:47
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I cannot give a specific time . Because we are not just designing a new kit . The lock down has meant that many other channels have returned to traditional building , which has put incredible pressure on my kit cutter . He has to provide parts for the plans service demands for the hundreds of plans on their books and that is very disruptive .

It is likely that I will get a single final variant in the next week , but where as most people on this forum would be capable of building from an on line build , I feel that they do also deserve a plan and instructions .

Newbies will soon be crying out for more detail To that end , I am not going to send out 40 kits without me running through one first . In normal times there would be a pre production run of maybe six , but we are skipping that, which will require an element of understanding .

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Ron Gray09/07/2020 08:48:10
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Got to get it right from the outset, so take your time Richard (plus I've got another build to do first, so please take your time!!!)

Jonathan Sharland09/07/2020 09:17:21
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Richard,

Please don't take my asking as in anyway as pressure or trying to hurry you. As a newbie I will be in the bracket of wanting as much info as possible. I was just asking as Looking forward to and planning for the kit is one of the things keeping me sane at the moment so desperate for info like a kid at Christmas. (dad how many days till Santa comes, is he here yet and so forth)

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We all understand that we are not living in normal times and things that would normally be easy are getting harder and harder. But glad to hear your making progress.

RICHARD WILLS09/07/2020 09:43:01
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No offence taken Jonathan . You have no way of knowing what it looks like on this side of the fence .

We need newbies, and the chaps on this forum are the nicest you are likely to come across . We will all support anyone who is on their way up . But at the same time , people like yourself with plastic modelling skills, will be very useful to those who are interested in fine detail .

Richard

Geoff Parkes11/07/2020 08:57:30
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Richard, just checking that you have received my details , i E mailed them to you in the week, as i explained no rush for your kit as i am trying to finish a Brian taylor Hurricane , butwould not want to miss out on one of your kits. Regards Geoff.

RICHARD WILLS11/07/2020 09:10:20
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Yes Geoff , got that . Youre on the list , so rest easy .

Regards Richard

Martian11/07/2020 09:52:51
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Hi Richard have you got my details please

RICHARD WILLS11/07/2020 10:13:48
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Im not sure . the problem is that with an Alias , it doesnt immediately ring a bell . I know you as Martian and fellow Spitfire builder .

But look chaps , rather than 43 of you ask the same question , I am going to make Mustangs for everyone on the forum first . So until that need is satisfied , I will not put them on my website for sale .

I can tellyou that I do have Sharland, Orrells , Whitelegg , R Gray KGray Cullen G Clark P Harvey D Holland A Exton E Robson D Parrington G Gardiner Ade Harries R Ely B Collinson Sam Hurford Dave Parker , Geoff Parkes Mick Atkinson , and Cornish Graham and Graham R .

Anyone not on that list (quite a few ) PM me or go via my website enquires with Full name+ (AKAon forum) Address , email and phone for courier .

Producing 40 + all the individual requirements is logistically difficult so please make it easy for me as you know its basically me and a pair of Muppets doing most of it .

RICHARD WILLS11/07/2020 10:14:52
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Edited By RICHARD WILLS on 11/07/2020 10:15:54

RICHARD WILLS11/07/2020 10:14:53
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