PIC INSIDE- Anyone building Jim Howard's P-51B "Ding Hao"?October 27 2001 at 4:05 PM
|Lynn, with something rare (no login)|
from IP address 220.127.116.11
Here's a little something to help you out...
Great pic Lynn, it's also a great shot of the...........
|October 27 2001, 4:21 PM |
wing spar inside the landing gear area in COLOR!
|October 27 2001, 8:12 PM |
In your opinion has this aircraft been parked with the flaps down or did the hydralics bleed down quicker on the flaps than the main gear doors?
Well, IMHO the.........
|October 27 2001, 8:22 PM |
aircraft was parked with the flaps down as they would have been down anyway from the landing. SOme pictures I have of 361stFG P-51s'parked the flaps are down with the gear doors in various stages from completely closed to partially open to full open.
The picture Lynn posted is an excellant color shot showing the color of the wing spar and the opening for the gear leg.
Lynn, do you know...
|October 27 2001, 4:25 PM |
if this aircraft is depicted on any 1/48 scale decal sheet? I just got the Jaguar detail set for the Tamiya P-51B but I hadn't decided upon any particular Mustang. Until maybe now. Thanks for posting this. There's a lot of information on the shade of olive drab and the yellow chromate wheel wells.
This was the featured scheme . . .
|October 27 2001, 5:01 PM |
in the 1/48 Monogram P-51B kit as first released in the 60s.
Yes! Sure brings back some great 60's memories here!
|October 27 2001, 7:37 PM |
And if I recall, the kit was released in 1/48 AND 1/72?
Could be !
|October 27 2001, 8:52 PM |
The 1/72 Mono. 'B that I had carried the name "Ole II" but there might have been other issues. Both schemes were the basic OD/Neutral Gray with white ID stripes.
I was reasonably satisfied with the job I'd done on the 1/72; never built the 1/48 and still have it. This string prompted me to have a look at it: the decals seem to have survived and I may yet use them.
It's in the current Monogram release as well n/t
|October 27 2001, 5:47 PM |
|Roger, drool rag in hand|
Ooooh Lynn, You ROCK!!! n/t
|October 27 2001, 5:17 PM |
LHS landing gear
|October 27 2001, 6:03 PM |
Is that painted light gray, or is it a lighting trick?
Nice, BTW, thanks Lynn.
great pic Lynn,
|October 27 2001, 6:04 PM |
You know Jim Howard resided nearby in Belair Beach near Clearwater. I saw him once at an airshow in kissimee but didn't have the nerve to go up to him for an autograph much to my regret now that he has passed on. However, back in the early 80s he was scheduled to speak at a local model club meeting. I had to work that night but I loaned the club my 1/72 "Ding Hao" and learned afterward that he held it in his hands and had good things to say about it.
KAF teaching computer tricks to old dogs
|October 27 2001, 7:33 PM |
Was working on my mono classic OOB and couldn't find photos of that bird ANYWHERE (good ones, anyway)!
BTW-dude, when was the last time you went OUT?
|Lynn, who's done that before|
Um, out? As in drinking?
|October 27 2001, 7:45 PM |
Last Friday night...didn't get real tore up, but I wasn't trying hard, either. It's been about three weeks since I've had a right pisser- I found a couple of places here in Norfolk with weißbier on tap, so I'm a happy camper (still miss Mr. Dunderbak's in DB and the Hacker-Pschorr on tap, though).
Plus, I'm stuck here at work for 12 hrs waiting for the phone to ring...may as well help out my fellow modelers, right?
Nice pic Lynn, but...
|October 27 2001, 8:40 PM |
I am running out of room on my hard drive!! Getting time to run out and get that Gajillion Gig hard-drive just for the HS pics!!
That's powerfully exciting stuff!
|October 27 2001, 8:49 PM |
What an inspiration! Thanks Lynn for sharing this pic! I too have a P-51B in my stash with Ding Hao! all over it (at least in my mind). I noticed it's from Popular Science 1944 - are there any more shots from the story(not to be too greedy)? Also, is that exhaust standard? It appears winterized or such but I'm no Mustang expert.
Great pic, thanks Lynn(NT)
|October 27 2001, 10:42 PM |