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Can tamiya's 32nd Mustang be built in a OD/Neutral Gray scheme?

July 30 2011 at 10:08 PM
Dan Reed  (Login panamadan)
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Guys,
I build armor and this is a great looking kit, but natural metal scares me-so can it be built in OD out of the box?
Thanks, Dan

 
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Craig (in Daytona)
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Sure....you can paint whatever scheme you like -

July 30 2011, 10:13 PM 

Doesn't have to NMF. Lotsa choices out there.

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Marty Perry
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Not Exactly OD

July 30 2011, 10:14 PM 

but the 357th FG and some other units painted their aircraft in the field in dark green and grey.

He's crazy, Lou- He builds toy aeroplanes!

 
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F Crenshaw
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no

July 30 2011, 10:16 PM 

The kit itself could be painted OD (There likely will be some AM decals that feature it this way)
The good news is that you won't have to change anything in the kit - just get new markings.

But the kit supplied markings are only for NMF (or mostly NMF) birds.


Frank





 
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Pat Donahue
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I think you can do the prototype D model , don't know

July 30 2011, 10:25 PM 

if you would have to tweak the kit however. Just the nat'l insignia on the prototype IIRC


    
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Snake
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Well, not really.

July 30 2011, 10:30 PM 

The "prototype D" was a B/C airframe with the D-type canopy and decking. (Different wing, front-end paneling, etc.)

I've read that the first six production Ds were actually razorbacks, but have never found a photo of one to confirm.



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Pat Donahue
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Ahhh....thank you, which leads me to another question:

July 30 2011, 10:37 PM 

Why was the crank angle of the leading edge at the wingroot changed on the D. Aerodynamics to get more wing area? Landing gear changes? TIA, Pat D

 
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MichiganPete
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Landing gear geometry changes

July 30 2011, 10:42 PM 

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Christian A.
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Interestingly...

July 30 2011, 10:59 PM 

...the old Revell Smithsonian edition is perfect to build 43-12102 (the bubble canopy prototype) since it has the P-51B wing with a P-51D fuselage (a LOT of work still needs to be done).
There are two cockpit photos of one of the two XP-51D's but nothing else.

Christian A.

 
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Snake
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I've considered doing exactly that...

July 30 2011, 11:15 PM 

...with that Revell 1/32 "P-51D" kit. Another huge problem with it is that it began life as the "Miss America" racer with a goofy, "chopped" canopy profile, and Revell never fixed this, so it still has the racer canopy. At one time Squadron had a 1/32 vac canopy for the Hasegawa kit, and I bought one, but can't find it at the moment. sad.gif

My other option for that kit is to put a scratchbuilt 1/24 cockpit in it, and a Corvair or small-block Chevy V8 engine in it, build it as a 2/3 scale homebuilt replica, and put in on my model car shelf with the other 1/24-1/25 stuff. wink.gif




Steel cuts flesh. Steel cuts bone. Steel does not cut steel. --Stephen Hunter, The 47th Samurai.

We will march on a road of bones. --Hunter S. Thompson.

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Joe Hegedus
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That's a neat idea

July 31 2011, 8:14 AM 

The 1/24 2/3 scale homebuilt would make an interesting project - and minor outline errors wouldn't matter so much!

 
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F Crenshaw
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there are plenty of painted mustangs - but as Marty said

July 30 2011, 10:39 PM 

they were painted in the field by the Groups. They arrived in NMF and were painted Green over grey (and not always OD green)

Clarence Anderson's OLD CROW was painted like this (and certainly Yeagers bird as well)

But none of those markings are in the box - he will have to get AM markings or something.

 
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Dan Reed
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I love Old Crow!

July 31 2011, 9:11 AM 

And just the paint scheme!
Dan

 
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John Krukowski
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Nice-ish photo of it...

July 31 2011, 9:53 AM 

Maj. Anderson's "Old Crow"...gotta love those whitewall tires!
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And Capt. Yeager's P-51 as mentioned earlier...
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John


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Dan Reed
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Mmmm-Old Crow....

July 31 2011, 10:53 PM 

Thanks Buddy!
Dan

 
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John Krukowski
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Oh, did you mean THIS O/C?

July 31 2011, 11:43 PM 

[linked image]
"Mmmmm"...

John


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Dan Reed
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That's it!

August 1 2011, 9:54 AM 

The only problem is that the bottle is full!
Dan

 
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John Krukowski
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Not'nymore! :)

August 1 2011, 6:44 PM 

I took that picture for anyone who still thinks the name "Old Crow" had anything to do with birds, flight, etc...it was named after the whiskey, according to Bud Anderson himself.

John


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Dan Reed
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Too true!

August 1 2011, 6:51 PM 

I read his book and then decided to try the whisky-and never have looked back!
Dan

 
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John Krukowski
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Back? or up?

August 1 2011, 7:09 PM 

These days, Old Crow is usually found on the very first shelf, just above the floor!

Good stuff, my father-in law had some laying around the house one holiday until us son-in-laws got into it, been a fan ever since.

BTW here's my Hawk version from a hundred years ago:
[linked image]
John


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