P-51D "Petie" 1:33 Halinski

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by josve, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. cgutzmer

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    Looks great Johnny! Is that a gevalia mug on the desk - the king of sweden gave me a couple of those too :) (if thats what it is)
    Chris
  2. CJTK1701

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    Nice looking build, this is one of my favorite aircraft, right next to the F-14 TomCat.:mrgreen:
  3. josve

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    I don't think it's a Gevalia mug :)
    It's just a black one with some small siver stripes.My favourite!!

    I did have some second thoughts about the next section after the cockpit.
    As I see it , it's vital that it alignes with all panel lines and markings on the top and sides.

    First I assembled the inner structure
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    next I did was to connect the two following sections with it's connecting strip,making thel align perfectly all way around.
    Then I could glue it onto the cockpit section with perfect control of the lines and fit.
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    And as we can see from the next pictures the alignment is near perfect.
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    Next was to insert the framepart and glue it where it belonged and close the remaining gap at the bottom.Then I mounted the lower side panels.
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    Next section is the one with the tailwheel and tailfins.
    Many parts to be cutted and assembled.
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    Just put some parts together to have a look
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  4. jagolden

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    Progress, Paper, Paints

    Johnny,

    Coming along great. P-51 is such a beautiful plane.

    Earlier you mentioned the sheen of the paper. I can see what you meant in the photo. I have an unbuilt Halinski Tiger tank and I notice the paper has a slight sheen to it, also.

    I don't think it detracts at ll from the plane model.

    Can you tell us what make and kind of paints we see in the background that you are using for touch-up and edges (I think?)

    Thanks for the build thread!
  5. josve

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    The colors are Humbrol enamels.I use Humbrol colors to paint the pilots and metal rods etc etc.
    But mostly I use plain waterbased indoor color that I get mixed at my local colorshop for edgecoloring.
    Since I'm colorblind I have some difficulties with colors.So I bring the kits with me to the shop , and they do a colorscan and makes me a perfect match (mostly)

    For edgecoloring on this plane I use a silver ballpoint pen that I stole from my doughter :)
  6. josve

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    Continuing the tail.

    The tailstructure is glued to the frame
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    Next section is preshaped
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    And glued in place
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    And the last skin is in place.
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    The tailfin continues.....
  7. josve

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    The tail is almost done,just some small parts in the slot where the rudder will go.
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  8. CJTK1701

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    Looks great! I bought a styrene version the other day and was, well... underwhelmed, where can I get this model?
  9. josve

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  10. CJTK1701

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    Cool, thank you very much.:thumb:
  11. Gainer

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    The "natural metal" effect is actually pretty convincing. Lookin good....

    Davis, California may be a nuclear-free zone, but ALL workbenches are a cat-free zone.
  12. josve

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    A few thoughts about metal print....it sure looks really good!!
    But there are a few drawbacks....
    Everything become visible....there are nowhere to hide errors...and I do a lot of them...not the biggest but the small ones that would have been invisible on a normal print.Well error might be the wrong word, but inaccuracy is more right.And those inaccuracies becomes very visible with the macro lense and the spot lighting.

    The rudder.Drawing
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    Inner framework
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    The skins had to be formed before gluing and it's kind of picky work to get this joints nicely done.
    Here I have glued one side to the rudder
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    And the skins are on.
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    The side facing forward had some flips to be joined.I found it a bit hard to get this niceely done,but it's invisible after the rudder is mounted...so I let it pass
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    The rudder put loosely on.It won't be glued in place before I have the radio antenna going from the top of the tailfin through the canopy and onto the pilots seat...So to have a chance of getting it straight it will be tightened up through the tailfin after glued in front.

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    Now on to the vertical stabilizers..
  13. cgutzmer

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    Errors - yeah, I think you made one a couple years back ;) looks great!
    Chris
  14. lriera

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    Errors? I can't see any errors, Johnny. :thumb:
  15. josve

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    The horizontal stabilizers.

    The drawing. Also a lot of parts involved in theese parts....
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    The first stab. here I have made the framing and preshaped the skin.
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    Next is to glue the frame to the bottom part of the skin.
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    And the top are glued in place.
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    I also couldn't resist in trying the rear part of the canopy...
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  16. CJTK1701

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    That is stunning work!:thumb: I'd really like to for some of the styrene guys to see this. Wow!:mrgreen:
  17. josve

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    Thanks CJTK1701!

    Finishing the tail.
    The control surfaces was next out.
    Here I have prepared the framework
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    The fins are glued in place
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    And the control surfaces are in place
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    Seen from behind
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    One side of the fairings are done
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    And an overview at last...
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    Now I will start on the wings!
  18. cgutzmer

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    nice fillets! i hate those darn things :)
  19. josve

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    Easter is passed and my build continues....

    I made the framing for the wings.
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    Started on one of the wheelwells
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    And I made the wheel covers and the cover that is attached to the landing gear.
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  20. exzealot

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    Johnny,

    Another supurb job - as we have come to expect. I have Halinski's Big Beautiful Doll version of the Mustang. Now that I have seen your build, I think I might give it a try. I'm just a little leary about the silver paper.

    Nice Job!

    Ken