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Timbo

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This will be my 2nd entry into this group build.  The kit is the Tamiya 1/48 RAF Mustang III and the extras I'll be using are Hussars resin wheels, Ultracast resin seat (although the seat is actually for a P-51D I have 2 of them and it looks too good not to put it in the kit), PE instrument panel by Yahu and PE louvers by Yahu.  I don't have the 2 PE sets yet but they should be here soon.  I am Also using decals by CanMilAir for this RCAF 441 squadron 9G-E.

A little about this specific plane, 441 squadron was the only squadron in the RCAF to use the mustang III and all of the planes in the squadron had the extended tail fillet, similar to the one found on P-51D's, except for this plane 9G-E.  These RCAF mustang III's also had louvered breather panels below the engine exhausts, compared to the usual panel which had round holes.  The last unique feature of these mustangs is that they had an antenna whip on the upper part of the fuselage just behind the cockpit, either on the port or starboard side, with 9G-E having it on the port side.

I love the P-51 an am really looking forward to this build.

Here is the kit....
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and the sprues and decals....

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literature about the squadron and the mustangs....
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And finally, here is a photo of the actual plane....

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I started cleaning up some of the cockpit parts last night but no pictures.  

Thanks for looking,
 

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Got to love the Mustangs. SUBSCRIBED!!
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Nice project!
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Timbo

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I got some work done on this kit over the past few days.  I also received my Yahu IP and louvers.  

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Here are some shots of the cockpit all painted and put together....

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As you can see in the photo above, I added some electrical cables from the radio to spruce it up a bit.

And here is the cockpit and fuselage all closed up.....
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Next step was to start on the photo etch louvers, which turned out not so good.  There are no instructions on how to assemble them and its not obvious how they are supposed to go together so I've decided not to use the PE and instead I'll scratch build the louvers with styrene strips.  

Thanks for looking,

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Looking great! Really love those IPs used one in my 1/32 spit and they are stunning.

Shame about the luvres hopefully you will manage to get it sorted

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Looking through your 1/32 spitfire thread introduced me to these IP's, I had never seen them before.  Your thread also made me go out and get a 1/32 spitfire.  

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Well I'm glad I could be of service [smile]
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nice work on the cockpit Tim [smile]
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oh man that looks great! nice choices for the add-ons.
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Very nice work on the cockpit.
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I managed some time last night to work on the louvers.  After I cut the strips to length and shape I glued them in place and sanded the edges slightly to give a nicer profile.  They're not perfect but I'm happy with how they turned out.

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After that I couldn't resist putting the wings on.  The fit is typical Tamiya, very nice, with only a little care when gluing and some seam sanding later they should look perfect.  No filler required.

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And the horizontal stabs...... 

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Now she looks like a mustang.

thanks for looking,

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Hey, its an airplane! nice!
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Looking very nice indeed Tim
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Now I know what louvres are :-). Nice progress!
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Not much of an update today but I spent last night cleaning and sanding all the seams, not very exciting but necessary none the less.  Also added the flaps and started on the external fuel tanks.

Here's how she sits.......

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