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Old 08-06-2013, 12:41 PM
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FG Mustang 1/400

Hi,

I started this last night by loading Chip's BW version of the P-51 into CAD
and scaling it to 1/400. A HB lead pencil is the silver gray coloring to make
the "invasion stripes" stand out. The wheels I made could use another
layer of cereal box cardboard.

The propeller looks out of proportion to the nose cone to me.
It's a one piece propeller with an inner circle diameter that doesn't
reach the nose cone edge by 2.5mm.

So, I'm going to have to do an enlarged one sometime in the future.

Jeff
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Old 08-06-2013, 12:45 PM
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Nice work. It's very hard to believe that this airplane is in 1/400 scale!

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Old 08-06-2013, 01:24 PM
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1/400, you have to be kidding. I wouldn't have believed it if I didn't see the ruler. Fantastic work.

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You guys amaze me. The phrase 'started last night' amazes me further. First-rate build at a diminutive scale, and that quickly. My hat is off to you, sir.
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Man, that's tiny! Congrats on this diminutive build.
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Make it twice as big (1/200 scale) and it would be perfect for the Wings of Glory game.

See: Wings of Glory: WW2 Airplane Pack | Board Game | BoardGameGeek
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:49 PM
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I have a hard time doing that good of job in 1/72nd. This is absolutely fantastic!

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Wow, there you go again, Jeff. Well done.

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Old 08-07-2013, 01:13 AM
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A HB lead pencil is the silver gray coloring
That HB pencil can make quite a decent silver. Very interesting!
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Old 08-10-2013, 10:50 AM
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Thanks for the comments,

If you do the math, I made a mistake.
The scale is 1/200. I double checked with my CAD drawing.
I drew a 1" line, divided the line into 200 units. Then marked off 1', 10', then worked up
to 37' which is the wingspan of the P-51. Measuring the 1/200th line and it comes
out to be close to 2-1/4". I'm really rotten at numbers... it took three times for me to
pass physics with all those formulas & calculations.

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