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Old 10-14-2017, 12:48 PM
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Air Dave's P51B Hun Hunter II

Ya know, Dave just has some nice kits. This is the Hun Hunter II, flown by 1Lt. Henry Brown (pretty effectively as it would seem). I really liked the textures on this kit, with different colored panels, which makes it look like they have been replaced some time in the life of the plane. The funny thing is, the wing fairings look like they are from some 'nother kit.

Anyhoo, this is one of Daves older kits which came without the cockpit and wheel well details, also it didn't have joining strips which are apparent in newer kits. He does however, have and update package with interior cockpit details and wheel wells (though the well for the tail wheel seems to be missing). He also has an upgraded spinner which I used, the one in the kit has petals (icky). Well, to make a long story short I made my own joining strips and used reduced sized wheels from John Dell's free upgrade to his B17 kits, (even made the itty bitty tail wheel that way), the only change there, other than size was to cut out the centers and insert the ones from Dave's kit. Can't wait to build a couple of John's B17s so I can use the full size wheel and tire, they are currently in the stack.. Now I need to learn how to make clear cockpits without sticking finger prints all over them, by the way, what kind of glue do you guys use to attach the paper to the clear film?

The last picture is the prop spinning, it got caught in the breeze when I took the picture

Beard
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Old 10-15-2017, 09:32 AM
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spinning prop...digital camera (rolling shutter) effect!

This is great!
Its nice to see an old model like this one built.
My apologies for the various issues, this is indeed one of my first releases
and obviously there's still a number of things that could be upgraded.

My earliest Mustangs were redesigns/repaints/refits of early Marek kits.
Even Marek shouldn't be judged on these...his designs have evolved so wonderfully!

Wow, I wasn't even aware of the early models having petal style Spinners!
I agree, they are terrible.

Everything else seems to have gone together fairly well for you,
with your own skill and ingenuity being the deciding factor and helpful element.

Nice job on the windows!

I might steal a couple of the photos for the store?
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Old 10-15-2017, 10:16 AM
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Sure, you can use any of my pictures for the store.

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Old 10-15-2017, 12:33 PM
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Outstanding work on this classic fighter, Beard!

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Fantastic build, Beard. You did a great job, even on that spinner.

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