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Old 01-22-2020, 07:15 AM
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Maly P-51B - Replacement Build

I decided it was time to dive in to this one.

I built one of these about 12 years ago and had it stationed on my desk at work. Unfortunately, I lost that job in 2009 and was not allowed to pack up my cubicle properly. My personal effects were thrown in a box and mailed to me including this model. It did not survive that experience.

So here I go again. I don't think I did any build thread of it, but if I had it would have been on a different forum.

I am sure I am not building this in the exact same way as before, at least I hope not. Instead of building this numerically by part number, I am focusing more on following the illustration sequences.

There is part of a page full of formers that get laminated onto 0.5 mm card. Its sufficient for the most part. I may beef up the main wing spar when I get to that point.

Anyway, I have completed the fuselage forward of the cockpit. Fit was good but a few formers were still a little undersized even after adding joining strips.

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Old 01-22-2020, 05:40 PM
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I know this model and have a couple of copies in boxes somewhere but I have never seen step by step build of one.Thank you for doing this.

One thing I remember from making Maly kits is a lot of them like to have outside lines of parts cut out.They seem to fit a bit better but half the time it was hit an miss.New Maly kits are different ball game altogether.
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Old 01-27-2020, 09:41 AM
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Although there are some errors in parts location marking and some vague parts location which requires some thought to overcome, the resulting pilot's office looks OK to me.

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Old 01-27-2020, 10:52 AM
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Looks good to me, too.

Great model of a great aircraft.

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Old 02-01-2020, 08:11 PM
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Been busy with several different projects as of late, several in plastic. Regardless I have made progress on this. The basic fuselage is done complete with tail feathers.

Fit is OK but not perfect. Unfortunately I don't remember my experience when I built the first one of these many years ago.

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Old 02-01-2020, 08:24 PM
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I also got the wing substructure built up. I did add reinforcement pieces this time, unlike the original build.
I'm out of town next week so no more progress on this one until next weekend.

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Moving along nice Greg.
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I have always loved the Brit -51's. The camp makes them look so purposeful.
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The basic wing is almost finished up. Unfortunately not my best results, although I don't remember how things turned out the first time I built one of these.

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