Thursday, June 26, 2014
In WWII American planes sometimes when down in German held territory and had little or no damage. I am building a P51 Mustang and I am going to do it in German markings. I got a P51 about 20 years ago for $2 at a kit show. It was missing a few parts. Including a set of landing gear.
And the landing gear cover over the other gear. So into the spares box and out with these blue ones.
It was also missing a horizontal stabilizer, so another one from the spares box. It was originally a lot bigger but I whittled it down and shaped it to fit the P51. The panel lines won't match but I can live with that. Ironically it's from a WWII Stuka kit. I will just say it was a replacement for the one the flak gunners hit causing the US Army pilot to crash.
The spinner came in three parts but two of them were missing. So I had to cobble something together with sheet plastic. Primary work here, I gotta trim it off and file it down.
This is the sheet plastic bit I saved after cutting off the spinner part. Save everything because one day it will be useful.
Work so far.