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Antonin Alfery
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« on: May 16, 2021, 05:12:25 AM »

I built P-51D Mustang - my 35 years old P-51H looks pretty "used" now... Also this new model is made of foam, it is heavier compared to the old one (10g vs. 8g) but the impression is much better in my opinion. The Peanut model is in 1:34 scale, I used art decals from the 1:32 plastic model - to create something like this is beyond my ability ...
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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2021, 05:31:05 AM »

That's fantastic.
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2021, 06:27:15 AM »

Wonderful!
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2021, 06:33:51 AM »

a class of his own....fantastic !!!!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2021, 07:03:36 AM »

The 35 year old one is superb ... the new one is a step up again Smiley
Your Tigercat was the first of your models to leave a big impression on me .... and that was 'just' 17 years ago ...
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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2021, 07:21:17 AM »

Stunning bit of work.
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« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2021, 08:14:28 AM »

Great model!
Those panel lines and decals make a real eye candy...even those tires have tread
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« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2021, 09:44:50 AM »

That looks lovely. Very nice indeed

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« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2021, 01:17:44 PM »

Superb model, and to survive so well for 35 years - the new one ...wow
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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2021, 01:51:53 AM »

Thank you all for your kind words. The main difference is in the construction of the wing. The wing on the P-51H was glued from the top and bottom sheets with a balsa spar in the middle. The wing on the P-51D is cut from a single piece of polystyrene and with a leading edge of ground carbon log. It also acts as a spar and protects the leading edge from damage in impacts with obstacles - this was the biggest problem of the P-51H. Ravatherm polystyrene can also create a much smoother surface than the polystyrene I used before. So there is no need to coat it with microfilm such as Spitfire.
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« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2021, 08:04:08 AM »


 Is the fuselage moulded or carved foam?

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« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2021, 06:07:52 PM »

Just beautiful. An exquisite gem of a Mustang.
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« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2021, 04:40:33 AM »


 Is the fuselage moulded or carved foam?

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Fuselage is vacuum moulded.
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« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2021, 08:39:24 AM »


 Many thanks for the information.

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« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2021, 09:53:45 AM »

Beautifull model Antonin! It looks even more convincing then your old P-51... Nice with the carbon on the leading edge, I have been thinking about this as well. What was the exact type of the Ravatherm polystyrene? XPS 200? I have been looking for a new foam myself that sands well.
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« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2021, 05:57:17 PM »

Its people like you who make my builds look bad!
Could you explain how to vacuum mold a fuselage?
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« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2021, 07:09:25 PM »

What a beautiful model Antonin - I thought it was the plastic model! Vacuum forming thin sheets of foam? With heat?

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