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All metal Mustang…

September 2, 2014 in Aviation

Sorry for the “hijacking”, but I just HAD to share this exquisite piece of modeling with those of you here who may have missed it on that “other” site. Hope I haven’t overstepped any unwritten rules or boundaries by posting this. Here is the accompanying text:

Tamiya’s 1/32 P-51 Mustang is a perfectly excellent kit. The only defect is that it’s made of plastic. So, I just had to cover it with a real metal skin. 0.3mm(0.012″) aluminum sheet was annealed and formed on rubber sheet. Then it was trimmed and glued with epoxy glue….

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13 responses to All metal Mustang…

  1. Just so there’s no misunderstanding, this is NOT my build. I wasn’t sure if I could share this by posting it here, but it’s too good to be missed.

    If this is inappropriate, Martin, please feel free to delete it and/or post it elsewhere on iModeler. Thanks.

  2. Craig, what a great exercise in modelling.

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    I love this bare metal P-51 D model. A real piece of art in modeling. Congratulations to the builder. Thank you Craig for your post.


  4. Gorgeous work!

    Best regards, Vlad.

  5. I’ve given up on doing great NMF. This isn’t helping Craig! That being said…He did a fantastic job…And has a hell of a lot more time than I have 🙂

  6. WOW !!!! Now that’s taking model building to the next level.

  7. I’ve this guy’s stuff before, be sure check out the rest of this models, he’s an awesome talent.

  8. Thanks for taking the time Craig to get this build on iModeller,as a proud and patriotic Brit my allegiance should be with the Spitfire but I have to admit the guys at North american nailed it when they designed the Mustang,simply stunning lines from every angle,mind it still needed a Rolls Royce engine to make it go…..:) ,Cheers N.

  9. Love the look of that all metal Mustang. Must give it a try. I’ve never built a P-51 and I do love the look of the real thing.

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