SCRATCH BUILT No. 5
I converted a 1/24 scale Airfix P-51D to a P-51B for a client. Gee-whiz, holy cow, I had no idea how much work was involved when I took on this project, however, day by day it all came together as I had no drawing’s nor measurement’s to guide me through this dilemma I created. When I finished the model, there was a great big smile on my clients face.
My next to last photos show a few of my tools. The little tube cuter was outstanding and I used it for over 15 years. The other photo showed tools that I used now and then when I made some scratch-built parts.
I had some left over “Bass” wood from my F2G Corsair project, so I fashioned a windscreen and canopy mold’s, then vac-u-formed the parts. Next, I made a “master” landing gear strut using brass and copper, then had a company make me cast brass parts.
Let the photo’s tell the rest of the story.
25 additional images. Click to enlarge.