TF-51 Mustangs in 1/72
Going small 🙂 This is the first time I’ve built a 1/72nd scale fighter(s). Tiny! The Little Witch was converted from the Tamiya kit, and Miss Velma is the AIrfix kit. I love them both, they both build up in to fine models. The AIrfix is a a full 1mm smaller than the Tamiya kit in a couple places. That doesn’t seem like a lot but it sure makes a difference when making custom parts. Fortunately the canopy openings are both right at 5mm. The conversion parts were made using wood and heavily primed and sanded for the master molds. I made the canopy master with Magic Sculpt and wood. The bubble for the master canopy was made to the “tall” canopy specs.. From there I made several resin casts and reprofiled some of them to the lower profile. I can make 3 at a time in the Vac machine which saves a lot of time and material. Thanks for having a look! Back to the Panther!
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