Hasegawa 1/32 P-51 D Mustangs Part 2
By Chris Novak
After glueing the fuselage halfes together the motor area was detailed by doing the framing from a mix of plywood and aluminium ( as can be seen in the pic above), then a first paintjob on this area was done and also some additional wiring.
After that the starboard-wing construction went on the normal way by: doing the ribs of plywood, adding interior like machine-guns, ammo-belts and fuel-tank, doing the paintjob and add the stringers from plastic sheet before glueing the wing halfes together.
Normally i´m not a specialist in gear-bay detailing, but after getting a script for a great P-51 D walkaround with lots of great detail shots of the real "Big Beautiful Doll" made by my clubcomrade Siggi Bortzuzki ( thanx for that!) while she was at the AERO in Friedrichshafen in 1997 I was inspired to give this birds a bit more work on the wheel wells.
Chris Novak 2004
This article created on Wednesday, July 20 2011; Last modified on Sunday, October 09 2011