P-51D Mustang [Final Shots]

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by Laszlo, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. Laszlo

    Laszlo Member

    Hello Everybody!
    I'm new one at this forum, and i'd like to show you some pictures of
    model, which I've been working with, since october.
    I have finished it yesterday. Of course it's made of paper. Issued by Kartonowy Arsenał. There are some things, I have changed: separated elevators, ailerons and trim tabs, extended flaps, treaded wheels, hydraulic tubes in wheel wells, and etc...
    Full report is placed at friendly www.kartonwork.pl
    I will be glad to hear Your opinion about.


    See You soon.
  2. Bowdenja

    Bowdenja Active Member

    Dang! :shock:
  3. wunwinglow

    wunwinglow Active Member

    Beautiful! Just the sort of pictures to show people who say paper never looks as good as plastic. Outstanding!

    Tim P
  4. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    Hi, Laszlo!
    One of the most beautiful models I have seen!
    What did you treat the paper with to make it glossy? I am amazed at the way you made the tires, treads and all...fantastic!
    Thanks for sharing these photos with us!


  5. barry

    barry Active Member

    I guess you would have to say perfect, beautiful model


  6. bfam4t6

    bfam4t6 Member

    Laszlo, :shock: :shock:
    I found your thread at kartonwork several weeks ago and I was sincerely stunned to say the least! You have built yourself a flawless replication of the real thing! I look forward to seeing more of what your talented fingers can put together.
  7. Gil

    Gil Active Member


    I can see why it took 6 months. A work of art takes time. I, like Jim, would like to know how the tire treads were accomplished. Did you use future floor polish to finish the surface? I have this model and now have a higher standard for its construction.

    Many thanks, Gil
  8. Atomsk

    Atomsk Member

    Welcome Laszlo

    It's always great to see what's possible.
  9. silverw

    silverw Member

    Laszlo....what can I say........??????

    This is absolutely, magnificent, beautiful,,..etc.
    I find myself wanting to say....."Is this paper???"

    Great work.........!!!

  10. Falcon

    Falcon Member

    Welcome Laslo ,well that is one incredible cool looking bird. I love it ! I wish I had the skills like you :roll: :shock:

  11. Laszlo

    Laszlo Member

    Thank You a lot for Your opinion.
    I didn't expect, it could be so positive.
    I'm very surprised and...hmmm ...what can i say... nice to know, that You enjoyed to look at my work.
    About tyres:
    They are made of paper impregnated with Loctite 406 superglue.
    After impregnation, wheel is going to be very hard, like piece of wood.
    But it's easy to give a shape, using sandpaper and drillmachine.
    And finally...tread.
    It's made only by knife. You have to do treads as long as You will have Your fingers hurt :wink: (that's a joke).
    There was no special method to do treads. Just knife and patience.(it takes a lot of time to do).
    If You have any other questions, I'll try to answer.
    Thank You one more time!
    See Ya!
  12. Falcon

    Falcon Member

    :D Hi Laszlo,would you mind if I ak you 2 more questions?

    1.How did you made the Canopy? What material do you use?

    2. I have always troubble with the Landing gear ? I use an ironrod as instructed but often its not strong enough.Is there a trick how to fasten them?

    :roll: Thank you in advance for your advice !
    Falcon :D
  13. Laszlo

    Laszlo Member

    I just bought the transparent canopy at modellist's store.
    I didn't make it by myself.
    I have just put a paper canopy frames on it.
    And about a landing gear, I used an ironwire (1mm width) as a strut core.
    My iron was very hard, and difficult to shapening, but i made it somehow.
    Blood, sweat, and tears :wink:
  14. SCEtoAux

    SCEtoAux Member


    That is one sweeeeet build. [​IMG]

    I showed those pics to some people and they were astounded that it was made mostly out of paper.

  15. tino

    tino Member

    Hi Laszlo,
    I also build this model at some months ago but your model is much better than mine.
    You can see it here http://www.cardmodels.net/phpbb2/album_personal.php?user_id=373
    My model took me 3 months to build.

    the model comes is this glossy finish and you should see it in live, It simple doesnt looks paper.
    About wire for landing gear I just use simple paper clips of diferent sizes that I turn into the necessary shape.

    Diamantino Mateus
  16. Gecko23

    Gecko23 Member

    The model is printed in gloss silver. Doesn't need treated.
  17. Laszlo

    Laszlo Member

    My God! What I did it for?
    Stupid me...
    ...And seriously... I used a sprayed glossy cote before assembling this set.
    Silver surface like this, needs to be treated, because it's very easy to damage (scratch) that kind of surface without treating. And it is very visible.
    Second thing is that model finally looks better, when it's treated with glossy cote.
  18. Laszlo

    Laszlo Member

    Hello again!
    Thanx for picture of a week!
    I'm very glad to see. That's a great honor for me.
    Thank You so much once more.
    Best regards!

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