P-51D "Petie" 1:33 Halinski

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by josve, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. josve

    josve Active Member

    The P51-D "Petie" from Halinski is my next plane.
    A shot of the front side.

    The paper is kind of glossy,so I'm having some troubles focusing on the tiny outlines......
    I wanted a soft start so I started with the battery arrangement.
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    Then I started on the cockpit floor.

    This kit seems very nice with the "aluminium" print.
    Since this is a big step for me.....to start a Halinski kit without very much experience, I will proceed kind of slow I guess.....
  2. eatcrow2

    eatcrow2 Member

    Looking forward to following this build... If it comes out half as nice as your 109, it will be a beauty..:thumb::thumb:
  3. jaffro

    jaffro Long term member

    I can't wait to see what a mess you make of this one Johnny, if any of your past efforts are anything to go by, this is bound to be a disaster for sure :p
  4. lriera

    lriera Member

    I like very much this model. It can have some (war) problems with your 109.

    I have a question for you that comes to my mind: what do you think, are the airplanes easier to build than the armored vehicles? With all your experience, I think you can respond to this question with objectivity.

    Thank you, Johnny.
  5. exzealot

    exzealot Member

    Hi Johnny,

    I think a lot of people equate the "number of parts" to the "level of difficulty" when it comes to Halinski models. However, I don't necessarily buy into that. I built Halinski's Tornado as my second paper model. While Halinski's kits do tend to have an abundance of detail and parts compared to other brands, I personally find the accuracy, clear instructions, and buildability overcomes some of the difficulties I have encountered with other models. Examples include parts that do not fit, and poor instructions. I have seen your armor builds, and trust me, you will not have any trouble with this one.

    Looking forward to another superb job! :thumb:

  6. josve

    josve Active Member

    I will say that in this case the plane was a lot "easier" to build compared to the vehicles and armour builds I have done.
    With a build time under a month and only building a bit now and then I'll say that the buildingtime was under 30 hours.So I guess the partscount does have an impact on the difficulty level (or call it building time)

    But since this is my first plane, and the Me-109 was kind of easy with no engine and kind of sparse cockpit I'm not sure what the answer is.....
    I also have the Ju52 and thats just a massive build.

    So i agree with Ken here! The level of detail doesn't neccesary mean that the build is more difficult, but is sure can be.....
  7. josve

    josve Active Member

    The start of the P51......
    I start with making the internal framing for the cockpit section.
    The drawings in the Halinski kits is really good I think.

    Here is the first dryfit of the parts I have cut out now.I have some other parts that I'm doing some hardening ties on....I'm soaking the backside of some parts with thinned varnish just to see if that's any good.

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    I hope to have this frame section done today If I'm lucky...
  8. josve

    josve Active Member

    The frames of the cockpit section is done.

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    I'm missing two parts called InP and InL who will go in there somewhere....when I have figured out where to put them :)
  9. josve

    josve Active Member

    Now it's time to start on the sidepanels, and now I see more of the halinski details....This is really fun!!

    The drawing of the left panel shows that it contains 17 parts....

    Of course there was some internal framing
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    That frame should be covered by another skin...
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    It doesn't look quite as bad as with the macrolense....

    First instrument in place
  10. josve

    josve Active Member

    One panel done!

  11. bfam4t6

    bfam4t6 Member

    Great looking cockpit so far Johny. I look forward to watching the rest of you build. I'm sure with your experience it will turn out just great.
  12. lriera

    lriera Member

    Very nice, Johnny. I like very much that cockpit. Waiting to see more. Thank you.
  13. josve

    josve Active Member

    Say hello to John :)
    The pilot of the P51D....sitting on the cockpit floor trying to explain something....
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    I have just "tack-it'ed" the arms,legs and head because I have to change his arms to the second set to get him placed into the cockpit.
  14. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    uhhhh but who is he talking too? and we let this guy fly? heh heh :D
  15. josve

    josve Active Member

    Here is a small update on the cockpit.
    I did the pilots seat

    I had to leave out the seatbelts because of the pilot is already equipped with belts...
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    I also finished the last sidepanel with the throttles

    And here is John Connor well seated in the cockpit
  16. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    cramped quarters :)
  17. josve

    josve Active Member

    The skinning have started.
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    It looks that the fit is very good :)

    Some more sections on the front is put on.
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    Next is the air inlet in the front that doesn't show anywhere on the drawings...So I'm not quite sure how far back it's supposed to be.
    But I make the remaining segments and maybe it will fit somwhere when they are put together.
  18. tazman3

    tazman3 Model Designer Wannabe

    This is looking "top notch" JS...I'm curious, do you use CA glue (super glue) on the formers/framework...then just regular glue for the skins?

    I've noticed that the purchased (modelik, GPM, etc.) kits have very thick paper, and was wondering if CA glue would not be a better idea...especially since it is "instant stick"..
  19. josve

    josve Active Member

    The only glue I use is the 3M white school glue.
    I only use super glue on the canopy parts and parts that involves metal rods.
    Instant stick is NOT an option here :)
    You often need to adjust some parts after gluing to get the right fit.
  20. josve

    josve Active Member

    I finished the nose part today.
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    The front part was a bit tricky to get nice looking, so I'm not complete happy about the result of the look of the ait inlet.But seen from the normal viewing distance it looks ok.The macro lense spots every single detail :)

    Next is the framework for the first and second segment behind the cockpit.
    A lot of parts involved on this part.Will continue that part tomorrow.

    And at last a pic to show the mess around me when I'm in the middle of a build :)

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