P-51D "Petie" 1:33 Halinski

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

  1. josve

    josve Active Member

    Hello Ken!

    I had the same thoughts about the silver paper,but as I have learnt the last years it's better to just jump into it :)
    The chance for screwing things up are not as big as you think.
    The models are precise and well designed.So the errors don't come very easy.
    So my advice is.....Go for it!!
  2. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    Looking great! Thanks again for sharing :)
  3. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker

    One more reason for me to build a Halinski kit!! Great build Johnny!
  4. lriera

    lriera Member

    I think it is coming very well, Johnny.

    I wish to see more progresses. Thank you.
  5. josve

    josve Active Member

    Hello guys! Thanks for your nice feedback!!

    I did one of the legs for the landing wheels.
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    And both wheelwells are done.Just some minor parts to add.Such as the landing light and some push cylinders for the hatches that will be put on after the skinning of the wings are done.
  6. josve

    josve Active Member

    One of the landing gears is mostly done.

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    Rather slow progress at the time,but outdoor activities and not much time to build due to other tasks is the reason :)
  7. rman

    rman New Member

    Great looking gear you have there
  8. KenG

    KenG New Member

    I like all the nice detail work you do on the landing gear. Is that gold colored rod a piece of brass wire? Great work!:thumb:
  9. josve

    josve Active Member

    Thanks guys!

    Yes I use brass wires for most of the metal parts.I also use copperwire stripped from electrical cables for a lot of things since the copper is a lot more soft for bending and shaping.
    I hope to be able to continue the build the coming week.....
  10. lriera

    lriera Member

    I miss your build reports, Johnny. Waiting for more. :thumb:
  11. josve

    josve Active Member

    Right now I'm picking along on finishing the Luchs :)
    Hope to have it done tomorrow if it's quiet here at work...
  12. CJTK1701

    CJTK1701 Banned

    I've really enjoyed watching your build. As a matter of fact you've inspired me to buy more than one. At this time I have a styrene kit, I've bid on a balsa wood kit and I'm seriously considering buying a RC P-51-D Airplane. I might even buy this model. LOL It's all your fault! Trust me though, I'm not complaining. I've always loved the lines of this aircraft. Thanks for your inspiration.:thumb:
  13. loadmat

    loadmat Member

    Do you use layer of discs to make the tires? And if so, are the outside discs on each side of the tire's center cut out to allow for the rims to recess into the tire? It looks great - was wondering about the method you use.
  14. josve

    josve Active Member

    Here I have used wooden tires!

    But the methode you mentioned are the way it's done.
    They are built up of layers of disks in different sizes and the two outside ones have the center removed.It just saves a bit of time to use the wooden ones :)
  15. CJTK1701

    CJTK1701 Banned

    Is this essentially the same craft, in a larger scale? I've been looking for this Halinski model of yours, but the Polish website says that they do not export to America and I'm having difficulty in tracking one down. Sorry to interrupt your thread, I just want to get a kit of the same quality as this. Thank you.:thumb:

  16. josve

    josve Active Member

    Lousy weather....fall season invites me to continue the P51.

    The wings are made :)

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  17. josve

    josve Active Member

    Exhaustpipes and the wing guns

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  18. tazman3

    tazman3 Model Designer Wannabe

    She's a beautiful bird, Johnny...looking forward to the completion!

  19. GAJouette

    GAJouette New Member

    Very impressive work on your P-51.I hope I get as good as your building.Still working on my first here.
    Gregory Jouette
  20. flying rasta

    flying rasta hooked card modeler

    Johnny Svensson,

    To say you are an inspiration is an understatement. i love the work so far.

    I am trying to imitate the same thing doing a GPM Ta 152. question... wooden wheels are out of the options fro me. what can i use as a subsitute?


    The Rastaman.

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