Author Topic: T-51XT Sentinel (Trainer)  (Read 2504 times)

Offline John Howling Mouse

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T-51XT Sentinel (Trainer)
« on: June 26, 2019, 10:14:52 AM »
Alright, I know: it's been, like, over a decade.  Half the people on this forum have never heard of me.  Those that have are already chuckling just a bit, ready to roast me with well-deserved comments like: "Bro, do you even (work) bench?"  "Do you still remember which side of a tube of glue is which?"  "Just how strong IS your eyeglass prescription these days?" etc.

Okay, throwing my T-51XT Sentinel build into the mix.  This was a beloved Monogram 1:48 P-51 Mustang mod'd with a lengthened cowl and nosegear, extended aft fuselage, etc. into a turbo-t-tailed-trainer.  At least, I think that was what it was called back then.  Back in the early 2000s, it was coming along nicely, only to get stalled at the canopy-making stage.  I have vacuum-forming machines so I have no excuse...just a pronounced lack of guts.

Anyhow, here's where it was left off.  Where are those parts again?  Now, let's see if I can even remember how to link or upload an image to this forum...

« Last Edit: June 26, 2019, 10:21:27 AM by John Howling Mouse »
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Offline John Howling Mouse

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Re: T-51XT Sentinel (Trainer)
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2019, 10:18:50 AM »
Yes, it has a scratch-bashed two-seater cockpit under that masking tape:
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Offline Jeffry Fontaine

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Re: T-51XT Sentinel (Trainer)
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2019, 10:39:49 AM »
I remember this project from back when you first started it over at WhatIfModelers.  Still going with the tricycle configuration with nose gear which is good to see.
« Last Edit: June 26, 2019, 10:41:27 AM by Jeffry Fontaine »
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Offline Robomog

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Re: T-51XT Sentinel (Trainer)
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2019, 02:33:00 PM »
Wow, that is some serious cockpit detail !

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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: T-51XT Sentinel (Trainer)
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2019, 03:44:53 PM »
You forgot "John Who?" ???

Good to see a Master Modeller back in the (bench) seat! :smiley:
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Offline deathjester

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Re: T-51XT Sentinel (Trainer)
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2019, 03:48:09 PM »
Good to see you back again!

Offline kitnut617

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Re: T-51XT Sentinel (Trainer)
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2019, 10:19:53 PM »
The photos don't really do it justice ---- you should see Barry's work in real life  :-*

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Re: T-51XT Sentinel (Trainer)
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2019, 04:01:29 AM »
I remember this project from back when you first started it over at WhatIfModelers. 

Ditto.  Lots of cobwebs to blow off...
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Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: T-51XT Sentinel (Trainer)
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2019, 05:14:03 AM »
Wow that looks like pure eye-candy!

Will enjoy watching this one get across the finish line!

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Offline ed s

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Re: T-51XT Sentinel (Trainer)
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2019, 09:06:32 PM »
Welcome back. A few old heads here remember you.

Looking good. Good idea enlarging the cockpit instead of trying to fit a seat in the regular mustang cockpit.