Author Topic: F-82T Twin-Turbo-Mustang  (Read 5311 times)

Offline Rickshaw

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F-82T Twin-Turbo-Mustang
« on: June 18, 2012, 09:15:56 PM »




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Re: F-82T Twin-Turbo-Mustang
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2012, 02:25:10 AM »
Very appealing! :)
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Re: F-82T Twin-Turbo-Mustang
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2012, 05:22:34 AM »
Very nice Rickshaw. I love that the exhaust outlets are 'handed'  :)
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Re: F-82T Twin-Turbo-Mustang
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2012, 10:45:38 AM »
"Very nice Rickshaw. I love that the exhaust outlets are 'handed' "

Not only handed, but well-suited for IR masking!

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Re: F-82T Twin-Turbo-Mustang
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2012, 11:26:47 AM »
"Very nice Rickshaw. I love that the exhaust outlets are 'handed' "

Not only handed, but well-suited for IR masking!
My thoughts, too.  Bravo!!

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Re: F-82T Twin-Turbo-Mustang
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2012, 11:31:57 AM »
"Very nice Rickshaw. I love that the exhaust outlets are 'handed' "

Not only handed, but well-suited for IR masking!

Do like that feature.
Great addition to any air force, be it kit-bashed or 1/1 scale.

Offline Rickshaw

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Re: F-82T Twin-Turbo-Mustang
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2012, 03:39:05 PM »
I'm surprised no one has remarked on the markings.  :(

You don't often see Royal Lao Air Force markings.  ;D

The "handing" of the exhausts was because of the use of SA-7 MANPADS along the Ho Chi Minh Trail.  ;)

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Re: F-82T Twin-Turbo-Mustang
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2012, 05:50:37 AM »
Err pictures have vanished?
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Re: F-82T Twin-Turbo-Mustang
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2012, 06:01:28 AM »
Nice one Brian, I've had thoughts about doing something like that too.

Question though, did you have to stick the nacelle out further for some reason, just been looking at my Heritage conversion and I would have thought the front end would have been shorter -- just asking --

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Re: F-82T Twin-Turbo-Mustang
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2012, 10:03:17 PM »
Nice one Brian, I've had thoughts about doing something like that too.

Question though, did you have to stick the nacelle out further for some reason, just been looking at my Heritage conversion and I would have thought the front end would have been shorter -- just asking --

Not sure.  I just matched the contours of the nose to the fuselage. It might be a visual illusion.  Remember the F-82 fuselage is slightly longer than a P-51, so the nose might look longer 'cause the tail is.

Most remarkable thing was it was so much harder to do two fuselages.  I'm used to only doing one and getting that to look right.  Suddenly I had to repeat the exercise and make them identical.  I also found removing the scoop and blending in the under fuselage 'plate" they supply relatively hard.  Again, the F-82 is not a P-51, so there was a bit of fettling and puttying to get it to work.

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Re: F-82T Twin-Turbo-Mustang
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2012, 10:04:04 PM »
Err pictures have vanished?

I can still see them.  They're still up on imageshack.

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Re: F-82T Twin-Turbo-Mustang
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2012, 12:11:26 AM »
Most remarkable thing was it was so much harder to do two fuselages.  I'm used to only doing one and getting that to look right. 

A problem I have too

I also found removing the scoop and blending in the under fuselage 'plate" they supply relatively hard.  Again, the F-82 is not a P-51, so there was a bit of fettling and puttying to get it to work.

From what I understand, the F-82's belly scoop is about 2 feet longer (almost 3/8" or 10mm in 1/72) than what is found on a P-51D (the variant that the Cavalier conversion is for), I think I've read somewhere that it's more like the scoop from a P-51H but I'll have to check with the two kits I have of those to confirm that.

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Re: F-82T Twin-Turbo-Mustang
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2012, 12:35:28 AM »
Not sure.  I just matched the contours of the nose to the fuselage. It might be a visual illusion.  Remember the F-82 fuselage is slightly longer than a P-51, so the nose might look longer 'cause the tail is.

I also found removing the scoop and blending in the under fuselage 'plate" they supply relatively hard.  Again, the F-82 is not a P-51, so there was a bit of fettling and puttying to get it to work.
Yes, uneasy: how did you do? with such a success... :-*

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Re: F-82T Twin-Turbo-Mustang
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2012, 12:20:38 PM »
Yes, this was possible. Thanks!

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Re: F-82T Twin-Turbo-Mustang
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2012, 02:55:34 PM »
Err pictures have vanished?

I can still see them.  They're still up on imageshack.

They're back now but weren't there a day or so ago.
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Re: F-82T Twin-Turbo-Mustang
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2012, 03:28:49 PM »
Yes, this was possible. Thanks!

No worries.  Basically the same as the model.  Well done, Tophe!  Another for your collection?  ;)

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Re: F-82T Twin-Turbo-Mustang
« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2012, 11:20:11 PM »
Those very cool, unique markings are the icing on the cake of this magnificent model!

Well done, Rickshaw!

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Re: F-82T Twin-Turbo-Mustang
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2012, 10:32:54 PM »
Awesome  :-*
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