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(Daily Mail)   What do you get when you add 50 feet of aluminum flashing and 6,000 hours of labor? One mind-blowing model Mustang. The P-51 kind   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 139
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2009-12-23 09:34:42 PM
That is pretty awesome!
 
2009-12-23 09:43:17 PM
Seen this before on one of modeling forums. He's done a lot of other models, too. Simply incredible ;)
 
2009-12-23 09:45:43 PM
That's a whole lot of awesome detail.
 
2009-12-24 09:44:36 AM
That is one awesome model!
 
2009-12-24 09:44:45 AM
Stunning!
 
2009-12-24 09:45:49 AM
I say, that's really rather awe-inspiring.
 
2009-12-24 09:47:42 AM
Speechless.
 
2009-12-24 09:49:17 AM
I'm guessing he was a pretty good dentist ... amazing skills and attention to detail.
 
2009-12-24 09:50:56 AM
I've seen this guy's work before...simply amazing. His Corsair is just as detailed.
 
2009-12-24 09:51:06 AM
Man! I just went from six to twelve!
 
2009-12-24 09:51:57 AM
That is freakin awsum. Please God, tell me that the mini-guns work!
 
2009-12-24 09:52:03 AM
This, my friends, IS hot Sh*t.
 
2009-12-24 09:52:08 AM
Remind me **not** to think about this guy when I glue my farking fingers together trying to put a windshield in a cheesy plastic car......
 
2009-12-24 09:52:33 AM
Does the engine run?

If not, that Italian guy that built the model Ferrari 312 would like a word.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeUMDY01uUA (new window)
 
2009-12-24 09:54:48 AM
Farking Canuck: I'm guessing he was a pretty good dentist ... amazing skills and attention to detail.

I dunno. I'd rather my teeth not turned into a batallion of Russian artillery.
 
2009-12-24 09:55:27 AM
Incredible model. The detail in that thing is amazing.


On a side-note, it sucks that such a cool plane has to share a nickname with such a lame muscle-car.
 
2009-12-24 09:57:17 AM
www.greencine.com

Some of his early handiwork?

Seriously, though, that's damned impressive.
 
2009-12-24 09:58:20 AM
kendelrio Quote 2009-12-24 09:52:08 AM
Remind me **not** to think about this guy when I glue my farking fingers together trying to put a windshield in a cheesy plastic car......


Still missing part of my fingerprint that I left on the windshield of a 63 Galaxie.

But the smell of the glue.. was... worth....
 
2009-12-24 09:58:53 AM
Farking Canuck: I'm guessing he was a pretty good dentist ... amazing skills and attention to detail.

That was my first thought. The patience and dedication required to accomplish something like that is almost unbelievable.

Surely he is a bastard in the rest of his life. I bet he beats his wife. :-) This is Fark after all.
 
2009-12-24 09:59:05 AM
schattenteufel: Incredible model. The detail in that thing is amazing.


On a side-note, it sucks that such a cool plane has to share a nickname with such a lame muscle-car piece of shiat ford.


this.
 
2009-12-24 10:02:55 AM
The Mustang is the coolest of the WWII-era planes, IMO. Mad respect.
 
2009-12-24 10:03:44 AM
Good one subby. You reeled this Farkeette in thinking you were talking about the Mustang of my dreams. *sigh* This girl will keep dreaming.
 
2009-12-24 10:07:06 AM
Awesome, but this is one step further on the coolness path.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AQFRWgW9bk
 
2009-12-24 10:08:00 AM
schattenteufel: Incredible model. The detail in that thing is amazing.


On a side-note, it sucks that such a cool plane has to share a nickname with such a lame muscle-car.


We already covered this in the Grand Am incident thread.

It's not a muscle car, it's a pony car.

/still sucks
 
2009-12-24 10:08:10 AM
Cadillac of the sky!
 
2009-12-24 10:10:12 AM
dbrikhs: Good one subby. You reeled this Farkeette in thinking you were talking about the Mustang of my dreams. *sigh* This girl will keep dreaming.

Mustang Sally, you fail at life. The car will never be as cool as the plane.
 
2009-12-24 10:10:56 AM
Hats off, Mr. Model Airplane Building Guy.
 
2009-12-24 10:10:57 AM
dbrikhs: Good one subby. You reeled this Farkeette in thinking you were talking about the Mustang of my dreams. *sigh* This girl will keep dreaming.

Don't worry, the trailer park of your dreams is out there. You just have to move in.
 
2009-12-24 10:11:24 AM
numbone: kendelrio Quote 2009-12-24 09:52:08 AM
Remind me **not** to think about this guy when I glue my farking fingers together trying to put a windshield in a cheesy plastic car......

Still missing part of my fingerprint that I left on the windshield of a 63 Galaxie.

But the smell of the glue.. was... worth....


My God, my first car was a 63 Galaxie 500 (2dr boxtop). Do you know where I can get a model boxtop? All I've been able to find are the 63 1/2 fastbacks.
 
2009-12-24 10:14:01 AM
Lets go for one that can slip the surly bonds of earth.

http://www.oshkosh365.org/ok365_Disc...8&topicid=3321

Jim O'Hara is a member of EAA chapter 493 in San Angelo .. He is a retired college professor (I believe in Aeronautical Engineering) who learned to fly when he was about 60 years old. He's now 81 years old. 15 years ago, he began construction of a 2/3 scale P-38. Using information he obtained from various sources about the P-38, he drew up a set of plans using a computer aided design program. Jim and his wife Mitzi built the entire aircraft by themselves. He first flew his plane in July of last year, and has just completed flying off the time (I believe it was 50 hours). He designed the plane to have a small jump seat behind the pilot for his wife. She's tiny, and it's a good thing; the jump seat doesn't have much room. He made his first cross-country with Mitzi from San Angelo to Fredericksburg Saturday, accompanied by many of his friends from Chapter 493
 
vgt
2009-12-24 10:14:21 AM
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huh?
 
2009-12-24 10:15:32 AM
FTFA: Plane crazy.

Ahhh, leave to the Brits for a nice turn of a phrase.

'Awesome' doesn't to justice to his mad skills.
 
2009-12-24 10:17:12 AM
Very nice.
 
2009-12-24 10:26:16 AM
Man, the erector set has come a long way since I was a kid.
 
2009-12-24 10:39:04 AM
tshetter: Does the engine run?

If not, that Italian guy that built the model Ferrari 312 would like a word.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeUMDY01uUA (new window)


I like Clarkson's hair in that clip.
 
2009-12-24 10:40:29 AM
FTFA: "Of the Mustang, he says: 'It is the most beautiful of all the Second World War fighters.'"

I prefer the P-38 but the P-51 is a farking awesome machine.

FTFA: "It served as a bomber escort and reconnaissance aircraft and by the end of the war had destroyed 4,950 enemy aircraft, more than any other type of US fighter in Europe."

I tried to find a citation but I read in one of my dad's WWII books that the B-17 (yes, I know it's a bomber) shot down the most aircraft of the war. Not surprising since the started off going without escorts over heavily defended targets.

Still, the P-51 is a sexy machine and piloted by the likes of Chuck Yeager was an unbeatable force for its time.
 
2009-12-24 10:42:12 AM
tshetter: Does the engine run?

If not, that Italian guy that built the model Ferrari 312 would like a word.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeUMDY01uUA (new window)


Very cool, too but the P-51 is still sexier (unless I missed the part about the car having machine guns).
 
2009-12-24 10:43:41 AM
Much more about Mr. Park and his models here:

Link (new window)

If you're in the San Diego area, visit the museum to see these models in person (link at the bottom of the page).
 
2009-12-24 10:47:26 AM
1/16? Meh.

Make it in 1/144, and I'll have a closer look.
 
2009-12-24 10:47:35 AM
kinshane: The Mustang is the coolest of the WWII-era planes, IMO. Mad respect.

Ahem the P-38 would like a word with you... And I'm not sayin that just because my Grandfather was shot down and killed in one. It was simply a badass MFer!
 
2009-12-24 10:58:27 AM
what a badass mothereff
 
2009-12-24 11:02:22 AM
Sapper_Topo: kinshane: The Mustang is the coolest of the WWII-era planes, IMO. Mad respect.

Ahem the P-38 would like a word with you... And I'm not sayin that just because my Grandfather was shot down and killed in one. It was simply a badass MFer!


The Submarine Spitfire was pretty cool too.
 
2009-12-24 11:03:08 AM
i.dailymail.co.uk

Looks like he's doing a F4-F Wildcat too, from the looks of what he's working on

Amazing. What a way to keep your mind and reflexes sharp in as you get up in years
 
2009-12-24 11:03:54 AM
Speaking of Chuck Yeager and the P-51, he said shooting down the M262 (German jet fighter) was "frightening easy". He said, "The first time I saw a jet, I shot it down."
 
2009-12-24 11:04:29 AM
Trading war stories: My great uncle piloted a B-17, was shot down over france and spent 2 yrs in an internment camp before being repatriated

/RIP Carson
 
2009-12-24 11:06:00 AM
vgt: huh?

That can opener is called a P-38, the Mustang is a P-51.
 
2009-12-24 11:08:35 AM
LarryDan43: Sapper_Topo: kinshane: The Mustang is the coolest of the WWII-era planes, IMO. Mad respect.

Ahem the P-38 would like a word with you... And I'm not sayin that just because my Grandfather was shot down and killed in one. It was simply a badass MFer!

The Submarine Spitfire was pretty cool too.


Supermarine
 
2009-12-24 11:10:38 AM
RESPECT!

and plenty of it
 
2009-12-24 11:11:13 AM
: The Mustang is the coolest of the WWII-era planes, IMO. Mad respect.


No.
I will explain my response in a simple bulleted list
*P-38
*Me-110/210
*A-26/B-26
*Beaufighter
*Hurricane MK1 (all wood... could take a beating. Saved the English almost single handed. The more known Spitfire has much smaller numbers and was not as sturdy/reliable)
*Jun-88 (most formats)

and I haven't even gone into some of the turbojet models yet.
 
2009-12-24 11:12:29 AM
pchmm: LarryDan43: Sapper_Topo: kinshane: The Mustang is the coolest of the WWII-era planes, IMO. Mad respect.

Ahem the P-38 would like a word with you... And I'm not sayin that just because my Grandfather was shot down and killed in one. It was simply a badass MFer!

The Submarine Spitfire was pretty cool too.

Supermarine


Haha yes.
 
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