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Scale Don Smith P-51 Mustang

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale Scratch and Kit Build Threads' started by stangflyer, Aug 27, 2018.

  1. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    Yes indeed it is a lot of balsa and glue and truly a builders project. Almost scary to realize how many hours is already invested into this build. If I sat down and calculated it up, I would easily be pushing the 150 hour mark. And we haven't even gotten to the main wings yet. LOL. Not to mention sanding, shaping... cockpit, glassing, painting, gear and hardware installation. Yes, a bit of a challenge. But I am so damned determined to see this one through to the end. Too many of these DS Mustangs have been started. Very few of them have ever been completed. And even fewer have been documented. They seem to get to a point and just stop. In all honesty, I am pretty much coming to the end of my building. I have some pretty decent planes that seem to fit my hunger when ever I am hungry for a different taste. The only plane I can honestly see me building after this will be a P-38 Lightening with twin four strokes blazing it through the skies. That is a ways off though I am sure. For now, I am going to finish the Mustang and just enjoy what I have.
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  2. These two lines sound eerily familiar! :spongebob:
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  3. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    Indeed...I have been feeling it for some time. Your post from earlier just reminded me how close to home it is. Are we getting old? Or are we just ready to have some fun and enjoy what we have? Building is great. But flying is even better. :yesss:
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  4. I don't know about you but I am just tired of building, been doing it all my life. Building models use to be an enjoyable way to relax but here of late it feels more like work. With the completion of the bigger Ultimate I find myself feeling like I want nothing to do with the Challenger recover. I know I'll do it but that special Pitts sitting on the bench may very well get a nice layer of dust on it, I have no interest or desire to even look it's way right now.
    Maybe after a few months build free things will change but I can't say I can see it right now.
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  5. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    Wow...LOL.... How much alike you and I seem to be these days. I totally understand.
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  6. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

    I have same feeling around April every year, as soon as the weather changes ever so slightly my build need or drive just disappears. All I want to do is get my planes ready, cleaned up to go flying as much as I can, and trust me if weather is right I am at the field. And I cannot even look at a plane or repair during the summer. But when late November comes around and I start buying some nice stuff for the planes I get interested again and before I know it I am good for another 4 or 5 months of building. But from April to November nothing at all no building
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