So, if I didn't use the Tamiya P-51 filleted tail

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So, if I didn't use the Tamiya P-51 filleted tail

Joined: September 19th, 2005, 7:36 pm

February 14th, 2018, 12:23 am #1

I can use it on the new Revell kit (1/32)?
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Joined: March 11th, 2005, 4:43 pm

February 14th, 2018, 12:36 am #2

Apparently it's an exact match. And there's a guy on eBay selling a resin tail for $10.00. I'm just going to wait on the Revell Kit.
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Joined: December 7th, 2014, 4:55 am

February 14th, 2018, 12:57 am #3

I can use it on the new Revell kit (1/32)?
The kit has a lot of other bits specific to early P-51D’s :
IP, Console detail, Canopy Style, Gunsight and others...

So depending on if you care for accuracy or not that might be a ‘deal breaker’ on your decision.

Adding a tail filet to the kit I think gives you a ‘filleted’ D-5...
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Joined: February 25th, 2012, 1:39 am

February 14th, 2018, 1:45 am #4

— it’s the D-20 onwards that many of those changes appear.

Bear in mind though that the earlier sloped filet was typically used on the early D’s, so a touch of reshaping might be in order.
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Joined: June 9th, 2010, 5:37 pm

February 14th, 2018, 1:46 am #5

The kit has a lot of other bits specific to early P-51D’s :
IP, Console detail, Canopy Style, Gunsight and others...

So depending on if you care for accuracy or not that might be a ‘deal breaker’ on your decision.

Adding a tail filet to the kit I think gives you a ‘filleted’ D-5...
and flaps to my "late" resin tail set. Correct interiors are already available anywhere. No need to reinvent that wheel. My replacement tail sells for $11. with $3 shipping USA.
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Joined: September 28th, 2006, 2:51 am

February 14th, 2018, 4:13 am #6

I can use it on the new Revell kit (1/32)?
Revell will release a filleted tail later block D, probably late this year.
See Craig Hewitt's post earlier in Plane Talking for a photo of a sprue test shot.
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Joined: February 21st, 2007, 3:57 am

February 14th, 2018, 1:19 pm #7

and flaps to my "late" resin tail set. Correct interiors are already available anywhere. No need to reinvent that wheel. My replacement tail sells for $11. with $3 shipping USA.
What's different about the lower cowl on later "D" models? nt
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Joined: May 10th, 2012, 12:58 pm

February 14th, 2018, 2:01 pm #8

there's something incorrect with the kit flaps but I have never heard what was wrong with them.
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Joined: June 9th, 2010, 5:37 pm

February 14th, 2018, 2:24 pm #9

What's different about the lower cowl on later "D" models? nt
three very prominent service doors in that panel that distinguishes it from the early D. While I hate to have to produce another part, it has to be done. There are changes in the production late model D that are in the interior. If it really is a huge deal, you can find those interior sets on the market already to represent the Late D interior. I am at this point just handling the most important exterior changes. between early and late.
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Joined: June 9th, 2010, 5:37 pm

February 14th, 2018, 2:30 pm #10

there's something incorrect with the kit flaps but I have never heard what was wrong with them.
suffer from bad molding. The 2 parts as engineered are overly thick. When the molten plastic is injected into the die, the parts shrink as they cool. It's an ages old problem that shouldn't be happening today. It would have been parts best to have engineered in upper and lower halves. The deformity is pretty bad and noticeable. It's certainly not a deal breaker for this kit. It's just a small annoyance that needs to be dealt with by the modeler. As it's not an issue the modeler can contact Revell for a replacement. They will get the same deformed part back. I offer a useable replacement for those modelers who may lack the desire, or abilities to fix it.
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