Recommended only for:
- Trumpeter 1/24 scale P-51B/C Mustang / Mustang Mk.III
- Trumpeter 1/24 scale P-51D Mustang / Mustang Mk.IV
This 4-part set represents the shrouded exhausts of the Merlin-powered P-51 Mustang fighter of World War Two and later, specifically the P-51B, P-51C, P-51D and P-51K. A set of P-51 Mustang exhausts without shrouds is available separately.
This set of exhausts is specifically sized to better fit the Trumpeter kits' smaller-than-scale and incorrectly shaped cowling exhaust slots. Some adjustment to your Trumpeter kit's cowling parts will be needed for best fit. Compared to scans of original North American Aviation blueprints, the Trumpeter kit's slots' ends of are too rounded. They will need to be enlarged for these 3D-printed exhausts to fit.
These parts are an original 3D design based on authoritative 2D references and measurements made from a surviving Packard-built V-1650-7 Merlin engine, the common powerplant of the P-51D Mustang (Mustang Mk.IV). References included scans of original North American Aviation blueprints available through AirCorpsLibrary.com. The models are not 3D-printed copies of any plastic or resin kit's parts. Therefore, they may be sized, shaped and detailed differently than the parts in your kit.
These parts are left- and right-handed. When installing your parts, position them so the side with the wider-spaced nuts is down.
Caution is recommended when cutting away the attachment sprue and when handling these parts. The exhausts are very thin.
These parts are made of acrylic plastic. Acrylic plastic does not behave like injection-molded polystyrene plastic or other resins. Glues for polystyrene plastic, like "Testors Liquid Cement" or tube cement, will not work with acrylic plastic. Cyanoacrylate (CA) "super glue" is recommended.
© Model Monkey Book and Hobby. This 3D-printed item may not be copied or recast.