P-51B Mustang Replacement Malcolm hood, OPEN position, for 1/32 Trumpeter kit.
BEFORE ORDERING PLEASE READ TERMS FOR ORDERING AND SHIPPING
PLEASE NOTE THE FIRST SETS OF THESE WILL START SHIPPING THE 19th JULY 2021, BUT YOU ARE WELCOME TO PLACE PRE-ORDERS, THIS WILL HELP ME IN PLANNING AND CASTING.
Improved P-51B canopy set for the Trumpeter 1/32 kits
This set has been a long time in the making and it would not have happened if I had not had commissioned Tim Perry to do the CAD drawing for the two new blown canopy sections. One for the closed position and one for the open position.
The kit screen has been improved to remove the hard / sharp corner line at the top front, a new rear dog house section has also been developed by myself with the aid of 3D CAD and printing. The blown sections and the rear have taken ages to prepare to get them to an acceptable standard to enable good clear sections to be cast but are now at that point.
Note canopy rails are also supplied as 3D printed parts.
The following is shown in pictures
Second and third pictures show the new canopy with the original Trumpeter canopy
The forth picture shows the Revell, Trumpeter, and then the new closed, and the new open canopy, you will note the open option canopy is slightly larger but still captures the look.
The fifth picture shows the set of parts.
This set may work with the Revell kit but that is up to the modeller to figure out.
Please do note clear resin DOES NOT fog with superglue like styrene parts, but care is still needed.
These clear resin parts can be buffed with normal buffing sponges and shiners sold by many vendors, nail bars and modelling companies.
Recently I have found that the Micro-mesh branded products are very good in polishing up these cast canopies.
It is best not to use aggressive sanding materials, other than where to assist in trimming the casting material.
Also use you favourite, clear dipping liquid to enhance clarity if desired.
Due to the size of the parts, although very light they will need to be shipped as a small parcel and not as a large envelop.
Please do allow the standard 2-3 weeks order processing time.