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#1 Lee in Texas

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 03:36 AM

I bought a couple of sprues off ebay, to use for a model of the Bardahl Special P-51, but the dimensions don't match what I found online. Are the kit parts inaccurate or did I find bad info?

 

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 12:25 PM

Im not sure they are super accurate actually.............

 

I might humbly suggest a set of FM&P 300 gal aero tanks. These are correctly shaped and very detailed. They are the smaller 300 gal under wing tanks, as apposed to the 400 gal center line tank:

 

http://fishermodels....op-tank-set-132


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Posted 23 September 2017 - 12:10 AM

I bought a couple of sprues off ebay, to use for a model of the Bardahl Special P-51, but the dimensions don't match what I found online. Are the kit parts inaccurate or did I find bad info?

 

Thanks. Lee

This provides accurate data: https://tailspintopi...fuel-tanks.html



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Posted 23 September 2017 - 04:11 AM

This provides accurate data: https://tailspintopi...fuel-tanks.html

Well darn. That's the info that says the Trumpeter tanks are not accurate. I'm looking for the 150 gallon tank for use on the Bardahl Special. I did notice that the 1/32 scale 300 gallon tank is very close to accurate for a 1/24 scale 150 gallon tank. Which is cool, since Draw Decal has a 1/24 sheet and I have an Airfix 1/24 P-51.



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Posted 23 September 2017 - 08:54 AM

Well darn. That's the info that says the Trumpeter tanks are not accurate.

 

I've read the Tailhook Topics link but I cannot see where they say that the Trumpeter A-1 tanks are not accurate.

Am I missing something?


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Posted 23 September 2017 - 03:16 PM

I've read the Tailhook Topics link but I cannot see where they say that the Trumpeter A-1 tanks are not accurate.

Am I missing something?

The link provides the data to evaluate the 150, 300, and 400-gallon tanks. I did post some information about 1/72 scale tanks here: http://tailspintopic...fuel-tanks.html

 

However, you're on your own with respect to other scales. What Lee in Texas was saying was that the tanks he had obtained from a Trumpeter kit were not in accordance with the data in the illustrations in my post.


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Posted 23 September 2017 - 07:42 PM

The link provides the data to evaluate the 150, 300, and 400-gallon tanks. I did post some information about 1/72 scale tanks here: http://tailspintopic...fuel-tanks.html

 

However, you're on your own with respect to other scales. What Lee in Texas was saying was that the tanks he had obtained from a Trumpeter kit were not in accordance with the data in the illustrations in my post.

 Oh, now I understand. Thank you for your reply. 

 

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:25 AM

The link provides the data to evaluate the 150, 300, and 400-gallon tanks. I did post some information about 1/72 scale tanks here: http://tailspintopic...fuel-tanks.html

 

However, you're on your own with respect to other scales. What Lee in Texas was saying was that the tanks he had obtained from a Trumpeter kit were not in accordance with the data in the illustrations in my post.

 

 

I've done the math and I compared the Trumpy tanks to your drawings and photos of the actual tanks.  :innocent:

 

The dimensions are spot-on ( 18,01mm actual vs 18,00mm Trumpy ). The shape is another matter. The rear tip is too pointy on the Trumpy and needs to be corrected.

 

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:50 PM

I did the AERO 1C. One has only the front filler cap and the the other with two. if I remember correctly the one with two fillers were after 1972 or so.

 

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 12:47 AM

I did the AERO 1C. One has only the front filler cap and the the other with two. if I remember correctly the one with two fillers were after 1972 or so.


Oh great! Are these 1/32 scale?

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 01:33 AM

Oh great! Are these 1/32 scale?

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Yep.



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 02:28 AM

I've done the math and I compared the Trumpy tanks to your drawings and photos of the actual tanks.  :innocent:

 

The dimensions are spot-on ( 18,01mm actual vs 18,00mm Trumpy ). The shape is another matter. The rear tip is too pointy on the Trumpy and needs to be corrected.

 

Cheers,

Quang

What about the length?  I measured the Trumpeter tanks at 6.215 inches (157.861mm). Isn't that too long?



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 07:34 AM

What about the length?  I measured the Trumpeter tanks at 6.215 inches (157.861mm). Isn't that too long?

I was talking about the 300-gallon wing tanks, of course.
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Converted in cm and 1/32 scale
225.81 x 2.54 : 32 = 17.92
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Trumpeter A-1H tank
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17,9 cm vs 18 cm ain’t too bad in my book.

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