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Wow cool...................did anyone ever make these work with the OOB shroud? Just curious.   Ive got a set of the QB ones, but at some point would like to do an UN-shrouded Mustang. 

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Wow cool...................did anyone ever make these work with the OOB shroud? Just curious.   Ive got a set of the QB ones, but at some point would like to do an UN-shrouded Mustang. 

 

Not yet, the openings in the OOB Shroud are very narrow so I'm a bit concerned that widening the openings enough will pretty much ruin the OOB shrouds.  I'll take a look at this in a week or so I think, depending on how the painting goes.  Steve from MM did say he's looking at making his own set of shrouds.  I'll keep pinging him on it.

CN

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Tim did an awesome job on his review, and even better, he did a lot of 'normal' things to the exhausts which I did not do, like lightly sanding the outsides a bit and reaming out the exhaust openings some as well.  Good to know that these exhausts take a bit of 'grooming' just fine.

 

I am very much looking forward to the shrouds and hope that Steve can work them up for us pretty quickly.   :innocent:

 

Nicely written Tim!!

Chris

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Can’t help but wander how much impact 3D printing is going to have on the hobby. I would prefect a big one

 

 

I hope it becomes main stream, like the paint mask cutters have!  One can only imagine the possibilities with a home 3D print system up to snuff to make absolutely ANY part needed. 

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If MM can produce a shroud that will work not only with their own P-51 exhausts, but will somehow also work in the OOB slot for the OOB shrouds in the Revell P-51, I think sales of these will go up considerably

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Agreed Brian, and I know he's working on the shrouds for Revell. 

 

I'm not sure about the Tamiya kit - may have missed the window on that but I don't know the cost to design each piece.  I actually would buy the exhausts and shrouds for both my next Revell and Tamiya P-51D builds if I could get the shrouds to go with the exhausts.  Seems like my two subjects (LouIV for Revell and Duchess Arlene for the Tamiya kit) both use shrouded exhausts.

 

CN

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Two Mustang exhaust shroud designs are at the printer now for test pieces to ensure they will fit the Revell kit well.  They are designed to have a very slight, realistic gap around the exhaust pipes.  

 

As soon as they have been printed and evaluated for fit (about a week), they will be offered for sale.  Here's the webpage for each:

 

P-51 Mustang exhaust shrouds (just the shrouds, no exhausts): http://shpws.me/QiYH

 

P-51 Mustang hollow exhausts with shrouds: http://shpws.me/QiYu

 

:D

Edited by Model_Monkey

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