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Just Released: P-51D-5/15 Mustang Styrene Sheet Metal designs for the 1/32 Revell kits. Visit Hawaiian Air Depot at the Nats!

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Hawaiian Air Depot has just released our first Styrene Sheet Metal design: vector drawings for cockpit and tailwheel parts to be cut from .005, .010, and .015 sheet styrene. If you are cutting your own masks on a  Silhouette or Cricut, you might want to try making parts, too; we think it’s a game-changer.


One highlight of the Mustang set are parts to modify the armored headrest to the earlier, shorter version (P-51D-5), and the taller, later one (introduced sometime during the P-51D-20 run). The kit part represents the familiar third version, seen on D-10s and-15s, but we include one of those as well, just to provide some accurate scale thinness.


Another is the interior framing of the canopy, which includes the latches that attach it to the canopy rails. As far as we can tell, this is the first time both features have been accurately portrayed in a kit or aftermarket product. You can check it out at hawaiianairdepot.com


Our next Styrene Sheet Metal set will be released soon, too, this time for the 1/24 Airfix Spitfire Mk. IXc. We’ll provide the drop tank release lever Airfix sorta forgot, as well was a laminated assembly for the throttle that will result in actual slots for the levers to traverse. In this scale its an eye-catcher.


We’ve already got a bunch of mask designed available for the Airfix Spit and will soon add some for the Revell Mustang and Midway Devastators for the new Trumpeter TBD-1.


If you are attending the Nats, stop by and visit! We’ll have a table in the main vendor room where we’ll have samples of parts and masks made from or drawings. We’ll even have a Silhouette Portrait 3 up and running, so you can see how it works, get some tutorials and pointers, or just talk vector drawing, cutting, and modeling. As a new outfit, we’re looking forward to questions, feedback, and suggestions. We hope to see you there!

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