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#1 LSP_Kevin

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 11:38 AM

Howdy folks,

 

To follow up on Chris Nicoll's recent review, Tim Biggers now takes his own look at those new 3D-printed Mustang exhausts:

 

Model Monkey P-51D 3D-Printed Exhausts

 

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Thanks, Tim!

 

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 11:58 AM

Hmm, will have to get me some of these, also for the 1/24 Trumpeter one on my stash. 


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Posted 21 May 2018 - 01:24 PM

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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Posted 21 May 2018 - 02:42 PM

Steve said he's working on some shrouds to match, so stay tuned!
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In progress: 1/32 Trumpy P-38L (very slowly), and some others.....

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 05:13 PM

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.

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 05:18 PM

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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Posted 21 May 2018 - 05:45 PM

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

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 06:01 PM

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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Posted 21 May 2018 - 07:45 PM

Cool products in Model Monkey's shop especially if you like ship models . I just found it last week. Wow!


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Posted 21 May 2018 - 07:47 PM

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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Posted 21 May 2018 - 07:56 PM

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.

 

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 11:07 PM

Just had an email exchange with Steve - he says he is working on designing shrouds for the exhausts this week.

 

Stay tuned!

 

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 11:58 PM

Nice!
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Posted 24 May 2018 - 03:57 PM

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

 

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 04:46 PM

Very cool! They look great!


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In progress: 1/32 Trumpy P-38L (very slowly), and some others.....

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