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    March, 2016
P-51D air racers
Posted by ardvark002 on Friday, May 19, 2017 8:22 PM

Hi fellow builders,  Has anyone modified a 1/32 P-51D into the Red Baron or any other similar plane? I'm pretty sure I'll need a vacumn press to do this. I've found mattel presses on line fairly cheap. Any feedback and tips will be appericated.  Thanks, Aardvark

  • Member since
    January, 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Saturday, May 20, 2017 6:47 AM

I found this...

http://www.oldmodelkits.com/index.php?detail=23072

I've only done one racer..."Galloping Ghost"...but that was in it's early form, no modification required.

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, May 20, 2017 9:24 AM

I am planning a project.  I have the Revell 1/32 Miss America P-51 that I intend to convert to Precious Metal, another unlimited racer.  I found a counter-rotating prop that will work well.  My Vacu-form is too small to do the conversion- I will make firewall forward from wood, carving and filling it before beginning regular painting.  For vacuum forming, you need to carve a master pattern anyway, so for a one-off- no production intent- why not just use the pattern as the part you need (assuming you will not have an engine in it)?

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, May 20, 2017 2:08 PM

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