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Horizontal stabilizer woes

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  • Member since
    December, 2013
  • From: Delaware Ohio
Horizontal stabilizer woes
Posted by MUSTANG1 on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 4:17 PM

Hello all, I'm working on the revell 1/32 P-51b, and the horizontal stabs are just junk. Are any am replacements for them out there? Thank you for any help.

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    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 5:03 PM

If all else fails you can use a pin vise to drill a small hole in the stab and the tail of the plane, insert a small wire like a paper clip and then superglue it all in place. I've had to do it a few times.

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 7:05 PM

That’s a very old mold with only one PE set by Eduard out there specifically made for it. Otherwise you’ll have to look for generic P-51 stuff and see if it will fit. What is the specific problem with the stabilizers?


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    November, 2003
  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 10:07 PM

My son built that kit. IIRC, there are some obvious ejector pin marks, and the fit leaves a lot to be desired. It would take some work to true the mating surfaces. 

  • Member since
    December, 2013
  • From: Delaware Ohio
Posted by MUSTANG1 on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 4:45 AM

Thanks guy's. The problem is a bad mold.  I do have Replacements on the way from revell. Just wanted to see if anyone would know of any am resin stabs. i've tried to find some, but no luck as of yet.


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