This two-part set represents the exhausts of the Merlin-powered P-51 Mustang fighter of World War Two and later, specifically the P-51B, P-51C, P-51D and P-51K. Shrouds are not included with this set. This set is intended for models of P-51 Mustangs operating with exhaust shrouds removed. A set of exhausts with shrouds is available separately (click here).
The set is optimized to fit the new-tool Revell P-51D-5 kit as direct replacements for the kit's solid exhaust parts but can be adapted for other P-51 models.
These parts are an original 3D design based on authoritative 2D references and measurements made from a surviving Packard-built V-1650-7 Merlin engine, the common powerplant of the P-51D Mustang (Mustang Mk.IV). The models are not 3D-printed copies of any plastic or resin kit's parts. Therefore, they may be sized, shaped and detailed differently than the parts in your kit. Depending on which kit you have, some adjustment to your kit's parts may be needed for best fit.
Notice for new-tool Revell P-51D-5 kit modelers: these 3D-printed parts are best suited for Mustangs with exhaust shrouds removed, as was common with real P-51 Mustangs in the field. The Revell kit's exhaust shrouds do not fit well over these 3D-printed exhausts without the shrouds being modified by the modeler (openings made larger).
These parts are left- and right-handed. When installing your parts, position them so the side with the wider-spaced nuts is down.
Caution is recommended when cutting away the attachment sprue and when handling these parts. The exhausts are very thin. Acrylic plastic is brittle.
New to 3D printing? 3D-printed acrylic plastic does not behave like injection-molded polystyrene, especially with respect to painting. Please read and follow the advice in the blue link below.