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P-51D/K Mustang
Wheel Well

Model Monkey, 1/24 scale

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number, Description and Price:

Model Monkey - P-51D/K Wheel Well

USD$32.00 plus shipping available online from Model Monkey's website

Scale: 1/32 scale
Contents and Media: Seven parts in grey coloured 3D printed resin. Instructions may be downloaded in PDF format.
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Beautifully detailed and perfectly printed; relatively straightforward assembly; modest parts count.
Disadvantages: Skill, care and patience will be required when removing the maze of supporting sprues.
Conclusion:

Model Monkey's luxurious wheel well set will be a great start for anyone contemplating a super detail project for their big Airfix 1/24 scale Mustang.

This wheel well upgrade will be a massive improvement over the sparse kit parts and a noticeable piece of eye candy on the finished model.


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F i r s t L o o k

 

 

Hot on the heels of its gorgeous 1/32 scale Beaufighter improvement sets, Model Monkey has now turned its attention to updating the classic Airfix 1/24 scale P-51D Mustang.

Please note that Model Monkey appears to take a different approach to either conventional resin casting or traditional 3D printing. It is in fact 3D printed resin, not the usual nylon material usually associated with printed parts.

The Airfix 1/24 scale P-51D Mustang dates back to 1973. It is a basic kit, especially in the wheel well which is almost non-existent.

Model Monkey's new 1/24 scale Mustang main wheel well set comprises seven parts in grey resin, packed lovingly in bubblewrap snd a stout cardboard mailing box. This will be suitable for P-51D and K versions.

 

  • Model Monkey 1/24 Wheel Well Set Review by Brett Green: Image
  • Model Monkey 1/24 Wheel Well Set Review by Brett Green: Image
  • Model Monkey 1/24 Wheel Well Set Review by Brett Green: Image
  • Model Monkey 1/24 Wheel Well Set Review by Brett Green: Image
  • Model Monkey 1/24 Wheel Well Set Review by Brett Green: Image
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Detail is just stunning.

The other notable factor is the attachment of the parts via a complex jumble of Medusa snake-like supports. You will want to allocate a bit of time to removing these and cleaning up any residue with a new hobby blade and sanding stick. Although it looks like the structure behind a grandstand here, it really should not be a complicated job.

 

 

The coolant pipe section is supplied as a separate insert.

 

 

Other detail parts in the set include the hydraulic accumalator, fuel tank selection valves and inner wheel well door actuators.

 

 

The instructions are supplied as a PDF download.

 

 

C o n c l u s i o n

 

In addition to the wheel well set, Model Monkey has also released a 1/24 scale Mustang pilot's seat, upper cowl and exhausts.

Model Monkey's luxurious wheel well set will be a great start for anyone contemplating a super detailing project for their big Airfix 1/24 scale Mustang.

This wheel well upgrade will be a massive improvement over the sparse kit parts and a noticeable piece of eye candy on the finished model.

Thanks to Model Monkey for the sample


Text and Images Copyright 2019 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 26 November, 2019
Last updated 26 November, 2019

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