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New 1/48 P/F-82 Twin Mustang kit

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While almost everyone and their brother are releasing or has released a new P-51 kit in past twenty years, why don't one of them release a new kit of the one member of the Mustang family that sorely needs a new 1/48 kit done of it, The P/F-82 Twin Mustang. The Modelcraft kits are terrible.

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One has already been announced...

 

Modelsvit have said they will do a new Twin Mustang after their upcoming 1/48 P-51H

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On 8/24/2019 at 10:36 PM, quark51 said:

While almost everyone and their brother are releasing or has released a new P-51 kit in past twenty years, why don't one of them release a new kit of the one member of the Mustang family that sorely needs a new 1/48 kit done of it, The P/F-82 Twin Mustang. The Modelcraft kits are terrible.


we need a good Allison engine family as well.

 

but yes, I’d love to see a well done Twin Mustang kit

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Is there something wrong with the Accurate Miniatures (and then ICM cloned) A-model mustangs?

I thought the A36 went together very well. 

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13 minutes ago, DDC said:

Is there something wrong with the Accurate Miniatures (and then ICM cloned) A-model mustangs?

I thought the A36 went together very well. 


The AM kit is decently shaped, but simple in detail and is really an A-36 fuselage with additional wings/nose bits to depict the other Allison variants. It however does not correctly depict the radiator intake for most of the other variants, particularly the early ones, does not offer a Mk1 wing and has some other minor issues (the nose intakes are simplified, the wheelwells are the usual inaccurate version that's on all but the recent Mustang kits). The cockpit is also pretty crude. Doing a proper Allison Mustang family requires tooling at least 4 different radiator setups as well as the nose and wing variations. To do it right really needs 4 wings, 4 radiators, 2 noses, 2 nose intakes with 2 inlets each (which must be separate from the noses as the nose armament and nose intake variations do not always match up) and a single core fuselage. AM did 3 wings, 1 radiator, 2 noses and a single intake with 2 inlet styles. A good showing, but not anywhere near complete.

The ICM is in NO WAY a clone of the AM kits. Rather it's a new Allison-style nose on their B model and does not depict an Allison Mustang at all. The fuselage is too tall (because it's a B model) and misses the smaller, sleeker look of the Allison variants vs the B/C and the wing is almost right for an A model only. 

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Yikes, that's a whole lot variance! Fair call.

 

Maybe I'm confusing ICMs D models for being clones of the Tamiya kits. I know I've held the fuselage half of an icm p51 to another manufacturers and they've lined up perfectly.

I suppose, at very least, using the ICM kit you could make an accurate model of the restored N51Z "Polar Bear" (or whatever shes been renamed since the paint strip) 😂

 

Thanks for the heads up!

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16 minutes ago, DDC said:

Yikes, that's a whole lot variance! Fair call.

 

Maybe I'm confusing ICMs D models for being clones of the Tamiya kits. I know I've held the fuselage half of an icm p51 to another manufacturers and they've lined up perfectly.

I suppose, at very least, using the ICM kit you could make an accurate model of the restored N51Z "Polar Bear" (or whatever shes been renamed since the paint strip) 😂

 

Thanks for the heads up!


The ICM B and D are clones of the Tamiya, their Allison is a butchery of their otherwise pretty decent B. 

You can't do Polar Bear from the ICM kit, as the core fuselage is an A, it's the wing is new, and a bunch of other bits are D parts. 

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Any news yet on a new Twin 'stang?

I bought a couple for $10 each at the last model show I was at. There are a few PE sets and a correction vac-canopy set I'm been pondering spending some money on.

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Don't spend another cent on those Modelcraft kits until the Modelsvit kit arrives.  It should easily make the older kits look like the dog poop they are.

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Is there any release date set? I'm not in any hurry, but certainly interested in getting one.

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On 9/6/2019 at 7:45 PM, Ikon said:

Is there any release date set? I'm not in any hurry, but certainly interested in getting one.

 

Probably next year sometime.  The P-51H is due out first in October of 2019.

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I am glad I am not the only one looking for a new 1/48 P/F-82 kit, now if we can get a nice 1/48 C-46 Commando kit I would be happy.

 

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