Recent Purchaser (review)
Received my set today! All I can say is WOW! Beautiful castings throughout! This is a stellar undertaking and for those on the fence about it, jump down now and order it. It truly is an amazing conversion.
RESIN2detail’s Cavalier Turbo Mustang III conversion set will take your Tamiya P-51D into the stratosphere! The Rolls Royce Dart turboprop mated to the classic P-51 D airframe is unlike anything you have ever seen. Two of these were manufactured by the Cavalier Aircraft Corporation in the late 1960s as evaluation aircraft for COIN type operations. While ultimately scrapped, the project lived on in the form of the Piper Enforcer (PA-48) which, believe it or not, was evaluated by the USAF in the early 1980s! [note – we have not tried mating this to the Dragon kit, but it will likely work OK with a little extra “elbow grease.”]
Our conversion kit features 19 part types (over 70 individual pieces), including the forward fuselage (obviously :-), ventral supercharger close-out panel, left tip tank, right tip tank, tail extension, horseshoe antenna (for tail), spinner, 4 prop blades, exhaust stack, rear cockpit floor, radio sets, under-wing pylons (6x left, 6x right), suu-11 mini gun pods (x2), suu-14 rocket dispensers (x2), mk 77 napalm canisters (x2), M/LAU 261 2.75″ rocket pods (with separate rockets and nose cones) (x2).
- Full instructions are in the works, but not available as of this writing. Please purchase accordingly. If you are uncomfortable attempting this conversion without full instructions, please do not purchase just yet. Photos of Chad Summers outstanding build are included here (Chad Summers: Flying S Models (Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flyingSmodels/) A picture is worth a thousand words as they say :-).
- All photos are courtesy of Chad Summers, who was instrumental in the research and build of this kit — without his gracious support, it would have not been possible.
- This is a resin conversion and is intended for experienced modelers only – surgery to the donor kit is required and, although tailored as closely as possible to the kit, it will require intermediate to advanced modeling skills to complete properly. Your efforts will be well-rewarded though, with this very unique conversion!
- Please allow 15 business days to produce and ship (this product is in high demand).