1/72 P5M-1 Marlin Conversion Rieth Creations
I started with the T-Tail, Hasegawa SP-5B Marlin kit and purchased the 3D printed conversion from Rieth Creations (www.riethcreations.com/product-page/p5m-1-marlin-conversion-set). The parts provided a conventional tail with nicely separated elevator and rudder. The cockpit provided in the Rieth Creations conversion set is 100% an improvement over the crudely rendered Hasegawa pit. There are no yokes in the kit, the seats look terrible and there is no instrument panel or overhead panel.
The conversion included instructions and a template for cutting out the kit bow and blending in the 3D print part. The parts provided in the conversion set are very hard resin and as a result are brittle. Caution must be used when handling the parts and I recommend using a fine razor saw when cutting them away. No decals are provided but, that was easily handled by going to the spare decal drawer. Numerous references are available on-line. If you prefer a book, I can recommend this: (https://www.amazon.com/Martin-P5M-Marlin-Bruce-Barth/dp/096363321X)
I enjoyed the conversion enough, and after researching all the variants and markings possibilities, that I am going to buy another and build it again!
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