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Old December 24th, 2010, 08:15 PM
Dave Mason Dave Mason is offline
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Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Angeles City, Philippines
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Hi Guys,

The 1/32 Trumpeter A-6A and A-6E Intruder kits are still in the works. They were placed on the back burner for a while because of the 1/48th scale Trumpeter (aka Hobby Boss) Intruder kits.

It was decided (at the highest levels at Trumpeter) to accelerate the 1/48th scale Hobby Boss Intruder kits to compete directly with the new Kinetic Intruder/Prowler kits. Kinetic's new 1/48th scale EA-6B Prowler is already out and Trumpeter thinks it will be followed closely by a new 1/48th scale A-6E TRAM Intruder kit. So Trumpeter wants to beat Kinetic to the hobby shelves with their own 1/48th scale A-6E TRAM Intruder kit. Sometime in 2011 1/48th scale modelers will have two brand new A-6E TRAM Intruder kits to chose from.

LATER.......IN......2011........OR.........POSSIBL Y.........IN......2012...........1/32 scale modelers will have their wishes come true and they too will have a brand new 1/32 scale A-6A and A-6E TRAM Intruder kit to munch on. The 1/32 A-6A and A-6E kits are already listed in Trumpeters 2011-2012 catalog but there is no specific release date. They will happen but we will have to wait.

One thing to keep in mind is that by producing the 1/48 Intruder kits first we can nit pick them to death and get Trumpeter to fix any mistakes BEFORE the 1/32 kits come out. Sure it is Utopianly desired that all mistakes are removed from both the 1/48th and 1/32 scale kits but based on past history that's unrealistic.

So hang in there, the wait will be worth it.

Dave Mason
IPMS Philippines
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