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Unread March 26th, 2011, 08:03 PM
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Default Trumpy catch all Nit thread...

Please dont kill me, but does anyone mind if I do this?
I want to make this a catch all thread pertaining to the 1/32 scale line of Trumpy aircraft and Helos.

I do not own a lot of research, but I do like to have model a/c that are at least 80% plus or minus accurate.

I own a few Trumpy kits:

P-40: And I know of the hideously shallow cockpit.
F-3 Wildcat: Ive heard the shape is wrong, but not much can be done of that.
F-8 Crusader: Innacuracies unknown to me
F4u-A and D Corsair: Inacuracies unknown to me
P-38 Lightning: Inacuracies unknown to me
Mil-8 Hoplite Helicopter: Inacuracies unknown to me

So...
What have you folks found out, and how do you accurise the mistakes? Im not looking for huge diatribes, generalizations will suffice.

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Am I asking for too much?
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Am I asking for too much?
Just a tad. I don't think there was a Trumpeter kit released that did not have problems one way or the other. Some major, some not so, but the major stuff outweighed the smaller ones.

However, having said that, I did read somewhere that the 1/32nd Me 262 is really pretty good. Since it is not my primary scale I really was not too concerned.

I think it would help if you had specific questions on specific kits. For example I love the 1/32nd A-7E but the front shapes suck. Thank goodness there is the correction set by Zactomodels which correct the major issues.

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Ok, Ill try and make it a bit easier then.

What about the kits I named in my post. Something has to be amiss with them,...their Trumpy right?

Somehow I feel Trumpy kits are not worth the money unless its an a/c you absolutely have to have. Thats how I feel about the AV-8 Harrier, their Hind
and their MiG-21...

After I aqquire these, I guess Ill stick to Tamiya and Academy for my 1/32 needs.
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Eventually I think im gonna tackle the Trumpy F-4 Wildcat, I need to get a 1/32 scale bird done. Plus it will thin out my closet a bit.

Thing is am I going to let AMS seep in and derail me.


I need help.
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I bought the Trumpeter Corsair II kit, thinking that the Exactoman correction kit is still available (to fix the squashed intake and canopy mainly). This was about a year or more ago. I'm capable of fixing the mis-shaped intake lip myself, but I've never been any good at vacuforming canopies (this is someone with half a century if model-building experience - "a man's got to know his limitations" )

Do anyone know of an alternative source of (correctly-shaped) 1/32 Corsair II canopies?
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I think the Wildcat only had issues with the earliest release - then it got re-issued with a more accurate fuselage. A great web site for big aircraft model research is (appropriately enough); www.largescaleplanes.com they also have some nice reference on fixes for a lot of kits. Personally - I think you're asking too large of a question. If you narrow it down to whatever you're about to work on, you'd probably get better results.

The "we're gonna need a bigger boat" summed it up pretty well
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Maybe you should have asked "what does not need to be accurised"....
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Wow...

Thread from 2011, holy resurrection Batman
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I've done the A-7E, 2x F-8 (E & J) and 2x F/A-18 ( E & F)

The A-7E was great, but I used the zacto nose & canopy as the kits shape was quite bad. This kit also suffers from the trumpter dodgy plastic, issues with glueing and paint adhering.

The 2x F-8s were fantastic. No shape issues, but the decals were poor - colour and accuracy, I masked,hand painted and creative use of spares from my collection.

F/A-18E & F, not as detailed as the Acadamy legacy hornets, however undercarriage is much stronger. Both kits lack correct super hornet targeting pod ( and there is no aftermarket one!) and the shape of the AIM-9 Xs is very poor. Decals are better, although the colour is not close to FS standards.

As mentioned in other posts, I have my dream kit, an A-6E. The shape looks spot on, but the decals are very poor and the wing is NOT THE COMPOSITE WING that the markings provided A-6 should have. Work in progress to follow, so I'll come back to this thread & edit with some hyperlinks to pictures.

Again, I'll use this opportunity to say to. Trumpeter: "Thank-you" for bringing to life, in this scale, the models that I 've always wanted to do.

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