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I have a 1/72nd scale Trumpeter F-105G kit, but I'm pretty sure the flaws in one scale carried through to all the others. Anybody have a quick list of the major short comings (meaning it's obvious from casual observation) of the Trumpeter Thunderchief kits? I know Quick Boost did a replacement for the ventral fin & nose cone. A cyber buddy was looking to replace the vertical tail by cutting a replacement off the Monogram kit. All this made me wonder if anybody has a punch list or knows a link that reveals all. My Google foo has proven embarrassing weak on this quest. As always, TIA!

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Why not just build the old Monogram kit? It's still pretty nice (IMHO). Sorry, I don't have answers to your questions.
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Yeah, the Monogram Thud is a good kit, but the Trumpeter one has much more detail and options like separate flaps and an open gun bay.
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Lol
I guess its pretty typical that people for reasons unlnown assume the Monogram F-105 is “good”.
No idea why.
Like there 1/72 SR-71 which is diabolical it has a wring spine which leads into a wrong canopy which inturn leads into a mis shaped spine.
Unlike Hobbyboss and Trumpeter the Monogran classics never faced the blow torch of criticism any new kit faces today.
The HB kit is not perfect but it is in many(not all) aspects better than Monograms.
Canopy has better cross section meaning spine is better shaped(not perfect), its windscreen is WAY better being the right height not to low like Monogram meaning to preserve the angles its way to short.
HB Thud is quite a bit better in most aspects and I would not consider building ANY Monogram 105 in preference to it even though its still not perfect.
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I know the Trumpeter kit isn't perfect; I was looking a quick list. I'm aware of the Monogram/ Revell kit Issues.

IICR, the critique/ criticism of the Monogram kit(s) was just as intense. The difference being those kits debuted well before the internet, so the critiques took place at the local clubs & contests.

I'm of the school more info is better hence the request. Given Quickboost did some replacement parts, I'm wondering if the kit needs any more help.

I'd be grateful for any insights.
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