Author Topic: Trumpeter  (Read 69304 times)

Offline jcf

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Re: Trumpeter
« Reply #390 on: April 20, 2018, 03:19:39 AM »
1/144th.

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Re: Trumpeter
« Reply #391 on: April 20, 2018, 05:39:43 PM »
1/144th.


I'm not convinced its 1/144 - if it is, its not a very good kit.

The Great Walll Hobby (GWH) / Pit-Road Vulcan is more detailed than this, even the Cyber Hobby 1/200 Vulcan is better than this.
http://forums.airshows.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=70451
http://www.internetmodeler.com/scalemodels/flaviation/Dragon-1-200-Avro-Vulcan-B-2-Ascension-Island-1982_printer.php
Trumpeter do a range of 1/350 (in which case this would be a good 1/350)

Problems with this kit is the the lack of detail:
 - the wheel wells are sparse empty boxes,
-  the undercarriage is poorly defined,
-  there is no crew access door forward of the nose gear

As i said, if it ends up being 1/144, it will be a shame...

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Re: Trumpeter
« Reply #392 on: April 20, 2018, 07:56:50 PM »
on the bench:
-various models

on the drawing board:
-various 1/72 TinTin aircraft
-1/72 Eurocopter Tiger (Belgian Army)
-various other 1/72 and 1/144 aircraft

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Re: Trumpeter
« Reply #393 on: April 20, 2018, 08:06:19 PM »
While it's pretty cool they're carrying on with the 1/144 bombers, WHERE'S THE BLEEDIN BACKFIRE?  :icon_twisted: They'd have the market cornered on decent Tu-22Ms. Instead they choose something done by a competititor not too long ago. Is it more about hurting the fompetitor's sales? Does that make sense for somehing as esoteric as 1/144 Cold War bombers? Wouldn't it make more sense to release a Backfire? Surely a sizeable  portion (most?) of the Vulcan market potential has already been harvested by Great Wall/Pit-Road.
 
Either way... hooray for more 144! :icon_beer:
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Re: Trumpeter
« Reply #394 on: April 28, 2018, 04:54:32 AM »


I could see this being made into an uninhabited terminator style vehicle.
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Re: Trumpeter
« Reply #395 on: May 11, 2018, 01:51:25 AM »

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Re: Trumpeter
« Reply #396 on: June 18, 2018, 02:01:50 AM »



Already purchased very expensive resin kit...ungrateful bastards...mutter...grumble... ::)
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Re: Trumpeter
« Reply #397 on: December 02, 2018, 02:08:41 AM »
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Offline Zaskar24

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Re: Trumpeter
« Reply #398 on: December 02, 2018, 05:48:20 AM »
Really trying to figure out the box art for this one. Are the two Fulcrum that are buzzing the carrier enemy planes that just sank escort ships or did the planes sink the enemy surface combatants that got way to close to their carrier for comfort? Or did subs take out the escorts and they are trying to launch as many birds as possible to save them?

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Re: Trumpeter
« Reply #399 on: December 02, 2018, 06:07:13 AM »
Hollywood style drama. Don't look for facts, logic or reasoning.  :icon_crap:

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Re: Trumpeter
« Reply #400 on: December 02, 2018, 10:21:51 AM »
I think you will find that they aren’t Fulcrums either but rather Shenyang J-15s:

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Re: Trumpeter
« Reply #401 on: December 02, 2018, 10:23:27 AM »
Hollywood style drama. Don't look for facts, logic or reasoning.  :icon_crap:

Exactly...though in the present climate there may well be a bit of patriotic messaging going on.
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Re: Trumpeter
« Reply #402 on: December 02, 2018, 01:14:13 PM »
The "escorts" have a bit of a Japanese look to them, maybe the carrier is sinking them with its "deathrays"

Offline Zaskar24

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Re: Trumpeter
« Reply #403 on: December 02, 2018, 10:02:52 PM »
They could be Indonesian or Vietnamese Fulcrums as well I guess. Can't really make out the markings on the birds.

Greg, isn't the J-15 a development of the J-11?

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Re: Trumpeter
« Reply #404 on: December 02, 2018, 11:39:31 PM »




Friend of mine in halfway through this, only to find out Trumpeter sent 2 sprues with right-hand fenders and none with the left. Their QC has really gone downhill lately. The same thing happened to me with an ASLAV-PC.