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#31 Martinnfb

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 04:19 PM

I am with Brian on this one, Unbearable is the word.  Plus There is no decent 1/32  Mig on the market, period. Good enough doesn't work anymore, cold war is over and Migs are readily available to do the research , there is no excuse for poor kit of 15, 17 or 29.

 

Edit : was talking about plastic injected models


Edited by Martinnfb, 05 April 2016 - 04:24 PM.

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 04:21 PM

For the Mig-19, i dont really remember how was the wing to fuselage fit, but i remember it was a butt joint, and i had to reinforce it with plastic sprues crossing the fuselage.

Anyway, these Trumpeter early days are over for years now.

Now the main issue they always (actually, often....not always) fall into is messed up windscreens. :) And not the easiest to correct.


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Posted 05 April 2016 - 04:27 PM

You slip each wing of the 19 into a "pocket" at the fuselage side. Works nice, and no need to use filler, as with most other kits of the world. But an extra wing spar is always welcome, indeed. But the multipiece fuselage is a bit of a challenge of the 19 kit.

 

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 04:39 PM

The wing on the Mig-19 has a profile of a brick, I had to cut down 1/8 inch from either half of the leading edge. That's 1/4 of an inch (6.35 mm) ! Plus there is no anhedral, the nose is wrong, spine ,canopy and the list goes on and on. Yes it is fixable, but only because there is no another 19 in our scale or you have maniacal obsession with this plane.

 

Here is the corrected wing

IMG_4020_zps6edftcik.jpg

 

Talking about the Mig-29 K, The transition beneath the canopy is off and needs work as much as the spine that is simplified and it's transition to the tail section may use some help as well. Refuelling probe arm housing is too small and there are some discrepancy related to the sensors and antennas as well. And the undersized decals are just a joke.

Fingers crossed that Trumpy will focus and pay attention to detail and shape.

Cheers

M.


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#35 Tony T

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 05:43 PM

The Trumpy bashing brigade is out again, and discussing some ancient offerings from a previous generation. A bit unfair !

Actually, good enough is good enough for most modellers. The kind of perfection some people seek simply isn't cost effective.
Sorry, but they are fun toys for mostly big boys and the perfectionists can take pleasure and have a sense of achievement in modifying the basic kit.

And Dean, why the scepticism ? The Greek artist has cast his magic on the box top so this isn't far from release. ETA on British shores by early Summer ?

I love Trumpeter models and really am looking forwards to these Fulcrums. And imagine the flurry of new markings options.

Tony

Edited by Tony T, 05 April 2016 - 05:45 PM.

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 06:56 PM

I'm sceptic because, on Trumpy's facebook page, somebody pointed out the errors in their 1/72 Fulcrum kit.

 

Trumpy's answer was to ask for details & links!

 

That does not strike me as a company that has even made the moulds yet & may well be only in pre-development.

 

This is Trumpeter after all, not Wingnut Wings!


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Posted 05 April 2016 - 07:14 PM

I love Trumpeter models and really am looking forwards to these Fulcrums.

 

 

So i do. They brought us dozens of LSP, and i think they really help to make 1/32 scale more popular.


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Posted 05 April 2016 - 07:31 PM

I'm sceptic because, on Trumpy's facebook page, somebody pointed out the errors in their 1/72 Fulcrum kit.
Trumpy's answer was to ask for details & links!
That does not strike me as a company that has even made the moulds yet & may well be only in pre-development.
This is Trumpeter after all, not Wingnut Wings!


The first post is a picture of specially commissioned box art painting by Kostas Kavvathias. Firms don't do that until the lead-up to release. That has been the established Trumpeter M.O. for many years.
http://www.kostaskavvathias.com

I don't see the need for chiming in negatively. If you don't care for the product, why bother posting ?

Tony


edited to add link to box top artist

Edited by Tony T, 05 April 2016 - 07:49 PM.

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 08:04 PM

Tony, I would really appreciate if you refrain from name calling. I presented  issues related to Migs and ways how to fix it. In addition I expressed hope of change in the future offering.  We are talking about toy aeroplanes that we build for fun, there is no need to get personal .

Cheers

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 08:09 PM

In this case, Its not Trumpy bashing. I think its more akin to pointing out that they do have different "teams" as in A, B D, F.  For the most part, I do like a LOT of their kits. In fact, their SU-30 was a great build I thought. Its just that their Mig-15 fit HORRIBLY, and it was my first foray back into modeling.................no one told me what I was in for. 

 

Again, Im not much of a jet guy, but if Trumpeter fixed all the quibbles with the current 32nd offering (which NOT doing that would make no sense if your putting out an all new tool version of something you already produce) I would most assuredly buy and build one. 


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Posted 05 April 2016 - 08:21 PM

Yes Martin they're toys as I stated in post 35 ! I was having a bit of a laugh - please don't take offence at something so harmless!

And I'm going to have lots of fun. Nobody else is doing 1/32 MiGs except HpH and those are too expensive.

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 08:37 PM

I am always excited to hear news about a new 1/32nd release! I don't care if it is by Trumpeter, Tamiya, HK, Kitty Hawk or whoever.

Having said that, I will use standard Trumpeter new kit procedure: wait for the plastic to actually come out, read the reviews, then make the decision.

No pre-order for me.


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Posted 05 April 2016 - 10:01 PM

If every kit that came out was perfect. I would not have a fraction of the knowledge of aircraft I do now/  :mental:


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Posted 05 April 2016 - 10:28 PM

The Trumpy bashing brigade is out again, and discussing some ancient offerings from a previous generation. A bit unfair !

 

 

Sigh... Again?  Really?  

 

Pointing out errors in a scale model, backed up with evidence, is *not* "bashing".  It's stating facts.  If that bothers you, please don't read it.  If you enjoy Trumpeter kits that are close enough, bully for you.  Other people don't subscribe to your particular view.  They are not wrong and you right, and they are not right and you wrong.  But please, can we just for ONCE stop with the "bashing" and (dare I say it?) "rivet counter" comments?  Just for once?


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Posted 05 April 2016 - 10:46 PM

We haven't even seen the kit yet Jennings.

With regards accuracy, it's relative to familiarity with subject matter. All our mileages vary according to what we do or don't know and the subject's appeal.

I want a mega accurate F-4 but am content with a MiG or Sukhoi that looks the part.

Tony
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