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#1 Dragon

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 07:48 PM

Does anyone know what sprues from the A kit I would need to track down to make an A from the E kit?

 

I thought I recalled someone else asking this before on this site, but my search attempts have come up with nothing on this.

 

Thanks,

Mike


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 07:54 PM

you can always compare instructions.

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10222482

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10287090
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Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:31 PM


Chiefly, the A-6A sprue with the inner wing parts; and the one with the radome and perforated airbrakes.

The A-6A switched to fixed fuselage airbrakes during its production run and lost the holes and, conversely, several with them were upgraded to A-6E Mod, so Trumpeter ought to have included both types in both kits. Alas not.

There are other things to consider but those two sprues are the pair I'd focus on.

HTH

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 08:00 PM

Thanks guys for the links and info.

 

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:25 PM

The pylon sprues too, the -A kit had the pull up bars on the inner ones. 


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:49 PM

The pylon sprues too, the -A kit had the pull up bars on the inner ones.


Those probably need replacing in any case, so brass or plastic rod with a bit of sanded down sprue on the end would work.

Other things include GRU-5 seats and A/B/C type main wheel hubs, none of which are in the A-6A boxing anyway.

Worthwhile looking at AMS resin products at Sprue Bros et al and working out which really matter to you.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 02:22 AM

Other things include GRU-5 seats and A/B/C type main wheel hubs, none of which are in the A-6A boxing anyway.

Worthwhile looking at AMS resin products at Sprue Bros et al and working out which really matter to you.

HTH

Tony

 

Yep, Harold has been contacted :)






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