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    Trumpeter TBF frustrations

    Andrew, your best and simplest method is to get sets. This one will give you everything you need for the Interior... https://www.scalehobbyist.com/catagories/Paint_and_Construction/us-aircraft-interior-acrylic-paint-set/AKI00002220/product.php?s=3&t=1&u=2&pg=1&ppp=48&sb=stocknumber&so=a&era=6&p=1&ct=1&v=2 this will give you everything for the exterior... https://www.scalehobbyist.com/catagories/Paint_and_Construction/air-series-wwii-usn-usmc-aircraft-colors-set/AKI00002230/product.php?s=3&t=1&u=2&pg=1&ppp=48&sb=stocknumber&so=a&era=6&p=1&ct=1&v=2 plus you can have them shipped to her overnight and then she can put them in her luggage, as they are not hazardous.
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    Trumpeter 1/32 P-40F Soon to be Released??

    I started work on my F today, I did taste, they don’t have the acrid bitterness of Tamiya rubber, instead they have smooth vinylish tones of a Chinese Szechuan plastic.
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    Hobby Boss 1/32 B-24J - Initial Observations

    I got to fondle the plastic Sunday, and I'm picking up my kit tomorrow. Yes, the front turret appears to be unfinished, it is frosted. I'm not sure what the issue was, why they did that.
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    LSP Christmas Raffle 2018

    i would like to enter the raffle, I have three books on WW2 subjects to donate as a package. (1) Aces 3 by Squadron, (2) Fairey Firefly "In Action" by Squadron, and (3) F8F Bearcat "Detail in Action" by Squadron.
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    Trumpeter 1/32 P-40F Soon to be Released??

    For the record, I dislike Tamiya tires (and decals), ABS plastic, and Dragon Soft Tracks too. This is my opinion, if you like any of these, that's fine, its your opinion.
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    Trumpeter 1/32 P-40F Soon to be Released??

    I’ll take it out of the box later today and take some pictures.
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    Trumpeter 1/32 P-40F Soon to be Released??

    I have an P-40F in my possession, I am happy to announce that NOTHING is a carryover from the P-40B kit. This is 100% new. The good... 1. All new cockpit, appears to be the same dimensions as the Hasegawa for depth, and it appears to have better detail! 2. Options for flaps up or down, in the down position, they included a beautiful set of PE to replicate the internal structure ribbing, with slots in the wing for the ribs, alignment appears to be guaranteed. 3. No fiddly fictional joints all over the fuselage to fill and sand. The bad... 4. The decals, apparently trumpeter still can’t get stars right!?!? 5. Rubber tires, seriously? I don’t understand why they persist with this. Maybe they own a miniature rubber tire factory? 6. Here is the controversy, yes, the top curve of the nose is off, it is not as flat as it needs to be, it has a distinct hump, as it gains altitude as it leaves the windshield then curves back down. It is my initial assessment that if this bothers you, there is enough plastic on top to sand this flatter, which should get you pretty close. The bottom cowl appears to be correct profile. My comparison to the the Grey Matter conversion I did, the top is better on the Grey Matter, and the bottom is better on the trumpeter. So I’m going to call it a toss up. I’m going to start the build on this ASAP, I will then take some side by sides of the two for people to compare.
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    PSA - Save 15% on Ebay today

    YAY! Wait!..............Oh crap, this is dangerous.
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    HK B-17...D??? 12/12 I painted something!!! :)

    I cant wait to see this finished, incredible craftsmanship!
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    Lancaster decals.

    LOL, i can only imagine why they painted those all yellow, I but the the AA gunners were a little trigger happy when they saw a Lanc! Those German pilots had to be brave to fly that thing!
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    Trumpeter 1/32 P-40F Soon to be Released??

    I just checked two places, one had a P-40, the other had the P-47, not to mention the flood of them on ebay.
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    Trumpeter 1/32 P-40F Soon to be Released??

    I am one of those crazy people who build out of their stash. Of the 11 P-40's currently in my stash, 7 are being built and I will ultimately build another Trumpeter "B" and the "F" when it comes out, I will probably sell off or trade the two M's later.
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    Trumpeter 1/32 P-40F Soon to be Released??

    That's true, if you just want the E version, I know of 2 places in the US i can get one for less than $40. If you want the other versions, you will have to hunt, but I just bought a set of Eduard oversprues for the N for less than $50. But that's sort of the problem, MOST modelers are not interested in signs, coasters, beer glasses, etc.
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    Trumpeter 1/32 P-40F Soon to be Released??

    I agree that Eduard is approaching this the wrong way. The P-40N was a good example of almost got it right. The good... 1. A full P-40 E/M/N box of sprues including early and late parts. 2. Good decal sheet 3. Resin parts and a PE sheet. This is where they went wrong.. 1. serious modelers don’t care about metal signs and posters 2. Minimal resin, only wheels and exhaust? 3. Not diverse enough of a sheet, they could have included a few Russian, British, Australian, etc. 4. Poor value, $140 for plastic sprues, a sheet of PE, and a few resin bits? They could have have been more successful if this package was $99 and left out the art, and put in a few more diverse decal options. This is all my perspective. As a customer, I have bought two N’s from them with no artwork, and built the kits, they are not stash queens to me. If they gave us a K under $100, I would buy it. The going rate for an out of production K is about $75 (yes I have bought a few at that price or less). I have not bought their version of the P-47, because at its cheapest, it’s $120. And I have bought the rare versions from Hasegawa for around $60, so adding a few resin bits and PE I can make my own combo for under $99 again.
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    Hobby Boss 1/32 B-24J - Initial Observations

    Ok, useless trivia post, but this just grinds my beans...I just wanted to clear something up, Willow Run is actually in Ypsilanti MI, not Detroit as a lot of books put it, it’s about 45 minutes away from Detroit in a whole different county. I used to live in Ypsilanti only a mile from the plant, and flew out of that airport. They have a great Yankee Air Force museum I used to visit.
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