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  1. Andrea Ferrari

    Revell 2019, 1st Quarter(+)

    It's the Bf110 for me since I don't see any in 1:24 coming soon...
  2. Andrea Ferrari

    1:24 Trumpeter Ju87 D5 fuselage length

    That is quite reassuring, thanks
  3. Andrea Ferrari

    1:24 Trumpeter Ju87 D5 fuselage length

    As an interesting aside - since I started voicing my concerns about the accuracy of the 1:24 Trumpeter Ju87 D-5 on this forum and on a few Facebook build pages (including the official Trumpeter & Hobby Boss one), I have been completely unable to gain access to Trumpeter's official website www.trumpeter-china.com/. Every time I give it a try I am told my browser is unable to connect to their server. Is anybody else experiencing the same problem?
  4. Andrea Ferrari

    1:24 Trumpeter Ju87 D5 fuselage length

    That's even better LOL !
  5. Andrea Ferrari

    1:24 Trumpeter Ju87 D5 fuselage length

    Thanks, much appreciated ! I'll be submitting a short feature (what about "A Tale of Two Stukas"?) soon to the moderators.
  6. Andrea Ferrari

    1:24 Trumpeter Ju87 D5 fuselage length

    From what I have seen in the previous posts, the Hasegawa 1:32 D looks to be way too short on the nose, while the Trumpeter 1:32 D-5 is just the master copy from which the 1:24 kit was scaled-up, so it also should show the same deficiencies of its bigger brother. I'm not a rivet counter and I am quite forgiving, being well aware of my limits and limitations - but in this large scale (we are talking 1:24) and with such price tags these highly noticeable mistakes - this would be at the very minimum an excess of something like 72cm / 30 inches on the real thing! - are quite unforgivable. Taking for granted, of course, that that Trumpeter fuselage is indeed too long and we are not making a silly mistake somewhere (which I doubt).
  7. Andrea Ferrari

    1:24 Trumpeter Ju87 D5 fuselage length

    I'm afraid I've missed something - I can't remember reading any political comments?
  8. Andrea Ferrari

    1:24 Trumpeter Ju87 D5 fuselage length

    Thank you Chek! However I have a Mac, and when I copy and paste the image URL in the "Insert other media" tab it won't be accepted - the window turns pink (of all things LOL) and that's it. Thank you however for having uploaded my image and glad you like it - hopefully others will find it useful . If you guys think enough members would be interested, I'd be glad to do a short detailed write-up/review on the Trumpeter D-5 build with all the pros and cons and take a few pics of the finished model to be published somewhere here in the LSP website - just let me know!
  9. Andrea Ferrari

    1:24 Trumpeter Ju87 D5 fuselage length

    Well, hum, I can't say I don't like the look of it - but shouldn't we expect accuracy in that scale and with that price tag?
  10. Andrea Ferrari

    1:24 Trumpeter Ju87 D5 fuselage length

    Thank you Bob, much appreciated!
  11. Andrea Ferrari

    1:24 Trumpeter Ju87 D5 fuselage length

    LOL ! But they're not supposed to think or make things up, they're supposed to copy the real thing which is sitting there !
  12. Andrea Ferrari

    1:24 Trumpeter Ju87 D5 fuselage length

    For those interested, I have added three images to my Google photo album - a topside pic of my 1:24 Trumpeter D-5 model, a topside pic of my 1:24 Airfix B-2model and a composite of the two showing the mentioned discrepancy in fuselage length between the two kits. https://photos.app.goo.gl/zJ78qH5M6ErfwHpt9 I wish I could upload images directly in my posts but the Forum is not accepting any of my free photo hosts urls.
  13. Andrea Ferrari

    1:24 Trumpeter Ju87 D5 fuselage length

    Thanks Nick for the suggestion and those very interesting photo comparisons. I think you're right - and that's what I'm going to do
  14. Andrea Ferrari

    1:24 Trumpeter Ju87 D5 fuselage length

    So according to you the measurements, plans and profiles offered in the books I cited should not be reputed as verified or accurate: Shigeru Nohara's Ju87 D/G AERO DETAIL, Eddie Creek's Junkers Ju87 From Dive Bomber to Tank Buster 1935-1945 (Classic Publications), Haynes Owner's Workshop Manual Junkers Ju87 Stuka. If these are not reliable sources I don't what is. Which ones would you suggest then? Besides, I believe here we are both comparing kits and wondering how Trumpeter did scale a total length of 11,5 meters to 55 cm, when it actually measures up to 47.9 cm in 1:24. There's no comparing of kits in this, just a scale conversion. Or should we believe the Ju87 was NOT 11 meters long and all sources got it wrong? Btw, I'm far from bashing Trumpeter - I have built most of their 1:24 planes and greatly enjoyed doing it, even if most of them have inaccuracies - some slight, some serious. And the fallacies of their D-5 won't deter me from building the G-2. This time, however, I'll do my best to correct its inherent mistakes and try to build a correctly sized kit...that's why I became a member of this Forum, in fact.
  15. Andrea Ferrari

    1:24 Trumpeter Ju87 D5 fuselage length

    Thank you Nick, much appreciated! I'm very surprised this serious dimensional mistake in the kit wasn't reported when the 1:32 Trumpeter Ju87 D and G came out (there are a few reviews and builds on the net) - apparently nobody noticed it or never took the trouble of alerting others. At least we'd have know what to expect with the 1:24 scaled up versions. Talk about nitpicking and rivet counters LOL!
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