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Bill M.

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  1. The Trumpeter webpage?! well that sounds like a Trumpeter connection…. Bill M.
  2. Is this an “official quote” from someone connected with Trumpeter? Bill M.
  3. I’m wondering if Revell will follow with other Hurricane versions? A Mk. IIc tropicalised would be most welcome! Bill M.
  4. As to releases beyond the Mk. I, I would be happy with any Mark of Spitfire. But I would be absolutely thrilled with a Mk. 22/24! That would give us the first and the last of the Spitfire breed! Bill M.
  5. Wish I could help you with references. But I just have enough references to show me that the y- rails in the Trumpeter kit are very wrong. To help Dave out, does anyone out there have some good references for the asymmetrical y-missile rails on the F-8 Crusader? Bill M.
  6. Hey Dave, Any chance of also doing the asymmetrical y- missile racks for the F-8? You would make a lot of F-8 Crusader aficionados very happy! Bill M.
  7. I’m wondering too if the TBD really might be coming— at least anytime soon. Someone mentioned “2022-2023”. Usually, if it was just months away, we would start seeing notices from retailers. I have seen nothing. A Google search didn’t turn up much either— just the same photos from the show of the built-up model. Still hoping, but I fear that Trumpeter may be leading us on again…
  8. The way I look at it, this will likely be our one and only chance to get a 1/32 scale Val. I’m willing to do some extra work to end up with a decent build. I’m not expecting Tamiya quality, but if it is accurate with reasonably good detail, I’ll buy it. Bill M.
  9. Is there any accurate information out there as to when this TBD might be released? All I have seen is that it will be released in 2022- 2023— that’s a pretty large spread…. Bill M.
  10. In anticipation of the Trumpeter TBD release, I just pulled out my copy of the Schiffer TBD Devastator Book by Doyle. I hadn’t looked at it in the longest time. I have to agree with others here, this is a great book and reference on the TBD— probably the best out there. And I have gathered up all the references on the TBD over the years. Just saying— for those that may be looking at building a Trumpeter 1/32 Devastator! Bill M.
  11. Another explanation might be— TBD’s were delivered in two batches, separated by a significant passage of time. The original larger batch were first delivered, then some time later, 20-25 aircraft were delivered to make up for shortages. There were detail differences between the two batches. I don’t know if this includes the windscreen. I don’t have my research materials at hand to confirm one way or another. Bill M.
  12. Well, this thread has surely wandered off subject….
  13. I’ve been wanting a 1/32 TBD for the longest time! I keep telling myself not to get too excited at this announcement— that way the disappointment and letdown won’t be so great, when Trumpeter irretrievably messes it up! Please Trumpeter, don’t screw this up!! Bill M.
  14. Thank you for the correction. It seems I owe Trumpeter an apology. I just hope Trumpeter does a more accurate job than GWH did on their boxart. At first glance, looking at the photo of the built up kit, it does look good. Bill M.
  15. Sort of an aside—- I find that presumed box art of the TBD apparently at Midway to be amusing. The TBD is in Midway markings and configuration. Then it shows the TBD flying over a burning carrier and what appears to be a burning battleship. Sorry, Trumpeter—it didn’t happen. No battleships were hit at Midway and no carrier was struck till after the TBD attack. And I doubt any TBD got that close to a carrier with torpedo in place. But I can put up with all sorts of artistic license on the box art, as long as the kit itself is accurate! Bill M.
  16. Can this be?!?! Trumpeter, please don’t screw this over!! What is the source of this news? And is there any more information out there? Bill M.
  17. I went to place an order for some of these, but the shipping cost was a little rich. I am hoping they get picked up by a retailer in the USA. Bill M.
  18. Where did you see this? I would be interested in seeing this myself. Bill M.
  19. These assembled parts look good from what I can see. Would like to see more. But being a 1/32 Val, it would have to be really, really bad before I turned it down. I’ll be happily buying one for sure! Same with the Kate. Bill M.
  20. If a new release is up to the standard of their P-40, anything will be most welcome. But I would especially welcome a P-38! Bill M.
  21. After their splendid P-40 Tomahawk, I have to wonder what is next for GWH? At the risk of starting another “wish list”, has anyone heard what they might be doing next? Have I missed something here? Bill M.
  22. Never mind. I see on the components that they are for a Sea Gladiator as well as the Mark II. Bill M.
  23. Will this set work for a Sea Gladiator?… or can we look forward to a set tailored for the Sea Gladiator? Bill M.
  24. Haha! Works for me! Banzai!! Bill M.
  25. Has there been any date given as to when the Val and the Kate might be released?…. Any projections as to how close these are? Bill M.
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