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Kitty Hawk Models T-28 B/D Trojan *FINISHED*

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Yes, I have to agree. Not all KHM kits in the past were great kits.............or some even decent kits. But, I think KHM has some a long way in paying attention to the things modelers like us were bitching about................buildability, fit, texture............ect, ect. They did pay attention and have listened. 

 

The T-28 has many less sprue gates than even the OS2U did, and many less "fiddly" to assemble parts. The T-28 cowl is a minor exception, but still is not too terrible. 

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I think HK is doing one and it's supposedly in the pipe now..

 

Ernie,

  I keep on hearing that, but the fact is that there is nothing official from HK, just a few vague posts of they'd like to do one on their facebook page. And honestly, a CAD drawing means squat as well these days. Anyone with a CAD program can draw one up.  So until someone has concrete official evidence, it's all noting but Vaporware. 

 

Joel

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Agreed on the cowl, Brian. It's the only "hold your breath" spot on the entire kit, but even that works out splendidly IF you have everything spaced correctly.

 

Ernie,

  The IF word again.  

Joel 

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  Honestly, they're my big hold out hope for a P-51B/C. Yeah I know the rumors of KH is doing one. but there is nothing concrete on their site nor on their face book page other then they like to do one along with a decent P-38. Just your basic Vaporware at this point. 

 

Joel

 

TBH, I think we will see the HKM P-51B/C before any from KH. And that may (or may not) be a good thing. I just wish they would get  a move on as I am not getting any younger, but for some reason they seem think a 1/32 Ju 52 is a more pressing need.

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TBH, I think we will see the HKM P-51B/C before any from KH. And that may (or may not) be a good thing. I just wish they would get  a move on as I am not getting any younger, but for some reason they seem think a 1/32 Ju 52 is a more pressing need.

 

My brother and I will be 70 in Nov, our time is almost up, at least for modeling. Maybe 10 years tops.

 

  Like I said their HK's facebook page had two whole posts of Gee it would be nice to have a P-51B and maybe a P-38. Nothing more. There is zero mention of it on their site with other proposed or being worked on projects. At this point it's Vaporware period. 

 

I'll most likely just buy the Trumpeter kit  and the Aires cockpit and wheel well, and live with the wrong wing. 

 

Joel

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Joel, just make sure everything is tightly pressed together on the engine.....

 

Ernie,

  Will do. Just please when I do start my build late next year or the year after, please remind me. 

Joel

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This thread will be my bible for my T-28B build!

 

I worked on the T-28B and C aircraft when I was in VT-27 in Corpus Christi, TX during the 70's.

 

I'm not sure about the Pensacola based T-28 squadrons, but we left the pilot's parachutes (NB-6) in the aircraft, so when I get to that point, I may give that a shot.

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Welcome Mark!  Thanks for the kind words..................the kit is fantastic and fits REALLY well. There is a according to Aires at the US NATs a few weeks back that there is a full T-28 cockpit coming, to add to their already produced T-28 C prop (although IIRC its labled as a "B" prop) speed brake and exhaust.

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Brian,

 

Thanks for sharing this! My Mom flew T-28's in the Navy, and I plan to build one in honor of her. I will take notes!

 

Cheers, Tom

Was your mom an Instructor Tom?

 

I was stationed at NAS Corpus Christi in VT-27 from 1974-1977.

 

I was a Parachute Rigger, so I came in contact with all the instructors and students on a regular basis.

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Just received my KH T-28C kit in the mail. Super looking kit, but has same omissions (throttle quadrant, etc.) as theâ€B†model kit. Sadly, no VT-5 decals.

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