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Interesting photo posted on the Trumpeter official FB page

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No information whatever posted with it, just the photo.  And carefully edited to remove any hint of anything that would give a clue to the scale.  And low res enough that you really can't say for sure what it is.  Of course the FB experts have said it's a hoax, it's an Airfix kit (??), it's definitely 1/144 (??), it's definitely 1/72 (probably), it's 1/48, etc, etc.  None of them knows any more than my Aunt Dot does.  

 

But interesting none the less.  If it *is* (as I suspect) 1/72, and if they do it right, somebody at Airfix should fall on their sword.  They could have, and should have owned this market with a new kit.  Instead they're wasting time and resources on stuff with tiny (vanishingly small) interest pools, historical relevance, and choice of color schemes.  Oh well, you snooze, you lose.

 

 

 

 

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Looks to be 1/144 to me. Some might say it too was historically insignificant, had limited colour schemes, tiny (Brit only) interest pool, hey ho!

 

I can still see the last one I saw fly a few years ago, on the horizon before banking towards Manchester Airport, then about a third of the way down the runway, pull up, then turn hard port, and away into history. Magnificent.

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Im no expert, but judging by Trump panel lines, I'd say 1/72 or even 1/48.....Harv

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I tend to think it's either 1/144 or 1/72 at most. Definitely not 48 scale. Would be nice if it was 1/48 then I wouldn't have to build the Aeroclub 1/48 scale kit I have in the stash. That kit scares me.

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I think it's the Airfix kit! Panel lines look raised to me, and the clincher is the poor fit of the bomb bay. That looks like a deeeeeep shadow, not a panel line. ISTR having to back up the corners with plasticard scrap to give sufficient glueing area when I built mine. (when it was released (1985ish?) still not finished it, yet.   

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And why would they go to the trouble of blurring out anything that gives a clue about its size? You can't read  too much in the newsprint(?) sizes and it is difficult to gauge the wood graining on the desk. I think we're being teased! 

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Again, even if it is, why would Trumpeter put it on their FB page?

 

Why would they not? 

It is quite likely that Trumpeter was involved in the development of the 1/144 GWH kit. They have been known to help others produce kits. For example they were involved in the production the 1/350 USS Wasp-class LDHD kit that was issued under a few different brands, including Trumpeter. 

Radu 

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Trumpeter had nothing to too with the Pit Road/GWH 1/144 Vulcan.  They are the competition to those companies.

 

Pit Road was one of the companies involved in the development of the above-mentioned 1/350 USS Wasp LHD kit that was also issued by Trumpeter - I am not guessing, I know that for a fact. Many companies co-operate. They are not as warlike as you seem to believe. 

 

In any case, I just spoke to a friend who built the GWh 1/144 Vulcan. He is 100% sure that the picture shows the GWH kit.  

 

Radu 

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