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Trumpeter 1/48 Attacker

March 6, 2013 · in Aviation · · 5 · 1.8K

To get back to my two main interests ie anything Israeli and post war fleet air arm here is my rendition of the Supermarine from .Two problems with this kit , the first being the canopy which should have a substantial frame work similar to a Westland Wyvern and not a simple "bubble type" as provided in the kit,I imagine a better one will appear on the market before too long which I will add, and the codes under the wing which are way too small and should intersect the wheel bay covers this was corrected by using an improved set of decals from Hannants in the U.K.

All told a nice kit and a worthy addition to my growing FAA collection only spoiled by a couple of glaring errors.


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  1. A sharp-lookin' build, Neil...wish you'd have added a few more pics, though (maybe when you get that new canopy). A well-done kit on an aircraft somewhat lesser known.

  2. Did the same kit, and it is not that hard to mask the framing - put some Tamiya tape on, draw the frames per a layout drawing, trim with a sharp #11 X-acto. You can see the result (used the same markings) over at Modeling Madness last week.

    Nice work on this one.

    • said on March 7, 2013

      Thanks for looking,I did think about doing something like you suggested but I'm feeling confident squadron or one of the other aftermarket manufacturors will pick it up sooner or later.

  3. Hi Neil, nice looking build & it certainly looks like an Attacker. I was wondering how soon someone would get one finished to see how it compares with the old Classic Airframes kit, which is not without it's faults either.

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