A-10 Warthog 1:32, Trumpeter
I have just finished another kit for my friend. It is A-10 double seater in special what-if camouflage. The snake head in front is done by masking, it is not a decal.
The kit is not easy going together and I had some troubles to reach at least above average quality in short time.
There is a lot of sanding, so many gaps and pins to be filled… If I got correct information, it is one of the first Trumpeter kits and it looks like that. I guess if it is designed later they would have done it better.
Minuses – poor cockpits and wheel bays. Difficult joining of bottom wing part to fuselage in rear part. dissapearing panel lines at some places. Overall bad quality of plastic parts – be prepared for a lot of cleaning and sanding. Complicated flaps (yes, you can do them retractable, but…)…
Pluses – complete canon, resin engines included, brakes can be open, metal landing gear struts. Nice quality of clear parts. All types of ordnance.
I would say that one big minus is a lack of attractive camouflage, because there was just one prototype built in boring gray…
But if you are OK with non-existing ones, you can get big (really BIG) and attractive rare bird in your display, which will of course attract attention.
(One short note: The yellow on pictures is more lemon than in reality. In fact, it is much more warmer… sorry, I did not notice when I took photos).
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