Trumpeter 1/32 Su-27 Flanker Kit Sneek Peak Online

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Michael Benolkin
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That's what I get for typing too fast....
Reply to
Michael Benolkin
Saw it...I'l take two please...DROOL...
Reply to
Rufus
You might want to hold off on that for a bit. At first glance, I'd say they got the Alamo missiles wrong. There's no telling where else they might have messed up. Alternatively, you might want to start buiding that extra wing to your house, which you' need to properly display a project of this size...
Rob
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Rob van Riel
I'm keeping in mind that these are test shots - I didn't particularly think much of the engine nozzles, either. But at least now I'm assured the kit's not vaporware.
I'll probably put it on the same shelf as my F-105G...yeah...right...
Reply to
Rufus
you need a liitl vignette with that awesome pby...it's begging for a story.
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e
Of course, you could always rejoice in the fact that we simply have a BIG Su27 at last. When my modelling and painting and weathering are perfect, then and only then will I feel qualified to knock other efforts at first sight. Just a thought N
Reply to
Nigel Cheffers-Heard
Why should I? I build 1/72 only, so this means nothing to me. If it makes other people happy, fine, but that's their good fortune, not mine. Please note that I did take these other people's enjoyment into account when I suggested expanding the house to make room for these new kits.
I consider my self qualified to criticise a mistake when I can spot it. That does not imply knocking anyone's efforts. If the mistakes are sufficiently huge, like mounting the wings on a craft the wrong way around, so that the leading edge becomes the trailing edge, some knock of effort might be in order even for many fellow modellers. If such a mistake is made by a company that is going to charge huge amounts of money for the resulting kit, and the error is in a very distinctive feature, they deserve all the knocking I, and everyone else, can dish out.
Oh, in case you hadn't realised it yet, this is precisely what Trumpeter sems to have done, judgeing by the limited pictures. The wings on the missiles, which are wider towards the tips and very distinctly forward swept, appear to be on in reverse. I can't really tell how bad it is from the pictures, hence my 'first glance' qualifier.
Rob
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Rob van Riel
Was looking for a proportional divider recently...found a scale cross reference at Micro-Mark. Interesing to note that 1/32 is also referred to as "No. 1 scale":
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1/72 doesn't even make the reference...rejoice on.
Reply to
Rufus
And the point is?
Rob
Reply to
Rob van Riel
Rob,
Spotting mistakes is OK - but what you've spotted is the way the real missile is! The AA-10 has control fins whose chord is greater at the tips than at the root... in case you hadn't realised it yet. Do a quick google search for it and take a "first glance" at the real thing.
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Andrew DeBoer
On 12/7/04 5:02 pm, in article snipped-for-privacy@post> Rob,
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Looks OK to me...
Bestest, M.
Reply to
Matt Bacon
That is Gauge 1 in model railroading. Generally the garden railroads folks build.
Dave
Reply to
HobbyOasis
..the antithesis of all whom claim 1/72 or any scale as "the one true anything".
I continue to rejoice.
Reply to
Rufus
That's because it's too small to notice in 1/72...
Reply to
Rufus
No. 1 is No. 1...no matter what you build!
Reply to
Rufus
Andrew,
thanks for the correction, however, it is not the correction you thought it was. I was quite aware that the fins are wider at the tips than at the root, and indeed the kit has that right. I was wrong in thinking the fins were wider at the leading edge than the trailing edge, and the kit is right in this respect too. My apologies to the folks at Trumpeter.
Rob
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Rob van Riel

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