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Re: Trumpeter
« Reply #721 on: January 09, 2019, 03:26:34 pm »
Is that Sea Vixen new ? 1/72 ?
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Re: Trumpeter
« Reply #722 on: January 09, 2019, 04:07:57 pm »
They released a 48th one to general apathy a few weeks back.  Most UK modellers distrust Trumpeter to get any British subject right.
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Re: Trumpeter
« Reply #723 on: January 09, 2019, 04:10:59 pm »
Is that Sea Vixen new ? 1/72 ?

Looks like 1/48 to me. https://www.scalemates.com/kits/trumpeter-05808-sea-vixen--1123052
Shame because we could do with a decent Sea Vixen in 1/72.

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Re: Trumpeter
« Reply #724 on: January 10, 2019, 01:56:57 am »
Most UK modellers distrust Trumpeter to get any British subject right.

I think the UK market is really just 'icing' for Trumpeter.  The bulk of their kits are aimed at China and the entire Pacific hemisphere ( including the Americas ) where Airfix is just a name you might hear in one of those quaint Top Gear episodes made in London, England.  A market of 2 billion+ versus 60 million.

So it doesn't really matter if they theoretically overlap with Airfix, or are slightly deficient in some area.

Plus given Airfix's tendency to drop kits of iconic aircraft from production ( Nimrod, TSR.2, Valiant, Sea Vixen etc... ) the UK scene should probably be appreciative of a second-source.
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Re: Trumpeter
« Reply #725 on: January 10, 2019, 02:26:09 am »

Plus given Airfix's tendency to drop kits of iconic aircraft from production ( Nimrod, TSR.2, Valiant, Sea Vixen etc... ) the UK scene should probably be appreciative of a second-source.


Noted, but that 'second source' is notorious for getting the shape of its UK aircraft kits wrong, which rather casts doubt on their ability to get all their other kits right.
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Re: Trumpeter
« Reply #726 on: January 10, 2019, 03:29:16 am »
Is that Sea Vixen new ? 1/72 ?

Looks like 1/48 to me. https://www.scalemates.com/kits/trumpeter-05808-sea-vixen--1123052
Shame because we could do with a decent Sea Vixen in 1/72.

High Planes do a perfectly adequate 1/72 Sea Vixen.  At the moment it has no decals but decals are easily available on EvilBay.
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Re: Trumpeter
« Reply #727 on: January 10, 2019, 04:43:28 am »
The Cyberhobby Sea Vixen is pretty decent and easy to build as long as you swap the underscale ejection seats and the nose cone with a less blunted version all of which are provided by Pavla
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Re: Trumpeter
« Reply #728 on: January 11, 2019, 09:35:28 pm »
The Sea Vixen in Airfix's 2019 listing is a reissue of the existing 1/48 kit.
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