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chrisrope

Is the 1/72 Trumpeter Gannet OK?

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Hi

I gave my last Revell Gannet away as it had broken clear parts, a very common problem it appears :angry: It's a shame as it is a nice kit.

I'd like a Gannet in the stash so was wondering if the Trumpy one is OK

I know it doesn't have an open/poseable bomb bay like the Revell but if the clear parts are a bit more robust, I might get one

Or is there any chance Revell improved the clear bits in the newer T5 boxing

Cheers

Chris

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I have the trumpeter kit and looks nice in the box. I'm sure I had read somewhere that the Revell kit is superior in terms of shape accuracy, but I had found the chinese kit for such a low price that I could not pass so for me this was not a bad choice. The clear parts in my kit are perfect.

Mind, if it's only a matter of clear parts you could try replacing the ones in the Revell kit with the Falcon parts meant for the old Frog one, don't know if they fit but if they do they would be quite an improvement. Aeroclub also did a vacuform canopy for the Frog kit

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Looked OK to me and I didn't have any problems with the build...

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I'd recommend it!

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Made one a few years ago and was pleased the the result - straightforward and looks right.

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Thanks fellas, I'll look out for one soon

Tony, that looks ace, guessing it has a bit of AM in it too

Cheers

Chris

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Its a part for part rip off of the CMR kit right down to the poorly shaped instrument panels.

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I REALLY wish Revell would do this in 1/48, too. They've done all the research already, sooooo... :tumble::deadhorse:

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Thanks fellas, I'll look out for one soon

Tony, that looks ace, guessing it has a bit of AM in it too

Cheers

Chris

Thanks, yes I used the Alley Cat wingfold, Eduard PE and the Falcon vac canopies, which I think were intended for the Frog kit!

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Its a part for part rip off of the CMR kit right down to the poorly shaped instrument panels.

And the errors on the transfer sheet.

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