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Another Apache this time by Trumpeter: 1/35th  Boeing AH-64A Apache

Source: https://www.facebook.com/groups/400134982296666/posts/633284202315075/

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During the Xi'an model IMPS show, Trumpeter released the first sprues of the AH-64A in 35th scale.

I had to say the competition for the Apache is getting more and more interesting.

 

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  • Homebee changed the title to 1/35 - Boeing AH-64A Apache by Trumpeter - sprues+test build

Test build on display at the All Japan Hobby Show 2023

Source: https://twitter.com/ModelArtInc/status/1707639359523160269

 

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Source: https://www.facebook.com/gustav.jung.7/posts/pfbid0dwvxXmDDMHzF2k9d1qxgKYKKKb66JvPhJeNVgudFX2oSEtDTXgofhjNFKJZGuTivl

 

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Maybe this is just an early test shot to check the fit of the parts, but the fuselage looks almost devoid of surface detail. I have both the Meng and Takom kits and those have raised panels, skin doublers, and rivets where appropriate so that the surface of the fuselage is very busy with detail. 
 

Trumpeter can certainly add raised details later so hopefully this model doesn’t represent the final state of the tooling. Otherwise, it looks very good to someone who is not an expert on the nuances of the Apache.

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5 hours ago, salomon said:

I rhink no one is waiting for this Apache after the release of Takom and Meng's. Both are awsome and I doubt that Trumpeter can make thing better, I don't think so.

 

Errr, those releases are both D/E models, a new tool A model would sell pretty well I think, the only other serious option is the ancient Revell kit which builds well and had decent detail for its time but does not fare well against modern toolings,,

 

cheers,

 

Pappy

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  • Homebee changed the title to 1/35 - Boeing AH-64A Apache by Trumpeter - sprues+test build+box art - release February 2024
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  • Homebee changed the title to 1/35 - Boeing AH-64 Apache by Trumpeter - AH-64A (early) released - AH-64A (late) in August 2024
On 6/21/2024 at 5:29 AM, Homebee said:

Expected in late August 2024 - ref. 05115 -  Boeing AH-64A Apache - late

Source: http://www.trumpeter-china.com/index.php?g=home&m=article&a=show&id=284&l=en

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After having build around 25 of Trumpeters 1:32 kits I´m really happy that there is an alternative from Meng. 

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