Tag Archives: Trumpeter

A Fool and His Money…

You know what they say, right? Well, a great place to separate modellers and their money is, of course, a model show’s vendor area! The HeritageCon 13 show on March 24, 2019, was no exception. Of course, it would have been foolish NOT to have snapped up the epic kits I found! For more info […]

Supermarine’s “Big-Boned” Sailor

The old saying of “If it looks right, it flies right” is not to be taken lightly. Before computer controls, that was a good rule of thumb. So, then, I’m assuming that you can also say “If it looks fat, slow and pedestrian, it’ll fly like a moving truck” and be similarly correct. Well, as […]

Mainstream, Short-Run Back-Breather!

One thing you have to give Chinese modelling companies credit for is exploring subjects that most companies won’t touch. This includes many foreign subjects as well as esoteric ones much closer to home. A perfect example of this is the 1/72 Trumpeter F-107 Ultra Sabre. The Ultra Sabre was North American’s attempt to continue it’s […]

Germany’s Coastal Killer

The open seas weren’t the only place for U-boats to be found wreaking havoc on shipping during WWII. To combat Allied ships in littoral waters, the Kriegsmarine (German Navy) comissioned a new class of small, advanced subs mid-war. These were the Type XXIII “Electroboats”; the shrunk-down “brown water” brothers of the larger Type XXI. Check […]

Quit Draggin’ Your Feet… er… Tail!

Nearly unique in the annals of aviation history, the Supermarine Attacker was a tail dragger jet! Designed with a Spiteful’s laminar flow wing and a body that would make the Michelin Man feel svelte, the Attacker was slow and uninspiring. Because of this, the Attacker’s place in history is largely forgotten, and thus few kits […]