Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 09:58 PM UTC
Hypersonic Models has announced the release of a set of resin engine nacelles and canopies for the Trumpeter 1/48 scale A-3 Skywarrior
A-3 Skywarrior Engines
This is a set of corrected engine nacelles with intakes, exhausts and pylons for the Trumpeter A-3 Skywarrior kits in 1/48. They are suitable for all variants. This set also includes parts that enable the modeller to build the kit with dropped flaps. Please note that the first print run of the instructions mentioned the pylon mounting hole to be drilled at a position 0.5mm aft of a given panel line. I have since discovered that it really should be just aft (~0.2mm), or almost on the panel line, for much improved fit. 0.3mm sounds like nothing but it does make a difference! As a reminder, please download this updated mounting hole location diagram. In the current batch of instructions this small detail has been amended.
HMR 48021 - A-3 Skywarrior Engines – 1/48
A-3 Skywarrior Bomber Canopy
This corrected (re-shaped and re-framed) canopy for the Trumpeter Skywarrior kits in 1/48, bomber type, early and late. These canopies feature a separate escape hatch that can be posed open, detailed emergency mechanism and roof and inner detail parts. The early type has the starboard side sextant mount frame moulded in (the mount itself comes as a resin detail part).
The late type has the port side framing for the fixed sextant assembly (also included as a resin detail part), but contains a vinyl sticker for the starboard sextant mount frame as well so modellers can build Skywarriors of the interim phase when both the old starboard mount and new port sextant assembly were present.
*Please note: due to the additional effort it takes to cast the clear resin I'd like to ask you to consider recorded delivery for canopy orders. This means they're less likely to get lost and I can get a full RM compensation in the rare case they do
HMR 48020 - A-3 Skywarrior Bomber Canopy – 1/48
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