Friday, May 25, 2018

Kit review vol.35: North American F100D Super Sabre

North American F100D Super Sabre
US$ 150,00 plus shipping
Injected plastic model, with metal landing gear, photo etched metal parts and waterslide decals.
This is trumpeters 1/32 scale F100D Super Sabre. An awesome model kit. There are plenty of details inside the box to please all kind of modelers and enough room for the anyone wanting to go over the edge on this big fighter. Bellow you see pictures of the sprues with a few comments. I have already started this one, so stay tuned for the news!

leading edge slats are well detailed. Flaps and ailerons are also displayed as individual parts, but usually, on the  ground, they are locked in the neutral position.

The only damaged part on the kit: part of the ladder broke loose but was recovered inside the plastic bag where it came in.

I was a little bit frustrated with the armament provided with the kit. Trumpeter usually go far with the underwing stores, but there are no bombs for a fighter bomber version!

There is a great engine to build with the kit. You can also display the tail section removed witch is nice since trumpeter has a long history of providing details that, once the kit is finished, are hidden inside and impossible to see.

Nice set of photo etched parts, but what about those compressor blades? Useless as details.

I hate vinyl tires. This is plastic modeling!!!

Nice set of metal landing gears. I kit this big is probably heavy and will benefit from this extra reinforcement.

More vinyl details that will hit the trash can...

Nice set of decals for three different schemes. 

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