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T-28 Trojan Upgrades
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by: Tim Hatton [ LITESPEED ]


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Cockpit Set.
Contents:
1 x Canopy vac-formed.
1 x Two seat cockpit tub.
1 x HUD for the front trainee pilot position.
2 x Instrument panel hoods.
2 x Seats.
2 x Instrument panels.
2 x Controls sticks.
4 x Rudder pedals.
2 x Throttle levers.
2 x Small sheets of fitting and painting instructions.

Another gem of a release from Pavla. The canopy needs separating carefully, but you can have the cockpits open to show off all that lovely detail. No reference to cutting the canopy so it's best to consult references. Canopy looks good, clear and robust. The cockpit tubs and instrument panels have plenty of detail that will stand out with some careful painting and highlighting. The back seater seems to have an ejection rail, while the trainee pilot must exit the aircraft in an emergency the old fashioned way! Control sticks and rudder pedals are all separate and look very good. For the HUD you must fabricate your own representation of the HUD glass. The two bucket seats have the harnesses cast onto them and again will benefit with some careful painting. Instructions are very comprehensive, although from what parts are illustrated I noticed there are three tiny pieces: two handles next to the throttle and possibly a mirror for the front canopy had snapped off the resin block and were missing. You will need to adapt the Heller kit to accept these parts. The two hoods for the instrument panels will need to be removed from the kit.
This set comes in a vac-formed blister package.
Ref no: C72095.
Price: 12.50

Seats.
contents:
2 x Seats.
See above.
Supplied in a re-sealable plastic bag.
Ref no: S72063.
Price: 3.30

Canopy.
Contents:
1 x Canopy vac-formed.
See above.
Supplied in a re-sealable plastic bag. No sign of damage.
Ref no: V72-78.
Price: 1.65

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SUMMARY
Highs: Excellent detail on the castings and the canopies look much better than the kit canopies. Will suit folk allergic to PE parts.
Lows: Broken bits in the cockpit set.
Verdict: Highly recommended
Percentage Rating
90%
  Scale: 1:72
  Mfg. ID: See text
  Suggested Retail: See text
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  PUBLISHED: Jul 27, 2010
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 90.86%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 88.99%

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About Tim Hatton (litespeed)
FROM: ENGLAND - NORTH WEST, UNITED KINGDOM

Aircraft are my primary interest from WWll to present day.

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