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Unboxing the 1/32 Trumpeter A-6A

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About Jim Starkweather (staff_Jim)

I started building models in 1971 when I was 6. My first model was a 1/32 P-40 Warhawk. Revell I believe. From there I moved onto the standard cars, Apollo spacecraft, and other kid orientated kits. I don't know what got me started on Armor. I must have seen a Monogram tank kit one day and said "Mom...


Those tail bits are collectively called the 'empennage'. The top part is the vertical stabiliser and rudder while the two side ones are the horizontal stabilisers and elevators. On the Intruder they're a one piece all moving surface which is commonly called a stabilator. Fair is fair. I have no clue what all the little greeblies and bumps on tanks are called
AUG 07, 2013 - 07:10 AM
Thanks Jessie! I actually did go check an aircraft anatomy page right after this. With all the possible tail configurations it does get rather confusing at times. But yes horizontal stabilizers is what I needed. Personally I think tail-wings would have worked better but what do I know.
AUG 07, 2013 - 10:23 AM
Getting on to the model, I like the fact that Trumpeter made the wings positionable. It'll help to keep the shelf area as small as possible if you build them folded
AUG 07, 2013 - 12:48 PM
best vid review to date Jim at least your honest about it - to tell you truth how is it even possible to keep up with so many kits being poured out every month ! in any case you showed off what looks like a great kit - and added some humour best Mark
AUG 08, 2013 - 08:54 AM
With all these 1/32 kits being made I wish one of them would produce a 1/48 B-52 and a B-47
AUG 10, 2013 - 08:01 AM
Who is doing the build review for this beast? I would love to throw my hat in the ring for it... I have emailed several times with no answer... J
AUG 12, 2013 - 04:06 AM
Matthew Robeson is doing an inbox review and build on it.
AUG 12, 2013 - 09:46 AM
My apologies Jeremy. I really am getting A LOT of email and other requests and it is challenging to keep them all straight never mind responding to each and every one. We have a spreadsheet in the works for AeroScale (as we do on Armorama now). Eventually that is where you can check to see if you are getting something or not. Keep in mind even some of the people getting the kits aren't getting emailed about it. They just show up sometimes. Cheers, Jim
AUG 12, 2013 - 09:49 AM