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 on: May 26, 2016, 06:00:11 AM 
Started by P-40 Admin - Last post by P-40 Admin
Completely agree, it's inexcusable for Bronco to screw up the cockpit like that just like Trumpeter did 10 years ago and later with their 1/48 version.

I've never been big on placing a model over plans unless it shows massive shape issues, who knows if those drawings are accurate, most of the P-40 drawings I have differ. But shape issues on things like the canopy where there is so much photo documentation is also inexcusable.

It also looks like the wheel discs are way too large.

It's not a cheap kit, and you could easily double it with aftermarket items. I will also be passing on this one and will wait and see what the Trumpeter & Airfix look like as well as their price. The Monogram kit with an aftermarket cockpit like the True Details would be a much better & cheaper option than the Bronco.

 on: May 26, 2016, 05:54:07 AM 
Started by Mark Joyce - Last post by P-40 Admin
Let's hope Trumpeter learned from their past mistakes and come out with a great P-40 this time.

 on: May 25, 2016, 11:09:56 AM 
Started by P-40 Admin - Last post by Mark Joyce
I had just logged on to provide this link for the review by Brett Green and saw Brad already has done so.

I must admit, from Brett's review, that I am disappointed with Bronco's kit.  I can understand "accuracy" issues, in regards to getting the proportions and shape completely accurate.  Photographs and drawings can be misleading, and there aren't a whole lot of Tomahawks remaining out there to go and measure.  But the fact that Bronco completely screwed up the cockpit, exactly as Trumpeter did, is in my opinion completely inexcusable.  Trumpeter's truncated cockpit has been an issue on modeling forums since Day One of its release (and rightly so), and for Bronco to have not been aware of this in our modern age is mind-boggling. 

So, I for one will pass on Bronco.  From what I've seen, it's not an inexpensive kit, not to mention having to spend even more for a decent aftermarket cockpit.  Instead I will await Airfix's release, hopefully later this year, which I have not doubt will be a better kit for less cost.

 on: May 25, 2016, 10:50:16 AM 
Started by P-40 Admin - Last post by P-40 Admin

 on: May 06, 2016, 10:52:54 AM 
Started by Mark Joyce - Last post by Vince_M
Interesting. Kind of like when a Lowes is built right next to a new Home Depot!

The original tool trumpeter sucked bad.

We will see which is best. Looks like airfix will be great.

 on: May 05, 2016, 02:44:59 AM 
Started by Mark Joyce - Last post by Mark Joyce
Bronco has announced one as well.  Here is a link to some information and sprue shots, albeit the text is in Chinese (?):


Also, Trumpeter has announced a "new tool" on its Facebook page. It will be interesting to see how it differs from Trumpeters original release:


 on: April 20, 2016, 07:36:27 AM 
Started by P-40 Admin - Last post by Mark Joyce
Hopefully with the release of this kit, some new and different decal markings will be marketed as well.  I would like to see some more "Tomahawk" markings, such as Alan Rawlinson's  "SWEET FA" from 3 Sqn RAAF.

 on: April 18, 2016, 06:25:53 AM 
Started by P-40 Admin - Last post by P-40 Admin
Thanks for posting! That's looking pretty promising and hopefully the cockpit is as good as the drawing. Hopefully the exchange rate isn't too bad.

 on: April 16, 2016, 10:18:51 PM 
Started by P-40 Admin - Last post by Vince_M

This is going to be the Tomahawk kit I have been waiting for!
Not much longer to wait either.


 on: January 13, 2016, 02:04:54 AM 
Started by SeanM - Last post by SeanM
I was pointed to Ian Bakers Aviation History and I have just finished the P40B masks.

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