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Aircraft of Great Britain in WWII.
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1:48 Boulton Paul Question
Grauwolf
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Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017 - 05:49 PM UTC
Hi,
Was wondering which 1:48 Boulton Paul kit is best...Airfix or Trumpeter.
Thanks for your help.
Cheers,
joe
raypalmer
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Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017 - 07:20 PM UTC
I have built neither but given the extremely high quality of airfix's new toolings lately I would bet the farm on the 2016 tool airfix.

Online reviews indicate Trumpeter has done their all-too-usual aircraft trick of adding fictional details and generally eyeballing the shape. Not to sound like you-know-who but pictures of the sprues do show a Trumpeter fuselage that looks properly wrong.
Berwickboy
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Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 01:00 AM UTC
Airfix
BlackWidow
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European Union
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Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 02:54 AM UTC
Joe, I go with Mike, though I haven't built the Trumpeter kit.
I have built the Airfix Defiant last year and had no major problems with it. If you scroll down the page to the bottom you can have a look if you like.

Enjoy your build!
Torsten
Grauwolf
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Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 04:16 AM UTC
Thanks guys for your input.

Very nice build Torsten

Cheers,
Joe
warmonger
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Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 06:06 PM UTC
From what I read, Airfix has the shape right, but omitted all the rivitvand fastener detail. Trumpeter has better detail, but the shape is off some, and you could throw the decals away. The color is way off.
Grauwolf
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Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 02:31 AM UTC
Thanks Troy...much appreciated.
B_Ernie
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Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 10:17 PM UTC
Airfix.

BlackWidow
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Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017 - 12:13 AM UTC
Veeery nice, Bernard! I'm waiting for this kit to arrive at my stable.

Torsten