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1/350 Trumpeter BFC Bomber/Fighter Single-Engine BiPlane Aircraft Set for USS Saratoga (6/Bx)

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SKU:
TRP6246
$10.48
UPC:
9580208062464
Condition:
New

Description

BFC Bomber Fighter single engine biplane for aircraft carrier. Inter-war US Navy carrier biplanes, molded in clear plastic, 6 aircraft set with decals.

Extra Information

Brand:
Trumpeter
Section:
Ships
Scale:
1/350
Product Type:
Accessories
Subject Type:
Aircraft

1 Reviews

  • Posted by Phil on 16th Mar 2018

    3

    Could be better

    Like Trumpeter's other aviation offerings in this scale, these are molded in clear plastic rather than opaque styrene in order to provide transparent windscreens. That's a good approach for larger aircraft in this scale, but a mistake for these tiny biplanes. These aircraft are so tiny that the windscreens aren't even visible, voiding any benefit from manufacturing in this material. The clear plastic is brittle, and it is difficult to see the inevitable flaws in the fit during assembly due to the transparency of the parts - you'll have to prime them in order to see those. The tailfins lack alignment pins and holes, making proper alignment of those parts in particular tedious and difficult. Having said all that, the detail provided for this tiny scale is decent, and these are vastly superior to the 1/350 resin biplanes that came with my garage kit. If you need miniature biplanes in this scale, nobody else makes anything comparable. Gold Medal Models makes a photoetch fret for these - if you buy these planes, be sure to get that fret to finish them off.