PNW_Modeler Posted October 15, 2009 Share Posted October 15, 2009 (edited) I better get this thing started.....only 6 months! So, this is the start to my CVN-65 U.S.S. Enterprise build. The kit says "Trumpeter" on the box. Sure, this particular kit may have come out of the Trumpeter factory, but it's Tamiya engineering. Given the art on the box and the date (1998) one can easily surmise that this is no more than a clone. And while it's not a terrible clone....it ain't a great one either. I got the kit for 35 bucks from one of my local shops. I pulled it off the shelf to have a peek and the guy said "If you can knock off all the dust you can have it for 35." I guess it had been sitting on the shelf since it came out in 1998! I already have one of the amazing 350th Nimitz kits in the stash, so I figured what the heck....this would make good practice for the Nimitz and if it turns out decent it will make a good counterpart to the Nimitz. The deck is going to take some major work. Here's a close up of it....there are injection marks all over the place. And not the nice little holes that need filling, but the ugly ones that leave a little tail cause the plastic was still coming out a little. Fun. And the aircraft are a joke.... I am still debating what to do with these, if just bite the bullet and sink about 100 bucks into an airwing of Trumpeter aircraft or if I just go with the flow and use these mongoloid aircraft. Edited October 15, 2009 by paul.nortness Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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