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April 13, 2021

AA-5 Ash

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:57 pm
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One of the kits I am slowly working on is the Trumpeter Tu-128.  Recently I’ve been on hold on the M-30 and Mosquito for various reasons.  So, I decided to turn my attention to the AA-5 (Ash) missiles in the Tu-128 kit.  I figured I could weak point of most 72nd scale kits.)  However, much to my surprise the missiles in the Trumpeter kit are pretty good representations of these missiles.


Really, the only problem that jumped out at me is that the missiles seem to be molded with rear cover protective plates that you only see in place on museum examples of the missile..  The actual in service missile has this removed for operations.  Thus you can see into the rear of the missile to the exhaust.  I decided this would not do.  But, how to simulate the hollowed out exhaust.  Then I remembered that Mike convinced me that it would be a good idea to order some Micro chisel drills on eBay from China.  I did , but this was my first opportunity to use them. (Ignore the stray hair in the shot as I didn’t see it until later and didn’t feel like shooting the photo again.)


I have to say they produced exactly the effect I was looking for.


November 18, 2020

Trumpeter Tu-128 review

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:34 pm
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A review from 2019 in FineScale.  One of the few reviews of this kit I’ve been able to find.

October 23, 2018

Trumpeter Tu-128

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:26 pm
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Trumpeter Tu-128 is out.  I must acquire one.

September 10, 2018

Trumpeter Tu-128

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 5:20 pm
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It is apparently out.  I can’t wait.

January 20, 2018


Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:12 pm
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I cannot tell you how excited I am for this kit!  I’ve got the Amodel kit but haven’t been brave enough to attempt it.  Let’s hear it for Trumpeter.

December 28, 2017


Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 7:14 pm
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It looks like Trumpeter is going to do a Tu-128 in 72nd scale in 2018.  I can’t wait.

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