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Cold War (1950-1974)
Discuss the aircraft modeling subjects during the Cold War period.
Hosted by Tim Hatton
Trumpeter F-107A (Out of Box)
Mechworker
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: September 20, 2013
KitMaker: 198 posts
AeroScale: 77 posts
Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 09:17 AM GMT+7
When it comes to aircraft, I do tend to have a bit of a love affair with the obscure. I like planes that are a bit ďunfamousĒ and am particularly fond of planes that a lot of people either havenít heard of or havenít thought of in a while! I also love protypes and paper projects, or planes that only saw very limited service.

Thereís a lot of potential for what-iffery in models of planes that barely existed. The problem is that because these planes are pretty obscure, itís not easy to find good injection moulded kits of them! Thatís why I was pleased to get my hands on one of Trumpeterís F-107A kits. The Ultra Sabre was a neat looking plane, and the fact that Iíve personally seen the one at the Dayton Air Force Museum made me even more excited to get one.

Iím not yet sure what Iím going to do with it; Iíve got a lot of ideas in my head for this one! Before I get there, though, I thought it would be a good idea to take a look at a kit which, while it seemed to make a stir when it first was announced, seems to me to have faded into relative obscurity.
Check out this odd choice for a mainline release at the link below, and if youíve got any ideas for what I could do with it, let me know. Right now, Iím thinking West German ground support aircraft!

https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/model-kits/out-of-box-reviews/trumpeter-172-f-107a-oob/

Scrodes
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: July 22, 2012
KitMaker: 672 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 12:48 PM GMT+7
Obscure builds are the best!


You also tend to get less criticism from experten, bonus.
Mechworker
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: September 20, 2013
KitMaker: 198 posts
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Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017 - 07:11 AM GMT+7
That I agree with whole-heartedly!

I love having the Experten scratching their heads.