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Cold War (1950-1974)
Discuss the aircraft modeling subjects during the Cold War period.
Hosted by Tim Hatton
1/48 Attacker done!
Ontario, Canada
Joined: September 20, 2013
KitMaker: 289 posts
AeroScale: 96 posts
Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 12:33 PM UTC
Sometimes you get itÖ sometimes you donít. Weíve all had off days, but itís one thing to mess up on a model, and another to mess up creating the actual subject in real life! Well, despite their success with the Schneider Trophy races and the immortality of the Spitfire, it seems that, after WWII, the good folks at Supermarine just kind of threw in the towel. They went from creating some of the worldís fastest aircraft to creating one of the slower, more lacklustre and undeniably more porcine jets.

Early jets, of course, werenít all successes, but the straight-winged, tail dragging, chubby-boddied Attacker is one of the most prevalent losers of the immediate post-war jet cohort. Of course, because itís such a substandard loser, I love it! Itís not just loser cars that get me going, total failures of aeronautics also make me smile! Thatís why I was glad to get my hands on the Trumpeter Attacker! At the time, there was no good 1/72, so I was even willing to go up a scale and out of my normal comfort zone to build one!

Check out the 1/48 Trumpeter Attacker at the link below, and let me know what you think!


Idaho, United States
Joined: May 16, 2003
KitMaker: 895 posts
AeroScale: 457 posts
Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 01:25 PM UTC
I like it Adam, to me the "Attacker" one of those odd designs that just needs to fill that gap in Naval Aviation. I've had kits before were the depth of the panel lines seemed to shallow but it worked out in the end for you. I'm glad it was not me though!