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1/32 scale for Trumpeter
P-40B/C Exhaust Stacks



S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: NK3201
Scale: 1/32
Price: GBP4.50 (plus postage) from Noblekraft website
Contents and Media: Twelve parts in light grey resin
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Beautiful quality casting; hollowed stacks; accurate; better detailed than the kit parts (including raised and recessed seam lines); simple replacement; quick removal from sprues; minimal cleanup
Recommendation: Highly Recommended for anyone building the Trumpeter P-40 kit.


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Trumpeter's big 1/32 scale P-40 is a very worthwhile kit. It is impressive when built and accurate in most aspects; although the cockpit needs some serious attention and there are questions about a few other shapes and dimensions.

Construction of the kit commences with the nicely detailed engine, and amongst the first tasks is preparing and assembling the exhaust stacks. I have spoken to a modeller who has tackled this job and found it to be less than satisfying. Alignment of each exhaust stack half was difficult, and although the ends are hollowed out, they are still too shallow and really need extra work. This modeller commented that the exhaust stacks were probably the most frustrating aspect of an otherwise fairly trouble free build.

Enter Noblekraft.

Noblekraft has released a set of twelve individual exhaust stacks. The detail of these resin parts is superb, and they represent a great improvement over the kit parts with correctly moulded raised and recessed seam lines on each stack. The subtle contours of the stacks are convincingly captured.



Preparation will be a snap - almost literally. The parts are attached to resin sprues similar to those of an injection moulded kit, and each stack can be quickly removed at the base. A swipe with a sanding stick is the only additional preparation required before the stacks are added to the engine.

Noblekraft's 1/32 scale P-40B/C exhausts will be a very attractive and labour saving enhancement to Trumpeter's big kit.

Highly Recommended

Web site : http://www.noblekraft.co.uk

Thanks to Graham Green from NobleKraft for the information

NobleKraft  accessories are available online from their website

Text and Images Copyright 2004 by Brett Green
Page Created 27 April, 2004
Last updated 27 April, 2004

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