Trumpeter Seawolf - Defect Corrected?

Trumpeter Seawolf - Defect Corrected?

Joined: March 10th, 2005, 5:37 pm

April 6th, 2012, 1:39 pm #1

this review is 7 years old

anyone know if the defect was ever fixed? the fuselage pieces are not the same length.



http://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/build ... 5904.shtml
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Joined: February 26th, 2005, 11:27 pm

April 6th, 2012, 5:08 pm #2

of the hull were the same length.
(Or close enough not to matter)

Wheels UP-Water
Wheels DOWN-Land
DO NOT confuse the two !
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Joined: April 11th, 2005, 12:54 pm

April 6th, 2012, 6:25 pm #3

this review is 7 years old

anyone know if the defect was ever fixed? the fuselage pieces are not the same length.



http://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/build ... 5904.shtml
Here is a link to reference photos, including some of the periscopes.

http://www.navsource.org/archives/08/080021a.htm
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Joined: June 11th, 2005, 3:19 pm

April 6th, 2012, 7:08 pm #4

this review is 7 years old

anyone know if the defect was ever fixed? the fuselage pieces are not the same length.



http://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/build ... 5904.shtml
If you value your sanity, reinforce the snot out of the join of the hull halves. The plastic is waaay too flexible, mine split so many times, I finally drilled holes in the hull and flowed a whole tube of thin super glue with a chaser of hardener down each seam on the inside to reinforce it...

Also, even automotive (Plastikote spray bomb semi-gloss black) lacquer didn't stick to the plastic very well, laid down a beautiful finish, the paint is recommended, but masking the hull red caused some of it to pull up.... be sure to lightly scuff the kit before painting (a Scotchbrite pad would probably do an adequate job), I don't know if primer would even hold to it without it...

Other than the hull plastic flexing like crazy, the model is at least a pretty decent kit considering I got mine for $7.50 on a Hobby Lobby closeout. If I'd paid the full asking price I'd have been very upset.

Reinforce those hull joints or that model will drive you batty.
Last edited by seafirexv on April 6th, 2012, 7:11 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: March 10th, 2005, 5:37 pm

April 6th, 2012, 11:46 pm #5

best I have is $29 with free shipping

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wt ... LXHSM8&P=K


sounds like if I add some styrene across the seam to overlap the other hull section it might work.

looks like more than a weekend build subject.


is this one of their earlier subjects? if so they sure had a rough start..


Craig

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Joined: November 12th, 2008, 5:30 am

April 7th, 2012, 7:49 pm #6

this review is 7 years old

anyone know if the defect was ever fixed? the fuselage pieces are not the same length.



http://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/build ... 5904.shtml
I built the kit when it first came out and found the length problem to be a pretty easy fix.
The hull is wobbly, so I used expanding foam to fill both half's that made it very solid and still pretty light.


John
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Joined: June 11th, 2005, 3:19 pm

April 10th, 2012, 3:04 am #7

best I have is $29 with free shipping

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wt ... LXHSM8&P=K


sounds like if I add some styrene across the seam to overlap the other hull section it might work.

looks like more than a weekend build subject.


is this one of their earlier subjects? if so they sure had a rough start..


Craig
pretty easy to build, just those bloody hull seams. The hardest thing was laying down a straight tape line to get a true edge for the red on the bottom.

The kit fits well, just reinforce those seams.... some tabs of .040 sheet plastic glued with plastic welder should do very nicely

An enjoyable kit barring that single shortcoming and the usual crappy painting instructions in Trumpeter's models...

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Joined: May 3rd, 2005, 12:48 am

April 13th, 2012, 9:45 pm #8

this review is 7 years old

anyone know if the defect was ever fixed? the fuselage pieces are not the same length.



http://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/build ... 5904.shtml
if you are interested plus parcel post shipping to US location...
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