1/32 A-26?

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1/32 A-26?

Post by Axis Nightmare » Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:51 pm

1/32 Hobby Boss A-26? How did I miss that? How long's that been out?



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Re: 1/32 A-26?

Post by Axis Nightmare » Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:06 pm

Not impressed with the clear parts but that might just be a rough prototype. Can't tell if they fouled up anything major to concentrate on overblown details.




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Re: 1/32 A-26?

Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:06 pm

Kit is already on its way out to stores. The photo is a test shot from a while back; the actual item looks better but like the B-24 there are issues. They put the wrong engine in it so there aren't enough cylinders when you view it but a couple of guys doing review builds seem to have some ideas on how to fix it. No other areas as glaring as the wing profile of the B-24, but I likely will get one anyway as I nor anyone who sees my build will know any better and no other company seems eager to make one to compete.

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Re: 1/32 A-26?

Post by Axis Nightmare » Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:12 pm

The wrong engines? :roll: That's hilarious! :lol: What a blunder!!

I looked at the sprue pictures but didn't count cylinders. Did they assume it had R-2600's like the Mitchell? That would be a tough fix. The R-2800 cylinders are much smaller. That was the different design philosophy between Wright and Pratt & Whitney. Wright used less but larger cylinders while Pratts had smaller but more cylinders. The B-24 had a twin row 14 cylinder R-1830 Pratt while the B-17 had a single row 9 cylinder R-1820 Wright yet they had similar displacement and horsepower.



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Re: 1/32 A-26?

Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:00 pm

I believe someone who knows better than I said it was the 2600.

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Re: 1/32 A-26?

Post by Axis Nightmare » Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:11 pm

[CAT]CplSlade wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:00 pm
I believe someone who knows better than I said it was the 2600.
Sure looks like it. But being Hobby Boss, you never know what may come out of their imagination. At least they're trying! A Japanese bomber would be nice.
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Re: 1/32 A-26?

Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:11 pm

HKM is about to announce a new 1/32 kit very soon. It supposed to be something they're not done before but that doesn't necessarily mean no one else has. Most people are hoping it is completely new to 1/32, which would be great; the more the merrier. There are many guesses going on right now as to what it might be but if they continue with the larger aircraft theme a twin-engine Russian would be nice, a Do 17Z, some are hoping for a Bf 110 G-4 as Dragon never released one. Doesn't matter to me as long as it's 1/32 and served in WWII. Should find out by the end of July anyway.

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Re: 1/32 A-26?

Post by Axis Nightmare » Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:57 pm

So is that Lancaster nose section the big announcement?
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Re: 1/32 A-26?

Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:39 pm

Afraid so.

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Re: 1/32 A-26?

Post by Axis Nightmare » Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:17 pm

just got the Squadron "pamphlet" that used to be a catalog. The 1/32 A-26 as well as the 1/18 Me-262 are featured in the hot new item section. Can't help but wonder what disasters lie in the 262? HobyBoss hasn't done itself any favors with the mistakes on the B-24 or the wrong engines on the A-26. Their reputation for botched kits is tainting their positive reputation for new large scale kits subject offerings to the market. For $200 the buyer deserves better.



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Re: 1/32 A-26?

Post by tmanthegreat » Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:28 pm

Axis, I think the 1/18 ME-262 kit is basically an unbuilt version of the old 21st model, which was generally accurate. Hopefully they fixed the canopy hinges. But Hobby Boss does have a lot of accuracy issues. I’ve built both their 1/18 FW-190A kits and from wrong paint guides and markings to inaccurate parts, I wasn’t completely wowed by their products. Part of me is tempted by the A-26 kit all the same though.
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