Thursday, September 21

Royal Navy from the air & sea from Trumpeter in December...

A British ship of the line & FAA Stalwart are the two latest kits from Trumpeter due in December. We look at the sprues, colours & info in our preview...

Royal Navy from the Air & Sea from Trumpeter in December...

HMS York 
by Trumpeter
Model: #06745
1/700th scale
Price: $44 USD On the HLJ Website
HMS York was the lead ship of her class of two heavy cruisers built for the Royal Navy in the late 1920s. She mostly served on the North America and West Indies Station before World War II. Early in the war the ship escorted convoys in the Atlantic and participated in the Norwegian Campaign in 1940. York was transferred to the Mediterranean theatre in late 1940 where she escorted convoys and the larger ships of the Mediterranean Fleet. 

The colour profile included in this kit
The decal sheet included in the kit
She was wrecked in an attack by Italian explosive motorboats of the 10th Flotilla MAS at Suda Bay, Crete, in March 1941. The ship's wreck was salvaged in 1952 and scrapped in Bari.

The parts of the kit
Total of 7 sprues, decks and hull
Total Parts: 200+
Model Length: 250.4mm / Beam: 25mm
- hull made from multi-directional slide moulds.
-Deck wood pattern finely rendered
-Contains engraved name plate
- Photo Etched parts included

Fairey Fulmar MK.I 
by Trumpeter
Model: 05822
1/48th scale
Price: $50 USD On the HLJ Website
 The Fairey Fulmar was a British carrier-borne fighter aircraft that served with the Fleet Air Arm (FAA) during the Second World War. A total of 600 were built by Fairey Aviation at its Stockport factory between January 1940 and December 1942. 

The colour profiles included in this kit
The decals in the kit
The Fulmar's design was based on that of the earlier Fairey P.4/34 that was in turn developed in 1936 as a replacement for the Fairey Battle light bomber. Although its performance (like that of its Battle antecedent) was lacking, the Fulmar was a reliable, sturdy aircraft with long range and an effective eight machine gun armament.

The parts of the kit
Model Length: 223.1mm / Wingspan: 241.4mm  
Total of 8 sprues
The kit consists of  over 140 parts
- Fuselage & wing with finely engraved panel lines
- Photo-etched parts included
The test shot kit put together by modellers from Trumpeter...

These kits will soon be on sale through Trumpeter's distributors Worldwide...