Superscale 481262: T-28B Trojan
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$12.00 SRP


Scott Van Aken

Superscale has released a very nice sheet for the T-28B. The sheet is, of course, recommended for the new Roden Trojan kit, but if you want to use the Monogram kit, it will work for this one as well, though apparently the fin/rudder are slightly smaller on the Monogram version. At least, that is my experience.

There are two very colorful options on this sheet. Both of them are going to require quite a bit of masking and painting for whichever option is chosen.

First up is a Bicentennial scheme from VT-2 in 1976. I seem to recall this scheme being done about 30 years back on an older sheet. It is Insignia Blue on the upper fuselage and upper fin as well as on the tail planes. This color is on the outer wings as well. Red is used for the lower fuselage and for four stripes on the wings. The rest, including the entire cowling save the anti-glare panel, is white. A very colorful aircraft indeed.

The other is from VT-27 in 1980 towards the end of the T-28's USN career. This is in the standard white and international orange. There are small red and blue stripes on the horizontal tailplanes.

There are insignia for both aircraft as well as wing walk areas for one. The black exhaust area markings are included for the VT-27 plane, which is a nice addition as this is a pain to mask and paint. The sheet itself is superbly printed by Cartograf.

August 2012

Review copy courtesy of Squadron Products. Get yours at your local shop.

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