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Trumpeter's 1/48 scale
Supermarine Attacker FB.2

by Brett Green

Supermarine Attacker FB.2
800 NAS, HMS Eagle, Spring 1954

Trumpeter's 1/48 scale Supermarine Attacker F.1 is available online from Squadron




Here is my 1/48 scale Trumpeter Supermarine Attacker F.1 converted (very simply) to an FB.2.

This was a bit of a last-minute impulse build.



It is generally a very nice kit featuring good fit and the most restrained surface detail that I have seen on a Trumpeter kit.

The main problem areas are the horizontal tail planes, which are too low on the fuselage - quite obvious when comparing to reference photos - and the forward rake and toe-in of the main undercarriage.



I used a Classic Airframes Attacker (bought bagged for $14.00 in 2011) as a detail set for the larger main wheels, antennae, stencil decals and a few other details. The late-style canopy is the spare from the Falcon vac form kit, while the Martin Baker Mk.2 ejection seat is the out-of-production Cutting Edge resin item.

Markings were sourced from Xtradecal Item No. X48-117 – Supermarine Spiteful and Attacker. The sizes and fonts are a vast improvement over the kit decals.



Construction and finishing of this model will be described in Issue 25 of ADH Publishing's newest model magazine, "Military Illustrated Modeller".

Military Illustrated Modeller is available at WH Smiths and other newsstands.

It may also be ordered online directly from the Military Illustrated Modeller website.

The electronic version is also available for iPad, iPod, Mac, PC and Android devices.

Traders wishing to stock this magazine should contact ADH Publishing at enquiries@adhpublishing.com


Model, Images and Text Copyright © 2013 by Brett Green
Page Created 25 March, 2013
Last Updated 25 March, 2013

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