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1/32 Trumpeter A-10A must have’s?

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  • Member since
    February 2016
1/32 Trumpeter A-10A must have’s?
Posted by Slingshot on Friday, January 10, 2020 2:32 PM


long time lurker, rarely post.

I know several members here have built the 1/32 Trumpeter A-10 kit.


my question is, if you could do it all over - what upgrades did you do, or would you surely not skip out on for your build.


pics are welcome if you have.

I’ve ordered a kit and am questioning if it actually needs much more than what came in the box.


  • Member since
    February 2016
Posted by Slingshot on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 8:23 AM

Since nobody was able to offer any help, I’ve decided to follow up for the sake of future candidates for the Trumpeter 1/32 A-10A kit

completed shot


and one close up


IMO, no additional bits are needed.

There is substantal modification required to build the kit, so I would say if you are not at least medium experienced modeler, to perhaps save the frustration for another project.


This kit required a LOT of front ballast. 80 grams! It’s heavy!

The front metal nose gear did not have the rear “Y” shock, so I fabricated my own.

The fragileness of the internal non-visible cannon parts are kind of frustrating all for naught. You can’t see it, so set expectations about fitment knowing this.

Rear engines were interesting... if you choose the engine panels open, this would be more important. I chose closed, so minimal frustration other than a lot of putty and trying to make the closed panels look somewhat correct.

The wings at the fuselage were just awful. I don’t know if it was just this kit, but man it took a lot of work and modification to make things look less awful. The flaps and slats are extremely customizeable, but I chose to keep everything closed and tight.

This kit was something I’ve been wanting to complete for a few years now. I upgraded my 30 year old Pasche airbrush to an Iwata HP-CS just for this kit.... wow am I kicking myself for not doing this sooner.

Thanks for reading.

good luck to future builders

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Posted by DiscoStu on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 8:57 AM

Great looking hog.  Thanks for the tips.  I have the 1/48 HobbyBoss in the stash, which is the baby brother to the bit 1/32.  Thanks for giving us some points to watch for.

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