Trumpeter Model Kit Tools, Supplies & Engines
Trumpeter, a Chinese plastic model kit manufacturer, has become known in the hobby industry for their injection molded kits representing aircraft, cars, military vehicles, and ships. They also produce highly detailed aftermarket kits that allow builders to create realistic airplane engines in scales such as 1:32 and 1:48. Fans of Trumpeter are also able to acquire hobby tools branded under the company name that aid with kit assembly.Which naval ship scales does Trumpeter produce model ships in?
Trumpeter models are designed in multiple scales frequently used by many model builders. Specific model subjects that are popular within this genre (the HMS Hood, for example) are often produced by Trumpeter in multiple model scales. The following list indicates the scales that Trumpeter produces their model kits in, with the 1:350 and 1:700 scales being more common kit sizes:
- 1:200 Model Scale: Often portraying legendary subjects like the German Battleship Bismarck or Russian Sovremenny class destroyers
- 1:350 Model Scale: A well developed line of classic and modern naval kits from a variety of nations
- 1:500 Model Scale: A limited kit scale highlighted by the second generation US Nimitz class nuclear powered carrier CVN-68
- 1:700 Model Scale: Productions of large capital ships from many countries populate this category of kits
Outside of their line of model kits, Trumpeter is known for offering a variety of hand-held and desktop tools to aid a modeler while they work. Trumpeter also produces display cases and stands for showcasing finished work. Some of the main categories of tools offered include the following:
- Cutters and pliers
- Clamps and vises
- Drills and bits
- Files and sanders
- Engravers and knives
Trumpeter has developed an extensive list of model kits highlighting German Luftwaffe aircraft from WWII. The Junkers JU87 variations, Messerschmitt Bf 109 variations, and Messerschmitt Me262 variations represent the bulk of 1:32 planes. Modern Luftwaffe entries include Eurofighter models. Russian aircraft subjects in this scale are dominated by various model kits of the MIG fighter. Earlier WWII Soviet planes include versions of the Yakovlev, or YAK.Does Trumpeter produce 1:16 scale model kits of WWII tanks?
Trumpeter models representing tanks from this era are limited to the armies of Germany and the Soviet Union in 1:16 scale. Model kits imitating the legendary T-34/76 and T-34/85 tanks have been produced. These kits vary by highlighting different factory productions or years. Trumpeter models representing German tank subjects include variations of the Panzerkampfwagen, King Tiger II, and the Jagdtiger. A kit of the US M16 half-track is also available at 1:16 scale.