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I stand corrected on the Academy full hull.
I have a number of shots of Hornet head on in dry dock and Academy is as accurate hull by comparison of photos as opposed to those of Trumpeter and Tom. As for scale appearance she is same length of Tamiya kit but then so are the Trumpeter kits. I still do not like the weapons or gun tub sizes but these are easily replaced. And I am not trusting of some other details. My bad Ralph.
So, if the 1/700 Hornet's hull is,a good as you claim, why was a Tom's replacement made for it in the first place?
Here is another review, by a different reviewer comparing photographically the Tom's with the Trumpeter. He put them bow-to-bow to show the contrast: http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=85&t=154516
Took a second look at lower hull of the 1/700 Trumpeter Hornet. I compared it to online review photo courtesy of Ralph on thread below. Online review of 1/700 Hornet depicts pictures of the 1/350 lower hull not that of the 1/700 Trumpeter Hornet lower hull. The 1/700 lower Trumpeter Hornet hull was far improved and gave better appearance to bow flare.
Documented the 1/350 Trumpeter Hornet bow/hull had major issues and appearance of 1/700 Trumpeter Hornet is made worse when you mistakenly put the wrong scale hull bottom in your reviews and say it is 1/700 and create a mess of fact.
All I can say is Wow! What a misinformed mess for 1/700 collectors and those who do full hull 1/700. Bigger mess for Trumpeter. Won’t even discuss the 1/700 reviews. Anybody got a buck to pass....
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