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Cold War (1950-1974)
Discuss the aircraft modeling subjects during the Cold War period.
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REVIEW
1:72 T-33 Shooting Star
Merlin
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Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2012 - 08:38 AM UTC
Here's a look at the very neat little new-tool T-Bird from Platz.

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Thanks!
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Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2012 - 08:52 AM UTC
Modellers wishing to pose their T-33's canopy open should be advised that there is a large bridge structure and hydraulic ram between the cockpits as seen here. It appears to form the bottom of the D-shaped internal frame Rowan mentions in the review. If you want the cockpit open, you'll have to do a little surgery to that frame, uness of course your aircraft was one of those equipped with the full frame.

Or if Platz' promised update set includes an open canopy option...
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Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2012 - 09:42 AM UTC
Hi Jessie

There are some useful shots of the extra internal canopy frame among the photos on Cloud 9 Photography. As you say, anyone wishing to pose the canopy open will need to add the ram.

All the best

Rowan