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Lil Red Baron and Lil Trantula

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  • Member since
    September, 2008
  • From: Texas
Lil Red Baron and Lil Trantula
Posted by jkitman on Thursday, June 06, 2019 5:33 PM

FYI,

Just bought the Lil Red Baron and Lil Trantula. These are snap kits but I couldn't resist them. They are worth building. After all, its Tom Daniel designs and I have always liked his stuff. He was a big influence on me. Also to my surprise, there was a free flex file included in each kit. Too cool. I encourage you to get one or more. They are a bonus. Thanks Atlantis. 

  • Member since
    May, 2008
Posted by Wild Bill 426 on Friday, June 14, 2019 12:05 PM

Are they still molded in multiple colors?

Wild Bill "Plastic cars are better than real cars cuz' they're a lot cheaper to fix. You don't even need duct tape and wireties"
  • Member since
    September, 2008
  • From: Texas
Posted by jkitman on Sunday, July 07, 2019 9:20 PM

Yes, the Red Baron is red, black and silver. The trantula is green,black and silver. For some reason, there are no crosses for the red baron helmet.Must be some politically correct crap. Lol.

  • Member since
    October, 2006
  • From: Detroit MI. USA.
Posted by 40intrepid on Friday, August 02, 2019 11:08 AM

jkitman

Yes, the Red Baron is red, black and silver. The trantula is green,black and silver. For some reason, there are no crosses for the red baron helmet.Must be some politically correct crap. Lol.

The cross is just a Maltese Cross or Iron Cross. The modern Luftwaffe uses it even today. Probably just left it off to save money.

 

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    January, 2005
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Saturday, August 03, 2019 10:08 PM

jkitman
there are no crosses for the red baron helmet.Must be some politically correct crap. Lol.

At the risk of getting political, perhaps someone mixed up the German army cross with that nasty political party with the black and red flag.My 2 Cents

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  • Member since
    July, 2011
Posted by Racer H on Sunday, August 04, 2019 2:17 PM

 

According to my reference materials … when first released in 1972 … Monogram’s “Li’l Red Baron” did not include Iron Cross decals for the helmet. Thus, the current Atlantis re-release is true-to-form to the original -- with the exception of great new box art!

 

  • Member since
    October, 2013
Posted by Camarocook on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 8:40 AM

I just finished building the Lil Trantula by Atlantis. It is a snap kit and a complete joy to build. The kit is molded in green, black and silver. There is no chrome or decals. To simulate the chrome I used Rust-Oleum Bright Coat Chrome #7718830. Also to my surprise, there was a free flex file included.  Wheather you have been building models for 50+ years(like me) or just new to the hobby I encourage you to get this one. Good job Atlantis.

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