These are always very open ended questions as we don't know you level of modelling and opinions will be varied. But all the kits will give you a decent level of detail and accuracy. As @echolmberg stated about the Monogram C/D, still stands up well but with raised panel lines and reasonably priced. Monogram/Hasegawa lack the intake trunks and engine compressor front detail as well. All four mentioned in @RichB63 list, if built up side by side on a table in front of you, I doubt you could tell a difference in a 30 second glance.
Good luck in choosing.
Hello to all,
Another one in progress build (in total there are 12...), this time is the F-4S Phantom in 1/72.
I chose to start with the kit of Italeri instead of the one from Hasegawa because I wanted to experiment with this old kit and to scribe it, detail it etc etc.
For the hasegawa double kits that I also have, there are in my stash a few aftermarket details (cockpits, exhausts etc), so, It will be far easier build when I"ll start with those ones.
The inspiration photo is the following .
Looking for some help/advice please
I would like to convert the Airfix Fokker Friendship / Fairchild F-27 to the longer F-227.
I know that they stretched the fuselage by 1.83m, but having trouble finding out precisely where they inserted the extra bit.
Anyone have any information regarding this please?
The Kinetic Sea Harrier decal sheet allows you to do every Sea Harrier FRS.1 that was deployed, there's absolutely no need to do a Sea Harrier sheet as the kit sheet covers the lot. The GR3 kit has a Falklands option on the decal sheet. Both Super Etendard kits have Argentine options on the decal sheet , The Kinetic Mirage V/ Dagger has Falkland options on the kit sheet.
Hi the title says it. I am looking to buy
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I am looking for the markings for air station Detroit. So if you don't have a complete set. But the have the air station Detroit markings. I would be interested in purchasing a partial set.
Thanks for your time and any help.
Arguably, the Monogram and Hasegawa kits, both released about 40 years ago, capture best the subtle curves and lines of the Phantom airframe.
But the more recent Academy and ZM offerings benefit from modern tooling advances: recessed panel lines, fasteners and, in general, more refined detailing.
Your budget and other personal preferences will dictate the choice but, suffice to say, a good looking “Toom” can certainly be had from any of the above kits.
Harriman flew to Russia in a B24 bomber that was slightly modified. The area in front of the wind screen was roughly three feet shorter than the mass produced B24's. So it is not quite the same air frame, but still similar in ways.
Four options, all pretty decent, in order of release date and (not surprisingly) price:
• Monogram F-4C/D
• Hasegawa F-4C/D
• Academy F-4D
• Zoukei Mura F-4D
My choice would be the newest (and most expensive) of the lot, ZM.
Title says it all.
Tamiya doesn't have sprue H in stock, eBay prices are crazy. I have some 1/32 F-16D (from Sufa kit built as Sufa) and F-15E parts (and other jets parts in 1/32 and 1/48) to trade or can buy.
It’s not a surprise when companies try to associate themselves with what’s “new” and “cool”. While modelling in the 2020’s might not be quite so fixated on this, there was a time when modelling was a more general hobby and companies did try to ride the coat tails of profitable and hoped-to-be profitable enterprises.
There are lots of kits of vehicles from famous TV shows produced from the ‘60s to the ‘80s, so it really comes as no surprise that Monogram also decided to produce a kit from the much-hyped “New Monkees” TV show that aired in 1987. Sadly, Monogram’s bet didn’t pay off