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  1. Low to zero chance the 1/32 will ever be released. They ambitiously announced a ton of projects and only really released a couple in the decade since then. They never 'released' their 1/48 F-5A anyways, iirc and according to the story molds were sold to a UK company, Tiger hobbies Limited, that showed and sold them in one Telford and never seen since then. Original F-5 by 'Tiger Hobbies' thread here:
  2. Like other people said, 1/72 is the preferred scale for the Japanese market and they already did the SG version which contains most of the parts/sprues needed for the EX. While they haven't made the SG parts or boxing in 1/48 scale.
  3. I have a story related to idiots in the government and military secrets. In my country of Pejejistan, over 15 years ago members of the current political party in power tried to pass a law banning scale models and toys related to military and emergency response vehicles. Their argument was that scales models were so accurate and probably contained secrets and weaknesses of them that organized crime, drug traffickers and terrorist would easily acquire then to study such vehicles in detail and plan strategies to attack against those used by the government back then ๐Ÿ™„ Yeah right, like your husk of
  4. Nope, It's definitely the Dragon kit. Check hobby search. The description already says the parts are by Dragon. The photos of the parts list and sprues here https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10776957 Two loose fuselage halves and some parts attached to them., clear sprue, one tiny parts sprue Then look at the sprues of the dragon kit review here: http://modelingmadness.com/scott/mod/dyf23preview.htm same as above. Link is to the tamiya rebox of the Italeri/Testors since I couldn't find other sprue shots: https://www.scalemates.com/kits/tamiya-60715-northrop-mdd-yf-23--134522 It's
  5. If we go down the copyright rabbit hole. You'd also need to ask for permission or pay the original painter/designer of that tail art. IIRC is Pier Paolo Maglio who is also a member of this forum.
  6. If you take decisions based on a single opinion, then you'd pass on a lot of good things. Tamiya kits, specially some of their higher end car kits have very tight tolerances. Dryfitting every thing looks nice, add a few layers of primer, paint and so on and each micrometer adds up to make things not fit. If the opinion of a single person was all that mattered then according to Doctor MIG/Dragan Cvetic the ICM MiG-25 and Zvezda Mi-24, both 1/72 scale, would be the worst fitting kits in the world. They aren't perfect and not the worst either, I've built both and as experienced modeller
  7. I hope they improve the molds from those test shots and polish them more to remove those tool marks.
  8. You can see that curve line in this photo too, although the real item ends at the panel line before the leading edge and is a single constant radius, instead of making an S like the FM CAD. Also remember that on CAD depending on visualitation edges and lines are highlighted more prominently than what they would really look.
  9. The people who complain about no cockpit detail, are the people who will replace it with a Quinta set anyways same way they did even with the nice GWH Flankers and Minibase Su-33 cockpits too. Flat cockpit saves Zvezda development and saves you people removing the detail that you not gonna like anyways ๐Ÿ˜‰
  10. 1 part is different. The screen or what I assume is the HUD repeater that goes on the rear cockpit is the difference between the two. You can see the little part marked early on the lower left corner of the early parts picture. And between the sticks and headrest detail in the later.
  11. You can look for the GWH Su-35 thread in this forum and witness all the Drama for single panel line for yourself ๐Ÿ˜‰ Or even more drama go to the GWH F-15B/D thread where the kit was unbuildable to a certain individual because it didn't include pilot figures.
  12. A single slightly deeper and thicker panel line in their Su-35 made it unbuildable, the worst kit in the world, utter trash to some people ๐Ÿ˜‰
  13. And I can hear the cries of people declaring it as the worst kit in modelling history dethroning the Su-57 and Mi-24 even before the plastic is out.๐Ÿ™„
  14. S I recently used their TAC2013 sheet for an 8th sq. F-2A. Mine had a few problems with the sizing of the decals. Probably the original design is for the 1/48 and downscaled for the 1/72 without crosss checking sizing with the real plastic. And in my sheet the stencils are a copy/paste from their previous samurai F-2B sheet. That created a few problems. a few of the stencils only included those for the B version like #20 and 38 strips which are much shorter. Looking at your photo, they fixed that and yours now include the correct longer 20A and 38A stencils. The tiny panel numbers sten
  15. Just a heads up. That's the old tool raised panel lines F-15, its intakes are narrower than the 'newer' recessed panel line tool.
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