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    F-101B soon from Kitty Hawk

    It was tongue-in-cheek and no offence was intended. The vent is a stupid repeat but I'll probably do what I did with the old Monogram: use a decal. In fact, a set of decal vents of various shapes and sizes would be useful, but an etch part would be superior, if not a tiny bit fiddly to fit flush. Providing the rectangular base but not the data-link antennae for it was also a bit stupid, but I'm sure Aires will step in. Tony
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    F-101B soon from Kitty Hawk

    Oh yes, deal breaker. I'm losing the will to live here. Aagh, as he slips into a Hammeresque abyss. T...
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    F-101B soon from Kitty Hawk

    If you're talking about the F-101B I can't see any apart from: Two dimensional side consoles, but you get a throttle and radar control stick Slightly squashy Mr Song trademark canopy but it looks great closed Absence of data-link antennae under the rear fuselage, just the "mounting rectangle" Somebody mentioned something about a teeny missing reflector sight on the glareshield Rest is good to go. Tony
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    F-101B soon from Kitty Hawk

    Those sprue diagrams are NOT complete. The actual kit includes an extra clear sprue with the port ID light cover (9) and fin tip trailing light (10, which should be used instead of part E16 as indicated in the instructions) Tony
  5. Aires seem to think there exists early and late sets. I bought the "late set" for the Revell Tiffie on the basis those were released by Aires slightly later and might incorporate tiny improvements of their own. Tony
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    F-101B soon from Kitty Hawk

    I'm more optimistic about AM corrective intakes for the single seat Voodoos after two more candidates are added, namely the forthcoming RF-101A/C and RF-101G/H boxings. The RF-101C, in particular, had a far more cosmopolitan existence, including combat in SEA, so its market is substantially bigger. I reckon Aires can put a bunch of useful stuff on a little Quickboost sprue. Tony
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    F-101B soon from Kitty Hawk

    Aires will be all over this kit in a thrice with the small items like antennae, and probably a new cockpit tub with seats and etch before long, accurately catering for the picky. I think the Monogram kit was great fun in 1985 and the Kitty Hawk is more representative of what's expected now: fine surface detailing especially, and flaps with actuators etc. I suspect corrected single seater model inlets will come from somebody on the heels of the RF-101A/C release, though it would be a nice touch if Kitty Hawk, if not willing to retool the wing sprue, added some new parts that could be spliced in place with simple surgery. Really looking forwards to the RF-101A/C immensely. I'm hoping there's a hint of some cameras inside, and decals with a 66th TRW option but then Caracal will add more flavours. Its F-101B sheets are great. Tony
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    F-101B soon from Kitty Hawk

    The instrument panels are etch with a decal overlay. Frankly, I'm perfectly happy with this in 1/48. It gives a similar effect to pre-painted Eduard etch. Didn't notice the first time I looked, but there's an extra tiny clear sprue with the fin tip light (part 10, so don't use E16 for that) and the cover for ID light. I no longer have the facility to take and post images. You get what was posted by Kitty Hawk in those Facebook images. The cradle interior has big ejector pin marks that will need cleaning up but the rotating pallet is a work of art. Tony
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    F-101B soon from Kitty Hawk

    My brace of Bravos arrived this lunchtime; twelve-thirteen days from China. £19.80 + £12 postage each. Looks great. The canopy bow shape is not perfect but the rotating weapons bay door is a notch up from the 1985 Monogram tooling, and the jet nozzle parts look better too. Curiously the RF-101B option retains the rotating bay (I thought it was replaced with a camera bay?) Nice decals, including cockpit instruments. Glad I bought two. Nice job Kittyhawk. Up for a brace of recce C models as soon as they're available. Tony
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    F-101B soon from Kitty Hawk

    Have ordered from them, on 28-29 May. Will post when the stuff arives (China to land-of-UK) Any chance of a reprint of 48013, the Hawaii Deuce sheet? Been looking for that for two years. Bought the Texans/Minnesota Voodoo sheet 48058 last time around - a really spectacular piece of work. Might need a second to have enough logos and stencilling for two Bs. Tony
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    Kitty Hawk RF-101A/C

    The box art for the RF-101, published ages ago showing the Sun Run scheme, also showed the front underside of the nose featuring what looks like the Mod 1181 panoramic camera prism and some lumps associated with the ALQ-51 Vietnam era countermeasures, with RHAWS receivers on the tail but none on the nose. So, apart from replacing the starboard upper mid-fuselage vent with a rectangular one and fixing the inlets - resin AM surely will meet this need? - we will need to consider: Pre or post Mod 1181 sensor arrangement Pre or post Vietnam era self-defence mods Need to see the sprues and work out what options are included. Otherwise, the test build looks stonking and I'll be buying a kit just to faff with, with another one or two to absorb the flurry of AM. Really pleased about this kit. If it's 95% there we're laughing. Thank you very much indeed Kitty Hawk! You're a star! Tony
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    Kitty Hawk RF-101A/C

    Concur wholeheartedly. The 1/48 RF-101C is the proverbial Holy Grail of kits for me. Here's the facebook link... https://www.facebook.com/song.wang.5076/posts/2085595758365705 Tony
  13. ICM MiG-25PD is out: http://www.icm.com.ua/news/530-mig-25-pd-soviet-interceptor-fighter.html Sprue shots now included. Yippee! Tony
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    Eduard 1:72 MiG-21MF has arrived

    I'm happy with the 1/48 Eduard MiG-21s but really wish they would scale them up to 1/32 - esp. the MF and PF versions. Tony
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    1/48 ICM MiG-25PD and RBF coming in 2018!

    Both look great, and well worth having based on the quality of the ICM MiG-25RBT. Three Foxbats? Yeah. Tony
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