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  1. jgrease

    Kitty hawk Blackhawk review online.

    I ordered the kit on Amazon from Kitty Hawk, and despite another buyer review saying he got the figures with the kit, my kit did not come with them. Just obnoxious that there's no rhyme or reason to which kits got them aside from the review kits.
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    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    Not "lathered" at all. This is about a plastic model airplane. I can write without getting upset. Honest.
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    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    Zactoman - this thread is overwhelmingly based on speculation - I'm sure if we were to count the posts that actually contained information from AMK and compared it to the posts that start with "I sure hope..." and the posts that used the AMK photos and comparisons to real-world photos there would be little doubt this is an EXTREMELY speculative thread. All of the hard information has been provided by AMK - nobody else. You may have learned stuff about the kit from this thread, but all of that info came from the manufacturer, not from the countless wish lists posted here. If you want real information about the F-14 go buy Danny Coremans' book. As I said - the speculation is silly and pointless. "I sure hope AMK does this or that" is meaningless and doesn't change anything AMK has done or will do. Did AMK take feedback from folks and use that feedback? It would appear that they did at some points but not always. It sure seems like the only thing this thread was good at is shutting down the interaction between AMK and the folks that were interacting with them. Further, I stated "when the kit is released we'll all be able to make informed buying decisions". That is a statement of fact - until there is a box with a product available from AMK nobody has any way of knowing how the final product will look or what will be in the box. "If not for this thread and what I have learned from it, I would not be able to make an informed buying decision." - ?!? Ok, if that works for you then good on you! Nothing contradictory in my two statements - they're based on reality and not on guessing or some iphone photos of a test shot on a table in the Philippines or a bunch of hopes and dreams from the folks on ARC.
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    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    Rather than speculate on parts and shapes based on a couple of photos, I'll be more than willing to pick one up once released and see how it looks for real. AMK will get at least one kit out of me. This speculating and guessing is silly and pointless. If and when the kit is released we'll all be able to make informed buying decisions. John
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    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    Seeing people get worked up into a lather over plastic model airplanes is just entertaining. There's no other way to phrase it. You know what - if and when it comes out then everyone can whine about it and post drawings with red lines on it to complain some more. SMH. Better off locking this thread.
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    1/48 Revell HH-53C Jolly Green Giant

    I like your paint work - honestly I'd throw a light coat on top of your work as it stands just to tighten it all up. Use some dry-brushing on the raised rivets and a slightly darker wash to pull it all together at the end. Looking forward to your next post!
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    1:144 scale SH-3G Sea King (Sweet)

    Really impressive work for 1/144 scale! Bravo!
  8. Looks terrific Chuck! I really appreciate your photos and explanations - I'm getting ready to use your F-15 build thread on my F-15J. Thanks again for your detailed threads!
  9. jgrease

    Which 1/48 Kit for an Su-27?

    Agreed - it's a plastic model airplane. Calm down.
  10. jgrease

    Kitty Hawk 1/32 Mirage 2000

    That's exactly right Trigger. It's all about plastic airplane models, and the very notion that Jonathan and others feel the need to denigrate other people just because of plastic model airplanes is pathetic. Even more pathetic is when someone who ostensibly represents a company starts a Facebook page just to name call others because they disagree with their opinion. What can I tell you?
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    Kitty Hawk 1/32 Mirage 2000

    Actually SMCG is all about critique, and considering you're using terms like "circle jerk brain trust" shows where you're coming from. The group has always been all about modelers improving their work, and sometimes looking at online builds and critiquing them as well. there was one instance where a modeler on this website was unfairly mocked, and that situation was dealt with and that hasn't happened since. SMCG is one of the tightest moderated modeling pages online. And actually the nonsense Kitty Hawk threw out online about both of them stems from Matt McDougall having the temerity to build the KH 1/48 Su-17 online and point out its' build issues and poor engineering. For the American rep for Kitty Hawk to go after people online and go so far as to start a Facebook page dedicated to slamming them, well that's not very professional is it?
  12. Per the title, my Revell 1/32 Eurofighter kit has a smashed canopy, and I have been informed by Revell that it is not available. I am willing to pay for a replacement canopy. Please PM me or email me at jgrease1417 at gmail dot com.
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    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    Since everyone is chiming in, I'll give my two cents. I'm looking forward to seeing the completed F-14D from AMK - if it's as good as the MiG-31 was, I'll be thrilled. However, the ejection seats shown online look exceptionally plain, and I honestly expected more from AMK. The MiG was one of the best kits I've built, and was a good value. Also, it's disappointing to see all of the "pre-order" nonsense, because seriously, it smells of desperation. The pre-order came across as some kind of financing scheme - I'm not saying that's what it was, but I am saying that's how it came across to me. I just think that all of the "we're working hard - please be patient" posts could have been avoided by not promising anything on a certain date. Tamiya dropped their F-14A kit with little advance notice. That's my observation as an uninvolved party. I hope AMK are successful with this kit.
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    Aviation Art Su-33 1/48

    Um, isn't the Kinetic Su-33 made from the Aviation Art molds? I thought they sold the whole thing to Kinetic...
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