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  1. Easy - just order direct: https://www.armahobby.com/ There are also online hobby shops that sell Arma Hobby products; Google is your etc., etc. - you know the drill... John
  2. Yes it would, in 1/72 if possible, but it would be even nicer to see an announcement of the whole series of wartime Yak-9s with the VK-105 engine - Yak-9, Yak-9D, Yak-9T, etc. Unlikely, but it's nice to see someone else lobbying for any kind of Yak-9! John
  3. Go easy with that - the kit probably represents those aircraft having a laminated wood rear fuselage, in which case, no panel lines. Or rivets. Maybe another, lesser kit manufacturer would neglect such details, but if Tamiya doesn't show panel lines, then it's a safe bet no panel lines existed. John
  4. Yes, I vaguely recall that this was one of Frog's last gasps; the mold was one of those which went to Russia for release by whomever - I thought Novo. There might have been a limited number of kits produced by Frog just before they shut the lights off, but I don't know that. John
  5. Yes, that's correct. I'm sorry - I missed that completely! Let's see what the retail price is when it becomes available here. John
  6. I wouldn't get my hopes up - if that's a price, you can count on it being marked up by at least 100% by the time it gets to the West. The photo appears to have been taken at some kind of trade show - I'm more inclined to think it's a display number. I hope you're right - even $34 is not a bad price. I'm good, though - if the rumours are true, I've already got the original, the 1/72 Eduard MiG-15... John
  7. I'm not trying to discourage you, but this discussion from Britmodeller might be of interest, if you haven't already seen it: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235074787-valom-b-26-vs-hasegawa-b-26-what-is-going-on-here/ If you've tried ebay and various online shops with no success, perhaps your time might be better spent tracking down the Monogram kit, which is also the early version but more accurate in shapes, etc.. Not as detailed (it's a Snap-Tite) but you may be able to dress it up yourself with parts from other sources or by doing some scratchbuilding
  8. Moskit went out of business years ago. The current source for metal exhausts is called REXx. I checked for a 1/48 P-40E set at my usual supplier (ModelsUA) but he didn't have them. I suggest you Google REXx, or consider the resin suggestion - the resin ones I've had are very realistic and more detailed than metal ones, even in 1/72. Try Quickboost at any on-line shop that sells the brand: http://www.quickboost.net/Obrazky/48041.jpg John
  9. Thanks, Sergey - e-mail sent, but please don't hesitate to post constructive criticism here on this forum, too! John
  10. The drawings are from "Yak-9 - Soldier of the Sky", by Dmitry Leipnik. I was the one who suggested them because I believed they were accurate and well detailed, and because they are easily available off the Internet. If you have corrections to offer or can recommend a source of more accurate drawings, please do so! Here's a link to the drawings from Leipnik's book: http://www.airwar.ru/other/draw/yak9-1.html John
  11. Out of the Box Models is crowdfunding a 1/72 3D-printed Yak-9T project; see here if interested in placing an order: https://outoftheboxmodels.com/collections/crowdfunding-projects/products/crowdfunding-1-72-scale-yakovlev-yak-9t The goal is 20 preorders before the project goes ahead to the CAD stage. As of today, Out of the Box is covering postage costs, so all you pay is the price of the kit itself. John
  12. Academy is generally considered to be the most accurate/best detailed of the available Allison P-51 kits, but I don't know if that makes it the best basis for an XP-51. This thread from Hyperscale Plane Talking may be helpful, although it requires careful reading: http://www.network54.com/Forum/149674/thread/1335408880 You may be more prepared to make your own decision on which kit to start with after reading this: http://www.ipmsstockholm.org/magazine/1999/11/stuff_eng_p51early.htm Always wanted to do an XP-51 or the NA-73X myself, but never got serious about
  13. Here's a thread from the sovietwarplanes forum which might be of interest. Ivan has already provided the answers, but this thread has some useful images in it. There's also a link to a bit more discussion on Plane Talking. http://massimotessitori.altervista.org/sovietwarplanes/board/index.php?topic=2066.0 John
  14. Google this and you'll get several vendors of a generic Aeroflot An-2 decal sheet printed by FFSMC which might suit your needs: 1/72 Aeroflot decals An-2 FFSMC John
  15. Guessing wildly, I'd be tempted to say A-36g, or its matt equivalent: (From Sovietwarplanes web site by Massimo Tessitori) John
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