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Viper88

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  1. HB or Hasegawa are very high priced here in Canada. Average for either one is $100 plus tax. I was at my LHS today and they had one Hasegawa F-14D, it was $110 marked down to $60.00 in the clearance section, got all excited until I realized it was the F-14D black tomcat molded in black plastic.
  2. With hearing the announcement of the AMK Tomcats it does not make sense to stock up on Has or HB kits and wait for the AMK as sounds very nice indeed. I would think for now if I want to work on a F-14 I guess I will pick up a HB as I think I will have to purchase less AM for it: Hasegawa - Decals - Aires pit - Aires exhaust - Royal Resin wheels - Weapons - Pods - Wolfpack update set with rails/lunchers HB - everything above minus weapons, pods, and cockpit (just buy seats) as I have read the HB is one of the best OOB cockpits. Anyone disagree?
  3. Thanks Jgrease, I was a bit thrown back with Jennings replies on all my posts, almost thought to myself I should stop posting topics, never met anyone like that before. Anyway, I agree, we could use new legacy hornet kits. I have build a few Hasegawa and they are nice but one thing I always hated about them was the no weapons, go spend more money on our separate weapons kits mentality. In today's times with the prices of some of these kits I think we should expect a few weapons of choice. At least they put a few in their super hornet kits. And hopefully Kinetic puts parts to build updated versions, most Hasegawa F/A-18A/C/D are the old versions, no GPS dot, etc. Why should we have to buy all these update sets. Personally I don't mind paying more for the kit is it offers great decals, updated parts, bit of PE, etc. I am looking forward to these new hornet kits as it is one of my favorite planes.
  4. Just to point out I was asking people to speculate their thoughts. Thoughts can be based on the other Kinetic kits to date and how accurate they have been. For example, there are many who think the Hobby Boss Intruders are better than the Kinetic kits. I understand that none of us for a fact can say they are worse or better until the kit is released, just wondering what people think and expect.
  5. I heard the first kit is to be released sometime in 2016 and I know there is not a whole lot of images out there right now but does anyone think these new kits will be any better than the Hasegawa kits besides having crap load of weapons?
  6. I have ordered on-line and it has almost cost me more than buying in Canada as I take a big hit on the exchange rate, shipping, etc.
  7. What is the expected release date? Wonder what version will be released first...A? Also afraid to ask the expected retail price? How much is the MIG 31? Some kits are getting crazy priced like here in Canada where I live the GWH F-15C retails for $155.00, can get a 1/32 F-15 for that.
  8. The F-14 is one of my favorite jets. I have never owned a Hasegawa kit as I have heard they are a real bear to put together and you get no weapons, pods, etc. So I was excited to see another company release tomcat kits but I have heard they are no better than the Hasegawa tomcats, I have read the main big issue is the shape of the intakes so I say toss some steel beach intake covers on them. Does anyone know are their other issues with the Hobby Boss F-14 kits?
  9. I agree, I hate mixing scales, I think it looks weird in the display case, that's just me, each to their own.
  10. What scale does everyone build and prefer and why? I love 1/32 jets, great detail and so easy to work with the parts. Some say so expensive but I don't agree. Take a 1/48 F/A-18 Hasegawa kit, expensive, then if you get AM exhaust, cockpit, weapons, pods, wheels, decals, etc it could be over $200 plus once done. I got an Academy 1/32 F/A-18, resin exhaust, cockpit, decals in the kit are high quality, some resin wheels all under $200 and the kit is loaded with weapons. I love the Hornet and Navy jest, just frustrated that Academy has not moved on and released a 1/32 super hornet, as the only one out there is Trumpeter E and F and I have only read and heard bad things about those kits.
  11. And I also find it interesting the lack of tv series and movies involving air force jets or subject, majority is base on the navy: JAG - Navy NCIS - Navy Flight of the Intruder - Navy jets Hunt for Red October - Navy carrier and jets Clear and Present Danger - Hornet Independence Day - Hornet Top Gun - Tomcat Behind Enemy Lines - Super Hornet Executive Decision - Tomcat and yes opened with F-117 Wonder why this is....Navy more cooperative when it comes to Hollywood moves and tv shows maybe?
  12. Model Master metalizer or Alclad paints are really good.
  13. Thought it would be fun and interesting to pose this question for discussion: Do you prefer to model Navy or Airforce jets or other and why?
  14. What is the best resin seats for the Tamiya F-16 and Revell F-15E kits? I have heard Quickboost does not fit the Tamiya kits and on the F-15E the cockpit is deep, the kits seats have plastic parts on the bottom to make them sit higher. There is Aires but not sure how they fit. Also find it funny how all AM companies have a different size ejection seat in resin, is 1/48 not 1/48, how can they all differ? Maybe it is just best to get Eduard PE as I don't think the kit seats are that bad and may look nice dressed up with all the PE.
  15. Viper88

    Tamiya Future Kits

    May differ by where you live but I disagree with the statement regarding Tamiya's high prices. I live in Canada and we have lost our distibutor for Hasegawa and Eduard a long time ago. If I can even find a Hasegawa kit is big time expensive as the LHS have to pay so much more to get the product shipped in to Canada. I know Hasegawa prices have increased in the U.S. too, but my god....a couple years ago I could buy a 1/32 Hasegawa prop kit like FW190 for $59.99 now it is over $90.00!!! Tamiya prices here in Canada have not really change much, most Tamiya kits are priced the same they were 2 to 3 years ago and Eduard, again if I can find it in LHS is more expensive than the Tamiya kits. Tamiya FW190A-8/R-2 kit $39.99 and Eduard FW kit $60. IMHO I also think Eduard has some fit issues and needs more time and patience, each to their own, but I work full time, like is busy and I just don't have the time to put endless hours into kits. So I prefer Tamiya for ease of build, can also add the aftermarket stuff if wanted and the price is right.
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