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  1. At least some of you have the kit. I preordered from Luckymodel last summer, and it has been sitting in their warehouse for three months now because it is waiting to be picked up by their carrier. Or so they say. Have anyone else had problem with Luckymodel? Maybe they don't ship to Sweden/EU anymore? I have trouble finding the kit in stock in any european shops.
  2. For what it´s worth, I think it is a relatively good looking aircraft. While looking a bit like all the other F-35/22-esqe stealth fighters under development it still manage to combine features in a way that creates individuality. It is in many ways a modern day Mig-21. I hope they sell a bunch of them and that we get a few good kits of it. I guess it´ll take a few years, but I have plenty to do before then anyway 😄 Sure, there are on paper, a lot of better aircraft already available and in development. But an aircraft you can buy is better than an aircraft you can´t. And most of all, a c
  3. Its the flourecent lightning that gives the gray a slightly greenish tint. In the photos from Aeroseum the same grey is slightly blueish due to camera flash. It is a quite neutral grey to the eye.
  4. The main strut colour is grey, with various metal colours for varous parts. The doors are dull anodized aluminium. Except for the doors attached to the MLG, they look like they are light grey on my reference photos. Maybe they all are of a/c with composite doors. The bays are a mixture of mainly anodized aluminium (photos from a JA 37 and an AJ 37, both belonging to Swedish Air Force Museum. Note: Oleo compression/extention not typical of in-service a/c) Main gear strut https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-yyakqUhhfYl3zRCLbDTtusE-MD6pDOX/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google
  5. The interior color is mainly a neutral light/medium gray. Photos of instrument panels taken at the Svedino Museum in southern Sweden below. Note the slight difference between the slightly more blueish grey panel for the JA 37Di and the other versions, including the regular JA panel. That looks like the same gray used in the Gripen. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ftxo8TSw3hocw9HYpy-7fescIfpDQhWy/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TPYUiCeNJ1SKV2ogZnsEukRu2XtakQd7/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iQL7VtHhlUyicj_Fb2BI_xk8EL6AdT6P/view?usp=sha
  6. Pity if it is true. I love to read posts where people who don't have the kit tell us who have it, that the scratches, toolmarks, poor fit and other things we don't see with our naked eye, holding the plastic in our hands actually is there, we're just too biased/blind/stupid to see it. I especially love when those who are building it get a bollocking for not having fit issues or thinking that applying a small amount of putty is no big deal. Apparently having to resort to dry-fitting, puttying and a slight touch of sanding is a cardinal sin nowadays, and one should not have to apply any of that
  7. You can build it with the wings swept if you like. But you have to choose for some reason.
  8. Somewhere after passing page #200 I believe. Can´t remember exactly, it was a while ago.
  9. Why? Why hope that AMK should fix one issue on a kit you have stated about a gazillion reasons not to buy? Why not buy ANOTHER F-14 kit and, you know, just build it. Just buy the Tamiya F-14D already or wait and see if the GWH will be the #1 Tomcat. Man, you should really move on. Don´t buy the AMK kit, don´t waste another minute on it. It´s like throwing good money after bad.
  10. The first to post on page 300 was promised two free Tomcats by AMK, that´s why! 😄
  11. It depends on what you value, it´s easily twice the part count. More details, more options, like clean or dirty wings, more weapons and so on. If you want clean wings, already have resin exhausts and a resin cockpit, or does't care about those things, well, then the extra money maybe wasted on an AMK or even a Tamiya. Can't say if the AMK is easy to build. There are conflicting views represented in the thread. It looks to me like it will go together with not too much fuss. But it is a more complicated kit than the Italeri, so it might not be for the novice.
  12. I meant "not followed" above. I have not followed the sequence in the instructions for the last 36 years.. I am not following the build sequence in the instructions because of various reasons, like adding a certain antenna at a certain stage will invariably lead to it being broken off during handling. Not building the ejection seat as step one, since I don´t know if it will be replaced by a resin seat later, or just because I don´t want to. (Seats are boring) I will often leave the landing gears off until last, after painting, decaling and weathering. Sometimes leaving parts
  13. Ok, I have built models since I was seven years old. That is 37 years of model building. Do you know for how many of them I have NOT followed the instructed build sequence to the letter? Maybe about 36. Hand up, any actual model builder in here who follows the sequence in the instructions to the letter. Shion, I don´t have the time now, but in 2020 I´ll build the AMK tomcat, just for you, in effing SEQUENCE if that is a REQUIREMENT. You can come over and watch me do it, if you like. Now, could you guys that has NOT ordered an AMK Tomcat, and who do not have any intention to do that
  14. Ok, I might not be the most anal guy regarding shapes that you can find in here, but when I was shopping for my first 1/48 tomcat I took one look at the Academy and said "no way". That nose looks weird even to me. So I bought the then brand new Hobbyboss kit. Instead I had to fix those intakes that are not properly angled. I haven´t seen anybody mentioning the intakes of the AMK kit in this thread, so I take it that they are at least ok shapewise. I prefer to display my aircraft with the nose toward the viewer, slightly angled, so I think I will be able to live with the inaccuracies of the rea
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