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  1. This does look amazing, I must say. Not my subject, but from a manufacturing point of view - amazing. J
  2. When it's ready Sorry for the cocky answer - I still can't give any precise dates, only that I'm on the home stretch design wise. All going well, next year will be spent on the tooling front and that will take many months. J
  3. Hi guys, just a quick heads up for you that the AG-330 Star Cart kit is now officially released and available on my website. Mainstream injected plastic, PE and Cartograf decals with full stencils, ID markings and instrument gauges. The kit can be built as a Buick and Chevy engined variant, the starter probe in stowed or extended position. https://www.hypersonicmodels.com/product/ag-330-start-cart Also available from these stores: the48ers.com F4dable Models BNA Modelworld Further outlets t.b.a. Cheers, Jeffrey
  4. Exactly the opposite! Scale model Manufacturers put labels like "14+" or "not suitable for children under 14" etc. on their boxes precisely to identify them as anything BUT toys. Toys are are things suitable for children and as such must pass MUCH tighter safety regulations, such as material composition, part size, sharp edges etc. etc. Most plastic model kits would fail these regulations and if an accident happened the manufacturer could be sued (if the product was allowed to be sold in the first place). J
  5. As seen today at Osaka Hobby Fest (at the Doyusha stand). Please feel free to discuss and compare: Cheers, Jeffrey
  6. Yes: Hobbyland, Honmachi (hobbyland.jp) Ms-Plus, Honmachi (ms-plus.com) Volks (Zoukei Mura), Namba/Nipponbashi (volks.co.jp) (Joshin Kidsland, Namba/Nipponbashi, but sounds like you know that one...?) Yodobashi Camera, Umeda (Osaka) Cheers, J
  7. A voice of reason and sanity, skilfully bending out all the "noise" (other descriptions may apply 🙂 ) in between. Thank you J
  8. Sold! Now waiting for a K (but Bobcat was doing one as well, weren't they?). J
  9. "This particular kit is the very first attempt of ICM to release MiG-24BM plastic kit in 1:48 scale into the market" That sounds too funny! :)) So how many "attempts" do they think they'll need? Bookmakers to the fore! Cheers J
  10. Let's just say "nun's hat" 🙂 Examples of non-3D scanned errors due to copying of non-standard detail: Tamiya 1:32 F-4 (battle damage patches), Czech Model F3D (ex-Raytheon test bird with added ducting etc.)... I don't think that a 1:1 translation of 3D scan data into a CAD model is a sensible method for creating a scale model. A 3D scan will give you and unbelievable amount of surface data, too much and too "noisy" to work with. You need to clean it all up and create workable shapes. Even cross sections from a 3D scan contain too much data - clean cross sections with a vastly reduced point count need to be created in order to create something usable and that's best done from scratch. The 3D scan (plus drawings, measurement data and photos) will work as a constant reference object, not just for shape check, but also for detail creation and location. Jeffrey
  11. The USAF sheet has got some interesting things on it and I'd welcome a re-release, but it's flawed as well - the wing top "USAF" for instance barely fits onto the wing, let alone in the correct position... J
  12. Here: http://data3.primeportal.net/hangar/luc_colin3/f-104g_fx-47/images/f-104g_fx-47_08_of_39.jpg Cheers J
  13. Ditto, saw it too and took a few pics, very impressive model indeed! J
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