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  1. JeffreyK

    Return of the Hasegawa 1/48 A-4C next year

    Wrong answer 😥...
  2. JeffreyK

    Return of the Hasegawa 1/48 A-4C next year

    ...does your A-4 stencil sheet include the landing gear placards? My A-4C model suffered quite some damage during my move to Japan and I have to re-build the landing gear using new SAC struts. But that way I'd lose the nice placards from the original Hasegawa kit sheet... J
  3. JeffreyK

    Return of the Hasegawa 1/48 A-4C next year

    I was already looking at SB's website if they had your C/B conversion in stock 🙂 Yes, definitely in for a "B" only conversion. I also have a B/C specific item in mind for my own range. Scratch-built it for my "C" a few years ago, but never thought about releasing it as a resin item back then. Would come along nicely now....
  4. JeffreyK

    Return of the Hasegawa 1/48 A-4C next year

    Would have thought they'd do a different decal variant, but still, great to see the kit back on the shelves. J
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    Return of the Hasegawa 1/48 A-4C next year

    Good news!! J
  6. JeffreyK

    Zoukei-Mura F-4D, corrected fuselage?

    The loft drawings can be found at aviationarchives.blogspot.com , there are several versions, but all are essentially the same, at least in this area. I don't remember right now which station this template corresponds to, it could be FS453? But the deviation was greatest in this area. Zoukei Mura original: During correction: Nearly finished: The ZM plastic is 1.2mm thick - I went right through and then some into my backing plastic. I also used a template further forward (I think it was FS414) and then blended everything to match the rest of the ZM fuse, with many pics as reference. The same template in the same position here on the Academy kit fuselage: You see, way too much slope above the engine shoulders. Same template in same position on Hasegawa fuse: Yes, not perfect, but out of the box the best of the three. From the exhausts back, the ZM is by far the best rendition. Academy is awful in the tail area. J
  7. JeffreyK

    Zoukei-Mura F-4D, corrected fuselage?

    So you are saying McD's cross section loft drawings are actually wrong? At least that's what I went with - scaled to 1:48, printed and made templates. The fuselage was backed with plastic sheet on the inside and I sanded right through the ZM plastic and even my backing sheets have become really thin after I was finished. And where was Hasegawa's fuselage proven wrong? Offering the templates up to the Hasegawa fuselage revealed quite a good match, right between Academy's too anaemic shape and ZM's to fat shape. Whether or not the shape error is important to you or whether or not you think its worth fixing, or buying a correction set, is another matter and entirely up to the individual, but the fact is the error is there and it's quite substantial and even ZM themselves have said there is a problem and they will do it differently for the long nose Phantoms. Jeffrey
  8. No, at this time there is no designated US dealer. So far, I haven't found that to be necessary judging by the large number of regular US customers. Postage is quite reasonable and fast from Japan and there's no import tax or duty to pay in the US either. Perhaps at some point in the future, but not at the moment... Cheers, Jeffrey
  9. JeffreyK

    GWH Jumping on the 1/48 Tomcat Bandwagon?

    Oh, I'm sorry this happened - I really try to do stuff that's not being done elsewhere! As a one-man producer I just don't have to time to make things already available. Too many gaps that still need to be filled. Overlaps do happen sometimes, but I honestly try to avoid them when I decide on a project. I do see your point about improvement - I'm all for innovation and improvement and was happy to see new F-14 kits from AMK and from Tamiya. A third one in such a short time space just seemed like a political rather than creative decision. But perhaps my first reaction was a bit too strong... For the moment, modellers can be very happy with added choice, in particular given GWH's outstanding quality. But will this help the market as a whole in the long run? As modellers make choices some mfs. will inevitably lose out and that's not because their product is bad. I'm not a huge Tomcat fan and will buy perhaps ONE of those new kits and I'm sure many casual buyers will act in a similar way. Anyway, enough of talking myself into a hole... Cheers, J
  10. JeffreyK

    GWH Jumping on the 1/48 Tomcat Bandwagon?

    The scale model market is a very small market in the grand scheme of things so not stepping on each others toes is actually not a bad idea...Producing kits is a hefty investment and I'd rather see companies x, y and z IN business than any of them out of business. But perhaps I have a different view of the world... 😉 J
  11. JeffreyK

    GWH Jumping on the 1/48 Tomcat Bandwagon?

    Definitely, like a Su-27, as nicely done as their Su-35.
  12. JeffreyK

    GWH Jumping on the 1/48 Tomcat Bandwagon?

    Sorry, but this is bordering on rudeness. Why the heck did they decide to do that?? Two Tamiya kits just out and the AMK one nearly ready to release. These are not small budget kits. Yes, AMK's kit doesn't make money for GWH, but GWH's kit makes less money for AMK and vice versa. Almost looks like a "because we can" thing....
  13. Hi Stafan, yes, the48ers are and will continue being a Hypersonic Models' partner. in fact a new order has just come in 🙂 I see the issue with customs/VAT and even though I think many orders will be small enough to not get caught up in extra charges I definitely want to have and outlet like the48ers within Europe (what will happen with the UK though after Brexit??) At the same time, I'm sorry to lose you as a direct customer 😞 Cheers, Jeffrey
  14. Some time next year I guess, there's no release date yet. The Ki-45 is next. The fuselage set is temporarily sold out, thank you very much for your orders!! I should have some more available by next weekend. Cheers, Jeffrey
  15. Cheers Ben, this is the next item on my list, after I have somehow won the battle to get the new Skywarrior and Canberra canopies ready and released (they're fighting back at the moment...), hopefully by the end of the year, maybe Telford. Initial investigations revealed that Zoukei Mura haven't made it easy to fit a canopy insert by moulding some kind of internal structure under the front canopy that's kind of half way between nothing and what should be there. It's impossible to make a resin piece that's thin enough to fit over this so unfortunately the modeller will have to sand this away. I'm considering to supply a masking strip that will protect the canopy while doing this.... J
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