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  1. All the special F-15’s of seen from Fujimi have quite thick decals. Printing is ok just thick.
  2. It looks more like a case of “not wanting to see” than cant see. its plainly obvious to every observer except you that the kits curves are far to large. The pic above shows clearly its far to curved. The fuse starts wider ends up narrower then finishes wider again. Some wont care some will.Unfortunately for Amk those who do care are the F-14 lovers who buy multiple multiple kits. No amount of wriggling on “photo angles are not identical” can hide that rear fuselage problem its simply obvious. As i said ill still buy one. But if done right i would of bought 6 or 7.
  3. It comes with quite a bit of PE in the new release so you do get some stuff. PE burners etc..still not sure its worth it though if you have one.
  4. Sold and sold again! Now how about that SU-27 we all are waiting for! Great work!
  5. Ronin decals, Hawkeye decals, Red roo...piles of Hornet decals covering the entire life.
  6. Be great to see someone work through the entire Buff family... Great Wall please? Loved the Vulcan and Victor so pretty please?...
  7. Personally experts are the last people i listen to now..i still listen but with three grains of salt and a dose of reality. Why? Well take a look at whats already happening with the Eduard P-51 and this is nothing to do with what was a botched kit the first release of the 109G. Its over reaction caused by being to close to a subject. Example. So a panel of experts self appointed who love the Fairy Dingbat Mk7 to bits, have spent there lives collecting information etc, know every block and factory variance take a look at the kit. So when the ultimate or maybe even the first Hasetamiduard version is released they buy it with glee! There joy immediately turns to horror when they find the rpm indicator and manifold pressure gauges are reversed, the pilots joystick has the pickle misplaced and the main wheels have Michelin badges instead of goodyear. To add insult to injury the guncamera port is misplaced by 3 inches on the wing leading edge and is square instead of round. Oh the horror! To many these would be insignificant errors meaning nothing to 98.9% of the community. However the Dingbats take it upon themselves to launch a campaign across forums to highlight the stupidly poor research and glaring mistakes by Hasetamiduard. These errors are amplified page after page with vitriol by the Dingbat experts driven by disappointment to bring a campaign of hate because there most famous beautiful aircraft, the love of their lives has been slighted by an incompetent bunch of amatuers parading as a model company. Now this has happened here and elsewhere that insignificant errors which have no visual impact on the “look” of a kit compared to the prototype have been shredded. So to me I temper what experts say, I use your own eyes to asses exactly how you think the kit looks and decide from there. Use the experts opinions to educate yourself from their wonderful knowledge on the finer points or like those experts you will never finish a kit. Gross errors are one thing which the Mk1 eyeball can spot at 20 paces ie Eduard 109G, AMK F-14 aft fuselage etc but listening to experts is rife with issues as you may find there hyper realistic goals will kill much of your enjoyment of the hobby.
  8. Great looking kit but i wont be ordering. Why? i ordered and paid in full in early March during a sale for 2 GWH F-15E’s that where in stock at the time and i am still waiting for these to ship 4 months later. The kits are available everywhere yet your company is unwilling to get them in even though i paid in full now 4 months ago. I could order them from numerous locations right now yet your company LM are happy to take payment and not supply goods. i have spent thousands at LM over the last 15 years but only a small amount in the last 18 months. This is why.. So no F-104’s for me even though it looks like a lovely replacement for the Hasegawa kit. Sad to see such poor business practice from a large well known brand name. regards
  9. Here is the C. Again great skills to get the clear resin so beautifully clear and shaped so well. Its clearly from all reports the most difficult medium to work with and anyone getting these results is very talented at a very black art even the best struggle with. Hopefully this means we may see a few more replacement windscreens and canopies for aircraft which to my eye really need work..cough cough F-105..a correction which would make a HUGE difference to the character of all the kits out there.
  10. The main issue is the front windscreen. They are the same on the E and A/C
  11. Great resin work but personally a few aircraft need fixing far more so than the GWH F-15. F-105 for instance.. Other than the lip missing from the windscreen im happy with its shape. I actually think the correction got the height correct but now its to narrow. Splitting hairs really i just dont think its worth all that work to eliminate a slightly flat canopy to get one thats now a little narrow. Great skill in the design etc i just dont think its needed.. Pay your money and make your choice but id rather se a new F-105 canopy in 32nd and 48th which would sell insanely well on a famous aircraft no manufacturer has even got close. Numerous targets await these skills..
  12. Im happy with the canopy as is. After some very long looks at that modified canopy that has been released from air to air refuelling images i think GWH is still closer than that mod set which is to narrow at the front. No retool needed from this seat. As for the AMK multi part canopy...we told them dont do it...
  13. Yep there was no adaptor just a dedicated pylon.
  14. If your only offering 10 bucks you cant think to highly of it! Lol..😉
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