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  1. Try building a Dagon PZ IVE if you want to see horrendous instructions.. Kinetics instructions are stellar by comparison..and they updated them which you can download the new versions.
  2. Let the flood gates open..hopefully its as nice as the Bone..
  3. Talking about Herks love to see a few Antarctic/arctic birds from the New York guys. Several had nose art and lots of flouro. There was one sheet done buts long long out of print.
  4. You dont need red lines to see the problems with this kit. Thats the problem. If it needed red lines to point them out it would be fine.
  5. Nice to see. Modelsvit kits are very nice indeed the Blinder, MD-11 all have lovely refined detail. Im sure this will go very well for them!
  6. Well done.Chris on the breakdown of the differences it is interesting to see. Id say its not a deal breaker either its more like a missed chance for AMK. For the hard core guys though its again lost sales from the guys who buy 4, 6 or 8 kits as many will look at the back end and once seen you can not “unsee” the issues. Im sure we will see some superb builds of the kit its just a pity they ran out of money, motivation or ideas or all three and failed to deliver on the promise. Is it a nice kit..yep. Is it the best F-14, nope. But i do think we will get some superb builds of the kit and see some great looking F-14’s as the plastic and level of detail even if exaggerated slightly will and does look great under low vis grey. Just a pity sitting next to the Tamiya kit you will see that AMK back end waving at your eyes saying “remember me”...
  7. Nose section looks great compared to the original..i can see a couple of these finding a home here..
  8. Going over the kits myself one other detail missed by Amk was the partial down angle on the spoilers. The spoilers have a slightly down angle in the retracted position to allow them to fair into the flap when deployed which Tamiya picked up. Amk’s are flat topped ie they have no downward angle when stowed. A quick look at the Tamiya upper wing makes it very clear. Never noticed it until comparing the two side by side and the upper wing is very obvious with Tamiya captured that unique feature beautifully.
  9. All these camo birds are nice but how about some real B-52’s?
  10. Sold! Several actually...those scenes shot at sunset of the B-36 contrailing dodgng CU tops are some of the most beautiful ever filmed..
  11. Well you will want to offload the old Esci kit as fast as you can. its in the far distance and needs a massive amount of work to get up to either of the other two. love the Blinder!
  12. Hi Dave i put a post up re it a few weeks ago. Worth getting in short. First it doesnt have some of the fine work the Modelsvit kit does ie finely scribed vents etc. It does have a single piece fuselage and overall very good typical engineering from Trump so though less detailed its going to be easier to out together. Dimensionally very close to the MV kit but from the Mk1 eyeball id say it has less coke bottle effect on the fuse but its still pretty clear. Overall if your into Blinders id grab one it will definitely be an easier build than MV and imagine if Eduard do some PE it will lift it from a detail point very close to MV but again a far easier build. I bought a second thats 5 Blinders in the collection..lol..3MV 2 Trump...
  13. Nice build and very much like the paint well done CKLoo..
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