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    Heller 1:125 A380

    You're welcome.
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    1/48 Tamiya F-14D

    A P-47N would require a new wing sprue, and possibly new cockpit IP.
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    Heller 1:125 A380

    Hello Chris, It is a nice but not well designed kit : difficult to build. In certain areas, it is more accurate than the Revell kit (belly A/C ram air intake, wing lower skin ram air exhaust, wing lower skin reinforcement strips, wheel rims, so mostly detail stuff) but in others, it is really lacking (simplified and undefined-molded landing gears, horrible rubber tires, ugly engine intake fans, rubbish decal sheet, etc). The rear fuselage parts 1 and 20 present a molding defect, something like a sink mark 1mm deep on a 40mm x 20mm area, all my 7 kits feature it. It is visible when the fuselage is assembled and you check the continuity of the sections. The plastic being thick, it is almost impossible to correct by bending, filling will be the way to go. The wings are big parts unfortunately molded in a softer and thinner plastic, again all of my 7 kits wings are warped. Except a spar, I cannot see another way to guarantee the dihedral and toughness of the assembly. The Revell kit is tempting because it is easier to build and has a sort of uniform quality feel (but not without its problems) but the Heller kit, despite needing LOTS of love, is still my favourite A380 kit. Congrats, you actually made me want to resume my build, I stalled after assembling all fuselage sections into 2 separate halves. Cheers !
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    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    Outch, double outch, yes I didn't mean GWH... AMK of course, my apologies. I'll edit my post.
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    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    I cannot believe such a let down in communication from AMK. We went from too much trumpeting talk to almost nothing. Isn't there something possible in between ? Like 1 honest monthly follow up ? Or are their hands so full that they cannot spare 5 minutes for 1 simple follow up ? I read the story about the factory priority business part, then the model kit moulding if it becomes a priority (massive order ? In advance payments ? Relax, these are only guesses) but... can you build customer confidence by telling them "you're coming after, or buy tons and you may become a priority" ? Do all young small model kit producers work this way ?
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    Kenetic C-17 - Any word?

    Now watch for the "I can have a Revell 1/72 A400M kit for USD 50, no way I pay USD 70 for the C-17 kit" usual comment. As far as I'm concerned, good move from Raymond and Kinetic : get it right no matter how long it takes. No need to BS us with single part missiles pics again and again and again while nothing else seem to be progressing, like another company I will not name. Being such a large kit, I guess the fuselage plastic shell needs to be thicker than usual, therefore the weight issues. Tricky balance as you say. I have to say i am delighted with your F/A-18 kits, I hope you will be able to carry over this quality standard to all future kits. Cheers !
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    Modelcollect 1/72 B-2

    From the photos currently available, it looks like an improvement over the Testor kit, but those trench-like panel lines ???
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    Aviation Art Su-33 1/48

    Great post ! What about that moronistic pirate way of talking ? How could it so suddently disappear ? Did he get some sort of "branlée" from the mods ?
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    B-2A @ Lucky Model

    Impatient to see the definitive part photos. All the ones we have seen until now were considered "test-shots-the-final-parts-will-be-refined-blah-blah-blah"... I feel the recessed details were heavy for a beast like the B-2, not to mention the simplified main landing gears... no, will wait for a detailed review.
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    B-2A @ Lucky Model

    You seem to be frustrated about the C-5 price to the point you mention about it in many large 1/72 kit threads...
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    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    I guess this thread is 63 pages long because AMK teased, and teased, and teased, and teased about the features that would be included in their Tomcat, not forgetting those bombastic comments about the "satisfied customer to AMK relationship", over and over. I adore their kits but AMK and AMK only created this situation. Of course we all have other kits in our stock but how is this related to AMK announcing and teasing about their 1/48 Tomcat kit ?
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    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    What I understood is that the guy whom used to post those numerous and mouth-watering follow-ups got ill. I then thought that someone else from their team would have taken over the comm but it did not happen. So we went from almost too much comm to almost no comm at all. I am not saying this as an AMK hater (I actually enjoy their kits tremendously) but more as the way I see things. Add the pre-order debacle while still progressing on other 1/72 kits, perhaps has it become too awkward to post updates ? Again, only honest observations on my side. I really wish them success but they really need to clarify things. It sure is not a cure for cancer but here is a modelling forum and you just cannot tease modellers, kick them out of the car and let them guess what will be happening. I am anyway certain there is a market for an über-detailed 1:48 F-14D (with complete engines and dirty wings) even if T is rumoured to release a (presumably) simpler kit in a short term.
  13. Man, never saw more exciting projects than these. Can we order by tens ?
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    Roden 1/144 C-5

    And instead of buying a 1/32 Tamiya F4U-1A, you can buy food. Or medicines... but what the heck ? Obviously, if I'm a Galaxy fan, I will not switch to a 1/32 Corsair because it is identically priced.