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  1. Not everyone likes spending double the price of kit on aftermarkets or even feels good enough to butcher up kit for some conversions. I'd also like to see J-16/D especially because of different armament.
  2. Armenian is mine 🙂 Bad news, I've just managed to scratchbuild something reminding APK-9 as there was no way to obtain it anywhere else...
  3. #Q1: #Q2: Detonation strips. Source: https://www.seaforces.org/usnair/VF/Fighter-Squadron-102.htm
  4. I believe that for Su-30MKI you'll just need decals. Beside some antennas there is no external difference between SM, MKI and MKA. Only MKM would need some further mods.
  5. L4824 still not available in US? European stores started to stock it just days before Christmas, only 6 months after release 😄
  6. Depends what you mean by "better". Expect both to be equally accurate, Minibase will be more detailed but GWH should be better for myself as I am clumsy and handling delicate details is not my strong side.
  7. Nothing better, they've released "new" kits recently - MiG-31 and F-14D. MiG-31 is almost double the price (€99 vs €52 I bought old one) and it is because of some 3d printed details included. My fav shop still has 16 out of 20 kits originally added in August, and in comparison they've been restocking old MiG-31 regularly just to sell all kits in like 2-3 weeks, however old kits have been removed from website, which indicate they'll no longer be supplied by AMK. New F-14 is old F-14 with 3 changes - box art is better, there are only 2 markings instead of original 5 and amount of weaponry h
  8. Yeah, would be expensive anyway because it'd probably not include armament. It seem to me that KittyHawk's problem was low quality of their last kits, lower revenue of which they have tried to compensate with higher price. I can still see European shops which seem to have first batch of their Su-27 family. I am a Flanker fan so how KH massacred my boys was really painful to me. Rised prices followed by same low quality of canopy which they didn't even attempted to change since Su-35 release, and finally lack of armament in Su-30SM priced similarly to Su-27UB of GWH... well, this mu
  9. I'm curious about other paint schemes. Anyway, box one is fine enough and this kit will surely get to my stash. I've just received F/A-18F and it look absolutely awesome in the box, I like the wheel wells details.
  10. Looks like I will have to start this. Latest news: What will 1/48 SCALE AVIATION SERIES NO.02 be remains unknown 🙂
  11. What a pity, yesterday evening I wanted to order it along the Tamiya F-14A in this shop and... when I entered basket to do checkout I noticed that final price dropped by half. Then I realized someone bought last piece just a minute before me...
  12. In case of GWH I prefer shop I can easliy reach if there is something wrong with the kit. I'd rather not return the kit to China.
  13. Tamiya comes from Japan. Anyway, companies like Border Model, Takom, RFM, Trumpeter, HB or Meng keep releasing/restocking their kits. Also worth to note that some shops in EU used to order small quantities like 10 kits by Air Mail just to start selling them right after release. Same happened with previous GWH kits, first small batches were available within a week after premiere, not to say shops had them in "soon"/"pre-order" tabs for like 1-2 months ahead - this is not the case with L4824, almost no shop even lists it as expected in future.
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