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Silver Seraph

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  1. I do not know if the Daco drawings can be 100% trusted but I do get the feeling the inflatable bags concave curve will accentuate the hip curve issue. We are probably not talking 5mm difference but to me, it does not look right. But please to be proven wrong. Again AMK's communication, they really do not get it...
  2. What is with that raised line detail on the tire flank? I checked about 10 F-14D wheel photos, none show it. And basic rim detail. Surprising.
  3. Nice photo! Here, the recessed panel lines look better. Where would the sanded area be?
  4. And I am perfectly fine with that.
  5. Seen the shaky YouTube video. I still cannot make up my mind about the recessed panel lines. Few months ago it appeared to me AMK refined them on some of the latest test shot fuselage upper parts but now, some of these recessed details look again somehow heavy, wide and with rounded edges. Difficult to judge from that video but that is the feeling I am left with. Now, I am less sure I will purchase this kit for its dirty wings. The detail parts look nice though. Fuselage aft part... well I will wait for a direct comparison with Tamiya's rendition, which I believe is cor
  6. I got mine 2 days ago. Overall a nice kit from Revell with some flash here and there (easy to deal with) and some sink marks on the wing riveted areas (less easy to deal with without ruining the recessed rivet details). HOWEVER !!! Make sure you check your 2 clear sprue : mine are unusable, all the parts being marred by flow lines.
  7. That is the thing : I can spot differences between the 2 kits but do we know for sure Tamiya is 100% correct? I would not know. Comparing them would only prove there is, or not, a difference and from there we can start, or not, investigating who is right. Anyway, right or wrong, I am glad we now have more choice when it comes to 1/48 Tomcats. I like some aspects of Tamiya's kit, I like some aspects of AMK's kit. Not being on a budget, I will probably combine the best of both kits to pump out my dreamed Tomcat kit. Ok, that was page 196.76, anyone for page 196.80?
  8. Presumably less rounded. I can clearly see differences between the Tamiya and AMK curves and volumes but I have absolutely no idea if they are to be attributed to the camera focal or effective differences. Besides, those white curve lines do not help at deciding for or against. As far as I am concerned, I will wait for a detailed comparison but I am thinking that even if the AMK kit fails in the hip test, I will find a good home for its dirty wings -> use them on my Tamiya Tomcat, and sell the remainder of the AMK kit.
  9. It's the Italeri kit sprinkled with CMK resin detail resin parts. I have it, most of the parts join very nicely but the overall detailing is very limited and the CMK parts are not the best moulded and detailed, no Brassin stuff here. When it comes to accuracy, I really wouldn't know, sorry, just that the Italeri is easier to build and the Kitty Hawk looks more actual if you think detailing.
  10. IMHO, the detailing is quite good : cockpit and landing gear details are more than adequate, recessed details are extensive but as usual with Revell, slightly uneven, slightly too wide and shallow and different from right to left (fuselage side flank parts). The fit : okayish, lots of mating surfaces are uneven, some short-shot parts on my 2 releases, IDS and GR.4. The engineering : problematic in the sense that it appears too complicated and most of the parts that make up the main structure are a bit thin. Decals : thin, flat, detailed but in a certain plac
  11. Don't worry, it'll be released this year, you mentioned it in the GWH MiG-29 1/48 help topic. Quite impatient to discover this Su-33 kit.
  12. £119 leaves me with the feeling it's basically the price of the previous release from 2-3-4 years ago plus the cost of the Eduard photoetch sets. No real savings here, and I'm dead certain they didn't touch the moulds. So yes, those magnificent Barracuda set will come handy.
  13. Thank you for the photos. I'm no Tomcat expert, is the side view "sponson" thickness the issue? Or the the inflatable bag end angle at cross section? I was under the impression the big deal was the top view too curvy contours leading to what a booty.
  14. If they release an accurate kit, I'm sure it'll sell and they won't be done. Mind you, it's just my personal opinion. I still remember VW's "Diesel gate". In the first months of that scandal they were crucified, car sales plunged. Now, the Diesel gate is still far from being resolved, but I read VW now selling even more cars than before. People have a short memory, but I'm not saying this in a bad sense : time passes, people forget, and one day people think "yeah, why not give this new mouth-watering product a try, after all". In any case, if AMK succeed in releasing an
  15. Same here. I haven't preordered so AMK obviously owe me nada, and I'm obviously fine with that. I'm simply interested in the technical aspects of the kit and its conception. I'll just have to get myself some of their other kits, they look so well designed. I lost track wether they still intended to go forward with the glazings separate from the canopy frame. Or perhaps it wasn't finalised ? Anyway, if it's released, I'll get one. If it's not, man sooo many other new exciting kits from other brands available.
  16. I don't have Facebook (nor Twitter, nor Instagram, nor "you name it") so I can't check : are they still silent on Facebook as well ? Not that I'm a Tomcat freak, it's just that the novel features they advertised made me drool and it was inevitable I'd have a go at this kit. But I can still wait.
  17. Hello, This is a most welcome thread as last night I was looking at placing an order with Anigrand, including this very McDonnell Model 119 and the KC-10. I noticed the too rounded nose and somehow heavy wing trailing edge inner portion, believing the later wouldn't be too difficult to correct due to the resin thickness. I'll be following with great interest this thread. Cheers !
  18. Fantastic, thank you very much for your prompt reply ! Order will be placed in a few weeks.
  19. Okay. But then, if the kit is ordered directly from Modelcollect, will the corrected parts be included for free ? Just a honest question.
  20. Dear Modelcollect team, If I buy the B-52G kit in a hobby shop in, say, 3 months, is there a way knowing if it includes the correction parts, like a sticker or a new reference number ? Thank you in advance.
  21. Hello enthusiast modellers, my very first post on this great forum -> please don't morning star me (I mean, the Morgenstern weapon) 😓. Having followed this topic for quite some time as a guest, my feeling is that I can live with the fact AMK only knows which are the status with this much anticipated kit. I do appreciate very much posts from members urging to wait and see as much as I do appreciate again very much posts from members providing photos and pointing out potential issues, and I do believe there is more than enough place for both views on that matter. I any
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