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  1. They're scehduled in the Italeri catalogue for a re release but have been in the 'coming soon- category' for some years now...
  2. Perfect build Hajo! I have build several DreamModel Dauphins, but none of them looks this good! Gertjan
  3. Magnificent build!! I am not so much a modeller of military stuff, but your build (followed every step of it) makes me doubt my conviction!
  4. Nice one!!! Agree with Ray: the 1/48 Italeri/ Esci?
  5. Great build Hajo! Funny about the tail sitting: I have built several DreamModel 365's and have never needed any extra weight in the front?!?
  6. But..ok...the only game in town of a kit I have wished for about thirty years, so I bought one. Man that will be some work..! My first instinct after opening the bag, was to toss the contents straight into the bin, but.. well, it's the only game in town, so... These modelers of vacform stuff are a special breed!
  7. Ah great, welcome back Anthony! Can't wait to see the build continue! Tricky question: have you got the H145 build planned already? Gertjan
  8. Guess you're right: Italeri would be the only mainstream manufacturer that could kit this in some Italian military livery. Man, I could use tons of them: countless possibilities for offshore and EMS liveries. I am not too positive though: mainstream kit makers seem to be in a 'helicopter kits are poor sellers- mode' and chicken out of these subjects more and more... On BritModeller I read that Whirly Bits from UK had actually thought about an AW139 release but was still too afraid that Italeri or Revell would release one eventually.
  9. I understand 11bee, but you would definitely enjoy the countless possibilities for civil liveries, now wouldn't you?!?
  10. Your story sounds very familiar Anthony! I started modelling in the '80's and modelling life was easier then: less choice! If the local modelling shop didn't have it: no worries and buy something else. Besides the Revell, Monogram and later Italeri- kits I bought a lot of Heller 1/48 (-ish) helicopter kits and now regret not having bought even more of them… Those kits were and still are perfect to me: sparse but sufficient detail, not too many parts, not too expensive, and after having built some of them, I started detailing them; more parts in the rotor head, adding a panel line here and there, configuring the landing gear etc. About the Seasprite and the Dauphin: I guess Tank summed it up nicely in his reply. I built the KH Seasprite some time ago. It was a lot of work; I could stil remember the Matchbox 1/48 Seasprite which I finished in a fraction of the time the KH kit needs. I remember the KH Seasprite nose is constructed of four parts, which makes construction sadistic hell and unnecessary complicated imho. The interior lacks an operator station, which would clearly be missing if you model it with the sliding door in opened position. The Dauphin needs some surgery in the beginning of the build or else you won't be able to fit the cockpit in the fuselage halves: you need to cut off some of the rear cabin floor or else it won't fit between the rear landing gear wells. The kit builds up from the interior to the outside, which again imho unnecessary complicates things. Generally imho the KH- Dauphin suffers from too much panel detail. In real life, the Dauphin is a sleek, beautifully streamlined machine, and the separate door parts and fuselage panels on the KH kit make the model look more like a WWII- tank. It took me ages to sand out the overdone panel lines and get the fuselage flush again. After that, the KH- model looks more than ok and ofcourse definitely beats the Trumpeter 1/48 Dauphin. Gertjan
  11. Hi Anthony, I built the AH6, the Seasprite and the Dauphin, so none of the kits you have. I must say: overall dimensions look fine to me (mind you: the Italeri Huey looks good to me too, so…), but I found the parts build up and fit troublesome. In case of the AH6 (I made a civil 500 of it) I prefer the Dragon kit. As I stated in another post: these KH- kits imho could have done with less parts and a better fit. I think you hit the nail on the head: it's a hit or miss thing with KH kits: I like to build fast and don't care about hidden engine or cockpit details or seperate fuselage panels. Ofcourse lots of modellers are more into that and will have a ball with the KH kits I suppose. Gertjan
  12. (Although I'm not interested in a '53) Good post! Not too keen on the prospect on KH kits from what I have built from them so far. And: it puzzles me too why the most obscure types of armour or ancient prop planes are being released and model helicopters suddenly appear to be a business risk?
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