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  1. Clearly, the kit is the re-boxing of the ProModeler kit when I look at this review.
  2. Good news. However, remember it took several years for Wolfpack design to release their T-38 after the first announcement of the item.
  3. It looks like Academy is releasing a new 1/144 B-52 next year after B-1B. Probably we will see a new tooled 1/144 B-2 in 2021?
  4. In the meanwhile, hobbyeasy uploaded some new photos, which provide more dimension-wise information about the kit.
  5. Someone uploaded a painted sample to MMZ. The kit release is scheduled to be around next month.
  6. Neighbor Hobby is one of the largest hobby shops in Korea. They seem to have at least "almost" complete line-up of Gunze (GSI creos) lacquer paints along with other types of colors like enamel and acrylic paints .
  7. Here is another link for a post which also compared Academy's and GWH's mudhens. GWH has more options in terms positionable parts including rudders, flaps, canopy and better PW nozzle details. Academy's kit is known to have been engineered based on the McDonnell Douglas' data so its overall shape can be more accurate. It also has more detailed panel lines and rivet details on surface. However, It does not offer a variety of options as GWH (e.g., canopy is one-piece). Also, many parts are simplified including a one-piece PW nozzle with extremely lame details.
  8. I was encountered with this post addressing some shape issues of ZM's new F-4 series. Looks like the kit's nose cone and aft-fuselage are off.
  9. Academy announced the release of the new kit on their website. Aseembly instructions are also posted (link).
  10. The GWH kit shows overall nice details. I can also see that its wheel hubs are not those of an F-15E.
  11. Some photos of the GWH kit were uploaded on 1999.co.jp
  12. The kit has not been officially released yet but some test samples were distributed to a limited number of modelers and a modeling community, MMZ in Korea. Below are an official review of the kit by MMZ and a blog posting for the kit review. http://mmzone.co.kr/mms_tool/mt_view.php?mms_db_name=mmz_media&mms_cat=[리뷰]&no=1547 http://blog.naver.com/spooky_64/220992030477 There were also posted test build photos of the kit on the MMZ few hours ago. http://mmzone.co.kr/album/showcase.php?dbname=gallerymain&id=49510 The guy who posted the photos wrote that the sample was made without any glue to show that the kit was made as snap-together. Even without the glue, parts of the kit come together well. Overall, the kit was engineered as snap-together and there are some simplified details including PW turkey-feather nozzle. The reviewers are in agreement that the kit was engineered with far better details than the company's previous offerings including 1/72 F-18E/F and F-4 series. AFAIK, the kit was designed by Wolfpack design, another modeling company in Korea, which explains the significant improvement in details over Academy's previous snap kits. BTW, the decals are printed by Cartograf.
  13. It is said that the fuselage parts of the test sample were 3D printed, not plastics from the tooling. This explains some problems including noticeable gap between the nose and the windshield part and non-separate air brake. Regarding non-droppable flaps and slats, it seems to me that Tamiya might release an option kit for take-off position with deployable flap/slats and compressed nose gear. For the recent years, they have been trying to reduce the cost of the kits and releasing separate detail sets along with main kits (e.g., Panther D or Lang's detail-up sets) and the same policy might be applied to their new Tomcat kit (hopefully). Overall, I think it is still a little bit too early to make a final verdict on Tamiya's new Tomcat.
  14. AFAIK, the owner of Wolfpack design announced the plan for their own new tooling items including F-5E/F, T-38A/C, RF-8A/G in 1/72. Some of them were cancelled due to the announcement of other manufacturers (1/72 F-106, I guess). Since they have been busy designing items for some Chinese companies, their own lineup seems to be released slowly.
  15. WP announced T-38C at Sizuoka 2014 show as you can see at the end of
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