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  1. I’ve been working on kit bashing the Academy and Hobby Boss kits together for the last couple years. Much of that time was spent trying to figure out the cockpit issues with both kits. After working on the reskit parts for over a week now I’m fully convinced they far exceed both of those kits in accuracy. Not to mention all the brilliant details.
  2. Most definitely updated. Not the best phone pics.
  3. Yep, same here just received the E and F cockpits. They look phenomenal and initial test fitting is really impressive. Here’s a picture of the cockpit with literally two minutes of sanding and just placed on top of the kit parts.
  4. Lots. Biggest issue is that the part between the wing and the flap was some how created backwards. Almost like someone took a digital file and created a negative image. You can even see itin the directions where the part (M7 in the attached photo) is narrowest near the wing root and gets wider as you move out towards the wing tip. Exact opposite of what it’s supposed to be. And, no, swapping to the other wing won’t work either. On top of being molded incorrectly, it doesn’t even come close to fitting. Also, if you look closer, the flap structure is a strange combination of the long and sho
  5. Excellent and very comprehensive. I haven't applied any as of yet but impressive how many they supply just for the ejection seat. Cockpit even has separate parts / decals for early and the upgrades applied to aircraft involved in Syria more recently.
  6. Received mine last night and it is awesome! I've built many, many kits over the decades and it's very rare that I've been this impressed with any new release. The fact that a new company can pull it off with their first kit is even more impressive. I spent last night night building the ejection seat which is a small model in its self and has better detail than any resin seat I've seen. I'm not an expert on the aircraft but so far it matches up to all the pics I've had time to review. What you don't really realize until you see it in person is the level of detail. Every part is
  7. Awesome. Thank you so much. Cliff
  8. Any chance there are new links for the Su-33 drawings? They appear to have been broken/removed with the updated web site. Thanks!!
  9. Old Man Blog #107 - it’s their periodic newsletter. https://www.zoukeimura.co.jp/en/sentiment/oyajiblog_107.html
  10. ZM is planning to release the F-4G this Summer. I suspect that ZM skipped doing the B/N because they knew Tamiya was working on this kit. Old Man Blog 107 list all seven of the F-4E variants they plan to release. -Cliff
  11. Agreed. Still a little too pronounced but hopefully it will get corrected. I believe this is an early test print.
  12. Sounds like they will include a new canopy as well. I assume you will be able to buy just the tub and interior for the Academy. As you mentioned, those parts are nearly identical in size.
  13. I asked if this would include the clear parts and they replied that it would. Looks like they will be teaming up with Quinta Studios on other sets so we'll see if that happens here. Either way, it looks like they're going for the full meal deal. I've used a number of their sets and very impressed. Lots of other great 1/48 scale releases this week as well. https://reskit.com.ua/index.php?route=common/home
  14. I believe the only kits released so far are for the pre sale release. I ordered one and it was supposed to arrive a bit sooner than the general release shipped direct from Japan and includes a smal commemorative item. It arrived two weeks ago. I believe a full general release will happen soon. Great kit. -Cliff
  15. Totally agree. I have a build of this variant currently in neutral awaiting this pit.
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