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  1. Where to buy a Streem Su-24 (1:72) ?

    Sorry but I have limited access to internet for a week now.
  2. Where to buy a Streem Su-24 (1:72) ?

    Real thing Streem Trumpeter 1/72
  3. Where to buy a Streem Su-24 (1:72) ?

    Mmmmh... galfa, do you know if the Streem kit is accurate ?
  4. New Tool su-25?

    It's a short-run kit but ART Model has done 1/72 Su-25s. Dragan has built one here: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal14/13201-13300/gal13218-Su-25-Cvetic/00.shtm
  5. Kinetic 1/48 F/A-18A+/B/CF-188 kit?

    A reply to a similar question asked on FB says end of August.
  6. F-14 - Why is it so popular?

    As a kid I used to love this plane probably because I found it impressive: big, sleek profile that oozed speed and power, colourful schemes (Wolfpack, Sundowners), big missiles, swing wings. Nowadays I don't like it much. It looks "esthetically incoherent" to me (profile view is nice but front and rear views inspire clumbsiness to me) so I find the Turkey nickname very appropriate. Planes like the F-111 or Flanker family members look more "esthetically balanced" while the F-14 looks more like a clunky compilation of shapes glued together. Also I've tried watching Top Gun again but I just couldn't... the sillyness of situations, dialogs, people was overwhelming.
  7. AMK IAI Kfir C2/C7 in 1/72, new tool

    I'm no plastic injection engineer but I may have an explanation. Perhaps AMK uses 3-axis CNC. With this kind of machine the cutter axis is perpendicular to the metal part base. Precision is good for flat parts (wings, canards) or areas (fin) and fine details can be done. However, the more the cutter axis gets tangent to metal part surface (edges of the fuselage half for example), the less precision is good and the less details can be done. Workaround is using slide moulds for areas near the edges of part (fuselage half top and bottom typically) but that makes the tooling more complex and expensive.
  8. AMK IAI Kfir C2/C7 in 1/72, new tool

    I believe one needs to take macro photos with a pinch of salt: when you look at a kit, you don't have the eyes stuck 2 centimeters over the parts but you have a more global and subjective perception. When I'll have the kit I probably won't be too bothered with the panel lines. For the other things, I don't know.
  9. AMK IAI Kfir C2/C7 in 1/72, new tool

    Thanks Moritz ! Good enough for me. Well I just have to wait for my kit. I've done it for close to a year so I'm used to that now
  10. AMK IAI Kfir C2/C7 in 1/72, new tool

    I have ordered a single kit from them in August 2016. No news... hey the release date has changed today: was July 20th yesterday but now it's July 27th.
  11. AMK IAI Kfir C2/C7 in 1/72, new tool

    Thanks Moritz ! - dogtooth: yes it easy to fix. The issue could be related to use of inserts (in case of future C1/F-21) - parabrake fairing: yes I guess putty could help - bracing: good idea indeed... it helps fixing the area ruling bug I guess - wider intakes: splendid ! How does the canopy profile look like ? Curvature at the front and not spread over the canopy length ?
  12. AMK IAI Kfir C2/C7 in 1/72, new tool

    Does the wing leading edge dogtooth area stick out of the wing plane and are there steps in the area of the parabrake fairing ? Close-ups pic would be appreciated.
  13. AMK IAI Kfir C2/C7 in 1/72, new tool

    Has anybody received their (production) kit ? I haven't yet and I'm wondering about something.
  14. Yet I believe CAD designers may not be careful enough about scale drawings. Often the LG is represented without oleo compression and designers don't notice.
  15. Aircraft attitude (FLG too short or MLG too long) perhaps ?