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  1. AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    1:44: recast layer
  2. AMK 1/48 Kfir New Tool

    I don't own any of the 1/48 Kfir kits. Does someone here own both ? I'd like to know if the intake size is the same and if the canopy profile has changed.
  3. Phenomenal perhaps but not unique. Some other companies have a similar design approach. I wish TrumpyBoss was one of them instead of having the "send us all the reference material you've got and pray" approach.
  4. AMK 1/48 Kfir New Tool

    The gallery won't show as it's probably private.
  5. The CAD is made to control the CNC machines. From CAD snapshots you can have an idea of the model's accuracy, detail level and options that will be offered but nothing more. How the plastic parts turn out depends on the capabilities of the CNC, EDM and injection machines. What we've seen of the plastic so far looks very good but in general CAD must be taken with a pinch of salt.
  6. Tamiya Release Rumors?

    Well it's a scale for aviation modellers would like to built a tank for a change ?
  7. It's the communication strategy sometimes used by producers that do their own toolings and Eduard is one of them. I can't help remembering that Vladimir Sulc said he'd fire the employee that would suggest to correct the MiG-21bis nose. Perhaps.
  8. AMK's FB page Uwe: try to put yourself in the producer's shoes. Does the producer tool himself or does he outsource the tooling ? AMK (Agencia Comercial Hai Jie LDA) is of the first kind, I don't know about Zoukei Mura. Producers of the first type can retool relatively easily as long as the machines aren't used or scheduled to be used on other projects. Producers of the second type have to pay their subcontracting toolshop. When you have to pay, you evaluate the cost/benefit ratio: is it worth spending the money or not ? The problem is that the money spent in a retool won't be spent in the tooling phase of a future project. Being a kit producer isn't a high-profit business so producers need to be cautious on spending money.
  9. Mig-21pf markings

    I have little hope. The PF was used in the Sixties so in the heat of the Cold War so no fancy schemes AFAIK. I hope to be proven wrong.
  10. B-2A @ Lucky Model

    The kit could be pre-ordered at 70USD minimum on producer's website in September 2016. Look at the regular MSRP now: http://www.modelcollect.com/usaf-b-2a-spirit-stealth-bomber
  11. I'm no Su-17/22 expert but I think that the bottom middle fuselage bug will be more problematic as I believe twin-seater often carries less payload than single-seaters so there's nothing to hide the fuselage issue. IMHO the KH kits are still the best option. I saw on FB a very nice build of the HB single-seater. There's a front fuselage side photo. It made me sad (the kit, not the build... and I love the Su-17/22 so I can get emotional about polystyrene bits).
  12. So do I. It's just that I'm not holding my breath.
  13. If it's only a photo and given the size of the model, I'm pretty sure it will be a Trumpeter rebox.