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  1. shion

    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    They reap what they sow. Look at this. They have an another opportunity to present photos of the finished and corrected kit. It's the unique announcement that could matter, with the history of this kit developpement and his marketing. And what are they doing? This. An absolute non-annoucement, worst an announcement so similar to their previous ones that it's the first thing people remark. I really hope for them: - GWH don't present their F-14 next month at the Shizuoka Show. - they(AMK) present a finished and corrected F-14 tomcat kit. - if not, they don't make an appearance at all.
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    LUCKYMODEL NEW SHIPPING SYSTEM

    Hello, is there a problem or something with your system? I've got two orders blocked since march 28/29 between packed and shipped stages. It took one week to pass from "pending" ot "packed to Postal". Last Thursday, they both were indicated "packed queued to Postal", still no change today. You said "Normally, the shipped status is max 2 days between completed and to the post office." It's strange that not one but two packets can stay nearly one week at this stage.
  3. Yellow canopy is here since the inception. The new feature is the bigger hexagonal flat antenna on the spine.
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    KA Models aftermarket parts

    How would you represent this texture in 1/48 scale or 1/32?
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    KA Models aftermarket parts

    It depends how visible is the pattern. Hasegawa trytool version: Grade 20: Grade 12: I would take the 12 one, in this case. Yes, it's overscaled but what matters here is the perception, not the scale rendition.
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    KA Models aftermarket parts

    It's not a wise choice because: - carbon fiber pattern is wrong and it doesn't look like a carbon fiber patern. - this rendition of carbon fiber is too deep and the part loses some details or their perception, like the overlap between petals. Good thing is, it's 3D printing, so you've got lot of agility and flexibility to redesign this kind of stuff.
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    KA Models aftermarket parts

    overall view: http://www.f-16.net/g3/f-16-photos/album03/album88/aaf Close-up: http://www.f-16.net/g3/f-16-photos/album03/album88/aag
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    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    Yes, it's something we pointed out one year ago. Seems new photos have just confirm this theory. Real tomcat in TO/catapult mode: Last photo seems the best to show this point. Now AMK rendition of the same area:
  9. shion

    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    You don't have to care about the lens distorsion, this photo is here to show the fact that the fuel dump pipe is... a pipe and how the beaver tail is connected to the A/C body. It's the first time we see the rendition of the beaver tail by AMK, and it seems they believe the fuel dump pipe is an ECM pod or something else, not a pipe. We'll wait the next mold revision.
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    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    Last time they provided photos (of the same build), I thought the editing/cropping was weird, why cut images like that? Photos I've talking about: And now: Real A/C: I'm concerned about at least 2 things here: - how can they represent the fuel damp like that? - gaps between the main fuselage, the engine bags and the beaver tail part are huge. In fact, gaps between parts are huge in the whole kit, yes I know "it's a prebuild, the builder is a nonmodeler, he's unfamiliar with the A/C", but glued or not, gaps aren't supposed to be this width.
  11. shion

    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    They can do what they want. Now imagine the message and what people will think.
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    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    It´s not a private FB page. And if you want to keep something private, as a company, do not put it on the biggest social network in the world.
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    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    It's the same angle, other side, than here: Always with the orthographic projection, the worst one to provide information in no-close ups. It was impossible to see the aft problem when these image was provided (in 2016), it is still impossible to see changes now. wait...if they only provide a 3D view, they aren't able to show plastic parts?
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