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  1. shion

    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    They can do what they want. Now imagine the message and what people will think.
  2. shion

    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.
  3. shion

    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?
  4. shion

    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    I thought they couldn't make worse than their October-November performance. I was definitely wrong. Threatening customers? Banning customers? Really?
  5. shion

    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    Despite the photo size (sic), seems this time, they made the bump near the stabs jonction. But no change to the waist curve, it seems.
  6. shion

    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    they didn't change the pointy TARPS pod aft.
  7. shion

    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    He's the boss of Anetra, a company for which AMK are making molds for the Mil Mi-17. So yes, he's not the spokesperson of AMk, but he's a client, he can not criticize them openly, because they got his money now and it could damage reputation and sales of the future Anetra mi-17.
  8. shion

    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    In the age of Internet and social networks, a company can not keep it mouth shut until the product is released. Tamiya themselves don't do that, they made plenty of promotion before the actual presentation and later release of the diverses Tomcat birds and others kits. Problem with AMK isn't secrecy, it's mistruth. They plain and simple lied numerous times here and on their different FB pages, were caught and exposed. Normally, in this case of scenario, companies used to change name, logo and executive staff to help customers forget. We'll see.
  9. I think you miss something. Some F-15E Sq like 366th, just received AIM-9X shooting upgrade last year: https://www.mountainhome.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1479980/366th-fighter-wing-receives-new-weapon-for-f-15e/ So, no, it's not surprising they still have a stockpile of the previous version. It's not surprising too, they still use AIM-9M for op missions. And in Syria and Iraq, I don't think they fight against a high end opponent, i.e Russian last jets. Missiles are here for self-defense.
  10. IR missiles have a shelf life time and are surely a number of flights-limited, it seems wise to use old missiles before the others.
  11. Already saw this discussion in the past. A F-15E mechanic explained it: examples:
  12. shion

    Revell 1/32 F/A-18E Super Hornet

    Problem isn't that the spine is a little flat, problem is the bevels both sides are not smooth enough. 1st good news: it's a separate part than the main fuselage. So it will be easy to work with it, sand and fix it. 2nd good news: there will be an another part for the F and the Growler. And judging from the instructions, it's a pretty good representation, they really work on several aeras, MLG and NLG parts are pretty detailled. Only the exhausts and the GBU-38 seems odd. My only general complaint is it's like 1/48 kit resize in 1/32.
  13. shion

    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    There are several photos of the wing parts, taken at the Eday, look few pages ago. They were unfinished, numerous fictionnal or false details, others missing, rivets and reccessing details too big and too deep. Now look at your tamiya A or D. I don't think lot of people will accept this huge difference of quality, because at one point or another, they will compare Tamiya parking wings with AMK ones and make a choice.
  14. What's the point? There are few reference photos topics in the helicopter subforum about a subject of interest and no one is complaining about the fact that they must not be there. This sub forum is about jet Modeling and the subject of this topic is weathering of Hornet and other navy jets.
  15. aera of interest: canopy and bonus: great details of JHMCS.
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