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Great Wall Hobby 1/48 MiG-29 all new tooled

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Why? Due to my scale modelling interests I had to learn (apart from school) English, German, French (yeah, first time I got an issue of the Replic magazine in the 1995, It was a must) and Russian.

It's also useful in my work.

Edit to clarify:

Pictures are pictutres and drawings are drawings, translating the captions isn't hard, once you get the basic 50-100 aircraft/color specific words, the rest is a breeze.

Vedran

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I own that book, it's great, now when are further volumes coming? 9.13, etc?

And yes, all those Soviet/Russian subjects named would be MOST welcome releases. I know this thread is about the upcoming GWH MiG-29 (Which I can't wait to lay my hands on), but I'll hope this one does well so that MAYBE we can finally check off the MiG-25 and MiG-31!

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this is so utterly boring and annoying at the same... could you just ask-whining for a 1/72 and a 1/32 ones, to be all the kind of bore a newly-tooled kit thread can have???...

Please, use the search engine of the forum to find the very numerous thread about wished-or-what-should-be-next-kit and write down there your useful comments...

The least you could do is make sense....

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I know just cowards need instructions, but someone should actually build the kit before drawing them...

huh?

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huh?

I meant the designers from GWH. While the kit seems VERY, VERY, VERY nice, the assembly sequence seems awkward...

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the assembly sequence seems awkward...

Also half of the ejection seat drawings show early style headrest, while the other half show the late style headrest... Which one is included in this kit?

And I don't quite like the intake parts - don't look like proper full length intakes...

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Also half of the ejection seat drawings show early style headrest, while the other half show the late style headrest... Which one is included in this kit?

The very early series 9-12 and preproduction aircraft had an earlier verion of the K-36 seat which was similar to the K-36DM Series 1 seat with the "big headrest" (like the ones in the Su-24 and some Su-17 family aircraft). Since the kit represents both "early" and "production (late)" versions of the 9-12 family it has the early style headrest as an option. You dont have to use it. Yes, the CAD drawings a bit misleading where there is an "overlay" of both versions. But that is only a 3D drawing so dont be confused by it, its not the plastic.

I had shown photos of this K-36 version to the Zvezda OKB people (the designers of the K-36 family) and they were surprised ot see that such a version existed! Most of the people in the company at the time when those seats were made for MiG OKG were long gone by now. So no surprise. . .

Actually for authenticity if one wants to build the first prototypes of the MiG-29 they will have to use the KM-1M seat since these were instaled in the very first examples! (but then you will have to build a very different aicraft since the protos had lots of differences from the early 9-12's)

Best regards

Gabor

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And I don't quite like the intake parts - don't look like proper full length intakes...

I don't see any problem.

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While the kit seems VERY, VERY, VERY nice, the assembly sequence seems awkward...

Also half of the ejection seat drawings show early style headrest, while the other half show the late style headrest... Which one is included in this kit?

And I don't quite like the intake parts - don't look like proper full length intakes...

Hah! The kit is rotten with Fatal Flaws! They should have done a Yak-9D instead. :deadhorse1:

John

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I don't see any problem.

I don't see the actual internal intake duct. Just the outer shell. Maybe I'm wrong, but shouldn't be some duct included to smoothly transition from the rectangular intake lip to the circular compressor fan?...

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Yes, the CAD drawings a bit misleading where there is an "overlay" of both versions. But that is only a 3D drawing so dont be confused by it, its not the plastic

I didn't mean the CAD image, but the first drawings in instructions. They show early headrest on the left side and late one on the right side. But only one set of part numbers is shown in assembly sequence - no options for early or late.

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I dont know if transition is smooth on the model, but it looks fine either way. Take a look at first page.

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I dont know if transition is smooth on the model, but it looks fine either way. Take a look at first page.

Check the instructions. Photos on the first page don't show anything really inside the intakes, but the kit instructions at 1999.co.jp show that there is no intake duct included. Not a big problem considering that main intakes are usually closed on the ground, but still a tiny bit disappointing.

Just to make it clear: I plan to buy two of these kits, despite these fatal flaws ;)

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Check the instructions. Photos on the first page don't show anything really inside the intakes, but the kit instructions at 1999.co.jp show that there is no intake duct included. Not a big problem considering that main intakes are usually closed on the ground, but still a tiny bit disappointing.

Just to make it clear: I plan to buy two of these kits, despite these fatal flaws ;)

I agree do disagree. I think it's one of the best efforts by any company marketed this year. I will not buy the kit in the near future, as I had bought almost a lot of AM upgrades to build a passable model of the Academy kit...

:crying2: :crying2: :crying2: :crying2: :crying2:

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Photos on the first page don't show anything really inside the intakes, but the kit instructions at 1999.co.jp show that there is no intake duct included. Not a big problem considering that main intakes are usually closed on the ground, but still a tiny bit disappointing.

Haneto said it in the thread. They already wanted to add parts (tray for the engines) but they couldn't because there was no more space left on the sprues. The situation would have been even worst with the trunking parts. Thing is that the people who don't know at all the MiG-29 may be disappointed too and some will say that loudly.

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I didn't mean the CAD image, but the first drawings in instructions. They show early headrest on the left side and late one on the right side. But only one set of part numbers is shown in assembly sequence - no options for early or late.

Yes the one on the left is the eary version and the one on the right is the K-36 DM Seria 2 "late" version headrest. Haneto did apologies for possible misprints on the instruction sheet if I remember right. Lets see the kit.

Best regards

Gabor

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Check the instructions. Photos on the first page don't show anything really inside the intakes, but the kit instructions at 1999.co.jp show that there is no intake duct included. Not a big problem considering that main intakes are usually closed on the ground, but still a tiny bit disappointing.

Just to make it clear: I plan to buy two of these kits, despite these fatal flaws ;)

You did see i wrote "I don't see any problem" right? Because that means i did check instructions. Not only that, but i bothered to check first shots of the kit... ;) And no, it is not true that they are usually closed on the ground. Not unless the pilot is in and the engines are running.

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Hah! The kit is rotten with Fatal Flaws! They should have done a Yak-9D instead. :deadhorse1:

John

I really hope everyone realizes I was joking! I don't want haneto/Yufei to get the wrong idea - this is a gloriously beautiful kit, truly deserving to be the 2012 Kit of the Year, and I really mean that. I was just taking advantage of another opportunity to say "Yak-9D". Preferrably in 1/72 scale, by the way.

John

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