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I don't own any of them, I'm just passing along what I've heard about them. I will buy the BN however, since I've met Orestes Lorenzo who defected to NAS Key West in 1991 in one :)

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I don't own any of them, I'm just passing along what I've heard about them. I will buy the BN however, since I've met Orestes Lorenzo who defected to NAS Key West in 1991 in one :)/>

Nice paint scheme too!

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...but I'm eagerly awaiting the BN version...

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If this profile comes from the CAD model and reflects the shapes of the kit, I think you'll have to wait for someone else to make a BN.

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Dear God, PLEASE have these Floggers resized down to 72nd....we'll GLADLY take them, imperfect rivets and all!!! :pray:/>

Hi,

Artmodel already makes the duckbill family in 1/72. Looking at the sprues, they seemed pretty decent kits. Do they have faults that I am unaware of?

Just curious, I'll surely pick up the 1/48 Trumpeter but might do a Cuban BN in 1/72 in the future.

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If this profile comes from the CAD model and reflects the shapes of the kit, I think you'll have to wait for someone else to make a BN.

Looking at the canopy section, YOU ARE RIGHT. They did the exact same thing as Italeri/Hobbycraft did.

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YUP; Did a fast search and indeed "Houston We Have A Problem" I guess we have to keep on waiting. They virtually COPIED the same Mistake as Itateri / Hobbycraft did.

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I don't have any MiG-23/27 references handy. Can you enlighten us on what you mean?

Edit: oh, never mind. The angle of the main canopy sill. For crying out loud Trumpeter! Are you freaking kidding me here!?!?!?!

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I don't have any MiG-23/27 references handy. Can you enlighten us on what you mean?

Edit: oh, never mind. The angle of the main canopy sill. For crying out loud Trumpeter! Are you freaking kidding me here!?!?!?!

I am sorry but your question and than subsequent revelation had the following affect on me. rofl.gifrofl.gifrofl.gifsoapbox.gifBANGHEAD2.jpg

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Looks like a Mig-23BN to me. Thanks Trumpeter for another kit of a great subject.

-Those of us who build models.

In which case, go on eBay, buy a Hobbycraft and you will have the same thing for 1/3 the price. They are identical. The similarity between the two outlines are about the same as the VW Beetle and Porsche Carrera.

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In which case, go on eBay, buy a Hobbycraft and you will have the same thing for 1/3 the price. They are identical. The similarity between the two outlines are about the same as the VW Beetle and Porsche Carrera.

What a great answer377.gif

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YUP; Did a fast search and indeed "Houston We Have A Problem" I guess we have to keep on waiting. They virtually COPIED the same Mistake as Itateri / Hobbycraft did.

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I was really looking forward to a good upgrade to the Italeri kit, but this is highly disappointing.

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They made the same mistake on the other MiG-23 kit but it is nowhere as obvious as it is on this kit. I guess, that it could be repaired on the other kit but I doubt that it would be that simple on this one; I mentioned on another thread that I give myself a 5% tolerance on dimensions and outline, but this is beyond the 5% in the outline department.

"Zvezda, Where are you when we need you the most?"

There are SO FEW kits which Trumpeter has gotten right it is Pathetic. Now, When I say Trumpeter I include Hobby Boss Great Wall ETC. I think I might be able to count all the good ones on one hand.

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Notice that the area at the front of the windscreen base is shorter in the BN sprue than in the M/MF sprue. The situation is different than in the Esci/Italeri/Hobbycraft MiG-27 where the fuselage was common between the MiG-23 and MiG-27. Here it isn't the case.

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Notice that the area at the front of the windscreen base is shorter in the BN sprue than in the M/MF sprue. The situation is different than in the Esci/Italeri/Hobbycraft MiG-27 where the fuselage was common between the MiG-23 and MiG-27. Here it isn't the case.

But the mistake in the canopy / cockpit area is the same. I doubt that it could be fixed with just a bit of surgery. The only thing which I see that is BETTER than the Hobbycraft is that there is no Up-sweep in the nose.

Three threads on this kit in as many days? That is serious!

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In which case, go on eBay, buy a Hobbycraft and you will have the same thing for 1/3 the price. They are identical. The similarity between the two outlines are about the same as the VW Beetle and Porsche Carrera.

I have no shortage of $$ so I think I'll buy the more detailed Trumpeter kit. Then I'll actually build it and enjoy myself. Thanks. I just think you folks should spend more time gluing and painting...maybe you wouldn't take it all so serious. I'm legit concerned. It can't be good for your health :crying2:

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Money is not the object here but since it was brought up in this way than why don't you just burn it in a good restaurant on some good American raised Beef since you are from the Loan-star state, instead of sending it to China for Junk. If this kit was injection molded by Revell ore such company here in the US than I would say go for it. You are helping the economy with your expendable cash. Personally If I spend my money I either want to put it into the US economy or Get a product of the best possible quality for which I am paying. For me personally the research on a subject is 66% of the fun. This is why I spent 6 years at the Museum in Quantico as the NCOIC of restorations. Only AFTER I did all of my research, did I allow anything to be done physically on an artifact. Attention to detail is one trait I will never forsake. If I was like that than I would have joined the Army instead of the Marines. (OK The Rangers aren't bad But Force Recon still rules)expl.gif

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