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1/48 - Curtiss-Wright XP-55 Ascender by Modelsvit - released

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Source: https://www.facebook.com/modelsvit/posts/2216043268664712

 

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Hello everyone, 
Our first kit of the new series of experimental US aircrafts soon to be released...
1/48 XP-55 Ascender's (# 4808) production launched.
The kit shall come with PE sheet /ncl. instrument panel/, adhesive masks, 2 canopy options, detailed cabin, 2 marking variants...
Box-art and new 3D renders are provided bellow.

Hope you enjoy it!

 

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Why couldn't they have released this before I did the Czech Models 1/48 kit?

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I've never built a Modelsvit kit.  How are they?  Any info on the price point?  I, too, built the Czech Models kit and it was pretty good in spite of the fact that it had a vacuform canopy.  I hate vacuform canopies but I was able to make it turn out pretty good in spite of myself.  If Modelsvit makes good kits that aren't overpriced, then you can put me down for one of these.  I love these early U.S. X-planes!

 

Eric

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Modelsvit are the sort of premium arm of Amodel - same team AFAIK, but with better packaging, instructions etc.

 

A bit like Lexus to Toyota - or AMG to Mercedes

 

They are typically short-run with excellent detailed parts - but large sprue gates. Each part usually needs a bit of 'fettling' to remove the large sprue gate and scrape mating surfaces straight etc - old style modelling skills.

 

Their kits are usually complete - with good decals, canopy masks and etched parts - but they need some skill to complete - but each new kit improves on the previous.

 

Their latest kit - the Sukhoi T10-10 Flanker prototype was excellent.

 

Links to some more of my Modelsvit builds...

 

MiG I-320 :- http://www.flankers-site.co.uk/model_mig-i-320.html

 

MiG Ye-152M - http://www.flankers-site.co.uk/model_e-152M.html

 

M-17 'Stratosphera' :- http://www.flankers-site.co.uk/model_m-17_modelsvit.html

 

Bartini VVA-14 :- http://www.flankers-site.co.uk/model_vva-14_modelsvit.html

 

I have more - but you get the picture.

 

Ken

 

PS Ya-Gabor rates their MiG-21 kit as the best Fishbed model out there.

 

 

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On 10/11/2018 at 11:36 AM, Flankerman said:

Modelsvit are the sort of premium arm of Amodel - same team AFAIK, but with better packaging, instructions etc.

Well, as I have built several Amodel kit, and have more in the stash, this is wonderful! This specific subject doesn't interest me, but experimental 1/48 makes me happy, happy, happy!

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Very nice. I almost bought the special hobby one. 

 

So where does one buy these models??

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5 hours ago, CorsairMan said:

Very nice. I almost bought the special hobby one. 

 

So where does one buy these models??

 

Personally i like this shop a lot, so keep an eye here; modelsua.com

Another one that carries a lot of Modelsvit, but i dont have personal experience with them yet; https://www.hobby.dn.ua/

 

Have bought Be-12 and M-17 from modelsua, no issues whatsoever. And as to quality Modelsvit started out pretty strong in my opinion but their most recent kits are even better. Su-17M3 kit for instance is just plain gorgeous, so XP-55 should be atleast be on par with that.

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modelsUA is my primary source for Amodel kits.

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Thanks to all for the great info!  Ken, I REALLY appreciate the quick run-down of your Modelsvit experience.  I am definitely going to check out your build links.  Thank you for taking the time to post the info and your links. 

 

Best wishes,

 

Eric

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