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I have no idea who is distributing the Modelsvit kits in US. As far as I know the manufacturer will be at the Moson show so I will ask them.

 

There is a code on the box tops of the kits. The colour of the background bar for the Limited Edition sign on the box top gives a clue as to how many kits are manufactured. I believe it will be made in a 2000 batch.

 

The East Germans had some camo versions as well as some of those Red Eagle ones. I will be tempted to do the US version, it simply looks good and something special!

 

Sad to see that the original Red Eagle scheme was washed off from the ones which are now public. I understand the sensitivity of the question (back then) but after so many years and declassification it should be treated as simply history! The only hope is that some more images will see the light of day with time from the AF.

 

Yes the book is excellent, I could not put it down. It is a fascinating story!

 

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Gabor

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To follow up on my previous post. Remembered that there is somewhere a guide to the colour code on Modelsvit box tops. Found it.  :))

 

I think the An-225 will be a 300 piece edition.

 

 

 

 

 

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Gabor

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1 hour ago, ya-gabor said:

I think the An-225 will be a 300 piece edition.

 

I've already got my FIVE 1/72 scale tank kits ready - (2 X T-80 + 3 X T-72 IIRC) to represent the 'Self Loading Cargo' used for the various record flights.

 

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Ken (sorry for going off-topic)

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Hi Ken,

 

You must have a lot of space or have mowed to a new house to be able to parovide parking tarmac for that "big thing". :)))

 

Sorry I am off line for some time now, so have not been able to answer to this off topic comment! :))

 

 

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Gabor

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Here is a bit of an appetizer for the new MiG-21F-13 kit in 72nd scale. Some detail photos have been released of the upcoming kit by Modelsvit.

 

I like the brake down of the cockpit where just as on the real aircraft the intake walls, the nose gear bay and the cockpit side walls are all on one moulded part.

 

Also look forward to see in close up the sprue with the SK ejection seat.

 

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Gabor  

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3 hours ago, Shawn C. said:

Thanks for the pics, Gabor!

Hi Shawn C.

 

You are most welcome! Count down is on for the Moson Show. Just 2 weeks to it!  :)))))

 

 

I know it is a complete off-topic but . . .  OK, it is not so much irrelevant to the Fihbed kit in that it is the same producer. Modelsvit has just shown first rest shoots of the brand new 48 th scale Bf-109C-3 kit on their face book. If this is the standard of moulding that is going to be on the MiG-21 also then  hats off to them.

 

109 is not my cup of tea but those wheel hub details are fantastic. There are more images of that 109 here:

 

 

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Gabor

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They have always showed some innovative molding. Some of the detail on their earlier MiG-21 kits was very nice especially around the exhaust nozzle.Looking forward t this kit even though I am a later MiG-21 fan.

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On 3/28/2019 at 2:09 PM, Flankerman said:

 

I've already got my FIVE 1/72 scale tank kits ready - (2 X T-80 + 3 X T-72 IIRC) to represent the 'Self Loading Cargo' used for the various record flights.

 

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Ken (sorry for going off-topic)

Cannot wait to see in progress thread 😉

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12 days to go and counting.  :)))

 

With the new kit in sight I had a look at references in my library. In my opinion still the best book around on the early Fishbed is the Czech 4+ Publication. Giving all the details that I would need, perfect handbook for modellers. The German DHS book is also good but it is a completely different approach, still has some good details.

 

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Gabor

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26 minutes ago, General Melchett said:

. . . wish I could be there.

 

Andy

 

Hi Andy,

 

Thanks! Yes, I also look forward to the Moson show. There should be a lot of interesting things there including this brand new MiG-21F-13 which will have its world premiere here in Hungary!  

 

There is still plenty of time till Saturday so get yourself together and come over!!!  A cheap ticket to Vienna is all you need . . .    :)))

 

Modeller’s from all over Europe and beyond will be here, many Manufacturers with brand new and older goodies and everything that supports our hobby including the different publishers. It is of course not only a competition but it is also a great social event to meet with fellow modellers. On Friday night, but especially Saturday night all the pubs and restaurants in Moson are completely full of scale maniacs but they talk not only about colour shades and new sprues. Tasty food, good wine and Palinka help in communication even if they don’t speak each other’s language!  :))  Lots of new friendships are made which span thousands of kilometre’s!   

 

Sure, also some manufacturers will face some hard questions at the show, of why they made that Me-109G-10 with wrong colour markings or where are the boxes of that new naval swing wing fighter. . .

 

I will have my microscopic 144th MiG-15 to show to anyone interested.  

 

The weather mid weak should be around 25-26 degrees C (I mean PLUS) with lots of sunshine. Something similar is anticipated for the weekend.

 

 

Till then Happy Easter to everyone!

 

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Gabor

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Happy Easter Gábor!

I am looking forward to keeping the Izdeliye 74 in my hands. Hope that the Modelsvit team brings enough...

I wonder how Modelsvit could work out the details behind the cockpit where a bunch of control rods and fuel lines are located. 

I pretty much like the yellow coloured pipelines as they are outstanding from the silver-metallic finish of the MiG. So far this area was overlooked by the firms, although I have to admit, the area is very small in 1:72 scale. 

 

See you at Mosonshow!

Pali

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There is still plenty of time till Saturday so get yourself together and come over!!!  A cheap ticket to Vienna is all you need . . .    :)))

 

Unfortunately it falls on the same weekend as the Milton Keynes show over here and I have meetings with folks already booked. ...Next year, however, is a different matter, I shall be there...

 

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Sure, also some manufacturers will face some hard questions at the show, of why they made that Me-109G-10 with wrong colour markings or where are the boxes of that new naval swing wing fighter. . .

 

Ha...you go get 'em Gabor...(I'd love to be there to hear the answer to the first one, but then again I think we know already 😉)

 

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Hi Andy,

 

Yes, I know it is not so easy to jump in at a short notice. Actually the biggest problem with Moson is accommodation. All local hotels and B&B are fully booked well in advance. Actually most people who are sure to come next year, including manufacturers are booking now at end of April rooms for Moson Show 2020 to be sure to get them. Accommodation is the biggest problem with Moson Show. It is a very small provincial city which is not really “designed” for such an international event. Still people manage somehow. I will be going from Budapest with a 100+ km drive each way.

 

A short update on weather. On Thursday we could have Plus 30 C, real summer weather. For the weekend a cold front will arrive with some rain but it should still be around 20C.

 

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Gabor

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Well, there has been no MiG brought to Mosonshow by the Modelsvit Team. It’s a pity, for me personally it would have been one of the highlights of the new stuff, and also a good chance to introduce the kit to the public. That’s life... I think I am not the only one who got disappointed. Next year then...

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I am sorry for the disappointment! Well it is not me who should be sorry. . .

 

I did ask today for reasons, since the kit is ready and packed. The distributor will start shipping this coming week to the shops.

 

My personal opinion is that a good  marketing opportunity was missed to introduce the kit at this show even if in limited numbers.

Well actually it was introduced and a sample kit was shown along with the brand new M-55, the Me-109D and the An-225 but it did not go on sale.

 

(In fact they had to strengthen the table under the gigantic An-225 kit so that it will not collapse. :)))) 

 

The show was an excellent chance to speak directly to Modelsvit designers and to the distributor Modelsvit BG. Good to know the people behind the kits and the fantastic ideas they have!

 

More on the new MiG-21 F-13 kit soon.

 

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Gabor

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Look forward to your impressions Gabor. Strange not to release at least a few kits at the show but that's MVs (or BG) decision, may well be an opportunity missed. The An-225 is something else...I have several friends with orders in to buy the monster, personally, I'd be tempted to add an Amodel Buran to really top it off.

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OK, here is the Modelsvit stand and that enormous An-225. The main body parts and the wings are all glass fibre. THEY ARE HUGE!!!!!!!!!!

Fortunately the nose section is a separate unit. Now which aftermarket company is going to produce an “Interior Set” to show the kit with open “nose”?????  :)))))))

OK it is a stupid question . . . 

I would say the cost of that aftermarket set would on its own be worth a fortune. Was it 200 pieces run planned of the An-225 by Modelsvit? So the development of the interior set would need to take into account that number and obviously many of the would be buyers will not want to spend another decade on detailing the interior. Al right enough of this nonsense. The kit looks amazing! There were many big bags full of sprues inside that enormous box to provide all the other parts.

 

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A good selection of Modelsvit kits was on sale as well as some built examples to show what you are getting in the box.

 

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I know it is a complete off topic but here are few views of the Eduard Mustang. It is beautiful. Visitors had the chance to fondle four main sprues. Mind you they are all very early test examples, parts missing, parts not moulded completely. They had a silky surface to them, sure a polishing round is still waiting for the production tools.  

 

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Sorry for the off topic. Next it is back to our original subject, that new MiG-21F-13.

 

 

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Gabor

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