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Please tell me if I am wrong but I could not find any previous news about this kit. The Ukrainian ClearProp is preparing a new tool 72nd scale version of the MiG-23ML/MLD and P version. From CAD images it looks like a lot of alternative parts are prepared for these version. 

 

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Here are alternative parts, depending on versions. A lot of attention to fine detail!!!

 

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At the same time on the fakebook page of ClearProp company in a response to a question about other (earlier) versions of the Flogger ClearProp replied (very rightfully) that they are a very different design with out elaborating further but making it understand that this kit is for these late versions only (ML, MLA,  MLD & P).

 

I can only hope that if this kit is going to be a business success then they will see a justification for producing the earlier versions also like the very popular MiG-23MF for example.

 

Concerning the current CAD images there is one small question. Detailing and attention to differences between particular sub versions is really worth noting! But it is not clear why were the airbrakes left so  naked on the inner side, while the actual airbrake bays have a certain level of detailing, appropriate for the scale. 

 

I can only hope that the images show only a present level of detailing and will be further modified as work goes on and the very distinct perforation of the airbrakes will be added. Or at least a photoetch version will be included in the kit. Renders show many photoetch parts, so adding airbrake interriors should not be such a big extra.

 

 

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Airbrakes are often seen in open position on static Floggers, and it would be a great and very fine detail if added with the kit.

 

Before anyone asks:

-  There are no release dates at the moment.

-  This kit is 72nd scale, the scale which is most popular in Russia. So I dont see any chance for a 48th scale up-scale of the kit for the moment.

 

Best regards

Gabor

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Sorry I could not find this. Looked through some previous pages but could not see anything aobut this CLearProp kit.

Did a quick search also with ARC topic search also with no result.

 

But if there was already a topic then I think moderators can delete this one. No problem at all.

 

Best regaerds

Gabor

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9 hours ago, ya-gabor said:

Please tell me if I am wrong but I could not find any previous news about this kit. The Russian ClearProp is preparing a new tool 72nd scale version of the MiG-23ML/MLD and P version. From CAD images it looks like a lot of alternative parts are prepared for these version. 

 

02AEZ8i.jpg

 

bw8XAHb.jpg

 

anVxarR.jpg

 

qCy6PNi.jpg

 

xlTTMn4.jpg

 

 

Here are alternative parts, depending on versions. A lot of attention to fine detail!!!

 

j6tbTpa.jpg

 

C7mkn38.jpg

 

7vEdqAK.jpg

 

At the same time on the fakebook page of ClearProp company in a response to a question about other (earlier) versions of the Flogger ClearProp replied (very rightfully) that they are a very different design with out elaborating further but making it understand that this kit is for these late versions only (ML, MLA,  MLD & P).

 

I can only hope that if this kit is going to be a business success then they will see a justification for producing the earlier versions also like the very popular MiG-23MF for example.

 

Concerning the current CAD images there is one small question. Detailing and attention to differences between particular sub versions is really worth noting! But it is not clear why were the airbrakes left so  naked on the inner side, while the actual airbrake bays have a certain level of detailing, appropriate for the scale. 

 

I can only hope that the images show only a present level of detailing and will be further modified as work goes on and the very distinct perforation of the airbrakes will be added. Or at least a photoetch version will be included in the kit. Renders show many photoetch parts, so adding airbrake interriors should not be such a big extra.

 

 

dpSSj3Z.jpg

Airbrakes are often seen in open position on static Floggers, and it would be a great and very fine detail if added with the kit.

 

Before anyone asks:

-  There are no release dates at the moment.

-  This kit is 72nd scale, the scale which is most popular in Russia. So I dont see any chance for a 48th scale up-scale of the kit for the moment.

 

Best regards

Gabor

Come on Mr. Gabor, think positively about a new MiG-23

in 1/48th scale!  

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4 minutes ago, B.Sin said:

Come on Mr. Gabor, think positively about a new MiG-23

in 1/48th scale!  

 

Life is too short!

Certainly not ClearProp will do it, if anyone. Who is there today who can do a good kit and will invest in it?????

 

I be happy with this 72nd scale one if and when it is released and will build it as an Afganistan version. I dont expect them to make earlier MF version (for the moment). 

 

With the virus everything changed. Look at for instance plans by Eduard, they are pushing further out releases and it takes ages. For example even the 72nd MiG-21R version which was planned to be released this December (2020) and it is December already will possibly be release only in a years time if at all. My prediction last year (or the year before) that Edu will do a MiG-21bis in 72nd was extremely optimistic with 2-3 years. Now I would say it is even more time, but starting the count-down from today! 

 

The difference between optimist and pessimist is that the pessimist has a bit more information!

 

Gabor

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57 minutes ago, ya-gabor said:

 

Life is too short!

Certainly not ClearProp will do it, if anyone. Who is there today who can do a good kit and will invest in it?????

 

I be happy with this 72nd scale one if and when it is released and will build it as an Afganistan version. I dont expect them to make earlier MF version (for the moment). 

 

With the virus everything changed. Look at for instance plans by Eduard, they are pushing further out releases and it takes ages. For example even the 72nd MiG-21R version which was planned to be released this December (2020) and it is December already will possibly be release only in a years time if at all. My prediction last year (or the year before) that Edu will do a MiG-21bis in 72nd was extremely optimistic with 2-3 years. Now I would say it is even more time, but starting the count-down from today! 

 

The difference between optimist and pessimist is that the pessimist has a bit more information!

 

Gabor

Ha!

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1 hour ago, ya-gabor said:

 

Life is too short!

Certainly not ClearProp will do it, if anyone. Who is there today who can do a good kit and will invest in it?????

 

I be happy with this 72nd scale one if and when it is released and will build it as an Afganistan version. I dont expect them to make earlier MF version (for the moment). 

 

With the virus everything changed. Look at for instance plans by Eduard, they are pushing further out releases and it takes ages. For example even the 72nd MiG-21R version which was planned to be released this December (2020) and it is December already will possibly be release only in a years time if at all. My prediction last year (or the year before) that Edu will do a MiG-21bis in 72nd was extremely optimistic with 2-3 years. Now I would say it is even more time, but starting the count-down from today! 

 

The difference between optimist and pessimist is that the pessimist has a bit more information!

 

Gabor

Perhaps Minibase or GWH will 

do one! 

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10 hours ago, B.Sin said:

Perhaps Minibase or GWH will 

do one! 

 

Dont think so! But here we should talk about this ClearProp kit in 72nd and try to avoid a Wish List. 

 

Love to see (actually hate it) when on different company fakebooks a new product is announced and in comments one finds a lot of "OK but why dont you do this or that kit . . ."

 

Here we have a new kit (hopefully keventually) and we should be happy that it is in progress.

 

Best regards

Gabor

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Can't wait....

 

Started the KP kit last spring, but gave up halfway..... for some strange reason seems I have bad luck with the Mig-23: many kits started, never managed to finish one..... let's hope that finally an accurate (an easy!) kit will solve the problem :)

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18 hours ago, ya-gabor said:

 

Dont think so! But here we should talk about this ClearProp kit in 72nd and try to avoid a Wish List. 

 

Love to see (actually hate it) when on different company fakebooks a new product is announced and in comments one finds a lot of "OK but why dont you do this or that kit . . ."

 

Here we have a new kit (hopefully keventually) and we should be happy that it is in progress.

 

Best regards

Gabor

Oh dear!

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