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Re: AZ Models
« Reply #30 on: August 04, 2010, 07:52:41 pm »
The big H have got a few interesting A-Z things in.

First off, two versions of the Kawasaki Ki-78:

http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AZM73002 (research version)




http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AZM73003 (operational (?) version)



Ki-78 details: http://www.letletlet-warplanes.com/2008/06/04/the-kawasaki-ki-78-ken-iii-research-plane/


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Re: AZ Models
« Reply #31 on: August 04, 2010, 08:00:34 pm »
Next, a whole slew of Hughes 500 helos in 1/72nd scale. The thing with these is that you get TWO models in each box for your 13, which makes them not bad value at all:

MD.500MD Defender: http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AZM72031

MD.500E: http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AZM72032

Breda Nardi HN-500E: http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AZM73023

Kawasaki OH-6D: http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AZM73024



A couple of Let Brigadyrs in 1/72nd. Handy if you want a STOL type that isn't a Storch:

Radial version: http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AZMCZ37

Inline version: http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AZMCZ36



And lastly, a Pitts Special in 1/48th:

http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AZM48032
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Re: AZ Models
« Reply #32 on: August 05, 2010, 01:41:27 am »
I picked up the operational Ki 78. 2 kits in the box so excellent value  :thumbsup:
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Re: AZ Models
« Reply #33 on: August 05, 2010, 01:56:48 am »
nabbed the little Hughes 500 (italian Breda Nardi version) at my local hobby shop, a delicate little model indeed, like the 2 versions too, round and pointed nose canopies provided, def good value  :thumbsup:
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Re: AZ Models
« Reply #34 on: August 05, 2010, 02:37:27 am »
That Ki 78 looks awfully familiar...
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Re: AZ Models
« Reply #35 on: August 05, 2010, 05:59:35 am »
That Ki 78 looks awfully familiar...

I thought so to Lee, there's a photo of the Heston-Napier in one of the latest Air-Britain quarterly I get.  I thought this was a kit of it when I first saw the ad, it is so similar

Like this one:
http://www.heritageaviationmodelsltd.com/heston-napier-racer-85-p.asp
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Re: AZ Models
« Reply #36 on: August 05, 2010, 06:49:29 am »
The Peapod 500's are very nice especially as you get both types of nose canopies (pointed and round) with each box.
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AZ Models Ki-78
« Reply #37 on: August 05, 2010, 09:13:23 am »
Thanks for posting the Ki-78 pics and model announcement. Though I have stopped myself from purchasing models for "new" builds, I just might *HAVE* to get this one.

The following URL has a nice explanation of the Ki-78, BUT...the first line of the story attributes its lineage to the Ki-61 Hein. Say WHAAAAT? To me, it just S-C-R-E-A-M-S Heinkel He-100, stemming from the previous Japanese purchase of the Heinkels and the fact that it is a high-speed research plane (noting that the He-100V8 took the world's speed record and nearly held it--in fact, it DID hold a piston-engined speed record that was only broken in the early eighties by Darryl Grennemyer [sp?] in a custom Bearcat or Sea Fury, I think). So, my Heinkel He-100 MANIA might force a buy!

http://www.letletlet-warplanes.com/2008/06/04/the-kawasaki-ki-78-ken-iii-research-plane/
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Re: AZ Models
« Reply #38 on: August 05, 2010, 04:17:39 pm »
It does look a bit like the Heston racer (I've a Dujin one somewhere) but it just said He 100 to me.
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Heston-Napier and/or He-100
« Reply #39 on: August 05, 2010, 05:16:52 pm »
>It does look a bit like the Heston racer (I've a Dujin one somewhere) but it just said He 100 to me.<

The Heston-Napier racer looks like a "GeeBee" with an inline engine, or a Hasegawa "egg-plane" version of the He-100. That H-N racer looks SHORT and hard-to-control. No wonder it crashed on its maiden flight.
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Re: AZ Models
« Reply #40 on: August 05, 2010, 06:43:44 pm »
The photo of the H-N in the Air-Britain mag makes it look a little longer, it doesn't look stumpy like the Heritage Aviation pic.
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Re: AZ Models
« Reply #41 on: May 05, 2011, 05:44:38 pm »
AZ are releasing the Shenyang F.5 (read MiG-17F) in 72nd.  Seems a bit pricey ($35+USD :o) but by all accounts a nice kit.

http://www.modelingmadness.com/scotts/viet/previews/az/7331.htm

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Re: AZ Models
« Reply #43 on: June 29, 2011, 02:01:38 am »
Hm, do AZ have some connection with Avis models, who did the Audax I've just bought? The sprue arrangement of the Demon and the Audax are almost identical and the box art style is very similar too.
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Re: AZ Models
« Reply #44 on: June 29, 2011, 02:46:20 am »
AZ are releasing the Shenyang F.5 (read MiG-17F) in 72nd.  Seems a bit pricey ($35+USD :o) but by all accounts a nice kit.

http://www.modelingmadness.com/scotts/viet/previews/az/7331.htm

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Bit of a let down, those kits.

They are pricey for what you get considering that there's no intake trunking to speak of so you can see the cockpit tub construction right through the intake mouth.


In more recent AZ news; I've noticed they have single and two seat kits of the Soko J-22 Orao in future releases, so I know what I'm setting money aside for :thumbsup:

I also picked up one of their new 1/72 Let L-200 Morava kits recently and its very nice. Certainly something nice if you like unusual GA types. Good bit of Whiff potential in it too.