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A Model
« on: February 18, 2009, 05:12:25 am »
Saw this on Kampfgruppe 144 a couple of days ago, A Model are doing an F-4J  Phantom in 1/144th. http://kampfgruppe144.blogspot.com/2009/02/1144-f-4j-phantom-ii-by-model.html
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Judging by the price of their Lancaster it could be expensive.

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Re: A Model
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2009, 02:12:09 am »
Just available at Hannants - a wif straight from the box ?

http://www.hannants.co.uk/search/?FULL=AMU72184
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Re: A Model
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2009, 01:44:01 pm »
Was looking at Hannants future releases section and found a 1/144th Canberra B.20/B.62. Didn't know this was coming out. http://www.hannants.co.uk/search/?FULL=AMU14428

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Re: A Model
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2009, 02:54:13 am »
Was looking at Hannants future releases section and found a 1/144th Canberra B.20/B.62. Didn't know this was coming out. http://www.hannants.co.uk/search/?FULL=AMU14428

That piccie of the box top is weird. It has PR9 wings with the extended chord inboard of the engines, looks like extended tips too, as in the PR9, but it has a glazed nose and a rotating type bomb-bay like a B-57! It's an all-in Canberra Whiff right out of the box.
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Re: A Model
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2009, 12:28:10 am »
Mark Davies has provided an in box review of the A Model Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer (1/72nd scale kit # 72189) on Hyperscale.


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Re: A Model
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2009, 05:59:53 am »
Wow, looks like A Model have significantly improved the quality of their moulds. The Yak-28 I have is terrible...
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Re: A Model
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2009, 06:39:44 am »
I have a few of A models kits both built and in the stash, they are all really bad kits, and the price is ridiculous. Ace are the same, how they can call themselves that is beyond me?? :rolleyes:
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Re: A Model
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2009, 08:48:33 am »
Interesting price comparison between the US ($17.95) and the UK (16.40).......  :o

Is this Hannant's 'flexible pricing policy' again, or HM Customs skimming too much off the top? After all the kits come from Russia, and not via the USA.

I have the Voyager kit, and that's not too bad apart from depicting the aircraft during one of the umpteen test flights, and not the record breaking flight. The Global Flyer would make a nice companion.
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Re: A Model
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2009, 08:40:55 am »
Interesting price comparison between the US ($17.95) and the UK (16.40).......  :o

Is this Hannant's 'flexible pricing policy' again, or HM Customs skimming too much off the top? After all the kits come from Russia, and not via the USA.

Interesting Kit, but Hannant's will have Duty (for HMC) and then VAT. I'm never certain with US website how they deal with Local Sales Tax for US residents ? Probably fairer to compare Hannant's price to non EU (exc. VAT)

As for A Model some of their stuff is  :banghead: yes but some of the newer is fine. They do have a problem with the maximum size of their moulds though which leads to multi part fuselages etc.

I've heard horror stories about Ace so never bought anything. Shame as they do stuff I like.
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Re: A Model
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2009, 04:46:55 pm »
http://www.hannants.co.uk/search/?FULL=AMU02972

1/72 Spruce Goose Hughes H-4 Hercules anybody ?

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Re: A Model
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2009, 12:50:41 am »
Bloody hell. That'll be something worth seeing! :o
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Re: A Model
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2009, 09:52:45 am »
does it come with it's own hanger or do you ned to get a loan to buildone on the side of your house!
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Re: A Model
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2009, 01:04:52 pm »
Wing span for a 1/72 Spruce Goose is 54", if this is true I'm glad I didn't buy the vacuform moulds that Heavy Kits had for sale last year.
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Re: A Model
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2009, 05:17:07 pm »
Mark Davies has provided a kit review of the new Amodel kit # 72189, 1/72nd scale Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer over on Hyperscale.


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I've got that kit!  Got it in a shipment from someone in the Ukraine from eBay.  Actually the prices were downright cheap in most cases, and average in others.  I wouldn't pay more than "average" for a newer Amodel kit.

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Back to the above kit, I was thinking of some sort of non-US/non-Russia U-2/TR-1 type plane, or a manned equivalent of a Global Hawk (got Rutan's Voyager kit for a similar purpose).
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Re: A Model
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2009, 07:53:17 pm »
Hannants have these in:

AMU72167 1:72 IAR-80A 12.99 11.30
http://www.hannants.co.uk/search/?FULL=AMU72167




AMU72169 1:72 IAR-81-Bopi 13.25 11.52
http://www.hannants.co.uk/search/?FULL=AMU72169





AMU72170 1:72 IAR-81C 13.25 11.52
http://www.hannants.co.uk/search/?FULL=AMU72170

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