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Elaga kits - a new manufacturer!

Started by Weaver, March 04, 2011, 03:52:26 PM

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A new manufacturer from Brazil, apparently, with an interesting 1/48th kit of an EMB-202 Ipanema crop-sprayer/fire-fighter that can run on alternative fuels:

http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/DCD7260



Always nice to see a new company, and this has to have some whiffing potential too.

Review and some background: http://modelingmadness.com/reviews/civil/previews/0001.htm
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Perfect for something like this - the Air Tractor AT-802-U



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Quote from: Weaver on March 04, 2011, 03:52:26 PM
this has to have some whiffing potential too.


some?...... :lol: :lol: :lol:.....i can see lots of potential, just a shame it is 1/48....not a scale i like

however, i agree that it is very nice to see a new manufacturer entering the market  :thumbsup:
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Quote from: beowulf on March 05, 2011, 03:25:59 AM
Quote from: Weaver on March 04, 2011, 03:52:26 PM
this has to have some whiffing potential too.


some?...... :lol: :lol: :lol:.....i can see lots of potential, just a shame it is 1/48....not a scale i like

however, i agree that it is very nice to see a new manufacturer entering the market  :thumbsup:

Me neither, but then again it's pretty small, so it's not going to eat shelf space, and I'm sure you could do some trading on here to get 1/48th weapons without buying a whole aftermarket pack.


Just to be perverse about it, I could see it with a second cockpit in front of the first one, in place of the chemical hopper. Guy In Front flies it off the ground and lands it, Guy In Back flies it while Guy In Front guides the Nord SS-10 (or a Brazilian "non-copy" thereof) 1st gen ATGWs carried under the wings.
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rickshaw

Be pretty hard pressed to find an SS-11 nowadays.  I suspect they've all either been reduced to parts or expended.  I'd also be wondering why the Brazilians would want to copy one.  First generation ATGWs were notoriously difficult to use.  Anyway, you could pick up a Sagger for a song nowadays and its just the same.
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Weaver

I didn't mean to set the model in the present day, I meant it as a 1950/1960s project like the Potez 75.

Brazil made the German Cobra 2000 ATGW under licence.
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Awesome. I wish it was 72nd scale myself. Cropdusters rule. If you've ever seen one in action, you'd know why they would easily make an excellent ground pounder !

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