KP/Kopro

Started by Maverick, July 12, 2011, 06:57:15 PM

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Captain Canada

Quote from: Weaver on September 16, 2015, 07:22:57 AM
The obvious thing to do with that Su-12 is put it in German markings then watch all the Luftwaffe experts scratch their heads over it.... :wacko:

Now that would be good !

:cheers:
CANADA KICKS arse !!!!

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Green Dragon

KP announced several new things for 2018 including the ALCA L-159 and a Spitfire Vc in 72nd scale. http://www.modelarovo.cz/kovozavody-prostejov-v-roce-2018/

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zenrat

#32
I'm sure Lee will put me right but aren't there adequate 1/72 Spitfires of all types?
Why produce another one?
Why not put your efforts into something we need like Yaks 36, 38 and 41.   ;)
Fred

- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

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PR19_Kit

Quote from: zenrat on January 03, 2018, 01:50:08 AM

Why not put your efforts into something we need like Yaks 36, 38 and 41.


Because it's easy for them to make Spitfires? And as others have proved, easy to get wrong too.  :banghead:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

The Wooksta!

#34
There isn't currently a decent kit of the Spitfire Vc, the most produced variant of the V, in 72nd. The Airfix one - a shotgun wedding of an elderly 70s tool with an abortion of a Vc wing - is thankfully out of the catalogue.*  The Sword kit was limited run and now OOP.  Try finding one at a decent affordable price on ebay!  That said, there's still a few about and they can be usually picked up at shows.  Highplanes have one, but it's hard to find and not an easy kit to build, requiring a great deal of sanding and fettling.  I don't wish to think about the PM "kit"...

At the end of the day, Spitfires will sell, regardless of mark and variation, in greater numbers than some oddball Russian thing.

It's not like AZ/KP have to do any major retooling either.  Just a new wing sprue, with top and bottom halves, two styles of blister and cannon barrels, bung it in with their current Vb and they're set. 



*It's not all bad - later boxings under the Hornby regime have decent decals, includes the Vb canopy and the sprue has the bits for the Seafire IIc, which means a Seafire Ib can be done from the kit, albeit with a new canopy
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zenrat

Quote from: The Wooksta! on January 03, 2018, 02:44:07 AM
...At the end of the day, Spitfires will sell, regardless of mark and variation, in greater numbers than some oddball Russian things...

Sadly you are correct.  At least until we get the re-education camps up and running and the people come to appreciate the unique charms of the Yak 36...
:mellow:
Fred

- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

zenrat industries:  We're everywhere...for your convenience..

AS.12

I guess one other advantage of KP doing a 'mainstream' type like the Spit, particularly a poorly-represented Mark, is that it might encourage more modellers to try the brand. 

I remember discovering KP through the MiG-19 in my local shop back in the late 1980s but not many UK or USA modellers would 'take the risk' for a brand on the back of something oddball like that.

But if they built the KP Spit and liked it... maybe try a MiG-29...

Old Wombat

#37
Interesting, this Spit lives at the SA Aviation Museum & I have a few of photo's of it!



Somewhere in link this post;

http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,44397.msg785209.html#msg785209
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Dizzyfugu

Quote from: zenrat on January 03, 2018, 02:52:43 AM
Quote from: The Wooksta! on January 03, 2018, 02:44:07 AM
...At the end of the day, Spitfires will sell, regardless of mark and variation, in greater numbers than some oddball Russian things...

Sadly you are correct.  At least until we get the re-education camps up and running and the people come to appreciate the unique charms of the Yak 36...
:mellow:

There is one, from ART Model. And from the kits I have built so from this manufacturer, it should even be a decent offering.



More here: https://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/art/kit_art_72003.shtml

zenrat

Thanks Dizz.  The more the merrier though.
Fred

- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

zenrat industries:  We're everywhere...for your convenience..

NARSES2

Quote from: Old Wombat on January 03, 2018, 05:31:46 AM
Interesting, this Spit lives at the SA Aviation Museum & I have a few of photo's of it!



Now that's a nice picture for the colour scheme  :thumbsup:
Decals my @r$e!

Thorvic

Ah but is that a new tool Spitfire Vc or a re-boxing of a recent kit by one of the other Czech producers like the Mig-21 and 23s are ?
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The Wooksta!

The only Vc that we've had from the Czechs has been the Sword one.

AFAIK, there isn't a tie up between Sword and AZ, although the latter did rebox the Sword early Hurricane with some modifications.  I doubt Sword would let AZ rebox the kit when theirs are going for stupid money on ebay - the Seafire IIc went for over £25 last week.
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Thorvic

Well when you get them you'll no doubt be able to trace its origin  ;D
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Weaver

Now here's a whiff-in-a-box: apparently only two of the three schemes for the military one are what-ifs, the other being a prototype that was actually flown in the early 1980s. Various typical light weapons have been mentioned:

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/KPM72145


https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/KPM72146



The Spitfire VC discussed earlier:

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/KPM72147


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