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Title: Zvezda
Post by: Green Dragon on February 28, 2009, 05:07:27 pm
According to Dragon USA Zvezda are going to reissue the Sukhoi Su24 kit in April with some new parts. http://www.dragonmodelsusa.com/dmlusa/prodd.asp?pid=ZVE7265
They also say the 767-300 kit is a new tool, everyone else says it's the Revell kit, anyone know for sure? http://www.dragonmodelsusa.com/dmlusa/prodd.asp?pid=ZVE7005

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: ChernayaAkula on February 28, 2009, 05:35:03 pm
Isn't Dragon USA the general importer of Zvezda stuff for the US?  :huh: If that's so, I'd say they should probably know best. Especially if they highlight that it's a new tool.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 01, 2009, 02:36:20 am
The original Revell 767-300 had 41 parts, and I think only three sprues, so if Zvezda reckon theirs has 72 it must be a new tool. Mind you, where they get all those extra bit from I'm not sure.

It's be nice to have a 767 kit where you don't have to change the engines for once, the Revell kit had hybrid GE/P&W ones, no matter which choice you made you had to modify it for accuracy. That's not counting the relatively rare Gulf-BA version which had R-R RB-211s supplied as well.

Let's hope it's not so different from the Revell one that the existing range of Braz add-ons will still fit.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: nev on March 01, 2009, 04:14:09 am
If they are doing a new tool I would have though they would have gone for the -200 (he said selfishly, knowing that he could get a JASDF E-767 and KC-767 out of that model ;) )
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 01, 2009, 08:36:45 am
Nev,

It's a lot easier to make a -200 out of a -300 than vice versa. I've done that a couple of times with the Revell kit.

I think they should have done a -400, then EVERYone would be happy. :)
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: B777LR on March 01, 2009, 09:24:44 am
Nev,

It's a lot easier to make a -200 out of a -300 than vice versa. I've done that a couple of times with the Revell kit.

I think they should have done a -400, then EVERYone would be happy. :)

A -400 can't be shortened into a -200 or -300 though... (and revell does not have window inserts for their kit)
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 01, 2009, 11:59:56 am
A -400 can't be shortened into a -200 or -300 though... (and revell does not have window inserts for their kit)


It can't? Who says so? This IS the What If Forum you know......  :lol:

Revell doesn't even have windows in the 767 of any sort, apart from the front one that is. If Zvezda are including umpteen tiny window mouldings to get the part count up they must be taking marketing lessons from Trumpeter.  >:(
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: nev on March 01, 2009, 10:33:59 pm
Given their sublime Mi-26, I have every faith that Zvezda will produce another stunner.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Howard of Effingham on March 02, 2009, 02:13:46 am
According to Dragon USA Zvezda are going to reissue the Sukhoi Su24 kit in April with some new parts. http://www.dragonmodelsusa.com/dmlusa/prodd.asp?pid=ZVE7265

i'm building this kit at the mo' [well the recce version anyhow].

it goes together quite well though the fit of the intakes is appalling.

however, if i can buy another i will do as it has been an enjoyable build.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Thorvic on March 02, 2009, 04:53:41 am
Quote
According to Dragon USA Zvezda are going to reissue the Sukhoi Su24 kit in April with some new parts. http://www.dragonmodelsusa.com/dmlusa/prodd.asp?pid=ZVE7265

This is the reissued Dragon Fencer C with the shorter nose, the extra bits are two sprues of the Dragon Soviet Bomb sets rather than the Air to Surface missile supplied in the Su24M kit. The Su-24MR kit that Trev's building is the M kit with an extra sprue for the Recon or EW variants and no weapons sprue.

The best kit to get is the current Revell issue as again its a Zvezda bagged Su-24M with the comprehensive decal sheet that Revell do,much improved over the Zvedza decals.

Trev One note with the recon variant, for some reason Dragon kept the Fencer D nose for the Fencer E and just provided the new lumps and bumps, the Fencer MR/MP should have a new nose, the same size as the M but with a Avionics bays ahead the cockpit and the radome itself much shorter. The box artwork shows the correct nose, but the kit is sadly amiss.

Cheers

Geoff
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: B777LR on March 02, 2009, 08:08:47 am
A -400 can't be shortened into a -200 or -300 though... (and revell does not have window inserts for their kit)


It can't? Who says so? This IS the What If Forum you know......  :lol:

I believe the 764 has a new modified wing, 777 landing gear w. mods, 777 cockpit, 777 tires, 777 toilets, 777 cabin, 777 pax windows,  and taller tail. Quite a bit must be done to make a 764 into a 763...

(and did you know that the 777 was mentioned 7 times in this post? ;D)
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 02, 2009, 08:25:14 am
I believe the 764 has a new modified wing, 777 landing gear w. mods, 777 cockpit, 777 tires, 777 toilets, 777 cabin, 777 pax windows,  and taller tail. Quite a bit must be done to make a 764 into a 763...

(and did you know that the 777 was mentioned 7 times in this post? ;D)

If I can make a double-decked 767-200 out of a -300 (and you can make a Tu-134 out of a DC9.... ;)) changing a -400 into a -300 should be a doddle. :)

I wouldn't plan on modelling the cabin, toilets and windows anyway. I use decals for the latter, it's much easier.......... :)

And I managed not to mention that triple sevened no. once, but it was hard work!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Mossie on March 02, 2009, 09:06:23 am
The toilets are the most important part, eh Thomas! ;D

Talking of Zvezda & whiffs, they do the Kamov Ka-58 Black Ghost kit, a next generation attack helicopter on the lines of the Ka-52.  Most will have seen it as it's been around a little while.  I've got the Revell boxing & fit looks fine after bit of dry fitting, might be on my build list very soon.

Zvezda boxing:
(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/Models/KamovKa-58Zvezda.jpg)

Revell boxing:
(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/Models/KamovKa-58Revell.jpg)
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Howard of Effingham on March 03, 2009, 01:13:28 am
Quote
According to Dragon USA Zvezda are going to reissue the Sukhoi Su24 kit in April with some new parts. http://www.dragonmodelsusa.com/dmlusa/prodd.asp?pid=ZVE7265

Trev One note with the recon variant, for some reason Dragon kept the Fencer D nose for the Fencer E and just provided the new lumps and bumps, the Fencer MR/MP should have a new nose, the same size as the M but with a Avionics bays ahead the cockpit and the radome itself much shorter. The box artwork shows the correct nose, but the kit is sadly amiss.

thanks for that, but as its gonna get RAF or USAF markings, i ain't especially worried.  ;D
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Thorvic on March 03, 2009, 04:12:10 am

thanks for that, but as its gonna get RAF or USAF markings, i ain't especially worried.  ;D

No Worries Trev, i was just pointing out the clanger they made, still would look good in 2 sqdn or 13 sqdn Tornado colors, see if somebody asks when did they do a side by side seated Tornado  :thumbsup:

G
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: TsrJoe on March 03, 2009, 05:17:31 am
cool, i havent seen the Revell boxing of the Kamov 'black ghost' altho i picked up 3 of the Zvedza issue when they were released, a nice model and something different to sit alongside the now 'what if' Commanche (its a pity Testors/Italeri's 'stingbat' is to 1/48 scale!)

whats the colour scheme Revell shows for the model? would there be any chance of an instruction sheet scan?, it looks nice on the boxart too (i like the way the dazzle panel forms part of the camouflage pattern

cheers, Joe
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Mossie on March 03, 2009, 06:43:05 am
Joe, there are two colour schemes for the Revell Ka-58, I'll scan them later today.  First one is an all over black machine, marked up as a company demonstrator.  Second is the scheme shown on the box, light grey overall with a mid grey standard russian camo pattern on the uppersides & lighter on the tail, as you mention, the anti-dazzle panel is incoprated into the camo.

Here's a pic of the model from the Revell site:
(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/Models/KamovKa-58RevellModel.jpg)

It's very similar to this Ka-52 demonstrator with darker colours.  The anti dazzle panel as shown on the Revel kit has been seen on real world Ka-50's & 52's.
(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/Aircraft/KamovKa-52-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: nev on March 03, 2009, 11:44:03 am
Thats a nice camo :)
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Mossie on March 03, 2009, 01:09:21 pm
As promised for Joe, Revell paint schemes for their boxing of the Zvezda Ka-58.  The camo version is slightly different to how I described it from memory, there is a seperate underside colour.  The other version is an all over dark grey, rather than the black I mentioned.

Colours are:
A: 69 Granite Grey
B: 78 Tank Grey
C: 99 Aluminium
D: 36 Carmin Red
E: 5 White
F: 9 Anthracite Grey
G: 360 Green 50% + 5 White 50%
H: 91 Steel 75% + 9 Anthracite Grey 25%
I:  49 Light Blue 75% + 5 White 25%
J: 74 Gunship Grey
K: 57 Grey 90% + 5White 10%

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/Models/RevellKa-58PaintScheme01.jpg)

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/Models/RevellKa-58PaintScheme02.jpg)
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: anthonyp on March 03, 2009, 06:14:56 pm
Nice kit to build... until you get to those blasted Kamov co-ax rotors!!!   :banghead:

Almost as maddening as vacform canopies...

Anyways, here's my old one for the Russian Marine Corps (or whatever its called):

(http://hyperion.mystarship.com/models/Categorized/Europe/USSR_Russia/ka58/ka-58-3.jpg)
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: TsrJoe on March 06, 2009, 05:55:09 am
cool, v neat, many thanks for scanning and posting those (i wasnt aware it was based on a real world scheme either)  :thumbsup:

cheers, Joe
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Mossie on March 06, 2009, 06:27:23 am
You're welcome Joe!  I guess you could use that same pattern & substitute pretty much any colours, as well as the markings between the two schemes shown.  The colours would fit the markings from the Zvezda boxing too.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: ChernayaAkula on April 30, 2009, 11:06:04 am
Zvezda is going to release a 1/72 Mi-35M! CLICKY! (http://www.zvezda.org.ru/?nav=1&nov=3&set=7276&PHPSESSID=ee17e5cd0a897327387e5bf8e1a9f7cf) (http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w112/mn_bridge/Encourage/happy046.gif)

(http://www.zvezda.org.ru/images/sets/7276.gif)

Way cool. :bow: I'd never have guessed someone would make a kit of this particular version. I believe only Venezuela flies them so far and the Brazilians signed up for a couple.  Fantastic whif-potential! 
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Mossie on May 02, 2009, 08:00:22 am
Nice one!  Always thought it was more likely that version would be covered by a resin upgrade.  Found the english language version: http://www.zvezda.org.ru/?lng=eng&nav=10&nov=3&set=7276 (http://www.zvezda.org.ru/?lng=eng&nav=10&nov=3&set=7276)

Here's the 'Coming Soon' page, some interesting items there, including, a T-90 & Pe-8 'Stalins plane'.
http://www.zvezda.org.ru/?lng=eng&nav=10&nov=3 (http://www.zvezda.org.ru/?lng=eng&nav=10&nov=3)

For me, one of the most intersting is 'Dogs Fighting Against Tanks', (1/35 I think).  Didn't know about the use of dogs against tanks until I read this, intersting stuff.
http://www.zvezda.org.ru/?lng=eng&nav=10&nov=3&set=3611 (http://www.zvezda.org.ru/?lng=eng&nav=10&nov=3&set=3611)
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: B777LR on December 01, 2009, 07:27:40 am
Zvezda is doing a 7-late-7!!!!

http://www.zvezda.org.ru/?nav=1&nov=2&set=7008&PHPSESSID=7a86261dca281bd819efe6e2df5747a2
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 01, 2009, 05:25:04 pm
Zvezda is doing a 7-late-7!!!!

And they call it a Boeing on the box art too!  :lol:

Presumably that's their two fingered salute to the licencing issue, nice one!  :cheers:
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Green Dragon on December 02, 2009, 04:49:23 am
Didn't know they were doing an A320 too. http://www.zvezda.org.ru/?nav=1&p=3&set=7003
Looks kind of basic compared to Revell's kit.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: ChernayaAkula on December 02, 2009, 05:58:16 am
^ The A320 is a rebox of the 1/125 Heller kit, despite the scale being given as 1/144. Compare the sprues HERE (http://santaisabel-saopaulo.olx.com.br/airbus-a320-plastimodelismo-heller-francesa-iid-15934495).
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on December 02, 2009, 10:42:55 pm

And they call it a Boeing on the box art too!   :lol:

Presumably that's their two fingered salute to the licencing issue, nice one!  :cheers:
The kit has the Boeing Officially Licensed Product logo on the box and the trademark symbol next to Dreamliner on the instructions.

No surprise that it is a licensed product, especially as Boeing's Design Center in Moscow has done a lot of work
on the project.



Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Thorvic on December 07, 2009, 03:07:21 pm
Zvezda is doing a 7-late-7!!!!

http://www.zvezda.org.ru/?nav=1&nov=2&set=7008&PHPSESSID=7a86261dca281bd819efe6e2df5747a2

Its out now..

http://www.hannants.co.uk/search/?FULL=ZVE7008 (http://www.hannants.co.uk/search/?FULL=ZVE7008)
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Mike Wren on December 08, 2009, 04:55:52 am
had a look inside the box yesterday, looks nice, very feint panel lines. Decals aren't exactly generous and most of the Boeing scheme will need to be painted by the modeller, but ideal for a KC-787 methinks...
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: B777LR on December 19, 2009, 07:05:55 am
How on earth do they want us to paint that scheme with hardly any decals? :unsure: Me thinks i'll do a SAS version, with decals from the Revell A340...
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Weaver on December 19, 2009, 07:18:38 am
Looks good - have you got a broken fan blade there (pic.6)?
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: anthonyp on December 19, 2009, 07:23:09 am
Nice!  Can't wait to get my hands on a couple.  For now I'll just have to do with those 1/200 desktop models I got off ebay.

Now if Zvezda would make an Embraer E-190, I'd be content...
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Green Dragon on December 19, 2009, 03:42:54 pm
Nice!  Can't wait to get my hands on a couple.  For now I'll just have to do with those 1/200 desktop models I got off ebay.

Now if Zvezda would make an Embraer E-190, I'd be content...

Hasegawa's doing a 1/144th scale E-170 in JAL colours but I think the 190 needs a bigger wing and different engines as well as the stretched fuselage.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Barry Krell on December 22, 2009, 01:04:35 pm
The Ju 88A is out.  The box says it's an A-4 but the tail is wrong! The fin given is for the earlier A-1 but the engines and wings are for the A-4.  Still, at half the price of the Hasegawa* one, it'll be worth a go IF you can get a corrected tailfin.

*The Ju 88A6 "Special Edition" is £40!!!! For the standard A-4, new decals and a brass set.  An extra £15?  Someone is having a giraffe here!  My reply is unprintable...
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: B777LR on December 22, 2009, 02:21:31 pm
Nice!  Can't wait to get my hands on a couple.  For now I'll just have to do with those 1/200 desktop models I got off ebay.

Now if Zvezda would make an Embraer E-190, I'd be content...

Hasegawa's doing a 1/144th scale E-170 in JAL colours but I think the 190 needs a bigger wing and different engines as well as the stretched fuselage.

Paul Harrison


It's only a simple 1.8 cm stretch of the wings. The differences to the engines are internal. They are both CF-34s, and share the same fairings.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Green Dragon on December 22, 2009, 03:46:09 pm
Thanks 787, that sounds do-able. Just have to hope Hasegawa don't force us to take out a mortgage to pay for the kit!

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: B777LR on December 23, 2009, 01:30:34 am
Thanks 787, that sounds do-able. Just have to hope Hasegawa don't force us to take out a mortgage to pay for the kit!

Paul Harrison

You still need to buy 2 E-170s though, for the fuselage stretch :thumbsup: And at Hasegawa prices, the Authentic Airliners kit might be a safer bet:

http://www.authentic-airliners.de/e195.html
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Green Dragon on December 23, 2009, 04:11:29 pm
That looks rather nice doesn't it?

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: ChernayaAkula on April 20, 2010, 03:11:02 pm
Glorious workers of Zvezda design company have excelled. Soon available plastik kit of glorious Soviet helicopter gunship that makes decadent Western tanks run like the evil capitalist running dogs they are. Za Rodinu! (http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m309/ChernayaAkula/Emoticons/diablotin.gif)

CAD drawings of Zvezda's forthcoming 1/72 Mi-24/35 Hind family have surfaced on their website. More pics >>HERE<< (http://www.zvezda.org.ru/?lng=1&nav=1&p=1&set=7293).

Teasers:
(http://www.zvezda.org.ru/images/sets/photoes/7293/5.gif)
(http://www.zvezda.org.ru/images/sets/photoes/7293/2.gif)

Looks like Zvezda have a winner in the making. (http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m309/ChernayaAkula/Emoticons/ukliam2.gif) May even be better than the gorgeous Hobby Boss kit. Plus, whereas Hobby Boss only produces a Hind-E, Zvezda will produce the -F (fixed twin 30mm gun) and the Mi-35M as well.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: ChernayaAkula on September 21, 2010, 11:38:51 am
Comrades! The Hind has arrived! And it is awesome!  :bow: Do your patriotic duty and check the link in the post above again, as it now contains some sprue pics as well as .pdf documents of the instructions.

(http://zvezda.org.ru/images/sets/7293.gif)

What's more, Zvezda has announced an injection kit of the Sukhoi T-50!  :wub: In 1/72!  :party: To be released in early 2011.

(http://zvezda.org.ru/images/sets/7275.gif)

Click>>THIS<<! (http://zvezda.org.ru/?nav=1&c=1&set=7275)
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Green Dragon on September 21, 2010, 03:32:35 pm
Think I'll have to get the T-50, may get the Hind but I've four Hasegawa's (3 A's & an E) , an Airfix and a couple of Esci D's already.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: lancer on September 22, 2010, 10:25:52 am
BOTH of those beauties are going on the shopping list.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Sauragnmon on September 30, 2010, 01:59:42 pm
T-50 is SO on the list a few times over.  I might look into that new one since it's got the 23mm twin cannons.  I've got my Hase 24A and 24P, the Hobby Boss 24V, and the Italeri 24V, but the sheer detail on it, and the fact it's got the 23mm mount, has me interested in the Zvezda V/VP.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: ChernayaAkula on October 06, 2010, 08:15:29 am
Just got my first three (there will be more! Many more! Muahahahaha! :wacko:) Zvezda Mi-24s - and they're awesome!  :bow: All the good things you heard about them are true. Nicely engraved panel line detail, correct hull geometry, complete engine bays, nice selection of weapons, two decent pilot figures, three exhaust versions,... "Tiger331" on ARC, himself a Hind pilot, said that this is one of the nicest helo kits he ever built and he believes that this will be the definitive Hind kit for the next decades.

Zvezda cranked out another winner. They sure have turned out some great kits over the past few years. One can only hope that they will continue to release more great kits. Would love to see more 1/72 Soviet subjects done to the standard they've set now! A really good Fulcrum, Flanker, Frogfoot, Fitter,....
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: redstar72 on October 06, 2010, 10:06:23 am
(http://s3.postimage.org/Gkq90.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2dxul5y84/) (http://s3.postimage.org/Gli19.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2dyuyzl38/)

This is not real "Crocodyle" - this is new Zvezda kit, built straight from the box!
The author is Sergei Fursa aka fsl, from Ukraine.
More photos here: http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewtopic_t_25698.html (http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewtopic_t_25698.html).
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: NARSES2 on October 07, 2010, 02:02:04 am
Looks absolutely stunning  :thumbsup:

Not a helicopter man, but must admit there is "something" about the Mi-24
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: redstar72 on November 25, 2010, 01:22:53 pm
Zvezda Sukhoi T-50 (PAK FA) is released!
See here: http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewtopic_p_414993.html#414993 (http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewtopic_p_414993.html#414993)
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: NARSES2 on November 26, 2010, 12:41:15 am
It's not my period but that is a very nice looking aeroplane. And Zveda's new releases are excellent
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Mossie on November 26, 2010, 01:33:35 am
Want!!!  Nice touch to have a standing pilot as well as a seated one.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: chrisonord on November 26, 2010, 05:00:28 am
In rubbles it works out at less than seven quid too. Be nice if we got it for that kinda price wouldn't it
Chris.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Deino on November 26, 2010, 08:20:21 am
... and on page 16 there's a nice comparison to the resin kit:

http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewtopic.php?t=25401&postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=300
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: lancer on November 26, 2010, 10:55:17 am
Now that is a thing of beauty. Love the sprue shots. Wonder what it'll cost when it finally hits these shores?
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: GTX on November 27, 2010, 10:38:10 am
Zvezda Sukhoi T-50 (PAK FA) is released!
See here: http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewtopic_p_414993.html#414993 (http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewtopic_p_414993.html#414993)

Here's some inspiration:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/Canadian%20MiGs/T-50MKI2xnice.jpg)

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: ChernayaAkula on November 27, 2010, 11:08:00 am
Whoa, that's awesome!  :bow:

Russian Knights, anyone?  :wacko:
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Army of One on November 27, 2010, 12:12:57 pm
T-50 is SO on the list a few times over.  I might look into that new one since it's got the 23mm twin cannons.  I've got my Hase 24A and 24P, the Hobby Boss 24V, and the Italeri 24V, but the sheer detail on it, and the fact it's got the 23mm mount, has me interested in the Zvezda V/VP.

I have quite a stash of 'Hinds'....the 1/72 Revell boxing with the great looking Czech Tigermeet markings is a nice kit as well....
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: pyro-manic on November 27, 2010, 05:03:20 pm
I love the T-50, I must say. I'm surprised they haven't waited for the "production" version, though - I'm sure it will be different to this prototype. That Hind looks amazing as well - I must grab a couple of those at some point.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Army of One on November 27, 2010, 08:23:29 pm
Dunno if they still doing it but I got a box full....well...3....from antics online....for £6.50 each!!!!!! Igot the 3 and the p+p was £4....I thought bargain as everywhere seems to be around the £12 mark.......hope this helps.....H
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: chrisonord on December 17, 2010, 08:23:24 am
Been having a glance through the sprues of my T-50 today, usual great Zvesda quality, just a pity the weapons bays can not be built as open. Still, I could always build it as a production aircraft, and put some under wing pylons and weapons on it. But....then I would have to buy another as it looks too damned gorgeous slick. :wub: Looking at the pictures of the actual aircraft, I see they have been looking at my SU-34 model I did a while back, and stole the colour scheme  ;)
Chris.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: redstar72 on December 18, 2010, 11:02:31 am
The first built one in the Web! And it is in What-if camo!
The author is Sergei Tolmachev aka Tancist, from Moscow.
(http://s005.radikal.ru/i210/1012/5b/2a513fe21ec0.jpg)
http://scalemodels.ru/modules/myarticles/article_storyid_3527.html (http://scalemodels.ru/modules/myarticles/article_storyid_3527.html)
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: NARSES2 on December 19, 2010, 01:59:08 am
Beautiful, for some reason it just looks so much more "photogenic" then an F.22 ??
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: chrisonord on December 19, 2010, 08:17:29 am
 :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:
Nuff said
Chris.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: chrisonord on December 19, 2010, 02:43:44 pm
Started building my T-50 tonight, and the parts go together very well, even if some are more fiddly that need be. I am hoping it all goes together as well  as it has so far, as I have not needed any putty as yet. I think I will do this one wheels down and slick, but with the pilot in it and on the display stand. Should take up less room on the cabinet then  ;)
Chris.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: pyro-manic on December 19, 2010, 05:51:23 pm
Beautiful, for some reason it just looks so much more "photogenic" then an F.22 ??

That would be because the F-22 is FUGLY. ;) The T-50 reminds me quite a bit of the YF-23 from some angles.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: anthonyp on December 19, 2010, 07:26:21 pm
Started building my T-50 tonight...

I hate you on so many levels  ;D

I have yet to see it in one of my LHS's.  I might need to buy it online (next year, thus immediately breaking my New Year's Resolution).
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Thorvic on December 19, 2010, 09:49:03 pm

I have yet to see it in one of my LHS's.  I might need to buy it online (next year, thus immediately breaking my New Year's Resolution).


Not if you order it this year for delivery next year  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: chrisonord on December 20, 2010, 03:40:22 am
Thanks for the curse Anthony  ;D
I thought I was doing well until it came to putting the engine pods in, doing this pushed all the air intakes out of place leaving some nasty gaps. The putty had to be broken out  :banghead: Thankfully it should be an easy sand down too so not to worry.....he says :rolleyes:
Still rattling a camo scheme around the saw dust for it though, so I will have to have a good think about that one.
Cheers,
Chris.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: JayBee on December 20, 2010, 03:48:15 am
Red Arrows, Thunderbirds :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: chrisonord on December 20, 2010, 04:22:50 am
It would have to be either one or two as I hate using red paint on a large surface area  :lol:
Chris.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Green Dragon on January 05, 2011, 03:32:00 pm
2011 list from Gioca/Giovanni on Britmodeller.
http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=61588&st=0&gopid=667565&#entry667565

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: redstar72 on January 06, 2011, 04:11:39 am
2011 list from Gioca/Giovanni on Britmodeller.

Until this time we didn't have a worthy model of the legendary Yak-3 in 1/72 scale! The Hasegawa one is out of production (and has some bugs, and is basic enough), the HobbyBoss one is very basic, the Heller/Smer one is totally incorrect, and AModel produces the VK-107 version which is substantially different aircraft.

Maybe now we'll definitely get a good kit?
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: NARSES2 on January 07, 2011, 01:08:49 am
Maybe now we'll definitely get a good kit?

Definately hope so Redstar. It's an extremely important aircraft historically
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Maverick on January 17, 2011, 03:10:32 pm
A review of the new Zvezda Mi-24 is up on Modeling Madness.

http://www.modelingmadness.com/scotts/mod/previews/zvezda/7293.htm

Very nice by the looks including two crewmembers along with a choice of V or VP (ie: rotary 12.7mm or twin 23mm nose guns) along with some other gear.

Looks very nice indeed.

Regards,

Mav
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Green Dragon on January 17, 2011, 05:43:54 pm
Pics of Zvezda's new 1/144th scale planes (Il2,Ju87.LaGG 3 and Bf109F) from BD99's Kampfgruppe144. http://kampfgruppe144.blogspot.com/2011/01/1144-lagg-3-bf-109-by-zvezda.html
Main blog. http://kampfgruppe144.blogspot.com/

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Green Dragon on February 28, 2011, 06:38:39 pm
Zvezda has up dated their kit lists and the 747-8 is the Intercontintal passenger version. http://zvezda.org.ru/catalog/passazhirskij-avialajner-boing-747-8/
Also they have pics of the British ships HMS Dreadnought and The Golden Hind (plus a Spanish Galleon), don't remember hearing about them.
Page 1. http://zvezda.org.ru/catalog-cat/model-kits/
Page 2. http://zvezda.org.ru/catalog-cat/model-kits/page/2/
Page 3. http://zvezda.org.ru/catalog-cat/model-kits/page/3/
Really want the Mil Mi24A and Mi35 and probably the airliner kits.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: redstar72 on March 18, 2011, 10:58:08 am
Mi-35M is already in stock.
Pictures (http://forum.scale-rotors.ru/showthread.php?1509-%CC%E8-35%CC-1-72.-%C7%E2%E5%E7%E4%E0&p=2626&viewfull=1#post2626)
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: pyro-manic on March 18, 2011, 11:05:39 am
What scale is the Dreadnought??  :o
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: chrisonord on March 18, 2011, 12:46:14 pm
It would be nice if they did a Mil mi-8 AMT too :wub:
Chris.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Thorvic on March 18, 2011, 12:51:24 pm
What scale is the Dreadnought??  :o
1/350th  ;D
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Army of One on March 18, 2011, 02:25:55 pm
Ooohh.......a Hind I don't have......wanna see if that place I got the V/VE from sells them cheap again......the A as well.......gimme gimme gimme.....!!!
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Mossie on March 18, 2011, 03:56:53 pm
Mmmm Hind A! :wub:

Got to admit I'm kind of excited about a 1/350 Dreadnought, can't ever see me building one (might be convinced if it was 1/700) but look forward to seeing it on show stands.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: chrisonord on March 18, 2011, 06:14:18 pm
I think I might just have one of those Hind A's and a mi-35. Airfix have not bothered replying to my email for a replacement canopy for the A model I have of theirs  :banghead: I wanted to make it into a heavily armed flying greenhouse complete with scale tomato plants and flowers :rolleyes: :lol:
Chris.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Green Dragon on March 18, 2011, 06:32:00 pm
You might be out of luck with the spare green house Chris, I can'y remember when the kit was available last but reckon it was a long time ago.
My old one got done as a D so I'll have a look through my spares boxes to try and find it, don't remember seeing it in a very long time though! Might have fallen prey to the carpet monster.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: chrisonord on March 18, 2011, 06:46:43 pm
You might be out of luck with the spare green house Chris, I can'y remember when the kit was available last but reckon it was a long time ago.
My old one got done as a D so I'll have a look through my spares boxes to try and find it, don't remember seeing it in a very long time though! Might have fallen prey to the carpet monster.

Paul Harrison
Thanks for that Paul, much appreciated
Cheers,
Chris.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Mossie on March 19, 2011, 04:23:14 am
Last time I got a spare from Airfix they sent it with no reply like Duncan mentioned.  Took a little while to come but it got there, I was starting to think they wouldn't send it.  They're supposed to be pretty good even some quite older kits that haven't been released since the eighties, although there's no guarantee of course.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 19, 2011, 12:13:45 pm
At Telford last year I was having lunch with Mike McEvoy, Neil Robinson and the recently retired Trevor Snowden. Amongst other pearls of wisdom mentioned by Trevor was that Airfix keep LOADS of old kits stashed away just for the 'missing part' issues. Apparently some people actually sent kits back when they found the parts missing, so they put the whole kit into 'stock' for future use!
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: rickshaw on March 19, 2011, 07:00:33 pm
If you watch James May's programme on the 1:1 Spitfire he built, he visits the Airfix spare parts department.  I was surprised how small it was.  Obviously that just must be the kits "on the go" at that moment.   I couldn't see how they could sustain a 50 year output with the number seen. 
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Maverick on April 12, 2011, 08:57:26 pm
Zvezda's new T-50 is reviewed on Modelversium.

http://www.modellversium.de/kit/artikel.php?id=8517

Regards,

Mav
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Maverick on June 08, 2011, 07:18:01 pm
Some Volkssturm figures from Zvezda.  Looks like an interesting companion to the Dragon kit.

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=6432

Regards,

Mav
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Thorvic on June 10, 2011, 11:07:03 pm
One for Radish  :thumbsup:

Zvezda have done a 1/72 "Black Pearl" Pirate ship from the Pirates of the Carribean films

http://hobbyterra.com/product.asp?idProduct=3802 (http://hobbyterra.com/product.asp?idProduct=3802)
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: pyro-manic on June 11, 2011, 07:21:26 am
Wow! Now that is extremely tempting....
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: ChernayaAkula on June 11, 2011, 03:15:13 pm
Zvezda have done a 1/72 "Black Pearl" Pirate ship from the Pirates of the Carribean films

Okay, apart from me, who else is hoping they'll do a 1/72 undead pirate figure set for this!  :party:
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: beowulf on June 11, 2011, 04:02:53 pm
Zvezda have done a 1/72 "Black Pearl" Pirate ship from the Pirates of the Carribean films

Okay, apart from me, who else is hoping they'll do a 1/72 undead pirate figure set for this!  :party:

or even 'live' pirates!.............actually have a project where i need some  ;D
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: ChernayaAkula on June 11, 2011, 05:01:23 pm
^ Have a look at THIS (http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/PeriodList.aspx?period=16), then.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Mossie on June 12, 2011, 01:28:59 pm
Take a close look at the 'extra' figure in the Orion set, barmy! :lol: :lol: :lol:
http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=283 (http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=283)
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: ChernayaAkula on June 12, 2011, 04:16:25 pm
 ;D Yeah! That seems to be kind of a running joke with Orion. Think their Roman siege troops have a guy with a jackhammer, for instance.  :lol:
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Maverick on June 20, 2011, 10:31:59 pm
Although on Dragon's site, this Zvezda kit looks quite good, including a half opened chute which has to be a first.

http://www.dragonmodelsusa.com/dmlusa/prodd.asp?pid=ZVE3628

Regards,

Mav
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: rickshaw on June 21, 2011, 02:13:05 am
Interesting.  Who'll be the first to adapt it to a braking 'chute for a jet aircraft?   :lol:
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Maverick on July 18, 2011, 11:51:52 pm
Another Ju-88 kit upcoming from Zvezda.  I wonder if it's tied in with the older Italeri kit?

http://www.modellversium.de/kit/artikel.php?id=8601

Regards,

Mav
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Maverick on July 19, 2011, 12:12:06 am
A whole bunch of interesting releases for Zvezda, including Soviet Paras in Afghanistan in 35th.

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=9433

Regards,

Mav
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Mossie on August 08, 2011, 07:11:30 am
Zvezda's 1/350 HMS Dreadnought is now in stock at Hannants, priced at £45:
http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ZVE9039 (http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ZVE9039)

Sprue shots:
http://www.zvezda.org.ru/korabli/9039/ (http://www.zvezda.org.ru/korabli/9039/)
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 15, 2011, 02:09:28 pm
Another Ju-88 kit upcoming from Zvezda.  I wonder if it's tied in with the older Italeri kit?

http://www.modellversium.de/kit/artikel.php?id=8601

Regards,

Mav

Nothing to do with the Italeri kit, the Zvezda one is an all new tool with nice recessed panels - unlike the Italeri one which has Frog Shackleton style rivets. And they are HUGE!

Wonder if they've fixed the tail?  If it's based on their A-4, the tail was for an A-1. Edit: No, they haven't.

Personally, I'd hang fire until the Revell one comes out.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Weaver on October 22, 2011, 01:15:04 am
This has just hit Hannants:

Figures (injection)
ZVE3643 1:35 Soviet Reconnaissance Team. Set includes 4 figures, 3 Soviet soldiers and one German (WWII) prisoner.  £6.50  £5.42
http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ZVE3643

(http://media.hannants.co.uk/pics/ZVE3643.jpg)

Whiff potential? Well just think of all the alternative uses, comedic or otherwise, for a tied-up German..... :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Maverick on October 22, 2011, 02:19:41 am
That sort of captured posing has gotta be unique to be sure.  Zvezda should be congratulated for this and others in their stable.  They're almost giving Masterbox a run for their money with different 35th troopies and the like.

Regards,

Mav
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: redstar72 on November 10, 2011, 02:31:17 am
First photos of Zvezda 1/35 T-90 tank:
http://vkontakte.ru/album-29859496_146299639 (http://vkontakte.ru/album-29859496_146299639)
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: frank2056 on November 10, 2011, 07:09:09 am
That T-90 looks really good. Finally! No more expensive resin conversion kits! Should look good with their modern Russian tanker figure set.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: ChernayaAkula on November 10, 2011, 11:33:55 am
First photos of Zvezda 1/35 T-90 tank:
http://vkontakte.ru/album-29859496_146299639 (http://vkontakte.ru/album-29859496_146299639)

Awesome!  :party:
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: redstar72 on November 14, 2011, 12:38:58 pm
Zvezda 1/35 KV-2 review:
http://scalemodels.ru/articles/4647-obzor-zvezda-1-35-kv-2.html (http://scalemodels.ru/articles/4647-obzor-zvezda-1-35-kv-2.html)
Title: Re: Zvezda Tu-134
Post by: RotorheadTX on April 09, 2012, 04:25:13 am
Anyone else wet for this one: 1/144 Tu-134
http://www.dragonmodelsusa.com/dmlusa/prodd.asp?pid=ZVE7007 (http://www.dragonmodelsusa.com/dmlusa/prodd.asp?pid=ZVE7007)
Title: Re: Zvezda Tu-134
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 09, 2012, 06:48:42 am
Anyone else wet for this one: 1/144 Tu-134
http://www.dragonmodelsusa.com/dmlusa/prodd.asp?pid=ZVE7007 (http://www.dragonmodelsusa.com/dmlusa/prodd.asp?pid=ZVE7007)

Excellent, about time someone did an injection 1/144 Tu-134.

The Braz resin one is brilliant, but it's pricey of course.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Mossie on May 25, 2012, 01:48:14 pm
Zezda has released a Hind A.  Looks like it'll build into lovely model, has a fully detailed cockpit, cabin engine bay and even the gearbox.  Not cheap (I just bought one for £17.50) but it's a highly detailed model out of the box.   Comes with Russian stars and Soviet era Afghan markings which could be good for a whiff or two.

Sprue shots on Aeroscale (http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=11026)
Test shots on Aeroscale (http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=11129)
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Nils on May 25, 2012, 02:41:16 pm
seen it on the shelves here to, might have to concider getting one, would look nice in South American markings, possibly Costa Rican  :mellow:
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 25, 2012, 03:45:59 pm
Jeepers, that looks complicated, but superbly detailed. I

've always liked the look of the A model rather than the more common D. I may shell out and get one of them.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Green Dragon on May 28, 2012, 02:03:48 pm
Got 3 Hasegawa Hind A's last year (all cheaper than original retail including postage!) but I'm going to get one of these new Zvezda ones. All the Hasegawa's were bought for whiffing and the new one (if I can get one) will be Real World Algerian.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Weaver on May 29, 2012, 04:36:43 am
Zezda has released a Hind A.  Looks like it'll build into lovely model, has a fully detailed cockpit, cabin engine bay and even the gearbox.  Not cheap (I just bought one for £17.50) but it's a highly detailed model out of the box.   Comes with Russian stars and Soviet era Afghan markings which could be good for a whiff or two.

Sprue shots on Aeroscale (http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=11026)
Test shots on Aeroscale (http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=11129)

I love the way, in the head-on shot, the model is clearly wonky on it's u/c. It's THEIR model in THEIR publicity shots and they've still made a mess of it.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Mossie on May 29, 2012, 05:45:39 am
The Hind should be wonky.  It has natural lean to the right (left when viewed head on) when it's parked, although they have put the lean on the wrong side!  From build reviews that I've read of the other variants released by Zvezda, the production models have the lean on the correct side.  Either they got the lean wrong on the test shots, or they re-oriented the photo.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Weaver on May 29, 2012, 09:20:59 am
Well I never knew that!

I stand corrected (pity the Hind doesn't...... ;))
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: lancer on May 29, 2012, 12:49:28 pm
Going to have to add an 'A' to the the Hind fleet I'm building up....
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: redstar72 on October 30, 2012, 12:40:17 pm
Coming soon - 1/48 Yakovlev Yak-3:

(http://www.zvezda.org.ru/images/sets/4814.gif)

http://www.zvezda.org.ru/samolety-1-48/4814/ (http://www.zvezda.org.ru/samolety-1-48/4814/)
The sprues (test mouldings, therefore different colours): http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewtopic_p_765398.html#765398 (http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewtopic_p_765398.html#765398)
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: ChernayaAkula on December 20, 2012, 07:42:48 am
Zvezda is starting to post their new releases for 2013! I see they've developed a clever scheme to get my money.  :wacko:

1/144 aircraft - LINK (http://vk.com/wall-29859496_111461) - all new tools except for the Tu-95 and A-90 (both Revell).
1/72 aircraft - LINK (http://vk.com/wall-29859496_111193) - all new tools!
1/48 will get a Su-2, I think.
1/72 tanks - LINK (http://vk.com/wall-29859496_112340)
1/72 figures - LINK (http://vk.com/wall-29859496_113164)
1/35 tanks - LINK (http://vk.com/wall-29859496_112129)
Ships - LINK (http://vk.com/wall-29859496_116339)


More wargames stuff:
LINK (http://vk.com/wall-29859496_117680) - looks like modern Soviet and US figures in 1/72, vehicles in 1/100 and a Mi-24 and an AH-64 in 1/144.
LINK (http://vk.com/wall-29859496_117542) - Soviet WWII stuff
LINK (http://vk.com/wall-29859496_117548) - British WWII stuff
LINK (http://vk.com/wall-29859496_117556) - German WWII stuff

The 1/72 wargame figures are really nice. I've got a couple of the 1/72 Samurai and they're absolutely awesome.

1/72 MiG-29 9.13, Su-27SM and T-90, 1/144 Il-76 and 1/35 BMPT! And more 1/72 Samurai and some nice, modern Soviet figures. That heartrending sound you heard was my wallet whimpering, dreading the things to come!  ;D
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: lenny100 on December 20, 2012, 07:46:21 am
i might get the A-90 if they ever get here!!!
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: ChernayaAkula on December 25, 2012, 10:53:52 pm
Now they've gone over the top!  :dalek:

(http://s14.postimage.org/pji10m0z5/Topol.jpg)

RS-12M Topol (SS-25 "Sickle"), apparently as an injection-moulded kit in 1/72!

Might be an idea to get one to whiff it into a TEL for the ZELL-TSR.2s from Stratos 4!
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: chrisonord on December 26, 2012, 10:00:46 am
QUADRUPLE WOW  :o
My cartel will think all their birthdays have come at once if they get some of these, I sooooo have to have at least one of these in 1/72nd scale.Looks like the Honduras army will be looking at purchasing Patriot missile systems :rolleyes: :lol:
Chris.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: NARSES2 on April 20, 2013, 01:15:51 am
This is going to be preaty big in 1/72  :mellow:

http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ZVE9037 (http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ZVE9037)
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: lenny100 on April 20, 2013, 03:50:51 am
This is going to be preaty big in 1/72  :mellow:

http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ZVE9037 (http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ZVE9037)
it willbe on show on our table in newcastle  i have it underway
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: ChernayaAkula on April 20, 2013, 04:28:14 pm
Would be pretty neat if Zvezda also did a figure set with undead pirates for it!  :wacko:
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: lenny100 on April 21, 2013, 01:31:13 am
Would be pretty neat if Zvezda also did a figure set with undead pirates for it!  :wacko:
mars do a set with the 3 captains jack ,babosa and davy jones and some undead  crew
https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MAR72070
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: NARSES2 on April 21, 2013, 02:54:10 am
This is going to be preaty big in 1/72  :mellow:

http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ZVE9037 (http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ZVE9037)
it willbe on show on our table in newcastle  i have it underway

Hopefully I'll be at Newcastle for a couple of hours before a Christening. Looking forward to seeing it Lennie your WIP pics are very, very good  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: ChernayaAkula on April 22, 2013, 12:09:19 am
Would be pretty neat if Zvezda also did a figure set with undead pirates for it!  :wacko:
mars do a set with the 3 captains jack ,babosa and davy jones and some undead  crew
https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MAR72070

Whoa, cool!  :o :wacko: Thanks for the heads-up!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Thorvic on April 22, 2013, 04:38:44 am
Would be pretty neat if Zvezda also did a figure set with undead pirates for it!  :wacko:
mars do a set with the 3 captains jack ,babosa and davy jones and some undead  crew
https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MAR72070

Whoa, cool!  :o :wacko: Thanks for the heads-up!  :thumbsup:

Mars also do a none zombie pirates set and HaT do a British Sailors and Marines set if you don't want to do a pirate vessel
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Father Ennis on April 22, 2013, 04:24:08 pm
FYI,Reaper Minatures makes a series of Pirates for gameing and collecting. I can recommend them as a great company and their product is first rate. They do sell internationally,too. Check out their website,they do a lot of different stuff they also do part kits,too with many kinds of weapons as well as some just stuff ,too.  I have the kit of the Hansa Kog in 1/72 scale and am planning on getting some of their stuff to crew it.


               
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Steel Penguin on April 23, 2013, 11:13:55 am
warning on using Reaper with 1:72,  if there 28mm theyre scaled for 1:56 up to 1:50, they will Tower over 1:72 kits ( say the wargamer who thought abought going this route)
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Nils on June 10, 2013, 12:27:29 am
Zvezda is apparently also releasing a number of new snapkits for the Disney movie "Planes"

http://www.dragonmodelsusa.com/dmlusa/prodlist.asp?tlcode=ZVE&tbn=1

http://www.dragonmodelsusa.com/dmlusa/prodd.asp?pid=ZVE2064
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Madoc on June 11, 2013, 12:25:49 pm
Nils,

Wow.  I wonder how much lower the bid was by Zvezda for those gems.  Maybe it being a non-American company - and thus cheaper international access, perhaps? - had something to do with it to.  These kits look too cool for words!  Smart marketing on their behalf.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Madoc on September 10, 2013, 12:35:53 pm
I just spied this over on... Amazon! Of all places.

1/72 Zvezda Ju-88 A-17/A-5 Torpedo Bomber

http://www.amazon.com/Zvezda-Models-Junkers-Torpedo-Bomber/dp/B004VUL1OY

That's about half off their "already low, low prices."

Zvezda's Ju-88s are among the best on the market in The One True Scale™

Over on eBay you can find this kit for anything less than almost triple the Amazon price.

So, buy early and buy often!

Madoc
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: The Wooksta! on September 22, 2013, 04:51:41 am
No, the Revell Ju 88 is the best money can buy at a comparable price to the Zvezda kit.

And it would be a day so cold in Hell that Satan would be dying of hypothermia before I'd buy ANYTHING from those tax dodging ****s at Amazon. 
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Army of One on October 01, 2013, 06:26:43 am
Anyone know if the 1/144 Hind is an exact scaled down version of the companies 1/72...?? Box art looks the same.......and at £6.50 (£5.85 cheapest I seen for a pre order).....that be a bargain.....!!! I have even seen them advertised for 3 for £16 at the Plastic Soldier Company....a flight box.....same with the Apache as well.....
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Army of One on October 18, 2013, 06:49:45 am
Re the above question....all I found out is they are now in stock and are only 29 parts.....can't find an inbox review or screen shot of the sprue's anywhere......
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: ChernayaAkula on October 18, 2013, 08:56:09 am
I also haven't seen any pics yet, but a member on ARC saw them and said they were gorgeous. I suppose they will be dimensionally accurate, but not an exact scale down (engine bits and all) of the 1/72 kit.

The parts count ma be deceiving, as Zvezda also counts the base, flag and wargaming tokens as part of the kit. At least that's what they did with other kits in their wargaming range.

EDIT:
Just found the instructions for the kit on the Russian portion of the Zvezda website: LINK! (http://www.zvezda.org.ru/images/sets/photoes/7403/01.pdf)
As I thought, it's not quite a detailed as the 1/72 kit, but should look the part. No troop cabin, though. And no rocket pods, just drop tanks and gun pods.
I've got a kit on the way to me and will report back once I have it in hand.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Captain Canada on October 18, 2013, 09:21:08 am
Looks like a nice little kit ! Be hard to build a cabin tho, as the attachment points for the stub wings fill up the whole thing ! Still, I'm sure a with a few mods it would be easy enough.

As for rocket pods, don't the little Revell Alligator ( or Hokum or whatever it's called ) have them ?

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Army of One on October 18, 2013, 09:58:31 am
Yeah...the 1/144 Ka50 comes with pods...the 20x80mm variety...you get two and a rack of th a/t tubed missiles...now....do I wait for Mr M in Germany to give his view....or just go an get some......??

Just looked at the instructions.....does seem basic....think I'm going to wait for Mr M of Germany for his view.....
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Captain Canada on October 18, 2013, 12:24:05 pm
I'd get one anyway....I think a 144th scale model of a big chopper like that would look awesome ! Especially all dirtied up and with those big droopy blades almost touching the ground.....

 :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Army of One on October 18, 2013, 02:13:57 pm
I'd get one anyway....I think a 144th scale model of a big chopper like that would look awesome ! Especially all dirtied up and with those big droopy blades almost touching the ground.....

 :wub: :wub:

Cap'n C......there is a place over here that sell a 'flight' of 3 for £16.....May do that as cheapest I seen them individually is £5.50......
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Thorvic on February 17, 2014, 12:08:33 am
The Zvezda 1/72nd Topol mobile nuclear missile launcher kit is now out at Hannants and other distributors so I guess we'll see them in the shops and on eBay this week in the UK.

http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ZVE5003 (http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ZVE5003)

Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: bluedonkey99 on April 11, 2014, 03:17:01 pm
Re the above question....all I found out is they are now in stock and are only 29 parts.....can't find an inbox review or screen shot of the sprue's anywhere......

Look harder!   ;)  ;D

http://pas-decals.ru/forum/18--/5728-mi-24v-1-144-zvezda (http://pas-decals.ru/forum/18--/5728-mi-24v-1-144-zvezda)

This also has a useful comparison of the other Mi-24 from the main players.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Nils on April 12, 2014, 12:52:14 am
i have one of those in the stash, and i must say that despite it kinda looks (and in some cases is) a snap kit, it looks very good.
the size to scale appears to be correct, and the ammount of detail is pretty good.
the only thing i would suggest is replacing the rocket pods with those of the Dragon/DML or Italeri ones  :mellow:
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Weaver on September 05, 2014, 03:45:12 pm
Zvezda 1/144th Orlyornok now on sale at Hannants for £13.33:

(http://media.hannants.co.uk/pics/ZVE7016.jpg)
http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ZVE7016
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Captain Canada on September 05, 2014, 05:35:01 pm
That would make for a pretty cool kit. Not sure what I'd do with it tho.....

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Old Wombat on September 05, 2014, 08:08:37 pm
It's a weird enough craft that it should be built for its own sake.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 05, 2014, 10:19:51 pm
I wonder if that's a re-pop of the Revell kit?

Or was it from Zvezda in the first place?
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Nils on September 06, 2014, 12:09:58 am
I wonder if that's a re-pop of the Revell kit?

Or was it from Zvezda in the first place?

the Revell kit was a zvezda mould. so yes, its pretty much the same kit  &lt;_&lt;
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Mossie on October 15, 2014, 05:35:21 am
1/144 Il-62 due out:
http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ZVE7013

Also in 1/144 an Il-76, Fairey Battle, Hs-126B and Po-2.  Someones got to pose the Po-2 next to the Il-76!
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Librarian on October 15, 2014, 06:16:49 am
Oh for a new-tool VC-10...what a pairing they would make :wub:.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 15, 2014, 01:23:35 pm
I'd quite like to build an IL-62M and do it in the BOAC/Cunard scheme.  ;) ;D :lol:

And me being a card carrying member of the Airliner SIG they'd probably throw me out.  ;D
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Green Dragon on October 15, 2014, 04:49:42 pm
Piccies (CAD & Plastic) of the Il62 on Britmodeller. http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234967227-photos-of-the-zvezda-il-62m/
Have 3 on my wanted list LOT, TAAG & BOAC's gold speedbird cols.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Captain Canada on October 15, 2014, 08:47:55 pm
Nice....look forward to seein some builds. On my want list as well !
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 16, 2014, 03:02:11 am
In some ways it's a pity the Il-62 is so 'Russian' looking and the VC10 is so elegant. While they're obviously related design-wise there's no mistaking one from the other in reality.

I rather fancy doing a '62 like the one I saw tip over on its tail at Kastrup sometime in the early-80s, still in an Aeroflot scheme then. They'd forgotten to lower the tail prop while they were loading freight and over it went, KERRUMP! I heard the krump from inside the terminal!  :o
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: JayBee on October 16, 2014, 03:50:23 am
POFFLER!
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 16, 2014, 04:08:13 am
POFFLER!

That had me chuckling Jim, but what would it carry? Somehow I can't see a '62 lifting even one TOPOL-M.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Mossie on October 16, 2014, 05:44:49 am
Kh-22?
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: lancer on October 16, 2014, 02:13:54 pm
Another one to add to the ever growing airliners list... A few more than one to be honest.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Weaver on November 15, 2014, 10:20:43 am
And in the never-saw-that-coming category, a 1/144th Fairey Battle from Zvezda:

(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/ZVE6218.jpg)

http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ZVE6218


Also, they've got the new IL-62 in:

(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/ZVE7013.jpg)

http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ZVE7013
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: The Wooksta! on November 15, 2014, 05:07:17 pm
The IL-62 is very tempting.  Not my scale but a good deal cheaper than the 72nd alternative.  Plus I've an Airfix VC10 to go with it.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Weaver on April 18, 2015, 07:09:31 pm
This should get some mouths watering:

(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/ZVE3636.jpg)

http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ZVE3636
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: zenrat on April 18, 2015, 07:30:12 pm
I could use the turret from that.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Mossie on April 19, 2015, 01:53:12 am
Needs more guns.  No such thing as too much fire power! ;D
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Sauragnmon on April 19, 2015, 03:53:07 am
I have to admit, that thing makes me ponder... and the interesting possibilities I could put that to use for... some kind of 40K vehicle..
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Mossie on April 19, 2015, 09:46:49 am
Have Pegasus Hobbies got around to releasing their T-800 figures yet?  Be perfect in a diorama with a scale Arnie. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Captain Canada on April 21, 2015, 07:49:10 am
Very cool. Looks like a similar turret could easily be scratch built.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: chrisonord on December 22, 2016, 03:54:27 am
Zvesda have released a BMPT Terminator in 1/72nd scale and yes as soon as I saw it I hunted one down and bought one, these things are Hell on tracks, I will let you know what the kit is like when I get it.
Chris
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Martin H on December 22, 2016, 07:31:43 am
got one of the 72nd scale examples sitting right next to me. Looks good in the box, and should go together nicely. Despite some of the smaller parts needing an electron microscope to see. :banghead:
By and large it looks like they have scaled down the 35th scale kit.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: chrisonord on December 22, 2016, 08:54:24 am
got one of the 72nd scale examples sitting right next to me. Looks good in the box, and should go together nicely. Despite some of the smaller parts needing an electron microscope to see. :banghead:
By and large it looks like they have scaled down the 35th scale kit.
That is what I was thinking Martin, as even the box art is the same on both scales too. This will get a coat of looking at and I will see if I can do a cartel interpretation of it too.I have built the Ukrainian BMP-1U by ACE, which is a similar set up, but nowhere near as armed as this thing. It will look good alongside my BMP-3 also.
Chris.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Thorvic on December 22, 2016, 12:08:40 pm
https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ZVE9057 (https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ZVE9057)

 :wacko:

Revell are re-boxing this in April as part of their Star wars 40th, but it looks like Hannants have got hold of the original Russian boxing to tie in with Rogue One
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: chrisonord on December 22, 2016, 02:12:50 pm
https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ZVE9057 (https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ZVE9057)

 :wacko:

Revell are re-boxing this in April as part of their Star wars 40th, but it looks like Hannants have got hold of the original Russian boxing to tie in with Rogue One
Wonder if they will bring it out in 1/72nd scale??  :wacko: :wacko:
Chris
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: KiwiZac on December 22, 2016, 04:58:55 pm
https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ZVE9057 (https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ZVE9057)

 :wacko:

Revell are re-boxing this in April as part of their Star wars 40th, but it looks like Hannants have got hold of the original Russian boxing to tie in with Rogue One
Oh niiiiiice! I'd love one of those but there's no way I can a) afford it 2) justify it or iii) display it anywhere!
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Nils on August 24, 2019, 02:54:08 am
Zvezda has released images of theyre new 1/72 Su-57  tool over on there Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/Zvezda.ModelKits/posts/1853423111427151

nice to see that it has external stores options & the option for the sawtooth exhausts.
but im really dissapointed they didnt added the internal weapons bays  :-\
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: zenrat on August 24, 2019, 03:53:32 am
Nice.  Would look good in RAAF colours.
 ;D
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: chrisonord on August 24, 2019, 07:15:51 am
Nice,  would be good to have the  weapons  bay  open and  loaded too though.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Green Dragon on October 05, 2019, 08:16:06 pm
They have announced a new tool C-130 apparently.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Mossie on October 07, 2019, 09:28:22 am
They have announced a new tool C-130 apparently.

Paul Harrison

Good news, the old Esci/Italeri kit is okay but a new tool will be very welcome.  I expect they'll sell shed-loads.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Old Wombat on October 07, 2019, 06:01:50 pm
They have announced a new tool C-130 apparently.

Paul Harrison

Good news, the old Esci/Italeri kit is okay but a new tool will be very welcome.  I expect they'll sell shed-loads.

If it's moderately accurate & covers the right eras. ;)
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Green Dragon on October 07, 2019, 07:45:42 pm
The most accurate shapewise is the old Airfix kit (only one I have left is a USAF boxing partially started by someone off ebay), Italeri next with raised detail and engine nacelle position problems (got two or three somewhere), with Esci having recessed detail but a horribly rounded cockpit glazing piece (mine has very badly warped wings too!) so we really need a new tooling.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Thorvic on October 08, 2019, 12:20:08 am
I remain to be convinced that Zvezda are doing a new tool C-130 Hercules, Its only been mentioned in a Russian forum and I know they class reboxed kits as new to them, so still a high chance or a reboxed Italeri kit.

Now I would love to see a new tool Hercules, the Airfix kit was one of my early Christmas Presents in the 70s and I loved it so I will be excited should it be confirmed. So I won't get my hopes up until we get official confirmation and start to see the CAD and test shots appear in the new year.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: elmayerle on October 15, 2019, 08:17:58 am
Zvezda has released images of theyre new 1/72 Su-57  tool over on there Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/Zvezda.ModelKits/posts/1853423111427151

nice to see that it has external stores options & the option for the sawtooth exhausts.
but im really dissapointed they didnt added the internal weapons bays  :-\
I see that aftermarket weapons bays are already available on Ebay.  Quell surprise
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: NARSES2 on October 16, 2019, 06:09:45 am

I see that aftermarket weapons bays are already available on Ebay.  Quell surprise

Is it cynical of me to sometimes think that kit manufacturers and after market firms are in cahoots ? I know sometimes it's a case of the manufacturer of the IP kit simply saying that the extra costs of tooling an internal weapons bay for example aren't justified by the extra sales that would generate. Thus they leave it to and liaise with an after market firm, but sometimes ?

I'm probably Just in an extremely cynical mood ?
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Rheged on October 16, 2019, 06:27:34 am
I don't think you are at all cynical, I've sometimes wondered about this myself.
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: KiwiZac on October 16, 2019, 01:28:45 pm
The C-130 is on a list of upcoming releases that someone managed to sneak a photo of, rather than being an announcement. But it's welcome news!
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Green Dragon on December 06, 2019, 06:49:14 pm
Don't know if it's Italeri's kit still but the catalogue pic is of a J-30, some on Britmodeller say the quoted length is wrong though I haven't done the the math and I really hate math!

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: KiwiZac on December 07, 2019, 01:22:06 am
some on Britmodeller say the quoted length is wrong though I haven't done the the math and I really hate math!
All I did was scale up x72 the length quoted on the thumbnail and compare with H and J lengths published online!
Title: Re: Zvezda
Post by: Green Dragon on December 08, 2019, 03:18:31 pm
Even that's too much math for my liking Zac!  ;D

Paul Harrison