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Title: Modelsvit
Post by: chrisonord on May 22, 2013, 09:35:21 am
All I can say is wow, but twice. Wow at the kit and WOW at the price. :o
http://modelsua.com/Tu-144-Tupolev-SST-NATO-Charger-1-72-Modelsvit-7203.html
Chris.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: rickshaw on May 22, 2013, 05:35:33 pm
I just noticed this kit at modelsue as well.  It'd be an amazing one to have but where could you display it?  Bomcordski?   :o
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Mossie on May 23, 2013, 01:49:36 am
There's a link to an 1/72 An-124 on the same page, similar price tag:
http://modelsua.com/Antonov-An-124-Ruslan-1-72-Modelsvit-7201.html

And a review in Russian, includes a lot of pics:
http://scalemodels.ru/articles/5388-obzor-ModelSvit-1-72-an-124-100-ruslan---bylinnyjj-bogatyr.html
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 23, 2013, 06:38:00 am
There's a link to an 1/72 An-124 on the same page, similar price tag:
http://modelsua.com/Antonov-An-124-Ruslan-1-72-Modelsvit-7201.html

And a review in Russian, includes a lot of pics:
http://scalemodels.ru/articles/5388-obzor-ModelSvit-1-72-an-124-100-ruslan---bylinnyjj-bogatyr.html

I saw one of those at the recent Gloucester Show, it was GINORMOUS!  :o

(http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/2950/an124.jpg)
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 23, 2013, 06:59:09 am
Who buy and builds such things?
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Mossie on May 23, 2013, 08:18:23 am
There's a guy in the UK who does, I think he heads up the Soviet Aircraft SIG in IPMS UK.  I was talking to him at the Huddersfield show, he's built several of the big A-Model aircraft.  Other than that I haven't seen many, I guess most of them are stash fodder!

As well as cost, one of the big problems is storage space of course.  With our tiny houses in the UK (and most of Europe) it can be a struggle to find space to put them, I have a Vulcan on the go at the moment and I'm going to have to re-think my model space just to display it.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 23, 2013, 08:22:53 am
There's a guy in the UK who does, I think he heads up the Soviet Aircraft SIG in IPMS UK.  I was talking to him at the Huddersfield show, he's built several of the big A-Model aircraft.  Other than that I haven't seen many, I guess most of them are stash fodder!

Thyt IS the same guy who had the An-124 at Glos.

OGL and I saw his 1/72 A Model Brabazon at MIK last year. And I can't remember his name either!  :banghead:
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: ChernayaAkula on May 23, 2013, 09:19:19 am
Was it Ken "Flankerman" Duffey, maybe? HERE'S (http://www.flankers-site.co.uk/modl_home.htm) his website. The Il-102 in the foreground and the Pack Plane in the background seem familiar.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: lancer on May 23, 2013, 09:53:57 am
Who buy and builds such things?

For those 2 I would.. If, of course, I had the space and the money...Wel space wise I guess I could always hang them on the ceiling in the living room...

Now a TU144 and Concorde both in 1:72 scale would look pretty damm awsome...
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 23, 2013, 10:59:28 am
Was it Ken "Flankerman" Duffey, maybe? HERE'S (http://www.flankers-site.co.uk/modl_home.htm) his website. The Il-102 in the foreground and the Pack Plane in the background seem familiar.

Yep, that's the guy. He must have a hangar to keep all that lot in!
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: McGreig on May 23, 2013, 02:53:04 pm
Was it Ken "Flankerman" Duffey, maybe?

Yes that's Ken Duffey's An-124 model. He's the deputy leader of the Soviet Aircraft SIG (the leader is actually me, but nobody notices because I only manage to build one Hobby Boss Yak-3 for every two of Ken's Tu-95 Bears - - -  :rolleyes:).

He was given the Brabazon by the manufacturers as a review sample. When he brought the unbuilt kit to Milton Keynes two years ago our table had the most visitors ever, but none of them came to see the Soviet Aircraft display, they all wanted to look at the **!!##// Brabazon!! (and, despite my pleading, he refused to finish it in Aeroflot colours).

If he finishes the An-124 for Scale Modelworld, I'm going to use it as a shelf to display my Yak-3s and lend-lease Spitfires  :wacko:
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: NARSES2 on May 24, 2013, 12:23:11 am
I'd not seen Ken's finished Brabazon so thanks for the link ChernayaAkula
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: ChernayaAkula on August 19, 2013, 05:44:23 pm
Following up their early 1/72 Su-7, here are two more members of the Fitter family:

(http://hobbyterra.com/images/products/modelsvit/msvit72002.jpg)

(http://hobbyterra.com/images/products/modelsvit/msvit72005.jpg)

And, also in 1/72, two kits just begging to be whiffed into operational military aircraft, two incarnations of the MiG "Analog" development aircraft:

(http://hobbyterra.com/images/products/modelsvit/msvit72003.jpg)

(http://hobbyterra.com/images/products/modelsvit/msvit72004.jpg)
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: rickshaw on August 19, 2013, 06:38:26 pm
Any idea as to availability of those kits?  Possible sources?  I know their earlier SU-7 goes for silly money on Evilbay.   :banghead:
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 20, 2013, 01:43:28 am
Magic, I just luuuuurve that Analog thingie!  :wub:

Oh yeah, Ken Duffy had the An-124 finished at the Avon Show recently. It looks even bigger when it's painted, but he wants them to bring out another one, this time with the visor up and the rear doors open as he says you can't do that with the current version.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: rickshaw on August 20, 2013, 03:17:22 am
How much steel reinforcing would the kit need to make that work?  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: kitnut617 on August 20, 2013, 05:47:41 am
None Brian, I've got a couple of the big A-Model kits and the fuselages are pre-made in fibreglass-resin (it's the reason the kits are so expensive, they're all hand laid --), all you do is glue on the front nose/cockpit and the tail planes.  The interiors come as vacuform parts so having the nose down or up is not a problem.  The An-124 is only slightly bigger than a Lockheed C-5, and I've got two of those in 1/72 scale (and two Boeing 747's in 1/72 too) so eventually I'll get one of these (when I've taken out a mortgage  ---  ;D )
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: ChernayaAkula on August 20, 2013, 07:34:16 am
Any idea as to availability of those kits?  Possible sources?  I know their earlier SU-7 goes for silly money on Evilbay.   :banghead:

AFAIK, they're not available yet. I got my early Su-7 from eBay the moment they came out. It was rather pricey for a 1/72 kit then, but not unreasonably so.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: lancer on August 20, 2013, 12:44:16 pm
Where oh WHERE can you get hold of these little beauties????
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: chrisonord on August 20, 2013, 12:50:57 pm
The mig analogues and the su-7's are already available from Modelsua, I get his news letter. not too badly priced either.
Chris.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: ChernayaAkula on August 20, 2013, 04:40:39 pm
The mig analogues and the su-7's are already available from Modelsua, I get his news letter. not too badly priced either.
Chris.

Well, that was quick. I swear they still had a "soon" tag yesterday. It's nice to see "soon" actually meaning "soon" for once.  :lol:
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: chrisonord on August 21, 2013, 01:25:31 pm
The mig analogues and the su-7's are already available from Modelsua, I get his news letter. not too badly priced either.
Chris.

Well, that was quick. I swear they still had a "soon" tag yesterday. It's nice to see "soon" actually meaning "soon" for once.  :lol:
My order is already in for an analogue, looking forward to it arriving, and sticking lots of ordnance under those wings
 
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Captain Canada on August 26, 2013, 06:57:45 pm
Wow....some of those big-wing Migs would be neat to see !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Weaver on October 15, 2013, 12:37:25 pm
They're all in Hannants now, which means they're probably available from other UK sources as well:

http://www.hannants.co.uk/search/index.php?search=modelsvit
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 15, 2013, 01:23:59 pm
Blimey!  :o

Look at the prices of the An-124 and the Tu-144, both over 400.00............
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: kitnut617 on October 15, 2013, 02:07:16 pm
Well if you do buy one you can be sure you'd have a unique kit.  That's because all the big kits have a fibreglass/resin fuselage mostly moulded as one (got the An-22 in the stash) and are hand-laid individually, so not every one is exactly the same as the next one
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 15, 2013, 02:27:58 pm
Are they related to the A Model ones? That's exactly how they are made too.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Captain Canada on October 15, 2013, 02:58:12 pm
Double wow is right.....400 pound ? There goes that dream !
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: kitnut617 on October 15, 2013, 03:06:24 pm
Are they related to the A Model ones? That's exactly how they are made too.

I think I've got confused because I thought that's who we were on about.

But if you go on their website, it's only $400, but who's dollar that is I'm not sure ---

EDIT (a bit later): OK, revise that thought, this review shows it's produced exactly the same way as A Model does their big kits.  It's possible the two companies are using the same guys to do them because the sprue layout for the injection parts has the same style

http://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/ms/kit_ms_7201.shtml
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Dizzyfugu on October 25, 2013, 01:51:00 am
Just got my MiG Analogue specimen, bought it from modelsua via ebay - excellent seller. Kit looks decent. It's not cheap, but on par with, let's say, earlier KoPro kits. Well detailed, looking forward to build it - might end up as a military aircraft in tactical cammo and with some light missiles under its beautiful wings.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: ChernayaAkula on June 22, 2014, 12:42:49 pm
"No longer a Su-7, but not quite a Su-17 yet!"

1/72 S-22I/Su-7IG - pics of the sprues and instruction on scalemodels.ru - LINK! (http://scalemodels.ru/articles/7489-obzor-ModelSvit-1-72-s-22i--uzhe-ne-su-7-eshhe-ne-su-17.html)
Perfect whiffing fodder!   :wacko:

(http://scalemodels.ru/images/2014/06/1403112633_S22I-Modelsvit_01.jpg)
I hope they'll continue the Fitter line and eventually give us a new Su-17/20/22.....  :party:
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: lancer on June 22, 2014, 01:41:24 pm
I've just reviewed those sprue shots; Very nice. The instruction sheet looks very comprehensive and clear as well....
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: ChernayaAkula on July 11, 2014, 08:49:55 am
<...> I hope they'll continue the Fitter line and eventually give us a new Su-17/20/22.....  :party:

And barely three weeks later, here's their Su-17M, first major production version of the swing-wing Fitter!

More pics  of the kit and its instructions on Scalemodels.ru - LINK! (http://scalemodels.ru/articles/7548-obzor-modelsvt-1-72-su-17m.html)

(http://scalemodels.ru/images/2014/07/1404847557_Su-17M-Modelsvit_01.jpg)
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 20, 2014, 08:00:49 am
More whif fodder - found this new Modelsvit kit in an online catalogue, the MiG I-3U prototype:

(http://dukmodell.de/images/product_images/popup_images/7152_0.jpeg)
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 20, 2014, 03:24:51 pm
Now those are SERIOUS wing fences!  :o
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Rolead on September 18, 2014, 03:09:30 am
New kit coming from Modelsvit, 1/72 Bartini VVA-14

(http://scalemodels.ru/images/2014/09/1410984403_box-1.jpg)

More here http://scalemodels.ru/news/8000-anons-Modelsvit-1-72-bartini-vva-14.html (http://scalemodels.ru/news/8000-anons-Modelsvit-1-72-bartini-vva-14.html)
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 18, 2014, 03:42:40 am
New kit coming from Modelsvit, 1/72 Bartini VVA-14

BAGS of Whiff scope there!  :thumbsup: :bow: ;D
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: zenrat on September 18, 2014, 04:24:41 am
Lovely.  And in the correct scale.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Weaver on September 18, 2014, 04:33:07 am
Oh hell yes! That might tempt me to put my hand in my pocket: trouble is it might come out empty..... :angry:
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Thorvic on September 18, 2014, 04:38:27 am
That just has so much potential, as the real McCoy, in its projected Cold War use, then whiffing with a different user/scheme, updated, back-dated, a plane, a boat a sub or as a basis as a sci-fi model  :thumbsup:. That's the sort of single kit we could have a themed build based around !
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 18, 2014, 04:45:30 am
It'd drive the IPMS Competition crew daft trying to work out which class it'd go in.  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: ChernayaAkula on September 18, 2014, 07:39:55 am
Awesome!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Martin H on September 18, 2014, 08:40:10 am
Oh hell!!!!!!! bang goes my bank balance again  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: lancer on September 18, 2014, 12:56:21 pm
Another one to add to the list.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: zenrat on September 18, 2014, 10:16:09 pm
It's almost the perfect aircraft.
An amphibious ekranoplan that was also a VTOL plane.
OK, so it never got it's lift engines but we can fix that...



Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Rolead on September 19, 2014, 08:50:59 am
Kit now available http://modelsua.com/VVA-14-M-62-Vertical-soaring-amphibian-WIG-craft-1-72-ModelSvit-72014.html (http://modelsua.com/VVA-14-M-62-Vertical-soaring-amphibian-WIG-craft-1-72-ModelSvit-72014.html)

Some pictures of the remains of the VVA-14

http://englishrussia.com/2010/09/07/a-weird-soviet-plane-vva-14-part-ii/ (http://englishrussia.com/2010/09/07/a-weird-soviet-plane-vva-14-part-ii/)

I cannot find a diagram or picture of where the lift engines would have been situated, can anyone help ? - Picture now found.

Robert
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Weaver on September 19, 2014, 04:52:55 pm
Russia's Ekranoplans, Red Star Vol.8,  by Midland Publishing is a good reference for the Bartinis and much more beside. The lift engine proposal had twelve engines in four groups of three, located in the thick inner wing section between the fuselage and the sponsons. The prototype depicted in the model was later modified by adding a tubular plug behind the cockpit that provided mountings for two podded turbojets that exhausted under the wing leading edge, thereby pressurising the ground effect area, and fixed floats mounted on the sponsons instead of the original inflatable ones.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Martin H on September 20, 2014, 03:47:21 am
ive got that book ;D

And one Bartini now on order..............................
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Weaver on September 26, 2014, 12:34:35 pm
More whif fodder - found this new Modelsvit kit in an online catalogue, the MiG I-3U prototype:

(http://dukmodell.de/images/product_images/popup_images/7152_0.jpeg)

Now in stock at Hannants: http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MVIT7210

(http://media.hannants.co.uk/pics/MVIT7210.jpg)
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: NARSES2 on September 27, 2014, 05:38:35 am
There's some interesting versions there
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Captain Canada on September 30, 2014, 08:47:40 pm
Looks pretty good ! Haven't seen any of their kits over here tho....

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: kitnut617 on October 01, 2014, 06:23:54 am
Looks pretty good ! Haven't seen any of their kits over here tho....

 :cheers:

Uncle Bill's had a few, but sadly, now the shop is closed forever after Rick Chin died --- Don't know who bought up all the stock but it all went as a job lot.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Green Dragon on October 03, 2014, 04:20:37 pm
They're supposed to be doing a Beriev Be12, prototype was at a show in Russia.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: famvburg on October 04, 2014, 06:58:15 am
I surely wish they would take the An-124 and create an An-225! I wonder if a conversion kit would be do-able.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: rickshaw on October 04, 2014, 05:04:03 pm
They're supposed to be doing a Beriev Be12, prototype was at a show in Russia.

Paul Harrison

Now, that is one I'd definitely be interested in!
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Dizzyfugu on December 02, 2014, 08:21:32 am
Just saw that an E-150 is coming - finally!  :thumbsup:

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Modelsvit-72015-E-150-Soviet-experimental-fighter-interceptor-NEUHEIT-/00/s/MTEwN1gxNjAw/z/5DgAAOSwuMFUdZPt/$_57.JPG)

Maybe we even see an E-166 with the weirdo rotating gun mount on the nose and/or the fuselage...?  :wacko:
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Weaver on December 02, 2014, 08:32:16 am
That E-150 is like the single-engined version of the Ye-152 Flipper isn't it? I could see one of those getting hacked about to make a single-engined Lightning or an AW.58... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Dizzyfugu on December 02, 2014, 08:47:00 am
Yup, the first of the heavyweight family. An E-152 would be nice, too, as well as an E-75 (the predecessor), and I am sure that an E-166 (final evolution) will follow, but probably "only" the normal, record-breaking machine with blue trim.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Weaver on December 26, 2014, 03:35:30 pm
The E-150 is now in at Hannants.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Thorvic on February 23, 2015, 12:26:19 am
The ModelSvit 1/72nd Injection moulded Beriev Be-12 Mail has been released in Russia/Ukraine at about the same price as the Bartini.

So sod the Trumpeter Madge, we can finally get the more suitable Mail in plastic (Sprue shots on eBay confirm that the kit is Injection moulded and not part Glass Fibre as in their larger models.

News from Russia is that they are now doing a 1/72nd Il-86 airliner but given the size of that it will be Glass Fibre like the A-Monsters and their own AN-124 and Tu-144 (so silly money !).
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: famvburg on February 23, 2015, 06:31:40 am
A 1/72 Il-86! Yay! Now, when is that 1/72 An-225 coming out?
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: McColm on February 23, 2015, 12:27:36 pm
Thanks for the update, Sanger do a vacform Be-12  in 1/72. A plastic version at a moderate price is welcomed.
An An-225 would be a monster of a build in 1/72 or even 1/144.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: famvburg on February 24, 2015, 08:54:09 am
IIRC, RVHP has a resin be-12 also. I could see where a conversion kit for the An-124 would be do-able.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: McColm on February 24, 2015, 12:16:08 pm
New kit coming from Modelsvit, 1/72 Bartini VVA-14

(http://scalemodels.ru/images/2014/09/1410984403_box-1.jpg)

More here http://scalemodels.ru/news/8000-anons-Modelsvit-1-72-bartini-vva-14.html (http://scalemodels.ru/news/8000-anons-Modelsvit-1-72-bartini-vva-r14.html)
There's an article in Model Aircraft February 2015 edition on how to build the 1/72 kit, pages 40-42.
45 from Hannants.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 04, 2015, 05:25:05 am
The Be-12 appeared... found it on ebay:

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Modelsvit-72012-Beriev-Be-12-Chayka-1-72-NEUHEIT-/161621770567?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_77&hash=item25a1688147
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Thorvic on March 05, 2015, 11:55:43 pm
Well feedback from other forums where members have already got their hands on the Be-12 sound to be quite favourable about the quality of the kit especially a limited run kit, so it sounds like it may be a good kit although numbers may be limited.

Just a pity they can't do their other large kits injection moulded as I think they could have quite a few more sales of the An-124, the Tu-144 and the expected IL-86 if they were more the 50-100 injection moulded kits than the 250 glass fibre jobbies. I think we might have seen some interesting Whiffs otherwise (although they would of course be rather big !!!)
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 06, 2015, 03:25:07 am
The size of the moulds for the longer aircraft might be the problem. All of them are much longer than the Be-12 and the BBA-14 and they may need a moulding machine larger than the ones they have.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: NARSES2 on March 06, 2015, 07:00:18 am
The size of the moulds for the longer aircraft might be the problem. All of them are much longer than the Be-12 and the BBA-14 and they may need a moulding machine larger than the ones they have.

That's A Model's problem and the reason they do their A Monster kits using fibre, also why some of their injected kits break the fuselage down into a couple of parts
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Librarian on March 06, 2015, 08:10:49 am
I keep being drawn back to their Sukhoi T-4 kit and dribbling....then the horrific build reviews return me to sanity ;D.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Runway ? ... on March 06, 2015, 08:59:28 am
I keep being drawn back to their Sukhoi T-4 kit and dribbling....then the horrific build reviews return me to sanity ;D.
If you ever feel the need to indulge, there's one taking up space in the stash.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Thorvic on March 20, 2015, 12:09:23 pm
The Be-12 Mail is out at Hannants at 54.99 UK price

http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MVIT7212 (http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MVIT7212)

Interestingly the Trumpeter Be-6 Madge is 62.99  :o

http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/TU01646 (http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/TU01646)

Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 20, 2015, 01:27:32 pm
The Be-12 Mail is out at Hannants at 54.99 UK price

http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MVIT7212 (http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MVIT7212)

Interestingly the Trumpeter Be-6 Madge is 62.99  :o

http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/TU01646 (http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/TU01646)



Both leading contenders in 'The World's Ugliest Aircraft' competition..........
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: pyro-manic on March 20, 2015, 01:50:35 pm
Blasphemy!
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: McColm on March 20, 2015, 10:39:51 pm
Revell do/did a 1/72 Be 6 for a much cheaper price and the East German kits vary .
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 21, 2015, 03:07:03 am
Revell did a re-boxing of the VINTAGE Be-6 from VEB Plasticart (GDR). Huge, and primitive - it even lacks a cockpit, and the swimmers are rather clumsy. But it is a basis to start from if you have tons of spare parts at hand... Would not pay more than EUR 10,- for it, though.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: famvburg on March 21, 2015, 06:19:59 am
The cowlings on the Plasticart/Revell Be-6 are incorrect too. Fortunately, B-29 cowlings glue right in place with little trouble. Of course, that now adds the expense of having to have a B-29 for the cowls, engines and props. I wonder if Trumpeter will come out with the turbo-prop version used by China. I might spend a few bucks for it but I'm happy with my old Plasticart kit.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: NARSES2 on March 22, 2015, 08:16:49 am
The Be-12 Mail is out at Hannants at 54.99 UK price

http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MVIT7212 (http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MVIT7212)

Interestingly the Trumpeter Be-6 Madge is 62.99  :o

http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/TU01646 (http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/TU01646)



That surprised me a tad to.

I nearly succumbed to the Be 12 at Southern but just couldn't lug it around all day. An aircraft with character to spare in my view
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Green Dragon on March 22, 2015, 12:21:00 pm
If it's 63 notes I'll be giving it a miss! Got the NuBee boxing of the Plasticart kit and a dead Airfix B-29 (though I'll need to change back to props from space ship engines!).

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Weaver on June 27, 2015, 10:58:06 pm
Okay, I have no clue what this is:

Modelsvit
Aircraft kits (injection)
MVIT7219 1:72 S-32 MK HYBRID  31.99  26.66
http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MVIT7219

(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/MVIT7219.jpg)

It looks like an Su-17 fuselage with Su-7 wings, but according to Wikipedia, "S-32MK" was just an internal Sukhoi designation for the Su-20 export model with downgraded electronics.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: ChernayaAkula on June 28, 2015, 09:28:08 am
It is a Su-17M fuselage with Su-7BMK wings. They only built a single prototype, the intention being to produce a fighter-bomber for export. It is mentioned in Gordon's tome on  the Fitter family, but he doesn't give a designation for it. Maybe it never had an official one? S-32MK does indeed seem like a misnomer in this case.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Captain Canada on June 28, 2015, 01:04:04 pm
I know what it is....expensive ! Kinda looks like and old version of the Flying Leopard.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Weaver on November 05, 2015, 07:39:51 am
Re-released Lil-Concordski:

Modelsvit
Aircraft kits (injection)
MVIT7204 1:72 Re-release! Mikoyan MiG-21 I-2 ( "Analog" A-144-2)  17.99  14.99
http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MVIT7204

(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/MVIT7204_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 05, 2015, 08:26:42 am
That'd look good painted up as WG774.....  ;) :lol:
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Thorvic on November 24, 2015, 04:38:43 am
Modelsvit are following up their new Tu-22 Blinder with a Tu-91 Boot which looks like a cross between a Gannet and a Bear as it was a Soviet Carrier based turboprop Torpedo bomber.

Lots of PC and Whiff potential there  :thumbsup:

(http://hobbyterra.com/images/products/modelsvit/msvit72016.jpg)
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Dizzyfugu on November 24, 2015, 08:10:20 am
Oh, a 1:72 IP Tu-91? Good news, finally...  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Leading Observer on November 24, 2015, 11:26:17 am
Had to look up the Tu-91 - that certainly needs whiffing, because it took one hell of a hit from the ugly stick  ;D
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Thorvic on November 24, 2015, 11:37:42 am
Added the boxart pic, and yes its a bit ugly but still rather interersting
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Gondor on November 24, 2015, 01:45:39 pm
That Tu-91 would make people think it was a whiff just right out of the box!  I also agree that it's an ugly aircraft.

Gondor
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 24, 2015, 01:55:07 pm
A leading contender in the World's Ugliest Aircraft competition, maybe second only to the Blackburn Blackburn?  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Mossie on November 24, 2015, 01:55:59 pm
I've always liked this one, a Gannet that's been in a trouser press.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: sandiego89 on November 24, 2015, 02:08:21 pm
And it looks like the trusty crew sat right next to the shaft!  Fun times  :o

Agree lots of WHIF potential with this "beauty".

-Dave


Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: The Wooksta! on November 24, 2015, 02:57:31 pm
Imagine that in Indian or Libyan markings...
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: KiwiZac on November 24, 2015, 05:38:53 pm
How the heck can you out-ugly the Gannet? That thing is madness. Awesome!
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on November 24, 2015, 06:55:49 pm
I've always liked this one, a Gannet that's been in a trouser press.

https://youtu.be/xoWs8ER6PJo
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Madoc on November 25, 2015, 10:35:58 am
Glad to see the Boot getting some injected styrene love.  No matter what, it's bound to be better than Igor's Unicraft rendering.

Now, if you wanna do a real what if, adapt the Boot fuselage to replace the starboard inboard engine and nacelle on a Tu-4.  Apparently the Tupelov gang wanted to do as full up a test of the Boot, its engines, and its systems as they could.  And they decided it would be more aerodynamic if they simply bolted on the entire fuselage of one in place of that engine and nacelle on a Tu-4.

I first saw this in Gordon Yefim's new Tu-4 book.  Quite the... striking... imagery!  And it just cries out for being modeled - the world's ugliest airplane grafted into the wing of a Soviet copy of a B-29!
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Weaver on November 25, 2015, 11:07:25 am
Lose the tail turret (ECM radome instead?), fit un-swept tail surfaces with an un-filleted fin a bit further forwards, credit it to Boulton-Paul or Bristol and put in it Fleet Air Arm markings.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Mossie on November 25, 2015, 11:44:24 am
I've always liked this one, a Gannet that's been in a trouser press.

https://youtu.be/xoWs8ER6PJo

 :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: rickshaw on November 25, 2015, 07:13:31 pm
1/72 Tupolev Tu-22KD Blinder-B:

(http://modelsua.com/images/D/ms72022.jpg)
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Librarian on November 26, 2015, 12:28:26 am
....and a dream comes true. An accurate 'Awl' at last, albeit 1/72. Consistently an absolute favourite of mine. Now an accurate B-1b in the same scale PLEEEEZE :bow:.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: zenrat on November 26, 2015, 12:57:02 am
Ooh I like that.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Madoc on November 26, 2015, 10:37:13 am
Just found this one of the Boot & Bull combo.

(https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/12301580_571461579669686_2150509348100409857_n.jpg?oh=6f5bd20caee6bed6c77d8ed444bda953&oe=56E10BAF)
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: McColm on November 26, 2015, 11:12:37 am
That's got me thinking :banghead:
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 26, 2015, 12:16:56 pm
They actually DID it??  :unsure:  :o

Only in the USSR.......  ;D :lol: ;)

Or is that Photoshopped?
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Gondor on November 26, 2015, 01:51:18 pm
They actually DID it??  :unsure:  :o

Only in the USSR.......  ;D :lol: ;)

Or is that Photoshopped?

I don't know and I have looked through Red Star Volume7 on the Tu-4 Bull but could see no picture of it but it could be mentioned in the text somewhere. Of course it could all be bull

Gondor
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Madoc on November 26, 2015, 02:54:41 pm
Gondor,

Nope, not one of his Red Star books.

Rather, it's the new Tu-4 book he recently put out.

http://www.amazon.com/Tupolev-Tu-4-Soviet-Strategic-Bomber/dp/0764347977
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 27, 2015, 07:40:41 am
That'd be a 'Bull Book' then?  ;)
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on November 27, 2015, 11:05:29 pm
Tu-91, an aircraft tailor made for the Thomas the Tank Engine universe, it already has a face.  ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Dizzyfugu on November 28, 2015, 05:45:52 am
That Tu-4 testbed looks sick - be it real or not. A Bear was probably too expensive...  ;)
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Mossie on November 28, 2015, 10:04:15 am
Just spotted the parts count for the Kh-22 in the Blinder kit, 28 parts.  I'm assuming it includes a handling trolley, otherwise :blink:!

Does anyone know what the Modelsvit kits are like to build?
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: albeback on November 28, 2015, 02:15:06 pm
Just found this one of the Boot & Bull combo.

(https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/12301580_571461579669686_2150509348100409857_n.jpg?oh=6f5bd20caee6bed6c77d8ed444bda953&oe=56E10BAF)

Wow!! I have GOT to get one of those!! :lol:. Don't suppose there is a kit of the TU-4 though? I'm pretty sure it's not just a case of sticking Red Stars on a B-29! : :unsure:
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: The Wooksta! on November 28, 2015, 04:02:11 pm
Aerofoil section is apparently different on the Tu 4.  More efficient, supposedly.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Gondor on November 28, 2015, 04:14:27 pm

Wow!! I have GOT to get one of those!! :lol:. Don't suppose there is a kit of the TU-4 though? I'm pretty sure it's not just a case of sticking Red Stars on a B-29! : :unsure:


There are conversion sets made by Olimp, you need an Academy B-29 to put the parts onto though.

https://www.hannants.co.uk/search/index.php?product_category_id=&product_division_id=&manufacturer_id=&code=&product_type_id=&scale_id=956&keyword_search=Tu-4&setPerPage=25&currency_id=

Gondor
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 28, 2015, 04:22:49 pm

Wow!! I have GOT to get one of those!! :lol:. Don't suppose there is a kit of the TU-4 though? I'm pretty sure it's not just a case of sticking Red Stars on a B-29! : :unsure:


Would all that many notice if you did just that?
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: albeback on November 28, 2015, 10:37:17 pm

Wow!! I have GOT to get one of those!! :lol:. Don't suppose there is a kit of the TU-4 though? I'm pretty sure it's not just a case of sticking Red Stars on a B-29! : :unsure:


Would all that many notice if you did just that?
:lol: Probably not, now you come to think of it!

Allan
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: sandiego89 on November 29, 2015, 01:13:07 am

Wow!! I have GOT to get one of those!! :lol:. Don't suppose there is a kit of the TU-4 though? I'm pretty sure it's not just a case of sticking Red Stars on a B-29! : :unsure:


Would all that many notice if you did just that?
:lol: Probably not, now you come to think of it!

Allan

I would say that any B-29 kit is by far the best option for making a TU-4.  Not aware of any airfoil differences.  The largest difference that would need to be done are the cannon armament (only 2 guns per turret for the TU-4) and ensure you put de-icing boots on the leading edges, which not all B-29's had.  Easy enough to make, just paint the leading edges black in the right places.  The engines were also different, but likely not worth the modeling hassle to re-do the engine faces. A few very minor aerial changes. 

I vote change the 50. cals for (fewer) cannon in each turret and the tail, de-icing boots and put on the red stars- and call it a TU-4.  Good enough for 99% of us. 

     
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: albeback on November 29, 2015, 01:25:44 am

Wow!! I have GOT to get one of those!! :lol:. Don't suppose there is a kit of the TU-4 though? I'm pretty sure it's not just a case of sticking Red Stars on a B-29! : :unsure:


Would all that many notice if you did just that?
:lol: Probably not, now you come to think of it!

Allan

I would say that any B-29 kit is by far the best option for making a TU-4.  Not aware of any airfoil differences.  The largest difference that would need to be done are the cannon armament (only 2 guns per turret for the TU-4) and ensure you put de-icing boots on the leading edges, which not all B-29's had.  Easy enough to make, just paint the leading edges black in the right places.  The engines were also different, but likely not worth the modeling hassle to re-do the engine faces. A few very minor aerial changes. 

I vote change the 50. cals for (fewer) cannon in each turret and the tail, de-icing boots and put on the red stars- and call it a TU-4.  Good enough for 99% of us. 

     
Well, for sure once the engines are all cowled up I don't think anybody would be any the wiser. Besides, as a test bed aircraft, the TU-4 illustrated would surely have all armament removed anyway. Be good enough for me!! :thumbsup:

Allan
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Dizzyfugu on November 29, 2015, 03:05:45 am
I wonder how the rear end of the engine testbed looks like? Judging the front end position, the two exhaust pipes should end up somewhere at the Tu-4 wings ' training edge - woukd there be a teardrop-shaped end of the fuselage? It looks as if any Tu-91 element was placed above the wings, and the Tu-4 landing gear received just a closed front end to the original, remioved engine nacelle?
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 05, 2016, 06:29:17 am
Another new one: the Yak-140 interceptor prototype.

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Modelsvit-72031-Yakovlev-Yak-140-Soviet-prototype-fighter-1-72-NEW-/00/s/MTA2OVgxNTk5/z/nNMAAOSwfZ1WbvV1/$_57.JPG)


...and the slightly odd Yak-1000 with its rhomboid wings and the semi-retractable main wheel:

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Modelsvit-72026-Yakovlev-Yak-1000-Supersonic-demonstrator-1-72-NEW-/00/s/MTA2OVgxNTk5/z/8F8AAOSwcBhWbvPW/$_57.JPG)
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 05, 2016, 08:23:25 am
I like that Yak-140, looks like a single engine Yak-25, which is hardly surprising I suppose.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 05, 2016, 10:12:12 am
The Yak 140 looks to be an ideal basis for a kitbash into the Hawker P.1067 Demon...
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Captain Canada on January 05, 2016, 05:24:02 pm
Love that B-29 pic ! Who knew !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: NARSES2 on July 29, 2016, 06:36:29 am
They've got a couple of new ones in at the Big H, these took my eye

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MVIT7223 (https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MVIT7223)

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MVIT7224 (https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MVIT7224)
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 29, 2016, 07:25:18 am

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MVIT7224 (https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MVIT7224)


That M-17 is seriously interesting, but sadly the price isn't.............
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Green Dragon on July 29, 2016, 10:42:25 am
I'm afraid at that price I'll have to wait till one goes into the bargain bin or I win the Lottery!

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 30, 2016, 12:40:27 pm
Ditto.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: chrisonord on July 31, 2016, 05:20:07 am
I have bought and built quite a few modelsvit kits now, and all of them I have bought from modelsUa, simply because of the price difference, plus if you are cheeky enough, Ivan will give you a very nice discount on kits. Also, I think Modelsvit have taken the Amodel route on producing kits as they are a nightmare to build. My VVA-14 has been sat part done on my window ledge for several months now as it has fought me all the way.  :banghead: :banghead:
Chris
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Weaver on April 29, 2017, 07:00:30 pm
New in at the Big H. Not sure if these are new or just re-stocks - interesting though.

MiG Ye-152M: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MSVIT72030

(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/MSVIT72030.jpg)


Beriev Be-14 flying boat: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MSVIT72039

(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/MSVIT72039.jpg)


Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Thorvic on April 30, 2017, 01:48:12 am
New in at the Big H. Not sure if these are new or just re-stocks - interesting though.


New versions fresh into the UK,
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: NARSES2 on April 30, 2017, 04:35:39 am
I do fancy the Be-14
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: chrisonord on April 30, 2017, 11:44:57 am
After having to put down 2 of their kits because of badly fitting parts and easily breakable parts, these kits are not for those with a dicky ticker or a short fuse. They seem to have taken over from Amodel with the crap fitting parts.
Chris
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: rickshaw on May 01, 2017, 01:05:54 am
Having built two (Ye152a and Be12), I can only describe them as "enticing but difficult".   They are not for the beginner by any means.  I am still not sure I got the undercarriage on the Be12 correct but it looks right.   I spent a fortnight on that part of the kit alone, trying to figure out the instructions versus the parts.   :banghead:

The outcome was in the end worth all the effort.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: chrisonord on May 01, 2017, 01:42:16 am
Having built two (Ye152a and Be12), I can only describe them as "enticing but difficult".   They are not for the beginner by any means.  I am still not sure I got the undercarriage on the Be12 correct but it looks right.   I spent a fortnight on that part of the kit alone, trying to figure out the instructions versus the parts.   :banghead:

The outcome was in the end worth all the effort.
I know where you are coming from, I got so far with the VVA-14, and it just annoyed the hell out of me so it has been sat on the meter cupboard for 6 months, currently building the TU-91, with a vague hope I will get it done for the soviet GB, the fit of parts and the dodgy undercarriage are being very trying, so many parts for the things it is untrue.
Chris
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: chrisonord on February 05, 2018, 01:18:40 pm
Modelsvit have been showing cgi pictures of their forthcoming mirage 4000, on their Facebook and web page. I think its going to be an expensive one, but hopefully they have got their badly fitting parts problem sorted. The kit is in 1/72nd scale too. I think I will still buy one and do it as the Honduras Air Force top of the range fighter.
Chris.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: KiwiZac on February 06, 2018, 03:06:50 pm
I think I will still buy one and do it as the Honduras Air Force top of the range fighter.
For some reason I really, really like this idea. I look forward to seeing it!
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: chrisonord on February 10, 2018, 03:21:23 pm
For those on Facebook, Modelsvit have a page on there and are showing test mold pictures of their imminent 1/72nd scale Mirage 4000. The kit comes with a load of P.E and paint masks too.
Chris
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Green Dragon on February 17, 2018, 12:38:11 am
Just ordered three of the Mirage 4000's. One may be real world that I saw at Farnbourgh if I can resist the WHIF Force, not sure about the others, might do a two seater but more likely Saudi, Moroccan, Australian, Austrian, Swiss? Maybe even a French in service one? Oh forgot Brazil!

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: rickshaw on February 17, 2018, 03:54:22 am
Where did you order it from, please?
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Green Dragon on February 18, 2018, 01:58:53 am
Ebay, Bassin-Maquette shop. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SUPER-MIRAGE-4000-2-Decos-P-E-Mask-MODELSVIT-PLASTIC-KIT-1-72-PRE-VENTE-READ/122936545523?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160727114228%26meid%3D16044470b64e4de4bc2022336ad64ab2%26pid%3D100290%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D122936545523%26itm%3D122936545523&_trksid=p2060778.c100290.m3507

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: rickshaw on February 18, 2018, 03:27:54 am
Ta.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: chrisonord on February 21, 2018, 07:16:55 am
I have just ordered one, was going to order a couple but, restrained myself as I am sure Igor in the Ukraine wil get some in at some stage
Chris
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Weaver on April 23, 2018, 03:20:04 pm
Hannants now have the Mirage 4000 in stock:

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MSVIT72052

(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/MSVIT72052.jpg?t=1520960224)
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: chrisonord on April 24, 2018, 06:41:50 am
Hannants now have the Mirage 4000 in stock:

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MSVIT72052

(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/MSVIT72052.jpg?t=1520960224)
They are very nice looking kits too, I got mine last month f on an ebay seller in France.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: chrisonord on May 14, 2018, 10:58:19 pm
Modelsvit have been asking people via their Facebook page, if they should make a 1/72nd scale AN-225, and what sort of price would people expect to pay for one, so who knows, they might just make one.
Chris
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 15, 2018, 05:28:10 am

Modelsvit have been asking people via their Facebook page, if they should make a 1/72nd scale AN-225, and what sort of price would people expect to pay for one, so who knows, they might just make one.
Chris


That would be ENORMOUS! And very expensive no doubt.

But I still like the idea.  ;D
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: chrisonord on May 15, 2018, 12:29:36 pm
I would be interested to see one done, not something I could own let alone build, in my current situation, but I think I could come up with a few what if ideas for one.
Three giant daisy cutters in the hold and one under each wing, for a bit of terra forming :wacko:
Chris
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: zenrat on May 16, 2018, 04:22:35 am

Modelsvit have been asking people via their Facebook page, if they should make a 1/72nd scale AN-225, and what sort of price would people expect to pay for one, so who knows, they might just make one.
Chris


That would be ENORMOUS! And very expensive no doubt.

But I still like the idea.  ;D

4' wingspan according to my calculations.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: chrisonord on November 01, 2018, 03:39:08 pm
Modelsvit have announced that they are going to produce the AN-225 in 1-72nd scale, no idea on cost as yet, but I dare say it will be dear.
Chris
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Weaver on December 23, 2018, 05:52:52 pm
1/48th Curtiss XP-55 Ascender: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MSVIT48008

(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/MSVIT48008.jpg?t=1539716193)


1/72nd Mirage IIIE, complete with some interesting stores including an AN-52 tac nuke and ECM pods: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MSVIT72045

(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/MSVIT72045.jpg?t=1539716058)
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: zenrat on December 24, 2018, 03:20:21 am
I thought I was going to have to order an XP-55.  But thankfully for my bank account it's the wrong scale.
Phew.
 :angry:
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 24, 2018, 06:19:33 am

I thought I was going to have to order an XP-55.  But thankfully for my bank account it's the wrong scale.
Phew.
 :angry:


Someone does a 1/72 XP-55 'cos I've got one, but I can't remember who made it and I'm 120 miles away at the moment.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: kitnut617 on December 24, 2018, 06:21:28 am

I thought I was going to have to order an XP-55.  But thankfully for my bank account it's the wrong scale.
Phew.
 :angry:


Someone does a 1/72 XP-55 'cos I've got one, but I can't remember who made it and I'm 120 miles away at the moment.

MPM I think, I've got one too
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: NARSES2 on December 24, 2018, 06:29:37 am
Yup I have the MPM one in the stash as well. It's one of their older kits in the "white" box.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: zenrat on December 26, 2018, 03:48:43 am
I have some older MPM kits.  They are a bit "curate's egg".

I can live without an XP-55 I think.  Just.

Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: NARSES2 on December 26, 2018, 04:03:51 am
I have some older MPM kits.  They are a bit "curate's egg".

I can live without an XP-55 I think.  Just.

All a matter of mood....as long as I'm in the right one  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: McColm on December 29, 2018, 12:21:39 am
Looks like something taken from a film set?
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: chrisonord on April 27, 2019, 10:55:12 am
https://photos.app.goo.gl/rLX6Te6miC2yoy3e6
Here is the 1/72nd scale AN-225 in the flesh.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Green Dragon on April 27, 2019, 03:20:02 pm
Doubt I could fit the box in my house let alone build the thing!

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: chrisonord on April 28, 2019, 12:27:26 pm
Just seen a video on Modelsvit's Facebook page, of the landing gear having working suspension in it.
Chris.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: zenrat on April 29, 2019, 05:28:42 am
Assuming that's a 1/72 Fitter next to it then I have room for one of them...


...just not the money.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: NARSES2 on April 29, 2019, 06:30:01 am
Assuming that's a 1/72 Fitter next to it then I have room for one of them...


Assuming it is then it's not quite as big as I thought it would be. Still a tad on the large size, but not as much so.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: kitnut617 on April 29, 2019, 06:37:20 am
Assuming that's a 1/72 Fitter next to it then I have room for one of them...


Assuming it is then it's not quite as big as I thought it would be. Still a tad on the large size, but not as much so.

It would go nicely beside the two C-5's and two 747's I have (in 1/72 that is)  ;D
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: NARSES2 on April 29, 2019, 06:47:27 am
Assuming that's a 1/72 Fitter next to it then I have room for one of them...


Assuming it is then it's not quite as big as I thought it would be. Still a tad on the large size, but not as much so.

It would go nicely beside the two C-5's and two 747's I have (in 1/72 that is)  ;D

Yea, but you live in Canada  :rolleyes: ;D
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: kitnut617 on April 29, 2019, 06:48:49 am
Assuming that's a 1/72 Fitter next to it then I have room for one of them...


Assuming it is then it's not quite as big as I thought it would be. Still a tad on the large size, but not as much so.

It would go nicely beside the two C-5's and two 747's I have (in 1/72 that is)  ;D

Yea, but you live in Canada  :rolleyes: ;D

 :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Green Dragon on July 15, 2019, 04:03:26 am
Latest announcement on Facebook is a 1/72nd Mirage 2000, will probably get some to go with the Mirage 4000's in the stash.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: NARSES2 on October 23, 2019, 06:03:36 am
The An-225 is available for pre-order at the Big H. Still no price however.

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/GIANT7206 (https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/GIANT7206)

Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 23, 2019, 06:17:37 am
How stupid that?

I suppose some lunatics with more money than sense will order one though.  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: kitnut617 on October 23, 2019, 06:56:12 am
Well I've got a couple of 1/72 C-5's and a couple of 1/72 747's ------ it would go nicely along side them ----  I'd just have to get one  :wacko:  (starts saving mode on)
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: chrisonord on October 23, 2019, 03:13:47 pm
The an 225 has been  postponed until later next year as they are having problems  with the fibreglass  parts, ie wings and fuselage.
Chris
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: ChernayaAkula on October 24, 2019, 05:07:49 am
How stupid that?

I suppose some lunatics with more money than sense will order one though.  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

What exactly is your problem?
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: sideshowbob9 on October 24, 2019, 06:00:28 am
How stupid that?

I suppose some lunatics with more money than sense will order one though.  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

What exactly is your problem?

I assume the fact that you would effectively be writing them a blank cheque. They could charge whatever they wanted and you would be obliged to pay it. I absolutely agree that it is ludicrous!!

Surely wait until you have all the fundamentals, like say a price?!!
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: NARSES2 on October 24, 2019, 06:08:09 am
One man's meat lads.

You pays your money and makes your choice, and long may it be so
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 24, 2019, 03:30:13 pm
How stupid that?

I suppose some lunatics with more money than sense will order one though.  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

What exactly is your problem?


Exactly as sideshowbob9 stated. It's stupid having a pre-order system in place with no indication of the eventual price.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: ChernayaAkula on October 24, 2019, 05:28:26 pm
Oh, I see.  :thumbsup: I thought your comment was aimed at the idea of a 1/72 An-225, not at Hannants. Was a bit surprised, because it didn't seem like you to " :banghead:" at something that was basically created by putting longer wings on it.  ;)

Not indicating even a price range does seem strange, especially since they have a well-detailed write-up on their Backorder policy and it doesn't seem to indicate any situation quite like this one. Perhaps this is a first for them as well?
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 24, 2019, 11:45:20 pm
I've never seen the Big H do anything like this before, no. Very strange indeed.

As for the philosophy of the full size manufacturers following my 'longer wings' mantra, I LOVE it!  :wub: :thumbsup:

More of them ought to follow Mr. Antonov's ideas.  ;D
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: zenrat on October 25, 2019, 01:17:53 am
Oh, I see.  :thumbsup: I thought your comment was aimed at the idea of a 1/72 An-225, not at Hannants. Was a bit surprised, because it didn't seem like you to " :banghead:" at something that was basically created by putting longer wings on it.  ;)

Not indicating even a price range does seem strange, especially since they have a well-detailed write-up on their Backorder policy and it doesn't seem to indicate any situation quite like this one. Perhaps this is a first for them as well?

You save 10% by putting it on backorder...

 :unsure:
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: chrisonord on October 25, 2019, 02:47:46 am
The an 225 has been  postponed until later next year as they are having problems  with the fibreglass  parts, ie wings and fuselage.
Chris
Like I said,  you won't be  seeing one  until  later next year anyway.  I have  Modelsvit 's page on my Facebook.
Chris.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: scooter on October 25, 2019, 03:26:05 am
I wouldn't mind getting a couple.  Use one as a coffee table, the other as a cat tunnel  :wacko:
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: zenrat on October 25, 2019, 03:54:29 am
Coffee table?
You could sit twelve round it and eat dinner...
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Green Dragon on December 10, 2019, 09:35:43 am
Bassin Maquette just announced on Facebook that they'll be releasing Modelsvit produced kits of the Mirage G-8-01 and G-8-02 in 1/72nd. Will go very nicely with the three Mirage 4000's (still in the to do pile!) I got from them! No word on release date or price yet.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 10, 2019, 10:09:58 am
Oh cracking!  :thumbsup:

They're good looking aeroplanes! I hope they won't be too pricey....
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Thorvic on December 10, 2019, 03:09:54 pm
Bassin Maquette just announced on Facebook that they'll be releasing Modelsvit produced kits of the Mirage G-8-01 and G-8-02 in 1/72nd. Will go very nicely with the three Mirage 4000's (still in the to do pile!) I got from them! No word on release date or price yet.

Paul Harrison

End of 2020 they said.

Modelsvit are re-issuing the Mirage 4000 with a revised weapons load  BTW
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Leading Observer on December 22, 2019, 12:20:15 pm

Modelsvit have been asking people via their Facebook page, if they should make a 1/72nd scale AN-225, and what sort of price would people expect to pay for one, so who knows, they might just make one.
Chris


That would be ENORMOUS! And very expensive no doubt.

But I still like the idea.  ;D

It's upon the Big H, price TBA  https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/GIANT7206?result-token=sMk5N (https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/GIANT7206?result-token=sMk5N)
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 22, 2019, 02:23:50 pm

Modelsvit have been asking people via their Facebook page, if they should make a 1/72nd scale AN-225, and what sort of price would people expect to pay for one, so who knows, they might just make one.
Chris


That would be ENORMOUS! And very expensive no doubt.

But I still like the idea.  ;D

It's upon the Big H, price TBA  https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/GIANT7206?result-token=sMk5N (https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/GIANT7206?result-token=sMk5N)


But is my house big enough?  ;D

Or my bank account, come to that.  :o
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Leading Observer on December 22, 2019, 04:10:32 pm
What is the rental on hanger space at a Flying Club theses days?
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Nick on December 23, 2019, 01:37:22 am
The An-225 is available for pre-order at the Big H. Still no price however.

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/GIANT7206 (https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/GIANT7206)

That's going to be 4 feet long and 3ft 9 wide - It would barely fit in most cars!  :o
As for the weight...?
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: kitnut617 on December 23, 2019, 07:06:28 am
The An-225 is available for pre-order at the Big H. Still no price however.

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/GIANT7206 (https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/GIANT7206)

That's going to be 4 feet long and 3ft 9 wide - It would barely fit in most cars!  :o
As for the weight...?

Erm! it will be 42.9" long and 48.3" span (3'-7" x 4'-0")   ;D ;D ;D  But you're right, that's a big kit
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: chrisonord on January 21, 2020, 03:34:11 am
The AN-225 is set to be released  in March  according to their Facebook page.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Thorvic on January 21, 2020, 04:27:34 am
https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/GIANT7206?result-token=AtLtm (https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/GIANT7206?result-token=AtLtm)

Ern NO - on grounds of price and sheer size
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Old Wombat on January 21, 2020, 05:50:35 am
As I said on BtS; It's not a model, it's a mobile home! :o
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: scooter on January 21, 2020, 06:00:07 am
As I said on BtS; It's not a model, it's a mobile home! :o

Or a super expensive cat tunnel
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: NARSES2 on January 21, 2020, 06:14:51 am
I'm just wondering how long it would take to paint the wheels ???  :unsure:
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: kitnut617 on January 21, 2020, 06:20:42 am
I'm just wondering how long it would take to paint the wheels ???  :unsure:

About as long as painting An-124 wheels -----  ;D
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 21, 2020, 08:27:19 am
Gosh, a bargain, only 470!  :o :o
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: kitnut617 on January 21, 2020, 08:58:33 am
Gosh, a bargain, only 470!  :o :o

Only GBP376 if I buy it   ;D
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 21, 2020, 09:28:24 am
Gosh, a bargain, only 470!  :o :o

Only GBP376 if I buy it   ;D


That's 'cos you don't have to pay our VAT, but I guess your Customs may charge you duty etc.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Gondor on January 21, 2020, 02:00:50 pm
Reaing the description makes me wonder what "detachable wing consoles" are  :-\  :unsure:

Gondor
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: kitnut617 on January 21, 2020, 05:16:51 pm
Gosh, a bargain, only 470!  :o :o

Only GBP376 if I buy it   ;D


That's 'cos you don't have to pay our VAT, but I guess your Customs may charge you duty etc.

Yeah, 20% less for us but you're right, there will be some duty to pay that's for sure.  Most expensive kit I've bought so far is the Blackbird (formerly Delta Aviation, formerly ID Models) 1/72 C-5 Galaxy, with postage it cost me just over C$300 and that was back 15 years ago. The Combat Models C-5 I got was a C$100 cheaper.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on January 21, 2020, 10:54:35 pm
Reaing the description makes me wonder what "detachable wing consoles" are  :-\  :unsure:

Gondor

Probably just machine translation, most likely it simply means that the wings are detachable after assembly.
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: Green Dragon on March 31, 2020, 08:56:35 pm
Modelsvit are re-releasing the Mirage 4000 as a bomb truck variant with extra sprues including drop tanks, laser guided bombs and tracking pod. Probably get at least one to go with my three fighter ones.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: NARSES2 on April 25, 2020, 12:50:11 am
Hannants have the 225 in their New Arrivals. It's not the 521.99 price tag that throws me as much as they have 5+ in stock ?

They expect to sell 5 to 9 ?  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Modelsvit
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 25, 2020, 04:40:55 am
I'll bet they're not on the usual Modelsvit shelves there, the box will be WAY too long!  :o