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Offline Mossie

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Re: Zvezda
« Reply #180 on: October 07, 2019, 09:28:22 am »
They have announced a new tool C-130 apparently.

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Good news, the old Esci/Italeri kit is okay but a new tool will be very welcome.  I expect they'll sell shed-loads.
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Re: Zvezda
« Reply #181 on: October 07, 2019, 06:01:50 pm »
They have announced a new tool C-130 apparently.

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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. ;)
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Re: Zvezda
« Reply #182 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.

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Re: Zvezda
« Reply #183 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.
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Re: Zvezda
« Reply #184 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
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Re: Zvezda
« Reply #185 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 ?
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Re: Zvezda
« Reply #186 on: October 16, 2019, 06:27:34 am »
I don't think you are at all cynical, I've sometimes wondered about this myself.
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Re: Zvezda
« Reply #187 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!
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Re: Zvezda
« Reply #188 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!

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Re: Zvezda
« Reply #189 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!
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Re: Zvezda
« Reply #190 on: December 08, 2019, 03:18:31 pm »
Even that's too much math for my liking Zac!  ;D

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