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Re: Myasischev M-50 Bounder
« Reply #30 on: September 19, 2009, 04:44:31 pm »
I've built seven Amodels now, 3 Amonsters, Bounder, Bear and Bison and 4 of the smaller ones, SU-9, SU-11, Yak 28PP Firebar and TU-128 and find them all enjoyable as I'm not really into the 'shake-and-bake Tami-Hase-Fujimifix 'stuff and prefer to really build a model from the bottom up, scratching quite a bit of it myself. Having said that the 'smaller' kits like the Fiddler, SU-9 and 11, Yak series, etc are quite challenging in that the parts breakdown is complex mainly because Amodel use low pressure moulding, which can result in vague shape and limited size moulds, (this has only changed quite recently with the introduction of the Amonster range using resin impregnated fibreglass for the large fuselage sections enabling whole pieces to be cast).The one thing they are though is very accutrate, and with a bit of patience can be built into quality models of these rare and exotic types.
Think vacform with thicker plasticmeets very early Airfix and I think you get the picture...
The Fiddler is probably one of their most complex kits to attempt but as I said is very accurate, unlike the ESCI/Revell Blinder which has needed more surgery than Joan Rivers to bend it into anything like an accurate representation of this awesome bomber. :banghead:

Just my thoughts on these kits,

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Re: Myasischev M-50 Bounder
« Reply #31 on: September 19, 2009, 04:59:17 pm »
Thanks for the info. I have the AModel Firebar, but haven't built it yet - I started the clean-up work, but there's so much of it I gave up. I'll get back to it soon, as I now have the colour scheme and markings worked out. I'd also like to do the La250 and the Fiddler in the near future.

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Re: Myasischev M-50 Bounder
« Reply #32 on: September 20, 2009, 12:51:26 am »
Know what you mean, got so far with my AModel An-32, but stalled at the first round of PSR - several more to go!  Its still sat by the modelling desk, daring me to pick it up again....
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Re: Myasischev M-50 Bounder
« Reply #33 on: September 20, 2009, 04:36:40 pm »
Know what you mean.  I keep looking at my Ka-226, tiny though it is, & putting back on the shelf.  :blink:
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Re: Myasischev M-50 Bounder
« Reply #34 on: September 21, 2009, 10:47:00 am »
Come on chaps .....seize the day and all that!!
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Re: Myasischev M-50 Bounder
« Reply #35 on: September 21, 2009, 10:39:28 pm »
Seize the pollyfilla more like......
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Re: Myasischev M-50 Bounder
« Reply #36 on: September 22, 2009, 04:11:44 am »
True Neil...Portland cement more the order of the day!...........they all seem a bit hit and miss...the SU 11 went together beautifully, (except for over sized cockpit tub) but the SU-9  was a complete 'mare'...you'd think they would be virtually the same kit...but no, too easy!...The Fiddler really lives up to its name...it's a bu$%er to get to fit...but I like a good scrap!! and it look good when beaten into submission....

The Bounder is in another class completely, ( and so it should be at that price!!!), not in the 'Hasetamifujimianese' mould but easily as good as the new Airfix offerings. According to sources they have a completely different setup for the new Amonsters..............mind you saying that the 3MS Bison I'm doing was one of their first and isn't much better than the basic kits :banghead:.Apparently the new V12 Homer is a beauty.... :wacko:
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Re: Myasischev M-50 Bounder
« Reply #37 on: September 22, 2009, 06:26:28 am »
Don't turn your back for a minute, he'll have it off you before you can say 'huge & hugely expensive helicopter kit'!
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Re: Myasischev M-50 Bounder
« Reply #38 on: September 22, 2009, 08:50:51 am »
nah, putting the Monster in AMonster would be their Spruce Goose they're working on.  What's next, a 225???
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Re: Myasischev M-50 Bounder
« Reply #39 on: September 22, 2009, 09:42:56 am »
V-12.....how I would love to be able to afford that one (and the TEL to roll out the back of it in a Central German diorama..)

Still, all this talk of Amodel, I can hear my An-32 calling to me.....now I now how Frodo felt having the ring of power so close to him for all that time! :banghead:
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Re: Myasischev M-50 Bounder
« Reply #40 on: September 22, 2009, 10:27:47 am »
Here is the aforementioned kit of evil for those who might be interested in seeing the sufferings of another modeller

http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=177242&st=0&gopid=1812347&#entry1812347
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Re: Myasischev M-50 Bounder
« Reply #41 on: September 22, 2009, 11:55:01 am »
Blimey Neil, you've done the hard bit!!!..looks good to me, get to it!

Sauragnmon , their 1/144th 225 is in the wings, and even in that scale that will be quite a size ;D


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Re: Myasischev M-50 Bounder
« Reply #42 on: September 22, 2009, 08:42:16 pm »
Go Figure they're doing one, but it's on 1/144 which seems odd for them, one would have imagined they would have dared to make an AMonster out of it in 72, living up to their names.
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Re: Myasischev M-50 Bounder
« Reply #43 on: September 23, 2009, 01:54:53 am »
You're right, but I think it might be a bridge too far, knowing that not many people are likely to have the storage for such a monster let alone display space.
Still , you never know ;D
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Re: Myasischev M-50 Bounder
« Reply #44 on: September 23, 2009, 02:03:20 am »
I've got a feeling they're testing the water.  A 1/72 Mriya will be a huge piece of plastic & very expensive going by their Homer.  It makes sense, put out a kit in 1/44, generate interest, then maybe go for the biggy.
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