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Re: Micro-Mir
« Reply #120 on: April 02, 2020, 03:25:47 am »

Shelf-Oddity do a replacement set:  https://shelfoddity.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=25_65&product_id=171


Shelf Oddity do a MIND blowing PE set for the Bev, complete with loading ramps at the rear and all sorts of other good stuff.

And remember it's 1/144!  :o
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Re: Micro-Mir
« Reply #121 on: September 05, 2020, 06:05:40 am »
The Kalinin K-7 is apparently out, but prices are high.  I suspect it's the launch of their "Grounds for Divorce" range...

299.99 at the Big H https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MM72-015?result-token=9EQld



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Re: Micro-Mir
« Reply #122 on: September 05, 2020, 06:32:11 am »
The Kalinin K-7 is apparently out, but prices are high.  I suspect it's the launch of their "Grounds for Divorce" range...

299.99 at the Big H https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MM72-015?result-token=9EQld





Oh, the possibilities...
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Re: Micro-Mir
« Reply #123 on: September 05, 2020, 06:37:10 am »
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Re: Micro-Mir
« Reply #124 on: September 05, 2020, 06:45:26 am »
Needs longer wings really..............  ;D

And they can't REALLY have that in a box that proclaims 'MIKRO-Mir' surely? Micro it certainly isn't!
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Re: Micro-Mir
« Reply #125 on: September 05, 2020, 06:58:59 am »
At that price, the advice regarding sex, travel and their mothers is firmly, loudly and insistently offered.

The price is to justify the 3 ft fibreglass wing.  No, sorry, and the Mikro Mir guys can insert it somewhere very painful.
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Re: Micro-Mir
« Reply #126 on: September 05, 2020, 09:06:33 am »
I had the K7 on back order untill I found out how much the asking price was going to be.  :unsure:

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Re: Micro-Mir
« Reply #127 on: November 02, 2020, 03:44:14 am »
Just seen a picture of the  box for a future release  . Armstrong whitworth A.W .52. I  think I will have to have one of these. Depending on how  big it is, I  am wondering if a bomb bay  could  be put into  it. Hopefully we won't have to  wait too long for it to come out.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Micro-Mir
« Reply #128 on: November 02, 2020, 03:59:34 am »
Oh wow! That'll be a MUST!  :thumbsup:

And SO much Whiffing potential too! How about one with a Blue Steel hung underneath?

Of course I saw the real thing fly at Farnborough, it was like being part of a sci-fi movie!
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Re: Micro-Mir
« Reply #129 on: November 02, 2020, 04:14:56 am »
AW52 as a long-range photo recce aircraft?  Just needs some camera ports.
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Re: Micro-Mir
« Reply #130 on: November 02, 2020, 04:17:34 am »
Marvellous  ideas, looking like  more than one will be bought  then  ;D
Are the physically  a big aircraft  Kit, I  am just  trying envisage a  bomb bay on one or would it have them hung  underneath
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Re: Micro-Mir
« Reply #131 on: November 02, 2020, 04:24:59 am »
It'll be 15" span in 1/72, the real thing was 90 ft span.

And you could scale-o-rama one into a 1/144 version of the planned bomber too!  :o
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Re: Micro-Mir
« Reply #132 on: November 02, 2020, 04:56:50 am »
Hmm?
I think I am  best waiting for the kit to come out and  weigh it up  for myself really, there is  a lot of surface area on the fuselage  so maybe a  small  bomb bay  or recesses to accommodate one or two freefall nuclear  weapons.  I  have the freightdog  Buccaneer  ted red beard conversion set  that might fit the bill.
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Re: Micro-Mir
« Reply #133 on: November 02, 2020, 06:17:53 am »
I built a resin AW 52 a few years ago (indeed it won a Wiffie  ;)) and it's an attractive looking aircraft. Not much to it though, like most flying wings, unless you want to go down the "parts for parts sake" path so it will be  interesting to see what Micro-Mir do with it and what they charge for it.

The main problem with the resin one was it's weight, lot of strain on the undercarriage so I might be tempted by a second one if the price is right.

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Having seen the 3D "renders" it appears that Micro-Mir are going to offer full engine detail ? Push both the parts count and price up I would have thought.
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Re: Micro-Mir
« Reply #134 on: November 02, 2020, 06:21:23 am »
Reading from Wikipedia, the AW52 was only a half scale version. The planned airliner / bomber version was to be twice the size. Sounds like it's ideal for a Scale-o-rama build with a smaller canopy and roundels.