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  1. Airfix 1/72 Phantom FG1

    There's another trend that emerged in reaction, the "shut up and build" trend were people silence nitpickers/rivet counters when they dare post a critique message even if it's justified. If the nitpicker/rivet counter is able to provide a proper argumentation to back his words, he can help out the producer during the design of the kit (if the producer accepts to listen of course). The "shut up and build" guy can't.
  2. Zvezda catalog 2018

    Works for me even on a smartphone. Pb with your browser ?
  3. Zvezda catalog 2018

    I like the cuties: http://scalemodels.ru/modules/news/img_12358_1511295692_PDFtoJPG-me-03.jpg.html
  4. 1/72 Trumpeter MiG-29 9.12

    Thanks. I don't remember the precise reference but it was an Ammo Mig wash.
  5. Vladimir Sulc said he'd fire the first employee that would suggest fixing the MiG-21bis nose. So you've got your answer on Eduard... I don't see Zvezda do anything also. Retooling anything wouldn't noticeably influence on the sales and it would cost money that couldn't be used on other projects. Low benefit/cost ratio.
  6. Russian MiG-31 Foxhound - 1:72 Trumpeter

    Thanks for the review. The fine panel lines don't bother me as the MiG-31 is "single colour" so few coats will be applied and panel lines aren't likely to get filled up. Trumpy's MiG-29 also has very fine panel lines and I wasn't bothered by that in my build.
  7. 1/72nd Nanchang Q-5 from Trumpeter

    Probably formation flight aides.
  8. Book that discusses the matter: http://www.harpia-publishing.com/OurBooks?q=node/26/popup&view=detail
  9. Profitability always. Not only the company has to earn more that it spends but also the cash (after retail, wholesale and distributor margins deductions of course) must come in fast enough to be able to finance future projects. Often customers say "You'll sell bucket loads of the Gizmo Mk.4. Do it !"... yeah but a bucket load is 2000, 5000 or 10000 kits ? Of course producers most often don't say how many kits they sell in a particular time frame, how much a project costs or how many injections their toolings can suffer.
  10. Sorry I didn't check my reply before posting. Did you discuss with an injected plastic kit producer to learn about the business ? To know the constraints ?
  11. Value-for-money of the HPM/PJ kit isn't quite outstanding. Are you familiar with the kit ? It has been discussed in several places. Did you discuss with a kit producer to learn about its characteristics ?
  12. Pretty good thanks I can understand that. The 23BN has a short skinny nose. I prefer the 27 and the K in particular.
  13. Think positively: they could have reboxed the MiG-23BN...