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Tbolt

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  1. AMX Ghibli - Kinetic 1/48

    That is very nice indeed, the detail and finish are both superb.
  2. 1/48 FW190D-13 Eduard

    Very nice, excellent finish.
  3. If you can make a good profit on a kit then as far as manufactures go then yes the market needs it's - whether a lot of us want it or not is irrelevant. Every time a manufacturer brings out a new kit of a popular subject people go on about this but they keep doing and making a profit from it. Popularity makes money not filling gaps in the market. Sure we all have our model we would rather see kitted but we are not going to change the manufacturers minds. If the likes of us ran a company like Eduard then it probably wouldn't last long
  4. You say yet another 1/48th scale Mustang but it's a popular subject and been quite a while since one has been produced - not counting the Meng and Airfix kit as the Eduard kit was started before these two were known about and Eduard quite rightly continued with it knowing that a well done Mustang series will sell well for years, where as something inter-war and civil would probably be a poor seller by comparison. As for needing a lot of aftermarket well that was partly bought about by demand - a lot of people complained about Eduards first 190 being over complicated so they simplified their kits and supplied the rest in resin. As for the rest well resin and PE obviously can replicate items in more accuracy than plastic.
  5. Probably not a lot, but most mainstream manufacturers don't look to fill gaps in the market they look to fill gaps in their range of kits.
  6. But then some people like me are waiting till all three are out to make a decision on which kit to go for and if the Eduard kit is accurate it will probably their's.
  7. When they say the model is ready I guess that is just the CAD model, in which case there is obvious a lot of work to be done before release. I would have though that maybe the P-51D would have been prioritized due to the competition at the moment.
  8. Airfix BF109G6

    I don't think their own thinner has a retarder in it, so you might want to add some. http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/25921-thinning-xtracrylix/
  9. Airfix BF109G6

    Then you are not using the right thinner. I use Vallejo thinner with them and it slows down tip dry and makes them a joy to spray. with a 0.35mm tip.
  10. Airfix 1/72 Phantom FG1

    Thanks I know they are available, but I did say for a reasonable price and getting them in to the UK is not cheap. When the pound was a lot stronger and we were aloud £18 VAT free I bought quite a bit from HLJ but now it's too expensive.
  11. Airfix 1/72 Phantom FG1

    Well it's a what if, so I don't see why you can't change the designation in a what if situation. I've got a couple of Fujimi phantoms in the stash with Cartograph decals and wish I bought more when they were easy to get hold of for a reasonable price.
  12. Airfix 1/72 Phantom FG1

    Didn't think there was an FGR.1 - it's a FG.1 and an FGR.2.
  13. Beautiful looking P-47. Nice pictures also but why is the quality so bad you are loosing all the detail? I'm converting Tamiya kit to a P-47N at the moment so expect them to release one soon
  14. Airfix 1/72 Phantom FG1

    CAD plenty of times but after first test, shot, not so much but does happen.
  15. Airfix 1/72 Phantom FG1

    But thats the thing if Airfix don't cater enough for the enthusiast they might struggle to survive. Several years back when they bought out their new Spitfire it was a pretty poor effort because they didn't seem that interested in the enthusiast market but luckily the company got a new owner and their kits started to improve drastically. All they need now is a little refinement and they will keep 99% of potential customers happy.
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