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  1. DarrenH

    F-111 in Vietnam

    The Lou Drendel F-111 in action has some excellent info on Combat Lancer and Linebacker I+II ops. Mainly high drag low level ops. a good read..
  2. Superb work and a real tribute to Middleton. Congratulations on a brilliant Stirling...
  3. DarrenH

    Su-34 Fullback (KH80141) 1:48

    I have now seen 2 excellent builds of this kit. KH with the F-5’s, the choppers and now the SU-34 are turning out some very nice kits. Im thinking of moving my HB SU-34’s on now and grabbing a third KH Sukhoi. They really captured that nose shape and fuselage blend really nicely.
  4. DarrenH

    F-14D Tomcat - Trumpeter (03919) 1:144 scale

    Thats one nice looking little Tomcat...
  5. DarrenH

    Su-34 Fullback (KH80141) 1:48

    Well considering you coukdnt finish a KH kit is it a surprise you are here whinging about KH again... Maybe you should stick to Tamiya and poor taste jokes on your blog... As for the SU-34 I wouldnt worry about one word jgrease cough cough doogs has to say about KH... The kit is just as sharp as the HB kit with a very nice nose profile and doesnt need the work the HB kit does. Overall a nice kit and only agenda driven Texans would have an issue with it...
  6. DarrenH

    1/35 M1 Abrams question. which is the best to buy.

    For a Tusk i’d take the Rye Field kit over Meng just. I didnt like the flash and ejector pins all over the place. I thought the RYe Field kit was a tad sharper to but both have difficult tracks again in my eye RFM is better. Both will give you a great looking Tusk to me the RFM kit is a slightly easier route. Im not an M-1 ophile though so defer to experts on subtle differences that might apply but believe both got pretty good reviews.
  7. DarrenH

    Best Israeli Kfir?

    Just go buy the 1/48t Kinetic Kfir. Its better in every aspect than the AMK kit. Had an AMK Kfir and sold it quite quickly after getting the Kinetic kit. No idea about 1/72 but Kinetics Mirages and Kfir are lovely kits in 48th...
  8. Not really i was expecting far finer panel lines and very few rivets on an F-14. The Mig-31 in reality has very fine fne panels far finer than those in the kit. I think its just fortunate that the impression western modellers have is Russian aircraft are agricultural. The Mig-31 is far from that. Try putting the Mig-31 panel lines up against the big T’s F-14 panels. Maybe then you might puck up how overscale they are. Its still quite entertaining to se some of the very same guys who ripped into Hobbyboss for rivets and geaby panel lines laud a kit with just as many rivets and far heavier panel lines. Double standards rule...
  9. Keep an eye out the price on the SU-34 has fallen significantly ie 30% plus... You can get them off Ebay now for around 85-90 US shipped...
  10. DarrenH

    I-16 Type 28. 1:32

    Great kit ICM are doing some great stuff at the moment.
  11. Far from impressed with those panel lines on the wings, fuselage and the heavy riveting. In the comparison photo to the Mig-31 they look almost identical ie to heavy. No real improvement from the 31 and the wing panel lines are simply far to heavy and where is the chorus of people who belittled the HobbyBoss kit for its rivet work? At least the HB rivets where petite and fine these photos are doing the AMK kit no favors at all. Under paint it will tone it down but those spoiler and slat panel lines which are ridiculous compared to Hobbyboss or Tamiyas beautiful petite panel work. I was expecting FAR better. Ill still pick up a couple to go with my fleet of Mig-31'sand support AMK but the Tamiya kit is so much finer AMK shouldnt even bother with an A they are wasting their money. Its very funny the chorus/howls of criticism Hobbyboss/trumpeter faced when the released similar photos of far finer panel lines and rivets has showered AMK with praise for clearly inferior work. Very disappointed with AMK's efforts here I was expecting close to Tamiya quality surface detail. Pity they are not even close.
  12. Sounds like these guys are trying to turn a large fortune into a small one. A new version with repositioned rivets and tail section? I really dont see many people buying another SU-33 over the Kinetic ones in there stash because they are converned the section of the tail is the wrong NACA aerofoil. Anyone who was waiting for a great SU-33 has already bought Kinetic's so the maket is very limited to people who become new fans of the naval Flanker. Good luck to them but i wouldnt be investing in it.
  13. DarrenH

    ICM 1/48 MiG-25RBT

    Glad i ordered the CWS noses looking at thst photo comparison. The Revell revised lower panel looks pinched not smooth curves like on the big Mig. No complaints on engineering here as without it tooled this way there "would be no 1/48 Mig-25". big aeroplane, big tooling costs and a seperate tool for each model is fantasy land stuff. Cant wait for the big Wild Weasel...
  14. Great looking 25 mate thanks for doing the groundwork on these Soviet birds operating over Israel..
  15. Have both now and its going to come to choices. If have a slightly squashed ie vertically undersized front windscreen canopy that does look a little small compared to KH but more accurate finer details that have no "impact" visually on the look of the kit id go Kittyhawk. if you some how want finer accurate details yet can live with an undersize canopy/windscreen which may throw off the look of the aeroplane more than incorrect panels etc then HB. If you used the KH clear parts on the HB kit might keep an accuracy guy happy at a price ie expensive and spine not fixed but you "could graft the akH spine parts. If you dont care about minutae and can live with the multi part fuse assembling them in there seperate halves oob the KH kit. If you can live with the slightly squashed canopy/windscreen and want ease of build HB. Overall for me the KH kit as i dont know nor care about minute accuracy issues and the overall look/shape is better. Line ball though and if an easy canopy solution appears i might go HB.. Both have faults. Might have to check if my old KP kit canopies fit the HB kit not sure if they will work but might be a solution to at leadt the clear parts.