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Piotr Mikolajski

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  1. In that case, what could appear on the frames? Another propeller? Partial undercarriage covers? Gun barrels? Nothing else comes to mind.
  2. If I understood correctly what both companies wrote, Eduard gave their studies of the Bf 109E in 1/48 (probably with CAD design) and Special Hobby converted it to 1/72 scale. The moulds for the Bf 109E were made by an outsourced tool shop that both companies use and whose name and location they keep secret. The two companies have worked very closely together for a long time. There have also been announcements of more models being released on a similar basis to the Bf 109E, so I guess we will see the P-36 in Eduard boxes. Probably in some limited editions or with modifications not available from Special Hobby. I like full riveting myself, but if it's going to look like it does on the Bf 109E, where it starts to fade a few months after release and has to be corrected by hand, then...
  3. Yep, September 2018: https://www.specialhobby.net/2018/09/special-hobby-pripravuje-modely-mirage.html In January 2021 they wrote: https://www.specialhobby.info/2021/01/news-from-special-hobby-012021.html Another highly attractive model will no doubt be the first of the 1/72 Mirage III/5 family At first sight no timeline set but at the end of the newsletter there is quite clear info: We hope and believe that all those things I have mentioned above and which are going to be available during the first half of 2021 will be interesting to you Obviously everyone is behind schedule this year, but as not a single boxart has appeared so far, I would expect the first Mirage III/5 to be rather early in the spring at the earliest.
  4. Yesterday Special Hobby published photos of the moulds and it's worth noting the space for the insert in the mould for sprue B. Such inserts are used to lower mould production cost and give alternative parts injected with those who are repeated in every box - in this case wheels, undercarriage and some cockpit parts. Another photo shows two halves of one insert with propellers, undercarriage covers and a few other parts. What kind of alternative parts they can add to this kind of kit?
  5. IIRC in one of their newsletters the very first kit from this family was supposed to be released this year but I'm pretty sure it's overdue already.
  6. I think it is very noble of you to take all this burden on yourself On a more serious note - I'm curious to see if ClearProp will continue their line and how the comparison between the two kits comes out. I have a feeling that it's been a long time since two companies with an eye for detail basically make the same model family from scratch at the same time.
  7. Sell as soon as possible while few people know about Special Hobby's plans. The only problem is the remorse that someone else will struggle with it while you build a SH model
  8. And this comment makes no sense, because the plane is no what-if. The original plane never flew, but it exists as much as possible. If you hadn't taken that answer out of context, you would have found that a moment earlier I had written about the fact that there would be two paint schemes in the box, one of them made up. The one that is not invented is, to me, the replica paint scheme. After all, the original was not completed before the war, so there are no photos of it painted according to Bugatti's vision of what he wanted to achieve on the finished aircraft. How charming. Someone who knows better than me what I was writing about and what I meant. My ex would be jealous.
  9. Unfortunately techno Kit is announced for 2022. Unfortunately, the P-36 will be released using the same technology as the Bf 109E. I write unfortunately because the Bf 109E loses riveting very quickly.
  10. I didn't say the kit was modelled on a replica. I'm just saying that the blue paint scheme in the box is the paint scheme of a flying replica, because painting schemes are what we're talking about. What the model was based on, I have no idea. I also don't know to what extent the replica differed from the original, I only remember that they tried to build it as faithfully as possible. If there's a Bugatti expert here, maybe he can tell more about the differences, because we can't learn too much about it from the renders.
  11. Kamufláže budou dvě, jedna z nich fiktivní = There will be two camouflages, one of them fictional. Well... a flying replica of the Bugatti 100P was built, and this is basically a kit of that replica, so it's hard to say it's what-if.
  12. No. It's a large Polish importer that started repackaging kits from different manufacturers a few years ago.
  13. Plastic prices have gone up a lot over the past several months. Paper and printing also cost more, and even cardboard boxes are noticeably more expensive too. A few years ago, buying models in China was very cost-effective, even if you added in the cost of shipping and customs fees. Just today I checked how much it costs to buy an F-14 from GWH in 1/72 after all these increases, and it turned out that I got the model at a local shop cheaper than the price and shipping. And that's before customs fees are added. Coming back to the U-2 - I don't know why Hobby Boss wrote about 150 parts, when the instructions and the frames show that there are not that many parts. If it is not a mistake, perhaps there will be further versions and this number of parts applies also to parts for other versions.
  14. I have no idea why the article on Modelarovo, mentioned earlier, did not show the canopy at all. Here's the one from the old sets, so if you think it's poor, check before you buy to see if it's been improved. Photos from IPMS Deutschland.
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