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pinky coffeeboat

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  1. Mine arrived today (thanks Hannants). As is increasingly usual, Amodel have produced a nicely moulded quality model. Fine engraved panel lines, neat detail and a large parts count. My kit is the version with winglets however the original wingtips are still included - along with the option to make the more common winglet style and the unusual circular style as seen below https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/13285 Overall, it's a very nice kit and I'll probably get another one. Nice Amodel, looking forward to the G550. Jeff
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    1/72 - Dornier Do.27 by Special Hobby - released

    Released and now reviewed
  3. Duplicate post by me.
  4. Mach2 released their Caravelle over 15 years ago. I bought one and fondled the plastic many times until someone online pointed out it's numerous "issues". I still have it and will get round to making it someday, unless Amodel (or some other model company - I do recall seeing on the Authentic Airliners stand at Telford 2016 a resin 1/72 Caravelle model) scale theirs up. Jeff
  5. Oh yes please, I second that!
  6. Definitely worth your perseverance, you've produced a very nice model. Well done!! Jeff
  7. Sorry to flog this even more, but there's a seller on eBay offering the new 10R kit. He shows the decals (Hispania and Air Caledonie), he shows the painting guide and the 10R instruction sheet BUT the plastic shown is of the Caravelle 111/ VI-R and does not feature the different engines of the later version... I think Amodel need to stop and sort out their quality control. I'll wait until someone else confirms the engines are right or wrong (no wing fences shown either!!!!). Jeff
  8. Wow, great model Ian and well done on the conversion. How did you feel when you learnt a DC-10 was being released later? I think I'd have cried!! Jeff
  9. Hooray!!! As RCI reports above, the latest batch of Caravelles to fly from the Amodel warehouse contain wing fences (and a slight price increase to pay for them...). Edit- I bought 2 from Hannants, one in the Aeroflot colours (Caravelle 111) and one in Corse Air colours (Caravelle VI-N). Only the latter kit contains the PE fences. So has anybody had any luck contacting Amodel to ask for the missing parts? It all smacks of confusion at the factory where everyone thought everyone else would sort it out. Sloppy!!!! Plus I got the John Wegg book - wow!! Worth getting. Jeff
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    Do we officially hate clear windows?

    I was a firm supporter of "holes in fuselages" for my airliners. But considering most manufacturers actually do produce "holes in fuselages" and care not at all for correct placement, correct number, correct size I really can't be bothered with even trying to keep them now. Flight deck windshields are an area where I will try to maintain the clear glass look, but yet again most manufacturers give approximate shapes that don't fit too well so I'm increasingly moving towards decals for them. I'm using Authentic Airliners, 8a and PAS photoreal decals for my models. Over the past few days I've looked at new airliner models that quite honestly leave me totally baffled as to what their makers were thinking. I've noted some issues here and elsewhere and have begun to get the feeling that they think with the "niche" airliner modellers anything will do and don't worry too much with accuracy. I still have my finger hovering over the "buy now" button for the Combat Kits 1/72 BAe 146, but I can't stop looking at the clear piece that's meant to be the flight deck. Honestly, did any one even bother to look at the shape of the actual windows? What's been moulded is a joke. Jeff
  11. - Yeah but have you seen how thick they are? More like wing walls!!! I was tempted by the €412 book (for all of about a nano second) then I saw the €40 "comme neuf". It's been paid for using paypal so I think I bought it; there followed a pop up advert with something like "commande termine" and €16 reduction. It took me a few seconds of school boy French to realise that it was an offer off my next purchase...I think. And worst of all, Hannants have sold out of the Amodel kits!!!!! Just when I had convinced myself it wasn't all doom and gloom and they would look fine on my shelf. Nothing cheap on ebay except that seller who used my photos. Jeff
  12. Thank you Carlos. Interesting to see the "mistercrap" ( ) wingsweep is quite accurate. I think I've just bought the French language edition of the Caravelle book!!!!! huge thanks for the link!! Jeff
  13. To continue to flog a dead horse... When compared to the MisterCraft (perhaps Airfix clone?) Fuselage contours. Nose contours Lower wing shapes Upper wings Tail fins, Amodel taller Done. Now bored with this, go out and build Amodels Caravelle for fleets and build the Authentic Airliners Caravelle if you only ever want one. Jeff
  14. Updated photos: Notice how both halves are lined up on the lower heavier reference line on the cutting mat, but the Doyusha model almost touched the 2cm above line but the EE kit sits quite a way below the 2cm above line. With the nose tips lined up Still with the nose tips lined up Nose tips lined up It doesn't look it, but wing roots lined up. I'm inclined to agree with Allan (Albeback52), put aside a separate dedicated F-27 shelf, build till your hearts content!!! I don't like being the "it's all wrong!! Bin it!!" brigade, but it's perhaps more frustrating that something simple like research (5 minutes on internet searches and a few minutes flicking through a Janes Aircraft of The world type book) wasn't strictly adhered to. It is a nice model, actually. The plastic and detail isn't up to the same level of finesse as the EE DC-9/ MD-87/ B-717, but it's acceptable given the small size. I may relent, and get a few more. Jeff
  15. Very impressive work. The engines do give a very different look to the aircraft. Jeff