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Thomas V.

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  1. Kit is in Italeri's catalogue( does not mean much as such) so sometime in the future its going to be released, if someone does not beat them to it.
  2. Great news, meaning at least higher quality plastic.
  3. Price of Italeri's Spitfire will be in between Weekend and Profipack editions, and Eduard is far, far superior kit, it will only make sense for someone who cannot obtain Eduard for different reasons-price aside. For all of us waiting F-5A in 72nd, and new tooled F-35B in 48th, first has been postoned and is now June release, Lightning II coming in July.
  4. i think somebody has lost the plot at Eduard, and at the same time I truely do think they are the best model company in the world today-from quality to pricing, but Rosie The... pricing is outrageous, I don't recall any 1/48 accessory being so expensive comparable to the price of the model its designed to complement.
  5. Had a good look at these two boxings in Moson Show this weekend-highly surprised to see resin replacement nose section( instead of new short run plastic sprue ), and the quality( in my opinion) is not up to today's standard.
  6. Their prices were high before all the latest madness, now paying 24-26€ for smaller single engined fighter with end opening flimsy box-good comparison with IBG, how can they do it better for 20€ max( D-9), and even that is expensive. Arma's products were always overpriced( my own opinion).
  7. Whatever they release they will sell( subject wise), but their prices are getting out of hand.
  8. Superb kits, but wish more decal options from the period when these Zlin's entered production, so 1950-1970's , way too many schemes of today's planes, especially goes for latest Z-126 boxings. Would prefer more factory schemes from the production history. Hope this leads to Avia C-2 or better known as Arado 96 ( in my view most important/ forgotten LW aircraft )
  9. Starfighter should be Revell not Italeri.
  10. Great news, is it just me or CAD show bit longer nose than it should be.
  11. Predator( and MD 500 ) should be Academy+there are rumours from S.Korean trade for at least 3 years that AH-64A-E was to follow AH-1Z, but no more info on that.
  12. While very happy to see all these subjects being made, and thankful to Largescale 32 for the info, such practice of semi offical rumours/ announcements is pure cornering the market, and not so nice policy. Infinity has announced lots of models, while no doubt they have intelectual basis for every of the mentioned subjects, these are not resin or fiberglass kits made from short run molds, but injection kits that require far more work, thus I am sure that they cannot pull it off in mentioned timeframe, and by this " announcement" other manufacturers who might have idea of the same subject may decide not to do so. While not in the same league( announcements wise) as Tan Model, announcing five 1/32 injection toolings, while not releasing any new and longtime announced subjects-not professional and not serious.( at least give it catalogue numbers).
  13. Issues definitely wont be fixed but highly doubt they can charge more, since main reason why KH went bust was overpricing and in corelation very poor sales last few years . Aside from lower price can see another benefit of this takeover-quality, KH used low end styrene thus many parts were warped or did not have sufficient integrity, that ( even if some problems are inherent to tooling itself)can be remedied with better quality of plastic, we will see...
  14. Revell big Hunters sold poorly, why I cannot understand, although keeping both F.6 and FGA.9 in wholesale catalogue / on offer less than year and a half did not help, another of Revell " mysteries" or how not to utilise ones toll bank properly.
  15. Far better than Dora, less so than Eduard and Clearprop.
  16. Announcement six months in advance, someone failed at advertising at Kinetic, in my view latest trend of " announcing announcement" weeks or months ahead getting tiresome and bit annoying.
  17. Every retailer/distributor in Europe who ordered in advance through Hobby Pro ( Zvezda distributor in EU) will get their kits, have seen some ridiculous prices on ebay with " highly rare, unobtainable" etc label...bs...big number of 25's arrived last week and are being distributed.
  18. Long awaited re-issue of ESCI F-5A is slated for May.
  19. Somebody will buy the toolings, they won't wanish, under the same or different brand, same goes for WnW etc..its matter of when not if.
  20. Is the kit worth x5 Airfix Typhoons or Hellcats in 24th scale, or 3,5 Tamiya Mosquitos in 32nd?...originally rrp set by WNW was around 300, now its 600...if it sells other brands will follow with such outrageous pricing policies.
  21. No one knows what SH/ Eduard plans down the line, there are no yes/no absolutes. Trumpeter kit is flawed and Whirwind is/was popular, for new 48th kit my crystal ball would say Eduard more than S.H, same goes for Typhoon.
  22. People are entering this hobby for the first time later than ever-from 5-7 year olds before to 25-35 today, and the state of the hobby has never been better, from someone who sold kits for 34 years. Airfix price strategy( or Hornby one) will do the same to the brand as in 1994-7 when new tools from Buccaneer to Lightning were grossly overpriced and were shelf sitters. This years price hike will do the same, they need to bring back production to UK or somewhere near as well as upping quality because it is at the rear of both mainstream and short run manufacturers today.
  23. Hellcats in 72nd are available again, aside from that again highly uninspired list of novelities in my view, 4 months after Tora...2 months after A6M2 Profipack now Zero...boxing of the same subtype, all fair, but spread it a bit, release it at a later date, way too many similiar boxings in short time frame, again in my highly subjective view they are truely milking it. Not to mention price wise that of lately Dual Combos offer no value, price being double that of Profipack, unlike before when " second" kit offered almost 30% discount. To finish the rant, also nice to see that "Limited Edition" by Eduard means- re-release of the same, nice slap to all who bought the kit for quite hefty price tag after the former being labelled as " discontinued" on their website...
  24. Due to outright " war" between SH/Eduard and AZ/KP, take everything about 72nd scale aircraft with more than a grain of salt, not saying that they won't release stated but plenty of surprise items will appear before some found on the list.
  25. Ever since R-2800 was tooled for Corsair, have high hopes and cravings for P-47D-M in 32nd scale, but would be happy with anything new in 32, even Mosquito B.IV or early Spitfires.
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