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  1. 7 hours ago, Martian said:

    Hi Ali,


    In response to your question, I did a closer comparison of the two kits. It transpires that Takom have provided different gondolas, the hull extension piece, different fins and a couple of new panels for the underside of the hull. As far as I can see, the only things they might have included in the kits are some extra Parabellum machine guns for the gondolas for those ships that carried them and an option for a rear gunner's position.


    Hope that helps.


    Martian 👽

    Thank you that is very helpful 

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  2. Hi Martian
    Been curious about these, I see that you say the only difference between the kits is the extension piece, so although I am being a pain to ask you to confirm but are the gondolas exactly the same on both kits?

    looking forward to see the progress


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  3. Hi Dave

    there are dimpled holes on the inside of he bottom wing just outboard of the wheel bay, these are for the fuel tanks provided but there are, other holes provided.you can see the thinned plastic area in Mikes picture as shown above, see the 7th picture down, the close up of the underside wing, hope this helps.

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  4. Got my one today, great looking kit, much better than the Sabre, even on very first impression.

    I did wonder about the 2 sets of main undercarriage, interesting I also was not aware of the change in length, as they say everyday is a school day.

    it is great to see that you can build a 3, 5 and 9 from the kit. From those that do not know, the leading edge wing tip lights for the 5 and 9 need a small section removed from the wing for these to be fitted, so all being well all should work out.
    One down side my kit was missing one little part, I think it is the small detail part in the inside of the exhaust, I am sure I will get a second kit so I will clone one from that one.


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  5. Thank you for the kind words, the manufacturing time is mainly as a guide for getting brass parts cast if I do not have them in stock at that point in time. However sometimes other little hiccups and or obstacles get in the way of casting and or getting the time to pack up orders. However I always like to clear orders as soon as I am able to, otherwise it causes extra confusion on my side.


  6. 6 hours ago, Charlie Hugo said:

    King Hobbies Trading South Africa is feeling excited.

    22 September at 19:34  · 

    Long Awaited !!!

    In response to our request, Kinetic Models will release a brand new 1/48 scale South African Air force Cheetah D Fighter ( KIN48081 ) on December 2021.

    It's should be landed safely here on January 2022.

    This Fighter jet only delivery to South Africa.



    Last line is interesting

    WOW Charlie that’s great news, one way or another I really need / want to get one. It seems strange that they will only be sent to SA, to my mind that would certainly limit sales, there are a LOT of us boertjies all over the world. Also I am sure there are a lot of modellers that have an interest in the SAAF and Mirage iconic variations.


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  7. Thanks for the heads up Stephen, this should be a great kit, here are most of the images from Facebook for those that are too lazy, or are too scared of Facebook 😉
    Dear all,
    Glad to announce that the designing of our Mirage IV A,P in 1/48 has been accomplished. Hope you like it.

    Your comments are wellcome as usual!

    Дорогие друзья! 
    Рады сообщить Вам о завершающей стадии проектирования 3D модели нашей новинки Mirage IV A и P версии в 1/48 масштабе! Мы постарались наиболее точно передать геометрию и детализацию данного самолета! Приятного просмотра! Комментарии приветствуются! ;)
    С ув. команда Modelsvit.

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  8. Spey Phantom intake and exhaust parts for 1/32 scale Tamiya conversion
    I have been fortunate to be involved to a small extent and now to a much larger extent on making these parts available to modellers that either have the Cutting Edge conversion or who are prepared to do a fair bit of kit bashing them selves, to produce a BRITISH PHANTOM from the Tamiya F-4J  Phantom kit.
    This project has mainly been driven by the talented modeller Anthony Galbraith, who is doing a mammoth build on Large Scale Planes, see the link here https://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?/topic/86105-raf-fg1-xv571-wild-hare-phantom-conversion/

    The next important person in the chain is the CAD designer Kerry Carlyle, who got on board as a favour to help Anthony out with some of the tricky parts and that would be impossible to design with this amount of detail by good ‘old’ modelling methods.

    The other important person who brought Anthony, Kerry and myself together is Rick Godden, so that completed the team. However as you will see on the LSP thread above there have been quite a few others guys that have chipped in with information and pictures to assist.

    At this point it has been handed to myself to see the interest and the viability of producing these sets for modellers. However as this is NOT a full complete conversion, I really feel that before I spend a lot of time settting up the optimum printing orientation, and taking firm orders, it would be beneficial to see the demand for this set. 
    Kerry has invested a lot of hours in developing and reworking the set in conjunction with Anthony, and it is to that end that Kerry would also like to see some return financially for all his hard work. He and I have now struck a deal that providing we have enough interest will firstly benefit him and secondly if the interest is sufficient I will look at adding even more parts to enable the conversion from J to K/M Phantom that little bit easier, not promising any defined time line, or what I may offer. 
    As many of you will know I was planning this conversion a few years ago, then we got promised a full kit, and although that may still happen……one day this may still work out the best way to get some of the best detailed parts for the Spey.
    Without trying to make comments on each photograph here is quite a few from my initial TEST PRINTS, and a few more lifted from the LSP BUILD tht is linked above that show the fit on the kit.
    The first picture shows what is included in the set, there is a total of 32 parts, the set will retail for £30.00 plus shipping. 
    As a guide the shipping will be as follows £3.00 for the U.K., £7.00 for Europe, and £10.00 for the rest of the world, this will be standard airmail, tracked will be extra.
    To make this a worthwhile project we require an order book of at least 20 sets.
    All of these parts will be 3D printed resin as shown in the pictures.

    The only way that I can sort and arrange a list of interested customers is through my email address at aerocraftmodels@gmail.com

    Once the poll is complete, end date for initial interest, will be till the 12th September 2021, if sufficient numbers have been attained the set will go live on my website aerocraftmodels.com and each interested party will be emailed. The first sets will be mailed out around the beginning of October.

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    C32DE975-ED71-4967-92C3-A9B5A12590F3 C2B5DF53-61E7-4DD4-8F42-A9C144F1E2CE CA144CB1-9FBD-49E2-892C-D58C3FDBE28B BA21FF0D-D2BE-41E2-A536-1D68151D6E09


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  9. I am looking forward to receiving my one tomorrow. I am really curious to see the product and what all is included in the box. I bought it because I like it but there is very little information, well that I could find, maybe I have not looked in the right places, on this thread, Hannants or on Aircraft in Miniature site as to what contents will be in the BOX. 
    I am hoping that there will be a few good decal options.

  10. 15 hours ago, One 48 said:

    Looks great work, but without being cheeky, what was wrong with Tamiya's in box front screen please?

    I just got my kit on Friday and thought it might be my first totally OOB build in years according to reviews :)


    There is nothing wrong with the screen, however from a few PHANTOM PHENATICS I was informed and requested to remove the very small slivers of frame work that are on the side panels of the canopy as these were only present on only a FEW later aircraft, and that most B airframes did not have them.

    Have a look at the link to the product and you will see. It is a fantastic kit so just enjoy it the way you want to, this is a very small detail change.

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