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Uncle Dick

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  1. Exactly why Airunfixed have skipped on a full ordnance load - so that one can show off the bomb bay roof in all its Lego glory!
  2. Blimey how many Airfix suggestion topics do we continue to have! I think we should have the Mods open a permanent Airfix Suggestions Thread and notify AIRFIX at the same time 1/72 Westland Wasp is my number 1 choice
  3. Not sure which box art ICM will release for the RBF release, there is the above box art and the below box art from their site?
  4. I like the FOD cover for the Mig-21 - but, they do not show whether the cone is hollow to fit over the nose intake cone or whether you have to omit the nose cone intake when building the kit itself to fit the FOD? As it is resin I somehow doubt it will be hollow to slip over the kit nose intake cone itself, but I hope I am wrong...
  5. The kit has now been released, I would advise ordering direct from CLEARPROP at 10.50 EUR each + shipping + 5% paypal fee, I think it will still work out cheaper than anywhere else! Hobby Link Japan for example has it listed at 22.32 EUR for June release Hannants does not have it listed yet
  6. I have made only 2 requests over the years to Airfix by email to make the following kist in 1/72 Westland Commando HC.4 and; Westland Wasp they made the Commando at least - that is a 50% rating!
  7. There's just no pleasing Uncle Dick when it comes to ordnance loads in new tool Airfix kits - (except the WWII RAF Bomber re-supply set which Uncle Dick rates a 7 out of 10) If the sprues are correct - looks like not even a half bottom attempt on the armament; only 2 x 1,000lb bombs and 2 rocket pods - that is pathetic! This image from the RAFG BUC topic shows what could have been done - with the new tool Airfix Buc you cannot fill the bomb bay, even their old tool Buc had 3 separate sprues of ordnance! OLD TOOL ORDNANCE SPRUES BELOW
  8. The translation of the Hasegawa description (Japanese to English) regarding the F-35B with gun pod and underwing hard points from https://www.1999.co.jp - July release
  9. Could not resist sharing this recent image - what a formation! Image courtesy Danish airforce via https://twitter.com/CombatAir
  10. I like the Hasegawa box art of their 1/72 ICM RBT re-pop (Much more striking than the ICM box tops) the only thing that puts me off is the price hike over the ICM kit and the prospect of the Hasegawa yellowing decals which can ruin your day! Otherwise looks very nice!
  11. Hasegawa have released their June and July 2019 newsletters http://www.hasegawa-model.co.jp/month/201906/ http://www.hasegawa-model.co.jp/month/201907/ I hope the extra parts in the 1/72 F-35B are plastic especially the external hard points & gun pod The 1/72 A-10 UAV have not seen this before - is this a what if?
  12. Thats done it - only one seated pilot or are there two sets of the pilot sprue? Don't tell me the Russians are copying the future American plans of flying twin seat F-15 "arsenal jets" solo! I like the box art on this one
  13. First look at the sprues - confirmed no wing slats! no air brakes open option, no fancy flaps, (no wing spoilers either for that matter), no tail wing moveable option with correct see through slot... wing join to fuselage looks a touch curvy to my eye - Crikey we are hard to please...! Time for Eduard to do their magic to the Scooter as given up on Fujimi re-releasing theirs... Source: Hobbyboss
  14. If like me you could not swallow the price of their Royal Class release last year for only 2 kits in the box with all the bells and whistles then you might wish to take a look at Hannants as they finally have it at a considerable discount - still not cheap but a lot more palatable!
  15. Thanks Finn, much appreciated for clearing that up!
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