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  1. gavingav

    Dora Wings catalog 2019 - programme

    The Bloch's are most welcome, french aircraft are criminally under represented in scale form .
  2. It's the old catch 22 situation, sales fall so you raise prices to maintain cash flow from the smaller market but the price rise deters more potential buyers, so more price rises are needed so price spirals out of control, i used to buy every airfix release before their price rises but now i rarely buy airfix because i can get much higher end kits for the same price, i really do think some of these companies are really slowly suffocating themselves by introducing unrealistic price rises but not increasing quality or continuing to release low quality items at the new inflated price .
  3. gavingav

    is a 1:48 beaufort coming out ?

    If printscale made a nice decal sheet it would be a first, i have used 3 of their sheets none have worked, first one broke up on contact with water and the other two were so thick i cut them up and used the decal to represent armoured panels on a fw-190 .
  4. gavingav

    Italeri IT2792 Spitfire Mk.I 1:48

    Tamiya do rebox italeri kits for the Japanese market on a regular basis so the companies do have an existing relationship, it would re interesting to see if tamiya would allow kits from a obsolete mold to be marketed in europe under the Italeri brand
  5. http://www.themodellingnews.com/2019/01/50-years-and-whats-coming-this-year-in.html#more
  6. gavingav

    Airfix for 2019

    Those prices just killed a lot of Ebay sales, £11.99 with a brand new usable decal sheet and spares part support rather than £25-£30 with a promise of "looks complete but no returns" .
  7. New tool buccanear kits are like buses, none for ages then two come at once .
  8. i would imagine the determining factor of when a kit is released on a older tool kit is when the time can be booked to run the molds on the injecting machine, remember they have many tools to inject also .
  9. gavingav

    Do 17Z-2 WWII Finnish Bomber - 1:72

    i have built two airfix do 17's and the icm do 17z-10 and it is a very hard toss up to call a winner, icm offer much more variants so they have that going for them , the airfix engines are slightly better in that the engine support harness is more accurate- i don't know what icm were thinking on that point but it is not a deal breaker .
  10. gavingav

    Revell 2019 releases

    my mistake, but they are still under new ownership and that transition can take some time .
  11. gavingav

    Revell 2019 releases

    a disappointing new release list for 2019 but we must remember that revell was only saved from closure 6 month ago so a slow year is probably to be expected until the new owners gets a grip of the situation, we may see the addition of some more new tool stuff at the Nuremberg model show or later in the year but still the return of the 48th Phantom and the 32nd harrier has saved us from ebay scalpers and the shackleton mr.3 to modern standards is most welcome -- i give revell a B+ .
  12. gavingav

    Trumpeter catalog 2019-2020 - programme

    I suppose tanks offer the best profit margin overall, with something like the t-72 you can make 1 basic chassis tooling then offer all the different turret and armour variations to squeeze out many version from 1 basic tooling, much harder to do with tanks and ships , the strange thing with the tanks is despite making numerous versions from the same tooling tanks seem to be the least competitively priced, you would think they would be a little cheaper because of the same root tooling for many different kits .
  13. Sorry about missing that point and if my response seemed snarky it was not meant to be, I think in 2019 the monogram A-26 con certainly be improved upon, just the engraved panel lines alone will be a vast improvement, The a-26 was a real shame in 1993 it was anachronistic on release as most other model companies had stopped using raised details and just a year or two later monogram would start releasing much higher quality kits like the catalina, ju 52, he 111, me 410, me 110 and do 217 .
  14. 1....2.........3....... But a monogram/revell a-26 dont make no money for ICM !!
  15. gavingav


    Weird isn't it that they have not produced a sheet, they have the artwork from the 48th sheets they produced and the mk.8 pieces were already in the box from the initial release of the kits .