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    As far as models are concerned , mainly into 1/72nd scale aircraft across all eras except modern . Side interest is 1/72 nd scale artillery kits .

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  1. Resin and injection are not the same and never priced in same bandwidth . Resin manufacturers like SBS model or chorozy modelbud are all very very pricey kits in 72nd scale ; even in armor , 72nd resin kits cost same or higher than 35th. I was just going through the brassica 72nd resin catalogue and the Tatra trucks are between 40-60 euro . Even Arma hobby when they made resin kits were priced very very high ; their injection kits are amongst the cheapest and most modern in market today. They transitioned from resin to styrene only 3 years back. Kora's own injection molded kits cost 20-25 eur
  2. I think you hits the bullseye with lublin r XIII . I certainly recall either Arma or IBG saying they will tool this type about an year back . Now I cannot recall which one of them said(I suspect IBG but not sure) that but I hope one of them delivers it - it is an attractive airplane.
  3. FINALLYYYYYYYYYYY I always expected trumpeter or modelsvit to fill this gaping hole but clearpop model is evidently on a mission plugging gaps . Will be pricey no doubt but will make an exception for this one . This model is a dream weathering project. Won't surprise me if they deliver a Mig-23 next , we have no quality model of that type either except that hideously difficult RV kit .
  4. Half my stack is niche models as I have a natural affinity for anything exotic . So I am familiar with the special rates a niche obscure model will command like say the recent Dora wings 72nd scale Sm.55 for 45$ . Another gem in my collection is the now out of product Fly 1/72nd scale caprioni 101 that I got for a mere 20 . Even today , it goes for 30 on ebay . The valom Dh.91 Albatross is a 40$ kit , 4 engined and exotic airliner and still priced within range of other 4 engined 72nd scale kits. So when I see this company BAT project trying to sell a 72nd scale heinkel biplane for 40
  5. I have backed up my initial point comparing their pricing(of the two kits that are available from them) with other niche brands tooling equally obscure subjects so no , I don't believe I need to tone down anything and fully stand by the remark that they are atrociously costly and completely out of touch with market . Criticism is a cornerstone of free market. Many manufacturers have in past interacted or observed threads here. I hope BAT does the same too . By pointing out their rates and comparing them with other manufacturers , I don't believe I trespassed any lines of forum decency to
  6. The p-51b/c is an open goal - we just need a top producer to tap the ball in . It is prolly the most wished model here on rumourmonger . Fingers crossed.
  7. The dora wing kit I have but then it is gem par comparison - there is no substitute for such a gorgeous airplane . But Heinkel 114 ? it is just another average biplane , there are tens of other floatplanes which look similar and costs a quarter of it . How could BAT ever think they will sell it for 40euro I will never know. The ICM Heinkel 51 floatplane biplane is 6$ . Go figure . But you make a good point here regarding Ukranian manufacturers . Add Clearprop model to the list - all their 72nd scale kits of single engine japanese fighters so far cost upwards 30USD. But they at least dis
  8. To me , the Caprioni 101 by Fly or the Fokker T.V by valom are just as rare and esoteric which will likely sell very limited figures - both models retail for sub 30 euro . I personally got the Caprioni for 20 from Jadarhobby(that is the official FLY price ) before rarity increased the price a bit on ebay. The Bat Project Heinkel 114 costs atleast 40 euro if not more. That is their own prescribed price . It is a single engine biplane and yet commands a price higher than a Hasegawa B-24 . Let me quote the price of some single engine biplane prices from other short run manufacturer - Rode
  9. Yes their kits are styrene but they charge 50 euro for a 72nd scale kit single engine biplane kit so go figure how much they will charge for this ... An atrociously costly brand that is either out of touch with the going market rate or doesn't gives a damn.
  10. Have no idea ; and it is an excellent model already - it is their first 72nd scale kit that came with locator pins and adheres to long run molding standards . I have the kit and just checked it and it is difficult to understand why they would retool it . Maybe they mean a rebox and the 100% new tool thing refers to the existing tool only though the question begs why an existing tool will be listed along with new releases
  11. No surprise , never pre ordered a kit myself but when someone offers two full kits for the price of one( and at less than 15 euro , it is already very competitive ) , it is difficult to say no. The way Arma hobby is going , they are emerging as one of the top 3 Eastern European brands alongside Eduard at first position and then ICM . There is marked improvement with every passing kit and they have come a long way since their Iskra kit both in terms of reducing the cost of kits and improving molding quality(especially panel line depth and width - their hurricane kit is better molded than a
  12. It will take a revolution to better tamiya in 32nd scale . Merely repeating the existing formula won't do it because they cannot be bettered under existing rules except being beaten on price (revell mustang for example ) . We are talking about things like raised rivets (as is the case in real aircraft ) and such - Wingnut wings , though catering to a different genre , is an example of that trying molding techniques that are often an industry first. Even in my primary scale , 72nd , I am yet to see a company that delivers absolutely quality like tamiya does. The closest brand to it in this scal
  13. The only thing they are hoping to beat Tamiya at must be the pricing . Otherwise the question begs - why !
  14. In my case , the trumpeter tool was so tight that the wheel wouldn't even rotate. So I thinned the plastic inside to the point it is rotating freely but I simply cannot keep a straight line with it even after using guide tape . The SBS one is going straight atleast. I like your directions btw - etch the plastic lightly and then deepen them with a pin . The tools are so expensive (And almost always out of stock) that no point ruining it .
  15. Thanks folks for the responses ... the current tool that I have is just too fine to give any result but I tried something else - I picked up a pre painted model and then riveted it and then washed it with black water color and found the result quite nice. Intend to try it on a full fledged build and hopefully it goes all well.
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