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GeejeeZ

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  1. Hm. Still not tempted to buy anything from EE. Do hope though that Authentic Airliners will re-release their 188. Nowadays it will probably be the less expensive alternative!
  2. My thoughts exactly Jon! The release policy of some model manufacturers has an astonishing similarity to my style of modelling: I start a new kit almost every week but most of them still have to be finished... Gertjan
  3. Shoot! I pre ordered one at Aviation Megastore and just noticed that they expect the kit mid october...
  4. Exactly. One can also find a TopGun 1:48 Bell Long Ranger on Scalemates that never saw the light of day.
  5. Sorry for the late reply, but Braz also did a 1/144 ATL conversion for the Minicraft DC-4.
  6. Nice!!! I see some alterations compared to the earlier Attack Squadron version. I don't think we will ever see the release of a Bell 407, so this is as close as it will get. I experimented on the Attack Squadron kit; sprayed it red, brush painted the window surfaces (beautifully scribed on the kit!) black and when I look at it from some distance with squinted eyes, it's a civil 407 to me!
  7. Magnificent build! Especially on this kit, which imho is a pain to build. Mine didn't turn out half as nice. Congratulations!
  8. ...And a Robinson 22 to top it all off... Man I am already too shortsighted to spot a 1/72 Piper Cub!
  9. Sweet memories!! The sketchy art work on that Heller series really was something. I guess the new KP version still has the tiny moulded lines that helped the young modeller paint the scheme as pictured on the Heller kit!
  10. GeejeeZ

    'Civil' Mi-17

    That would be a nice subject 621Andy! There are square window conversions in 1:72 but I have not heard of conversion kits in 1:35...
  11. Apologies for the late reply, but had some catching up to do on the forum. Absolutely fantastic news, this Dreammodel kit!! The S61N (and -L) has always been one of my favorite helicopters. I have built two of the Whirlybird kits, the early ones that went together with Revell parts, and also their Norwegian Sea King. I had just planned to buy a new Whirlybird S-61- kit (via AMS in the Netherlands) but am still not good at modelling resin, so very happy with -at last- an injection kit. I have built more than a handful of the Dreammodel Dauphins, and they went together nice and fast.
  12. Interesting Jan! I for one would welcome 1/200 airliner kits! I have always built Hasegawa 1/200 airliners, and Hasegawa appears to be losing interest (or money?) in this subject. Gertjan
  13. I have built quite a few of the good old Revell JetRangers, and replaced the low skid landing gear by a high skid gear made and sold by Heli-scale-quality, a German business specialised in RC helicopters but that also print seperate parts. I have no connection with them besides being a satisfied customer btw. Could it be you mean the 1/48 OH-58A/ 206 kit, re released by Italeri as OH-58A, originally by ESCI? This one is to be re released by Italeri as JetRanger, but has been on the Italeri to-be-released-list for several years by now...
  14. Well that would first imply that you can actually build an S-76 from the kit... - Please stop reading if you're expecting a positive note - The BroPlan S-76 kit is definitely not for the faint hearted (and you've guessed it: I have just found out I'm one of those…). The injection moulded parts (interior, landing gear and rotor) imho are of exceptional poor quality and as good as useless: it's better (and possible) to make these yourself from plastic card and rods. Decals (contrary to what the aviationmegastore website says) are minimal and useless too: faded colours. Which leaves the (quite rudely shaped) vac form fuselage halves. These are moulded in white plastic, which seems quite strange to me: transparent plastic would have made masking of windows possible, leaving those typical streamlined S-76 fuselage lines intact. Now one has to cut holes in the fuselage and fiddle in windows: hopeless hassle if you ask me... Anyway: this one will spend its days gathering dust on my stash I'm affraid..
  15. Why? It definitely looks better than what I produce and then consider one of my better builds...
  16. Thanks Homebee. Wow! Definitely far too much work for me, but I would love to see other modellers do their magic with this kit!
  17. I definitely hope so! I do welcome less known modelling subjects. Being a modeller of (mainly civil) helicopter models, it frustrates me to see the more commonly used real life helicopter models being neglected by model manufacturers.
  18. Man, what a waste. And after having sold one or two of these kits, everyone will be repeating each other stating that helicopter kits just don't sell...
  19. Same here! And for that price, screwing up on the build is not an option...
  20. They do several of them, every few months they release a new type: https://www.scalemates.com/kits/dreammodel-dm720001-as365n2-z-9a-dolphin-2-helicopter--1255646 https://www.scalemates.com/kits/dreammodel-dm-720003-hh-65a-b-dolphin--1070106 https://www.scalemates.com/kits/dreammodel-dm-720004-pla-navy-asw-helicopter--1127361 https://www.scalemates.com/kits/dreammodel-dm-720005-hh-mh-65c-d-dolphin--1170937 https://www.scalemates.com/kits/dreammodel-dm-720008-as-565-panther--1170936 and the two I mentioned in my earlier post. At last after all these Lynxes, Hueys, Mi-xxs, Cobras en Black Hawks a subject that can be built into civil types, so I am having a great time building several of them! HTH
  21. Besides the Z-9WA () I have the different DreamModel Dauphins. Every type has type specific transparent window types, PE and resin parts included. I expected the fuselage parts (one mould with two sides and the cockpit roof) to be identical for every kit type, but to my surprise the Z-9J Dolphin (https://www.scalemates.com/kits/dreammodel-dm720009-z-9dj-dolphin--1190381) has slightly altered fuselage halves (nose) and a different cockpit roof part. Afaik there are two DreamModel Z-9 types: the one as mentioned above and the Z-9WA (https://www.scalemates.com/kits/dreammodel-dm-720002-pla-army-z-9wa--1070105). If you refer to the latter, I would guess that the transparent parts are different, the Z-9WA having less passenger windows. Just out of curiosity: why not just buy a DreamModel Dauphin? The kit has a nice price.
  22. Thank you Jan, now that is good news! The surface detail of the resin is astonishing and the overall shape perfect. I built this kit into a civil Bell 407, and that worked out nicely. I would really love to make some more. Thanks again, best regards! Gertjan
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