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  1. Same here! I remember a reply from mr Evans of the late Whirlybirds who stated that for a small company like Whirlybirds starting up the design of an AW139 kit was too risky when there's still a chance that the 139 would be realeased by a big manufacturer like Revell or Italeri. In the current modelling market I would guess that this risk is no longer there with Italeri nor Revell venturing into new helicopter kits. I would (love to) put my money on DreamModel, having released a very nice Dauphin and other helicopter kits, and planning to release the S-61N.
  2. https://www.scalemates.com/kits/lift-here-models-lhm022-turbo-beaver--1122812
  3. Best results I had were with Experts-Choice Clear Decal Film. AMS in the Netherlands used to have these in stock until recently, and I cannot get a hold of them now unfortunately. Second best to me is Testors Decal Paper, which has also better availability here in the Netherlands. Too bad Testors comes in smaller page size, A5. After years of experimenting I still keep searching for the best results and you don't want to know the loads of failed attempts I had and which costed me loads of decal paper. It struck me more than once that print quality can differ considerably between two consecutive prints, while using the same paper and printer settings. This is what makes printing my own decals a sometimes rewarding but often frustrating (and expensive!) part of the hobby. Hope to find more advice here!
  4. My thoughts exactly. 1:35 is close to ridiculous. I'm in the Netherlands. If more than two people here would buy this kit, we would have to invade Belgium to find the space to display them.
  5. That was my first thought too when I read Zell!
  6. Nice, one more obstacle out of the way for DreamModel to release their S.61-N.
  7. Funny: this comes as no surprise. I have wondered for years how on earth Revell could maintain their low prices. Italeri prices went through the roof, and EE gets close to theft (I know: people still buy them...), so pricewise there still is no reason for me not to buy Revell kits. I am dissapointed though at the lack of Revell new releases.
  8. 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!
  9. 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
  10. Shoot! I pre ordered one at Aviation Megastore and just noticed that they expect the kit mid october...
  11. Exactly. One can also find a TopGun 1:48 Bell Long Ranger on Scalemates that never saw the light of day.
  12. Sorry for the late reply, but Braz also did a 1/144 ATL conversion for the Minicraft DC-4.
  13. 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!
  14. Magnificent build! Especially on this kit, which imho is a pain to build. Mine didn't turn out half as nice. Congratulations!
  15. ...And a Robinson 22 to top it all off... Man I am already too shortsighted to spot a 1/72 Piper Cub!
  16. 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!
  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...
  18. 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.
  19. 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
  20. 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...
  21. 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..
  22. Why? It definitely looks better than what I produce and then consider one of my better builds...
  23. Thanks Homebee. Wow! Definitely far too much work for me, but I would love to see other modellers do their magic with this kit!
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