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Jan Polc

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About Jan Polc

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  1. Jan Polc

    KP/AZ central discussion, questions & answers

    Dutchplane - it is reasonable question. But, it is not so easy as you think. Just to explain - I can tell you in Telford "Yes, we will do Me 262 the next year. And even we are working on it. Then we can realize that Airfix will release it. So we have to decide if we will release it or not. This kind of war is not good for both sides. So even if I told you Me 262 is in the pipeline, we postpone it. And, this will cause also Cessnas. Because Me 262 had to bring us some cashflow we can make civilian aircraft with much more lower cashflow expectations. But 262 cash is not coming. So, it is postponed also and we have to do " Plan B". It is a complex. Everything connected with everything. AZ as a small company has to have big manouverability, believe me. I am not personally a friend of announcing news which are a little bit far, but we have to do it. We have to inform our distributors and end customers to influence their purchase plans.... Etc. Etc. Come to our stand in Telford this year and we can discuss it personally, you know you will get answer to all your questions.
  2. Jan Polc

    KP/AZ central discussion, questions & answers

    Gentlemen, kit release planning is a complex question. It is affected by many factors. Among them - Market needs and capacity, it is a case of Miles Master f. i. There were more serious projects fulfilling the market needs. Cashflow, it is a question of Cessna family. After the sales figures of Piper Cub KP/AZ decided to postpone another civilian high-wing aircraft. Technological problems, it is a case of P-47B or Bf 109G-12. How to make canopy for G-12 was a problem KP/AZ was working on for moreless year. Competition, it is a case of Arado 96. Everybody knows SH released the same kit and there is no room on the market. "Too much Spitfires", when some companies release the same type even in various versions it is not so fine to release one more. It is a case of Spitfire Vc. And in the end, Capacity, KP/AZ team is very small, some ten people in total, including freelancers. So, time to time is necessary to switch to the project which is not so much time consuming to keep cashflow and other economical aspects on reasonable level. Working on the new kit looks a little bit another way then to tell ourselves " This we will release this week..." I hope that my answer explained the complex of kit production.
  3. Jan Polc

    KP/AZ central discussion, questions & answers

    What you think happened Marko? I think that they work on it. Kit is not a question of one week, you know...
  4. Jan Polc

    KP/AZ central discussion, questions & answers

    Gentlemen, I have taken spy pictures during my visit in KP/AZ..... New 109G-12 sprue - and lang awaited 109G-10 ERLA is here. It is for the first time in any scale ERLA with correct nose shape... Sorry for the quality of pictures, I have used my chinese mobile phone...
  5. Jan Polc

    KP/AZ central discussion, questions & answers

    Hi Michael, I know about that horrible mistake. Unfortunately nobody fluent in English (or Czenglish) was present when box was made. It is printed already. I hope that this mistake will not affect the sprues.... When reprinted, we will correct it. "Swept wing" version is not planned. It is thanks to the fact that KP have opportunity to buy moulds from SMER and there was no plan to design the whole kit. When looking for references, do not forget excellent Warpaint book.
  6. Jan Polc

    KP/AZ central discussion, questions & answers

    KP did ilyushins specially for you John.... Stay tuned, La-5 razorback and La-5F coming in September. Bf 109G-12 and G-10/Erla planned for Mosonmagyarovar show at the end of April.
  7. Jan Polc

    KP/AZ central discussion, questions & answers

    Hi John, nice to hear from you after a long time. These Ilyushins are based on SMER kit, which is very accurate. KP designed new fuselage and three types of canopy. The kit allows you to build early twoseater with narrow wing.
  8. Jan Polc

    KP/AZ central discussion, questions & answers

    According to my info AZ will release two more boxings of CR-32 and these two will cover Regia Aeronautica and Spanish Civil War
  9. Jan Polc

    KP/AZ central discussion, questions & answers

    Dear gentlemen, we are close to big show in Hungary - Mosonmagyarovar Kit Show 2019. One of the new kits prepared for this show is Fiat CR - 32 in two boxes - Hungarian and International. Camouflage schemes for International -
  10. With majority of kits divide by five.
  11. Jan Polc

    KP/AZ central discussion, questions & answers

    La-5/5F are new moulds, usin some parts from 5FN released in 2015. New wings, new fuselages and other parts. Ilyushin is in 1/72nd scale, I have seen the camouflages chosen into boxes, very nice. F7F Tigercat - I was asking Petr and he told me that KP/AZ is not able to release it this year.
  12. Jan Polc

    KP/AZ central discussion, questions & answers

    Upnorth - hard to say. I think that more realistic is Telford show.
  13. Jan Polc

    KP/AZ central discussion, questions & answers

    Hi to all, I am very sorry for a long silent period from my side. Maybe you have noticed that I am very busy on another place and my cooperation with KP/AZ is on much lower level than it was. As I know - to the news - AZ is now very close to release Bf 109G-10 Erla kit, also Bf 109G-12 trainer, both are ready and producer is waiting for boxes and decals, April let us say. La-5 and La-5F are in mould making factory now, KP is expecting it in September. Cessna Bobcat - I am afraid there is no release date defined now. SF-260 - 3D is ready, later this year, if everything is going OK. Mohawk - no release date today, not in schedule for 2019 Kingfisher - practically ready for mould making. Second half of the year. Cessna 150/180 - October. KP is working on Ilyushin IL-2 early twoseater now, version with narrow wing, the second type is MiG-19, the first is the 19S version, kit in HQT quality. Also Sukhoi Su-7U Moujik is on the way, kit in 1/48 scale. AZ - very close to one 1/48 kit, I can not write more about it, then 1/72 Piper Pawnee. And one new Luftwaffe 46 kit and one very nice British what if type. In the second half of the year there is a plan to release some kits based on Heller plastics.
  14. Jan Polc

    AZ Bf 109 Joy Packs (3 in 1)

    To Vlad - I am not sure what is the correct content of 7704. Anyway if you need some parts to build your desired 109, just send me e-mail to marketing@kovozavody.cz and I am sure we can solve it. More joypacks - I think F is real later this year, K for sure not.
  15. Jan Polc

    KP/AZ central discussion, questions & answers

    To upnorth - it is very pity that I have to say yes, it is 21st century short run kit. Thanks to more and more EU restrictions we are facing to the lower and lower quality of materials used for mould making. The quality of short runs some five years back is hard to reach today... We are trying to find the way now how to improve it again... When reacting, please do not mix HQT or galvano kits with the short runs.