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  1. I disagree, other than the twist which many didn't notice for over a decade, what is wrong that it is "no good offer?" Having the same references Monogram used (photos from Piotr Butowski, others not named, video provided of a defecting Sandinista Mi-25 which landed in Honduras), I can state that the designers made this kit very close to what they had provided to them. Adding a twist is not easy but it isn't impossible either. Regards,
  2. I have every Hind kit mentioned. 72nd scale: Italeri (and Revell rebox) Hasegawa (all three variants) Hobby Boss Zvezda - only one with the twist. I agree with all stated, Zvezda's is definitely the best of the bunch. 48th scale: Trumpeter (Mini-Hobby) - Not as nice as the original Monogram release they copied. Monogram (also in Revell boxing) - Most accurate for a long time since it was developed until the Zvezda kit. Based on close up photographs and video provided to the company to produce the kit. It does lack the twist. 35th scale: Trumpeter - Nice kit Regards,
  3. OK, I see they were published here back in June but no notification was sent to me so I can submit more sets from the Terabytes I have taken and scanned over the decades... Regards,
  4. That is so nice! I may need to pick up the kit, if I can find it, along with the decals for this one (before the French modified it): Regards,
  5. White 154 is a YaK-52 while White 64 is a CJ-5. Did you get to take any photographs of the A-20 Boston/Havoc undergoing restoration in Geneseo? Regards,
  6. If the model is indeed overscale, it would mean that all my existing decals (including the inScale 48 Finnish shark mouth scheme) will be noticeably too small (national markings for example). Regards,
  7. Really? None of the reviewers mentioned it? "One will note that, other than a driver's seat and some vertical bulkheads, there is no interior. The driver's rear bulkhead should be at an angle matching the bolt pattern seen on the sides of the hull." From my review dated September 18, 2011. No, no plans at the moment from them. They are working on their second STZ-5 tractor as their next release. I spoke to the owner last week. Regards,
  8. It is amazing how much detail you've added. This scale really allows for that! Regards,
  9. My thoughts exactly! Guess which scheme interests me? Regards,
  10. Strange J-15 use... V.P. Is that a marital aid next to the kit? Regards,
  11. As long as the money is spent on research (for defense or otherwise) I don't find it sad at all. Regards,
  12. You didn't misread but it has no bearing on the news. The third OTV was launched from Cape Canaveral, FL on December 11th of 2012: http://www.af.mil/News/ArticleDisplay/tabid/223/Article/109994/air-force-launches-3rd-x-37b-orbital-test-vehicle.aspx This followed the 469 day orbit of the second launch I quoted above. As of today, April 2nd, 2014, the OTV is now in orbit for 477 days. Regards,
  13. I don't think it is broken as the news is merely announcing it has broken the previous record of 469 days set on the second flight whic lasted from March 5th, 2011, until 05:48 June 16th, 2012, The first flight was only 225 days, Regards,
  14. Aside from AER (with which you have done wonders) there is the Cooperativa release, a Japanese garage resin kit (for which ModelKasten released non-articulating tracks in their K series) and Arsenal Ace resin & white metal kit. Regards,
  15. Well, I would also have preferred to have the Tomcat schemes in the box instead of the faux Harvards so no one would complain (wait, they probably would anyway), that the kit doesn't include the different rear canopy. So, neither of us got 100% of what we wanted. Having the decals in hand, I still state that I prefer the weapons sprues as these decals would be replaced (even the stencils). A replacement decal sheet is far more likely, affordable, and easier to get than weapon sprues specific to the Tomcat. Regards
  16. The rivets are all recessed. Only a few examlpes, such as on the gun pods and a fuselage access panel, are raised. Regards,
  17. Only a few such as on the MG pods and the access panel on the fuselage side. The raised fasteners are visible on the engine cowling and the panel in front of the windscreen. Regards,
  18. You didn't miss something. I prefer to have the weapons included in the kit than have to find them once the Zotz decals comes out. Zotz' decals were sent many photographs of French and Portuguese Texans/Tomcats and they responded that they will include these schemes in their release. By the way, those specific French weapons were also used by the Portuguese and Katangan T-6. Yes, it does. I did take photographs but they're not posted here. The trunnions should be further outboard. However, the detail is not as bad as some expected. Regards,
  19. Simply, a wonderful build! Even though I know of no Zero with a sharkmouth scheme, I am so glad I took the time to look as I have been inspired! Actually, I bought Tamiya's 1/48th scale Zero as an investment (my way of voting with my wallet to show I appreciate when they downscale they stupendous large scale releases). Now, I may have to build it someday! Regards,
  20. I quote for the click2detail exhaust nozzles. These are 3D printed parts (the long-feathered nozzles are offered as well), that means:BOTH burner cans, incl. outer, inner feather-rings (with actuators), the middle junktion, the aft flat-wall burner pipe and the forward wave-structured burner pipe WITH the flame-holder-rings (dome -correct- in flight-direction!) . . . comes as ONE PART. Hi Andreas88, have you tried these on the kit? I saw them on Click2Detail but did not order them yet. Regards,
  21. Thanks Bob! The link worked too. Regards,
  22. Excellent news for me, no need to rescribe then. Regards,
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