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  1. Next Kitty Hawk 1/48th kit (http://www.kittyhawkmodel.com/) will be... the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II (ref.KH80102). Release date: July 2012. May I've to say that I'm not really excited by this new release. After the beautiful Kitty Hawk 1/48th F-94C Starfire, I'd have preferred new quarter inch kits of aircraft like the RF-84F Thunderflash, F-101A/C Voodoo, CF-100 Canuck, F-82 Twin Mustang, B-45 Tornado, B-66 Destroyer, F2H Banshee, FH-1 Phantom, AF-2 Guardian, F9F-8 Cougar, F-11F Tiger or AJ-2 Savage etc. Source: http://www.aeroscale...=...e&sid=11598 V.P.
  2. It seems we'll have another Su-34 in 1/48 in March 2016. Info from the local dealer. Source: GreenMats.Club
  3. A close look at the Kitty Hawk's messages in a chinese forum concerning the future Mirage 2000 kit ( http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234995392-148-dassault-mirage-2000-family-by-kitty-hawk-cads-release-in-2016/ ) display, in the signature from the KH representative, a Boeing MH/AH-6 Little Bird CAD. Would be quite logical after the 1/48th AH-1Z Viper ( http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234975145-ah-1z-viper-148/ ) and UH-1Y Venom ( http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234974037-148-bell-uh-1y-venom-super-huey-by-kitty-hawk-released/ ) kits isn't it? Source: http://tieba.baidu.com/p/4260567148 V.P.
  4. Hi, I have been posting on the aircraft modelling forum here for a little while, and have never before crossed over into figure modelling... Until now! Having recently moved flat, I now have a lot less space to work on models in. As a result I have a new resolution - which is compact projects only! I have always wanted to build a Little Bird, and when I saw the Kitty Hawk kit I thought it would be ideal for my new set up. And on top of that it comes with figures! If that's not a great combination of time consuming new techniques and small space requirements I don't know what is. I have watched some tutorials on YouTube about figure painting, and looked over threads on here. And today I plunged in. I will be posting WIP on the machine in the aircraft forum, but will be needing help with these figures... So with that said - here's my work after a day on one figure... and a few questions for those far more experienced! First off - a few pack / parts shots : My plan is to build the Bird with a mixed load out of fixed weapons and troops. I know this is (as far as I can tell) not something that is done in reality - but it will offer me the most from the build : the fun of building and painting mini guns and rocket pods, as well as tackling my first ever figure painting work... With that - I selected my first figure - my nerves allayed by knowing that if it went badly there were three more left! On that note - I should also add that I am not building this as a historic aircraft / specific unit. The figures will be roughly representing modern special forces - with a mixture of gear, some camo - anything that seems fun in order to try out new tricks. Please forgive me - I do know these sorts of builds can be torture for experts to look at! The first up was primed with Citadel white rattle can. As a total novice to figures my opinion is naturally of little use, but these seem nicely detailed. And coming as one piece removes the issue of join seams. There were a small amount of mould seams I removed (mostly) with a blade. Then I started on the head... I was quite happy with how it went all things considered. As recommended by almost every source I have seen, I started with a blanked dark skin tone, then lifted out the 't-zone' as spot creams call it, and went from there. I think I need to dilute the paint more...? Any tips welcome, but while I was quite happy, it's a bit blotchy looking. I assume this is from my paint drying / not being translucent enough in each stage? Torso and legs were next. I painted all of this figure after the primer with Vallejo brushed paints using a wet palette. Bas for clothes were two slightly different tones of beige. Then I stippled on an almost white beige before painting dark brown / green lines. The flak jacket was varying tones of mixed greens, with highlights and low-lights added. After some tidying up, and some darker tones in folds, I got round to the pads / helmets. These were the easiest for me as they were closest to doing aircraft parts and clearly avoid the issues of creases and patterns. They were painted Vallejo grey-black then dry brushed with paler shades before being lightly sponged with very pale grey for scuffs. So - day one, and figure one, down - at least nearly, some tidying + weapons yet! 6 more to go (including pilots) so lots of time to improve. I have 2 questions though: 1. To me this is looking far too vivid in terms of colours. Clearly I should have remedied that along the way, but is there a smart way to mute this all NOW? I was thinking a liberal dusting with some light pigments like sand / light dirt? 2. Would a thin oil wash of dark umber on the face settle into the smaller creases well, or might it destroy the acrylic paints? Same for oil / white spirit washes in general - are these a no go with Vallejo? Many thanks for any info, tips, suggestions or criticisms! Bruce
  5. Among numerous projects, anounced or not announced, Kitty Hawk is reported to have a 1/32nd Northrop F-5E Tiger II. Mike Benolkin from Cybermodeller has even reported words from Glen "Kitty Hawk" Coleman saying that the 1/32 F-5E is coming in March barring any logistics problems... Wait and see. Sources: http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?s=5c2ff6e68ae17012c76054379ea11236&showtopic=66843&p=886701 http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?s=5c2ff6e68ae17012c76054379ea11236&showtopic=66843&p=887578 V.P.
  6. Hi Guys Please see the website for the latest new product, brass undercarriage for the 1/32 scale Kitty Hawk OV-10 A/c or D kits. http://aerocraftmodels.bigcartel.com/product/ov-10a-c-bronco-brass-undercarriage-set cheers Ali
  7. Dassault Mirage 2000 family by Kitty Hawk confirmed - 1/48th or 1/32nd? Images look like 3D scans from M2000B 5-OW n°519 preserved at Espaces Aéro Lyon Corbas - EALC http://www.ealc.fr/ & https://www.tripadvisor.fr/LocationPhotoDirectLink-g1582569-d5979211-i156131920-Ealc_Musee_de_L_aviation-Corbas_Rhone_Rhone_Alpes.html Source: http://www.greenmats.club/topic/1267-новый-mirage-от-kitty-hawk-слухи-и-догадки/ Hey Tali, your source? I mean the Chinese forum link? Updt: Thanks Tali!!: http://tieba.baidu.com/p/4260567148 V.P.
  8. Kitty Hawk is to release (in 2018?) a 1/48th Yakovlev Yak-130 "Mitten" kit - ref. KH80157 Source: https://www.facebook.com/736521713066784/photos/a.736556396396649.1073741827.736521713066784/1621283321257281/?type=3&theater Box art V.P.
  9. Kitty Hawk is preparing a 1/32nd North American T-28 Trojan family for 2015. Sources: https://www.facebook.com/736521713066784/photos/a.736557876396501.1073741828.736521713066784/811973858854902/?type=1&theater https://www.facebook.com/736521713066784/photos/a.736556396396649.1073741827.736521713066784/812667008785587/?type=1&theater V.P.
  10. I started this one just as the kit hit our shores, but as is sometimes the case with me, I got distracted by something more shiny during the last stages, so after a long sabatical I've finally summoned the courage to finish it off, which involved a little touching up of some of the paint, a complete change of load-out and fabrication of a few parts that had gone missing in the interim. She's almost OOB apart from those parts, plus the replacement box inside one of the flap bays where a 2nd APU exhaust was placed in the kit There is also a set of Paragon wheels hanging off the landing gear, as the kit parts are quite a bit over-scale in this edition. The main wheels have been shrunk down on subsequent releases, but you'll still need to reduce your nose wheel to make it look right. I decided to model it as a desert camo aircraft after a long stint of use, photos of which are available online if you look, and that's what I patterned the weathering after. If it looks over-done to you, just check out the photos, as these things were filthy! If you think it's badly done though, I'm afraid that's down to me I did intend to detail the engine to give it more realistic spaghetti around it once installed, but I'm afraid I just wanted it finished in the end, so I painted the little bits I'd already added. It was difficult to tie all the aspects of the weathering together when the kit was still in several sub-assemblies, so some things needed sorting once they were spotted, such as the re-painting of the air-brakes to the Dark Earth colour when I noticed the surrounding area during installation. Some bits I just plumb forgot about, such as the undersides of the elevators, which I just didn't weather at all... By then it was just too late, as I was taking pictures, and bound to break something off. As usual, if you had a good look over it, you'd see plenty of human error and inaccuracies, but it looks ok when you're staring at it from 3' The pics: You can skim through the WIP here if you're interested
  11. After the 1/48th kits ( GR. link & A. link ). On LSM forums, the Kitty Hawk's rep, Glen "Kagnew" Coleman, confirms the company 1/32nd SEPECAT Jaguar family project. Of interest are also the words "1/32 French projects before we get into it". To be followed. Source: http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=53067&p=617140 V.P.
  12. Source: http://www.network54.com/Forum/149674/message/1344567290/Re-+Trumpy+A3D+Skywarrior Kitty Hawk homepage: http://www.kittyhawkmodel.com/ If not 1/48th F-11F Tiger (what a pity!)... Anyone's guess. - McDonnel FH-1 Phantom - McDonnel F2H-2 and F2H-3/4 Banshee - in the pipeline - North American AJ-1/AJ-2 Savage - North American FJ-3 Fury - Douglas F3D/F10 Skyknight - Czech Model kit re-released - Grumman F9F8 Cougar - done - Vought F7U Cutlass Kitty Hawk 2016! - Grumman AF-2/3 Guardian - Special Hobby kits - Lockheed T2V Seastar Etc. I vote for the AJ-2 Savage and the F2H-3 Banshee - with AF-2W Guardian the outsider V.P.
  13. After the single-seat Su-17/22M3 &4 (link), here's the Kitty Hawk 1/48th two-seater Sukhoi Su-17/22UM-3K "Fitter -G" kit - ref. KH80147 Source: https://www.kittyhawkmodel.com/copy-of-kh80146 Box art V.P.
  14. Sukhoi Su-22M3/M4 Fitter-F (Sic) KH80146 1:48 Kitty Hawk The Su-17 and the downgraded export version dubbed the Su-22, with its NATO reporting name Fitter was derived from the earlier Su-7 as a project to improve its low speed handling, particularly during take-off and landing. It was Sukhoi's first attempt at variable geometry wings, and when it reached service was the Soviet Union's first swing-wing aircraft in service. To keep the project costs down, the centre section of the wing remained fixed, with the outer able to swing back for high-speed flight, and forward for slow. A pronounced spine was also added to the rear of the cockpit to carry additional fuel and avionics that were necessary with the advances in aviation. The first airframes reached service in the early 70s, and were soon replaced by more advanced models with the designation M3 and M4, dubbed Fitter-H and –K respectively by the Allies. The M3 was based on a larger fuselage and had additional weapons options, while the M4 was further developed and was considered to be the pinnacle of the Fitter line with a heavily upgraded avionics suite including improved targeting, navigation, and yet more weapons options, as well as improved engines. A downgraded version of the M4 was marketed as the Su-22M4, and was in production until 1990! Although the Su-17 was withdrawn from Soviet service in the late 1990s, it remained in service much longer in its Su-22 export guise, where it was used by both Iran and Iraq, Libya and Angola to name but a few, and during this time it had variable success, which likely had as much to do with pilot skill and training as the merits of the airframe. The Kit We reviewed the (then) newly tooled Su-17M3/M4 from Kitty Hawk at the beginning of this year, and it has been quite a Sukhoi 17/22 kind of a year overall, when you consider what we used to have as the best kit in this scale, so now we're spoilt for choice. The Su-17 and Su-22 are externally identical, as it is just the abilities of the airframe and avionics that had been throttled back for the export market, and a fairly large export market it was too, which resulted in some interesting schemes, as we'll see toward the end of this review. The box sports a new painting of a German airframe with wings extended for low-speed and the tail plus drop-tanks adorned with a bright yellow and black tiger-stripe. Inside the plastic is the same as for the Su-17 for the aforementioned reasons, and that it would be impossible to see the fixed shock-cone of the M4 or differences in avionics or systems at scale on a closed-up airframe. Kitty Hawk seem to have got their NATO designations a little mixed up too, as the Fitter-F was designated to an earlier export version. The M3 and M4 were actually both loosely designated K due to their similarities, although it's the usual tricksy and confusing mess of variants and sub-variants that seems to plague Soviet era development programmes. There are the same nine sprues in light grey styrene, one in clear, a small sheet of Photo-Etch (PE) brass which has been updated to depict the new boxing with no other changes, and three decal sheets, two of which contain the national markings, the smallest the stencils. The instruction booklet completes the package and omits the incorrect Fitter name, with large colourful decaling and painting guide pinned into the centre of the pages. As the styrene is the same, there is little point in taking a new set of photos (our SSDs aren't infinite!), so you'll have to put up with the old logo in the corner until we get to the markings. Unfortunately, the missing support structure at the top and bottom of the shock-cone/radome are still absent from the new boxing, but I believe there is an aftermarket option out now that will correct that, or you could break out your modelling skills and fabricate the area yourself. Construction is also identical, so there's little point in re-treading the same discussion, which you can find in the original review linked at the top of this review. As originally stated though, the surface detail of the parts is very good as you can see from the following photos. The really interesting part of the package is the more colourful foreign operators' colour schemes, which Kitty Hawk have included for your delight and edification. Markings As already mentioned, there are three decal sheets, one of which has the majority of the national markings and some of the special scheme decals. The mid-sized sheet contains the rest, as well as the instrument panel and side console decals, which are again nicely done. The smallest sheet is filled with stencils that are nice and crisp, a marked improvement on some of the older decals from this company, which I remarked on in the earlier boxing. From this box you can build one of the following: The decals have good registration, sharpness and colour density, with a thin satin carrier film cut close to the printed areas. They are separately protected in a ziplok style bag along with the PE, which is always welcome from a point of view of protection from moisture. Each sheet is also covered with a thin "greaseproof" type paper, to prevent the sheets sticking together over time. Conclusion Of course it would have been nice if the nose issue had been rectified in the interim, but the rest of the kit is detailed and well defined, so it's easy to forgive the additional work needed to correct the deficiency if it bothers you. Overall it's still a good kit, and as long as you check and adjust fit you should end up with a good representation of the export Fitter. Recommended. Review sample courtesy of and available soon from major hobby shops
  15. Not only a F2H-3/-4 "Big Banjo" - ref. KH80130 - (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234946848-148th-mcdonnell-f2h-3-4-banshee-by-kittyhawk-in-2014) but also a McDonnell F2H-2 Banshee in 1/48th by Kitty Hawk -ref. KH80131. V.P.
  16. I am doing the two together, the Su-30MKI is a ton of work so I've started the Kitty Hawk Su-35 as an easy side project (hopefully). The Su-30MKI will be Blue 01 prototype which crashed at the Paris air show. So a lot of carving and fitting the Sol Su-35 (Su-27M) canards to the Academy fuselage but the major part of beginning has been the cockpit. I have the Neomega Su-30 cockpit but the MKI is a different layout so the front and back consoles had to be remade. I tried making some resin copies of what I made with plastic card but I'm new to casting and gave up. .
  17. UH-1D update sets, seatbelts & masks 1:48 Eduard - For Kitty Hawk Kit The Kitty Hawks kit is a good one. Eduard are now along with a few update sets to detail the kit. Interior Set (49861) This set is for the interior, mainly the cockpit. There is one nickel platted coloured fret and one plain one. The colour fret is dominated buy the large instrument panel, plus the centre console and overhead panel. The brass fret contains parts for the cockpit overhead windows, inside grab handles, door gun sights, door gun feed chutes and brackets inside the rear. If wanted the instrument panel set is available as a Zoom set which contains just the coloured fret. Full Set Zoom Set Cargo Interior (48935) This set provides the rear cabin or cargo area. There is one large part for the floor area and anther for the overhead,also additional smaller parts to replace lost lost when removing the floor area in the kit. Seatbelts (FE862) This set provides a full sets of seatbelts. These are the newer Steel type. Not only are the belts provided for the pilots but the rear seats as well. In addition new parts are provided for the kit seats. Masks (EX564) This set provides all the masks for the glazing in the yellow tape. Some of the bigger and more complex curved areas will require the centre parts to be masked in addition to the masks supplied. Review samples courtesy of
  18. Source: http://www.themodellingnews.com/2014/04/guess-who-is-about-to-launch-new-f-84f.html#more Strong rumours say KittyHawk is working on a 1/32nd Republic RF-84F Thunderflash kit. Time will tell. V.P.
  19. A close look at the Kitty Hawk's messages in a chinese forum concerning the future Mirage 2000 kit ( link ) display, in the signature from the KH representative, a Bell UH-1 Huey CAD. Would be quite logical after the 1/48th AH-1Z Viper ( link ) and UH-1Y Venom ( link ) kits isn't it? Source: http://tieba.baidu.com/p/4260567148 V.P.
  20. After the Su-34 "Fullback" (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234996669-kitty-hawk-su-34-148-render-march/), Kitty Hawk is to release a 1/48th Sukhoi Su-35 "Flanker-E" kit - ref. KH80142 Source: http://www.kittyhawkmodel.com/copy-of-kh80141 Looks like a weapons box with a Sukhoi a/c as bonus V.P.
  21. Super Seasprite sets & masks 1:48 Eduard - For Kitty Hawk Kit The Kitty Hawk Superseasprite has been out for a short time now and Eduard are now along with a few update sets to detail the kit. Interior Set (49834) This set though not marked is for the interior. There is one nickel platted coloured fret and one plain one. The colour fret is dominated buy the large two part instrument panel, centre console and overhead console. Also on this fret is a control box for the dash and other cockpit fittings such as levers. The brass fret contains sides & tops for the seats, a new floor pan, pedals, and the bulkhead through to the main cabin. If wanted the interior set is available as a Zoom set which contains just the coloured fret. Full Set Zoom Set Seatbelts (FE837) This set provides two full sets of seatbelts for the pilots seats. These are the newer Steel type. Cargo Interior (49847) This set is for the rear of the helo. There is one nickel platted coloured fret and one plain one. The coloured fret provides a full set of seatbelts for the rear seat, also the instrument panels for the rear. A prominent feature is the red webbing seats for the rear compartment, and the cargo net for the rear bulkhead. Some rod will be required to make the webbing seats. The brass fret has the rear cabin floor, side for the rear seat, and all the equipment racks. Masks (EX554) This set provides all the masks for the wheels and glazing in the yellow tape. Review samples courtesy of
  22. galfa

    1:48 Kitty Hawk Su-34

    Now we have too quarter scale Su-34:
  23. After the Super Etendard (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234993552-148-amd-ba-super-etendard-by-kitty-hawk-box-artcads-release-1q2016/) it seems that Kitty Hawk is also working on a 1/48th AMD-BA Etendard IVM/P kit. To be followed. Thanks Laurent (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234993552-148-amd-ba-super-etendard-by-kitty-hawk-box-artcads-release-1q2016/?p=2230674)! V.P.
  24. Greetings fellow bm'ers! The new 1/48 Kitty Hawk Su-17 and Etendard IV will be arriving in the UK in the next week or so. So we would like to know is there any genuine interest in this kits and would anyone like either of them with a discount of more than 10% off UK RRP? Also the question stands for the Kinetic single and 2 seat Mirage 2000 kits which are available again? The reason I ask is that we had 4 requests for the Kinetic Sea Harrier FRS 1, so we got some in a few weeks ago and they are still sat on the shelves with no interest in them at all. thanks Mike
  25. KittyHawk is to release in 2014 its first three 1/72nd aircraft kits. The subject will be the Lockheed-Martin F-35A/B & C Lightning II - ref. KH16101, KH16102 & KH16103. Source: http://s406.photobucket.com/user/KAGNEW-71-73/library?view=recent#/user/KAGNEW-71-73/library/?view=recent&page=1&_suid=1389484782947017453412055238093 The 1/72nd Lightning II kits released or on approach... - F-35A : Italeri, Academy, Hasegawa, KittyHawk - F-35B : Fujimi, KittyHawk - F-35C : Orange Hobby, KittyHawk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ KH16101 - LM F-35B Lightning II - Marine Corps short-take off and vertical-landing (STOVL) KH16102 - LM F-35A Lightning II - conventional take off and landing (CTOL) KH16102 - LM F-35C Lightning II - Navy Version carrier-based CATOBAR (CV) V.P.