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A 1/48th Saab 105/Sk.60! :yahoo:

More infos here: http://www.ipmsstock...=1172&hilit=105

announced by a new US model company, Pilot Replicas: http://www.pilot-replicas.com

Source: http://www.cybermode..._replicas.shtml

 

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Coming Soon from Pilot Replicas

The first kit from Pilot Replicas (100% USA made kits) will be released within a couple of months. The first kit in a series of 6 different boxes will be a the nice SAAB 105 attack and trainer. This kit will be followed by Dassault Mirage III in various versions, like V and Kfir. All kits will be released in 1/48 scale to start.

For more information, see: http://www.pilot-replicas.com

 

This is the third reported Mirage IIIE/5 family and derivatives project in 1/48th after those already in quick progress from High Planes/PJ Production and MustHave. And don't forget the new tool Kfir from a Chinese undetermined source announced on ARC forum: http://s362974870.on...howtopic=253907

To be followed.

 

V.P.

 

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Following the new US company Pilot Replicas birth announcement (http://www.britmodel...344&hl=replicas), here's a picture from the boxing of the future Replicas' first kit: the 1/48th Saab Sk.60A

Look for the official Pilot Replicas site launch in November 2012. (Now closed...)

Source: http://www.pilot-replicas.com/

 

Legendary? In Sweden and Austria... :lol:

 

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V.P.

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Without wanting to ask an awkward question (oh, go on then!) - the legendary Saab Sk60 it says on their photo - legendary in what way, exactly? :shrug:

It's a cute little plane for sure, but legendary? Like a Phantom? Or a Spitfire? Hmmm....

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A brave and imaginative choice - especially from a non European manufacturer. Not really a type that interests me but, I hope it does well. Always nice to see a new game in town

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Well I hope the kit is better than their proof reading on the box art. In their design spiel they say they are "aying great attention to details", obviously not then. :D

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I've just noticed in the company homepage that the name of the original Pilot Replicas investor/owner? Claus (Claes?) Wahlund is now replaced by Jim Fagan...

Source: http://pilot-replicas.com/

Box Art Posters

Source: http://pilot-replicas.com/?product_cat=box-art-posters

- ref.48001 - Saab SK60 A

 

Boxart SAAB SK 60A-RM9 48-A-001 Pilot Replicas

 

- ref.48002 - Saab SK60 A&B-RM15

 

Boxart SAAB SK 60A & B-RM15 48-A-002 Pilot Replicas

 

- ref.48003 - Saab SK60 C

 

Boxart SAAB SK 60C-RM9 & RM15 48-A-00Y Pilot Replicas

 

- ref.48004 - Saab SK60 A-RM15

 

Boxart SAAB SK 60A RM 15 "Team 60″ 48-A-004 Pilot Replicas

 

- ref.48005 - Saab 105 OE

 

Boxart SAAB J105 OE "Tiger" 48-A-005 Pilot Replicas

 

V.P.

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Is there such an great interest for a swedish jet trainer to justify the release of a 1/48 scale kit in four different boxings???

Original choice,I concur, but will people buy it? :hmmm:

Weren't they supposed to be doing a Mirage III as well? :unsure:

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Mirage IIIE and 5BA are still listed on their site, they did have a price of $69 IIRC but it's gone now.

Paul Harrison

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Sure the Mirage IIIE will be out soon - I cut up an Eduard IIIC and started to convert it with RedRoo and other resin stuff easily worth 69 USD...

Concerning the little Saab: I like the look of this trainer in the silver finish and would not exclude pulling out the wallet again. In fact I wonder why Saab aircraft have been neglected in this scale for such a long time (the time between ESCI Viggen and Hasegawa Draken). And Pilot Replicas will be without competition which I suppose is more important for a small company than to release another P-51 to exaggerate a little.

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Is there such an great interest for a swedish jet trainer to justify the release of a 1/48 scale kit in four different boxings???

Original choice,I concur, but will people buy it? :hmmm:

Weren't they supposed to be doing a Mirage III as well? :unsure:

Not sure if there is a need for 4 boxings!

I will get one if they include some aerobatic markings in there.

Julien

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Always liked theSK60 and will prob get one for a what if COIN version.

Paul Harrison

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The project is reported in Aeroscale homepage as to be still alive. To be followed.

Source: http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=14627

 

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New US manufacturer Pilot Replicas have been hit by a number of delays in bringing their home-grown products to market since they first appeared on the "rumour-radar" last year.

Based in Coral Springs, Florida, Pilot Replicas still aim to produce their kits entirely in the US. Their current planned initial line-up is a series of five 1:48 boxings of the Saab SK-60 (Saab 105) Swedish jet trainer, with more subjects to follow:

- ref. 48001 - Saab SK60 A
- ref. 48002 - Saab SK60 A&B-RM15
- ref. 48003 - Saab SK60 C
- ref. 48004 - Saab SK60 A-RM15
- ref. 48005 - Saab J105 OE “Tigerstaffel” Tiger meet 2008

 

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V.P.

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Always box art. . . . . . . . . . . . . and the kit? When? Where? How much?

I feel like. . . . . Dog butcher. . . see the meat, but I can not eat me.

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