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1/48 - Grumman EA-6B Prowler (retooled) by Kinetic - released - new boxing with NC-2A EPU Tractor


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Kinetic is to re-release its 1/48th Grumman EA-6B Prowler kit with new wings under ref.48044

The original kit ref.48022
In box review: http://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/kin/kit_kin_48022.shtml

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The box art of the "new" Prowler kit ref.48044
Source: https://www.facebook.com/Kineticmodel
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Ok. Just bought the "old" one... What's wrong with the wings?

I was thinking that too. From various reviews I've read, I didn't think it had too many problems.
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I think the new issue comes with the wings in one piece making it easier to build with the wings spread whereas the first issue made it easier to build with the wings folded if that makes any sense.

Stephen

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I've got the old Airfix one around somewhere, something wrong with that IIRC.

Paul Harrison

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Ørjan yes, the wings will now be in the 'fully spread' configuration as opposed to 'folded'. I hope they've also added the missing wing fence on the left hand wing uppersurface! You can see the difference in this picture from the review that Mike did in 2010:

Compare http://www.britmodeller.com/reviews/luckymodel/kinetic/ea-6b/wings.jpg

to this:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f5/Usnavy.ea6b.prowler.750pix.jpg

Jonathan

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Hypersonic is being worked on dedicated exhausts resin set:
Source: https://www.facebook.com/hypersonicmodels/photos/a.429592377126804.1073741825.367748139977895/1012951018790934/?type=3&theater

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Something else is being worked on too:
Exhaust sets for EA-3B Prowlers, the Kinetic kit to be precise. Most of the set is the same as my existing Intruder set, but with a newly designed nozzle specific for the Prowler and instructions that reflect fitting them to the Kinetic kit.

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Hypersonic EA-6B Prowler Exhaust resin set - ref.HMR 48025 - released:

https://www.hypersonicmodels.com/product/ea-6b-prowler-exhaust

 

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EA-6B Prowler Exhaust

This is a full-length resin exhaust and nozzle set with the specific detail for EA-6B Prowlers which have an upgraded engine and different nozzle to the A-6 Intruder family. The instructions are based on fitting it to the Kinetic/Italeri kits, but the modeller may be able to adapt them to the Revell/Monogram kits.

Product Code: HMR 48025

Stock Status: in stock

 

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I hope they correct the colors on the decals for the fin markings on the black surface.

I really like this scheme, always wanted to build this one.

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1 hour ago, flarpen said:

I hope they correct the colors on the decals for the fin markings on the black surface.

I really like this scheme, always wanted to build this one.

If they don't change those to white ink it's a deal-breaker.

 

May the second, red-tailed, boxing be built with folded wings OOB (with some judicious cutting along indentations)? Or was it spread-only? Just in case the Marines edition features the same set of sprues.

 

Would be nice to have the tinted canopy parts as an option, to replicate the Indium Tin oxide "gold" coating.

 

Tony 

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