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1/48 - Yakovlev Yak-130 "Mitten" by Zvezda - released - new set by Metallic Details

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In the framework of the recent toy tradefair Mir Detstva 2017, held at Moscow, Zvezda is reported having announced a "surprise" new tool 1/48th aircraft kit for 2018.

Bets are open :winkgrin:

La-7, Fw.190...

To be followed.

UPDATE IT'S A YAKOVLEV YAK-130 "MITTEN"  https://vk.com/wall-29859496?own=1&w=wall-29859496_2175134

 

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(...) А для любителей 1/48 у нас заготовлен сюрприз. (...)

Source: https://vk.com/wall-29859496?own=1&w=wall-29859496_2000050

Source AlexGRD: http://master194.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=100171&sid=b7252e4ad3d849de8e26c4c009281a81

 

V.P.

 

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early Yak-9/Yak-7 (the Modelsvit  Yak-9 is late version) 

EDIT - to clarify, the later Yak-9's have the entire cockpit further back,  Vector do a resin conversion fuselage, but that more than the base kit.

 

Hurricane IIB?  (the VVS had nearly 3000 Hurricanes...)

EDIT - And, yes we do need an ACCURATE 1/48th Hurricane,  the new tool Airfix is 'close but no cigar'  and  is a Mk.I, they have not tooled it up to make doing a Mk.II just doing a new fuselage and ancillaries sprue, like they  did with the Spitfire VB/I kits :( 

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YAK 11.

Czech Mate :-D

 

Given the poor result on Kickstarter which Kiwi Models received it is quite unlikely I know... :coat:

Why not something modern? Sukhoi T-50 is not so well presented so far

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56 minutes ago, Troy Smith said:

early Yak-9/Yak-7 (the Modelsvit  Yak-9 is late version) 

 

 

That would be excellent! I'd willingly buy it in 1/48, with my fingers crossed that a 1/72 version would follow, maybe in their snap-together series (like the 1/72 Yak-3). The only current 1/48 early Yak-9/Yak-7 I'm aware of is the old ICM/Alanger/Ark kit, which I happen to be building even as we speak. It's pretty bad and seriously needs to be replaced!

 

John

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1 hour ago, airbus320 said:

La 7 please!!!!!

 

Chris

Is something wrong with Gavia's offer?

 

@topic: I'd be in for a decent Mig 23 as well!

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I can pretty much guarantee that it won't be the aircraft I'd like: Yak-15. At least Mars Models are planning to do a 1/48 MiG-9, so there may be hope - someday.

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23 minutes ago, Ka-Efka said:

Is something wrong with Gavia's offer?

 

 

Re the Gavia 1/48 La-7, yes, it appears there's quite a lot wrong with it - read Aleksandar Sekularac's build articles:

http://hsfeatures.com/features04/la7as_1.htm

http://vvs.hobbyvista.com/Workbench/Gavia_La7/index.php

 

And don't even mention the Hobbycraft La-7 that was a reboxed La-5FN (or is it the other way around? Either way, it's "pants", as they say locally...)

 

John

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5 minutes ago, John Thompson said:

 

Re the Gavia 1/48 La-7, yes, it appears there's quite a lot wrong with it - read Aleksandar Sekularac's build articales:

http://hsfeatures.com/features04/la7as_1.htm

http://vvs.hobbyvista.com/Workbench/Gavia_La7/index.php

 

And don't even mention the Hobbycraft La-7 that was a reboxed La-5FN (or is it the other way around? Either way, it's "pants", as they say locally...

 

John

Sigh... too bad... ok, I'm in for a new La7 as well...

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1 hour ago, Gorby said:

I can pretty much guarantee that it won't be the aircraft I'd like: Yak-15.

 

Already been done by Czech Model

http://www.internetmodeler.com/scalemodels/aviation/Red-Jet-Czech-Model-s-1-48-Yak-15.php

Limited run, but nothing to difficult.  OOP, but findable,  try the 'wanted' section if the build review makes it seem worthwhile.

 

Talking of early Soviet jets, an ACCURATE 1/48th MiG-15 would be a boon as well (both Tamiya and Trumpeter have hard to correct faults with wing sweep,Tamiya and tail angle, Trumpeter) 

Maybe then Zvezda could tackle an  slatted wing F-86 A/E/earlyF  for a 'dogfight double' set ;)

 

 

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27 minutes ago, Troy Smith said:

Already been done by Czech Model

http://www.internetmodeler.com/scalemodels/aviation/Red-Jet-Czech-Model-s-1-48-Yak-15.php

Limited run, but nothing to difficult.  OOP, but findable,  try the 'wanted' section if the build review makes it seem worthwhile.

Thanks Troy. I am aware of the Czech Model kit, but I was hoping for a kit that looks like it may involve 'enjoyment' in the build, particularly considering the price the kit sells for on evilbay. I've been out bid on a few occasions, but haven't bid too hard as I've seen the quality of the sprues. I think it's quite telling that quite a few Scalemates members have it listed in their stash, but nobody has listed it as completed.

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56 minutes ago, Gorby said:

I am aware of the Czech Model kit, but I was hoping for a kit that looks like it may involve 'enjoyment' in the build, particularly considering the price the kit sells for on evilbay. I've been out bid on a few occasions, but haven't bid too hard as I've seen the quality of the sprues.

 

I have the kit, and note this from  the link

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Overall Assessment

If you have yet to build a limited-run injection-molded kit, this simple model would be a good one to start with. 

I don't know how much they go for on ebay,  but I always use an auction sniper,  decide a price you'll be happy with, set the sniper and walk away.  As with everything, patience,  a kit ending  sunday night starting at 99p is likely to get a bidding war goin, one  ending on a Wednesday morning starting at £15 may get no takers...

And, if you want one, ask here, in the wanted section,  you may be pleasantly surprised what offers you get...

 

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10 hours ago, Homebee said:

In the framework of the recent toy tradefair Mir Detstva 2017, held at Moscow, Zvezda is reported having announced a "surprise" new tool 1/48th aircraft kit for 2018.

Bets are open 

Antonov An-225 "Mriya"!!!!?????

:):):)

.........as reserve version: "Buran on VM-T Atlant about Energia with Baikonur (city in complect!!!! :) ) launch desk"!!!????

:):):)

 

B.R.

Serge

 

P.S. And managment "Zvezda" reading this post......an just do it!

...........it was a real very big joke from "Zvezda"!!!

:):):)

 

B.R.

Serge

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Far, far away, but real subject was in modellers wishes, which were sent to Zvezda at many webforums.

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DH Vampire family? After so much disappointment with the available 1/48 kit(s) we can only hope for someone to do it right.

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Now if they bring us a Yak-9 in 1:48... I swear I will abandon 1:72 and switch scale! :hmmm: Of course I need to build my current stash first...

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Wow!!! Mi-24P in 72  for 2018 - me like it :D Andrey - please, make decals for this version (+ Cyprus Mi-35P in camouflage)  ...and Belarusian bee with a bow :) 

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1 hour ago, vppelt68 said:

Now if they bring us a Yak-9 in 1:48... I swear I will abandon 1:72 and switch scale! :hmmm: Of course I need to build my current stash first...

 

A big +1 on that! In fact, I've already done it by setting aside the Valom 1/72 early Yak-9 which I converted to a Yak-9T and started grinding away at the Alanger 1/48 Yak-7DI/Yak-9. This kit is not very accurate and a replacement from Zvezda (or Modelsvit) would be very welcome. Not as welcome as a 1/72 one, but very welcome anyway.

 

John

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Maybe something that hasn't been kitted before, rather than just "a better version of..."?

 

That way Zvezda will release something really worthwhile (in this context) instead of something we've already seen but with a few tweaks.

 

So how about a 1/32 Be.2E or a DH.6?

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11 minutes ago, Sabrejet said:

Maybe something that hasn't been kitted before, rather than just "a better version of..."?

 

That way Zvezda will release something really worthwhile (in this context) instead of something we've already seen but with a few tweaks.

 

So how about a 1/32 Be.2E or a DH.6?

I agree. I hope Zvezda are braver than Tamiya with their new Bf 109. :yawn:

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