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1/48 - Lockheed U-2A/C & D Dragon Lady by AFV-Club - U-2A & U-2C released - U-2D release in 2020

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This was what the internet was for, not to see what Kim Kardashian is wearing at Davos.  It just saved me $70.  Well done, internet, well done!  😋

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It does not excuse the fact that AFV Club should have got the accuracy of this kit right, given that they should have no problem accessing the original article but most of the aforementioned problems should be within the skills of your average modeller (rather than assembler). The obvious exception is the nose section/canopy so I wonder if it would be possible to graft an old Hawk/Lindberg/Testors nose section on to the 'rear' end of the AFV kit (especially if you can dress up the latter with a Cutting Edge Cockpit detail set and possibly some intakes - I know that these sets are long OOP but there must be modellers out there (like me) that have them tucked away in their stash. Either that or we wait for Hypersonic to come out with the odd correction set or two 🤨

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On display at Shizuoka 2019  - ref. AR48114 - Lockheed U-2C Dragon Lady RoCAF Black Cat 

Source: https://www.facebook.com/tetramodel/photos/a.2474802349220072/2475722095794764/?type=3&theater

 

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Source: https://www.facebook.com/AFVCLUB.TW/photos/a.237327066312820/2240840095961497

 

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V.P.

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Dedicated Eduard sets - https://www.facebook.com/EduardCompany/posts/2687878707893726

 

We released a ZOOM PE set and 2 types of painting masks for 1/48 scale U-2A kit (AFV Club) in June:

- U-2A seatbelts STEEL (ZOOM), cat. no. FE990,
- painting mask, cat. no. EX656, 
- painting mask TFace, cat. no. EX657.

We are going to release 2 more PE sets in July: 
- U-2A, cat. no. 49989, 
- U-2A, cat. no. FE989.

https://www.eduard.com/eduard/u-2a-seatbelts-steel-1-48.html

https://www.eduard.com/aircraft-and-helicopters/u-2a-1-48.html

https://www.eduard.com/eduard/masks/u-2a-tface-1-48.html

 

 

V.P.

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On display at the IPMS USA National 2019 with what looks like a new test windshield and canopy. Fingers crossed.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/closetmodeler/photos/a.2570115546345960/2573528352671346/?type=3&theater

 

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If true, looks more accurate - not perfect, see the top of the canopy - than the parts from the original boxing.

 

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V.P.

 

 

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I know I'm late for the discussion: was thinking about buying, but not after I saw the pics. Looks like AFV screwed up the cockpit area just like Trumpeter screwed up the Mig 23bn/27. 

 

Anybody know if this will be tooled/fixed in 1/72?

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1 hour ago, Mike Esposito said:

Anybody know if this will be tooled/fixed in 1/72?

I won't buy it until a trusted review takes place.  I have a huge stash and kits are very expensive today, for me I have been burned enough by buying "junk" on day one.  I can wait.  

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I must say having a look replacing that front windscreen with an F-104 one will give a very much improved front end.

Both look very similar and will make a good substitute.

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On 3/5/2019 at 3:56 PM, Ad-4N said:

This was what the internet was for, not to see what Kim Kardashian is wearing at Davos.  It just saved me $70.  Well done, internet, well done!  😋

I thought the Kardashians were an alien race on Star Trek?😏

Allan

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Soon - ref. AR48114 - Lockheed U-2C Dragon Lady (early & late model) RoCAF Black Cat 

Sources: 

https://www.facebook.com/pg/AFVCLUB.TW/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2313872778658228

https://www.facebook.com/AFVclub.hk/photos/a.1713048022250246/2372200016335040/

 

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V.P.

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Among others new (correct ?) canopy and windshield seem confirmed. 

- ref. AR48114 - Lockheed U-2C Dragon Lady (early & late model)

Source: https://www.facebook.com/pg/AFVCLUB.TW/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2313872778658228

 

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Looks decent for a C if they have changed the canopy

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Well, well, well... that's much better now! :clap2:

It does say a lot about AFV listening to the modellers' input and correcting those flaws they've read on here regarding the awful shape on the windshield/canopy. Wish some other manufacturer (which brand name begins with an A and it's comprised of three characters) would do/have done the same with regard to their long awaited and last release :rolleyes:

Bad news about this correction is that now I'm faced with the need to think whether I should sell my Testors + Cutting Edge set collection bits in order to get this one...

Cheers,

 

Unc2

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Source: https://www.facebook.com/AFVCLUB.TW/posts/2543564602355710

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ref. AR48114 - Lockheed U-2C Dragon Lady Early/Late model.

■ Landing-gear doors can be selected position in open or closed.
■ Airbrake can be selected position in open or closed.
■ Accurate cockpit details.
■ Appropriative"type b" camera only for u-2c.
■ "Type b" camera can be displayed independently.
■ Two types intake.
■ Long dorsal electronics fairing.
■ "Sugar scoop" infrared deflector.

 

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Pre-order at LM: https://www.luckymodel.com/scale.aspx?item_no=AF R48114

 

New pics from - ref. AR48114 - Lockheed U-2C Dragon Lady (early & late model) includig one from the nose.

There's clearly a.o. a new canopy/windshield. :thumbsup:

Source:https://www.facebook.com/AFVCLUB.TW/posts/2558059650906205  

 

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Is it just me, or do those panel lines look pretty chunky?

 

Still, if the canopy is improved, there's a good chance I'll try and pick this up.

 

Jon

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^ yeah especially when compared to the picture of an actual U2 further up the page. Still, break out the filler and get to work.

 

Jeff

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On 3/16/2019 at 10:01 AM, Tiger331 said:

The obvious exception is the nose section/canopy so I wonder if it would be possible to graft an old Hawk/Lindberg/Testors nose section on to the 'rear' end of the AFV kit (especially if you can dress up the latter with a Cutting Edge Cockpit detail set and possibly some intakes - I know that these sets are long OOP but there must be modellers out there (like me) that have them tucked away in their stash.

Hola, Mark!

My mate Mirto has gotten the AFV kit, so I'll see whether or not my Testors kit forward fuselage can be grafted onto the AFV kit rear end. 

Not that I'm unhappy with my Testors kit, but it's just that I heard these kits suffer from a wing root misalignment between port and starboard wings :hmmm:

Apropos of the Cutting Edge sets, one Waldemar Sawerwein, from Germany, is your friend on evilBay. He seems to have a lot of the CE sets available; dunno where he gets them from, but I purchased each and every CE set there is for the U-2C kit - all but the exhaust pipe, which I haven't seen on evilBay as of yet. 

1 hour ago, Jon Bryon said:

Is it just me, or do those panel lines look pretty chunky?

Pretty much, yeh... Don't they?

Cheers,

 

Unc2

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20 hours ago, Uncle Uncool said:

Hola, Mark!

My mate Mirto has gotten the AFV kit, so I'll see whether or not my Testors kit forward fuselage can be grafted onto the AFV kit rear end. 

Not that I'm unhappy with my Testors kit, but it's just that I heard these kits suffer from a wing root misalignment between port and starboard wings :hmmm:

Apropos of the Cutting Edge sets, one Waldemar Sawerwein, from Germany, is your friend on evilBay. He seems to have a lot of the CE sets available; dunno where he gets them from, but I purchased each and every CE set there is for the U-2C kit - all but the exhaust pipe, which I haven't seen on evilBay as of yet. 

Pretty much, yeh... Don't they?

Cheers,

 

Unc2

I too bought some sets from Waldemar Sauerwein and compared them to original Cutting Edge Sets. I could spot no difference - including the packing. I doubt they are "recasts" but I can imagine that somebody is still using the original molds and such, whatever the connection is.

Rene

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