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1/72 - Mitsubishi A5M2b "Claude" by Clear Prop Models - released - new boxing late version

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Clear Prop Models is to release a 1/72nd  Mitsubishi A5M2b "Claude" early version kit - ref. CP72008

Source: https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2398867617062390&id=2155509878064833

 

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So, this is A5M2b Claude early version! The first who correctly answered the question was Вадим Цюпа And the first who indicated not only the name of the aircraft, but also its modification, was Badescu Eduard. In addition, our new kit will be received by everyone who correctly indicated the name of the aircraft, namely 賴穩智, 江維庭, Андрій Кандиба and Александр Воробьев. Congratulations to the winners! We will contact all of you directly.
Moreover, on Monday we will introduce a video guide of A5M2b Claude assembly on our YouTube channel. 
Have a nice weekend!

 

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V.P.
 
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I new this would happen as soon as I bought the Wingsy kit in 1/48th scale! Oh well if they do later versions I'll get one of those.

 

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This certainly beats everything we've seen so far in 1/72

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Very impressive movie showing the construction!

J-W

 

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Resin engine for A5M2 Claude. It was developed by our 3D designers and produced by our friends - RES/KIT company. The engine consists of 53 parts, including exhaust pipes and cooling gills in the opened position. At the enclosed pictures you can see both - renders and resin parts of engine.

 

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14 minutes ago, Dmitry Stelmakh said:

The engine consists of 53 parts... 

And I throught the modelling world was moving away from huge parts count and over engineering kit construction? I suspect all this extra stuff will come with a price tag to match. Good luck all the same, perhaps they sold a good number of Gloster Whittle kits.

 

 Cheers. Dave 

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The parts count and detail on this is just mental. Let's hope it all fits well.

 

I don't know this brand, how are their other models?

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I am sort of holding back for a plastic-only release of the Gloster kit. I just don't care for resin OR need a standalone jet engine. 

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Source: https://www.facebook.com/Clearpropmodels/posts/2435394450076373

 The complete contents of the Expert kit A5M2b Claude (early version) (CP72008) 1/72 scale:

• four sprues, one of which is clear;
• resin engine;
• resin exhaust pipes;
• resin cooling gills in the opened position;
• brass Pitot Tube and antenna;
• set of photoetched parts;
• masks for painting the flashlight;
• decal for four painting schemes;
• colored assembly guide.

 

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V.P.

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6 hours ago, Ed Russell said:

Does it come with the robot that builds it like in the video?

Of course not, it's clearly a ghost, but I think the box says "Ghost not included" so you'll have to find your own :ghost:

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I am selling two ghost if anyone is interested. Shipping free as the fella can just float to your coordinates. ghosts are invisible but respond to their name.

Regular ghost - 99$ His name is Cartwright.
Premium edition ( can turn valom kits into tamiya like finish ) - 145$  His name is Goober. 

I also have a somewhat evil but dumb spook who is quite good at dioramas - especially real estate and building walls. His name is Donald. But he responds to the phrase -"makefroggreatagain". 

ps: Donald has a strange weakness for Zvezda kits .
 

Edited by Basuroy

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New boxing announced: A5M2b Claude (late version) Advanced Kit CP72009. As far as could be seen, 'Advanced' differs from 'Expert' in that the former lacks resin and turned metal parts included in the latter.

 

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27 minutes ago, caughtinthemiddle said:

New boxing announced: A5M2b Claude (late version) Advanced Kit CP72009. As far as could be seen, 'Advanced' differs from 'Expert' in that the former lacks resin and turned metal parts included in the latter. 

As far as I know there are no turned metal parts in A5M2b Early, only resin engine. Only metal element is PE fret. 

In my huble opinion plastic engine is very good and only required part which really requires replacement are exhausts. These plastic ones are moulded strangely. 

Now I'm looking forward to this new boxing. 

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37 minutes ago, DominikS said:

As far as I know there are no turned metal parts in A5M2b Early, only resin engine. Only metal element is PE fret. 

In my huble opinion plastic engine is very good and only required part which really requires replacement are exhausts. These plastic ones are moulded strangely. 

Now I'm looking forward to this new boxing. 

You are mistaken, A5M2b Early has turned metal parts, namely brass Pitot Tube and antenna

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A5M2b late version will not be issued in the modification "Expert", but only in "Advanced", which includes only plastic, masks, decals and PE parts. Accordingly, the price of Advance kit A5M2b late version will be lower than the price of Expert kit A5M2b early version.

A5M2b late version will not be issued in the modification "Expert", but only in "Advanced", which includes only plastic, masks, decals and PE parts. Accordingly, the price of Advance kit A5M2b late version will be lower than the price of Expert kit A5M2b early version.

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I would have been happier to see a more basic kit of the early version, I already have later versions from Finemolds & like the look of the early one with full canopy to compliment them but the price is right up there, especially when post to New Zealand & our exchange rate is a factor.

Steve

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Normally kits made in Eastern Europe are very well priced - Arma hobby , IBG , Eduard , ICM all offer superb kits and at extremely reasonable rates .  So it a bit of a surprise that Clearprop , an Ukranian company , is charging in excess of 30$ for a 72nd scale fighter . I understand it is quite well detailed but maybe they should take a leaf out of Eduard's  gameplan and offer multiple tiers including a basic version. Arma hobby has done this with great success . 

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On display at the 59th All Japan Model and Hobby Show 2019

Source: https://hobbylink.tv/the-beaver-booth-at-the-all-japan-model-hobby-show-2019/

 

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V.P.

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