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1 hour ago, JWM said:

After some long search finally I have found Ju-88 A1 on photo. 

Revell_etc_43.jpg

The canopy looks a bit strange to me... (I hope it is just the photo problem)

They can't have cocked it up, surely, it was ok on the A4 and there's not that much difference.

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1 hour ago, 593jones said:

They can't have cocked it up, surely, it was ok on the A4 and there's not that much difference.

Engine fronts+props+spinners also look odd. I know this is A-1 with thin blades and other early features, but this is still odd.

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2 hours ago, alex said:

Just watched the video: looks like they rised the prices.  Up to 19€ for a 1/72 tank? 🤔

 

Alex

It's been that way with Revell for over a year, if not two, at least for new 1/72 armour kits.

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2 hours ago, JWM said:

After some long search finally I have found Ju-88 A1 on photo. 

Revell_etc_43.jpg

The canopy looks a bit strange to me... (I hope it is just the photo problem)

 

1 hour ago, 593jones said:

They can't have cocked it up, surely, it was ok on the A4 and there's not that much difference.

 

11 minutes ago, MarkoZG said:

Engine fronts+props+spinners also look odd. I know this is A-1 with thin blades and other early features, but this is still odd.

I'm glad I'm not the only person who thinks that model looks odd in a whole range of ways. As well as what's already been mentioned, the wings seem too thick, although that could be a trick of the perspective.

2 minutes ago, alex said:

is it the final model yet or just a sample to show a Ju-88?

Hopefully the latter. Hopefully.

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6 hours ago, klr said:

I'm glad I'm not the only person who thinks that model looks odd in a whole range of ways. As well as what's already been mentioned, the wings seem too thick, although that could be a trick of the perspective.

The photo is surely taken with wide angle lenses which emphasize short distance object - therefore the fuselage looks long like from "H" variant... Hope that it will be not that bad in box :)

J-W

 

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17 minutes ago, JWM said:

The photo is surely taken with wide angle lenses which emphasize short distance object - therefore the fuselage looks long like from "H" variant... Hope that it will be not that bad in box :)

J-W

 

At last! Somebody talking sense.

 

The A-1 kit is surely based on the widely applauded A-4 and there's nothing too shabby about that kit.

Let's wait and see it in the flesh as it were before passing judgement.

 

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51 minutes ago, Wez said:

At last! Somebody talking sense.

 

The A-1 kit is surely based on the widely applauded A-4 and there's nothing too shabby about that kit.

Let's wait and see it in the flesh as it were before passing judgement.

 

Can't have anybody talking sense!!,

Might cause dissent in the ranks of those whose delight is to rubbish kits before they are even produced.😏😂

The A-4 itself is a delightful kit

 

Allan

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Strange there is no mention of AZ/KP, RS Models or Valom, neither in listings or in the photo galleries. In the past years their announcements have always been included.

I wonder if they were present at all. Beside that, seems like RS is loosing momentum, significantly slowing down with re-issues taking greater share than new moulds.

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10 hours ago, klr said:

 

 

I'm glad I'm not the only person who thinks that model looks odd in a whole range of ways. As well as what's already been mentioned, the wings seem too thick, although that could be a trick of the perspective.

Hopefully the latter. Hopefully.

The canopy looks fine to me. The A-1 only had a single gun station at the rear of the canopy, as compared to the twin arrangement on the A-4. There were also differences to the engine nacelles and radiator fronts. If I’d hazard a guess, the wing probably looks thicker due to the shorter wingtips of the A-1. 

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11 hours ago, MarkoZG said:

Engine fronts+props+spinners also look odd. I know this is A-1 with thin blades and other early features, but this is still odd.

It’s also got swept wings, one engine nacelle larger than the other, and the thrust line of the starboard nacelle is tilted upwards...

 

...or maybe it’s been taken with a smartphone or compact camera, or with less than a 45mm lens, and the “fisheye” effect is distorting the model proportions a bit... 😜

best,

M.

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11 hours ago, klr said:

...the wings seem too thick, although that could be a trick of the perspective.

Hopefully the latter. Hopefully.

 

Yes it's exactly that. You're looking slightly down on the wing. No need to worry.

 

I'll certainly be getting one of these. I only want one Ju 88 bomber and this will do nicely.

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I think that it's just part of a background to the artwork on a box, as there is something bigger/nearer to the upper right of it.

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I'll give it a try...........


Summary of the 71st fair

For its 71st edition, the International Toy Fair maintains its position as the No. 1 event for the industry with

the highest international share of both visitors and exhibitors ever.
From 29 January to 2 February 63,500 specialist dealers and buyers from 136 countries (2019: 66,876/132) came
to the Nürnberg exhibition centre. The decline in the number of visitors is due to concerns about the coronavirus.
Nevertheless, the mood among exhibitors was excellent: 2,843 companies from 70 countries (2019: 2,886/68) offered
a comprehensive overview of the market.

On the visitor side, 66 percent (2019: 62%) came from abroad. In the country ranking, Great Britain and the USA
achieved the highest growth. The demand volume at the International Toy Fair was also stable.
Shay Mugrabi, CEO of the Israeli wholesaler Hot Stuff Toys, is among the many returning visitors: "This is the
best fair for toys worldwide. Every year we find new things, exhibitors and services here". Paola Zuzunaga
from the chain store Caramba travelled all the way from Peru and says: "The International Toy Fair is unique because

it offers international brands and variety.

The exhibitors are playing this ball back. 92 percent of them are very satisfied to satisfied with the course of the fair and

praise above all the quality of the trade visitors. "This year's International Toy Fair was by far the most successful for us

because of the first-class audience", Craze Vice President Florian N. Lipp emphasizes. "We met the most important

international decision-makers from all distribution channels within a few days."
CEO Alexandre Pariente of Safari adds: "We always come back because there is no comparable event that brings together
so many potential business partners. The exhibitor has been loyal to the International Toy Fair for over 25 years.


So far the text of the fair management about the overall situation. Now a few thoughts about it:

It is noticeable that with regard to visitors, the high percentage of foreigners is mentioned, but not the figures in connection

with the overall decline. We had a different impression in the classic model building sector. In this sector, which seems to

be developing more and more into a niche existence for the fair, the decline in visitors was clearly visible.


Furthermore, the event was overshadowed by events that made us think.

Heller already had no stand of their own last year, Hasegawa had disappeared this year, our beloved stand of MB (Masterbox)
was sorely missed. Toro Models have merged with MG Models (stand sharing).
Several booths have become smaller.
These changes may be due to health reasons or high stand fees.

There are now a considerable number of distributors who have taken over sales for the manufacturers in whole or in part and
are present at the International Toy Fair. (Glow to be, MIG Jiminez, Modellbau König etc.). The advantages of these distributors

or the retailers are also explicitly mentioned in the fair report.

I could well imagine that in future more and more manufacturers will orient themselves in this direction if stand fees are not

adequate to sales.

This would then of course have advantages in terms of the financial outlay for an own stand and the associated logistics.
The disadvantages, however, would also be the loss of direct contact with the customer and the lack of an own basis for negotiations.

However, a sales partner also involves costs.

Since a large number of manufacturers are currently still operating on two tracks in this context (own stand and presence with

distributors), the system still seems to work, or rather a win-win situation is still guaranteed.

However, we as "normal" visitors as well as the retailers would have the disadvantage of seeing only boxes of the kits at some point,

if the number of stands of the manufacturers would decrease further, because distributors usually don't have much space for

the resulting models. In a way, the retailers then buy "the cat in the bag".

This makes it much easier for manufacturers of finished models, which are popping up like mushrooms, especially in the
automotive sector.    

However, the future will show. The trade fair and the manufacturers are logically oriented towards supply and demand. There is

also the question of whether vacancies will arise in the future due to a lack of exhibitors in connection with rents. At the moment

it seems to be more of a cut-throat competition (the big ones eat the small ones, as everywhere else).

We, as far-sighted reporters, have already prepared ourselves for possible forthcoming changes and increased the number of box

presentations in order to make it easier for the inclined reader to transition to a possible different situation without presentation

patterns in the future. As we all know, man is a creature of habit. So a timely habituation cannot be completely dismissed.

.............................................................................................................................

......The rest should be self-explanatory

 

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1 hour ago, Sanjuro said:

 

I'll give it a try...........


Summary of the 71st fair

For its 71st edition, the International Toy Fair maintains its position as the No. 1 event for the industry with

the highest international share of both visitors and exhibitors ever...............................................

 

So the Airfix Workbench Blogger has a German cousin! 

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On 2/4/2020 at 10:44 AM, k5054nz said:

Another angle of the Ju88 is seen in this video:

Thank you, much better :)

J-W

 

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