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1/48 - General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper by Kinetic (Skunkworks Model) - released

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Kinetic is to re-release - with RAF markings - the Skunkworks Model 1/48th General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper kit - ref. 48067

Source: https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1490165944483845&id=129238860576567

Pre-order at LM - https://www.luckymodel.com/scale.aspx?item_no=KI-K48067

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Each to their own, I guess, but not for me - I find it hard to work up any interest in these things or even to see them as real planes!

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I built the initial release (in Revell boxing ) with Caracal decals in French colors.

 

I really liked it,

buit I do hope that they updated some parts, like the landing gear.... to the Block 5? or higher standard ..... fingers crossed ;)

 

:thumbsup:

 

 

 

 

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I built the original release from Skunkworks.  It's a nice kit, goes together well with few problems.  I've also got a 1/72 version, which makes an interesting comparison to kits of tactical jets in the same scale.  Or parked next to an RQ-4.  Those things are big.  I just wish someone would release an injected RQ-4A (which is significantly smaller than the RQ-4B), and an MQ-4 Triton (which has a lot of OML changes, the Platz "RQ-4N" really doesn't capture the shapes).

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On 3/2/2020 at 1:15 PM, exdraken said:

I built the initial release (in Revell boxing ) with Caracal decals in French colors.

 

I really liked it,

buit I do hope that they updated some parts, like the landing gear.... to the Block 5? or higher standard ..... fingers crossed ;)

 

:thumbsup:

 

 

 

 

I'm in discussion with Ali at Aerocraft models about replacement landing gear HERE if you have any information you could share with him then that would be great. My Revell bird was looking very tail down after a few months :( 

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8 hours ago, SleeperService said:

I'm in discussion with Ali at Aerocraft models about replacement landing gear HERE if you have any information you could share with him then that would be great. My Revell bird was looking very tail down after a few months :( 

See the landing gear here

Hinged and with a damper for higher gross weight?

Not all have that feature though!

French ones do

photo:

http://www.rodbearden.com/Berlin2016/ILA/General Atomics Block 5 MQ-9 Reaper 1.html

 

 

I think the ball sensor turret also changed quite a lot since Kinetic tooled this kit! - Aftermarket to the rescue!!!!

 

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