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1/72 - Grumman SA-16A/UF-2/SHU-16B Albatross by SOVA-M - SA-16A released


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SOVA-M is to release a 1/72nd Grumman SA-16A Albatross kit - ref. SVM-72024 (14 plastic frames+PE sheet+decals for 1 livery: Global Wildlife PP-ZAT)

Sources: 

https://www.modelsvit-eshop.com/c/aviation-1/sa-16a-albatross-flying-boat-155

https://www.aviationmegastore.com/grumman-sa16a-albatross---expected-november-2020-svm-72024-sova-models-svm-72024-aircraft-scale-modelling/product/?action=prodinfo&art=173170

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/SVM-72024

 

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26 minutes ago, Homebee said:

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Great news! I badly want an HAF one.

 

Jay

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Fantastic news! Going to need to by these by the ton I think. A Sova-M release usually seems to mean more boxings and possibly different variants are coming from AModel as well.

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3 hours ago, 71chally said:

Great news to see a new Albatross!  What are SOVA-M kits like, I've never heard of them?

SOVA-M is related to Amodel in Ukraine - some versions released under the SOVA-M, others under Amodel brand name.

Don`t expect Hasegawa or FineMolds quality, but decent kits with recessed panel lines that will need a bit of old fashioned modelling skills with putty and sand paper.

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1 hour ago, klr said:

... but will it be better than the 1957 Monogram kit? 😛

Only if it has the survivor in a dinghy figure. ;)

 

Cheers,

 

Andre

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  • Homebee changed the title to 1/72 - Grumman SA-16A/UF-2/SHU-16B Albatross by SOVA-M - box art+decals - release November 2020

In view of the fact that the 1/72 Monogram Albatross kit is an SA-16B with a different wing, I have attached a link to some text and reference photos of the SA-16A for your viewing pleasure. SOVA-M is to be commended for doing the 'short wing' A model, and I'm sure they will also release the B model, as well. If they engineered the kit correctly, both versions should be easy to produce. I hope the link will be useful. (Didn't A-model do an SA-16A in 1-72? Wonder if this release is based on that tooling?)

Mike

 

http://www.zianet.com/tmorris/49-075.html

 

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2 hours ago, 72modeler said:

Didn't A-model do an SA-16A in 1-72?

 

The Amodel kits are in 1:144, and included both short wing and long wing versions:

 

https://www.super-hobby.co.uk/products/UF-1-Albatross.html

https://www.super-hobby.co.uk/products/Hu-16C-D-decal-UF-1-1424.html

https://www.super-hobby.co.uk/products/American-amphibian-plane-Grumman-HU-16E-Albatross-US-Coast-Guard.html

 

>I'm sure they will also release the B model, as well.

 

SOVA-M have announced the SHU-16B and a JMSDF UF-2 version in 1:72, which should have the later engine nacelles as well as the long wing.

 

   Jonathan.

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Not being an Albatross expert, what version did the Canadians have. I have some decals and a Monogram kit, but a newer kit would be nice. 

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Could be a nice one... especially if they do dothe longer wing one as shown by the image of the one with the big rsdome on the nose. Italian, Greek and Norwegian come to mind.

 

By the way the AModel kits were 1/144th.

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On 10/30/2020 at 7:54 PM, Paul J said:

nose. Italian, Greek and Norwegian come to mind.

Just Norwegian and Greek (ex-Norwegian), Paul. Spain had a few too :) The Italian machines were the earlier thimble nose type. Having said that I’m not an Albatross expert ;)

 

Martin

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