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1/72 - Grumman SA-16A/UF-2/SHU-16B Albatross by SOVA-M - SA-16A/UF-2 & SHU-16B 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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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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  • 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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Could be a nice one... especially if they do do the longer wing one as shown by the image of the one with the big rAdome 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 ;)

 

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  • Homebee changed the title to 1/72 - Grumman SA-16A/UF-2/SHU-16B Albatross by SOVA-M - SA-16A released
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Looks like the UF-2 boxing of the SOVA-M Albatross has been released:

 

https://ua-hobby.com/products/1-72-uf-2-albatross-sova-m-svm-72027

 

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The artwork shows the intakes above the engine nacelles required for the later engine configuration that the JMSDF used.

(I get the impression that the later configuration was similar to the hardware fitted to the Grumman S2F Tracker - good commonality for the JMSDF if correct.)

 

From the sprue pictures I can't tell whether the kit allows the earlier engine configuration to be built, without the intake on top:

https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/model/Grumman UF-2 Albatross

Or whether the kit has the earlier configuration, the same as included in the SA-16A boxing, with only the addition of the intake on top.

That will have to wait until the kit arrives.

 

 

     Jonathan.

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 I like the look of this kit..... I may have to persuade myself..    As for the 1/144 kit I have done one and used CanMilair decals for it as an RCAF scheme. Long wings.

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Both type of fuel tanks provided. I will use kit decals from old monogram on this one with some alteration  for USAF HU-16B in Vietnam.

 

 

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  • Homebee changed the title to 1/72 - Grumman SA-16A/UF-2/SHU-16B Albatross by SOVA-M - SA-16A/UF-2 & SHU-16B released

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