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26 minutes ago, Stephen said:

Out in the UK and first delivery already sold out at Hannants.

Apparently under-delivered to the UK Importer, so everyone's deliveries cut as a result. More due in about 10 days.

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it looks like they have some quality issues on the kit, i guess at some point they realized how many people are waiting for this kit.

It seems one MLG leg is short shot on almost every kit, there are bubbles in the clear windscreen, panel lines missing, PW fandisk completely off. Lets see what else we will find... 😕 anyway still happy to have this kit. All issues are only minor things so far...

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24 minutes ago, RCI said:

it looks like they have some quality issues on the kit, i guess at some point they realized how many people are waiting for this kit.

It seems one MLG leg is short shot on almost every kit, there are bubbles in the clear windscreen, panel lines missing, PW fandisk completely off. Lets see what else we will find... 😕 anyway still happy to have this kit. All issues are only minor things so far...

I can’t say that mine is short shot anywhere or has bubbles in the glass sections and about those P&W engines the blade shape is somewhat too pronounced but the shape is there in real life.

https://www.airteamimages.com/boeing-757_OO-TFC_asl-airlines_369849.html

 

But in the end it is a better option then the Minicraft or Eastern Express renditions.

As you said minor things and also happy with mine😁

 

cheers, Jan

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Just got mine and I love it!  Yes the fan disks are questionable (PAS kit had same issue) but everything else looks amazing.  The molding really captures the ‘character’ of the plane very well, especially the nose/windshield.  After years of wrestling with the Minicraft effort, this kit is a godsend.


And the price is excellent too (take note, Eastern Express).  Can’t wait till they reach my local hobby shop so I can buy five more.

 

Thank you Zvezda!!!

 

Best regards…Duncan

 

ps. Hey Zvezda, show some love towards the 707 and 727.  We won’t mind!

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20 hours ago, janneman36 said:

I can’t say that mine is short shot anywhere or has bubbles in the glass sections and about those P&W engines the blade shape is somewhat too pronounced but the shape is there in real life.

https://www.airteamimages.com/boeing-757_OO-TFC_asl-airlines_369849.html

 

But in the end it is a better option then the Minicraft or Eastern Express renditions.

As you said minor things and also happy with mine😁

 

cheers, Jan

 

i must have something with my eyes then...cause this looks like a fan from a totally different engine to me 🥴 cant say that about the RR

in addition the PW fan is not really fixable, compared to some other things like missing panel lines etc

 

2056-z

 

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@RCI As I said to pronounced at certain points and that does make it look funny..so nothing wrong with your eyes😉

If the outer rounded part of the blade would be placed with a little more forward than the middle should be less rounded ..then it could be more like in real life as it has three different curvatures.

In the end I hope there will be an aftermarket blade from Braz.model or Metallic details....can’t say anything about the panel lines though as I didn’t look into it ..

 

cheers, Jan

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I've had four of these delivered and am very happy with my stash additions. I can't report any issues with bubbles or short-shotting. The fan blade shape may cause concern for some - but not me. Anyway, I'd rather they had including an early shape RB211 ('C' was it) as opposed to a P&W.

 

A long-awaited kit and for <£25 a piece - what a steal.

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