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1/72 - Lockheed U-2A Dragon Lady by HobbyBoss - released


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Excellent! It looks at least as good as the Airfix  and its Academy knockoff.

 

I just hope the price will be decent, unlike their 1/72nd Skyhawks. 

 

Cheers,

 

Andre

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3 hours ago, Hook said:

Excellent! It looks at least as good as the Airfix  and its Academy knockoff.

 

I just hope the price will be decent, unlike their 1/72nd Skyhawks. 

 

Cheers,

 

Andre

Amen 

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Fingers crossed there are no major mistakes, looks good though.

 

Regards

Robert

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18 hours ago, GRIM REAPER said:

I was really hoping for a modern version, but this will still be welcomed by many.

You could try hunting down the Special Hobby ones... 

 

Cheers,

 

Andre

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8 minutes ago, Piotr Mikolajski said:

 

Rare find and way overpriced. 

Well, not when I got mine... ;)

 

Considering how long the Airfix and its Academy knockoff have been the only injected first generation U-2 kits in 1/72nd, I wouldn't be surprised if the SH kits will not have a successor in the coming decade. 

 

Unfortunately.

 

Cheers,

 

Andre

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If that’s meant to be a U-2A it shouldn’t have a System 20 fairing on the starboard wing trailing edge (the little pod between the flaps and aileron).

 

 

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With all HB, I've learned to wait until trusted experts review the plastic.  

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5 hours ago, Ad-4N said:

With all HB, I've learned to wait until trusted experts review the plastic.  

 

I'm afraid we have no choice with more esoteric subjects. At least this one should be cheaper than second hand older kits and aftermarket correction/detail sets should be available sooner than later.

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On 6/2/2021 at 8:44 AM, Tanage said:

If that’s meant to be a U-2A it shouldn’t have a System 20 fairing on the starboard wing trailing edge (the little pod between the flaps and aileron).

 

 

Well, always easier to remove plastic than to have to add it.

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On 7/31/2021 at 4:39 AM, PhantomBigStu said:

Shame was hoping there wild be a black option

Caracal decals does early schemes for the U-2, including those in dark non-specular sea blue, and the quality of their decals is excellent, so I recommend them.  One of your banned former members was quite specific about the coloring for the CIA and early USAF aircraft as blue, not black, and he was correct, according to the official CIA history of the U-2 program (now declassified).  If I'm not mistaken, all of the A aircraft were converted to C's (wider intakes for the J-75) by the time the USAF began painting them black, circa 1965.

 

 

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