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1/72nd AMX from Italeri in 2022 (hopefully)


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On 1/20/2022 at 3:34 PM, Grayhawk said:

Now if they'll include an Orpheus recce pod in the stores...please! 

That one is include in recent Italeri 72 Lockheed F-104G Starfighter releases

 

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Armando

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Missed the PUR parts in the parts layout.  I'm sure of the exhaust but the other part I agree is the fan face of the engine.  Looking forward to this one as I only have 1 TA-4J kit and I'd like at least 4 more depending on the price.  Got some really great Aggressor decals! 

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5 hours ago, Grayhawk said:

Missed the PUR parts in the parts layout.  I'm sure of the exhaust but the other part I agree is the fan face of the engine.  Looking forward to this one as I only have 1 TA-4J kit and I'd like at least 4 more depending on the price.  Got some really great Aggressor decals! 

Wrong topic ?

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On 1/22/2022 at 9:33 PM, CT7567 said:

 

Note the Italeri version in their RF-104G update to the venerable ESCI Starfighter tooling is a later version, with the enlarged forward section/downward angle of the bottom keel similar to this:

http://web.tiscali.it/aviacolor/72904.html

 

The standard version as produced by DACO has a constant cross-section central section. Not sure if the AMX used/uses both versions or not, I knoe the standard type was used on F-16s by the Netherlands and Belgium.

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/daco-products-dcc7205-orpheus-recce-pod-dutch-and-italian-f-104g-dutch-and-belgian-f-16a--100715

 

 

The version with the larger forward section is the one used by the Italian air force, so the correct one for both their F-104G and the AMX.

 

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No chances from my point of view.

 

If they didn't do it when it was heavily used (Kossovo air campaign) no chance now that it is on its way out

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On 5/24/2022 at 8:27 AM, Thomas V. said:

Kit is in Italeri's catalogue( does not mean much as such) so sometime in the future its going to be released, if someone does not beat them to it.

The rerelease of the 1/48 Bell 206B JetRanger was promised in the catalogue for four years running before it vanished this year, I emailed and they said "no plans". Being in there is by no means a sure way to say whether it'll come out.

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AMX is supposed to be new tooling, B 206 was result of bad research thinking one can easily transform ESCI's tooling into B.III, parts were even tooled before they prudently decided to pull the plug.

Aside from B206 and Jaguar I cannot remember that eventually ( after years ) they did not release what they announced.

Far bigger problem is that Italeri sits on numerous toolings without re-releasing them for ages, then finding themsevles surprised when the subject is done by other brands.

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23 minutes ago, Thomas V. said:

Aside from B206 and Jaguar I cannot remember that eventually ( after years ) they did not release what they announced.

1/48 Merlin HM.1 helicopter lingered on their future release lists and catalogues over a decade ago before disappearing.

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50 minutes ago, Robertone139 said:

1/72 HH-101 CeSAR, was never released.

Yes I am waiting for that one too.

 

They have most of the tools,  just a new nose and some antennas,  how many years in the catalogue now?

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3 hours ago, Paolo6691 said:

Yes I am waiting for that one too.

 

They have most of the tools,  just a new nose and some antennas,  how many years in the catalogue now?

And then they will be pretty close to a Norwegian SAR Queen as well.

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Annnnyway. Attempting to steer this back to on topic territory, I hope the mold will allow both Italian and Brazilian variants, and an eventual two seat version would be most welcome as well.

 

Cheers,

 

Andre

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