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13 hours ago, ABeck said:

 

Is that good? Has someone finally got these intakes right?

 

If so, roll on the A version.

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23 minutes ago, Filler said:

Is that good? Has someone finally got these intakes right?

 

If so, roll on the A version.

 

That looks great! Depth of intake, size of spinner, oblong cross section, shape of pylon all look spot on, much better than Academy's effort.

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7 hours ago, Tbolt said:

I was going to wait for the 1/72nd scale version of this, but looking at those photos it's very tempting to get this one 🤤

Is there a 1/72 A-10 in prospect from GWH?

 

That would be good if there was (well, I would welcome it anyway)

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32 minutes ago, Vultures1 said:

Is there a 1/72 A-10 in prospect from GWH?

 

That would be good if there was (well, I would welcome it anyway)

 

I'm only basing that on the fact that GWH said a while back that they would be doing all their 1/48th scale kits in 172nd scale. If that's the case for the A-10 I don't know, but we are certainly over due one. 

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On 2/3/2024 at 4:19 AM, Homebee said:

Sprues pics. Release expected in China after the Lunar New Year. Q2 in the rest of the world.

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This kit can’t hit the shelves fast enough for me. I’m buying two to start!

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Source: https://www.facebook.com/Great.Wall.Hobby/posts/pfbid0UrrVXhN1wxXfhL8u64wiHwvAGHqmjADS15ezn7d9rTJ52m6Fw2GgUunHShcHNKwCl

 

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To ensure accurate fuselage shape and maximize the retention of the rear fuselage tab rivet details, the fuselage consists of four pieces of cleverly designed parts, which are selected at the cabin line to minimize the traditional filling and sanding work and ensure that the surface tab details will not be affected by the excellent combination of the guarantees.

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2 hours ago, Sabrejet said:

 

It's half the price of other A-10 kits in this scale?

To be fair they didn't say it'd be a pleasant surprise.

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What did you expect the price to be,  GWH 1/48 Jets go from £79.99 for a Mig 29 to about £110 for larger Flankers and F-14 Tomcats.  In fact I though it would be a lot more, but thats the price you pay of you want a Great Wall Hobby.

 

There are no oversea prices as yet, but I expect  close to $100.

 

If you cannot afford this or the price puts you off, there are some decent options such as the budget Hobbybpss for about £36.99 or the better Academy for about £45.00 and now the Hobby 2000 just landed around the £40.00 mark based on the new tooled Academy model.  The Tamiya version is cheap as chips about £25.99.

 

This will not be a large import and the cut off date will be about the end of March, so if you do want a GWH version get in touch with your retailer in the next month or so.  The reason why is in the line above, plenty of other versions.

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21 minutes ago, 71chally said:

I like A-10s, but don't know a great deal about them.  Could an A-10A kit follow this boxing, or be created from this kit?

An A-10A is supposed to be released after that one IIRC.

 

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3 minutes ago, 71chally said:

I like A-10s, but don't know a great deal about them.  Could an A-10A kit follow this boxing, or be created from this kit?

A will follow. But to build an A from a C, you need to sand out the GPS dome, the T shape UHF antenna on the top fuselage, change the IP and its cover, the control stick, remove all the formation lights, LASTE antennas on the vertical stabilizers, missile denfense system on the tail and wing tips, don't mention some other minor differences such as gearbay door and etc,. So... A will follow...

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21 hours ago, Stephen said:

According to a post from Tiger Hobbies, the UK RRP will be £89.99

 

 

That's not a bad price TBH. Yes it is a lot compared to Academy's offer and do you get two times as much plastic for it? Probably not, but I was expecting a price tag around and above 100 GBP. The breaking point of the kit will be the engines anyway. If they are correct straight out the box, the kit will be worth every cent. If you want to fix the Academy kit you end up in almost the same price bracket, counting in the needed aftermarket parts. 

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3 hours ago, RupertTheBear said:

That's not a bad price TBH. Yes it is a lot compared to Academy's offer and do you get two times as much plastic for it? Probably not, but I was expecting a price tag around and above 100 GBP. The breaking point of the kit will be the engines anyway. If they are correct straight out the box, the kit will be worth every cent. If you want to fix the Academy kit you end up in almost the same price bracket, counting in the needed aftermarket parts. 

I think that's a bit of an exaggeration, in the UK the price difference between Academy and GWH A-10s is approximately £50. The Academy kit does not require £50 of aftermarket, the only items actually needed are intakes and anything else is a "nice to have". 

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6 hours ago, RupertTheBear said:

That's not a bad price TBH. Yes it is a lot compared to Academy's offer and do you get two times as much plastic for it? Probably not, but I was expecting a price tag around and above 100 GBP. The breaking point of the kit will be the engines anyway. If they are correct straight out the box, the kit will be worth every cent. If you want to fix the Academy kit you end up in almost the same price bracket, counting in the needed aftermarket parts. 

" ...do you get two times as much plastic for it?"

It's like comparing books by size, weight or number of pages. 

The real, screaming breaking point of Academy A-10C kit is not possible to correct by any "correction" set on the market, and will never be, or it would cost twice as much as the kit itself. 

And btw. correcting engine intakes is a child's play compared to correction of the real breaking point of that kit.

Breaking point is very pronounced, but nobody has mentioned it here so far, or anywhere else.

That is very strange because it is staring you in the face if you pay a bit of attention. 

Member dragonlanceHR knows what I am talking about, as we discussed it already.

Anybody else has an idea what I am talking about?

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