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1/48 - Yakovlev Yak-28P "Firebar" by Hippo Models - project cancelled - a new hope?


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Original source: Andreas Beck thread on Hyperscale Jet age forum - http://www.network54.com/Forum/624633/mess...link+inside+!
If the pictures published today by Flugzeugforum are true, the Czech company Hippo Models ( http://hippomodels.sweb.cz/ ) is to issue a 1/48th Yakovlev Yak-28P Firebar kit.
http://www.flugzeugforum.de/forum/showthre...s-YAK-28-P-1-48

Pictures sources:
http://scalemodels.ru/news/3389-novinka-Hippo-Models--1-48-jak-28.html
http://www.flugzeugforum.de/forum/showthre...s-YAK-28-P-1-48

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Let's hope it's not a fake. Cross our fingers.

First "evidence" on the Luchtvaart Hobby Shop homepage at Schipol (NL) - also known as The Aviation Megastore.
http://www.aviationmegastore.com/yakovlev-...&art=101338

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Yakovlev Yak38P "Brewer" (Expected september 2011)
Provisional price subject to change: EUR incl. tax 59.95
Category : Scale Modelling
Scale : 1 : 48
ISBN/Box : HIP48002
Publisher : Hippo Models
Availability : Future release.
This product was added to our database on Wednesday 22 June 2011.


It is also reported that this kit was announced two months ago on a Russian forum
http://scalemodels.ru/news/2740-novinka-Hi...-48-jak-28.html


I've a request a 1/48th Yak-28R and Yak-28PP and, why not, later a injected 1/48th Il-28 Beagle.

V.P.

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No fair! How come us 1:72 modellers have only got the A Model kit to wrestle with?!

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No fair! How come us 1:72 modellers have only got the A Model kit to wrestle with?!

I quite enjoyed wrestling with the AModel kit to be honest...!! :blink::D

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K

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WOW, that popped up out of nowhere! Would love one but can't afford it for qiuite a while.

Paul Harrison

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I quite enjoyed wrestling with the AModel kit to be honest...!! :blink::D

K

Likewise, but I'd rather have one that looks a bit more refined like the pic at the top of the thread! :lol: I still wake up in a cold sweat shouting "GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! more filler!"

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Likewise, but I'd rather have one that looks a bit more refined like the pic at the top of the thread! :lol: I still wake up in a cold sweat shouting "GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! more filler!"

I guess I was lucky - I used less filler on the Yak than on the Revell Hunter I built just before it....??!! :lol:

K

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Man that is uber cool!

Those early russian jets are something, Aviation Hobby shop is now listing it at 50 euros so hopefully not a fake.

Julien

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...Aviation Hobby shop is now listing it at 50 euros so hopefully not a fake.

Julien

Is that The Aviation Hobby shop over here Julien, or Aviation Megastore....??

K

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Is that The Aviation Hobby shop over here Julien, or Aviation Megastore....??

K

opps Aviation Megastore!

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Found this thread after seeing the Firebar in a magazine and searching for more info.

and, why not, later a injected 1/48th Il-28 Beagle.

Oh, pretty please!

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The words of Andrey Kotkov (Begemot) and Linden Hill about this kit

Source: http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air...32942&st=20

As i know this model really will present at Nuremberg 2012, after this part of sprue will re-box one of Russian model producer as limited edition.
As Kotey says, there will be a version of this kit released exclusively for the Russian market, via the entity which created the masters for Hippo, whose name remains a 'state secret' for the time being. However, I understand that the Hippo version will be given enough time on the market to recoup the owner's considerable investment in the tooling. Hippo is linked to the seminal 1990s Czech Model magazine Zlinek.

You should see some of the other 1/48 masters which are being prepared by the same source as we speak...

V.P.

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That all sounds rather mushy to me. So when can we expect to be able to buy one if we're not among the chosen in Russia?? And from whom??

Maybe optimistically, I'm reading into that there is an intention to produce a standard kit with wider availability, and also a one-off limited edition comprising additional parts (maybe one additional sprue..?) for the Russian market solely.

That would make sense if they intend to release the 'special' version as the Brewer, with the glazed nose.

Just trying to keep it optimistic, but in this day and age - if the literal meaning and intention was to keep the kit whole production and availability as a very limited edition, and in Russia alone, then it makes no financial or market sense at all.

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