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      Post #64797, posted on 10-30-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      F-RSIN Plastic will be releasing a 1/144 plastic A300-600 at Telford. the kit consists of Revell Beluga sprues with a specific A300-600 sprue.

      Silk-screened decals: Thai (old), American, Lufthansa
      Laser-printed decals: Monarch (old), Iran Air, Tunisair

      Price is €36 = £32

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      Post #64812, posted on 10-31-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      How soon??

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      Post #64814, posted on 10-31-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Ummm, well Telford is less than 2 weeks away.

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      Post #64818, posted on 10-31-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Outstanding!!

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      Post #64820, posted on 10-31-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Haven't been on this site in about 7 months but had to log in and share my excitement for this kit! ANY A310 or A300 new tooling kits are always welcome! Count me in for a few.

      Laurent, any photos of the kits for those that won't be able to make it to Telford?

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      Post #64830, posted on 11-01-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      From what I've heard the Beluga kit is rather nice, if a bit simplistic at points. It'd bound to be better than the closest competitor, the Airfix creation (currently around £70 on eBay). This may be my first F-RSIN kit

      Edit: forgot to ask, but I assume it will be open for online purchase after Telford?

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      Post #64831, posted on 11-01-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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      From what I've heard the Beluga kit is rather nice, if a bit simplistic at points. It'd bound to be better than the closest competitor, the Airfix creation (currently around £70 on eBay). This may be my first F-RSIN kit

      Edit: forgot to ask, but I assume it will be open for online purchase after Telford?



      Drew, don't forget about Kurt's (Authentic Airliners) superb full A300-600 kit. It corrected the issues with the Revell beluga wings and engines. Highly recommended to get your hands on one.

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      Post #64832, posted on 11-03-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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      DrewP :
      From what I've heard the Beluga kit is rather nice, if a bit simplistic at points. It'd bound to be better than the closest competitor, the Airfix creation (currently around £70 on eBay). This may be my first F-RSIN kit

      Edit: forgot to ask, but I assume it will be open for online purchase after Telford?



      Drew, don't forget about Kurt's (Authentic Airliners) superb full A300-600 kit. It corrected the issues with the Revell beluga wings and engines. Highly recommended to get your hands on one.



      Kurt's is most definitely the best A300 kit one can buy (all his kits are), but I'm hoping to save money for a few DC-10s from his (National, American, and United). No doubt I would jump at the opportunity for his A300, but I'm a bit interested in F-RSIN kits right now (some very nice subjects on their website) and would like to try this one to get a feel for their product and look into buying more from them if I enjoy it. Thank you for the heads up, though. I have to say, their 757 is a magnificent!

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      Post #64910, posted on 11-10-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Now available online: http://www.f-rsin.com/pages/collection/A300-600.html

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      Post #64911, posted on 11-10-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      I don't see any nose gear on the fuselage sprue. Does the builder have to source that themselves (or adapt the shorter Beluga one), or is it just missing from the photo?

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      Post #64917, posted on 11-10-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Another thing missing from the photos is the Pratt & Whitney engines needed for a correct Thai version!

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      Post #64918, posted on 11-11-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Guys, please research before making claims. The nose gear from the Beluga kit is the correct length for a standard A300 as well, all is good in the world.

      Scott, THAI operated a large fleet of GE powered -600's before the PW's.

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      Post #64919, posted on 11-11-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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      Scott, THAI operated a large fleet of GE powered -600's before the PW's.


      My apologies!

      On delving deeper, the first 8 -600s (HS-TAA - HS-TAH) were indeed GEs, the remaining 13 were PWs. (I had thought only the B4s were GE, sorry!)

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      Post #64920, posted on 11-11-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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      Guys, please research before making claims. The nose gear from the Beluga kit is the correct length for a standard A300 as well, all is good in the world.

      Scott, THAI operated a large fleet of GE powered -600's before the PW's.



      Bill-ay, I don't need to be told to do researech.

      Looks shorter to me:

      A300

      Beluga

      I could easily adapt it if required of course, I was more curious than anything.

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      Post #64921, posted on 11-11-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      We are talking about the kit, not the actual airplane. The Beluga kit has the proper length strut for a standard A300. The way the Beluga kit is designed is that the nose gear strut is inserted higher up into a separate plastic casing thus giving it a shorter overall appearance.

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      Post #64933, posted on 11-12-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      I'm not trying to stir anything up, but I believe the nose gear strut and wheels are included on the engine sprue. In the sprue shot on the F-RSIN website, the bottom left corner of the engine sprue would seem to have two nose wheels and a strut to the left of them...

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      Post #64937, posted on 11-12-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      You are 100% correct Mike. Laurent's kit has everything needed to make an A300-600. The addition of multiple decals for the kits is also a much needed aspect. The lack of decals available for the Authentic Airliners (and Braz fuselage) kit never made it a very viable option to build unless you wanted to build it into 1-2 different liveries available. It's a tough pill to swallow to build such a beautiful kit and not really having any enticing decals to put on it.

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      Post #64939, posted on 11-13-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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      You are 100% correct Mike. Laurent's kit has everything needed to make an A300-600. The addition of multiple decals for the kits is also a much needed aspect. The lack of decals available for the Authentic Airliners (and Braz fuselage) kit never made it a very viable option to build unless you wanted to build it into 1-2 different liveries available. It's a tough pill to swallow to build such a beautiful kit and not really having any enticing decals to put on it.



      Picked up two of these from Laurent at Telford yesterday. I spoke to Ray at the 26decals stand. He said he had also got one and to 'watch this space.'

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      Post #64940, posted on 11-13-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      I'm excited!! I'll be getting one with the AA decals for sure! ..... And one day I must go to Telford!

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