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      Post #66655, posted on 03-25-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      I was looking the new 737-800 box and notice in the back they mention a "OFFICIALLY LICENSE PRODUCT" and besides the list 757, all other is been release.

      I'm going to far on my dreams?.........


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      Post #66656, posted on 03-25-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Hmm... I would think that if they have "757" on a label indicating it as an "officially licensed product" then Zvezda would have paid for the right to use "757." And why would they do that if they weren't going to use it?? I await with silent anticipation.

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      Post #66657, posted on 03-25-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      I wouldn't read anything into that. That just means they bought the rights to use the name in the package of licensing rights. I'm not aware of any Russian airline that flies the 757, and everything they've done is flown by a Russian carrier.

      I hope they do, but I'm not counting on it.

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      Post #66658, posted on 03-25-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      I'm not aware of any Russian airline that flies the 757



      Vim Airlines
      UT Air
      Ifly
      Yakutia Airlines
      Azur Air
      Nordwind Airlines
      Air Union

      Some Russian 757 Operators.

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      Post #66659, posted on 03-25-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Certainly speculative. But as Marco points out, there are enough Russian carriers flying it
      to at least have it on the list of possibilities. It would be great to see a "proper" 757
      in injected plastic. I'm sitting on a couple of Kurt's kits as it is. But I'd go for at
      least a few Zvezda offerings should they become reality.

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      Post #66663, posted on 03-25-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      Vim Airlines
      UT Air
      Ifly
      Yakutia Airlines
      Azur Air
      Nordwind Airlines
      Air Union



      There you go. I've been out of the loop for a long time. Who knows, maybe they will do one next year?

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      Post #66681, posted on 03-26-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      Vim Airlines
      UT Air
      Ifly
      Yakutia Airlines
      Azur Air
      Nordwind Airlines
      Air Union



      There you go. I've been out of the loop for a long time. Who knows, maybe they will do one next year?



      why can't it be later this year?? anyhow I hope it comes with the normal winglets and 757 scimitar winglets

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      Post #66688, posted on 03-27-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      I just hope it comes

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      Post #66696, posted on 03-28-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Guys, just get the AA 757 kits,they come in two flavorful sizes, 200 nd 300.

      What we really want is from Zvezda, Kurt and other kit manufacturers are a318's, 767-200's, a330-200's stuff that won't require 'surgery'

      Just my opinion.

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      Post #66700, posted on 03-28-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      Guys, just get the AA 757 kits,they come in two flavorful sizes, 200 nd 300.

      What we really want is from Zvezda, Kurt and other kit manufacturers are a318's, 767-200's, a330-200's stuff that won't require 'surgery'

      Just my opinion.



      can't more disagree on that than anything else. I prefer having a good injection kit of a 727 or 757, no problem cutting a descent kit to a shorter version. So, zvezda - i'm still hoping for a 757!

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      Post #66702, posted on 03-28-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      No offence but one shouldn't have to defend themselves for not buying an expensive resin kit. I agree Kurt does a wonderful job on them and I really like building them once in a while (if there's no good injection option available, I must add) but I just like working with styrene more. For each their own, right?

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      Post #66704, posted on 03-28-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      No offence but one shouldn't have to defend themselves for not buying an expensive resin kit. I agree Kurt does a wonderful job on them and I really like building them once in a while (if there's no good injection option available, I must add) but I just like working with styrene more. For each their own, right?



      I agree. I'm lucky to have a fairly generous modelling budget but even so I have to think twice before buying Authentic Airliners kits, particularly following the collapse of the Pound agains the Euro which is only likely to get worse after Brexit is officially triggered tomorrow.

      In the right hands Authentic Airliners kits are things of beauty and wonder but personally I don't really enjoy working in resin and for some weird reason AA kits make me nervous. I'd actually rather build an old-fashioned vacform.

      If (very, very big "if") Zvezda ever produce a B757 I'll line the loft with them (provided they don't have separate flaps or any similar gimmicks!) but until that happy day I'll have to content myself with the new B738

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      Post #66705, posted on 03-28-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi Folks,

      this is a rew legal requirement from Boeing itself, all licensed products need to show this legal text. Revell ist also introducing those in their products.

      despite this text is not a reliable sing hat they are planing it, I also Hope this guys are working in a good 757 kit! im myself a 757 driver and would love to see this kit

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      Post #66711, posted on 03-28-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Please add me to that list, I want a good 757 kit really bad, I hope Zvezda gets our message.

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      Post #66729, posted on 03-29-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Why not talk to Zvezda on facebook directly?
      They are quite active there.

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      Post #66783, posted on 04-02-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi, guys!

      Boeing 757 is not scheduled yet...
      However, I will definitely pass on your wishes to management of Zvezda ;)

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      Post #66787, posted on 04-02-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      Boeing 757 is not scheduled yet...
      However, I will definitely pass on your wishes to management of Zvezda ;)



      As the saying goes, it would give them a license to print money! If they do it, and they do all three engine types (2x Rolls Royce, 1x P&W), and winglets or normal wing tips, they would have 99% of 757s covered. I would buy half a dozen to start with!

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      Post #66788, posted on 04-02-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      You aren't the only one, Jennings! There's got to be something like 30 757s I'd like to build! If I had a nice plastic kit plus a few of the AA kits mixed in ( I already have two), I could be a happy builder for quite some time!! Long live the 75!

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      Post #66789, posted on 04-02-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      If Zvezda actually visits here, as was mentioned in the 737 post..... I recommend everyone that wants a 757 chime in here. I have three AA kits unbuilt only because there are so many 757's I have decals for, and want to build. I cannot pick which to do. Now, give me a kit that is quality like Zvezda has proven, at a price point of 30 USD, I am in for a dozen!

      Kurt, this is no offense to you. It is a matter of the availability, and my spending at any given time. You are always my first choice!

      Keep em separated!
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      Post #66790, posted on 04-03-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Yes please Zvezda make a B757 kit!

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      Post #66791, posted on 04-03-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Is it well right here the 757's lobbying topic ? I'm definitively in if zvezda consider to produce this!

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      Post #66795, posted on 04-03-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      If Zvezda reads here and goes for a 757: I'm in for 15+ kits.

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      Post #66796, posted on 04-03-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      10 here at least.

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      Post #66797, posted on 04-03-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      It had been a long time since I had looked at 757s... In addition to the three engine nacelle types and winglets, there are two distinctly different window/door arrangements.

      A completely unscientific survey indicates that about 2/3 of 757s were built with the small escape door aft of the wing, while about 1/3 were built with the two over-wing escape hatches. The window arrangement is quite different between the two configurations.

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      Post #66798, posted on 04-03-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Oh there will be a Zvezda 757. Here's why:
      It's what's called Murphy's Law in my modeling world.
      I invest heavily in multiple Welsh MD-80s and woohoo, there's the
      Minicraft MD-80. I invest in eight Otaki L-1011s at $100-150 a pop
      in 2012 and then appears the "Eastern Express" 1011. And last but
      most definitely not least, I recently invested in five Authentic brand 757s.
      So, there ya go. Expect a Zvezda 757.
      Have a happy day,
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      Post #66799, posted on 04-03-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      I'll be in for a couple of kits as well!

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      Post #66800, posted on 04-03-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      I would also buy one or two but does that really make a difference for Zvezda? We're talking about injection moulding, not even short-run technology. I've heard they have one of the most advanced injection moulding machines in entire Russia, developing a kit is not just a matter of a few hundred dollars startup costs like a resin kit. They'd have to sell tens of thousands of kits to break even. Twenty or thirty commitments here are just a grain of sand in a desert.
      Please correct me if I'm wrong though, and if I am and it actually does matter: Zvezda, go for it!

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      Post #66801, posted on 04-03-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      It can't possibly hurt, can it?

      And no, they don't need to sell tens of thousands. Those days are long gone.

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      Post #66804, posted on 04-04-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      It can't possibly hurt, can it?





      +1. Plus with the current troubles at Minicraft (no need to discuss the actual quality of the kit), there is currently no injected plastic 757 on the market. With the number of 757 operators over the years plus Zvezda's great recent kits I personally feel a 75 could be a great success. By my count they've got 75+ sold already just in this thread!


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      Post #66816, posted on 04-05-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      And no, they don't need to sell tens of thousands. Those days are long gone.


      Not quite right ...
      A good price for the Zvezda model kits is obtained from the calculation of sales more than ten thousands...
      The development and production of a quality model is very, very expensive.
      We are talking about injection moulding technology, naturally

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      Post #66818, posted on 04-05-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      People think that model kits sell far more than they actually do though. And it's not like they have to sell 50,000 units in the first month. This kit will be on the market for decades (potentially). I actually had someone argue with me that they had to sell "over a million" kits to make it economically viable. I'd be surprised if the Revell USS Missouri has sold that many, and that kit has been in almost continuous production since the tooling was cut in 1953.