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      Post #67292, posted on 05-19-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      So they continue...

      http://www.pas-decals.ru/forum/novosti/1078-novinki-vostochnyj-ekspress?start=243#32070

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      Post #67293, posted on 05-19-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      This is in strict accordance with The Modeling Corollary to Murphy’s Law: Soon after one finishes an expensive, limited-run, vacuform or resin kit, a mainstream manufacturer will announce an injected version of that subject.

      Last year, I finished both the Sasquatch and Welsh kits. You're welcome!

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      Post #67294, posted on 05-19-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Let's hope they copied the Platz kit...

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      Post #67295, posted on 05-19-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      YEPPY YEPPY I hope they do the Q300s and the Q400s..... I built a few a Dash 8 1/72 kits which I converted to Q300s....hopw their Dash 8 kits would be detailed

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      Post #67296, posted on 05-19-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      Let's hope they copied the Platz kit...



      Why ?

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      Post #67297, posted on 05-19-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Because it's gorgeous and accurate. If they're going to copy, they might as well copy the best.

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      Post #67298, posted on 05-19-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      I'm in for a dozen of them things if they turn out to be decent

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      Post #67299, posted on 05-19-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Yes indeed, a copy of the PLATZ kit
      will be the only way to go.
      Well, I take that back, the Sasquatch kit was one of Deans best kits and I am sure
      even PLATZ used it as reference.
      It will be very hard for EE to mess this one up.

      Great addition regardless,

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      Post #67300, posted on 05-19-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      I concur. The PLATZ DHC-8 is such a sweet kit. Did one last year and still have a couple
      in the stash. If EE does the -100/200, I surely hope they would also consider a -300. Would
      be nice to have an injected Q-400 too. But that's a whole different animal.

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      Post #67301, posted on 05-20-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      Let's hope they copied the Platz kit...



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      Because it's gorgeous and accurate. If they're going to copy, they might as well copy the best.



      So basically one "could" copy Platz's Dash-8 but, according to you, one could not copy Platz's 747SP ? Does the following ring a bell to you ?

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      Bill-ay :Hopefully, a reputable resin manufacturer will take this kit and make duplicates of the mould.



      I would certainly hope *not*. That's commonly called "theft".



      Taken from http://www.airlinercafe.com/forums.php?m=posts&s=11&q=8099"e=48894&n=last#np

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      Post #67302, posted on 05-20-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      How about, "Hopefully, it will be as nice as the Platz kit?" I agree, the Sasquatch kit builds up into a nice-looking model, too.

      Now, I just need to find some Flight Path USAir Express decals. They all seem to have suddenly disappeared from the Internet.

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      Post #67303, posted on 05-20-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Copying other manufacturers' work is piracy and/or theft, something that Eastern Express have experience of. Even when they try to copy something decent they can mess up spectacularly. It takes a special kind of talent to turn a good kit like the Revell A319 into an abomination like the EE A318.

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      Post #67304, posted on 05-20-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      EE has a long history of copying other manufacturers' kits. Nothing we say or do is going to change that. I won't buy their kits for that reason.

      My point was that if you're going to copy something, then copy something decent, not something lousy. I hope they don't do it, but I see no reason to think they're not going to.

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      Post #67305, posted on 05-20-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      My point was that if you're going to copy something, then copy something decent, not something lousy.



      But then the Platz 747SP is far from being lousy, it's quite excellent so I do not get why copying it would be a theft but copying the Dash-8 would not, according to you. Bad wording choice if you ask me...

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      Post #67306, posted on 05-20-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Anyway good choice from EE, I hope it betters the Nazca resin kit.

      BTW, did Big Plane Kits not announce the same subject/same scale ?

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      Post #67309, posted on 05-20-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      My point was that if you're going to copy something, then copy something decent, not something lousy.



      But then the Platz 747SP is far from being lousy, it's quite excellent so I do not get why copying it would be a theft but copying the Dash-8 would not, according to you. Bad wording choice if you ask me...



      Did I say it wasn't? I specifically said it IS wrong, which is why I said I would not buy their kits. What you or I think or say about it isn't going to change their practices. That's their normal M.O. I'm voting with my wallet.

      And I vote we drop this right here, right now, before it gets out of hand.

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      Post #67310, posted on 05-20-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Yes, good idea. No need to argue about that. Sometimes I feel like people just want something to fight about. Next post about it will get deleted.

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      Post #67312, posted on 05-20-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      This is a nice surprise, and very intriguing. We've needed a new DHC-8 for a while now, and in its way 1:144 sweetens the deal a bit. I don't watch that board, but I hope someone will keep this thread updated as more information is revealed, and certainly if design shots and/or sprue shots are posted. If this is done right, I can see one or two of these kits in my future.

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      Post #67331, posted on 05-22-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      ...I won't buy their kits for that reason.
      ...



      Not necessarily.
      The EE A318 might be the most worst example ever.
      I didn't bought that kit about the terrible things I heard about.
      Might be the naked horror.

      But EE isn't only the A318. It's not fair to fix
      EE only to A318.

      At that point I have to take up the cudgels for EE.
      It's not fair to fix EE only to A318.
      Their kit quality differ and isn't always constant.
      But the A318 isn't the standard!

      I bought several EE kits and they are in a very nice quality,
      most notably those of russian airliners (e.g. AN-10, AN-24, TU-134, IL-18,
      MI-4, MI-8 just to mention a few). Most of them are identical with
      AMODEL, same sprues. Some manufacturers repack kits (ZVEZDA/REVELL 787,
      ICM/REVELL TU-144, AIRFIX/DOYUSHA Concorde and MATCHBOX/REVELL some kits in the past).
      Seems to be common.
      Okay, they copied the OTAKI TriStar - beside the "fact" (fairy tale???)
      molds were lost in the sea?????

      So what? Not long ago the Otaki TriStar was the "Holy Grail".
      A rarity which everyone wanted for a high price on Ebay.
      Now is a copy on the market for a reasonable price
      and no one seems satisfied.

      Don't have the Platz kit so I can't compare.

      LET'S WAIT AND SEE WHAT WILL BE IN THE BOX!