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      Post #69617, posted on 03-02-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi,

      Given the parts breakdown with separate tail and n.o 2engine, would the welcome thought be that E.E could plan doing a DC-10 as well ?

      Or is the MD-11's rear completely that different than the 10 ?

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      Post #69619, posted on 03-02-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      I always wondered why EE made the fuselage in two parts, or four if you will. Other than ease of molding I can't find any reason. The answer to your question Matt for sure is no. The engine intake is much different, the exhaust and plate above it is different and the tail cone of the fuselage is different. So the tail section can't be used for an accurate DC-10. Nor can the main fuselage parts be used as the MD-11 is longer than its brother and the wing body fairing is shaped differently. All that EE can use of their MD-11 kit is the cockpit window transparency, all other sprues are too MD-11 specific.

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      Post #69620, posted on 03-02-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Eastern Express have announced a DC-10-30 for 2018 release.

      All the best
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      Post #69626, posted on 03-02-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      After having bought two EE MD-11s and been rather unimpressed, I'm going to have to recommend saving up for one of Kurt's wonderful DC-10s. Pricy (worth it, though), but spot on accurate and currently in stock.

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      Post #69627, posted on 03-02-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Bob, the DC10 kits just ran out of stock and I am not sure to continue the line as the people are rather buying EE plastic kits instead of mine.

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      Post #69628, posted on 03-02-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Dang it, that's a shame. I guess its a good thing I ordered one last night! Does this mean that I got the last one?

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      Post #69631, posted on 03-02-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Kurt,
      dont give up your DC10, MD11. L1011. As you produce your new A330, A340, CV990, B747, B757, B727,B707,B720, B737, DC8,DC9. They are all availably from Revell, EE, F-Rsin, Welsh, minicraft, Airfix. But if anyone wants accuracy and reality, no one comes arround your kits
      please stay continued

      Ralf, AA B757-200, B747SP

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      Post #69637, posted on 03-02-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Kurt we have to move forward, not back. It would be like when talking about how people used to fly at mach 2 from London to New York, but not anymore. As B747Fan says pleople shall have a choice, and many will choose your kits, no matter what plastic is around. I'll do.

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      Post #69640, posted on 03-03-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      What a coincidence


      I only started the topic after first checking Kurt's Dc-10 stock which grinned with evil in my face...

      This time I was too late.

      Do me a favour Kurt and just check under your bed if it so happens you hid and forgot some Dc-10's...
      Your kits before anything else.....

      Will fiddle with the nice 747 Sp I bought from you in the meantime...

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      Post #69644, posted on 03-03-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Yeah, the in stock notice was green when I posted my original message, and when I ordered the other night. Now I wish I'd ordered two!

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      Post #69645, posted on 03-03-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      After all those comments, I think IŽll take the risk to invest another batch of DC10 kits.

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      Post #69647, posted on 03-03-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Just curious Kurt, how many is the batch?. It is always interesting to know more about the hobby and the manufacturing process, and indeed if a batch consists of 200 kits I take your point. Anyway rest assured you will sell every kit, every time.

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      Post #69649, posted on 03-03-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      I like reading all these post, it helps develop your skills as a modeler.. I too have EE's MD 11 kit. I had to do a lot of work on it, took me two months lol.. Anybody looking for a 1/144 revell DC-10 kit to buy? please inbox me...

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      Post #69650, posted on 03-03-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      One of the challenges I face when trying to get some kits from Kurt is that when a given kit of his is in stock, I don't have the money to spare...and when I do have the money to spare, the kit I'm interested in is often out of stock.

      Kurt, there are enough kits of yours that I don't yet have that I hope you will keep in production, the DC-10 among them.

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      Post #69651, posted on 03-03-2018 GMT-5 hours    
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      After all those comments, I think IŽll take the risk to invest another batch of DC10 kits.

      Kurt



      I'm glad to hear this, Kurt. I'll order one myself if needed! I'd order more of your kits but they come out faster than I can build them as I build very slowly!

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      Post #69652, posted on 03-04-2018 GMT-5 hours    
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      One of the challenges I face when trying to get some kits from Kurt is that when a given kit of his is in stock, I don't have the money to spare...and when I do have the money to spare, the kit I'm interested in is often out of stock.


      Same here! Its a testament to how wonderful Kurt's kits are, and to how little we're all paid, I guess!

      I'm very glad to hear that the DC-10 is coming back! I hope the GE powered MD-11 will, as well. I need to do one in American Airlines colors. Up next for me around summer time when I can scrape up some more cash will be the A330s if the DC-10 or MD-11 aren't back in stock. Here's hoping!