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      Post #55146, posted on 11-13-2014 GMT-5 hours    
      Wouldn't be nice if Zvezda did a 1/144 747SP?

      Ed

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      A mixed bag of aircraft.

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      Post #55147, posted on 11-13-2014 GMT-5 hours    
      Plus MD-11, 757, and 777-300ER.

      Regards....Duncan

      PS...A Caravelle 12, 737-200, 727, EMB-195, 717, Tu-204 wouldn't hurt either...

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      Post #55156, posted on 11-14-2014 GMT-5 hours    
      Wouldn't it be nice if somebody did a decent injection moulded Boeing 757?

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      Post #55158, posted on 11-14-2014 GMT-5 hours    
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      Wouldn't it be nice if somebody did a decent injection moulded Boeing 757?



      Absolutely!

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      Post #55164, posted on 11-15-2014 GMT-5 hours    
      Indeed.... And a 1/72 Bae 146 (Kurt could save us here)...

      ... And a Piper Pawnee, why not.

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      Post #55166, posted on 11-15-2014 GMT-5 hours    
      Piper Pawnee like this one?
      http://www.kitsforcash.com/piper-pawnee-91-p.asp

      We really need a 1/144 777.

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      Post #55170, posted on 11-15-2014 GMT-5 hours    
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      Indeed.... And a 1/72 Bae 146 (Kurt could save us here)...

      ... And a Piper Pawnee, why not.



      Hi all,

      I'm pretty sure that Welsh is working on a BAE146 in 1/72.

      Cheers,
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      Post #55185, posted on 11-15-2014 GMT-5 hours    
      I second the need for a good 1-72 BAe-146 kit. I have been watching the Welsh website for them to release their announced 146 for the last three years. I sure would like to see it released! Still being patient......

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      Post #55190, posted on 11-16-2014 GMT-5 hours    
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      Piper Pawnee like this one?
      http://www.kitsforcash.com/piper-pawnee-91-p.asp

      We really need a 1/144 777.

      Walter



      Thanks Walter! I was not aware of its existence. You made my day.

      As for the Bae, I don't know how much accurate welsh kits can be, our best luck could come from Kurt.

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      Post #55351, posted on 11-28-2014 GMT-5 hours    
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      We really need a 1/144 777.



      An-225 and some Small Bizjets in 1/144, Dassault, Cessna, Learjet, Gulfstream, so many beautiful planes!

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      Post #55352, posted on 11-28-2014 GMT-5 hours    
      Oh lord, oh wonīt You give us a nice DC8 , my friends all build boeings, I must make a mence...

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      Post #55370, posted on 11-28-2014 GMT-5 hours    
      ...and an accurately shaped L-188 Electra (injection molded plastic), plus complete 1/144 kits for an MD-87, MD-90, 717, and please SANTA, a real Convair 990 that's already in "A" configuration.

      Never put off for tomorrow what can dry overnight

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      Post #55375, posted on 11-29-2014 GMT-5 hours    
      2015 Zvezda will need new announcements. The only left from former announcements is the IL-76.
      If it will be Aeroflot - beside the B747-8I - all were Aeroflot ones.
      So I will go for B777-300ER in 2015.
      And why not a Tu-204 ?

      Didnīt "anyone" gave us rumours about CRJ-700? Would be great for me, too.

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      Post #55380, posted on 11-29-2014 GMT-5 hours    
      A truly accurate short bodied DC-8 in the class of Kurt's superb offerings.

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      Post #55382, posted on 11-29-2014 GMT-5 hours    
      Injection molded Convair 240-340-440.Maybe a resin Lockheed L-18 Lodestar and Boeing 247 all in 1/144.I know the 247 would be tiny,but needed in a propliner collection.
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      Post #55391, posted on 11-29-2014 GMT-5 hours    
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      Didnīt "anyone" gave us rumours about CRJ-700? Would be great for me, too.


      Look's like Kurt's bringing it back: http://www.authentic-airliners.de/epages/64205758.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/64205758/Products/K144-06

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      Post #55394, posted on 11-30-2014 GMT-5 hours    
      Kurts CRJ-700 / -900 are in my shelves to build.
      I really love them.
      But I am so much into injection molds and open windows - I canīt help it.
      :-)

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      Post #55411, posted on 12-01-2014 GMT-5 hours    
      thereīs a helluva lot of airliners Dating from the pre 1950ies, nobody intersted in those ?

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      Post #55412, posted on 12-01-2014 GMT-5 hours    
      I would add Convairs, Martins, and a good 747 Classic to the list too. Sure, nobody flies them nowadays, but there were a lot of good color schemes for back then. Add a good L-1011 -100 & -500 too.

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      Post #55413, posted on 12-01-2014 GMT-5 hours    
      Sadly, Minicraft has completely abandoned the idea of doing a 1/144 Convair twin family

      And Airfix's recent 1/72 C-47 is no better, and in some ways far worse, than the 30 year old ESCI and Italeri kits.

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      Post #55415, posted on 12-01-2014 GMT-5 hours    
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      Sadly, Minicraft has completely abandoned the idea of doing a 1/144 Convair twin family

      And Airfix's recent 1/72 C-47 is no better, and in some ways far worse, than the 30 year old ESCI and Italeri kits.



      I've not got an Airfix C47 yet, but interested in your opinion on what's the issues with the kit.

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      Post #55419, posted on 12-02-2014 GMT-5 hours    
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      I would add Convairs, Martins, and a good 747 Classic to the list too. Sure, nobody flies them nowadays, but there were a lot of good color schemes for back then. Add a good L-1011 -100 & -500 too.



      Laserhawk,
      At least one of your wishes will come true. As I mentioned in another string, Kurt is going to release a 1/72 Convair-liner (CV-440, presumably as a starter) in 2016.
      Knowing the quality level of Authentic Airlinerīs products, Kurtīs Convair will undoubtedly be the ultimate[ kit of this all too often neglected a/c.
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      Post #55429, posted on 12-02-2014 GMT-5 hours    
      Oh good, by 2016 I may finally have a job and can afford one instead of just drooling thru the website! I'm thinking I may splurge and try one of his kits, you guys all speak so highly of the quality, I have to assume they are worth the price.

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      Post #55442, posted on 12-03-2014 GMT-5 hours    
      kurtīs stuff is just perfect, wish he did a lockheed starliner ( or superstar in LH-parlance)

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      Post #55444, posted on 12-03-2014 GMT-5 hours    
      I would like to see F-Rsin do a L1649A in their injection molded line.
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      Post #55449, posted on 12-03-2014 GMT-5 hours    
      Personally I would love to see an accurately shaped A330 in 1/144th or 1/200 scale. An A380 in 1/200 scale would be nice. Sadly however given the esoteric nature and dying interest of our hobby it will never happen.

      I guess I'll have to settle for another Spitfire or Hornet where the clowns on other message boards criticize the shape of a rudder pedal inside the 'pit' or the number of rivets on the fin of a drop tank. WTFO.


      Slag away.

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      Post #55463, posted on 12-04-2014 GMT-5 hours    
      L-1649.
      Somehow I hope we will get a Revell L-1649 when the Lufthansa L-1649 will be ready with reconstruction.
      Should be within the next years.

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      Post #55465, posted on 12-04-2014 GMT-5 hours    
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      Personally I would love to see an accurately shaped A330 in 1/144th or 1/200 scale. An A380 in 1/200 scale would be nice. Sadly however given the esoteric nature and dying interest of our hobby it will never happen.




      I totally agree here. Models of the big Airbuses in 1/200 are really missed. I cross
      my fingers for that Hasegawa will do the 380 when Skymark starts operating them.

      Happy modelling,

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      Post #55467, posted on 12-04-2014 GMT-5 hours    
      Didnīt Skymark cancel the order of 6 A380 in July?
      We have to hope for a JAL or ANA order ....

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      Post #55470, posted on 12-04-2014 GMT-5 hours    
      would prefer kurt doing the 1649, revellīs 1049 is anything but a gem

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      Post #55474, posted on 12-04-2014 GMT-5 hours    
      Not sure about that long wing in resin,too prone to warpage.I have ven had some problems with that with AA's CV-440.Other than that and the price,his models are great.
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      Post #55475, posted on 12-04-2014 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi Mike,

      I am very sorry, if you had got some problems with the wings.
      Usually, I take care of any warpage before shipping.
      Nevertheless, you can easily solve the problem by putting the wing into boiling water for a few seconds. It then can be corrected.
      If you still cannot rectify the problem, I`ll be happy to send you a new set of wings.



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      Post #55479, posted on 12-04-2014 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi all info from a "reliable contact" at the IPMS nationals at Telford, Revell are planning a L1649 Starliner in the future,but as yet unsure of the scale, but 1/72 is favorite, this is not surprising as Lufthansa are rebuilding an aircraft in as good as new condition, with a glass cockpit , and putting the aircraft in the show circuit within the next few years, who knows maybe you will be able to book a seat on the last of the great Lockheed piston airliner, but even seeing one of these flying again ,will be a magnificent sight, and it will be in an "airline livery" unlike the Breitling L1049.

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      Post #55482, posted on 12-04-2014 GMT-5 hours    
      Kurt,I did get the wing straight.I have not had luck with this from other brands,but yours came out great.I bought a 440 and 240.The 240 came with 2 440 engines and the 440 with one 240 and one 440 engine.I didnt notice it right away.
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      Post #56690, posted on 02-14-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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      A truly accurate short bodied DC-8 in the class of Kurt's superb offerings.

      Yes! I must second that!

      As an owner of Revell and Doyusha DC-8's I feel qualified to comment
      that to date no one has done justice to the early DC-8's, especially the
      nose section. The closest we've come is the Minicraft -61/-71 but it
      is not easy to modify those thinner wings and leading edges! As well
      as the wing-to-fuselage fairing. Compared to that, shortening fuselages
      is a piece of cake.

      Kurt told me he does not plan to do it right now, so we'll have to seek
      other pattern makers. Oh well . . .

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      Post #56691, posted on 02-14-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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      L-1649.
      Somehow I hope we will get a Revell L-1649 when the Lufthansa L-1649 will be ready with reconstruction.
      Should be within the next years.



      ...or a conversion-set at least!
      Think HaHen had one but for Heller's 1/72 Connie - so why not in 144 scale?
      Not sure if it was from HaHen - but I saw a conversion-set don't know where, don't know when...years ago!

      cheers

      P.S.: I found it! Wasn't HaHen -> http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/FirstLook/Kappner/Kap_Super_Star_Constellation_L1649/Kappner_L1649_set.html

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      Post #56693, posted on 02-14-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      My wish is for a 1/72 Dash 8 Q300s and Q400s yes a good 1/144 757 model fully detailed wit all the markings Also an MD11....

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      Post #56702, posted on 02-15-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      Excuse me, but the 2 latter wishes already became true.

      Kurt

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      Post #56708, posted on 02-15-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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      And Airfix's recent 1/72 C-47 is no better, and in some ways far worse, than the 30 year old ESCI and Italeri kits.



      Other than overly thick propeller blast panels on the fuselage and engraved panel lines that are too heavy, there is not one thing wrong with Airfix's new C-47. It is more dimensionally accurate that either the ESCI or Italeri kit.

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      Post #56709, posted on 02-15-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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      And Airfix's recent 1/72 C-47 is no better, and in some ways far worse, than the 30 year old ESCI and Italeri kits.



      Other than overly thick propeller blast panels on the fuselage and engraved panel lines that are too heavy, there is not one thing wrong with Airfix's new C-47. It is more dimensionally accurate that either the ESCI or Italeri kit.



      The ones I've seen built up make it look like the fuselage was made of cast concrete. The overly heavy engraved panel lines are the major thing wrong with both the Italeri and ESCI kits, so that's not a big advancement for 35 years later for Airfix to suffer the same problem.

      The Goon is one of those airplanes that's just cursed. Nobody can get it right. It's taken until two years ago to get a decent 1/48 Spitfire IX kit.

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      Post #56711, posted on 02-15-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      So a 1/144 and 1/72 Authentic Airliners DC-3 will
      be an excellent model wish!

      Just a thought!

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      Post #56714, posted on 02-15-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      I'll weigh in with my wish...How about a DC9 in 1/144? I have a couple of old Airfix kits waiting in the wings, but they, as you know, need work. And maybe replacement engines...I think that the DC9 is way under-represented in the modelling universe. A great plane that I. and many of us, have flown in...

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      Post #56724, posted on 02-15-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      From my inspection, the 1/72 scale C47/DC3 kits from ESCI/ertl, Italeari, Revell, Airfix ( late) & Testors, are all from the same molds and have the same parts breakdown. The earlier Airfix kit with the operating control surfaces was a much nicer kit. Hard to believe that with all the kits of the Goony, that not one has improved upon these 30 year old molds. The panel lines really need refinement and made less prominent. They ( kit mfg.) just keep grinding them out and relabeling them. The Monogram/Revell 1/48 kit is nice to build , but getting pricy.

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      Post #56738, posted on 02-16-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      Insureart

      The original ESCI/ERTL, Italeri and Airfix (late) C47/DC3 kits are not the same and use different molds. I have examples of all three and they have different features and parts break-down. Where it does get confusing is that the companies have issued C47/DC3 kits using each other's molds at times over the years, which makes it look like they are the same kit. To keep everyone confused, Airfix reissued another company's mold (Italeri?) shortly before they issued their new mold C47.

      The new mold Airfix C47 is probably the best of the bunch but the others can be made into something passible. I just completed the ESCI C-47 as one of NASA's C-47s used during the X-15 program and it came out OK. It was a struggle as the fuselage was very warped but it looks fine on the shelf.





      Have fun modeling!
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      Post #56745, posted on 02-16-2015 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks, Mike.
      I guess I have the Airfix "cloned" Italeri kit. I haven't seen a more recent one as yet. I thought this was the latest.

      This one has no date on the box but was issued with RCAF RESCUE decals + BEA.