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      Post #63947, posted on 08-04-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      From IPMS/USA 2016 National Convention:

      http://www.cybermodeler.com/special/ipms_usa/ipmsusa2016.shtml




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      Post #63948, posted on 08-04-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Tamiya, looks promising. 1/100th is a neat scale for an embraer. My only past experience with tamiya was a P-51. Not a fan of the subject, but the kit was rather nice in quality aspects. Hope it turns out nice. Any info on that kit (release date, decals, etc)? I can't see well, but those Ed Force decals are made by DACO, correct? Thought I saw it on his website a couple months ago. Thanks

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      Post #63949, posted on 08-04-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Any sprue pics of the 744? I only want to know if it is the old 400 kit or a new tool? Otherwise I will have to buy one and....surprise. Probably it is the old frog. But finally great to see clear windows and silver frames!

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      Post #63951, posted on 08-04-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      As per Scalemates it is the old tool from 1993.
      I can't see any reason why Revell should invest in new tools.

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      Post #64006, posted on 08-12-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      I pulled the B744 out of the box and a Revell rep, who I likened to "Frau Blucher" from "Young Frankenstein" shot me a death stare. Their reps at the IPMS Nationals were not very engaging...

      However, the mold is the old version. Open window holes to go with the nice decals including silver window frames. Unfortunately, the windows in the frames themselves are clear. I think that will be problematic.

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      Post #64069, posted on 08-19-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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      I pulled the B744 out of the box and a Revell rep, who I likened to "Frau Blucher" from "Young Frankenstein" shot me a death stare. Their reps at the IPMS Nationals were not very engaging...

      However, the mold is the old version. Open window holes to go with the nice decals including silver window frames. Unfortunately, the windows in the frames themselves are clear. I think that will be problematic.



      You must have caught them at an odd moment; I was in the vendor room for a couple hours each day and the Revell folks were quite friendly and helpful...

      In stark contrast to my single unpleasant moment from the entire week involving the rudest and most outright offensive interaction I've ever had at any show, just one table down with a vendor of one of the 'Cafe's finest artists and producers of extremely high quality decals. Referring to one of his suppliers/business partners as an "asshole" to my face (among other unprintable comments including disparaging remarks regarding my tastes and abilities) certainly crossed a line in my customer service experience, IMO...Alas, I suppose that's the way it goes at times.

      Regardless: You're correct that the clear windows with silver frames on the 744 will be problematic; I've never had any success with applying similar decals from any manufacturer over open apertures on any kit. The closest I came to success was after having spent a rather long time getting the openings as perfectly filled as I could with clear material, but even at that it was shall we say sub-optimal. As much as I prefer open windows, I think opaque decals will be the only way to go with the 744 I'm afraid...

      I can't wait to get my hands on the E175 kit. The one on display was stunning in detail and even though the scale was a little odd, it made for an impressively large model that won't take up a huge amount of real estate in the display case.

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      Post #64088, posted on 08-21-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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      I've never had any success with applying similar decals from any manufacturer over open apertures on any kit....



      The one experience I've had with decal windows working over open apertures is with the Otaki L-1011 I completed in 2005 in time for the Nationals. It used Russell Brown's window frames over the (corrected for spacing) window openings. Eleven years later it still looks fine, which is about ten years beyond what I thought would work, so I'll count that as a "success."

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      I can't wait to get my hands on the E175 kit. The one on display was stunning in detail and even though the scale was a little odd, it made for an impressively large model that won't take up a huge amount of real estate in the display case.



      For those asking, Sprue Brothers shows the Tamiya Embraer in stock now:
      http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/tam92197.htm

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      Post #64100, posted on 08-23-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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      For those asking, Sprue Brothers shows the Tamiya Embraer in stock now:
      http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/tam92197.htm

      Jodie Peeler



      Alas, my still-overheated wallet is having further difficulties cooling down Some days I find myself longing for the days of the pre-credit vendor room, when one had to choose much more carefully

      BTW, anyone planning on doing AS (nee SkyWest) decals for this one? I'm betting it'll be stunning in the new AS colors...

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      Post #64106, posted on 08-25-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Hello,

      I purchased this morning 2 Ed Force One 747-400 kits.

      The decal sheet is nice but I noticed something unusual, the clear pax windows/silver frames are provided in 3 different shapes/sizes, they are all slightly different.

      For example, the upper deck 2 window sections (patterns no 54R/53R/60L/61L) are the biggest window frames with some sort of elongated rectangle shape, then the main deck 2 front window sections (patterns no 56R/55R/62L/63L) are slightly smaller and squarer shaped, then the balance of the main deck window sections (patterns no 59R/58R/57R/64L/65L/66L) are even smaller and more ovoid shaped.

      I am unable to check the window strips on the kits simply because the plastic parts were binned straight away as I came out of the hobby shop (I could have given them for free but nobody would have paid for the shipping anyway).

      Any idea why 3 different window shapes/sizes? At this point, providing them in 1 unique shape/size and dark grey/silver frame, as it is the case with lots of aftermarket decals, would have appeared as more logical. Unless Revell specified clear windows with silver frames?

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