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      Post #78070, posted on 04-27-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      In light of the updates, I decided to collect everything related in one topic. Announced:




      Trident 1C








      Test castings




      Aeroflot and Veb Plasticart
      The classics from childhood

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      Post #78074, posted on 04-27-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Looks like a quantum leap over the old Airfix Gripper!

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      Post #78075, posted on 04-27-2021 GMT-5 hours    

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      Post #78216, posted on 05-12-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      First pics i've seen of the injection-molded parts. Speaking as a pilot, the Trident Autoland system, to this day is still very impressive.

      Between this release, the DC-8s, the CV-990 and the Electra, this seems like the Golden Age of airliner modeling!

      *if you can look past the price tag.....

      -d-

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      Post #78225, posted on 05-13-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      Good Morning,

      There are all sorts of very nice kits coming out, but I'm quite disappointed that nobody molds the cabin windows anymore. Now it's just stickers. (OK, decals). In fact, most of the decals sheets, these days, have the cabin windows printed on the stripes and you have no choice but to fill windows on the kits that do have them.

      Just my two cents... But one reason I rarely do plastic models anymore.

      Best regards,
      Kurt

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      Post #78226, posted on 05-13-2021 GMT-5 hours    
      I can state with 99.5% certainty that there has never been a single injection molded airliner kit with “open” cabin windows that has gotten them correct. Either the size, shape, spacing, or some combination of the three is incorrect. In addition, in about 98% of cases, you need a metal frame around the window to portray the way the real thing looks accurately. The only way to do that is with a decal or a *very* steady hand and a very small brush (and not a small amount of scotch). I don’t see “open” windows as being a selling point.

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      Post #78227, posted on 05-14-2021 GMT-5 hours    
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      I can state with 99.5% certainty that there has never been a single injection molded airliner kit with “open” cabin windows that has gotten them correct. Either the size, shape, spacing, or some combination of the three is incorrect. In addition, in about 98% of cases, you need a metal frame around the window to portray the way the real thing looks accurately. The only way to do that is with a decal or a *very* steady hand and a very small brush (and not a small amount of scotch). I don’t see “open” windows as being a selling point.



      true, not a big selling point - sadly. but its not correct, that 99.5% got it wrong. I can give you couple of examples, like the zvezda A321 or TU154, that got it right. Even the old Revell A330 is correct.
      Since i am doing them clear, i deal with this quite a lot, especially in finding work arounds to get them right.
      I think the reason why EE is not doing them, simply is because their short run technology is not made for this, and as you said they gain that much out of it.

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