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#1 LSP_Kevin

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 10:31 PM

I thought I might start a thread whereby I can throw various kit questions out to the membership in order to clarify certain ambiguities in the kit database. I'll keep this as an ongoing thread, as there are plenty of questions to be resolved yet! The 8 volunteers editors are also free to use this thread too.

So, first cab of the rank concerns the following release of the Revell's venerable Hawker Typhoon kit:

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If you have this exact issue, can you clarify the kit number for me? It's listed in the database twice, as both '85-4663' and '85-463'. I suspect the latter is correct, but would like some certainty before hitting the delete button. I guess there's still a chance they're both right, too!

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 10:39 PM

Just checked.

85-4663

Instructions say "kit 4663".

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 10:44 PM

Just checked.

85-4663

Instructions say "kit 4663".

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Thanks MBB. Can anyone confirm the validity of the alternative kit number? Is it possible that it's just the box art that's wrong?

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 11:54 PM

Thanks MBB. Can anyone confirm the validity of the alternative kit number? Is it possible that it's just the box art that's wrong?

Kev


OK, after a cursory Google search I could find no evidence that the shorter kit number is valid, so I've deleted it from the database.

Next question, and a much more general one: do the Hasegawa and Revell Starfighter kit ranges have anything in common?

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 08:19 PM

Next question, and a much more general one: do the Hasegawa and Revell Starfighter kit ranges have anything in common?


*BUMP*

Any thoughts on this?

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 08:28 PM

I had thought they were the same Kev...sort of like the Stuka and Me109K boxings that are out...decal change and that was about it. ARC maybe?

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 09:49 PM

I had thought they were the same Kev...sort of like the Stuka and Me109K boxings that are out...decal change and that was about it. ARC maybe?

Cheers Matty


It's funny you say that Matty, as I've been assuming that they're different - ie, two separate kit ranges. Anyone know for sure?

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 09:51 PM

I had thought they were the same Kev...sort of like the Stuka and Me109K boxings that are out...decal change and that was about it. ARC maybe?

Cheers Matty


"Next question, and a much more general one: do the Hasegawa and Revell Starfighter kit ranges have anything in common?

Kev"

Kev/Matt,

The Revell F-104G is very much simplified compared to the Hasegawa kit and is not the same in any way (I do not have the Hasegawa Starfighter, but I have seen pictures of the kit. However, I do have the Revell kit shown below).

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 09:54 PM

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HTH

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 10:02 PM

The Revell F-104G is very much simplified compared to the Hasegawa kit and is not the same in any way (I do not have the Hasegawa Starfighter, but I have seen pictures of the kit. However, I do have the Revell kit shown below).


Thanks Derek. I've asked the question over at ARC too, where they have a much greater focus on jets than we do here. You don't happen to have a larger version of that box art image do you Derek?

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 10:11 PM

Thanks Derek. I've asked the question over at ARC too, where they have a much greater focus on jets than we do here. You don't happen to have a larger version of that box art image do you Derek?

Kev


If I can get my hands on my kit, I shall take a picture of it for you.

Cheers

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 10:38 PM

In an attempt to build (within reason), the best Starfighter I could, I bought both kits; they are definitely different from one another, not the same kit at all.

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 10:52 PM

In an attempt to build (within reason), the best Starfighter I could, I bought both kits; they are definitely different from one another, not the same kit at all.



i concur......and seeing some re-issueing by Italeri, the next F104 on their behalf, must be a Revell issue.....but that shouldn't be such a tragedy.....???

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#14 LSP_Kevin

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 11:14 PM

not the same kit at all.


Thanks guys. That seems to be the consensus over at ARC too.

More questions soon...

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 12:12 AM

Looks like it was me that started all the confusion Kev. Kit number is actually 85-4663 as depicted below; the original molds being produced in 1973.
:oops: ,.... :evil_laugh:

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