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  1. And do not forget the Hawker Sea Fury that is on Special Hobby's agenda...
  2. It is a long process...I wanted it already (my dad as well, although not his scale).
  3. this is John's rendition: http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?/topic/127657-eebac-lightning-f6/
  4. indicative...in other words, depending on circumstances, progress. But 2020-2021 is the idea yes.
  5. To give some of the readers some background on the work that has been done for the next KH kits. A small group formed end of 2013 to look at the available F-84F and RF-84F kits. The focus first turned on the Streak and specialists Bruce and Harold were able to come up with a lot - and I mean a lot - of great info on the jet (photos, measurements, panel lines corrections). Luuk Boerman and I did the same from the other side of the pond and collected our materials. Fate also had it that I was able to get into touch with an architect / aviationist who has almost unlimited access to the Danish airforce jets. He was able to come up with the proper drawings (so, the R. Caruna ones are now obsolete). I know for a fact that reps of KH travelled to Denmark to see the Flash with their own eyes. All the information gathered for KH was stored and first other kits would be issued in order to improve and further learn about the proper 3d CAD processes (we speak of 2013-2014, so quite a few kits have now been issued and quality has improved). The Mirages will be the next in line and the chopper series (Blackhawk, little bird, Huey, etc). Given that KH asked the group to come alive again, we shall gather additional information to try to make sure the kits will be the best to date by KH. Glen is a huge fan of the Streak / Flash (and so are we in the group) so he wants to get it right. The Flash is first, the Streak follows thereafter. I myself shall go with a small group to the Brussels museum to make additional walk-arounds for the project, so stay tuned...and criticism is fine as long as it is constructive. Tim
  6. I'd still wait for the Z-M kit then...2021
  7. no, I am not...wishful thinking but who knows...
  8. Any progress to be shared with us :)))))
  9. Although a most likely stunning P-38 in the 48-scale will appear, let's look ahead and banter about a new tool 1/32 scale F-14A/D Tomcat. It will star in the upcoming Top Gun: Maverick movie next year. It will also be a good occassion since the first flight took place on 21 December 1970!!! Yes, people, 50 years ago! Upscaling the 48 Tomcat or using all that data to create a new 32-version should be a piece of cake for Tamiya... T
  10. Then I'll open one for a 1/32 Tomcat new tool as next year Top Gun (Topgun): Maverick is going to be releaased starring also the Old School Tomcat. Lightning may still pop-up in 32 in 5 years time from now.
  11. why? Tamiya is a no-show and the, albeit a bit over-engineered, ZM P-51D is pretty good. It should be better than any current available kit around
  12. Fully agree. They are a mysterious company...I'm visiting Japan in December...perhaps pay them a visit and beg and hand over our List :). Just kidding of course, but for the F-16D: GT Resin is planning some options. But it is a mystery they don't invest more in our hobby. Their RC and other offerings sell well and I am sure the plastic modelling for aviation would take off even more...oh well, the 1/48 P-38 is still fantastic of course!
  13. so, it seems a 1/48 P-38 instead....is the 1/32 scale dead for Tamiya?
  14. Finally, Don Gentile's Shangri-La can be build in an accurate way! Excellent!
  15. and so the topic digresses from Streak / Flash to ...?
  16. There is not even a single CAD image or let alone testshot available and there is already a whining start and diversion to the Voodoo...stay on topic: Streak and Flash. Things KH needs to get right for sure (apart from everything and it has to be perfect to some here WTH, wake up): *Flash: obviously, the Recce nose and the intakes in the wings * Streak: intake. All 48-offerings sort of botched this and it will take some clever engineering to get this right. So, let's wait and see. This has been in the works since 2014 by the way. KH decided at the time to first tackle some other subjects and experiment with 3D scanning for CAD design. The Mirage 2000 is going to be a good test to see how good the Streak and Flash could become.
  17. I would be in for some Tamiya - Zactoman style pallets!! I have 2 Cats waiting.
  18. Gary, you have my suppport!! Tamiya should be the donor kit here, not the Academy one...I had one to compare with the Tamiya one and sold the Academy one. Only plus was the Greek parabrake housing (albeit not correct). So, I also hope you do an F-16A (MLU) conversion with the tail options (parabrake, ADF etc). best Tim
  19. I don't care. I am just going for one I think. It looks really amazing from these test shots already
  20. Hi Gary, thanks. One question: how does one find out whether a particular Eagle flew with Michelin or Goodyear? For instance the Soesterberg AB, NL F-15s (C/D models and A/B were flown there). Same for Bitburg, germany.
  21. no, also pondering whether to get them actually...
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