Hmm, given the quality of the plastic in the Italeri 104 and
Mirage III kits, I'll give it a wait and see. Aside from maybe getting the mythical GR.4 and F.3 versions, the main improvements I'd want over the Revell kits would be detail on the underside of the nose and the sides of the intake, where the blow in doors are completely missing.
OK, folks, just for giggles (and because I'm especially bored), I've finally done what I'd suggested I'd do for quite some time now, and have collated all of the more relevant data from this thread, mostly to satisfy my own curiosity. Unusual and totally bizarre requests for 1:32 C-5 Galaxies and the like, were summarily ignored as being quite useless for this assessment. Not very scientific I'll admit, nothing at all scientific about it in fact, but just done for fun.
The results are really quite interesting, I think. Of the 196 basic types requested, 42 have been kitted in fairly recent years (the last five or so), and that equates to roughly 21% having come to fruition, or are at least currently in definite planning stages, from one manufacturer or another, sometimes multiple manufacturers. I have only included what we might refer to as more mainstream manufacturers, dismissing all resin kit types, as I believe they do not accurately reflect mainstream purchasing desires for the majority of us. (Note: Many of the kits requested on this list, are in all probability never going to see the light of day as mainstream injected kits (strictly my personal opinion), but some are included anyway, just out of consideration of variety. If it were up to me, I'd probably eliminate 70% of these entries from any reasonably serious contention as being entirely too frivolous. I have also, for the most part, eliminated sub, sub variants, as there is a diminishing likelihood of those specific variants being produced, though possible, I guess. Make no mistake, not every kit mentioned has made this list, as many of those were frequently so bizarre as to warrant exclusion. By and large, what remains are kits that were frequently or repeatedly asked for (not only in this thread, but similar threads that have appeared on LSP (and elsewhere) over the years, and continue to arise from time to time).
It quickly becomes fairly evident that manufacturers do pay attention to the pleas from â€œour kindâ€;â€¦ I can conclude nothing else, as chalking these results up to pure coincidence, would also be purely ignoring the evidence.
It's quite possible that I may have missed one (or more) manufactured kits from the list, as I'm not a walking encyclopedia of what has and what has not been produced, but I believe this list to be fairly complete and accurate. Interesting stuff.
Mozart I've build quite a few trumpeter lightnings since it was released and yes it is bad in places and over priced. BUT it does build into a lovely model if you are willing to spend a bit of time on it.
Aries have brought out a lovely cockpit and wheel Wells that add detail too it but forget the reheat cans they just don't fit. I say go for it it will bring out the modeller in you.
Same thing for me.
However, i vape, you know the electronic cig. And a few months ago i bought a full set with various pliers, cutters, templates to build the coils and so on. The price was about 40 or 50â‚¬ and i think it was expensive, but a friend told me it's really worth it. So i did buy it, and indeed it was a great purchase.
So i think that if people have the money for the Iwata set, it may be a nice tool box, not indispensable, but helpful when you need it.
My very own opinion is that the most useful thing for an airbrush is rather a cleaning set than a tool set.