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  1. I too am in for this one! certainly something different!
  2. Also a Lancaster B1 cockpit section at Boscombe Down aviation museum (Old Sarum)
  3. Lovely work. Having built one myself I can attest to the difficulties outlined, That said its a magnificent subject and well worth the invetment of time which is borne out by your wonderful build.
  4. Neil has been made aware of the engine pushrod issue and it is being corrected for the kit release. I must emphasise this it a test shot and to that end corrections where necessary can still be made. I am not going to mention any issues I come across here, as it would not be fair taking into account this is not the final release and I am building without instructions. Suffice to say, if after the kit is released, there is constructive criticism to be levelled at HK then do so. Please also bear in mind that HK are and always have been, well aware that their kits are not a one stop shop and many modelers will use aftermarket items. I must say however that this is probably their best kit release to date.
  5. I can confirm the next release is in fact the K version. BUT, never say never. although to produce the earlier versions the fuselage halves would require re tooling.
  6. no official release date but I would expect Q1 2023
  7. i dont think its near that price . I think around the £170 ish was disussed
  8. engine nacelles. difficult to see the detail but its subtle and looks like it will take a wash well. Cockpit details NOTE! weighted wheels. Nose area detail. Note there is currently a full glass nose for the RAF versions in development which will be included in the kit. Pretty standard 50 cal renditions. The MG barrels aren't too bad but the build will definitely benefit from brass barrels. upper turret detail One of two engine sprues. cant be seen well in this photo but the cylinder moulding is lovely and crisp. That said, close look it appears that some of the cylinder head mouldings may have a few sink marks. This may not be an issue in subsequent copies. Engine nacelle parts. clear parts Superbly clear and free from defects so there you go. I have no instructions or decals options although there is a hankering for an A20 with invasion stripes. Wish me luck!
  9. Right folks, where did that week go? Anyhow, with grateful thanks to Neil at HK I was provided with a copy of the new A20 kit to build but before I do here are the sprue shots for you to peruse. To head off the are they releasing this that or the other, Neil has told me that the next version of this will be the A20 K . This is the G model. I am in no way a Havoc expert per se, and I must also point out that the photography is with my phone under my living room lights so its not perfect in any way. A first for HK, the kit has stressed skin rendering which is both subtle and not overdone. On with the show. Note the wing to fuselage attachment is HK's very successful bayonet solution. It means that the wings are easily removeable for storage or transportation. Internal detail is nice, a few ejector pin marks but they will likely be hidden anyhow. Wing texture is outstanding and rendered really crisply. Note, the wing internal structure and locator pins look like they will serve to form a sturdy structure. Bomb bay details. The marks accross the bottom of the bomb bay are structural moulding NOT ejector pin marks. on the subject of which there are a few on the Bomb bay firewalls. Again, not sure they would be seen. End part 1
  10. and now some extraordinary "other stuff" The following three dioramas are superlative. the attention to detail and story behind each one is superb. They relly so need to be seen to be believed. 1/16 Stuart! So thats pretty much it. So many displays, so little time I still feel I didnt cover half of the show!
  11. Couple more images and i'm including some off piste stuff as the level of modelling is outstanding Please dont hate me! Firstly the A 20 renders from HK. Note the subtle "Oil Canning" on the fuselage where appropriate Really well done. Mr Probert's incredible Sunderland. And you all thought the Lancaster was big! Thats a 48 scale Intruder for size comparison! Peters wonderful and now award winning 1/18 Mustang. I tried to take some interior shots but with my phone they could not do the workmanship justice. Kotare spitfire, A true beauty 32nd Buccaneer This P 51 particularly caught my eye, There was just something about it! And now a scratch built 1/35 Tarhe Skycrane! Again, its Huge, just shows how large the forthcoming ICM release is going to be!
  12. So in the photo Left to right, Mike Tayt, Me (Dave / Phartycr0c) Roy Meddings and Gary Bellingham. Honorable mention to Mike C who brought along two lovely Mustangs and Steve (Stevepd) who brought a wonderful rendition of an RAF Puma. Also what Pete (Airscale ) failed to mention was that he scooped best aircraft in show with his 18th Scale Mustang Lopes Hope! missed Best in Show by 1 solitary mark! Truly a sight to behold in the flesh. Competition was high this year with some breathtaking builds across all categories but best LSP entry without a doubt was the Lancaster bouncing bomb rendition. simply superb although only awarded a commended.
  13. Its a 3d printed mock up for sizing purposes. I do indeed. I can attest to the quality of the kit, HK has really stepped up their game in terms of moulding technology. In terms of markings, Neil is yet to decide, and has sought counsel in this regard. Yes, there will be other versions BUT not the early ones so your looking at Boston V's onwards, that said there are plenty of colour ways for this and plenty of theatres including Russian and French. Also down the line are planned K variants so plenty of options. I will do some sprue shots and a build thread as soon as i get 5 mins.
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