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Wow... a thread on a model discussion forum drifted off topic??!!??  Never seen *that* happen before, have you?

 

Look up “human nature” and get back to us.

 

And for the record, we’re talking about Kitty Hawk.  We’re talking about KH’s past performance as related to recent releases and likely future releases, including the F/RF-84Fs.  So is it really off topic?  Or is it just something you don’t personally like?  Think about it.

Edited by Jennings Heilig

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I thought I had gone back in time and was reading a Trumpeter thread !

Same old nonsense trolled out again and again because some hate (I use that word as it's pretty obvious) a certain manufacturer.

At least with Trumpy the pitchforks only came out with the first sprue shots.

:lol:

I guess some manufacturers will never be able to do anything right even if they produce some good new kits.

Nice to know though that we have some on here that can see into the future and already know these will be bad.

 

:clap2::thumbsup:

 

Edited by PhilB

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I do sincerely hope Kitty Hawk up their game with the RF-84F (and Streak) compared with the smaller scale recce Voodoo. In particular, it needs to include internal camera sensors and have camera windows which fit. Or better still, large clear parts for the nose requiring the windows to be masked, for zero ugly joins.

 

Tony 

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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

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Both the Flash and Streak will sit on the shelf superbly next to the Hobby Boss F-84G Thunderjet. Then maybe add a couple of P-47s at one end and a silver Thud at the other. The Republic Thunder Factory Story all in one.

 

Tony

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19 hours ago, Out2gtcha said:

 

 

Thanks Tim. That does give me some time to get finances together, as Im not a huge fan of the Flash, but really love the Streak. 

It is a long process...I wanted it already (my dad as well, although not his scale).

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As an observer to this from the outside, Kitty Hawk have had some very able assistance on recent projects like the UH-1 series and the MH/SH-60 series. Most recently the UH-1N kit was released with the incorrect rotors in spite of the information provided by the very informed advisors, and there were obvious missing parts in the MH-60 kit (the stub wings featured on the box cover!). For almost every error in those helo kits that were pointed out online, the response from the advisor was "well, we told them about it", and KH still put out kits with needless errors. One can only hope that their recent history won't be repeated on this project.

 

John

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