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Would love it if HK would release another twin. A Marauder would suit them very well. Or, how about left field? A Mitsubishi G3M Nell bomber? Or even a Betty? Or, a HP Hampden?

 

If they go nuts and do a 4-engined again, I'm voting for a Halifax with radials. Such a beautiful machine!

 

- Dennis S.

  Thornton, CO USA

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1 hour ago, Dennis7423 said:

Would love it if HK would release another twin. A Marauder would suit them very well. Or, how about left field? A Mitsubishi G3M Nell bomber? Or even a Betty? Or, a HP Hampden?

 

If they go nuts and do a 4-engined again, I'm voting for a Halifax with radials. Such a beautiful machine!

 

- Dennis S.

  Thornton, CO USA

 

Yes. A B-26 Marauder is the next logical large scale. We now have a 17, a 24, a 25 and a Lanc (they're here, regardless of accuracy).

 

It's time for the Marauder (well past it if you ask me!). We don't need another 51, 109 or 190! Puhlease! Enough already!

 

That being said, there is a whole line of things almost completely missing too - a Kate, A Val, a Dinah, etc...

 

-Ro

 

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12 minutes ago, Rowen said:

 

Yes. A B-26 Marauder is the next logical large scale. We now have a 17, a 24, a 25 and a Lanc (they're here, regardless of accuracy).

 

It's time for the Marauder (well past it if you ask me!). We don't need another 51, 109 or 190! Puhlease! Enough already!

 

That being said, there is a whole line of things almost completely missing too - a Kate, A Val, a Dinah, etc...

 

-Ro

 

 

I'd love a new Fw190 D9 thank you very much. Love the Hasegawa one but a new updated detail one would be class

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1 hour ago, AlanG said:

Yeah but in which decade ?

 

The same one as the HKM Spey Toom and Tan Model Buccaneer, which might be the 2020s

 

R = L + 3 

Where R is release and L is further life expectancy in years 

 

Think it's time to buy a box of Havana cigars and case of single Malt whisky. I want pleasure now and I mean right now !

 

Tony 

 

 

 

 

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So, having finally touched base with Neil, it turns out that HKM has an agreement with its US distributor not to announce the kit before it's released. A strange decision/agreement for sure, but that's the way it is. The good news is that Neil expects the kit to start shipping before the end of September, so we don't have that long to wait!

 

Kev

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Oooh, gimme a Spey engined Phantom and I will be a happy bunny.

 

Being geographically challenged, I am sad that I couldn't participate in the raffle. No-one ever offers six kits for free to modellers in Singapore.

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Don.  Remember 1 in 6 Singaporeans are millionaires.  We live 139 kilometers from the equator and love every minute of our expat tenure.  Sun up and sun set are four minutes difference all year apart.   The best days are watching the USA Super Bowl on a Monday morning at 7:00 am.  15 minutes once the sun rises.  Best days in Singapore at the PB bar.  Shhhhhh.  Don’t let anyone contemplate this.  

 

 

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Isnt this a case of the tail wagging the dog?  surely then the US distributor is putting itself forward to handle all of HK's marketing?

 

I must be honest, I do think HK has missed a trick.

 

The announcement would have only needed box art or test shots to surface and boom!  the hobby would go crackers with publicity and speculation, followed up by a short lead in, would have been ideal, I think!  

Edited by Phartycr0c

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This sounds weird. If the kits will start shipping in September, why not preview the subject and build some interest? WNW showed models that would shop next year. Tamiya previewed the P-38 that will hit the markets in a few months. It is not like, by revealing it now, some other manufacturer would "beat" them to the market in the next month. David Francis was writing his show report and asked them for that information so that it would be included in the September issue, right on time for the kit release. They kept refusing. 

I truly hope this will work out for them. 

Radu

 

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I'll go against the grain a little and would say bravo! 

Don't announce what it is until it's released. There's no time for folk to dissect it before they've even seen it. We don't get pages of "oh god, they've done this wrong, they've done that wrong".

i like the idea of looking forward to a new release being available before I know what it is. Builds a bit of excitement and anticipation. 

It kind of reminds me a little of air shows. They were so much more enjoyable when you didn't know the participants. Something exotic was a surprise. The Internet killed that now with participants announced months in advance, with time for people to complain like mad that this isn't flying or that's cancelled. It takes the fun out of it.

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