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Roger, I was trying to fish. 

 

But, using a degree of instinct:

 

With the Polish WW2 SME designing the decals, WW2 is a certainty and Moxi a high probability (but it could be a jet or rocket plane rather than a prop). So, forget about a Vampire T.11 or Super Mystère (yeah, as if some of us were going to get that lucky!) 

 

I'd love to see a Beau VI.f but that's too complex and involved to keep under wraps. Ditto a P-38 probably. 

 

I believe if it's not yet another Wurger or possibly a Bf 108, it's a Bf 110 G-4, Me 410 or similar.

 

Tony 

Edited by Tony T
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6 minutes ago, nmayhew said:

Bf108?

 

In April of last year, it was announced that "Striped Fighter" (never heard of them before or since) was releasing a Taifun, and even released sprue shots, but not really a peep since.

 

 

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I assumed it was either a joke or a typo.

A 108 would be a gigantic flop and a complete waste when they could go with so many other Luftwaffe aircraft, let alone subjects from other airforces.

But hey yeah, go for it if they want to sell about 2 kits...

 

If i’m HK, I’m getting the P-51 B/C to market ASAP - that’s my cash cow.

Whilst the Brit Phantom is cool (I’d buy one) I do wonder how commercially viable it is - I see it as being a very Brit-only subject in terms of appeal.

 

The next big aircraft I’d do would be a He177.

You know no-one else is going to do one, it’s massive (despite being only 2 nacelles), and we know Luftwaffe generally outsells anything - just needs to be a proper combat aircraft, not a piddly trainer thing!

 

But that’s just me, and I’m not HK...

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I think an HK British Phantom would be  good seller actually,

1) it's an f-4 phantom

2) there are many different and cool schemes to do for both RAF and RN

3) It would be new tool 1/32 version of  classic fighter

4) HK makes good kits

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Yeah, the whole thing was meant to be slightly tongue-in-cheek. Bf 108 Taifun, Wurger, not really bothered as they're not my thing. 

 

Ask yourself: what could HKM produce and keep under wraps, that a WW2 SME designs the decals for, and Merit are content to raffle away six of without any kind of announcement?  And which fits into HKM's product line?

 

That does narrow things to something akin to a Bf 110 G. Or maybe a Me 410. But it might still be a P-40.

 

We don't have to wait long — six weeks only — to find out for sure. I'm happy as the F-4K/M is not that far off.

 

Tony 

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1 minute ago, Tony T said:

Yeah, the whole thing was meant to be slightly tongue-in-cheek. Bf 108 Taifun, Wurger, not really bothered as they're not my thing. 

 

Ask yourself: what could HKM produce and keep under wraps, that a WW2 SME designs the decals for, and Merit are content to raffle away six of without any kind of announcement?  And which fits into HKM's product line?

 

That does narrow things to something akin to a Bf 110 G. Or maybe a Me 410. But it might still be a P-40.

 

We don't have to wait long — six weeks only — to find out for sure. I'm happy as the F-4K/M is not that far off.

 

Tony 

 

I could do a 110G and 410. Not sure 'bout my wallet handling it though.. :lol: 

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21 minutes ago, mozart said:

So after all this, we're no further forward in knowing a great deal, if anything to be honest, about a possible 1/32nd scale new kit from HK? :huh:

 

1/32 Ww2, probably Axis. NOT P-51B, Ju-52 or Phantom.

 

But Phantom F-4K/M likely to be out 1st or 2nd Quarter next year. Hope I get to see it.

 

That's all the info I need. 

 

Unfortunately my own and others' fishing expeditions were thwarted by diversionary smoke. 

 

Tony

 

 

 

 

Edited by Tony T
shshh... if it's a Bf 110 G-4 I'll buy one

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21 minutes ago, Tony T said:

1/32 Ww2, probably Axis. NOT P-51B, Ju-52 or Phantom.

But Phantom F-4K/M likely to be out 1st or 2nd Quarter next year. Hope I get to see it.

That's all the info I need.

Unfortunately my own and others' fishing expeditions were thwarted by diversionary smoke. 

 

Even if you’re correct in all of that Tony, it seems a very peculiar marketing ploy on HK’s behalf which I don’t begin to understand!

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3 minutes ago, mozart said:

 

Even if you’re correct in all of that Tony, it seems a very peculiar marketing ploy on HK’s behalf which I don’t begin to understand!

 

 

Agreed Max!  All they had to do in this instance to go from what most would consider a real let down, to an amazing opportunity to get some needed pub and hype on an upcoming release is to just announce what it is.   No need for a release date, or specifics, just a simple announcement of what the upcoming kit would be.

 

IMHO a squandered opportunity to get the word out there, and get some hype and excitement over the release going, which almost always boost sales.  

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43 minutes ago, Out2gtcha said:

Agreed Max!  All they had to do in this instance to go from what most would consider a real let down, to an amazing opportunity to get some needed pub and hype on an upcoming release is to just announce what it is.   No need for a release date, or specifics, just a simple announcement of what the upcoming kit would be.

 

I was just reading about a huge Hoover vacuum company marketing disaster that actually brought the entire company down (assuming it's true). I'm not saying this is the same at all, but still a pretty silly "marketing strategy", if that's what one chooses to call it.

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15 minutes ago, LSP_K2 said:

 

I was just reading about a huge Hoover vacuum company marketing disaster that actually brought the entire company down (assuming it's true). I'm not saying this is the same at all, but still a pretty silly "marketing strategy", if that's what one chooses to call it.

If the Hoover marketing issue you mentioned was in the UK for free flights to America, yes its very true. Absolutely incredible how stupid some companies can be....

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