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Kotare Models - a New Venture from Former Wingnut Wings Staff


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On 9/26/2021 at 12:57 AM, Violator1991 said:

I would add the F-1 Phantom and A-3 Skywarrior to this lovely list of yours. 

A-3 Skywarrior?? In 1/32?? 

I'd be more than delighted if such a kit ever comes but manufacturers are not interested in such big kits anymore, so it seems.

 

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As a side note, the Australian model podcast “On the Bench” has an interview with Richard Alexander, the head of Kotare, and their early plans as to what their direction will be. A good interview, but as always, Richard is a bit evasive as to what subjects are in the pipeline, just like when he was with Wingnut Wings! It is the episode from September 18th…..

 

Thor    :ph34r:

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I'd love a new tool Griffon Spitty within my lifetime. Whatever happened to the PCM Mk.XIVc moulds? Somebody mentioned Special Hobby at one time. 

 

Have both "modern" Revells with some extra bits but they're going to need a tube of filler and a couple of sheets of very fine emery paper. Will be nice to replace them with a Kotare and Tamiya, respectively — oh, the pitfalls of consumerism! 

 

Tony 

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2 hours ago, Tony T said:

I'd love a new tool Griffon Spitty within my lifetime. Whatever happened to the PCM Mk.XIVc moulds? Somebody mentioned Special Hobby at one time. 

 

Have both "modern" Revells with some extra bits but they're going to need a tube of filler and a couple of sheets of very fine emery paper. Will be nice to replace them with a Kotare and Tamiya, respectively — oh, the pitfalls of consumerism! 

 

Tony 

Hi Tony,

 

The Mk.XIV was not done by Special Hobby but by Sword. Special Hobby only made the very first PCM kits (typically the Macchis).

 

BR

 

Thierry

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2 hours ago, Tony T said:

Have both "modern" Revells with some extra bits but they're going to need a tube of filler and a couple of sheets of very fine emery paper. Will be nice to replace them with a Kotare and Tamiya, respectively — oh, the pitfalls of consumerism! 

I've just been on a spit build-fest, including 3 of the modern Revell 2x MK IX and the MkII), the fit was perfect, no gaps and no filler needed on any of them. Also did the hobbyboss MK V, again great build with no gaps. 

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3 hours ago, thierry laurent said:

Hi Tony,

 

The Mk.XIV was not done by Special Hobby but by Sword. Special Hobby only made the very first PCM kits (typically the Macchis).

 

BR

 

Thierry

 

Thanks. Does that mean Sword might produce them? I don't know who owns the tooling and whether or not it'll all be left to rust!? 

 

2 hours ago, npb748r said:

I've just been on a spit build-fest, including 3 of the modern Revell 2x MK IX and the MkII), the fit was perfect, no gaps and no filler needed on any of them. Also did the hobbyboss MK V, again great build with no gaps. 

 

I was referring to the pockmarks which all need puttying. I might give the IIa a go in January as I have new radiator and rotol spinner parts, plus HGW harness and Xtradecals.

Nice to know it fits well, though I recall the wing needing some adjustment to dihedral. Trouble is, I'll then need a Hawker Hurricane to go with it. 

 

Tony 

 

 

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12 hours ago, Tony T said:

Nice to know it fits well, though I recall the wing needing some adjustment to dihedral. Trouble is, I'll then need a Hawker Hurricane to go with it. 

ah, don't mention this to my wife however that's where a bottle of wine followed by access to the internet sent me down the naughty path - I now have 3 Fly hurricanes to sit along side the spits...........now repeat and learn - I must not access the internet when I've had a drink, I must not access the internet when I've had a drink !

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16 hours ago, thierry laurent said:

The Mk.XIV was not done by Special Hobby but by Sword. Special Hobby only made the very first PCM kits (typically the Macchis).

 

Hi Thierry, the first 3 PCM kits, the Macchis were done by MPM which is an 'affiliate' of Special Hobby.

Here''s an explanation :  https://www.cmkkits.com/en/page/about-us/    It also explains why most of

these old molds aren't useable anymore.  :crying:

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