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Offline KiwiZac

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Re: AZ Model
« Reply #100 on: August 10, 2022, 04:54:19 AM »
Bravo AZ, what an excellent choice!!

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Re: AZ Model
« Reply #101 on: August 10, 2022, 05:26:51 AM »
The He 162 is a pretty simple aircraft, so this is a good idea, especially in 1/72. Huma was great at this - simple (usually) well designed kits that looked the part. Teir last few kits before they went out of business were outstanding.

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Re: AZ Model
« Reply #102 on: September 07, 2022, 06:28:59 PM »
Further research into the upcoming He 162 release appears to show that all 6 kits share the same sprue. It's only the markings which are different.

If the Scalemates spure shots are correct, AZ is providing the sprues same for each kit. And the kit History is showing one "New tool" with 5 "New decals".
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/az-model-az7821-heinkel-he-162a-2--1431293





I hope this is the case as decals notwithstanding just find and buy the cheapest version of the 6 kits.

And get these decal sheets while still available:




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Re: AZ Model
« Reply #103 on: September 07, 2022, 08:42:09 PM »
Most of AZ's recent issues have used a common sprue for different versions of the aircraft, so you get loads of spares. The Me 109 K's offer two complete fuselages and the H two sets of wings amongst the myriad other spares that come with them. The Tempest Vi and II come with engines/cowlings for both marques in the box so if you are building 2 Mk II's as I am then you get 2 spare Sabres for other projects.

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Re: AZ Model
« Reply #104 on: September 07, 2022, 09:24:42 PM »
That's interesting Chris, Dream Model has gone the same route. I bought their UH-1Y just before my world turned upside down, it comes with a complete AH-1Z kit in it. You're supposed to use a bunch of bits that are common between the two to build the UH-1Y

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Re: AZ Model
« Reply #105 on: September 07, 2022, 10:33:02 PM »
Most of AZ's recent issues have used a common sprue for different versions of the aircraft, so you get loads of spares. The Me 109 K's offer two complete fuselages and the H two sets of wings amongst the myriad other spares that come with them. The Tempest Vi and II come with engines/cowlings for both marques in the box so if you are building 2 Mk II's as I am then you get 2 spare Sabres for other projects.

Good catch Chris.  The MK Vs do not have the extra cowling. So before I buy a kit from AZ, I head over to Super-Hobby and check out the sprue photos.

IE: https://ca.super-hobby.com/products/Hawker-Tempest-F.6-Silver-wings.html
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Re: AZ Model
« Reply #106 on: September 07, 2022, 11:21:15 PM »
The He-162 looks good, although the number of parts may cause fit issues, since this is a short run kit. The panel lines on the fuselage look wide but shallow, which is fine since the real airplane was pretty smooth. I saw the He 162 at Planes of Fame and was amazed at how tiny it is:




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Re: AZ Model
« Reply #107 on: September 08, 2022, 12:16:21 AM »
The He-162 looks good, although the number of parts may cause fit issues, since this is a short run kit. The panel lines on the fuselage look wide but shallow, which is fine since the real airplane was pretty smooth. I saw the He 162 at Planes of Fame and was amazed at how tiny it is:




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Re: AZ Model
« Reply #108 on: September 08, 2022, 08:02:41 AM »
An example of her usage was: Spatz! Bring deinen kleinen Arsch sofort hierher!

Why am I not surprised? ??? ;)
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