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« on: October 28, 2018, 06:57:48 PM »
1/72 Gloster E28/39 Pioneer coming soon.









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Re: Clear Prop
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2018, 10:37:15 PM »
I'd buy that just for the engine.  Got a project I want to build ----

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Re: Clear Prop
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2018, 12:01:41 AM »
I've got to keep an eye out for this one!

It'd be fun to give it swept wings & tail.

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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2018, 02:30:30 AM »
Nice.  Pity about the scale.

I only saw the real thing in London a couple of weeks ago too. ;)
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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2018, 03:09:38 AM »
Perfect scale and it's got to be better than the old Frog kit. The engine looks great!

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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2018, 03:23:31 AM »
Very nice looking, indeed.  'Twill be interesting to see what they do next (dare I hope for a hawker P.1052 and P.1081?).

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Re: Clear Prop
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2018, 04:27:04 AM »
I'd buy that just for the engine.  Got a project I want to build ----

 I feel the same, but I have to admit I mainly want to turn the engine into two or three Death Ray Projectors...

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« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2018, 09:03:55 AM »
I'd buy that just for the engine.  Got a project I want to build ----

 I feel the same, but I have to admit I mainly want to turn the engine into two or three Death Ray Projectors...

Well my project is for a RW proposal that I've read about in an AeroMilitaria issue, The Air Ministry was looking for an airframe to test some of Whittles engines (the early ones), the proposal was to mount the engine midship in an Avro Anson. Air intake was a duct from the nose then around the pilot, the exhaust was bifurcated either side of the rear fuselage. I thought I had some photos of the article but I can't find them right now.

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Re: Clear Prop
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2018, 01:52:53 AM »
the proposal was to mount the engine midship in an Avro Anson. Air intake was a duct from the nose then around the pilot, the exhaust was bifurcated either side of the rear fuselage.

That would be interesting to see.
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Re: Clear Prop
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2018, 05:20:45 PM »
Hannants now has the kit on it's Future Releases page. No price yet.

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/CP72001
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« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2018, 05:31:15 PM »
Perfect for J85 conversion.  Dry or wet.

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Re: Clear Prop
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2019, 04:58:25 AM »
Coming soon. 1/72 Tu-143 Reys

The Tupolev Tu-143 Reys was a Soviet unmanned reconnaissance aircraft in service with the Soviet Army and a number of its Warsaw Pact and Middle East allies during the late 1970s and 1980s. It contained a reconnaissance pod that was retrieved after flight, and from which imagery was contained.










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Re: Clear Prop
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2019, 02:10:53 AM »
I wish the Tu-143 was in 1/48 or even 1/35.
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« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2019, 02:14:41 AM »
I wonder if they will consider doing a Tupolev Tu-123 Yastreb:


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Re: Clear Prop
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2019, 06:24:25 PM »
For all you 1/48 Skyshark groupies ....

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« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2019, 07:21:06 AM »
Coming out in 2019!  1:48th scale Douglas A2D Skyshark! 

Really glad to see this subject being produced.  I hope they do a decent kit.  Of course anything will be better than the old MicroScale kits that I currently have in protective custody. 
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« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2019, 08:24:35 AM »
Coming out in 2019!  1:48th scale Douglas A2D Skyshark! 

Really glad to see this subject being produced.  I hope they do a decent kit.  Of course anything will be better than the old MicroScale kits that I currently have in protective custody.

Don't be too sure of that.  The Mach2 one is an abortion of a kit... 

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« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2019, 08:34:42 AM »
Coming out in 2019!  1:48th scale Douglas A2D Skyshark! 

Really glad to see this subject being produced.  I hope they do a decent kit.  Of course anything will be better than the old MicroScale kits that I currently have in protective custody.

Don't be too sure of that.  The Mach2 one is an abortion of a kit...

The RarePlane vacuform isn't too bad, and the Anigrand kit is good too. 1/72 though.

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« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2019, 09:00:12 AM »
Coming out in 2019!  1:48th scale Douglas A2D Skyshark! 

Really glad to see this subject being produced.  I hope they do a decent kit.  Of course anything will be better than the old MicroScale kits that I currently have in protective custody.

Don't be too sure of that.  The Mach2 one is an abortion of a kit...

So buying 2 of these kits was a bad idea?  :o
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« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2019, 12:36:21 AM »
The Skyshark looks like a whiff in a box anyway. Maybe the inaccurate kits could be good whiff fodder.

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« Reply #21 on: May 01, 2019, 12:48:56 AM »
I only bought one of the Mach2 kit and it will be gently whiffed into a production version with a T54 replacing the T40.

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Re: Clear Prop
« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2019, 03:29:43 AM »
I have a 1/48 Dynavector one that is going to be merged with either a AD-4W or AD-5
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Re: Clear Prop
« Reply #23 on: May 02, 2019, 07:12:01 AM »
You can pre-order your A2D Hannants, Price is TBD.



https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/CP4801
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« Reply #24 on: May 02, 2019, 07:30:57 AM »
It'll have to go a long ways to improve on the accuracy of the Dynavector kit, hopefully they
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« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2019, 09:02:16 AM »




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Re: Clear Prop
« Reply #26 on: December 20, 2019, 02:36:56 AM »
1/48 Blackburn Firebrand T.F. Mk.V kit coming:

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« Reply #27 on: February 01, 2020, 06:53:04 PM »
1/72 Super Frelon coming.

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Re: Clear Prop
« Reply #28 on: February 01, 2020, 09:35:40 PM »
^ That is so cool.   8) Never thought I'd see a new Frelon in 1/72.

Clear Prop also have a new 1/72 Su-25 Frogfoot in the works. I'm gonna have to get so many of those.  :icon_beer:
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« Reply #29 on: February 02, 2020, 12:12:48 AM »
Definitely a good thing for fans of the Super Frelon.  Still hoping to see a decent 1:48th scale Super Frelon.  The old Heller 1:35th scale Super Frelon is Yuuuuuuuge and quite detailed but the size is a real obstacle for any display shelf. 
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« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2020, 03:19:28 AM »
\Still hoping to see a decent 1:48th scale Super Frelon.

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« Reply #31 on: February 02, 2020, 04:09:37 AM »
The old Heller 1:35th scale Super Frelon is Yuuuuuuuge and quite detailed but the size is a real obstacle for any display shelf.
I too once had the big Heller kit. I remember we went to the LHS five minutes before closing, I was panicking over what I wanted, I selected the Super Frelon. I was maybe 12. What resulted was not a build worth posting here  ;D

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« Reply #32 on: April 04, 2020, 01:13:53 PM »
You can pre-order your A2D Hannants, Price is TBD.



https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/CP4801
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« Reply #33 on: April 15, 2020, 06:41:31 PM »
You can pre-order your A2D Hannants, Price is TBD.



https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/CP4801
::) le Sigh.  Coming up on a year and still no sign of this kit anywhere.  The Hannants' link still says TBD on availability.

This update posted on their Facebook page:

"А lot of people ask us how the production of the SkyShark A2D on the 1/48 scale, which we announced a year ago, is going on. We answer - everything is fine! We have finished the production of all 15 molds. In May we expect the first test castings and begin the test assembly of the model.”

So on sale before of the 2020?

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« Reply #34 on: April 15, 2020, 11:02:08 PM »
You can pre-order your A2D Hannants, Price is TBD.



https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/CP4801
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So on sale before of the 2020?

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Re: Clear Prop
« Reply #35 on: April 28, 2020, 09:22:44 AM »
Possible 2nd boxing or decal option.

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« Reply #36 on: April 28, 2020, 09:33:33 AM »
Carly Simon is still singing "Anticipation" :smiley:
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Re: Clear Prop
« Reply #37 on: May 31, 2020, 02:52:49 AM »
70 years ago on May 26, 1950, the first flight of the XA2D-1 prototype Douglas A2D Skyshark took place. That's why today we are pleased to announce new project of Clear Prop Models the A2D SkyShark in the ONE TRUE SCALE of 1/72 scale.

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« Reply #38 on: May 31, 2020, 03:24:48 AM »
Is this injection Carl ?

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« Reply #39 on: May 31, 2020, 06:24:42 AM »
I believe it will be. Previous kits are plastic.

IE Karman Seasprite: https://www.detailscaleview.com/2020/02/clear-prop-72-h2-seasprite-spielwarenmesse.html
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« Reply #40 on: May 31, 2020, 06:51:23 AM »
I'll have to get one to complete the collection I have, one vacuform, one resin and now an injection one  :smiley:

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« Reply #41 on: May 31, 2020, 07:32:02 AM »
Definitely good news for Skyshark fans everywhere and hopefully they will be bringing out the 1:48th scale kit soon. 
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« Reply #42 on: July 03, 2020, 04:37:35 AM »
Puget Sound modeler Jim Bates takes a look at their Gloster Pioneer kit:
https://modelpaintsol.com/reviews/clear-prop-72-gloster-e28-39-pioneer-expert-set-cp72001








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« Reply #43 on: July 03, 2020, 08:47:11 AM »
I'd buy that just to get the engine ----  :-*

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« Reply #44 on: July 03, 2020, 10:31:15 AM »
Puget Sound modeler Jim Bates takes a look at their Gloster Pioneer kit...

Thanks Jon!

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The Frog kit has an over-scale fuselage (and if I remember correctly, under-scale wings) ...

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« Reply #45 on: July 03, 2020, 11:06:46 AM »
I believe it will be. Previous kits are plastic.

IE Karman Seasprite: https://www.detailscaleview.com/2020/02/clear-prop-72-h2-seasprite-spielwarenmesse.html

With the layout of the fuselage panels of the Seasprite I wonder if they will produce a later version with two engines?

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Re: Clear Prop
« Reply #46 on: July 03, 2020, 05:50:12 PM »
They will!  :smiley: A two-engined version was announced on their Facebook page a couple of days ago. LINK! Scalemates lists it as an SH-2C.

They've also announced a new family of 1/72 MiG-23 Floggers from new moulds. LINK!  :-*  :-* :-*
« Last Edit: July 03, 2020, 05:53:46 PM by ChernayaAkula »
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Re: Clear Prop
« Reply #47 on: December 09, 2020, 02:47:57 AM »
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Re: Clear Prop
« Reply #48 on: December 09, 2020, 03:16:09 AM »
it figures, I just recently acquired one of Hobbycraft's kits in 1/48 of the H-75M/N/O.

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« Reply #49 on: April 28, 2021, 05:39:56 AM »
1/72 E-1B Tracer coming.




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Re: Clear Prop
« Reply #50 on: May 20, 2021, 07:32:29 AM »
1/72 XA2D-1 Sprues

You already know about our future model XA2D-1 Skyshark in 1/72 scale. But you ain't known what is in the box. 🙂

So, we are ready to introduce you the unpacking of our model. There are a set of plastic parts for the assembly of one model of the aircraft consists of ten sprues, one of which is clear, 234 plastic parts and 83 photoetched parts, two-piece decal, set of masks made from yellow kabuki paper and a bit of our love. We know that you take a fancy to it!

XA2D-1 Skyshark in 1/72 scale will be available very soon at our web store or at your local retailers.


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« Reply #51 on: May 20, 2021, 08:53:22 AM »
I guess I took one for the team on this, I have a limited run 1/72 kit of the A2D-1 in my stash along with bits and pieces to improve it.

I'm thinking an operational A2D-2 with a T54 replacing the T40 would look good (T54 bears the same relationship to the T56 that the T40 does to the T38).

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Re: Clear Prop
« Reply #52 on: May 20, 2021, 04:29:41 PM »
I'll almost certainly get one to build as in service, but I'll wait and see if Clear Prop do their usual two boxings, one standard and the other advanced. They are nice kits and build well, but the advanced are a little wasted on my clumsy fingers and screwed eyesight, so I'd rather the standard.

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Re: Clear Prop
« Reply #53 on: May 20, 2021, 06:24:55 PM »
I guess I took one for the team on this, I have a limited run 1/72 kit of the A2D-1 in my stash along with bits and pieces to improve it.

I'm thinking an operational A2D-2 with a T54 replacing the T40 would look good (T54 bears the same relationship to the T56 that the T40 does to the T38).

I have two of the Mach 2 kits (can be saved) and why even bother to make it since it's really just a lump of resin: the Merlin mould.
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Re: Clear Prop
« Reply #54 on: May 20, 2021, 08:47:11 PM »
I guess I took one for the team on this, I have a limited run 1/72 kit of the A2D-1 in my stash along with bits and pieces to improve it.

I'm thinking an operational A2D-2 with a T54 replacing the T40 would look good (T54 bears the same relationship to the T56 that the T40 does to the T38).

I have two of the Mach 2 kits (can be saved) and why even bother to make it since it's really just a lump of resin: the Merlin mould.

I built the Anigrand kit (nice build) as a FAA aircraft

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Re: Clear Prop
« Reply #55 on: May 20, 2021, 09:27:57 PM »
I've got the Anigrand kit too, and a Rare Plane vacuform kit, but I think I'll buy one of these too  --- just because ---   ;D

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Re: Clear Prop
« Reply #57 on: May 25, 2021, 08:02:50 AM »
The Skyshark is only slightly smaller than the similar Tu-91.

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Re: Clear Prop
« Reply #58 on: May 25, 2021, 08:22:30 AM »
OOOH  :icon_surprised:   looking super fine

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Re: Clear Prop
« Reply #59 on: May 25, 2021, 08:35:37 AM »
Very nice!!  It makes me think of doing an operational A2D-2 with a T54 replacing the T40.  Perhaps a USAF one in SEA camouflage?

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Re: Clear Prop
« Reply #60 on: May 25, 2021, 09:55:03 AM »
Why not a T56? It would be lighter and have more power. You'd still need 2, unless there's an engine with twice the power.

Add a second seat for an "observer" or weapons officer and have a US version of the Tupolev 91.

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Re: Clear Prop
« Reply #61 on: May 25, 2021, 08:09:29 PM »
Why not a T56? It would be lighter and have more power. You'd still need 2, unless there's an engine with twice the power.

Add a second seat for an "observer" or weapons officer and have a US version of the Tupolev 91.

What would the external differences be if the A2D used the T54 or T56 engines?
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Re: Clear Prop
« Reply #62 on: May 25, 2021, 08:11:21 PM »
Very nice!!  It makes me think of doing an operational A2D-2 with a T54 replacing the T40.  Perhaps a USAF one in SEA camouflage?

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Re: Clear Prop
« Reply #63 on: May 25, 2021, 08:12:56 PM »
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Re: Clear Prop
« Reply #64 on: May 25, 2021, 08:14:32 PM »
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Re: Clear Prop
« Reply #65 on: May 25, 2021, 10:25:56 PM »
Why not a T56? It would be lighter and have more power. You'd still need 2, unless there's an engine with twice the power.

Add a second seat for an "observer" or weapons officer and have a US version of the Tupolev 91.

What would the external differences be if the A2D used the T54 or T56 engines?
Not much, really, as the T56 was developed from the T38 and the T40 was two T38 gas generators on a common gearbox whereas the T54 was two T56 gas generators on a common gearbox.

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Re: Clear Prop
« Reply #66 on: June 07, 2021, 06:23:41 AM »
Great Whifs there Carl. May have to do a RCN version off the Maggie.

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Re: Clear Prop
« Reply #67 on: August 21, 2021, 03:32:18 AM »
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Re: Clear Prop
« Reply #68 on: July 01, 2022, 01:21:44 AM »
1/48 UH-2A/B Seasprite:

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Re: Clear Prop
« Reply #69 on: November 05, 2022, 01:16:22 AM »


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Re: Clear Prop
« Reply #70 on: November 14, 2022, 02:57:00 PM »
Why not a T56? It would be lighter and have more power. You'd still need 2, unless there's an engine with twice the power.
Because the T54 is essentially two T56's with a common gearbox, much as the T40 was two t38's with a common gearbox.