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Title: Sova model kits
Post by: Diavel on October 16, 2012, 06:28:16 AM
This looks cool, expensive, but cool non the less
http://modelsua.com/Pantsir-S-anti-aircraft-gun-missile-systems-1-72-Sova-Modelworks-7012.html (http://modelsua.com/Pantsir-S-anti-aircraft-gun-missile-systems-1-72-Sova-Modelworks-7012.html)
Chris
Title: Re: Sova model kits
Post by: finsrin on October 16, 2012, 10:21:07 AM
Lotz to select from.
Prices go from way low to way high.
Interesting to browse.
Title: Re: Sova model kits
Post by: GTX_Admin on October 16, 2012, 03:07:52 PM
Some interesting Soviet stuff there...especially in the armoured vehicle lines.
Title: Re: Sova model kits
Post by: The Big Gimper on October 16, 2012, 06:16:06 PM
Pricing are not that bad, actually.

When the new Amodel I-211/5/6 kits are released, it will be good to compare prices to the big H.
Title: Re: Sova model kits
Post by: Diavel on October 17, 2012, 05:57:30 AM
The website that is selling the Sowa stuff is one I have used quite a bit for the more obscure russian stuff, and including postage works out a hell of a lot cheaper than any other site I have ordered from
chris.
Title: Re: Sova model kits
Post by: The Big Gimper on July 12, 2017, 08:46:10 AM
1/72 Northrop Grumman Firebird OPV with antennas and sensors 2 variants of assembling (different equipment)
(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/SVM-72001.jpg)

You can reserve your copy over at Hannants: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/SVM-72001 (https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/SVM-72001)

1/72 Northrop Grumman  Firebird OPV with reconnaissance containers 3 variants of assembling (2 types of reconnaissance containers)
(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/SVM-72002.jpg)

You can reserve your copy over at Hannants: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/SVM-72002 (https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/SVM-72002)

1/72 Northrop Grumman  Firebird UAV concept 4 "air-to-ground" missiles+ container
(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/SVM-72003.jpg)

You can reserve your copy over at Hannants: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/SVM-72003 (https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/SVM-72003)

You can more about it here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northrop_Grumman_Firebird (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northrop_Grumman_Firebird)
http://www.northropgrumman.com/Capabilities/Firebird/Pages/default.aspx (http://www.northropgrumman.com/Capabilities/Firebird/Pages/default.aspx)
http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/firebird/ (http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/firebird/)
Title: Re: Sova model kits
Post by: GTX_Admin on July 12, 2017, 04:20:37 PM
Damn!  Wrong scale! ::)
Title: Re: Sova model kits
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 20, 2019, 03:27:17 AM
Mutter...grumble....

(https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/applications/core/interface/imageproxy/imageproxy.php?img=https://i.postimg.cc/L4D8S9P3/160121-0.jpg&key=49db6f5ece339bf6632cf07c61ec290a6d057c6ca2d5d534f8d0e66e2c569d8a)
Title: Re: Sova model kits
Post by: Frank3k on January 20, 2019, 08:43:24 AM
ModelsUA is a good vendor - he's pretty quick and uses the old Earl Martell method of flattening boxes to lower shipping costs.
Title: Re: Sova model kits
Post by: The Big Gimper on January 20, 2019, 09:16:10 AM
ModelsUA is a good vendor - he's pretty quick and uses the old Earl Martell method of flattening boxes to lower shipping costs.

I 2nd this. Ivan Kolenko is very reliable. Never had an issue.
Title: Re: Sova model kits
Post by: The Big Gimper on May 27, 2019, 03:29:38 AM
Gulfstream G-550 J-STARS (Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System)
Kit includes:

(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/SVM-72017.jpg?t=1558776380)

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/SVM-72017 (https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/SVM-72017)
Title: Re: Sova model kits
Post by: The Big Gimper on September 14, 2019, 09:44:05 AM
1/72 U-28A Pilatus (ISR version) includes:

(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/SVM-72016.jpg?t=1568397181)

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/SVM-72016 (https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/SVM-72016)
Title: Re: Sova model kits
Post by: GTX_Admin on September 15, 2019, 01:34:31 AM
Yawn....wrong scale...
Title: Re: Sova model kits
Post by: kim margosein on September 15, 2019, 11:09:29 AM
550 pieces?   Does the damn thing have individual compressor blades?
Title: Re: Sova model kits
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on September 15, 2019, 12:05:32 PM
550 pieces?   Does the damn thing have individual compressor blades?

Most likely an indication that this is a LIMITED Production Run kit.
Title: Re: Sova model kits
Post by: finsrin on September 15, 2019, 05:38:01 PM
550 pieces?   Does the damn thing have individual compressor blades?

Most likely an indication that this is a LIMITED Production Run kit.
So many pieces in single engine 1/72 airplane - yipes.
Title: Re: Sova model kits
Post by: The Big Gimper on September 15, 2019, 06:23:31 PM
550 pieces?   Does the damn thing have individual compressor blades?

Most likely an indication that this is a LIMITED Production Run kit.
So many pieces in single engine 1/72 airplane - yipes.

I think that is the way the European kits makers way of saying "limited run of only xxx kits"
Title: Re: Sova model kits
Post by: ChernayaAkula on September 15, 2019, 08:15:51 PM
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I think that is the way the European kits makers way of saying "limited run of only xxx kits"


This!  :smiley:
And AFAIK this doesn't necessarily mean that the kits are complete short-run kits. They can be from proper steel moulds. Just this particular boxing is only available in x units. Probably to save quite a few bucks during decal production. Between Amodel and Sova-M, they have about ten different boxings of the HP Jetstream.

Modelsvit has their boxings colour-coded:
(http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/uploads/monthly_2019_03/1103150737_ModelsvitLimitededition.jpg.d07e3bb3df8e4d0789d6202455f4944b.jpg)
Pic by "ya-gabor" from THIS THREAD (http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?/topic/307144-mig-21f-13-modelsvit-72nd-scale/&do=findComment&comment=2954722) on ARC
Title: Re: Sova model kits
Post by: GTX_Admin on September 16, 2019, 01:09:32 AM
 ;D

Mind you, if it was "Only 450 pieces" in a 1/72 kit, one almost gets into rivet counting when building... ;D
Title: Re: Sova model kits
Post by: Volkodav on September 16, 2019, 09:45:18 PM
Me thinking RFDS instead of boring grey....
Title: Re: Sova model kits
Post by: Rickshaw on September 17, 2019, 11:53:11 AM
Me thinking RFDS instead of boring grey....

I had a similar idea.  I was also thinking of an Australian Army Aviation green/brown/black wrap 'round cam...
Title: Re: Sova model kits
Post by: The Big Gimper on September 30, 2020, 07:18:57 PM
1/72 Grumman SA-16A Albatross 14 plastic frames+PE sheet+decals for 1 livery (Global Wildlife PP-ZAT)

(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/SVM-72024.jpg?t=1601391146)

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/SVM-72024 (https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/SVM-72024)