Author Topic: Kitty Hawk  (Read 49032 times)

Offline taiidantomcat

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It almost has a crude toy like appearance...or am I just being too harsh?


IMHO most kits look toy like when unpainted. Probably a different story with some painting and weathering as Moritz has said... Sure hope anyway!
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As I know from personal experience, it's not a good idea to form an opinion of the surface detailing
of a model based on photos.
When the first sprue shots of the 1/72 ICM He 70G appeared online I was very skeptical of their reproduction
of the plywood skinning on the wings. It looked terrible and extremely heavy-handed in the photos. Boy
was I wrong, in real-life the surface texture is beautiful and very subtle.
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That's what I am hoping guys...I guess we will just have to wait and see.
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Let the feeding frenzy begin. 

I found this at the ARC forums this afternoon.  The Kitty Hawk F-35 kit is now available on eBay through a seller known as hkdragon01. 

Link: Kitty Hawk F-35B Lightning II #80102 - NEW

The catch is that the kit will not be available until the second week in September. 
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I might wait a little bit...since I will probably be overseas again when said kit would arrive...you know what that might mean!
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Offline ChernayaAkula

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Britmodeller has a REVIEW of the F-35B kit.
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Ok, I collected two of the F-35B kits today.  At first glance they appear well done.  The external panel detailing is actually quite fine and nowhere near as extreme as the early photos indicated.  Haven't done any dry fit ups just yet so I can't say how well the fitting will be.  Weapons look a little crude to my eye, though that is hardly of major concern.  I am disappointed there is no gunpod though I am sure there will be a resin one or similar released shortly.  Decals look good and already provide some whiff (currently) options.

Now, as to the important question:  what are my plans for this pair?  Well one is definitely going to be RAN FAA...possibly in a high viz tail scheme.  The other?  Not sure, though I am toying with either Israeli or RNZAF or RAF ( though in green scheme) or even a UCAV...
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Re: Kitty Hawk
« Reply #37 on: September 14, 2012, 07:20:07 PM »
Next up: 1/48 SEPECAT Jaguar A! LINK



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Re: Kitty Hawk
« Reply #38 on: September 15, 2012, 02:33:11 AM »
Wasn't expecting that. 
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Re: Kitty Hawk
« Reply #39 on: September 26, 2012, 11:34:47 AM »
Kitty Hawk Models 1/48 F-35B Lightning II in-box kit review courtesy of Michael Benolkin at CyberModeler.
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Re: Kitty Hawk
« Reply #40 on: October 01, 2012, 12:18:43 PM »
Hot on the heels of the F-35B, a wild A appears!  :) LINK



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Re: Kitty Hawk
« Reply #41 on: October 01, 2012, 07:09:27 PM »
Was to be expected.  I wonder how long before they also release the C?
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Offline Daryl J.

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Re: Kitty Hawk
« Reply #42 on: October 02, 2012, 04:59:24 AM »
The Mirage F.1 series is a welcome announcement too.
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Re: Kitty Hawk
« Reply #43 on: October 10, 2012, 02:43:25 AM »
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Re: Kitty Hawk
« Reply #44 on: October 21, 2012, 01:34:29 PM »
The F-35A picture is interesting, especially since they show the DAS ports blanked out as they are on the early prototypes rather than what production aircraft, and the later prototypes, have.  'Twill be interesting to see just what the kits actually have.