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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #45 on: September 03, 2012, 04:46:05 PM »
brilliant artwork Kostas  8)

welcome aboard too, cheers, Joe

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« Reply #46 on: September 04, 2012, 07:47:27 AM »
Dear Doom, TSRjoe, and elmayerle,
Thank you also for the kind words about my art!! I really apreciate that guys!
Ever since i was a child, the magic box art done by the masters Roy Huxley and Roy cross made me really to start doing modelling aircraft kits(mainly)! I propably would have never enter this magic world without those magic paintings on the kit! i feel really dissapointed to see Airfix using those computer images nowadays as their box top! They are good, no doubt, but they do not capsure the magic feelling felt back in those early days of modelling times!
Fortunatelly, the Japanese and Chinese model companies still use painted box art on their kits, and so, i was lucky enough to be able to collaborate with them!!
Dear Elmayerle, there is no problem to undertake a commision at all, and please do not worry about the payment! i usually charge 600 euros for a 60x80 cm images! Depending of course what you like to depict on the painting! The trouble is, i am very busy these days with those Chinese model companies! Thank you for the proposal anyway!
And to give you some news, well....suppose to be secret, i just finished the box art for the announced P-61B black Widow in 32nd scale! i do not know the exact date of release though!
Have a good modelling, and not only, day!!                                                Regards, kostas kavvathias

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #47 on: September 04, 2012, 12:21:09 PM »
Kostas, I really like your artwork. I hope yo don't mind a little "alteration" in the sake of "What Iffery".



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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #48 on: September 04, 2012, 04:12:48 PM »
 ;D
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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« Reply #49 on: September 05, 2012, 06:49:45 AM »
Thank you Alvis!!
Your helicopterosumbombaircraft is great creativity!!!!

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #50 on: September 15, 2012, 12:57:57 AM »
Hobby Boss 2012-11 product update

Some neat models coming soon :)
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Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #51 on: September 15, 2012, 02:53:06 AM »
 I don't keep up like I used to-what is that boxy looking structure/mini-sub? on the back of the USS Greenville?

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #52 on: September 15, 2012, 03:01:58 AM »
I don't keep up like I used to-what is that boxy looking structure/mini-sub? on the back of the USS Greenville?


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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #53 on: September 15, 2012, 04:44:05 AM »
 Interesting, that-thanks, Greg.

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #54 on: September 15, 2012, 08:03:06 AM »
Hobby Boss 2012-11 product update

Some neat models coming soon :)

A Merkava ARV? Wow!  :icon_surprised: That's quite "out there" for a full kit from a mainstream manufacturer.  Wonder whether they'll also consider a Namer HAPC?
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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #55 on: September 15, 2012, 10:14:20 AM »
that Merk-3 ARV is of a limited-production type that is no longer in service -- both Legends & AEF did it in resin several yrs ago.

I fear a kit of the production Namer HAPC (Merk-4 chassis) will be several years away unfortunately :(


Offline AGRA

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #56 on: September 15, 2012, 10:27:10 AM »
that Merk-3 ARV is of a limited-production type that is no longer in service -- both Legends & AEF did it in resin several yrs ago.

I fear a kit of the production Namer HAPC (Merk-4 chassis) will be several years away unfortunately :(

The handful of Merkava ARV conversions were just Mk 3 tanks without the turret. The Namer is a new design from the hull floor upwards. So much harder to make a scale model out of compared to the ARV. The only thing model wise that would be common between the Namer and Merkavas would be the tracks and suspension.

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #57 on: September 15, 2012, 06:48:14 PM »
I know they're quite different.  ;) The good things is we're talking about Hobby Boss here. Take their CV90 family, for example. The way they set up the sprues in their kit of the CV90-40C with add-on armour, they'll only be able to use the tracks, suspension and some assorted bits'n'pieces for their upcoming CV90-40 kit. The hull and turret parts will have to be completely new. And if you look at Legend's conversion for the Merkava ARV, that's also a fairly involved affair. I reckon the Hobby Boss version will also come with a lot of new parts. Lots of new parts plus an extra new hull for the Namer don't seem that unlikely.
So, going from Hobby Boss' inclination to consider "out there"subjects and and their willingness to make "family" kits even when they don't have very much in common, I think they might consider a Namer. Well, at least I hope they might. :P

Another thing that I find interesting is that they even consider an ARV. The ARV variant was the only CV90 variant they apparently did NOT consider (at least according to their pattern maker's comment on Armorama). Hmmm, a Leo 2-based Büffel ARV? Come on, Hobby Boss, you know you want to....
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Offline Diavel

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #58 on: October 02, 2012, 02:53:58 AM »
There are some very nice armour kits being released in 35th scale, and I am sure I am not alone when saying this this, but wouldn't it be nice if there were more 1/72nd scale stuff coming out too. It seems to me that this scale is getting left behind as far as armour and military vehicles are concerned.
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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #59 on: October 02, 2012, 12:36:44 PM »
Y'know, looking at that Me262-A1b, I'm wondering how much effort it would take to modify it as a Nakajimi Ki-201?