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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #60 on: October 03, 2012, 12:22:57 AM »
Y'know, looking at that Me262-A1b, I'm wondering how much effort it would take to modify it as a Nakajimi Ki-201?


There are some differences, besides the engines. The tail looks a little different and so does the nose and canopy. I did a Google search for the Ki-201... and the images it returned ware of my Ki-201 (1/72 RS resin kit).

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #61 on: October 12, 2012, 11:46:29 PM »
 1/72 Claude, Stormovik, and Gladiator announced.   
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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #62 on: October 14, 2012, 04:04:01 AM »
New Releases for October:

1/72 Russian T-50 fighter:



1/35 Hungarian "Toldi" II (B40) light tank:



1/48 F-14D "Super Tomcat":



1/700 U.S.S Essex:



1/48 F4U-4 Corsair (Late):



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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #63 on: October 14, 2012, 06:50:00 AM »
Hi all!!
I hope you are all doing well!!
Nice to see posted the new kit releases for October! I was commisioned to do the box art for the F-14D and the F4U-4 kits!
I am a bit grin to see that Hobby boss team changed the original VF-31 markings i did in the painting, with the VF-101 Cream reapers, shown on the box! VF-31 is one of my favourite SQNS! I am anxious to see how the box art looks on the box cover cos they changed using computer graphic programs!!
I hope you'll enjoy the new releases!!                                                              All the best,
                                                                                                                    Kostas Kavvathias

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #64 on: October 14, 2012, 07:38:01 AM »
Hi all!!
I hope you are all doing well!!
Nice to see posted the new kit releases for October! I was commisioned to do the box art for the F-14D and the F4U-4 kits!
I am a bit grin to see that Hobby boss team changed the original VF-31 markings i did in the painting, with the VF-101 Cream reapers, shown on the box! VF-31 is one of my favourite SQNS! I am anxious to see how the box art looks on the box cover cos they changed using computer graphic programs!!
I hope you'll enjoy the new releases!!                                                              All the best,
                                                                                                                    Kostas Kavvathias

Awesome work Kostas!!!!    The F4U looks tempting, I've been wanting to get some for ages as the Corsair makes a great whif chassis ....

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #65 on: October 14, 2012, 09:16:09 AM »
Great work Kostas...I was curious to see if you had a hand in any of these.
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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #66 on: October 14, 2012, 11:16:59 PM »
Dear Queeg and  GTX Admin thank you for the kind words about my art!!
I hope that the kits will be also good! I have been reading some  issues for the Hobby boss kits in the web, but i cannot help on that! I only take part in the designing of the box art! All the rest taking place in China!!
have a good modelling time!!!                                                             Kostas

Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #67 on: October 19, 2012, 05:06:21 AM »
The Toldi II isn't quite the same as the Dominican L60 but it still looks like it would be fun to build as a tank from a Whif banana republic.

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #68 on: October 19, 2012, 05:46:49 AM »
Dear Queeg and  GTX Admin thank you for the kind words about my art!!
I hope that the kits will be also good! I have been reading some  issues for the Hobby boss kits in the web, but i cannot help on that! I only take part in the designing of the box art! All the rest taking place in China!!
have a good modelling time!!!                                                             Kostas


Very few manufacturers are perfect. I like Hobbyboss kits and as I prefer to build for fun small accuracy issues don't lessen their good value for money and the fact they're readily available, so much for me.

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #69 on: October 19, 2012, 06:41:08 AM »
dear Queeg,
i think you are more than right! I remember how easy and free times were back in the 80's when i was building kits strait from the box and not having so many worries about the shapes and accuracy! That of course does not means i did not tried to correct some very obvious mistakes, plus making sure my model to be as historical correct as possible! But, a lot of modellers nowadays are always with masses of data and rullers in their hands and trying to prove that this or that is 0,4mm wrong, and that green there is not the exact green used from Luftwaffe in November 12th 1943 at 13.00 hours!!!!!!!etc etc
I think a modeller should have moments of enjoyment and not frustration!!
Have a good modelling times!!!                                                           All the best, Kostas

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #71 on: January 05, 2013, 11:54:12 AM »
Scalemodels.ru has posted some pages of the Trumpeter and Hobby Boss catalogues for 2013/2014. LINK
They're  not the full catalogues (and mixed up to boot  :-X), but just the armour pages of both catalogues and some ship and 1/72 Easy Build aircraft pages of the Hobby Boss catalogue. A lot of stuff is therefore still missing.
« Last Edit: January 05, 2013, 12:07:54 PM by ChernayaAkula »
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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #72 on: January 05, 2013, 08:59:28 PM »
Pics of the MTVR and the Delta FAV/SEAL DPV! Now if they actually make it into production, they'll make it into my stash!

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #73 on: January 07, 2013, 06:05:10 PM »
Agree re FAV
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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #74 on: January 15, 2013, 01:29:28 AM »
Again courtesy of scalemodels.ru, the complete Hobby Boss catalogue for 2013/2014. LINK
Cheers,
Moritz

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