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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #90 on: July 31, 2013, 10:24:30 AM »
Glad to hear that "export" versions of the CV 90 are in the works. One of the nations in my "Whif World" uses the CV 90 but I've held off on buying a 9040 in hopes that we'd get a 9030 or 9035.

Maybe there will be a CV 90120 in the works at some point.

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #91 on: August 01, 2013, 03:56:54 AM »
Box art has 50s kit look.  Reminds me of Aurora boxes.  Might call it a retro box.

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I did painted it's box art and if it looks like the old Aurora kits, i fell flattern! I am working with acrylics and brushes and not with mouses and PC! It does not tham mean i do not respect the new style of box aart images, but i prefer the old way fo doing it!!
As for the shape of the kit, well sorry guys, i have nothing to do with that! I am only responsible with it's box art! Other people in Trumpeter-Hobby Boss factory have this task!!!
Have a good day!!

I'd say you did a magnificent job of capturing the look and feel of the box art from those classic kits, plane art!

Aurora totally. You've got an excellent eye, finsrin!

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #92 on: August 04, 2013, 06:09:40 AM »
Dear Brian da Basher,
Thank you very much for the kind comments about my art! I am always trying for the best possible effort cos i do have a respect to all those great leaders of box art tradition, such as, Roy Cross, Roy Huxley, John Steel, Jack Leynnwood, Richard Kishady, etc etc!! I also was once a prolific modeller and surely felt better when the kit i was buying had a more elaborate box art on it's top!!
Thanks again, have a good modelling time!!!

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #93 on: August 28, 2013, 04:43:24 PM »
Hobbyboss announced 1/48 YF-23 for August. I hope it'll come soon :)
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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #94 on: August 28, 2013, 08:23:09 PM »
1/48 YF-23? Yes, please!  So many possibilities...will be adding to the wish list.

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #95 on: August 28, 2013, 10:37:20 PM »
Well, here's the box art:

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #96 on: August 29, 2013, 04:13:05 AM »
WOW - love the box art  :-*

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #97 on: September 05, 2013, 05:51:23 AM »
Sprue shots of the YF-23 courtesy of HobbyBoss

A bit of disappointment in seeing that the fuselage does not feature any kind of weapons bay.  Still nothing to be sad about as it is still cheaper than the Collectaire kit :)



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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #98 on: September 06, 2013, 02:28:27 AM »
Same images as the link above but larger now available for viewing at ARC discussion forums at this link: 1/48th Northrop YF-23 Black Widow by HobbyBoss - box art

Friendly warning: Ignore the slag-fest by the "experten (*NSFW)" in that thread.  Just appreciate the fact that we have a 1:48th scale injection molded polystyrene model kit of the Northrop F-23/YF-23 that should be more affordable than the slab of resin that was offered by Collectaire.  I can not understand these haters in that thread nor do I wish to.  I see plenty of potential for this kit with or without the faults that the sad little trolls are going on about.  Unlike some of the other HobbyBoss kits, I will endeavor to acquire at least two of these kits if not more as I have always preferred the shape and appearance of the Northrop F-23 over that of the Lockheed Martin F-22 [C]Raptor. 

Now if someone has any idea about what the external wing stores pylons look like for the F-23 it would be a good time to share that information.  In the interim, I am thinking that using the wing stores pylons from the F-18 might be a good stand in for this purpose.  The argument being that the F-18 was designed by Northrop.  So why not? 
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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #99 on: September 06, 2013, 06:16:33 AM »
I'm thinking that LO is LO and they'd likely look like what's on the F-22 or F-35 in teh way of pylons.

thinking of doing a RF-23 with the front quarters of two TSSAM's mated together, back to back, and semi-submerged in the weapons bay.  You could even use the LO window applied to certain TSSAM variants for optical/IR use (scary thing is, 15 years later, I still remember the shape even though I didn't work on it directly).

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #100 on: September 06, 2013, 06:22:39 AM »
I see plenty of potential for this kit with or without the faults that the sad little trolls are going on about.  Unlike some of the other HobbyBoss kits, I will endeavor to acquire at least two of these kits if not more as I have always preferred the shape and appearance of the Northrop F-23 over that of the Lockheed Martin F-22 [C]Raptor. 

I'd prefer three. First:what-if polish, second:what-if israeli, third:real USAF. These guys sit too deep in their trenches. Let them stay there :)
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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #101 on: September 06, 2013, 07:50:21 PM »
I'm in for at least one - navalized and in USMC markings.  Hi-vis, of course.
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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #102 on: October 11, 2013, 02:32:37 AM »
Just purchased mine:

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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #103 on: October 14, 2013, 02:37:42 AM »
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Re: Hobby Boss
« Reply #104 on: October 14, 2013, 02:42:56 AM »


I really wish they would stop attacking my resin...or at least warn me earlier.
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