Author Topic: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan  (Read 22289 times)

Offline Weaver

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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2012, 08:49:40 PM »
That's over 200-quid for a model that's just under 32cm long!  :o

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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2012, 02:21:14 AM »
Taiwan and the price is typical for their large resin kits:
http://www.hobbyeasy.com/en/category/AF35K/20/1/maker/HBF.html

Good resin kits are expensive to produce so their profit margin is probably not as large as most
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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2012, 03:05:04 AM »
Making something that big, what type of resin do they use ?  I'm using a resin product for doing small things but all I have is 90 seconds to get it into the mould, those big kits would seem to need much longer --

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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2012, 05:46:04 AM »
there are quite a few different types of resin, the ones that are brittle tend to set faster & generate more heat while doing so.  The drying time of softer resins can be controlled somewhat by the amount of hardner mixed in but there is a limit - too little & it will never harden at all :icon_nif:

The resins that set slower by design are usually for professional use & are only available in bulk ..... so if you use more than 20 ltrs of the stuff each month .....

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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2012, 10:51:52 AM »
AFV Club 1:35th scale Bofors British QF 40mm Mk III Anti-Aircraft Gun Late Type in-box review with peeeeectures courtesy of HyperScale. 
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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2012, 08:01:30 PM »
Oooh, a "Stookey" sight.  Nice.   :))

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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2012, 10:44:54 AM »
Looking really nice.  Need to see how bad that track is actually going to be.  It appears to be vinyl rubberband.

http://www.afv-news.com/afvforum/the-pub/m109a2-howitzer-afv-club/
« Last Edit: December 04, 2012, 10:52:34 AM by Mark Aldrich »
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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2012, 10:57:30 AM »
http://www.afv-news.com/afvforum/the-pub/m109a2-howitzer-afv-club/


Not that I need another M109 in the stash, I must have enough to field an entire battery plus by now.  The little extras with the AFV Club kit certainly make it attractive though.  Nice that AFV Club will be releasing the M63 Anti-Aircraft Mount for the M2 Browning HB as part of a weapons set.  Wish they would do the same for the howitzer accessories as well. 
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Offline Mark Aldrich

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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #23 on: December 06, 2012, 01:54:35 AM »
Me too!  Did not buy the new Kinetic kit because you can't turn it into an IDF vehicle.  I have about 10 of the old Italeri kits and though they are nice, this AFV Club release will probably put it too shame.
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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #24 on: December 29, 2012, 05:07:17 AM »
Mine arrived yesterday and it is gorgeous!  Down side is you can't make an IDF version out OOTB.  You will need to steal the rear turret plate from the Italeri kit or scratch one.  While the charge box is a seperate item, there are no A1 doors behind it.  Also, while the vinyl track looks great, I think it may be similiar to Dragons DS versions and LONG in the tooth!   
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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2013, 07:49:43 AM »
According to scalemodels.ru (LINK), AFV Club's next winged subject will be a 1/48 AIDC F-CK-1 Ching-Kuo!

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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2013, 03:52:38 PM »
Interesting...
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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2013, 06:11:46 AM »
Another "F-16-derivative".    :)
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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2013, 07:20:31 AM »
Pity it's the wrong scale.  Still waiting on an accurate 1/72 one.  :(

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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2013, 09:24:53 AM »
If I was doing a whif air force, it would go well with Macchi 346 trainers since the F124 engines in the trainers are dry versions of the F125 engines in this one.  If one wanted one of these for spare parts, I'd combine the engines with a Falcon 10  airframe (off the top of my head, I believe it was a Falcon 10 and not a Falcon 20) to model the testbed that Garrett AiResearch (now Honeywell) used for them.