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Valom
« on: April 09, 2015, 07:30:26 AM »
I'm so happy!!!!





Got 32 on order from West Coast Hobbys.
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Re: Valom
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2015, 08:34:22 AM »
I'm so happy!!!!<...>
So am I!  :-*

<...> Got 32 on order <...>
Yeah, maybe not that happy, though.  ;D
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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2015, 09:03:27 AM »
I'm so happy!!!!<...>
So am I!  :-*

<...> Got 32 on order <...>
Yeah, maybe not that happy, though.  ;D

Okay. Not 32.  Only two of the F-101Cs. One RCAF and one Flygvapnet.
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Re: Valom
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2015, 09:17:19 AM »
Of course I have the update F-101C Voodoo sitting on my bench that I converted from a Hasegawa RF-101. Waaah!
Of course, now it will be easier to build another.

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Re: Valom
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2015, 01:35:44 PM »
We thank you for "taking one for the team", kerick!  :) Perhaps you would like to build and superdetail a Heller SAAB Viggen next, no?  ;D
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« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2015, 08:04:04 PM »
Yeah, converting a kit to something that doesn't exist always motivates a model company to issue it a month later. Glade I could help!

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Re: Valom
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2015, 11:55:26 PM »
I likely won't be purchasing one, not a big fan of single seat Voodoos, but if that RF-101C kit means that the Frog/Hasegawa monstrosity is on a one way trip to the styrene boneyard it can only be good news.
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Re: Valom
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2015, 12:49:12 AM »
Does anyone have experience with this company? Can we expect quality? A straight up F-101C might be nice to build if these kits are decent.

I did replace the wheels and seat on the the one on my bench with parts from a Hasegawa Phantom. Its an improvement.
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« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2015, 01:35:16 AM »
Does anyone have experience with this company? Can we expect quality? A straight up F-101C might be nice to build if these kits are decent.

I did replace the wheels and seat on the the one on my bench with parts from a Hasegawa Phantom. Its an improvement.


They are multimedia kits, so you can expect resin and PE parts in the mix. While they have made improvements to plastic molding over the past couple of years, they aren't "shake and bake" kits.

I built their Fisher P-75 Eagle a few years ago and it was a real fight, primarily because the styrene was thick, hard and needed to be cut off the sprue with a razor saw.

Their more recent kits, like the Fouga Magister are much better in such regards.

Here's reviews of a couple of their more recent releases:

http://www.hyperscale.com/2014/reviews/kits/valom72083reviewmd_1.htm

http://www.detailscaleview.com/2014/09/valom-172-vickers-wellesley-mki-african.html
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Re: Valom
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2015, 03:51:07 AM »
Thanks for the information. If this is any indication their work keeps getting better so these F-101s might be decent. Now if the price is right......

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« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2015, 10:20:29 PM »
I've built a few of their kits, the P.75 and Brigand among others, and as said they are definitely not shake and bake and require a level of skill and patience.

However I recently got their new tool Bristol Bombay and have started it. They do seem to have improved over their earlier kits. A better fit and it is going ok at the moment - touching wood.

Most companies improve with time (witness AZ and RS who improved their quality very quickly IMHO) but Valom seem to have taken a little longer then most

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« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2015, 02:39:28 AM »
So bright... so beautiful... ah, Precious.

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Re: Valom
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2015, 03:51:10 AM »
Bah!  Wrong scale!
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Re: Valom
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2015, 01:37:59 AM »
Well, I'm delighted! ;)

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Re: Valom
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2016, 07:38:46 PM »
Through Rob Stevens at West Coast Hobbys, I leaned that Valom will be releasing a F-101A and RF-101A to complete their existing F-101C and RF-101C. Also a Fokker T.5.










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Re: Valom
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2016, 10:03:40 AM »
Not a great image but here is the next He 119 release.



Would look great beside R2Y1.
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« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2016, 02:32:42 AM »
Would look great beside R2Y1.

Would look even better in 1/48... :(
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Re: Valom
« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2016, 07:03:30 PM »
1/72 McDonnell RF-101G/H Voodoo

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« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2016, 07:08:09 PM »
Another new decal release:

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« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2016, 04:55:30 AM »
I wish someone would release a He119 in 1/48.
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Re: Valom
« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2017, 07:12:53 PM »
Coming in 2017: B-45A Tornado

The variants announced:
Ref. 72120 - North American B-45A Tornado - expected April 2017
Ref. 72121 - North American B-45C Tornado - expected April 2017
Ref. 72122 - North American RB-45C Tornado - expected October 2017
Ref. 72123 - North American RB-45C Tornado (RAF) - expected October 2017

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« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2017, 05:09:38 AM »
Goes on "Must Buy" list.
Wonder if they can spell "XB-15" ?

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Re: Valom
« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2017, 06:25:52 PM »
The kind modelers at IPMS Nymburk in the Czech Republic have posted sprue shots, instructions etc on the B-45 kit.

For example:




The full review is here: http://www.ipmsnymburk.com/forum/viewtema.php?ID_tema=39722
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« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2017, 07:31:55 PM »
This is a GOOD thing.  :)

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« Reply #24 on: June 01, 2017, 09:49:18 AM »
Another decal rebox of the F-101A/RF-101C Voodoo |European mission|


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« Reply #25 on: June 01, 2017, 09:50:59 AM »
Boxart for the upcoming Heinkel He-119 on floats.


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Re: Valom
« Reply #26 on: June 02, 2017, 01:51:10 AM »
I wish someone would release a He-119 in 1/48
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« Reply #27 on: June 02, 2017, 06:52:05 PM »
I believe someone on whatifmodelers scale-o-rama'd a 1/72 He 119 into a 1/48 IJN floatplane fighter. Looked mighty cool!
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« Reply #28 on: July 22, 2017, 04:30:17 AM »
The caption states that this is the box art for the upcoming RB-45C kit.



Artist: Zdenek Macháček
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« Reply #30 on: September 23, 2017, 02:55:10 PM »
 :-*

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Re: Valom
« Reply #31 on: November 14, 2017, 11:43:22 AM »
Coming in 2018 1/72 De Havilland DH.91 Albatross





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« Reply #32 on: November 14, 2017, 02:28:51 PM »
Fuselage is sleek enough for jet engines here at BTS.

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« Reply #33 on: November 14, 2017, 06:14:52 PM »
Oh the possibilities

I recall reading that the Mosquito was evolved from an albatross bomber concept so the idea come to mind that a mosquito with an albatross fuselage would make an interesting high speed airliner/transport.

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« Reply #34 on: November 14, 2017, 10:53:55 PM »
Well that's gonna piss off Aircraft in Miniature  ------    :icon_bofh:

http://www.aim72.co.uk/page188.html
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« Reply #35 on: November 14, 2017, 10:59:33 PM »
Well that's gonna piss off Aircraft in Miniature  ------    :icon_bofh:

Yes. We are now witnessing the styrene vs resin vs vacuform form of UFC.
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« Reply #36 on: November 14, 2017, 11:45:31 PM »
Well that's gonna piss off Aircraft in Miniature  ------    :icon_bofh:

Yes. We are now witnessing the styrene vs resin vs vacuform form of UFC.

I was only talking with Neil Gaunt a couple of months ago about the time and cost of developing a new model for market. Seems a bit coincidental that Valom is planning a release of an aircraft that just wasn't on anyone's radar before (especially when there was only seven real ones built), makes you wonder how much of Neil's kit was copied ----
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« Reply #37 on: November 14, 2017, 11:53:47 PM »
Well that's gonna piss off Aircraft in Miniature  ------    :icon_bofh:

Yes. We are now witnessing the styrene vs resin vs vacuform form of UFC.

I was only talking with Neil Gaunt a couple of months ago about the time and cost of developing a new model for market. Seems a bit coincidental that Valom is planning a release of an aircraft that just wasn't on anyone's radar before, makes you wonder how much of Neil's kit was copied ----

Can't speak to that but there is a precedence to this (in this case it is a co-operative venture) where AZ Model has just released a styrene Saunders-Roe SR.53 based on Colin Strachan's Freightdog OOP resin kit.
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« Reply #38 on: November 15, 2017, 01:54:44 AM »
Well that's gonna piss off Aircraft in Miniature  ------    :icon_bofh:

Yes. We are now witnessing the styrene vs resin vs vacuform form of UFC.

I was only talking with Neil Gaunt a couple of months ago about the time and cost of developing a new model for market. Seems a bit coincidental that Valom is planning a release of an aircraft that just wasn't on anyone's radar before, makes you wonder how much of Neil's kit was copied ----

Can't speak to that but there is a precedence to this (in this case it is a co-operative venture) where AZ Model has just released a styrene Saunders-Roe SR.53 based on Colin Strachan's Freightdog OOP resin kit.

Even though the aircraft is very good looking, out of the seven built, five of them crashed and the two left were scrapped before they could crash. On top of that their service life was very short, couple of years at best (civilian and military together)

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« Reply #39 on: November 15, 2017, 02:12:49 AM »
Well that's gonna piss off Aircraft in Miniature  ------    :icon_bofh:

http://www.aim72.co.uk/page188.html


and those of us who purchased said kit...
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« Reply #40 on: November 15, 2017, 02:24:21 AM »
Well that's gonna piss off Aircraft in Miniature  ------    :icon_bofh:

http://www.aim72.co.uk/page188.html


and those of us who purchased said kit...


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« Reply #41 on: November 15, 2017, 02:35:36 AM »
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« Reply #42 on: November 15, 2017, 07:01:36 PM »

I was only talking with Neil Gaunt a couple of months ago about the time and cost of developing a new model for market. Seems a bit coincidental that Valom is planning a release of an aircraft that just wasn't on anyone's radar before, makes you wonder how much of Neil's kit was copied ----

Can't speak to that but there is a precedence to this (in this case it is a co-operative venture) where AZ Model has just released a styrene Saunders-Roe SR.53 based on Colin Strachan's Freightdog OOP resin kit.
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It's happened an awful lot in the past. As for the SR.53, which was on sale at Telford, at least it is an agreed co-operation and Colin will be issuing his own boxing, with different transfers, shortly.

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« Reply #43 on: November 15, 2017, 08:36:09 PM »
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I was only talking with Neil Gaunt a couple of months ago about the time and cost of developing a new model for market. Seems a bit coincidental that Valom is planning a release of an aircraft that just wasn't on anyone's radar before, makes you wonder how much of Neil's kit was copied ----

Can't speak to that but there is a precedence to this (in this case it is a co-operative venture) where AZ Model has just released a styrene Saunders-Roe SR.53 based on Colin Strachan's Freightdog OOP resin kit.

It's happened an awful lot in the past. As for the SR.53, which was on sale at Telford, at least it is an agreed co-operation and Colin will be issuing his own boxing, with different transfers, shortly.

Thanks. Did you have the opportunity to see the sprues and/or a finished kit? Colin already has his kits up for sale. 
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« Reply #44 on: November 16, 2017, 06:33:44 PM »


Thanks. Did you have the opportunity to see the sprues and/or a finished kit? Colin already has his kits up for sale.

Sorry, I didn't see the AZ SR.53 sprues, it's not really my period of interest and I've already built one resin one. However they were going like hot cakes if that's any help.

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« Reply #45 on: November 16, 2017, 08:12:17 PM »


Thanks. Did you have the opportunity to see the sprues and/or a finished kit? Colin already has his kits up for sale.


Sorry, I didn't see the AZ SR.53 sprues, it's not really my period of interest and I've already built one resin one. However they were going like hot cakes if that's any help.


I'm not surprised. A nice complement to Chris's SR.177.  I finally found a sprue shot over a Brtimodeller (not surprised).  Only 37 parts. My kind of kit.



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« Reply #46 on: January 15, 2018, 02:39:58 AM »
DH.91 Albatross Boxart.



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Re: Valom
« Reply #47 on: April 27, 2018, 11:07:34 PM »
Coming soon 1/72 North-American RB-45C Tornado RAF version

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« Reply #48 on: April 28, 2018, 01:49:35 PM »
Every stash should have some B-45 kits !

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« Reply #49 on: April 29, 2018, 02:09:03 PM »
DH.91 Albatross Boxart.





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« Reply #50 on: May 04, 2018, 02:08:01 AM »
1/48 Britten Norman BN-2A announced:





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Re: Valom
« Reply #51 on: May 04, 2018, 07:11:03 AM »
It would be a great temptation to re-engine with suitable turboprops.

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Re: Valom
« Reply #52 on: May 05, 2018, 02:12:40 AM »
It would be a great temptation to re-engine with suitable turboprops.


Well there is the BN-2T variant powered by twin Allison 250s:


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Re: Valom
« Reply #53 on: May 05, 2018, 02:26:15 AM »
Allison 250's or something equivalent in size and power would be the best choice, IMHO.  I suspect going with larger engines like the PT6A, TPE331, or Astazou would be a bit of "overkill".

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Re: Valom
« Reply #54 on: October 26, 2018, 09:48:05 AM »
1/72 Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer coming soon.



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Re: Valom
« Reply #55 on: August 16, 2019, 09:11:41 AM »
In the works. Blackburn Firebrand TF Mk.V 1/72

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Re: Valom
« Reply #56 on: August 17, 2019, 04:54:47 PM »
Yes please  :smiley:

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« Reply #57 on: August 17, 2019, 08:31:51 PM »
Yes please  :smiley:

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Re: Valom
« Reply #58 on: September 30, 2019, 09:47:47 AM »


Valom has announced that their next 1/48 scale kit will be the Britten Norman BN-2 with markings for the RAF
”Next kit Britten Norman BN-2, RAF.”
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Re: Valom
« Reply #59 on: September 30, 2019, 09:14:43 PM »
Yes please  :smiley:

Moi Aussi. Now to WHIF it to a Mk. III and IV.

I thought Valom had already done those, I'm got the Mk.II in the stash too.

EDIT; umm maybe not, I think I must have read sometime ago they were going to do the Centaurus versions in the future.
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Re: Valom
« Reply #60 on: October 21, 2019, 08:13:51 AM »
Final boxart.



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Re: Valom
« Reply #61 on: October 21, 2019, 08:27:14 AM »
Pretty much a RN Skyraider.

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« Reply #62 on: October 21, 2019, 10:04:59 PM »
Pretty much a RN Skyraider.

Yup!  the TF Mk.IV went into service in September 1945, the two prototype Skyraiders flying only a couple of months before that.

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Re: Valom
« Reply #63 on: October 22, 2019, 01:49:35 AM »
Thanks guys, now I know what to do with my 1/48 Magna Models one.  Something in Korea or Vietnam and armed to the teeth as a CAS bird.
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Re: Valom
« Reply #64 on: October 25, 2019, 02:45:35 AM »
Pretty much a RN Skyraider.

Just not nearly as good. I have loved the look of the Firebrand since I first ran across it, but it was never more than adequate to it's task.
Still. I will have to pick the Mk V up - and fake up a couple of 7.2 inch Burneys for the underwings. ;)

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Re: Valom
« Reply #65 on: October 25, 2019, 05:26:59 AM »
What is a 7.2 Burney   ???

For my MB6 I made up a pair of 7.2" Triplex rockets

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Re: Valom
« Reply #66 on: October 25, 2019, 07:09:31 AM »
Thanks guys, now I know what to do with my 1/48 Magna Models one.  Something in Korea or Vietnam and armed to the teeth as a CAS bird.

Now that's inspired!

Looking forward to seeing it one day,

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Re: Valom
« Reply #67 on: October 25, 2019, 05:08:06 PM »
Pretty much a RN Skyraider.

Just not nearly as good. I have loved the look of the Firebrand since I first ran across it, but it was never more than adequate to it's task.
Still. I will have to pick the Mk V up - and fake up a couple of 7.2 inch Burneys for the underwings. ;)

Same here, love the look. love the concept, just spoilt a bit by the knowledge that it wasn't really up to scratch.  Similar feelings towards the Wyvern.

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Re: Valom
« Reply #68 on: October 25, 2019, 08:41:43 PM »
What is a 7.2 Burney   ???


There was a proposal for a 7.2" Burney recoilless rifle to go with the 3.45" one.

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Re: Valom
« Reply #69 on: October 25, 2019, 10:07:02 PM »
What is a 7.2 Burney   ???


There was a proposal for a 7.2" Burney recoilless rifle to go with the 3.45" one.

Thanks, I did a image search and found pics of those, just didn't think they would be mounted on an aircraft so wasn't sure. I guess it wouldn't be much different to those 'bazooka' type rp launchers the USAAF used during WWII
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Re: Valom
« Reply #70 on: October 30, 2019, 07:49:53 AM »
 Sorry to be late in replying - but already ably answered, I see. :smiley:
 
  Although they seem never to have been prototyped and trialed, the first of the British Secrect Project books noted a number of early
jets intended to mount large automatic recoilless rifles in the wings. The 7.2 is pure fantasy - but I am prone to excess.

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Re: Valom
« Reply #71 on: November 02, 2019, 07:06:56 PM »
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Re: Valom
« Reply #72 on: December 16, 2019, 07:17:33 PM »


Valom has posted an image of the box art for the forthcoming 1/48 scale release of the Britten Norman BN-2B Islander in the colours of the Royal Danish Air Force
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Re: Valom
« Reply #73 on: January 16, 2020, 06:55:24 AM »
1/72 Grumman J2F-3 Duck expected February 2020



https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/VAL72133
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Re: Valom
« Reply #74 on: January 16, 2020, 06:57:30 AM »
1/48 Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander (Philippine Navy, USCG) expected February 2020



https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/VAL48014
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Re: Valom
« Reply #75 on: January 17, 2020, 02:20:34 AM »
I wonder itf there's any chance of them releasing a floatplane version:



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Re: Valom
« Reply #76 on: June 09, 2020, 03:10:15 AM »
Sigh...another I would like to see in 1/48:

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