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Posted: Monday, January 05, 2009 - 08:50 AM UTC
Hi everyone!

In the hopes of attracting more from attention of people knowing the mysterious ways of 1:144 scale, I'll ask my questions here instead of starting a thread of my own. Here goes:

1:144 Resin kits by Kamide Koro - How are they?
It was either Ebay or HLJ where I stumbled upon these little resin kits. The subject choices and especially the Finnish decal options in many of the kits caught my attention, There's Fokker XXI (two of those in fact), I-16, MS.406, Brewster Buffalo all sporting Finnish markings.
Has anyone experience of Kamide's kits, how are they? I got the impression that they're sorta garage kits, requiring some work, but how's detailings, quality of decals, that sort of things?

Thanks in advance.
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Posted: Monday, January 05, 2009 - 10:50 AM UTC
funny you should mention that I just today got 2 short s1-c from the ebay shop.

They are nice and crisp, and now i can make the entire production of this
plane all 2 of them

Both are exactly the same so a good sign the moulding process is consistent.
or at least the quality control is working.

The decals are OK the roundels good and in register. black and white ok too.
There is orange wing flashes too, but they are made up of dots of colour, will
paint the wing flashes instead. Canopy is quite thick, or is it just cos is 1/144.
I'll probably smash mould a replacement.

I'll post some snaps of the kits here tomorrow and let you judge for yourself
I'm glad I've got them as I've been wanting a s1-c for years.
Took 3 weeks to arrive but I picked surface delivery over christmas, so
thats my own fault.
Shipped in a box that got bashed but plenty of packing so the models
were undamaged.

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Posted: Tuesday, January 06, 2009 - 12:29 AM UTC
For those who haven't seen nor heard, Miniwings produce a number of kits in 1/144th resin, very well cast. I reviewed their Drakens in the January Internet Modeler (http://www.internetmodeler.com/).

The next release from them will be the CF-105 Arrow.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 06, 2009 - 08:59 AM UTC
Thanks Matt, that Draken looks great and I like the idea of an Avro Arrow.

Luciano
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Posted: Tuesday, January 06, 2009 - 09:30 AM UTC
Eetu As promised here is some snaps of the kamide koro resin
Clickable pics for high res.
shorts s1cshorts s1c
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Posted: Wednesday, January 07, 2009 - 09:16 PM UTC
Thanks. Those indeed look quite nice.
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Posted: Monday, January 12, 2009 - 06:54 AM UTC
Hello fellow 1/144 scale fans, following is a photo report taken at a 'local' model show this weekend. Hope you enjoy.














Luciano
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Posted: Monday, January 26, 2009 - 01:54 AM UTC
Hi guys. I wonder if anyone had ever done or seen the Otaki F-4B kit. I found it on E-bay, and I wonder would it worth buyinh, is it realy a correct wiged and nosed kit? Thanks...
Littorio
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Posted: Friday, February 06, 2009 - 08:22 AM UTC
Here a 1/144 scale photo report of the Milton Keynes 2009 model show, hope you enjoy.



















Littorio
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Posted: Friday, February 06, 2009 - 08:28 AM UTC
And the competion entries











The gold medal winner




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Posted: Friday, February 06, 2009 - 03:23 PM UTC
Luciano,
Thank you for the photo coverage from Milton Keyes. All I can say is - Outstanding ! That F-8 builder really put some work into that piece, and was rewarded with a well deserved Gold Award. Some very nice work to inspire all of us. Thanks again................Bruce
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Posted: Friday, February 06, 2009 - 05:41 PM UTC

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Luciano,
Thank you for the photo coverage from Milton Keyes. All I can say is - Outstanding ! That F-8 builder really put some work into that piece, and was rewarded with a well deserved Gold Award. Some very nice work to inspire all of us. Thanks again................Bruce



I concur! The work that goes into these is impressive.

For those interested in model railroading, N scale is very close to 1/144: http://www.railroadmodeling.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=133673&page=1#1112161
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JollyRoger
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Posted: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 04:39 AM UTC
WHAAAAT??? BAC Lightning? Where does that come from? Does anybody know what company they are? And do I see an F-4J and a Phantom GR1 there?
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Posted: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 05:04 AM UTC
Yalym,
You bet you do ! Revells kit # 04019 is the BAC Lightning, this is the Royal Saudi F-53 version. As for the Phantoms, now we're talking conversions. But once again, folks are surprised at the aircraft that have been modeled in this scale.

The bigger shows bring out quite a variety in our scale. And since the world economies are not doing too well at present, I have a feeling we'll see more 1/144th than ever. Space and price savings are still the best attributes.

With more and more decal manufacturers realizing our scale are not just toys, they are getting serious about products.

Any opinions ? Take it easy, Bruce
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Posted: Thursday, February 12, 2009 - 12:59 AM UTC
I do agree Bruce. Specialy the Japanese decal companies gone sligtly mad. I have even discovered a few private garage producers for the RIGHTEUS SCALE(oh boy I better cut down playing WH40k or I will go fanatic in life). Are the mentioned kits new ones or old ones? Can I find them anywhere?
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Posted: Thursday, February 12, 2009 - 03:04 AM UTC
Yalym,
These are older kits, but not antiques. The Lightning is within the last 5 years if I remember correctly. The Phantoms are mostly copies of the old L & S Kit I think, quite a few companies have copied this one. Then the modelers end up converting it into their favorite version. I think Revell has one available as we speak.

But the state of the art is really advancing quickly. The Revell C-17A is unbelieveable ! The interior of the cargo bay with sidewalls is a separate assembly that is then glued into the fuselage halfs. Very nice molding, and of course the super detailers can go totally berserk !!!

Plus don't forget the nautical side. Revell just released the 1/144th Fletcher class Destroyer. I don't have that, but the reviews I've read look tremendous. Altogether it adds up to a busy year for us ! Take it easy, Bruce
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Posted: Friday, February 13, 2009 - 08:45 AM UTC
Just seen a Revell 1/144 Lightning F6 on ebay but it went for £13.00

I've never seen the Lightning in the shops but I sure would like one.

Luciano
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Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2009 - 06:24 PM UTC
Hello chaps. Thought I would bump this thread with some pics of my nearly-finished Sweet Zeroes. My first 1/144 kits. And beautiful they are as well. Painted with Gunze, just the props and wheels to go. I can feel some more coming on ... Cheers.

Ben






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Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2009 - 09:30 PM UTC
Hmmm 13£ is pucu money! Even for a little treat like that. I'll keep my eyes open for thati thanks for the information. Sweet little Zeros by the way:] After I last Blasphemy )building a 148 A,1H) I returned to my Sweet Bf.109F's for forgiveness:} I hope I can complete them and post here soon.
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Posted: Monday, March 02, 2009 - 02:23 AM UTC
Ben nice work on the little Zero's, these are very nice 'Sweet' kits.

On the go at the moment are a pair of Monochrome Type 99 Val's, should have some photo's later.

Luciano
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Posted: Monday, March 02, 2009 - 02:44 AM UTC
Ben,
Nice work on the Zeros. The Sweet kits are definitely appropriately named ! Plus Platz has started to crank them out again, between their F6F Hellcats and the P-47's, they are keeping us busy
And speaking of the F6F and P-47 kits...Anyone seen these little jewels in person yet ? I've heard of them, and read some quick reviews, but haven't seen any for real. (Of course, its not like I don't have anything to build ! )
Keep building Gang.............................Bruce
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Posted: Monday, March 02, 2009 - 03:23 AM UTC
İf you are talking about the Buble Top I've been doing one of them a while ago and if I am not mistaken I posted progress photoes. It is generally a very nice kit. Be carefull about the decals!!! That's it:]
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Posted: Friday, March 20, 2009 - 02:15 AM UTC
Hi guys. I recieved my Arii Focke Wulf(that is it, but it is a Fw.190 A...something) a few days ago. I aquired it out of pure curiocity. I wondered how bad it can be for 300 yens:] Well I can tell you probably this bad. Anyone thinking about buying one. Just don't:]
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Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 11:50 AM UTC
My latest in this glorious scale, almost finished just some minor stuff to do and a flat coat.



Luciano