I'm always surprised - happens to me time and again - upon opening a 72nd scale box of either F-101, 102, 105, 106. Those were HUGE birds in real life since the plastic is always a big chunck itself!
A good deal for the Meng F-102 for us Europeans can be found on ebay. And anyway, you guys may want to get the cheesy special edition of the aircraft that G.W. Bush [I doubt he ever... ]flew in :-D
Bill Gilman Very much interested in your comments on this one, especially how you think the "fit" may be. Since Meng is a new company, I don't have any past experience to rely on.
Another new company (Kitty Hawk) has released a very nice looking F-35, if you only look in the box. I've been following a build review of this kit, and it looks like an absolute pig - nothing fits, it's quite a horror story.
I'm hoping that the new F-102 kit isn't like that! It looks very good on the sprues, and I hope that transfers to a good build. We need a modern-tooled F-102 in the divine scale!
15. November 2012 at 21:58:02
Holger Kranich Hey Bill, is The KittyHawk kit perhaps more a pig than your Vixen kit?
16. November 2012 at 06:38:46
Adrian LR Hello Burkhard! Yeah I'm for a waiting a review less-magazine and more modelist working on it. Congratulation on your new kit... is on my wishlist for xmas!
16. November 2012 at 11:10:54
Burkhard D Came directly from HLJ yesterday. I will take it to a club meeting tonight. Well suited to 'fondling' in such an environment because every single sprue comes in its own bag. I'll do a dry-fit on the weekend and get back to you!
Wilfried Bogaerts Mine also arrived a couple of days ago and ... looks very very good
Can't comment on fit however but first impressions are positive!
I was shocked about the dimensions, it's big! This is actually bigger than a Tomcat! (lenghtwise)
16. November 2012 at 17:38:00
Bill Gilman Wilfried, the F-106 is even longer! Holger, to be truthful, I'm not finding the Sea Vixen kit to be as bad as its reputation. I put the booms on last night, with none of the problems I've seen reported.
16. November 2012 at 19:01:21
Holger Kranich That are good news! I hope that you have your Fun, Building it! Without fun, Modeling is a failure!
16. November 2012 at 19:33:41
Bill Gilman Even building bad models is fun - didn't you enjoy beating the class bully into submission when you were younger?
Lukas . I have a Kayaba kit from the Meng and tooling quality is very similar like Platz kits (RQ-4 and RQ-1B).
13. September 2012 at 19:05:05
Duncan Cook My waöllet is already crying. I thik I will build my Frog/hasegawa also.
13. September 2012 at 20:06:00
Dimitris P.K. The two other Meng's 1:72, are priced around ?20 (or £16).
Lets hope that is not going to be higher
13. September 2012 at 22:14:53
Niki Gheorghe Pre-oder start at Hobbyeasy for 16,44EUR plus postage.
Boys, I have to say I'm happy!
I really thought this was going to cost a bit more...
18. September 2012 at 18:13:09
Dimitris P.K. So, release date's on the 30th of September...nice
And postage is estimated to EUR 6.35 (Small Packets (AIR)-Registered)
That brings us to EUR 22.79...and no Paypal...damn.
Are they credit card safe? Anyone ever bought from them?
18. September 2012 at 21:54:56
Bill Gilman Looks encouraging. I've had the Hasegawa release in my stash for 25 years. I hope this one ends up being as nice as the hype. It's the early Case X wing, maybe the Case XX will follow? And maybe they'll make a new-tool F-106 as well?
18. September 2012 at 23:43:24
Niki Gheorghe @Dimitris:
Business to Romania has always been safe with them, with shipping times of one-two weeks. Payment via debit card.
BTW, as safe as it'll be, I always recommend using a separate debit card for all online purchases - fill it up with whatever amount you need plus a little buffer sum to cover exchange rates differences. Little loss risk there.
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