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Convair F-102 Delta Dagger

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Category:Aircraft - Jets
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Used from:1956–1979
Used by:Military
Manufacturer:US Convair
Model:F-102 Delta Dagger

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176 FS, 115 FW, Wisconsin ANG 56-1248 (O-61248)/02 | 1972
 
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327 FIS 53380 | 1958 | overall ADC grey
 
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25. October 2018, 19:53
Wim van der Luijt
van marktplaats toevallig?
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Wim van der Luijt
dus dat wordt de Soesterberg versie? Ik had hem ook gezien maar ik moet eerst wat kits opruimen voor ik me toesta nog iets kopen.....valt niet mee :(
26. October 2018, 10:28
Erik Leijdens
Jazeker, en daarom wilde ik ook perse deze doos. Op de decal sheet staan ook veel stencils. Bij de Monogram dozen niet of nauwelijks.
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146 FIS, 112 FIG, Pennsylvania ANG (57-0786) 0-70786 | July 1971
 
27. August 2018, 14:51
Agustin Prellezo
Hi, mates,
I would like to build this plane. I see in the Hasegawa instructions that it must be painted in "silver" ( meaning metallic finish I guess) but I have seen no Delta Dagger in that colour. All of them are "ADC gray" or three tone camo. Can anybody help me with this issue?
27. August 2018, 15:01
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"Silver" might be correct for that decal scheme. A very large number of them served in Natural Metal schemes before they got ADC gray or SEA camo colors.

(I found five just by doing a Google Images quicky search)
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118 FIS, 103 FIG, Connecticut ANG 56-1489 | Cold War - Bradley Intl Airport, CT 1970 | FS36473
 
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Benoit Mathier
Vielen Dank euch beiden.
Bernhard, ja, genau so ist es und ich hatte auch etwas Zeit um ein paar neue Bilder zu knipsen.
Auch Dir und Deiner Familie frohe Weihnachten. LG
25. December 2017, 22:14
Aris aka Amen
Excellence!
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Very nice. Congratulations!
29. December 2017, 12:20
Erik Leijdens
Fantastic work Benoit!
29. December 2017, 12:27
Burkhard D
Magnifique! Very nice build and great photography from nice angles!
29. December 2017, 13:29
Benoit Mathier
Thank you gents!
30. December 2017, 11:55
Christian Bruer
Excellent work
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Donald Dickson II
LOL Not necessarily. Aside from the intakes and canopy issues, its a decent model. But between those things and lack of mounting pins/brackets on the gear/bomb doors, it is, however, NOT worth the price. If you can get it for 30.00 or less, go for it.
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I always look for a cheaper price... maybe I can get it free for the Christmas present competition this year. Thanks!
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Donald Dickson II
My pleasure! :)
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Looking very nice!
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Well done despite the problems, Donald. Congratulations!
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Donald Dickson II
Thank you gentlemen. :)
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Thank you sir!
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Erik, Ik heb de stickers maar noch niet de kit. Ja, een beetje geduld met dit project. R/ Dutch
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Calvin Gifford
LOL Thanks! That will probably be the last kit I tackle for that particular project. I've seen a couple of conversion articles and I know it will definitely NOT be a cakewalk!
22. September 2014, 05:40
Calvin Gifford
Since Meng was nice enough to come out with a very nice Two-Seater I won't need the conversion!
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Benoit Mathier
Thx. Me too :)
Finally rearranging my modeling corner. So I hope to move on with this project after that.
27. October 2015, 10:36
Mike Grant
I want one :) Nice kit?
10. February 2016, 14:51
Benoit Mathier
...and did so. Used Hataka ADC Gray, which seems to be a good match. I'll have to take a few more photos with sunlight. The Xtracryl Decals are very good, easy to handle and have very thin layer.
10. February 2016, 15:23
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Benoit Mathier
@ Mike: I don't wanna stir things up, but the kit is maybe not as fantastic as many people say. Not to get me wrong, it comes with a lot of options: open bay, including full armament and open airbrake. Surface details are very good too and the decal sheet is ok.

The main issue for me was the fit between the fuselage/air inlets and the air inlet halfs do need also caretaking, especially of the interior seams.
Furthermore there was quite a big gap between the weapons bay and fuselage. Adjustment between fuselage / wings was also tricky.
A friend experienced also a bad fit between fuselage halfs, which I didn't really have. (Maybe my dry fit was better here)
To sum it up, very good preparation and dry fitting will avoid you many problems.

Of course, these issues are nothing compared to other kits (say Anigrand etc) and especially, it's much better than the old Hasegawa.... So you can easily go for it.
I intend to build another one soon, because those hi-viz markings are just fantastic (Xtradecal Sheet has a great selection) and since my lessons learned from this build will make it easier.
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Jan Stary
Tak to jsem zvědav. Co jsem měl doplňky od Pavla Models, tak byly na prd
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Calvin Gifford
Very cool!
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48 FIS, Air Defence Command 56-1009 | Langley AFB, VA 1960 | FS16473
 
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Updated build log and photos.
8. January 2015, 19:08
Mats Bengtsson
That is some serious re-scribing of the panel lines. Very impressive. I'm looking forward to see more.
8. January 2015, 19:15
Burkhard D
This looks like a promising start, Brad. I am hooked :)
21. January 2015, 20:01
Brad Bronov
The narrative is also updated. I just add the updates to the project description for those that are interested. Also, this build log is available on Aeroscale in the cold war aviation forum.
22. January 2015, 19:05
Brad Bronov
Bump...update!
20. May 2015, 21:29
Brad Bronov
Ive updated the narrative in the description....probably not the best way. I'll copy and paste to here from now on...

Vacation's over, back to a challenging project. Not as difficult as it could be; Encore have generously provided resin and etch to reduce accessory hunting.

2 Dec update: scribing started on the wings. The mold changes from Case X to Case XX wings are a bit rough, requiring some filling. I've decided on using the resin control surface replacements supplied by Encore, though there's really no material improvement over the kit control surfaces, but the less-than-perfect mold revisions made it easier to replace than correct. For this project I'm using the MDC rivet punches rather than a sharp needed to replicate the airframe rivets, we'll see how it turns out. I'm of two minds on this bit of detail; the real jets had very clean surfaces with little or no rivet detail visible under the ADC Grey paint, but the addition of some visual interest breaks up the acres of featureless skin. Photos soon.

8 January update: Neck deep into the scribing. It's a pain, but worth the effort. I'm using the UMM Universal Scriber as my weapon of choice, I've never found a better tool. Standard stainless steel templates and my trusty Dymo labeling tape. I think I need to purchase a wider variety of punch and die sets, doing circular panels is significantly easier with the correct size punched in the tape. Plus, compound or tight curves are less problematic. Also began applying a bit of paint. Model Claus brought a Grex Tritium pistol grip airbrush. All I can say is "wow".

21 January update: Scribing on the fuselage and wings is 90% complete. I've left the panels at the fuselage seams for later, just in case the panel lines don't line up. Started painting the cockpit. The resin provided by Encore was pretty decent, requiring only careful painting. Surprisingly, there wasn't much available on the Internet in the way of photos of the ejection seat or assorted cockpit details. I had to employ some educated guess-work, but I think it's coming out ok. The seat still needs some highlighting, especially on the seat cushions. The pre-painted etch is nice, but in some regards I think the original kit panels, with careful painting look better. The side panels would be populated with a bunch of knobs and switches which don't translate well in a 2D printed piece, although the precision of the printing is far better than I could achieve with a brush. I might try a hybrid solution in future projects, using the kit side panels and printed etch for the instrument panel...I think that's where the printed pieces really shine. The exhaust can is also together along with the filler pieces on the bullet fairings on the aft portion of the fuselage. The seams were a bit of a bother, but they were dealt with using Gunze Mr. Putty (or something like that), and with careful sanding disappeared. I also used some Tamiya weathering sets (for the first time) to bring out the burnt metal look...blue and red effects. Very subtle, but easy to apply and control. Looks pretty good, I think. More to come...next up the: Aires gear wells.

22 January update: Photographed the exhaust can. The bluing is almost too subtle, but will be buried in the fuselage. A little exhaust soot and burnishing will complete it. Spent all day painting the Aires gear wells. This is really my first time with deep washing/highlighting/weathering. Need some more practice, but much better than most of my previous work I was so concerned with correct color and minute detail that, while accurate, everything looked pretty two dimensional and lifeless. Practice makes perfect. Word of caution...I was a little too aggressive in removing the casting blocks and actually removed some internal structure. It should be hidden when finished, but don't take the blocks off in one pass...

20 March update: Ok, quite a bit accomplished...I've just been lazy in posting. Took the plunge and started getting the major assemblies together. I always hate this part...it's a usually irreversible step where I find out if I forgot something. In this case, I did. The compressor face/bulkhead is sitting quite happily on my bench, unencumbered by fuselage. Thankfully, the intakes are small and the exhaust can blocks off the rear, so I won't have the dreaded 'see-through' airplane. After gluing up the fuselage, sans bulkhead, I rubbed down the almost nonexistent seams, described lost detail and set to work on the wing assembly. Pretty straightforward. The joints between the upper and lower wing halves was far, but less than positive. Due to the drooping leading edge, there was some filling that could have been easier. Also, the Aires wheel well was still a bit too tall, but the wings are flexible enough to accommodate the excess...maybe .5mm too tall, so not too big a deal. The extent of this little excess material became more apparent when I joined the wings to the fuselage, but nothing some clamping couldn't cure. Also joined were the resin intakes and note cone. Not the best fit. Three passes with filler and primer took care of it. The nosecone was about 1mm too small in diameter and presented the biggest challenge.

Also stared detailing the missile bay. After painting everything interior green, applying washes and weathering, I discovered that the door fronts with the unguided rocket detail was way too big to easily fair into the doors. Probably should have checked this earlier. I decided to raid the spares kit and started over. I figured out a better way to get things together to minimize trouble in getting the fronts mated to the doors. Also decided I wasn't happy with the oversimplified detail. I removed the molded in wire bundles and will replace them with 2lb test fishing line bundles. I'll also be plumbing the door actuators and installing hydraulic lines where they're visible.

May 20. Work keeps getting in the way...I really hate that. Anyway, lots accomplished since my last update. Fuselage is together, primed and preshaded. Fit was typical Monogram and very little filler was needed. Missile bay doors/walls are finished and painted. Things are coming together pretty quickly....I do need to finish the artwork for the missile decals, but they're at least painted (mostly)...and I may have lost one of the Bs. Inconvenient, but I can substitute a Hasegawa missile set item. More painting to follow...

21. May 2015, 00:45
Robbie
That is a great idea, using a sharpie to highlight the raised detail before you sand it down so you have a way to re-scribe it is up there with the discovery of using a floor polish to help apply decals and to use hairspray to do chipped weathering and ..... what a hobby!
21. May 2015, 01:17
22. May 2015, 05:30
Rob van Dodewaard
looking good I am in
22. May 2015, 05:41
Brad Bronov
June 3...99.9% done. A few touch-ups, then into the case. What to build next?
4. July 2015, 02:11
Christian Bruer
Monogram F-106 :) :)
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You did a very nice and clean job on your One-O-Two! I build and rescribed Monogram's One-I-Six for a couple of years but it did not look as nice as your work.

Congrats to a superb model of these interesting interceptor!
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18. March 2015, 23:53
Christian Lehmann
Thanks again. Unfortunately the front landing gear get damaged during the last transport to an exhibition. Have to repair it.
19. March 2015, 06:06
19. March 2015, 07:28
Łukasz Gliński
F-102 ? Sth wrong with the link I assume
Nice camo btw :)
19. March 2015, 09:13
Soeren .
Really great work Christian!
Did you buy this kit somewhere here in Germany or directly from HPM?
19. March 2015, 10:13
Christian Lehmann
Hello Lukas,
I know but I am not able to change it. I sent a message to the admin but did not get response.
19. March 2015, 11:41
Christian Lehmann
Thanks Soeren,
I ordered it directly from HPM immediately after it was released.
19. March 2015, 11:43
Soeren .
Thx Christian was thinking of do the same but its quite expensive..... Easy question: Is this kit worth it?
19. March 2015, 11:45
Christian Lehmann
Maybe this helps to make your decission

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Has same box art as following E 2 boxing
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My second project on the way to a complete Century Series. Like all the older Monogram kits, this has pretty decent detail, but the surface detail is raised. Can't have that, so the first order of business is to re-scribe everything. To give me a nice 'roadmap' to follow, I first darken the area around the panel line with permanent marker, then sand back to the skin, removing the panel lines and most of the ink. Had this been molded in a dark plastic, I'd have just sprayed the whole thing in light gray or white primer and done the same thing.
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13. July 2014, 19:00
Clifford Keesler
Hey Augie have you looked at the Encore F-102. It is basically the Pro Modeler kit with photo etch and resin parts. But the complete Pro-modler kit is still there also. That is what my 102 is. It is a very nice kit. Does Revell or Monogram still have that kit?
14. July 2014, 23:03
Augie
Hehe not sure
15. July 2014, 21:33
Clifford Keesler
You might want to check out the Encore Kit.
15. July 2014, 22:07
Augie
will do :) thanks clifford
15. July 2014, 22:13
Clifford Keesler
You are most welcome.
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17. June 2013, 17:10
Duncan Cook
It's only wrong If you want to build it closed. The Doors are not wide enough.
Very nice work, you don't see camouflaged Daggers so often.
I don't know about blue Falcon Missiles but i think there are some experts here.
21. June 2013, 18:20
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what is wrong the the weapon bay I didn't notice any thing when I was building it
21. October 2013, 16:30
Duncan Cook
If you want to close the bay, you have to scratch build a cover because the doors are too small.
21. October 2013, 16:59
Roy McKay
Nice one Vincent.
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13. October 2013, 20:30
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can somebody scan and send me build and paint instructions? I missing correct instruction. I have from different kit and only Japan version.
Can somebody sent to me English instructions? thank you in advance
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14. April 2013, 14:48
Helerson Maciel
Impressive is the quality of this kit!
I've seen a review.
I hope to have one soon.
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10. March 2013, 12:10
Bernd Korte
Very nice! What's your verdict regarding the kit?
10. March 2013, 12:56
Luc B
great to see it built!
10. March 2013, 13:27
Mark Charlton
Hi Bernd, Very good kit, I am building a second one in "vet-Nam" Colours.
10. March 2013, 13:46
Mike Grant
Nice clean build, I like it
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27. December 2012, 13:39
Dave Flitton
Looks like you are fixing even the worst of the problems!!
27. December 2012, 13:57
Andy Halper
hee. Looks like very similar problems to the Hasegawa F-106A (like in real life!) Nose cone was slightly too big at the joint. Had to shim the wing where it mates to the aft fuselage. The rivets around the waist were preventing the wing from mating to the fuselage.
27. December 2012, 14:25
berni
Until now a good working. :)
27. December 2012, 14:50
Duncan Cook
Thank you guys :)
I'm realy happy you like it.
Yes I remember the F-106.
Was also a nice kit.
I'd like to build another one and paint it with my Triplex this time.
I don't want to restaurate the old kit. It's a memory how I started.
If I'm finished here I will do some pictures of them together.
But the Decals turned yellow. I put them near the Window, hoping that they turn white again through the sun.
27. December 2012, 15:01
Duncan Cook
Finnaly it's done. A big thank you goes to Bill for the Cannopy.
But I'm not 100% happy, at some spots the decals are still slivering.
8. February 2013, 16:00
Dutch
Congrats! A note worthy effort, nonetheless. As the old adage states: "One kit built is worth two on the shelf." I have long since abandoned perfection in favor of "good enough" in order to shorten production timelines and boost production rates. I still have a covey of 1/72 F-4 Phantoms of various marks that I started in 1985! So count yourself fortunate for a decent and worthy effort! It looks great!
8. February 2013, 21:00
Augie
Nice one cookie :)
8. February 2013, 21:18
Bill Gilman
Looks good! Glad I could help with the canopy! :)
8. February 2013, 21:58
Vitor Costa
Hello Duncan, it looks very nice, that is not an easy kit so, i think you have done a nice job there. :)
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27. December 2012, 21:16
Markus Berger
Mmh, that ist not a review.
27. December 2012, 21:21
Duncan Cook
But you can see the images of the sprues there. SO you get a look inside. Kind of.
27. December 2012, 21:36
Markus Berger
There are not shown all moldings in the picture. In my eyes this is just a product page, but no review. what do others think?
27. December 2012, 21:50
Dave Flitton
Just a product page. no information about the quality of the moldings, fit or accuracy.
27. December 2012, 22:20
scalemates
just product page
27. December 2012, 23:09
berni
CAUTION, my virus scanner brings a phishing message at the meng-site !! :(
28. December 2012, 10:53
Duncan Cook
Strange my Virusscaner says no problem. I think it's better if you delete the link Tim.
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25. November 2012, 07:44
Bernd Korte
I'm jealous... ;)
25. November 2012, 09:10
Philip De Keyser
Very nice one ;)
25. November 2012, 09:21
Niki Gheorghe
:)
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
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18. November 2012, 17:01
Bill Gilman
I like the sprue gates like that - they won't ruin surface details when they're attached to the edge
18. November 2012, 17:32
Burkhard D
Well, actually they sit on the edge so you have to work both surfaces :(
18. November 2012, 17:46
Bill Gilman
Oh, bummer dude!
18. November 2012, 17:52
Burkhard D
Nothing serious, preparation needs a bit of care, I just don't wanna rush it :)
18. November 2012, 17:54
Adrian LR
Mmmm... A bit disappointed with this... hopefully nothing too serious. Thanks for share Burkhard!
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18. November 2012, 17:01
Bill Gilman
Where's the popcorn? I'm ready!
18. November 2012, 17:48
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15. November 2012, 20:25
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, 21:58
Holger Kranich
Hey Bill, is The KittyHawk kit perhaps more a pig than your Vixen kit?
16. November 2012, 06:38
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, 11:10
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! :)
16. November 2012, 15:39
Holger Kranich
Sounds great Burkhard! Give us a short review ;)!
16. November 2012, 15:42
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! :D This is actually bigger than a Tomcat! (lenghtwise)
16. November 2012, 17:38
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, 19:01
Holger Kranich
That are good news! I hope that you have your Fun, Building it! Without fun, Modeling is a failure!
16. November 2012, 19:33
Bill Gilman
Even building bad models is fun - didn't you enjoy beating the class bully into submission when you were younger? :) :) :)
16. November 2012, 21:27
17. November 2012, 12:57
Burkhard D
No quick dry-fitting! The sprue gates are not flush with the contact surfaces, so some thorough cleaning up will be needed first. :(

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22. October 2012, 20:22
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2. October 2012, 17:26
Duncan Cook
Meng released first photos.
facebook.com/pages/MENG-Model-Japan/414115351946796#!/photo.php?fbid=485507044807626&set=a.417831948241803.99171.414115351946796&type=1&theater
7. October 2012, 13:12
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13. September 2012, 14:41
Niki Gheorghe
What do you guys know about this future release?
Where does it come from and when to expect it?
13. September 2012, 14:46
Dimitris P.K.
This is about MENG: meng-model.com/index5.php?id=71
No release date yet..
But looks like a new mold!!
More info->hyperscale.com/2012/reviews/kits/mengds003reviewbg_1.htm
13. September 2012, 14:54
Niki Gheorghe
Oh-oh!... Japanese merchandise. I sense big hole in wallet coming up! :-P
Thanks, Dimitris!
13. September 2012, 15:00
Niki Gheorghe
Wait a minute! It's not Japanese, it's Hong Kong. Well, here's hoping the hole in the wallet won't be that big afterall... :)
13. September 2012, 15:05
Dave Flitton
Maybe I can retire my Hasegawa kit
13. September 2012, 15:49
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, 19:05
Duncan Cook
My waöllet is already crying. I thik I will build my Frog/hasegawa also.
13. September 2012, 20:06
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 :P
13. September 2012, 22:14
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, 18:13
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, 21:54
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, 23:43
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.
19. September 2012, 08:43
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27. August 2012, 22:54
Philip De Keyser
Beautifull one, new project Bill? I've just started the old Monogram one, i'm now re-scribes the pannellines, when these are done I'll post it as a new project, greetz Phil
28. August 2012, 06:12
Bill Gilman
Always wanted a deuce, and I managed to pick this up VERY cheap, only $3.00 at a garage sale! Kit is in perfect shape, it was never even opened. Like your quarter scale kit, the lines will need re-scribing on this one too. Maybe that will be good practice before I tackle my 1:72 Vulcan and Victor kits! :)
28. August 2012, 10:30

 

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