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1:32 P-39Q/N Airacobra
Merlin
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Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 - 12:53 PM UTC
Prior to a full-build, here's an initial look at Kitty Hawk's exciting new largescale Airacobra.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
RYSZARD
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Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 - 09:29 PM UTC
Beautiful model. I hope that I will buy this airplane
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Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 - 10:03 PM UTC
Thanks, Rowan, for a very thoughtful and detailed review. I have been waiting for a P-39 in Soviet service, and this looks like the kit!
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Posted: Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 12:30 AM UTC
Cheers Ryszard and Bill

I've got the day off work tomorrow, so I hope to get on with the build.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 06:24 AM UTC
How long until we can expect to see this in stores? Do we have a pricepoint?
Roxter
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 12:32 PM UTC
Looks like the decal with Cyrillic (I guess it's in Russian for guard's unit is wrong..

PS. Correction, my bad - the text is correct.
Merlin
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Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 02:07 AM UTC

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How long until we can expect to see this in stores? Do we have a pricepoint?



Hi Matt

It should be available within a few weeks and, although Hannants still aren't quoting a price, HLJ are predicting $87.

All the best

Rowan
bill_c
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Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 01:55 AM UTC
There are some issues with the blue roundels and the font on the codes, but I suspect some AM decal company will bring out a proper sheet for this gem.
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Posted: Friday, August 28, 2015 - 08:25 PM UTC
Ordered mine the day Spruebrothers got them in stock. Shipped just hours later.
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Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 12:10 AM UTC
Nice one Matt

I've got a day off work tomorrow, so I hope to finally begin to crack on a bit.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 11:35 PM UTC
Hi again

Well, I'm getting underway - slowly. The first job is to fill the ejector-pin marks. These are just a few of the irritating little bleeders:



While not all will be visible on the completed model, some have been very thoughtlessly placed, i.e. just a millimetre or two one way or the other and they'd have either been out of sight or missed moulded detail.

Hopefully I'll start to throw some paint at the parts later this week.

All the best

Rowan
Scrodes
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Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 - 08:49 AM UTC
I just opened my sample. I have flash filling in the same slot for the wings as you. The packaging is beautiful and the instruction booklet is as well. (perhaps printed even nicer than the decals?). I love the finely molded surface detail, complete with riveting - which seems to be all the rage these days. Is the kit a window-shoppers dream, or a dream build? Stick around for the build threads.