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      Post #71416, posted on 01-16-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Pan Am A300B, LH A310, E190-E2 and the already announced CV880, Trident, BAC1-11, Viscount and so on...

      http://scalemodels.ru/modules/news/img_13519_1547642463_EE_144_scale_catalog_2019-6.jpg.html

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      Post #71417, posted on 01-16-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Bill-ay!

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      Because LORAL keeps telling me Im worth it..........

      Or maybe its MAYBELLINE...............

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      Post #71419, posted on 01-16-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Very excited about the A310-200 and A300B2/4 kits. Two aircraft that have been lacking in 1/144 since the early 1980's.

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      Post #71420, posted on 01-17-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Well done Eastern Express, a few tasty models in the pipeline. I'm really looking forward to their release.

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      Post #71421, posted on 01-17-2019 GMT-5 hours    
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      Very excited about the A310-200 and A300B2/4 kits. Two aircraft that have been lacking in 1/144 since the early 1980's.



      We should be a little more precise here, as Authentic Airliners is/was providing us with excellent models of the A300B4 and A310-200 and A310-300, including the A300-600 replacing the outdated Airfix and Revell models. If you just argue that they are unavailable it is because they sold in too low quantity. New orders would certainly make them available again. I own a couple of each and they are real gems.

      Additionally, Kurt is also having the BAC111 200/400 and 500 as well as the Trident 1 and 3B.
      His Viscount is also unavailable due to too few requests.

      In the end whats really new to the modelling community is the E2 and hopefully a decent CV880 (basically the CV880 is available by F-RSIN as well).

      This is indeed good news!

      Cheers,

      Christian

      PS: Sorry for raising Kurt's flag that often here in the Cafe, but my impression is that his effort in supplying us with superb and super accurate models cannot be over-emphasized. He is doing this for us exclusively!

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      Post #71422, posted on 01-17-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Something new that I noticed in their 1/144 range that was unexpected: BN-2A Trislander

      Would be real nice if they did it in 1/72!

      Scott Garard
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      Post #71423, posted on 01-17-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Yeah, the Trislander will be very welcome but tiny!!

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      Post #71424, posted on 01-17-2019 GMT-5 hours    
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      Very excited about the A310-200 and A300B2/4 kits. Two aircraft that have been lacking in 1/144 since the early 1980's.



      We should be a little more precise here, as Authentic Airliners is/was providing us with excellent models of the A300B4 and A310-200 and A310-300, including the A300-600 replacing the outdated Airfix and Revell models. If you just argue that they are unavailable it is because they sold in too low quantity. New orders would certainly make them available again. I own a couple of each and they are real gems.

      Additionally, Kurt is also having the BAC111 200/400 and 500 as well as the Trident 1 and 3B.
      His Viscount is also unavailable due to too few requests.

      In the end whats really new to the modelling community is the E2 and hopefully a decent CV880 (basically the CV880 is available by F-RSIN as well).

      This is indeed good news!

      Cheers,

      Christian

      PS: Sorry for raising Kurt's flag that often here in the Cafe, but my impression is that his effort in supplying us with superb and super accurate models cannot be over-emphasized. He is doing this for us exclusively!



      agree on authentic airliners a 100%

      but F-Rsin, seriously? its easier building a descent model from scratch than taking an F-Rsin model...

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      Post #71426, posted on 01-17-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Yes, the Authentic Airliners kits are superb. I own multiple kits of each variant of the A310/A300 kits Kurt released. I was referring to the lack of mainstream kits of either of these airframes. Almost every airliner has been made in some form or rendition and in some cases the molds updated through the years, but the Revell A310 and Airfix A300 are the same as they were when released. Revell missed an opportunity (IMHO) to release a standard A300-600 with the Beluga. Box it with Lufthansa delivery and modern liveries and it would have sold just fine.

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      Post #71428, posted on 01-17-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Cottage industry, craftsman made resin kits are apples vs. door knobs compared to injection molded kits. 99.999% of modelers would never even consider purchasing a relatively expensive resin kit no matter how great it might be (and Kurt's certainly are). You're talking about a market saturation level of a few dozen vs. thousands.

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      Post #71430, posted on 01-17-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      However, the EE kits are almost as expensive as are the AA kits and that simply is an unexplainable imbalance between the dedicated work from Kurt counting rivets and the mass production inaccuracies of EE, or?

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      Post #71433, posted on 01-17-2019 GMT-5 hours    
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      However, the EE kits are almost as expensive as are the AA kits and that simply is an unexplainable imbalance between the dedicated work from Kurt counting rivets and the mass production inaccuracies of EE, or?

      Cheers

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      depends how you see it. For us that definetly is the case, allthough i found a good way to get these kits cheap, but i know that the normal shelf prices here in western europe or even the US are ridiculously high.
      On the other side you have Russia, and if you buy the EE DC-9 you pay 17 at pasmodels. So for russians thats still double the price of a zvezda kit, but half the price of what you pay in the western part of the world.
      Anyway, their price politics are weird and the quality of their decals is just hillarious.

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      Post #71438, posted on 01-17-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      The vast majority of EEs buyers are probably not west of the old Iron Curtain, and are not paying the inflated prices theyre asking online for them. And even if they were, most modelers would never even consider a resin kit. All you need to do is ask them. When I was doing LU decals, people used to implore me to do decals for this or that resin kit. To which my response was, get 300 of your friends to commit to buying them, and not just the six people who own the resin kit, and Ill consider it.

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      Post #71441, posted on 01-18-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      https://www.ebay.com/itm/EASTERN-EXPRESS-144133-AIRLINER-AIRBUS-A220-100-SWISS-SCALE-MODEL-KIT-1-144-NEW/192795138563?hash=item2ce37c5a03:g:IekAAOSwwgBcQdI5:rk:1:pf:0

      a220 released !

      All the best,
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      Post #71459, posted on 01-20-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Wow, US $47.77

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      Post #72320, posted on 05-03-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      i know it was only a matter of time, and i dont know if i should be happy or sad. I think i will still stick with Kurts 747SP, there is no way around it.
      here you go... EE Boeing 747SP TWA and Qantas

      747SP

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      Post #72323, posted on 05-04-2019 GMT-5 hours    
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      agree on authentic airliners a 100%

      but F-Rsin, seriously? its easier building a descent model from scratch than taking an F-Rsin model...



      Complete rubbish. Over the years I've built numerous F-RSIN kits - DH Heron (twice), Britannia (twice). Deux Ponts, Viscount 700, Trident 3B, Douglas DC-7C, ATR-72 (twice), VFW-614, Comet 1. I currently have a Caravelle 10B about to go into the paint shop and an F28-4000 near the top of my "waiting to start" pile. Yes they're more of a challenge than Zvezda or Revell but if you're a model builder who is prepared to do the work, rather than somebody who just assembles plastic kits, F-RSIN will provide the basis for a good model.

      I have no connection with F-RSIN except as a customer

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      Post #72325, posted on 05-04-2019 GMT-5 hours    
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      agree on authentic airliners a 100%

      but F-Rsin, seriously? its easier building a descent model from scratch than taking an F-Rsin model...



      Complete rubbish. Over the years I've built numerous F-RSIN kits - DH Heron (twice), Britannia (twice). Deux Ponts, Viscount 700, Trident 3B, Douglas DC-7C, ATR-72 (twice), VFW-614, Comet 1. I currently have a Caravelle 10B about to go into the paint shop and an F28-4000 near the top of my "waiting to start" pile. Yes they're more of a challenge than Zvezda or Revell but if you're a model builder who is prepared to do the work, rather than somebody who just assembles plastic kits, F-RSIN will provide the basis for a good model.

      I have no connection with F-RSIN except as a customer




      thank you so much for making my day, really had a good laugh!!!!!!!
      the guy who says the Eastern Express MD11 is kind of unbuildable tells me F-Rsin kits are good to build...

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      Post #72326, posted on 05-04-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Stop it guys. No sense in arguing over something like this. Everyone has a right to their own opinion. All I can say it, buy it and build it and see for yourself.

      Regards,

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      Post #72327, posted on 05-04-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      $50.00 usd for a q300 of f-27. I'm scared to see how much the SP will go for! In the meantime I'll stick with the Welsh SP...

      Best regards...Duncan

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      Post #73435, posted on 10-07-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      getting closer and closer to the release date


      Aeroflot and Veb Plasticart
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      Post #73443, posted on 10-07-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Would look nice in orange .

      If it has wings I can crash it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Post #73444, posted on 10-07-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      SP has it's own thread. No need to confuse people with this one.

      Regards,

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