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      Post #76364, posted on 07-28-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi folks!

      Check it out: EE English version

      There's 1 or 2 surprises there...

      The Convair 880 and 747SP we already know about and are close to release, but the A300B4 (Pan Am) and A300-600 (Olympic) are news to me!

      The HS Trident will have the correctly offset nosegear with detailed bay. (unlike the ol' Airfix)

      Have a good look through as there are CAD renders and/or test shots on the respective pages.

      Cheers!

      Scott Garard
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      Post #76370, posted on 07-28-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Interesting to see they are planning short versions of the DC-8 with appropriate engines. Wonder if these will appear in my lifetime?

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      Post #76371, posted on 07-28-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Hello,

      I didn't see any amplifying information on the Northwest DC-9 Kit. Which version is it I wonder? Anyone have some insight on that?

      Thanks,

      Mark

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      Post #76372, posted on 07-28-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      On the Northwest DC-9, there is no fuselage strake below the cockpit, so I'd guess a -30 or -40. If you look at the picture of the Finnair Dc-9, you'll notice the strake below the cockpit, thus indicating a -50.

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      Post #76374, posted on 07-28-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Makes sense. Lengthen their -30 which is really a -33/34 with the later WBF and you get a -40. Add in more fuselage get a -50.


      Thanks Gene!

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      Post #76375, posted on 07-28-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Love EE's box arts
      Even if their early kits were ...very simple...trash
      but the box pictures are highlights.
      They remind me of the elaborate box arts by Otto Reich
      for VEB kits of my childhood in the early 70s.

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      Post #76379, posted on 07-29-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Mark & Gene:

      The next DC-9 should be the -40. It's been in the planning for 2 years now.

      See here: CAD renders

      I vaguely remember quite some time ago, that someone had said that EE was planning to do the entire DC-9 family. (which they have now mostly covered!)

      Scott Garard
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      Post #76388, posted on 07-29-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Ugh. My first emotion on the A300 kits is to be ecstatic and say "finally, after 40+ years, there will be an accurate A300/-600 kit!"

      Then I remember their A310 kit. One can hope it will be an improvement of the A310, but no breath is being held on my end. And being the sucker for A300's I am, I will end up buying at least 2 of them.

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      Post #76404, posted on 08-01-2020 GMT-5 hours    
      Does anyone know of an Australian retailer for their products? No information as yet on their website and I am hanging to get an L1011