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      Post #47280, posted on 03-14-2013 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi all,
      Maybe this is old news, but to me it was a novelty to see that Revell AG is to release the B787 contender in December 2013.
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      Post #47281, posted on 03-14-2013 GMT-5 hours    
      That's good news!
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      Post #47282, posted on 03-14-2013 GMT-5 hours    
      I saw a few photos of the 1st completed bird, minus its engines, on airliners.net, I have to say it looks much better than I thought. The wing/fuselage fairing is quite uniquely sculpted, a design I have never seen before. So Revell releasing one is indeed great news! I just hope they do a better job when designing the fan blades (on their 747-8I kit, 18 sprue gates, too much, and bad fit between front and rear sets of blades).

      I am ready for a 2 months delay, as happened with Revell's nice 747-8I kit.

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      Post #47284, posted on 03-14-2013 GMT-5 hours    
      I hope they'll take their time and make sure the kit matches the actual aircraft as accurately as possible. Their A380 was released before the first prototype rolled out and that resulted in some small but fixable errors.

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      Post #47285, posted on 03-14-2013 GMT-5 hours    
      We can assume that the A350 will have the awesome (thanks to Zvezda) engines with realistic fan discs and good cowlings... I am very excited about this new baseline of engine that is in the marketplace.

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      Post #47287, posted on 03-14-2013 GMT-5 hours    
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      They won't. That's not Revell GmbH's modus operandi these days. I've been involved with several of their projects, and on every one of them they've run around with their hair on fire. They rarely, if ever, make any changes to the molds once they're cut, even if there are mistakes of which they have been made aware. They're in too big a hurry to get things out the door to care if they're correct or complete. That's from personal, first hand experience with them.

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      Post #47289, posted on 03-14-2013 GMT-5 hours    
      J, could that be an explanation for those winglets on their B737-800?

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      Post #47293, posted on 03-15-2013 GMT-5 hours    
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      J, could that be an explanation for those winglets on their B737-800?


      ....and engines...?!
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      Post #47294, posted on 03-15-2013 GMT-5 hours    
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      J, could that be an explanation for those winglets on their B737-800?


      ....and engines...?!
      -Harry B.



      well it might have been the case for the Halifax kit too, the engines are completely wrong in that.

      BUT BACK TO THE A350 KIT

      Their 747-8 kit is a good standard to set in terms of
      A cockpit
      Clear plastic for cabin windows
      Engine fan blades

      I am hoping the A350 kit has the same features. It would be nice to have it released in an airline livery, but I figure it will likely be in Airbus house colours.

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      Post #47295, posted on 03-15-2013 GMT-5 hours    
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      BUT BACK TO THE A350 KIT

      Their 747-8 kit...



      Good one

      I am sure they will apply some of the design aspects found on their 747-8I kit, so cockpit, see-through fan blades will be there as well as detailed landing gears and their bays.

      About the livery, maybe an Arab airline? They released the A380 kit in Emirates livery so it is not impossible they give us something more colorful than Lufthansa or Airbus corporate livery.

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      Post #47296, posted on 03-15-2013 GMT-5 hours    
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      Post #47301, posted on 03-15-2013 GMT-5 hours    
      Don't assume. All of those things depend on the person who designs the kit. Sometimes that's a contractor, and sometimes that's done in-house.

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      Post #47305, posted on 03-15-2013 GMT-5 hours    
      I think, it will happen as with the latest releases. Revell announced the new model -> A350 and as they tried out their moulds, zvezda was faster and released the kit like 787 and 747-8. after a few weeks or month, the market was filled and how about Revell now ?
      most of the kit buyers will be "normal" people who do not care about accuracy "is revell better than zvezda ?"
      so i think, revell has to get faster

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      Post #47313, posted on 03-16-2013 GMT-5 hours    
      My thoughts:

      I do not believe Zvezda will do a "quick" A350. But even when:
      Zvezda might be faster, but in the "normal" shops and malls, here in Western Europe, you just can buy Revell, perhaps Airfix....NO Zvezda.
      The only thing sold for the most people, kids, is Revell B747 or 787. They do not know about something like Zvezda. Not yet..
      So Revell will always earn its money.

      For me as a modeller, the Revell 747-8 is much better than the Zvezda one. I bought both, but I will never build the Zvezda one (even the over all shape is 100% the same, smile...)
      So a wast of money. Next time, if they both announce the same Airliner, Iīll wait untill both are in the shops and decide than which to buy.
      Am I the only one doing so?

      So: Is there really an advantage being faster?

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      Post #47315, posted on 03-16-2013 GMT-5 hours    
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      Next time, if they both announce the same Airliner, Iīll wait untill both are in the shops and decide than which to buy.
      Am I the only one doing so?



      When Zvezda released their 747-8I kit, the Revell kit was not yet publicly announced. Personally I just had to jump on the Zvezda kit as I never expected Revell to come with their own design, especially after their rebox of Zvezda's 787-8 Dreamliner kit.

      However, if both kits were released at about the same time, I would have done like you and waited for a comparative review.

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      So: Is there really an advantage being faster?



      Catch a few sales, I do not know how many, 500? 1000? I assume... ooops I did it... that as long as Zvezda earn sales and money by releasing airliner kits, they will continue.

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      Post #47316, posted on 03-16-2013 GMT-5 hours    
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      Don't assume.



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      Post #47321, posted on 03-17-2013 GMT-5 hours    
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      My thoughts:

      The only thing sold for the most people, kids, is Revell B747 or 787. They do not know about something like Zvezda. Not yet..
      So Revell will always earn its money.


      Uwe



      not so sure about that. think, more and more people order their kits via ebay and there they can see, what is actuall, and so they see that there is something like Zvezda, Roden, Amodel etc.

      Ralf