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Post #55726, posted on 12-23-2014 GMT-5 hours    
Wait I'm confused. Did they just announce a 777-200ER in their 2015 catalog, kit #7012???

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Post #55727, posted on 12-23-2014 GMT-5 hours    
Where did you see this? There's nothing about it that I can find on their web site.

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Post #55729, posted on 12-23-2014 GMT-5 hours    
Their catalogue for 2015 shows a 777 and a A321.

http://scalemodels.ru/modules/news/img_8359_1419369777_Catalogue_2015_Cover_22_000021.jpg.html

Image in the catalogue says Length 51.3 which means it's a -300 not a -200 as pictured.

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Post #55730, posted on 12-23-2014 GMT-5 hours    
If it's a 300...

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Post #55732, posted on 12-23-2014 GMT-5 hours    
Well I guess it could be a regular -300 which would be silly. Hoping for a -300ER!
Either way excellent news!

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Post #55733, posted on 12-23-2014 GMT-5 hours    
Looks like it's for real. That should be good news!

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Post #55734, posted on 12-23-2014 GMT-5 hours    
Il76 is coming too in 2015, they have it announced as "Ultimate kit".

Zvezda Il76

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Post #55739, posted on 12-24-2014 GMT-5 hours    
Merry Xmas!

A 777 from Zvezda is very much welcomed by me!!! To me the photo looks like a 777-200LR (short body, but GE90-115 and raked wing tops).
This makes my day, but also leeds me to a problem.....what to do with my dozens of Minicraft kits in various states of bulding...?

Daniel

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B747SP Air Namibia or Corsair (not yet decided)
B777-200LR Air India
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Post #55740, posted on 12-24-2014 GMT-5 hours    
Now that's some good news!! I hope they release some info about engine types etc. soon, so I can look for some nice liveries!

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This makes my day, but also leeds me to a problem.....what to do with my dozens of Minicraft kits in various states of bulding...?




Dioramas of non-fatal crashes always do very well on shows. What about the BA 777 smashed against the runway at Heathrow?

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Post #55743, posted on 12-24-2014 GMT-5 hours    
Looks like the pictures in the link have been removed? Says "removed by Zvezda's request".

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Post #55745, posted on 12-24-2014 GMT-5 hours    
Here you go Guys,



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Post #55750, posted on 12-24-2014 GMT-5 hours    
Fantastic news! I'll take 20! :-))))

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Post #55757, posted on 12-24-2014 GMT-5 hours    
I really hoped for a 777-300 / B777-300ER.
What a pitty to me.....
:-(

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Post #55759, posted on 12-24-2014 GMT-5 hours    
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I really hoped for a 777-300 / B777-300ER.
What a pitty to me.....
:-(



If their kit is a -200 and it's 51.3 cm long, then they've MASSIVELY miscalculated the correct length. If, on the other hand, their kit is actually 51.3 cm long, and it's correctly proportioned, then it *has* to be a -300. The fuselage of the -300 is 242 ft 4 in (73.9 m), which in 1/144 is 51.294 cm.

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Post #55768, posted on 12-24-2014 GMT-5 hours    
Fantastic news indeed!
I guess it is always so much cheaper to cut down a 300 to a 200 but
as long as the kit has spot on shape especially on the nose/upper deck
777 weirdo curves, it wont matter to me weather it is a 200 or a 300.

Can't wait!
Minicrapft 777's evil-bay bound!!

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Post #55771, posted on 12-25-2014 GMT-5 hours    
@Jennings:

Thank you! I just saw the picture. Not the writing.
:-)
Merry Chrismas!

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Post #55776, posted on 12-25-2014 GMT-5 hours    
It's a Christmas Miracle!!

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Post #55780, posted on 12-25-2014 GMT-5 hours    
At the rate Zvezda works, it may be a 2022 Christmas miracle

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Post #55784, posted on 12-26-2014 GMT-5 hours    
well... new catalogue :-)

now its clear what T7 it will be

http://scalemodels.ru/modules/news/img_8359_1419616876_zvezda_catalog_2015_000021.jpg.html

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Post #55786, posted on 12-26-2014 GMT-5 hours    
So now they're showing it as a 777-300ER! Life is good


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Post #55787, posted on 12-26-2014 GMT-5 hours    
Well this is very good news indeed. Thank you Zvezda!

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Post #55789, posted on 12-26-2014 GMT-5 hours    
Great news with the T7! Next they can do a 757 and MD11

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Post #56203, posted on 01-22-2015 GMT-5 hours    
well so far it looks like zvezda doesnt take care about double slotted flaps...

http://www.pas-decals.ru/forum/novosti/6179-novinki-2015?start=78#14423

http://www.pas-decals.ru/forum/novosti/6179-novinki-2015?start=52#14170

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Post #56206, posted on 01-22-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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well so far it looks like zvezda doesnt take care about double slotted flaps...

http://www.pas-decals.ru/forum/novosti/6179-novinki-2015?start=78#14423

http://www.pas-decals.ru/forum/novosti/6179-novinki-2015?start=52#14170



All I see there is the A321, not the 777.

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Post #56237, posted on 01-23-2015 GMT-5 hours    
well, congrats!

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Post #56239, posted on 01-23-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Flaptrack, why so rude? You posted a link that shows an A321. I saw the link and was excited to see an update of the 777, since that IS what this thread about. J, only mentioned the same, yet you get rude. Quite frankly, I was upset that my time was wasted on a link that does not belong on this thread titled Zvezda 777

Keep em separated!
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Post #56248, posted on 01-23-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Well, interesting. No one said that, when the 321 came up the first time or the il76 later on...
And if i'm rude (of course as the only one here) i apologize at everyone, especially at the master for untidying this thread with a different aircraft type.

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Post #58249, posted on 06-03-2015 GMT-5 hours    
First drawings!!!

http://www.pas-decals.ru/forum/novosti/6179-novinki-2015?start=260#17585

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Post #58250, posted on 06-03-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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First drawings!!!

http://www.pas-decals.ru/forum/novosti/6179-novinki-2015?start=260#17585

Marco



Wow!

I am going to love having that in my collection! Thanks for the link.

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Post #58252, posted on 06-03-2015 GMT-5 hours    
I hoping the 777 and the A321 comes with extended flaps!!!!!! That would make my day!!! yeppy

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Post #58253, posted on 06-03-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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I hoping the 777 and the A321 comes with extended flaps!!!!!! That would make my day!!! yeppy



From the pictures in the links, it doesn't appear to me there are extended flaps, but hey what do I know and dreams are free.

Quite exciting, this is going to be awesome when this come out I can't wait.

Thank you Zvezda!

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Post #58255, posted on 06-04-2015 GMT-5 hours    
I cyah wait for both kits to come on sale online!!!!

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Post #58258, posted on 06-04-2015 GMT-5 hours    
If the BOEING-777 is part of their ULTIMATE kit, then I don't see any reason why it shouldn't have extended flaps. After all that's what sets them apart from the rest of kit manufacturers.

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Post #58262, posted on 06-04-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Honestly, I fervently hope it is presented exactly like the CAD - a sound, basic, accurate lit. Airliners have their flaps extended about .00001% of the time, and I'd never build a model with them down.

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Post #58267, posted on 06-04-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Jennings we see airliners .00001% of the time with flaps up. Mostly we see airliners landing or taking off. You can't see planes parked at the gate unless you're flying somewhere. You can always build an airliner kit with flaps up. But to build an accurate model kit with flaps in the landing configuration is very very difficult.

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Post #58271, posted on 06-05-2015 GMT-5 hours    
To me it's the same as an F-15 with every access panel, radar, and engine bay hanging open. It utterly destroys the aesthetic beauty of the design, and (IMHO) takes away from the visual interest of the model.

There is no right or wrong. This is purely a matter of opinion. What would be nice is if a manufacturer would design their kits both ways to give the modeler a choice.

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Post #58272, posted on 06-05-2015 GMT-5 hours    
I agree Jennings.
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Post #58273, posted on 06-05-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Eduard are kind of on that track with their "weekend edition" vs. "profit pack" vs. "royal class" kits, although the basic plastic is the same in all of them. I'd love to see Zvezda tool wings with and without extended flaps and sell them as separate boxings. It would cost more in development and tooling, but I'd bet they'd sell equal numbers, if not more by doing it that way. As nice as their Il-62M is, building it flaps up won't be easy due to the inherent limitations of injection molding.

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Post #58274, posted on 06-05-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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As nice as their Il-62M is, building it flaps up won't be easy due to the inherent limitations of injection molding.



Fwiw, I've done my Il-62 flaps up and had no problem. A bit of Perfect Plastic Putty and a few swipes with a wet finger was all it needed.

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Post #59931, posted on 09-30-2015 GMT-5 hours    
777 will be released in Nov 2015
Il76 dez 2016.
thats what zvezda says in their own forums...

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Post #60273, posted on 11-10-2015 GMT-5 hours    
"Stolen" from Zvezda's social network group




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Post #60274, posted on 11-10-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Oh, I just wet my pants! ! Look at those tiny little flies around it!

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Post #60287, posted on 11-10-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Be still my beating heart...

I think I see the proper kink in the nose roofline too, sweet!

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Post #60289, posted on 11-10-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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Jennings we see airliners .00001% of the time with flaps up. Mostly we see airliners landing or taking off. You can't see planes parked at the gate unless you're flying somewhere. You can always build an airliner kit with flaps up. But to build an accurate model kit with flaps in the landing configuration is very very difficult.



Well I for one am delighted to see that Zvezda don't seem to have gone down the dropped flaps route with the 777. Building in landing configuration is indeed very, very difficult which is why I'm happy to leave it to the Brad Shinns of this world.

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Post #60291, posted on 11-10-2015 GMT-5 hours    
What forum did those images come from? It's not on their FB page.

Looks nice from what you can see, but I'm a little surprised that the landing light in the wing root is just a scribed oval. Really??

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I think I see the proper kink in the nose roofline too, sweet!



There really, truly, honestly is no "kink" in the roof line. At the very most there is a very slight discontinuity (flattening) of the continuous curve from the top of the windscreen back to FS 495.00, which is the tangent point of the constant diameter fuselage section. There just isn't anything remotely like a hard "kink" on the real 777. I've got a ton of 777 technical documents from Boeing and literally thousands of photos.

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Post #60294, posted on 11-10-2015 GMT-5 hours    
>There really, truly, honestly is no "kink" in the roof line. At the very most there is a very slight discontinuity (flattening)

Ok, they got the slight discontinuity correct then! Looking at a 777 from a distance it really stands out to me. I think if you look at the airplane up close you don't see it. Neither Minicraft nor Doyusha really captured that look but I see it on even the little pictures of the Zvezda kit above.

Looks like the main problem with this kit is finding shelf space for it (a good excuse to cut it down to an LR perhaps!)

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Post #60296, posted on 11-10-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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What forum did those images come from? It's not on their FB page.


FaceBook is NOT so popular here, in Russia

http://vk.com/zvezdamodels?w=wall-29859496_1259805%2Fall

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Post #60329, posted on 11-13-2015 GMT-5 hours    
So, Eugene. Is it really coming in January 2016? That was the last report I thought I read somewhere. Looks like a test version, let's hope the actual has high quality control.

On Arrival (1/144 scale):

SQ A350-900
BA A380-800
BA 747-400
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Post #60334, posted on 11-14-2015 GMT-5 hours    
It appears that Revell Germany are to release a 1/144 777-300ER in March 2016 in cooperation with Zvezda.

Revell new releases 2016