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Post #59321, posted on 08-09-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Let's start a new thread,

Check out Kurt's new releases, the L-1011-100 is soon to be a reality.

Looking forward to that one !

All the best,
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Post #59324, posted on 08-09-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Hi Cesar,

To make sure, the L1011 is not yet a new release.
I am working hard for this project, but got a drawback last weekend when hurting myself by a scalpel and cutting deeply into my hand.
Hopefully, I can get it ready for the Telford show, second weekend in November.

Kurt

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Post #59325, posted on 08-09-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Wow Kurt.
Sorry to hear that, yes take care of your hand, make a full recovery.

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Post #59336, posted on 08-10-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Holy moly! That's going to be a one sweet kit! Really looking forward to seeing this one, Kurt, and I hope your hand heals up soon!

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Post #59337, posted on 08-10-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Authentic Airliners L1011....dreams come true!

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Post #59338, posted on 08-10-2015 GMT-5 hours    
If Kurt's masterpieces only were available with clear windows option, I would buy a lot of them immediately.

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Post #59344, posted on 08-10-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Sweet! Is a -500 model in the works?

Thanks!

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Post #59351, posted on 08-11-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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Sweet! Is a -500 model in the works?

Thanks!

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Based on his track record, my guess would be "yes." See DC-10/MD-11, the 737-6/7/8/900, etc.

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Post #59356, posted on 08-11-2015 GMT-5 hours    
I can't wait for this model kit! The L1011 sure is one beautiful aircraft, it deserves the Authentic Airliners treatment.

Good luck with your recovery Kurt!

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Post #59357, posted on 08-11-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Pardon my ignorance, but what scale will this kit be? 1:144?

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Post #59358, posted on 08-11-2015 GMT-5 hours    
i would like to see the normal 3D cockpit and window decals for the L10s

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Post #59359, posted on 08-11-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Both of the last 2 comments will be true.
It is scale 144 and will, of course, get the advanced cockpit and window decals.
I have almost recovered from my injury and will resume working on the L1011 master.

Kurt

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Post #59362, posted on 08-11-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Get well, mate

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Post #59369, posted on 08-12-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Yes Yes Yes!!! Going to have to get at least a couple of these!!!

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Post #59377, posted on 08-12-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Paging Vintage Flyers, paging Vintage Flyers...

PSA, Delta and Hawaiian, please!

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Post #59400, posted on 08-13-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Havng built the Otaki and running out of room, I would most likely build it a -500 Pan Am. That would close out my L1011 display.

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Post #59428, posted on 08-15-2015 GMT-5 hours    
I'll be doing a bunch of decals for Kurt's new offering. Time to start letting me know what schemes you'd like to see!

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Post #59430, posted on 08-15-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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I'll be doing a bunch of decals for Kurt's new offering. Time to start letting me know what schemes you'd like to see!



You can pretty much go with any of the liveries from this link.

http://jonproctor.net/twas-tristars/

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Post #59432, posted on 08-15-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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I'll be doing a bunch of decals for Kurt's new offering. Time to start letting me know what schemes you'd like to see!



Anything TWA, Delta, Pan Am, or Eastern!!!

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Post #59433, posted on 08-15-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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I'll be doing a bunch of decals for Kurt's new offering. Time to start letting me know what schemes you'd like to see!



Anything TWA, Delta, Pan Am, or Eastern!!!

Chris


I have TWA delivery, Delta & Eastern already available (among others) plus Pan Am but they only had the -500s.

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Post #59440, posted on 08-15-2015 GMT-5 hours    
In addition to the PSA, Hawaiian and Delta schemes I suggested earlier, how about this one, the most beautiful and sadly the last TWA scheme ever? Now that's one pretty lady.




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Post #59441, posted on 08-16-2015 GMT-5 hours    
That's one of my all time favorites. One of the classiest schemes ever.

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Post #60023, posted on 10-16-2015 GMT-5 hours    
He-he....








Stolen from http://pas-decals.ru/forum/novosti/1078-novinki-vostochnyj-ekspress?start=156#forumbottom

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Post #60024, posted on 10-16-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Is that the announced EASTERN XPRESS TriStar? Seems to be...looks great.
But that's not a -500 like the boxart shown before in Pan Am livery!
GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!
F...K! All hopes destroyed!

Sven

..and somewhat x-pensive for an injection molded kit.
AMS provisionally price is 59,95 € incl. tax!

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Post #60025, posted on 10-16-2015 GMT-5 hours    
And in 2015 it still has vertically split intakes. Amazing.

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Post #60026, posted on 10-16-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Thanks for your sarcastic "he.he.." introduction, and for robbing this topic for your advertisements, but the Empire strikes back!

Tomorrow, I`ll post the first test shots of the upcoming AA L-1011 kit. This kit is completely new modeled, and not a straight copy of the Otaki kit.

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Post #60027, posted on 10-16-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Wasn't this a thread about Authentic Airliners L-1011?

Anyway. Some disappointing facts after the first EE photos:

- simple copy of otaki
- not a -500
- no improvement of the old sprues
- ridiculous price

i'll go for AA L-1011, this one definetly will be the only "real" replica of a tristar.

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Post #60028, posted on 10-16-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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Flaptrack :i'll go for AA L-1011, this one definetly will be the only "real" replica of a tristar.



There is nothing to add, 100% agree!!

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Post #60029, posted on 10-16-2015 GMT-5 hours    
How is this in *any* way a copy of the Otaki kit? How could you possibly get that from these photos?

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Post #60030, posted on 10-16-2015 GMT-5 hours    
"I can`t believe it's not butter...sorry: OTAKI!"

Absolutely not an Otaki copy! The molds lost in space......
That one hasn't anything to do with Otaki!
Otaki TriStar didn't had a separate stern.
In the pics it isn't clearly visible but think the panel lines are not so deep as Otakis.
Certainly not a masterpiece but 100% better than Airfix & Revell releases.
But a big disappointment! I expected a -500 srs indeed!
Perhaps it is suitable for a -500 conversion.
The price difference to Kurt's forthcoming TriStar wouldn't be so much - and maybe the better choice.

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Post #60033, posted on 10-16-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Where is the S-duct?

So many planes, so little time ...

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Post #60034, posted on 10-16-2015 GMT-5 hours    
It is a pretty `subtle' S-duct, isn't it.

I'm guessing the separate aft section is to facilitate having different versions of fuselage/fairings but utilizing the same tail? Of course that would need different engine and wing/tip sprues too. (not to say if that will be a success or a good approach).
Showing these off may, as suggested above, just be a pre-emption viz. the AA release.
There may still be a -500 out first?
I am just wildly speculating here.

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Post #60036, posted on 10-16-2015 GMT-5 hours    
I can't really tell what the nose shape is like from these photos but that's the most important thing to me. Love the 'dolphin' look of the Tritanic.

Are the fan spinners rounded off? Thought they were pointy in real life.
Nice recessed detail.
The split intakes are lame, and I wonder if there is any provision for the S-duct (the inside intake that is, the outside shape looks pretty good). I'm getting spoiled with these current releases with seamless intakes (Zvezda 787 etc).
Molding the aft fuselage separately is pretty goofy.
Are the engine hot sections the early long version or do they just recess into the engine to represent the late short nozzle version?
Bummer its not a -500 but I can live with a -1.
Are those two piece main wheels???? Ugh!!!
Steep price.

In summary, if the nose looks right I'll probably buy one anyway cuz I love the Tristar.

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Post #60037, posted on 10-16-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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How is this in *any* way a copy of the Otaki kit? How could you possibly get that from these photos?



apart from EE told me that it is a copy, even a non modeling person can see that there are absolutely identical parts and panel lines.

but hey, if you doubt it, it must be right i guess.

now again the topic is AA, not EE.

Kurt, show us pictures of your kit :-)

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Post #60038, posted on 10-16-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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How is this in *any* way a copy of the Otaki kit? How could you possibly get that from these photos?



I'm sticking my nose in here. I think Jennings is being sarcastic. Because even a person blind in one eye can tell it's a Otaki copy.
Especially if that person with the glass eyeball has handled a Otaki at least once.

I can assure the curious that it is a copy because I am building eight Otaki 1011s right now. I have filled 95 percent of all my panel lines with super glue, and then sanded all of it away. So I have stared at Otaki panel lines for hours on end with 8 fuselages and the panel lines match perfectly with the ones pictured above.

It looks like they filled the window holes (obvious) and also got rid of the nose bay doors. The main gears have wells on the new one. Perhaps the experts here can tell me if that is a way to avoid legal matters when you copy something? Make small changes? Of course would it matter in the Otaki case? And it looks like the tail section will be interchanging with a -500. Otherwise it wouldn't be that way right? It looks they have new wheels and I'm not sure what the little doughnut rings are because the Otaki doesn't have those. Something for the engines. Perhaps they go into the back of the engines to accommodate later exhaust after bodies for future releases. Who knows...

Anyways, I'm sure Kurt will reveal a beautiful work of art tomorrow, but at least there is another option better than Airfix's four-ish foot wide vertical fin base and
goofy flap fairings. Another option in case some folks won't be able to afford Kurts.

The L-1011 is my all time favorite airplane and I look forward to seeing your TriStar builds folks, whichever kit you are able to purchase.
Regards,
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Post #60039, posted on 10-16-2015 GMT-5 hours    
There are absolutely identical parts and panel lines! *)
Could it be because it's the same aircraft, a TriStar?
Which changes EE could make?
But the undercarriage looks almost similar to Airfix!
The EE kit is an Otaki copy with Airfix undercarriage and Revell engines or vice versa.

Well we can compare the panel lines when Kurt show us the first pics of his TriStar!
I'm very excited and I'm looking forward.

I'm back to the topic!

*) That means EE would have made new Otaki molds....really?????
If it's an Otaki copy or not - who cares? Some of us will buy - some of us will not.
It's a new TriStar kit, announced long ago and was long awaited and is eventually disappointing!

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Post #60041, posted on 10-16-2015 GMT-5 hours    
But the undercarriage looks almost similar to Airfix!


It's funny you mention that because I thought the same thing about the undercarriage.

And I concur with you precisely on "who cares". Interesting how the cargo doors have exactly the same weird access panels in them and the pitot marks on the nose and such. What do they call this? Reverse engineering? Anyways.
A copy beats Airfix. Oh I may add the Airfix gear are pretty tough because when I was 13 my Airfix model took a dive to the floor and the gear didn't even break off so perhaps copying the Airfix gear was a good thing! (Laughing)

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Post #60042, posted on 10-16-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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Oh I may add the Airfix gear are pretty tough because when I was 13 my Airfix model took a dive to the floor and the gear didn't even break off so perhaps copying the Airfix gear was a good thing! (Laughing)



Hahahaha...we call this the good-old-days-quality! Withstands forever!
Undercarriage parts are very delicate nowadays (e.g. Zvezda, EE, Amodel)
I always doubt it can't carry the finalized model and must be reinforced.

I digress from the topic......

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Hahahaha...we call this the good-old-days-quality! Withstands forever!
Undercarriage parts are very delicate nowadays (e.g. Zvezda, EE, Amodel)
I always doubt it can't carry the finalized model and must be reinforced.

Yup!!

I digress from the topic......


Mee Tooo!

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Post #60044, posted on 10-16-2015 GMT-5 hours    
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How is this in *any* way a copy of the Otaki kit? How could you possibly get that from these photos?



I'm sticking my nose in here. I think Jennings is being sarcastic.



so was i in my further sentences ;-)

can someone go on topic again?

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Post #60045, posted on 10-16-2015 GMT-5 hours    
YES WE CAN!

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Post #60046, posted on 10-16-2015 GMT-5 hours    
I like it and I think it looks good! Either you love it or you hate it.

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Post #60047, posted on 10-17-2015 GMT-5 hours    
This is a bunch of crap !

Though this L-1011 kit may not fit the case, it seems to me that these so-called 'new releases' are just a case of one kit manufacturer selling or moving a mold or group of molds so that a new manufacturer can attempt to repackage these kits with the illusion that they are something totally new. The old Minicraft kits like 757 and 777 are two kits that come to mind of this practice. But now I am reading how some of you folks recognize this L-1011 as having been produced by another manufacturer other than Eastern Express and does not make this a new kit at all. On top of that, we have been waiting for this release with all the hoopla that came out months ago with the first images of the box-art showing a Pan Am L-1011-500 in the hopes that that was what this 'new' kit was going to be.

This is a complete letdown and I can only hope that Zvezda is not following this same route with their 777-300ER which, too, has a lot of hoopla surrounding it and was announced months ago as well.

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Post #60051, posted on 10-17-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Here are a few pics of the master pattern main parts.
It will go into production next week, and will be released at Telford







The next pic shows the nose section fitting into my template made from a pic of a real Tristar.





I bet it`s the only kit with the correct wing foil, the S-shape of a supercritical airfoil.


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Post #60052, posted on 10-17-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Wholly crap, l just wet myself!!!!
I've always loved your work Kurt, but you've really outdone yourself with this one!!

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Post #60055, posted on 10-17-2015 GMT-5 hours    
That's beautiful Kurt!!

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Post #60056, posted on 10-17-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Amazing work, Kurt!!!

Looking forward to get one or two.

Gruß,
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Post #60059, posted on 10-17-2015 GMT-5 hours    
Hello Kurt,

Are we having photo-real cockpit and cabin windows for the L-1011 ?

I'll bet brother 'Kurt' is working on them already.

Cheers...

All the best,
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Post #60060, posted on 10-17-2015 GMT-5 hours    
http://airlinercafe.com/datas/thumbs/493-air%20canada%20tristar.jpg

This is what I have n mind..

All the best,
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