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6 hours ago, seiran01 said:

ZM’s Fw-190A (A-4 I think) should be out this year also.

ICM has the B-26B Marauder coming in 1/48 in late 2023 along with a 1/32 HS-123. The 1/48 Ki-21 is slated for a Q4 release as well, that one was announced a year or two ago. 

Airfix confirmed the Gannet in 1/48 but nothing new in larger scales sadly. 

Announced recently (no idea if 2023 release)

Italeri 1/32 Macchi 202

Mini Art 1/48 P-47D in three variants

A new (new to me, at least) company called Triglav has a 1/35 resin Bayraktar TB-2 in development

Thanks Mike

ZM's Fw190 and ICM B-26B Marauder have me pumped.

 

 

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16 minutes ago, Clunkmeister said:

I had heard the ZM 190 was to be the A-5 and later style?  And not the (really) short nose A-4?

I truly hope not, because we really need the early version. 

The one shown is the A-4, Ernie …

Hubert

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1/48 Gannet , nice to see, but thats not going to be a huge runner I'm guessin. Shows clearly who Airfix think their market is .

Put me down for a build of that later this year even though I'm not a Failfix fanboy. 😁

 

......................then it'll have to be a Wessex ...and a Sea King .......and a ......anyone fancy making a R08 Bulwark ? Grrrrrrrr.

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The Gannet has a surprisingly strong following, many modelers have been demanding a new tool kit for quite a while. When you consider that several nations flew the plane, it certainly helps to broaden the interest base too. This isn’t a model I expected to see in mainstream injection plastic, but man am I happy it’s coming. 

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17 hours ago, Clunkmeister said:

I had heard the ZM 190 was to be the A-5 and later style?  And not the (really) short nose A-4?

I truly hope not, because we really need the early version. 

The Fw.190 series will (apparently) consist of kits in the standard SWS format and a new configuration called the “Basic” series.

Back in the early days of ZM … when a LOT of feedback was coming through … enough people were whining about the parts count and complexity of the kits that they decided to try a new approach …

Of course, there have been a few delays in the development of the Fw.190 - it was announced long before the reveal of the Ki.45 or the Henchel or the Bf.109 … OR … it might just be that these kits were being developed in the background long before the announcement of the Fw.190. No idea!

Either way this is the one and only time that we have seen this format referred to by them. Certainly, none of the more recent offerings are anything other than the SWS we have come to know and love.

While the exact details are still not fully known (we’ve seen some preliminary CAD work), the idea behind the basic series is to have “enough” detail for the modeller to display, while substantially reducing the parts count and thereby the RRP to the customer.

as for the kits themselves …

A-3 Basic

A-4 SWS

A-5 to A-7 Basic

A-8 and A-9 SWS

Rog :)

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Rog

Thanks for the background and information. Going to be quite a choice for us and glad ZM is giving this concept a try. I'm open to building one of each type and seeing for myself which I prefer. Knowing me, I'll like both. When building a kit closed up, the basic kit seems the way to go and when wanting to have everything open, the SMS concept seems to be the way. I just wish that on the SMS detail versions, more of the internal details could be seen through inspection panels and the like, making all that extra work so much more worthwhile.  

 

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I'm looking forward to the 1/48 B-26 actually, and hoping it has a nice cockpit and interior to go with it. I built the old Monogram kit a long time ago and it is sitting on top of my display case.  It should go into the bin, but I have a very hard time getting rid of any old models unless they have been severely damaged somehow.   Kind of pining for the days where one side of the bomber fuselage is clear. 

Agree with Peter on the open vs closed kits.  Like the Tamiya Mustang vs Revell.  Why go through all the trouble with the engine in the Tamiya kit if you are never taking the nose panels off?  Both have lovely cockpits, so when I want a 'full' build, I go Tamiya.  A 'quick' build - Revell.  That way I can focus on the cockpit and the scheme which for me is the fun part.

Then, oh yeah, with Scott's generosity in the Christmas swap, I have the ZM Mustang!  Seriously considering building that with the starboard fuselage and wing panels off so show the inner workings.

Chris

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15 hours ago, Peterpools said:

Rog

Thanks for the background and information. Going to be quite a choice for us and glad ZM is giving this concept a try. I'm open to building one of each type and seeing for myself which I prefer. Knowing me, I'll like both. When building a kit closed up, the basic kit seems the way to go and when wanting to have everything open, the SMS concept seems to be the way. I just wish that on the SMS detail versions, more of the internal details could be seen through inspection panels and the like, making all that extra work so much more worthwhile.  

 

It’s amazing, isn’t it, just how diverse our hobby is … my favourite part of modelling by far, is assembly … like putting together a puzzle.

I build everything closed up too … it tends to hide my painting errors. Decal application is not my strong suit either!

My first couple of weathering attempts were disastrous - to the point of putting me off completely … so now I do the factory fresh look with paintwork and pray I don’t stuff that up - funnily enough I don’t seem to have that issue with Armour or AFVs in general.

Anyway, Basic or SWS, I will grab any ZM kit on the release schedule - the style of assembly is interesting enough and the kit represents an accurate scale model when completed.

Rog :)

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Well, one Fw-190 A-6 in 1:35 scale!!!

 

And the crazy 1:32 HpH Me-323 D.6 

- about this one, its quite odd that for some (probably world region) is around 1575€ and for other (me) it appear €1906....

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11 minutes ago, Fran said:

Well, one Fw-190 A-6 in 1:35 scale!!!

 

And the crazy 1:32 HpH Me-323 D.6 

- about this one, its quite odd that for some (probably world region) is around 1575€ and for other (me) it appear €1906....

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The difference is called VAT, Fran, applicable to all European citizens buying from an European company…

VAT is like croissants: a French invention that has known an incredible worldwide success ;)

(although, to be fair, the croissant was created in Vienna. The bakers were allowed by the Austrian emperor to create a pastry in the shape of a crescent, to celebrate a victory against the Ottomans - not sure about which one, but I believe it was in Timisoara, now in western Romania)

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Just now, HubertB said:

The difference is called VAT, Fran, applicable to all European citizens buying from an European company…

VAT is like croissants: a French invention that has known an incredible worldwide success ;)

Hubert

That what i thought... just wanted a confirmation :(

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