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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:25 pm 
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Can’t wait to see how it goes together. The FW resin Thunderhawks took a lot of work so I’m potentially happy to pay more for a superior kit.


It does take a little effort to build but nothing to drastic.

@daemonknight, 3mm version will be a little while yet.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:15 am 
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Great new John, and well done for getting this out there, about time a decent looking model ship produced that is suitable to use along side other brands products ;)

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:24 am 
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I got two in the mail - in a week, which is faster than ever for a shipment from the UK - and have assembled one (just some gap filling left, maybe). It’s such a nice kit that I found myself treating it like something more serious, and ended up spending a few hours cleaning up the flash and every little imperfection I could find. Not because they’re a problem, but because everything looks so clean and fits so well that it feels like a display piece.

The resin is softer than I’m used to, but it also feels less brittle and breakable. Mold lines only bothered me on the engine nozzles and the gun I ended up using (I'm not sure what kind of gun it actually is, tbh). It has some coils on the sides and there’s a mold seam running perpendicular to them. Other than that, some minor flash and whatever you call the extra pieces of resin where there must’ve been a tiny bubble in the mold. No warpage at all. It goes together like a dream. That's a change from past equivalents, especially where their wings interfaced with the fuselage.

I should be able to do the second one more quickly, and then I'll paint them up. Here are some pictures for scale.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:21 pm 
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Oooh, scales up quite nicely!

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:03 pm 
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@carlisimo109, great to hear you are happy with the model, its a great design and we spent considerable time and effort to make it the best we could. It was also well worth going with a high quality resin caster for these and I think I'll be using them for all future large aircraft models.

Yes the resin is softer than normal it has a very plastic like quality to it making it a dream to work with, and as you say it should be more resistant to breakage.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:01 am 
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I think you have the rear stabilizer on backwards though. You can see the flaps at the front rather than the rear in the at top shot.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:37 am 
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Oh yes Vaaish is right the stabilizer is on backwards.

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Ah, crap. I thought those looked like elevators...

It just seemed to fit better backwards; didn't have to squeeze it on, and the central fairing lined up pretty well with the leading edge of the vertical fin.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:33 am 
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Has anyone gotten one of these kits yet? Very curious to see some painted pics. :)

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I'd like to see some painted ones myself please post if you have one painted up.

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Maybe do an open call on the VGM Facebook page or something?

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Coming very soon a new aircraft for the 6mm Novan Elites, the Wyvern class light dropship will be entering service any day now.


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YES YES YES YES YES!!!

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YES YES YES YES YES!!!

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Size comparison next to the Eagle.


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