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Postby chill » Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:32 pm

Hi All.

Following on from the sucessful launch of Snapdragons ZMUHU build. Ive noticed that forum members are posting excellent links to other ZM models.

So, to keep Snapdragons thread 'clean' and dedicated just to the fantastic build diary Im launching this thread for discussion on ZM kits.

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Postby Paul » Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:53 pm

Heck Chill,

These look serious models, from what I've seen on Snaps build also very very large ! :D
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Postby baby_astons » Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:17 pm

well paul, 1:32 isn't exactly the usual waistcoat pocket scale for airplanes :mrgreen: and they probably won't qualify as you next x-mas build entry...
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Postby Paul » Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:32 pm

baby_astons wrote:well paul, 1:32 isn't exactly the usual waistcoat pocket scale for airplanes :mrgreen: and they probably won't qualify as you next x-mas build entry...

Oh Rats !!!! :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:

I bet that Morrigan is going to give HWMBO a bit of grief though and get one !!!! :roll: :roll: :roll: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:
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Postby snapdragon » Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:11 pm

I think that Morrigan already has her HE 219. I will say that as soon as you open the box the temptaion to sweep the arm across the building table and just get rid of everything is.... well pretty much irisitable and discipline has to be enforced!
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Postby chill » Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:12 pm

snapdragon wrote:I think that Morrigan already has her HE 219. I will say that as soon as you open the box the temptaion to sweep the arm across the building table and just get rid of everything is.... well pretty much irisitable and discipline has to be enforced!


Ive got the same urge with my secret project.....oh and my Dora, Thats the rail gun kit not the Dancing Girl,,,, :oops: :shock:
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Postby chill » Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:14 pm

There's an advert on the inside front cover in the new Airfix Catalogue which shows the UHU and two other kits from ZM now for pre-order. Theres the raider kit and AN Other kit.
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Postby Paul » Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:43 am

chill wrote:
snapdragon wrote:I think that Morrigan already has her HE 219. I will say that as soon as you open the box the temptaion to sweep the arm across the building table and just get rid of everything is.... well pretty much irisitable and discipline has to be enforced!


Ive got the same urge with my secret project.....oh and my Dora, Thats the rail gun kit not the Dancing Girl,,,, :oops: :shock:

Hi Chill,
How's the Dora coming on?
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Postby morrigan » Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:04 am

Paul wrote:
baby_astons wrote:well paul, 1:32 isn't exactly the usual waistcoat pocket scale for airplanes :mrgreen: and they probably won't qualify as you next x-mas build entry...

Oh Rats !!!! :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:

I bet that Morrigan is going to give HWMBO a bit of grief though and get one !!!! :roll: :roll: :roll: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:


I think the model tolerance budget has been nearly used by the Uhu and the dregs will be needed for the Corsair due next month. :naughty:
That's the only problem with big boxes :lol:
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Postby Paul » Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:24 am

I'm not going to go there re: big boxes ..... :roll: :laughing-rolling: !!!!!
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Postby chill » Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:27 am

Paul wrote:
chill wrote:
snapdragon wrote:I think that Morrigan already has her HE 219. I will say that as soon as you open the box the temptaion to sweep the arm across the building table and just get rid of everything is.... well pretty much irisitable and discipline has to be enforced!


Ive got the same urge with my secret project.....oh and my Dora, Thats the rail gun kit not the Dancing Girl,,,, :oops: :shock:

Hi Chill,
How's the Dora coming on?



Yes its doing quite well sat in its crate.
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Postby baby_astons » Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:01 pm

morrigan wrote:
Paul wrote:
baby_astons wrote:well paul, 1:32 isn't exactly the usual waistcoat pocket scale for airplanes :mrgreen: and they probably won't qualify as you next x-mas build entry...

Oh Rats !!!! :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:

I bet that Morrigan is going to give HWMBO a bit of grief though and get one !!!! :roll: :roll: :roll: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:


I think the model tolerance budget has been nearly used by the Uhu and the dregs will be needed for the Corsair due next month. :naughty:
That's the only problem with big boxes :lol:

maybe ZM could be talked into making partworks, the box sizes would considerably drop and you could claim it's UHU the glue that is being delivered...
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Postby morrigan » Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:36 pm

baby_astons wrote:maybe ZM could be talked into making partworks, the box sizes would considerably drop and you could claim it's UHU the glue that is being delivered...


Now theres a a plan BA.
I'd be quite happy getting a sprue a month from Zoukei Mura!
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Postby Sparbucks » Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:24 am

Big fan of ZM. Although relatively new to model aircraft kit design and production, their attention to detail is amazing. Not only that, they do listen to what modeller's say e.g. they have now dropped the system of different coloured sprues for specific applications following criticism of 'soft' detail - especially on the silver coloured sprues.

I am looking forward to the release of the Raiden soon (I hope) - having seen the test shots at Telford last year - it would keep very good company with one of the original ZM 'Shindens' I have on the shelf! If they go together as well as their Ta152............................................. :clap:

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Postby snapdragon » Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:57 pm

I am hoping that ZM will release their Raiden for the Telford show. If so I will order to collect at the show.

I did spend quite a while at the telford show talking to Mr ZM himself. He is a really nice man and laughed delightedly at my attempt at a traditional Japanese greeting. ZM originally used the three colour sprues so that people who didnot want to paint their models would have a metallic effect engine etc. I told Mr ZM that really it was a waste of time. Modellers who built these spend lots of time with paints and so it would be better to have a neutral grey sprue colour that doesn't affect paint shades. I took along my mustang and showed him in and he was amazed at what I had built and how I had painted it.

I now look forwards to the Raiden. But I don't get the airfix magazine and I would like to know what the other "Pre-order" kit is.

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Postby snapdragon » Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:14 pm

Ok.... update opn the Raiden.

For all those who have wondered what happened to SWS 05 - This is it! :lol:

I do believe that this is slated for an October Release (Telford is November)

Maybe purchasing through the website and asking to collect at Telford will get this past the grabbing (must not use REALLY naughty words) at Customs, revenue and Post Office thieving..... better stop there!!! :laughing-rolling:

The Raiden looks to be another superb offering from ZM.

for 1/48 fans they are starting to produce these kits in that scale and should have the Japanese shinden soon (maybe available at Telford). I still want to get my hands on the 1/32 one!

What comes after the Raiden? wait and see! ;)
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Postby snapdragon » Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:01 pm

RAIDEN UPDATE

ZM Raiden can be pre-ordered on their website from 20th July. Price is 9,240 Yen (£60.3547 at current rates). There are also some extra parts such as metal undercart, The usual eduard cockpit interior and exterior detail etched packs plus others.

http://www.zoukeimura.co.jp/en/products ... aiden.html

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Once again..... the bank balance lowers! My order is going in tomorrow morning!


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Postby baby_astons » Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:40 pm

now show me someone in his right mind around here who's not broke :laughing-rolling:
a standard modelers state of mind i suppose - wonder if the european union will help us like they did greece -
we'll also claim "pleeeeeeeeese, it's the last time, we won't be buying more models (than before)"...
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Postby Mark » Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:40 pm

You can always cut back on superglue as an austerity measure :laughing-rolling:
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Postby morrigan » Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:10 pm

Cutting back on the :superlglue: ?! someone round here may object to that....


II'm very tempted by the 1/48 Shinden but must resist...for a little while anyway.
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