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Sabrekits Update - 1/72 Avro 504K
« on: March 16, 2023, 10:23:48 AM »
New info from Sabre Kits -

"From our 3D printing - we are preparing for the second half of the year for KP/AZ Avro 504K 1/72, construction CAD Mr. M. Turjak"

Here's some pics - looks like it should be a nice release.





I presume from the description that perhaps this is the master that will be used for moulds by KP or AZ?

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Re: Sabrekits Update - 1/72 Avro 504K
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2023, 05:11:56 AM »
It's very disappointing we don't have a "jaw drop" emoji on this board - my jaw's practically on the keyboard after seeing this. What utterly fantastic news and huge for British and Commonwealth modellers. I for one am hoping it is to be a KP/AZ release for cost reasons (thinking of the very pretty Hobartville Hobbies DH.6 for comparison).

Thank you so much for sharing, Brad!!
« Last Edit: March 17, 2023, 05:24:29 AM by KiwiZac »
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Re: Sabrekits Update - 1/72 Avro 504K
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2023, 05:43:01 AM »
I was going to ask for news but going by this Scalemates page the Avro will be an AZmodel release after all.
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Re: Sabrekits Update - 1/72 Avro 504K
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2023, 11:28:40 AM »
Oh this is very welcome news indeed!  Everything looks so nice, except that engine. I’m thinking it’ll need to be replaced with an Aeroclub aftermarket part. 

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Re: Sabrekits Update - 1/72 Avro 504K
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2023, 06:54:15 PM »
 ;D Oh yes line me up for a couple at least  . . . .

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Re: Sabrekits Update - 1/72 Avro 504K
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2023, 09:08:39 PM »
Looks like a very good replacement to the old Airfix 504K, looking forward to it!

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Re: Sabrekits Update - 1/72 Avro 504K
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2023, 07:38:07 AM »
Looks like they will include some decals for the Swedish naval air service - those skis look the part.

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Re: Sabrekits Update - 1/72 Avro 504K
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2023, 02:58:56 PM »
I'm sorry, what is that rig on the top wing supposed to be? It looks like half of my air compressor welded to a Lewis, with a fin off the Batmobile thrown in for good measure...

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Re: Sabrekits Update - 1/72 Avro 504K
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2023, 03:30:39 PM »
I'm sorry, what is that rig on the top wing supposed to be? It looks like half of my air compressor welded to a Lewis, with a fin off the Batmobile thrown in for good measure...

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I think it's the tail fin. It just looks like it's attached to the Lewis because of the angle of the pic. If viewed from the side I think it would be in it's correct place.

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Re: Sabrekits Update - 1/72 Avro 504K
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2023, 11:24:56 PM »
I'm sorry, what is that rig on the top wing supposed to be? It looks like half of my air compressor welded to a Lewis, with a fin off the Batmobile thrown in for good measure...

:)

Dutch

The ”compressor” is a gravity tank. I suspect they’remplanning to add this version that goes with the skis: