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1/48 Bundesfighter / NATOfighter
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Posted: Tuesday, December 06, 2016 - 03:54 AM UTC
Milan Mitev takes a look at Eduard''s amazing 2 in 1 F-104 Natofighter+BundesFighter from Eduard in 1/48 scale.

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Posted: Thursday, December 08, 2016 - 08:56 PM UTC
Hello Milan,
quite intressting Eduard now try to bring out also such items or how do you get one, I thought in Bulgaria MIGS should be more popular ? Anyway, you reviewed it very well! How we should understand "awesome", positive or negative? I mean creating kits in that silver finish was rather more a feature of former times, when modelers didn`t do so much painting? I once buyed a Starfix kit which was nearly impossible to sand, since they put so many iron powder inside ...
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Posted: Friday, December 09, 2016 - 11:09 AM UTC
All right Milan,
I never would except to learn about this item from Bulgaria, first. But thatīs a great experience to see that plastic modeling is a straightly international Hobby, and most of all we absolutely don`t have to care about states borders etc.! I once had the Monogram Starfighter in Quarterscale, I must confess it wasn`t so much different as far as the parts arrangement is concerned. But who says good kits have to feature many parts, every time? So maybe the Eduard Starfighter would became a popular item all over the world, soon? But surly not for that high cost!!!
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Posted: Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 02:56 PM UTC
Hi I just checked out the site and your comments. Thank you for the thoughts. Firstly, this kit is provided by a friend of mine, from our IPMS club, exclusively for this review. I also reviewed my only non-started kit in the stash - the EF-111 Raven as my first reviews for Aeroscale. I`m also looking forward to request kits for reviews, will see. For me, the subject of modeling is more important than the modeling itself. Every single flying machine has something beautiful in it and me personally, I like the designs, shapes, history, etc of the US planes. Just my personal preferences. About the "awesome" word - as far as I recollect, I use this word always for awesome things, positive things. About the silver finish of the F-104 - I think that its iconic look is the pure metallic/silver look, like the Sabre/Super Sabre. Thanks again for the comment!
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Posted: Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 06:43 PM UTC
Hello again Milan, you`re completely right beautyfull, sexy, aircraft can be find in every country! I`m glad today everyone had the chance to get his item mostly, so that Starfighter could be also being known in your homeland. As a schoolboy I even saw them flying above my head, I fear they actualy wasn`t silvry than no more but to me their shape stay modern all the time, they are timeless. Kelly created a masterpiece which just can`t be done better. Comparing that ugly Tornado or the Eurofighter turned somehow ridiculess, isn`t it? But it was damned policy which made the Starfighter a scandal which hopefully won`t occur no more times! But I hope the last ones still could fly on somewhere in ? I don`t know? where the last are stationed in the Netherlands or Italery or Turkey?
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Posted: Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 11:42 PM UTC
Actually I admire mostly the Blackbird and the F-117 from that era. I had only basic knowledge for the Starfighter and until this review i didn`t even know that it was employed by so many different countries. According to Wiki - the plane was retired in 2004. And yeah, i also like it more than the Tornado, kinda, but the Eurofighter - wow, the Eurofighter is so so beautiful. I wish to build it one day so much.
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Posted: Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 02:17 AM UTC
Yes the Eurofighter is at least a little bit rounded in comparison to that edgy MRCA anyway, it isn`t that unique old Fashion style at least to me. So I`m looking Forward to hear more from you Milan. Keep on that good Job and all the best for your Projects and also nice Assembling!