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Old 14-12-2017, 02:50 AM   #1
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Default New 1/72 Hawk kit coming May 2018

It has been no hidden fact that we have been considering other scales to use for our line of Space:1999 model kits. Kits in a new smaller scale will allow us to shoot for the same accuracy we always pursue, but let’s us bring kits to market at a lower price point. It allows our tooling consideration to go further. Instead of one big kit every couple of years, we can bring out a series of kits in the same scale just like we do with our line of 1:1000 Star Trek kits. So if 1/48 is too big to keep up the pace, what scale would be acceptable for these ships. This question was recently posed to a Space:1999 facebook group to get the answer straight form the consumer. The overwhelming favorite was 1/72 scale. At this scale an Eagle comes out to about 14 ½” long. Landing at 2 ½” longer than the old MPC kit, that should give us a enough room to work and get plenty of detail.
But, why do another Eagle right away when the last Space:1999 ship we created was an Eagle. So, we decided to take a step in this scale with a Hawk instead! By no fault of its own, our new 1/72 Hawk kit will land at about the same size as the old MPC/Airfix kit. But don’t worry. We are ignoring that old inaccurate kit and starting from scratch. Our new model will be as close as we can manage in injected styrene to match the original filming miniature.
So here for the first time, we are showing the progress on the kit thus far. We are shooting on a May release. So look for it at Wonderfest 2018.
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Old 14-12-2017, 07:39 AM   #2
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Great news. I'll definitely be ordering several of these. Hope you also do a 1/72nd scale Ultra Probe Command Module and maybe a Swift.
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Old 14-12-2017, 07:46 AM   #3
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Tis great news indeed.
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Old 19-12-2017, 08:36 PM   #4
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With the new Round 2 Eagle at 1/48 scale it would have been heaven to have it in 1/48 scale as well. Love the idea of heaving a more accurate Mark IX Hawk, but it's a big disappointment not to have it in 1/48th scale, which means it will never be done in this scale by a styrene kit manufacturer. Certainly hope that some extra joints with small holes in them will be added for those who want to use thin steel wires with those smaller more accurate joints in order to end up with a more accurate Hawk. With styrene parts there is a thicker gauge use since it would be too fragile and practically impossible to produce such thin parts in a steel mold. If Round Two does not want to produce another Eagle in 1/48th scale with a Lab Pod, would they at least offer to sell a resin Lab pod in 1/48th scale.
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