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Author Topic: ICM 1/72 U-2/Po-2VS  (Read 11913 times)
John Thompson
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« on: January 02, 2011, 05:57:11 PM »

http://www.hobbyeasy.com/en/data/l3updx1oqameun1ixyru.html

I don't know if it really is available now; ICM's web site shows that it was announced (or intended to be released) just over a year ago.

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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2011, 04:03:47 AM »

It was announced for summer 2009, but still no trace of it...
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2011, 04:12:59 PM »

Still waiting for this one.
On the other hand one old russian kit of U-2 reapeared. The what seems to be a copy of KP kit with all parts for Limusin and hydro version and streacher pods
I know that among other firms Modelist was producing it some time ago:
http://www.hobby.dn.ua/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=214&products_id=59132&osCsid=chpsn4bh2lps6ss087emdjrrc4

Got to get me one even only for version parts it worth it
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2011, 11:43:40 AM »

I actually have the old KP kit; it's not a bad little kit.  I wonder if the IOM-KIT is a reissue of the KP kit - the surface detail, for better or worse looks the same, but the sprue breakdown with the additional parts is different.  If it's a reissue or not I didn't realise it had additional parts, such as for the limousine version, the floatplane, and the stretcher-bearing version.  I may just go ahead and get this kit - I had been waiting for the ICM kit, but it's not like the U-2/Po-2 is an expensive or large kit in 1/72nd scale.  There were certainly enough built to where I think I can find three different paint schemes and configurations for three kits.

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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2011, 08:59:30 AM »

I did a bit of researching on this kit and is not KP but a knock of of KP kit with addtional parts and was issued and reissued by many mostly Russian companies.

KP company itself was recently ressurected by a Hungarian Expediens Ltd which bought the moulds from KoPro (ex KP) and market them under KP models label. Got one "new" KP U-2 kit recently at competition (with entire boxfull of other KP kits that were 4euros per kit) and it is the same old one with addition of sprue with skies and streacher gondolas and new decals. Acctually they have 3 packings but only one has the additional sprues (P72012).

New KP site:
http://www.kp-models.com/
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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2011, 06:09:57 AM »

I know that among other firms Modelist was producing it some time ago:
http://www.hobby.dn.ua/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=214&products_id=59132&osCsid=chpsn4bh2lps6ss087emdjrrc4
Got to get me one even only for version parts it worth it

This repak Belarussian firms WORLD. Old model, was made on the basis of the KP.
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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2011, 09:52:38 AM »

Thank you TISO and Walker for the information!  One of these days I'll get around to building my Kukuruznik.  It's nice to see that on the box of the IOM-KIT they actually have the proper three-colour scheme.  Perhaps people are finally realising that the dark brown/green scheme did not exist for VVS aircraft (except perhaps for British Lend-Lease aircraft).

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« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2011, 07:18:04 AM »

Good news everyone!

It is marked as "kit in progress" on the official page
http://www.icm.com.ua/211-u-2po-2vs-wwii-soviet-light-night-bomber.html

Glad to hear the project isn't dead...  Cool
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« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2011, 09:50:56 AM »

Nice to hear - I'll definitely be watching for this one.

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Jason
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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2011, 01:38:34 PM »

http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewtopic_t_31346_start_20.html

Some discussion there, but still no firm details. Per the thread, there's a Po-2 model from somebody in an unknown scale on the cover of the May 2011 M-Hobby magazine, but apparently nothing about it in the magazine itself. ICM's web site doesn't help, and no sprue images have been posted anywhere yet, as far as I know. Personally, I'm not terribly pumped about this kit, but if there's slippage in releasing the Po-2, the 1/72 I-153 will probably be delayed too...  Angry

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« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2012, 03:50:41 PM »

HMMM. Could it be?

63. Spielwarenmesse Nürnberg 01.02.- 06.02.2012
http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/Ausstellungen/Nuernberg2012/Bilder_VH/index.html
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« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2012, 04:27:04 PM »

Well what do you know!  It certainly appears to be a 1/72nd scale U-2/Po-2 from ICM.  I wonder when it will be finding its way to our hobby shops - now that they've gotten this one out of the way maybe they'll have time for the I-153.  Thank you for the heads up, TISO!

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« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2012, 11:37:38 PM »

Hi,
I've looked for a list of new releases, but  with only partial success. Has anyone found a comprehensive one?
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« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2012, 02:01:57 AM »

HMMM. Could it be?

63. Spielwarenmesse Nürnberg 01.02.- 06.02.2012
http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/Ausstellungen/Nuernberg2012/Bilder_VH/index.html
I think, that this demo model (same as a year ago?) is from a KP kit. Look at the low and thick windscreens, thick struts, landing gear etc.

KP was not a bad kit for it's time, almost 40 years ago. I have built three of them during the years modifying one into an S-1.

Cheers,

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« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2012, 08:43:28 AM »

I think, that this demo model (same as a year ago?) is from a KP kit. Look at the low and thick windscreens, thick struts, landing gear etc.

AaCee

Yeah, I thought the same thing. I'm sure I read somewhere that ICM used the KP kit on their display; why, I don't understand. That seems dishonest to me. Now watch them do the same thing with the I-153, using the Amodel kit!   Sad

Hi,
I've looked for a list of new releases, but  with only partial success. Has anyone found a comprehensive one?
Regards
Massimo

Do you mean a general list of all companies, or just ICM? There was a list from Nuremburg, but it didn't include smaller companies who were not represented at the trade show. I would really like to see a future release list from Amodel.

John
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