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1:48 Morane Saulnier AI sprue shots
TedMamere
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Posted: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 05:57 AM UTC
MPM Production have sent us some test shot photos of the forthcoming Special Hobby Morane Saulnier AI kit (SH48099). The sprues are visible as well as an unpainted built up model.


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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
mbittner
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Posted: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 06:49 AM UTC
Just an FYI. If you want to build Walter Shaffer's machine - with the "blue birds" - it looks like you'll need to modify the upper, forward fuselage. His machine had a single gun and was known as the MoS.27.C1, while "out of the box" it looks like the model will build the MoS.29.C1 (twin Vickers version).

I suspect there will also be modification needed if you want to build the trainer version with the 120hp LeRhone instead of the "standard" Gnome engine.

I already performed some research when I was building the beautiful Czechmaster MoS Type AI.

However, I still haven't found decent photos showing the modifications necessary to "backdate" the MoS.29.C1 to the MoS.27.C1. If anyone finds some, please share!
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Posted: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 07:23 AM UTC
Mmmm, I wonder if they'll bump it up to 1/32nd eventually???
JackFlash
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Posted: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 08:08 PM UTC
Wow! Another great kit I need to pick up! I need to win the lottery.
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Posted: Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 01:54 PM UTC

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Wow! Another great kit I need to pick up! I need to win the lottery.



Right after I win !
RAGIII
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Posted: Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 11:56 PM UTC
Hi Jean-Luc

Thanks for the News item - and Matt for the extra info.

It really does look a great little kit! Definitely one for the want-list.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Saturday, March 27, 2010 - 06:05 PM UTC
I just ordered mine from Squadron at $34.20 and $5.95 shipping I paid $40.15.

See it here.
JackFlash
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Posted: Saturday, April 03, 2010 - 07:06 PM UTC

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Just an FYI. If you want to build Walter Shaffer's machine - with the "blue birds" - it looks like you'll need to modify the upper, forward fuselage. His machine had a single gun and was known as the MoS.27.C1, while "out of the box" it looks like the model will build the MoS.29.C1 (twin Vickers version). . . However, I still haven't found decent photos showing the modifications necessary to "backdate" the MoS.29.C1 to the MoS.27.C1. If anyone finds some, please share!



Mine arrived Saturday April 3, 2010. The good news is that the kit comes with a very nice set of insets that will allow for either the single gun (PP B 27 ) or twin gun (PP B 7 ) set ups!
mbittner
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Posted: Sunday, April 04, 2010 - 12:19 PM UTC

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Mine arrived Saturday April 3, 2010. The good news is that the kit comes with a very nice set of insets that will allow for either the single gun (PP B 27 ) or twin gun (PP B 7 ) set ups!



Anyway you could scan the instructions and kit parts for the single-gun version, please? I've been wanting to build it in 1/72 but haven't had much luck figuring out how it looked.

Thanks.
JackFlash
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Posted: Monday, April 05, 2010 - 02:04 AM UTC
Certainly. I am in the middle of doing the review and I'll include that.
JackFlash
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Posted: Monday, April 19, 2010 - 01:37 PM UTC

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". . .Anyway you could scan the instructions and kit parts for the single-gun version, please? I've been wanting to build it in 1/72 but haven't had much luck figuring out how it looked. Thanks. . ."



Proceeding with the review of this kit I am posting this bit for Matt Bittner.
mbittner
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Posted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 12:59 AM UTC
Thanks, Stephen!

Now if we could only figure out how to change the "cheeks".
thegirl
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Posted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 02:26 AM UTC
Nice to see that the kit has this options for the single or double guns . Once I'm back to working again I will have to get this kit for the French collection .
Looking forward to the review Stephen .
Kalt
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Posted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 02:38 AM UTC

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Thanks, Stephen!

Now if we could only figure out how to change the "cheeks".



Well Matt, this is an option:



The etched set of the Copper State's Morane AI. I bought it by separate.