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Well, the first of my two Miniwing MQ-9 Reaper drones arrived today. So far, I'm liking it, but it does look like some of the things I didn't like about my Miniwing L-159A kits are the same here, namely thst some of the fine detail parts are a little muddy.

The weapons are also iffy, but it was easy enough to swap out the GBU-12s for some better Dragon ones. Not sure if I'll use kit Hellfires or find some other ones. Either way, can't wait to build one of these.
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Done the same. Got acouple of the 2 in 1 sets including the US ANG version and RAF plus the standard USAF. Plus I got a couple of the Global Hawk models.

What other drone kits are there?

I have the Foxone X-47 and a UCAV from Anigrand. Wondering if anyone else is doing drones?

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TonyG2 wrote:
Thu May 05, 2022 18:05
Done the same. Got acouple of the 2 in 1 sets including the US ANG version and RAF plus the standard USAF. Plus I got a couple of the Global Hawk models.

What other drone kits are there?

I have the Foxone X-47 and a UCAV from Anigrand. Wondering if anyone else is doing drones?
I think I'm going to get a Global Hawk, myself, and somewhere I saw a 1/700 MQ-9 which may make its way onto the deck of my USS Tarawa or USS Wasp.

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There is apparently a Bayraktar drone coming from a Russian based 3d printing firm.

viewtopic.php?t=8193

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Tim R-T-C wrote:
Fri May 06, 2022 8:00
There is apparently a Bayraktar drone coming from a Russian based 3d printing firm.

viewtopic.php?t=8193
Oh yes- saw that one. That's also a possibility.

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There are various Anigrand drones available like the MQ-8 Fire Scout and so on. Also some Chinese drones (I just remember one is called Soar Dragon).

Incidentally, Miniwing announced yesterday it would release a kit of the Predator that NASA operates as Ikhana, complete with a 3D printed pod underneath. Given I'm going to be finishing up the NASA Global Hawk tonight, I reckon that's a must for me.

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Tim R-T-C wrote:
Fri May 06, 2022 8:00
There is apparently a Bayraktar drone coming from a Russian based 3d printing firm.

viewtopic.php?t=8193
Not sure it will sell that well in Russia. In the Ukraine, on the other hand ...
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Got my bid in on the 1/700 Reaper, since I bought a 1/700 USS Wasp yesterday. My little Marines will be happy, since I also found a Shapeways vendor to make me some 1/700 AH-1Z and UH-1Y.

EDIT- Yep- got my 1/700 MQ9, so that will be going on one of those ships to do coastal recon and strikes.

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Now here's a question- does anyone make the MQ-8B Fire Scout in 1/144?

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ajmm wrote:
Fri May 06, 2022 9:41
There are various Anigrand drones available like the MQ-8 Fire Scout and so on.
Yes I think that’s what you’re after?

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