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    Thank you very much for the unboxing! Interesting looking at what Ares did with their cards, compared to what I did.

    All told, the minis look a bit better in your video than I expected from the images on the Ares website. Not as good as the He.111s, though.

    Glad you took the time to share.
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    Yes, thanks for sharing. I'm with Mike, the planes do look more 'finished' than the first shots of them we saw.
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    Thanks, Evan.
    Hope to have mine from Keith today.
    Tracking shows they arrived at Portland Post Office about 45 minutes ago.

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    With all the usual doom and gloom about the quality of the new planes its good to see the models looking so good. They'll be a nice addition to our BoB battles and more.

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    I agree. Ares can produce nice and detailed minis, this is a proof. Please, continue with such fine minis

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    Good to see the production models have turned out better than expected.

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Great video!

    Can‘t wait to get them in my greedy hands...
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    Have to agree with everyone about how the planes look. Much better then the first pictures I saw of them. I didn't order any but may have to reconsider now that I see what they look like. Thanks for sharing

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    Thanks for that Evan!
    I received a message from you advising mine were in the mail so definitely looking forward to their arrival.

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    Thank you for sharing the video, Evan. I wonder how long it will take for the models to reach the retailers in the United Kingdom under the present circumstances.

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    the minis definitely look better then the early prototype pics. great video!

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    Thanks for the video, Evan!

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    I just unpacked the Dornier Z I received from Evan & it looks really great.
    Only complaint is the pale edging on the Rudder fins but I can fix that.
    Looks like some decaling will be done tomorrow!

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    I just received notice that my Ares JU-88s are in the mail and on their way to me! WOO HOO ! A sure cure for cabin fever !
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    Unboxed my minis from Keith yesterday - WOO-HOO!

    Overall, pretty happy (just a little touch-up here and there, for the most part).

    Problems : 1 of the Ju88A-1 minis was not in its slots in the white plastic packet, so was loose and rattling around; this resulted in a prop blade being broken off from each of the two engines.
    The mini was sealed in shrinkwrap, though, so I still have both props and should be able to glue them back on.
    The other Ju88A-1 in my order was secure, and in top condition.

    Re: the "faulty pegs" in Evan's video above - upon close examination, it is not a peg issue; it's a bomb issue!
    The underwing bombs are glued on a bit too close to the fuselage to allow the clear peg to slip fully over the plane's peg stalk; when only half-on, the mini is likely to fall if "tipped".
    The clear plastic pegs, single and long multiple, are all just as reliable as the older ones I have.

    Possible solutions:
    1) remove the inner bombs, and then re-glue them a bit further away from the fuselage, allowing room for the clear peg to be fully attached...….
    2) reshape the top of one clear peg with a file, to 'narrow' it a bit, so that it fits between the existing bombs.

    Now, how to get hold of some more of these beasties?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post

    Problems : 1 of the Ju88A-1 minis was not in its slots in the white plastic packet, so was loose and rattling around; this resulted in a prop blade being broken off from each of the two engines.
    The mini was sealed in shrinkwrap, though, so I still have both props and should be able to glue them back on.
    I thought two of mine on the Ju-88s were broken off as well, but they were just bent 90 degrees.
    Will need gluing like yours.

    Overall I think these models looks great - much better than the pics posted.

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    Still waiting for mine...
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