Author Topic: Tamiya  (Read 23120 times)

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Re: Tamiya
« Reply #50 on: November 11, 2016, 06:48:34 AM »
New Tamiya, including Shizuoka announcement

1/48 Grumman F-14A (which the 'experts' are already rubbishing because it doesn't have drooped flaps/slats, ignoring that the wing is only dirty at takeoff and landing, otherwise 'tis all buttoned up)

Whatever happened to true modeling skills? Drop the flaps and slats yourself! Its not that hard.

The kit that has everything ever imagined will be so expensive no one will buy it.

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Re: Tamiya
« Reply #51 on: February 03, 2017, 11:19:59 AM »
I'll be grabbing the Valentine tank if its not a re-pop of Bronco or Miniart.

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Re: Tamiya
« Reply #52 on: February 03, 2017, 12:54:26 PM »
I'll be grabbing the Valentine tank if its not a re-pop of Bronco or Miniart.

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Re: Tamiya
« Reply #53 on: February 04, 2017, 08:54:10 PM »
Dateline Nuremberg.

Tamiya has shown off an new release of the IDF M51 Sherman in 1/35 scale.  The new kit will be released with Aber photo-etched details, and from the built demo, it looks very well done.

Work in progress ::

I am giving up listing them. They all end up on the shelf of procrastination anyways.

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Re: Tamiya
« Reply #54 on: February 05, 2017, 03:34:49 AM »
That's a very nice kit to start with. Etch will make it even better.

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Re: Tamiya
« Reply #55 on: February 05, 2017, 10:42:04 AM »
Looking at what Israel did makes me wonder what could have been achieved during WWII or even just after if the need had arisen.  For instance a British MkIVCY Sherman (M-4A3 with 17pdr and HVSS), maybe notional MkIVDY or MkIVEY with 20pdr and 105mm respectively.  ;)

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Re: Tamiya
« Reply #56 on: September 30, 2017, 10:53:53 AM »
1/48 Bf-109G-6

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Re: Tamiya
« Reply #57 on: October 01, 2017, 07:17:07 AM »
More on the Tamiya 109.

New Bf-109 G-6 from Tamiya.


Hyperscale post of pics from Tamiya Facebook post:
http://www.network54.com/Forum/149674/message/1506667183/ALL+NEW+1-48+BF109G6+coming+from+TAMIYA

The usual moaning, of course.   :-X

It looks really good, and not unexpected following their release of the Ki-61 last year that
came with a representation of a DB engine. It comes with interchangeable open and closed
cowlings, I believe their first use on a 1/48th aircraft of the mini-magnets used on their
1/32 kits.

I won't get one, never a fan of the type, but it bodes well for their 1/48 line.
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Re: Tamiya
« Reply #58 on: October 02, 2017, 03:57:56 AM »
Very nice, I was thinking it had been too many days since a 1/48 109 release.

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Re: Tamiya
« Reply #59 on: October 02, 2017, 05:00:39 AM »
Very nice, I was thinking it had been too many days since a 1/48 109 release.

 ;D ;D

Yes, but it's a new Tamiya with their current standard of design and production, and
the first 109G in their catalog. Other companies kits don't make any ¥$€ for Tamiya.
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Re: Tamiya
« Reply #60 on: April 10, 2018, 02:19:12 AM »
According to Tamiya Model Magazine's Facebook site (LINK!), Tamiya will announce a couple of interesting kits at the Shizuoka Hobby Show.

1/48 F-14D Tomcat
1/35 JGSDF Type 16 Maneuver Combat Vehicle - 8-wheeled tank destroyer
1/12 Yamaha YZF-R1M

I suppose the first two will have the most whiffing potential. Haven't seen that many motorbike whifs yet. Although I wonder whether you could use some neodymium magnets to make a hoverbike?  ???
It only took Tamiya seven years to scale-down their standard-setting 1/48 F-16 to 1/72. Guess seven years isn't too long to wait for a 1/72 Tamiya Tomcat.
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Offline Jacques Deguerre

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Re: Tamiya
« Reply #61 on: April 10, 2018, 03:22:51 AM »
I’m looking forward to seeing the Type 16 MCV since I have this strange fascination with post-WW2 Japanese armor.

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Re: Tamiya
« Reply #62 on: April 11, 2018, 01:29:42 AM »
I’m looking forward to seeing the Type 16 MCV since I have this strange fascination with post-WW2 Japanese armor.

Ditto

Anyone else think the Type 16 is ripe for modding to a halftrack?
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Re: Tamiya
« Reply #63 on: April 16, 2018, 01:20:05 AM »
New one:

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Re: Tamiya
« Reply #64 on: April 16, 2018, 02:33:43 AM »
Now waiting for Alvis to turn one of those things in to a Segway with tracks :)
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Re: Tamiya
« Reply #65 on: April 17, 2018, 12:13:34 AM »
A couple of nice bases for some armed battlefield robots...

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Re: Tamiya
« Reply #66 on: April 17, 2018, 02:37:00 AM »
A couple of nice bases for some armed battlefield robots...
Yes, that too.  Have a couple of the very old ESCI Goliaths in the stash that I wanted to tart up with an RWS.  I may have to secure one of these new Tamiya Goliath kits just to see if there are any improvements over the ESCI effort. 
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Re: Tamiya
« Reply #67 on: April 17, 2018, 02:43:33 AM »
The kit even comes with the control wire:



As for ideas, maybe a couple being used for racing  ;) ;D:

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Offline Antonio Sobral

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Re: Tamiya
« Reply #68 on: April 17, 2018, 04:14:31 PM »
Is this the same kit Dragon issued many years ago?




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Re: Tamiya
« Reply #69 on: April 17, 2018, 08:32:07 PM »
There appear to be some differences, so I'd suggest Tamiya did their own but it may be a remastered version.
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Re: Tamiya
« Reply #70 on: April 18, 2018, 01:32:05 AM »
I understand that it is a completely different kit.  Though it may be based upon Tamiya's own 1/48 version:



Speaking of which, I read that some were used by the United States Army Air Force as aircraft tugs.  That could prove an interesting little diorama to build.  Bit like the Granddaddy of these:

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Re: Tamiya
« Reply #71 on: May 04, 2018, 07:09:51 AM »
If the price is reasonable, I will likely go for a couple of the Academy re-pops to go with the several Tamiya ones I have.  Still, the aftermarket parts for the Tamiya boxing will work here just as well.

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Re: Tamiya
« Reply #72 on: May 13, 2018, 05:05:32 AM »

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Re: Tamiya
« Reply #73 on: May 13, 2018, 05:55:37 AM »
Another wheeled gun system to add to the stash...

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Re: Tamiya
« Reply #74 on: September 02, 2018, 05:46:56 AM »
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