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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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Re: Tamiya
« Reply #61 on: April 10, 2018, 03:22:51 AM »
Iím 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 »
Iím 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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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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