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Thomas V.

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  1. Thomas V.

    New Tool Tamiya 1/72nd Spitfire Mk1

    True that, quite bias and not as objective as the author of the " review" would like it to be,too many "probably, slightly, I doubt, most likely, almost certainly, unlikely etc... I know that Eduard botched many decals, and have no doubt that majority of the decal options are not 100% correct, but what source for Aussie Spits is? Regarding Eduard 1/72nd Spitfires( and 48th ones ), my biggest and only rant is concerning two piece upper cowling, in my view made that way to facilitate Brassin single piece drop in replacement sales, I don't like resin, and such major components should be made initially in plastic.
  2. Got three(and won't end there)!....in my opinion-the best 1/72nd scale jet kit on the market today..comparing to their 1/48th kit nothing is missing, truly superb.
  3. Thomas V.

    1/72 Eduard Bf-109 G

    Render is for 48th scale kit, and I truly hope they don't simply downscale before mentioned, because fuselage is app.1,5mm too high, but still in 48th scale making visually front end ( firewall forwards ) too blunt, especially spinner which is in scale but too wide/too large diameter.
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    1/72 - MiG-21 Fishbed by Eduard

    I truly miss Gabor's posts because they were highly informative and I hope he will post again soon, as for certain company bankrolling "reviewers" or better said " inside the box viewers", one does not have to have outstanding powers of deduction to come to the same conclusion ( not speaking about this thread ), that is why forums like this have become my only and true source for unbiased info regarding model kits.
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    New Tool Tamiya 1/72nd Spitfire Mk1

    That is true, and way too thick canopy is another niggle, but unfortunately its still the best kit of Mk.I, while I am not so content with Tamiya's 1/48 kit due to lack of rivets, aside that, for me its superb representation of Mk.I, and hoped that we would see 32nd kit ahead of 72nd one. While Eduard produced truly superlative Mk.IX-XVI in both scales, for some reason 72nd ones don't snap together as their 48th scale kit, would be interesting if Tamiya issued Mk.IX in 72, but they better make Vc before any other, cursed subtype in any scale.
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    New Tool Tamiya 1/72nd Spitfire Mk1

    Aside from Airfix Mk.I, all other Mk.I/V kits on the market today have more or less big omissions, and before mentioned Airfix is entry level kit with( in my view ) poor surface representation. Eduard covered late Merlin marks, Tamiya is going to be leap ahead of current kits, and set a benchmark for early Merlin Spits in 72nd scale.
  7. If they issue FG.1 in its third and final iteration ( 1991? ) except slats and cockpit in my opinion its far finer kit than Airfix, and to think its 30 years old kit.
  8. Except Phantom and to an extent Sea King and F-86F-40, all others are well surpassed by other manufacturers, just hope the next few years will see Cutlass, A-4B/C Skyhawks that were not kitted by Italeri or Esci, CH-46's etc...
  9. F-86F, Sea King, MiG-21Bis, Bf 110 C/D, Phantom FG.1 are all Fujimi provenance.
  10. Thomas V.

    Tamiya Spitfire V- new 1:48

    Undoubtedly Tamiya will release Mk.Vb/Vb Trop, but when remains truly a lottery, Tamiya has probably the most dubious release policy of all major manufacturers. We are waiting for more than a decade for F-16D/F-16I, Il-2M, Fi-156C-1 etc..etc..maybe a year, maybe a decade.
  11. Of course Eduard will be superior to Airfix, and weekend edition will be similary priced, none the less already bought Airfix and will buy new boxings, Using Hurricane-Sea Hurricane analogy, had Airfix used better injection technology and material in Mustang( UK or EU injection company instead of Indian), would have looked far better.
  12. No you are not, in fact in my view aside from Hellcat and Bucc its the most interesting release in 2019 lineup, its hasn't been tooled by anyone before.
  13. More toolings transfered from India to UK, thus better injection quality process and end product.
  14. Best thing about it is their release in original non limited boxings, that will make them at least 30-40% cheaper not to mention availability for at least 3-4 years.
  15. Thomas V.

    Revell Phantom FGR2 1/48

    Revell has lost the plot, prices went 30% up almost four years ago, that was Hobbico's decision, I do not know where the info regarding FGR.2 stems from but it would be first Hasegawa rebox in 12 years, I would wholeheartedly support cooperation with Hasegawa but have serious doubt about possible pricing. Recent Academy and Zvezda reboxes are beyond expensive given original brand pricing...