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  1. The only problem with a 1/72 scale C17 is that I’ll have to build a 1/72 Brisbane CBD to make the perfect diorama C-17 Riverfire
  2. I was pleasantly surprised by the CAD images, being full detail put it on my “must buy” list. I’d love to see it come as a “3 in 1” kit (Z, ZG and the Safari), but if they release them one at a time over the next few years, I’d be very happy with that too.
  3. Well, I was underwhelmed by most of Tamiyas new releases, but the 240z has got me a little bit excited. I can’t wait for them to release some more details, in the meantime I’ll have to start digging up some reference material.
  4. I’m looking forward to some more details on the 240Z, it looks like it’s going to be a full kit rather than kerbside, if so I can see at least a couple of them in my future
  5. I have a question... does anyone know of any 1/48th scale 1980’s SAS figures that could be used to create a Pebble Island raid diorama?
  6. Now that the KLR 650 is being discontinued, a 1/6th scale version to honour its years of exemplary service would be nice, but I won’t be holding my breath
  7. At a rough 19 inch wingspan a 1/24 Vampire would be a nice goldilocks size, and with a few extra bits and bobs it could cover a large number of export aircraft..
  8. It looks great, now I just have to work out how to turn it into a RAAF F 30 I’d love to see it grow a little, maybe to 1/24 scale please Mr Airfix?
  9. A nice 1/6th scale bike would suit me, maybe the new Suzuki 1050 V Strom, aKTM Adventure bike (1290 would be nice) or Ténéré 700, just something to bookend the Africa Twin
  10. I’m going to have to get at least 2 of these, but what I’m really waiting for is the 1/72 Wedgie, and the 1/18th scale Tweet and Skyhawk.
  11. Sorry guys, my post proves that you should never post while sorting out your gear for a fishing trip, and while partaking in a few fermented potato based beverages. In my mind it made perfect sense, but reading back on it, not so much. What I was trying to point out is that the big T commissions a lot of research and drawings that may or may not make it into production. They may have CAD drawings for a 1/32 109, but that doesn’t mean they’ll kit it now or in the future. The guy I was talking to was saying that he was contracted to CAD model airframes, not moulds or anything of the like. He arrived, was given the data that had been researched and the converted that into bits and bytes. What’s going to happen after that isn’t information given to a lowly contractor. Again, apologies for not being clearer.
  12. Seeing as this is the rumours thread, and it’s Tamiya related, I was talking to a friends brother over a few beers recently, he’s an engineer who was working in Japan up until CV19 raised its ugly head, and he mentioned that he worked for a well known model company (starting with T and ending with amiya) and had been drawing up the CAD images for a WW2 twin engined aircraft used in the Pacific theatre. I couldn’t get him drunk enough to tell me anymore (other than that there’s a lot of CAD models that never see the light of day), but I may get the opportunity to try and wheedle some more information out of him soon, we’re going to the same small Melbourne Cup party. For the record he did say that a lot of aircraft are CAD modelled for the company, and never see the light of day. Also, if he had any influence I’d try and blackmail him into getting the big T to produce a nice civil aircraft, say, a Waco YMF 5, but alas, that’s not the case
  13. Damn, I saw the title and got all excited, only to have my hopes dashed by the cruel reality that it wasn’t an announcement or even a rumour, just a forlorn wish cast to the wind If anyone decides to build a 1/48 (or even better a 1/32) scale PC-21, put me down for 3, and that’s just for RAAF examples.
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