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Working title which is far too clunky  !

 

As the Heller Classic GB has been such an amazing success and has seen a record number of non-aircraft builds completed it occurred to me that there are many different classic kits made by Japanese manufacturers that if grouped together would make an excellent basis for a Classic GB.

 

I can remember spending hours looking at the tamiya catalogue as a nipper admiring all those 1/35 military pictures.

 

So first of all a list of things needed,

1. A cut off year to define classic ( first release date so reboxes / reissues are fine) 1990 ?

 

2. List of manufacturers 

Tamiya, Hasegawa, LS, Arii, Otaki, Bandai, Fujimi and Aoshima ..... ?

 

3. List of participants 

 

1. @JOCKNEY

2. @Corsairfoxfouruncle

3. @vppelt68

4. @CliffB

5. @Wez

6. @TEMPESTMK5

7. @Mjwomack

8. @Toryu

9. @theplasticsurgeon

10. @zebra

11. @klr

12. @JeroenS

13. @Angus Tura

14. @Evil_Toast_RSA

15. @Andwil

16. @Marklo

17. @zegeye

18. @Jb65rams

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Let me know what you think.

 

Cheers Pat 

 

Edit adding makers names and year up for discussion 

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Asian classic kits, 1990, & Tamiya, Hasegawa, Arii/Otaki, Bandai, and Aoshima come to mind ? Not sure if Platz, Finemolds, or some of the newer names Ive heard were around. Oh and BTW add me to the list. 

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Yes, please. My Hasegawa B-17G must be old enough for this. V-P

Edit 1: @JOCKNEY those Tamiya catalogues indeed... the armour diorama centerfolds and better yet, the unbuilt but painted Formula 1 kits in the first pages :inlove:

Edit 2: Isn't Fujimi Japanese too?

 

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4 hours ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Asian classic kits, 1990, & Tamiya, Hasegawa, Arii/Otaki, Bandai, and Aoshima come to mind ? Not sure if Platz, Finemolds, or some of the newer names Ive heard were around. Oh and BTW add me to the list. 

Thanks Dennis, duly noted.

 

Cheers Pat 

3 hours ago, vppelt68 said:

Yes, please. My Hasegawa B-17G must be old enough for this. V-P

Edit 1: @JOCKNEY those Tamiya catalogues indeed... the armour diorama centerfolds and better yet, the unbuilt but painted Formula 1 kits in the first pages :inlove:

Edit 2: Isn't Fujimi Japanese too?

 

Thanks very much V-P

Cheers Pat 

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Me too please Pat.  I think all of my unbuilt 1/100 scale Tamiya kits date from the '60s.

 

Cheers

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12 hours ago, CliffB said:

Me too please Pat.  I think all of my unbuilt 1/100 scale Tamiya kits date from the '60s.

 

Cheers

Welcome along Cliff, 

The place wouldn't have been the same without you  !

Cheers Pat 

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Yes please, count me in, I've got plenty in the stash that would fill the bill!

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Good morning Pat

Please add my name to the list I have plenty of Hasegawa and Tamiya kits in my stash ...

Cheers

Patrice

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The Frog GB was were of my rare completed GB entries, so put me down for something. Probably a light aircraft, maybe Arii or somewhere a Cessna 172 in 1:35 of ancient origin

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Hi Pat - A have a few of those kits. Please put me on the list. Michael

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On 2/8/2021 at 7:53 PM, vppelt68 said:

Yes, please. My Hasegawa B-17G must be old enough for this. V-P

Edit 1: @JOCKNEY those Tamiya catalogues indeed... the armour diorama centerfolds and better yet, the unbuilt but painted Formula 1 kits in the first pages :inlove:

Edit 2: Isn't Fujimi Japanese too?

 

Mine is dated 1989 - so good.  A B-17F dated 1987 also in my stash - I'm in.

Also a Hasegawa A-7A  Corsair, and Fujimi Cutlass to consider.

 

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Count me in. Maybe the Neptune that’s been not quite close enough to the top of the to do list for too long now will get built. And if 1990 is the cutoff there are a few others in the stash that would count too - Fujifilm CH-46, Hasegawa 1/48 Phantom and F-16, and the Orion.

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Put me down for this please, Pat.

 

Would you now delete me from the Luft.'46 thing, for crying out loud?

 

Alan

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I have a number of old Hasegawa kits in the stash, what better excuse to dust some off and build them!

 

AW

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