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#31 Kagemusha

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 01:40 AM

ZM are doing the Fw 190 series, be nice if Tamiya didn't replicate them as with the Mustang.

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 06:29 AM

You bring up a good point with the landing gear, it really is a problem on the Revell kit.  I've done three Revell 109s and the one I did with the kit landing broke and collapsed while sitting on the shelf.  The Brassin landing are nice but they cost almost as much as the kit itself.  I'm going to look into some way of possibly reinforcing the kit landing gear with some metal rod.  Almost $20 a pop for the Eduard gear every build is just unsat.

 

 Yeah, the price was a factor in me getting them but reading how spindly the kit gear was got me decided to get some and I just bided my time and got some on sale for just a little over half price. Full retail I'd have thought harder about it. The fact I was in no hurry and was slowly building the stuff up for this project was a help too, infact the gear legs came before I got the kit. I'm pretty much there now, just need to find appropriate Luftwaffe style kill markings for the rudder of the scheme I want to do and some 'Udet' geschwader markings for the nose.


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Posted 16 November 2017 - 01:30 PM

ZM are doing the Fw 190 series, be nice if Tamiya didn't replicate them as with the Mustang.

 

 

Amen to that!! ... With Revell, Hasegawa ... and PCM kits still available around the place, one marque's super detailed kit will be suffice I think!

 

We have a reasonably accurate E ... Eduard (E1) ... plus Cyber Hobby's (E3 & 4)

Hasegawa's most recent iteration of the F2 & 4 are fairly good ... if not super detailed.

 

It's the G/K that no-one seems to be able to get right ... If Tamiya do a series of 109's in '32 - they might as well print their own currency.

 

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 12:19 AM

For the sake of your sanity, a Hase kit is the easy choice for the reasons others have given. Hasegawa’s '109s are my choice because they are pure pleasure to build.

The flaws are minor, mostly. The dihedral is major but hardly noticeable. It would be nice if they included an engine, but if you like to build buttoned-up anyway, you’d just be paying extra for nothing.

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 02:35 AM

If Tamiya do a 109 it will be a G-6

 

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 03:50 PM

Really have no use for a Tamiya G-6.  No interest / need for a superdetailed engine, cute little magnetic cowling fasteners, etc.   All of that will put the price well north of $100 US.   I liked Revell's approach in offering just a stripped down, no frills model for a quarter of the cost of a Tamiya kit.   They just sucked on the execution, which is still mind-blowing, given the plethora of resources out there to work with.  Can't fully slag Revell for crappy execution, Eduard wins the lifetime achievement award for botched G-6's.  

 

Still wish T would re-issue some of their 32nd kits, minus the engines, etc in order to get the price a bit more reasonable. 



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Posted 19 November 2017 - 05:39 PM


I like the Revell 109s I've seen with the Barracuda bulges and Henri Daene prop. I might get Brassin legs for my stash but four sets - aargh!
Metal rod seems a more cost-effective solution.

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 11:35 PM

By the time you add all the extra stuff you’re at the cost of a Tamiya kit

I for one will take *any* 109 they choose to make


 


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Posted 23 November 2017 - 09:57 AM

By the time you add all the extra stuff you’re at the cost of a Tamiya kit

I for one will take *any* 109 they choose to make

 

 

I'm in also! ... At least I'm 99.9% sure they'll be as close to error free as you're likely to get.

 

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 03:07 PM

Amen brother. Now they must just do a FW 190 A8 as well






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