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    305 swag reacted to otis252 in Any Tamiya 1/32 rumours?   
    It's really baffling to me that Tamyia hasn't just added 6-8 parts to the F-16 kit and released the F-16D. It's like a license to print money.
    Chuck
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    305 swag got a reaction from Uncarina in Wichita 06: VF-1 Wolfpack F-14A Tomcat   
    Awesome, I love those hi vis markings!
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    305 swag got a reaction from SapperSix in 1/32 Revell RF-4C 14th TRS   
    Good looking project! Best of luck!
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    305 swag reacted to otis252 in A new 1/32 Tamiya F-14A/B/D Tomcat to end all debate and frustrations   
    Hate to say it, but it'll never happen.
    Chuck
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    305 swag reacted to timvkampen in A new 1/32 Tamiya F-14A/B/D Tomcat to end all debate and frustrations   
    All,
     
    Having researched and read the various threads of different forums and having seen the sheer beauty of the new Tamiya F-14A and D Tomcat in 1/48 scale (http://www.hyperscale.com/2017/features/f14atamiya48dwa_1.htm ; http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?/topic/303452-148-tamiya-f-14d/&page=10 )
    it is time to ask / petition Tamiya for a new 1/32 scale Tomcat. It would be a perfect occasion when Top Gun 2 comes out next year (July 2019) for Tamiya to present an upscaled version of the 1/48 Tomcat in 1/32 scale.
     
    It is rather incredible we still have to battle (serious battle) intakes, scribing, adding a cockpit, change the landing gear, wheels etc…We should stop buying the old molds (that are moldy J) and ask Tamiya to fill the gap.
    Just to cite a remark that underlines the problems with other kits such as the Trumpeter one (and I add some links to discussions as well) from our master (if I may say so) modeller, Mark:
     
    “The intakes aren't the problem Jim although sanding them left my workroom cloudy like a Chinese opium den.  I don't have any trust in the kit parts and trying to mark out and scribe on to the engine shrouds which are not only round but taper from front to back was the last straw.â€
    https://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=68014&page=3
    I had to roll over the floor reading about the Chinese opium den, but it is true. You sand your behind off to try to get to an acceptable result and then still it feels wrong…(yes I have the kit too!).
     
    Another thread: Tamiya vs. Revell vs. Trumpeter…
    https://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=68783&page=1
    Tamiya has the best shape, but it is not up to the 1/48 standard (or more correct: the Tamiya standard of today).
     
    That you can kick the old Tamiya into shape has been shown by a few of us. An example of blood, sweat and tears to get it right…and not everyone has this skill level or patience for that matter (chapeau Kai Wolters!!):
    http://www.combatedgeproductions.com/scalemodeling/f-14/inprogress/f-14_inprogress.htm
    http://www.zone-five.net/showthread.php?t=6194
     
    So, I already send a message to TAMIYA USA and made the suggestion. It may help even more if we all drop them a line and ask for an upscaled 48 Tomcat in 32. It was one of their first big planes in plastic and 2019 could be a good occasion (2020 also by the way J as I believe it hit the market in 1980?, so 40 years ago). It would bring a lot of modellers hours of construction pleasure and save a lot of money on all the aftermarket sets (some will still be helpful! J). So let,s start a campaign
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    305 swag reacted to vvwse4 in Starfighter   
    After finishing the Dauntless this will be something out of my comfort zone. Usually I build WW2 but after Italeri had the 1/32 Starfighter out there was no way of not getting it. 
     
    I was based at Volkel Airbase back in 1982 and the plane I am building, D8063, was there also. I have no memory of seeing it but I must have.
     

     

     
    I am planning on a out of box build, the only thing I add are decals from Dutch Decal. Jack pointed me on a mistake I made,  D8063 is not a 306Sqdn plane. According to the decals it is a 311Sqdn plane but the pictures above say it is a 312Sqdn plane so that is what it wil be. 
     



     
     
     
     
    I made a small start with the cockpit and offcourse the progress will be slow. 
     

     

     

     
    Rick.
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    305 swag reacted to The Madhatter in 1:35 WHIF M983 + M901 Launch Station   
    That's enough pictures I think but thanks for looking in
    Si
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    305 swag got a reaction from MARU5137 in Iraq Abrams   
    Very nice model ! Being a ex 45E in the US Army, I have a soft spot for the Abrams. Did the tow bar come with the kit?
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    305 swag reacted to LSP_Ron in Two Tigers   
    Believe it or not, I am actually active in the hobby room but not on LSP's as of late.  I'm fairly new to this stuff having not built hardly any targets since I was a kid really.
     
    I am doing both at the same time due to the same colors used.  Just finished the rust, now I have to start the dust/wash stuff. The zimmermit is Tamiya putty and took hours!
     

     

     

     

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    305 swag reacted to dodgem37 in Merkava Mk.4m w/Trophy - 1:35 of Meng Models   
    Nice.
     

    What is this?  I've never seen it.
     

    SOL Models.  1/16 Merkava III.
    http://mmzone.co.kr/mms_tool/mt_view.php?mms_db_name=mmz_media&mms_cat=%5B%EB%A6%AC%EB%B7%B0%5D&no=1390
     
    Sincerely,
    Mark
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    305 swag reacted to DeanKB in Wow HPH 1/48 B-36, Spruebrothers,   
    Ridiculous.
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    305 swag reacted to dmthamade in F-15DJ 1/32   
    They started with the Tamiya F-15C or F-15CJ then bought the sprues for the forward fusealge and canopy of the F-15E Strike eagle kit. Can be bought from Tamiya, and IIRC someone was selling the sprues on EBay. I've done a CJ Aggressor from the Tamiya kit and a DJ Aggressor from the Revell Strike Eagle kit. I have to say, the Revell kit fit much better than the Tamiya kit but is far less detailed.
     
    Don
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    305 swag got a reaction from TimHepplestone in 1/32 F-4 Phans put your hands together and yell , "rock the house&   
    Just got 2 copies of Werner Wings 32-01 Vietnam ace Capt. Steve Ritchie and Friends! Very nice decals indeed! Only 200 are being printed so get them quick. Thank you Floyd! I've been waiting a long time to build Ritchie's double Mig killer E modelðŸ‘ðŸ».
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    305 swag got a reaction from Luca in 1/32 F-4 Phans put your hands together and yell , "rock the house&   
    Just got 2 copies of Werner Wings 32-01 Vietnam ace Capt. Steve Ritchie and Friends! Very nice decals indeed! Only 200 are being printed so get them quick. Thank you Floyd! I've been waiting a long time to build Ritchie's double Mig killer E modelðŸ‘ðŸ».
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    305 swag got a reaction from Menelaos in 1/32 F-4 Phans put your hands together and yell , "rock the house&   
    Just got 2 copies of Werner Wings 32-01 Vietnam ace Capt. Steve Ritchie and Friends! Very nice decals indeed! Only 200 are being printed so get them quick. Thank you Floyd! I've been waiting a long time to build Ritchie's double Mig killer E modelðŸ‘ðŸ».
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    305 swag got a reaction from phasephantomphixer in 1/32 F-4 Phans put your hands together and yell , "rock the house&   
    Just got 2 copies of Werner Wings 32-01 Vietnam ace Capt. Steve Ritchie and Friends! Very nice decals indeed! Only 200 are being printed so get them quick. Thank you Floyd! I've been waiting a long time to build Ritchie's double Mig killer E modelðŸ‘ðŸ».
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    305 swag got a reaction from MusAlp in Trumpeter 1/32 A-6A Intruder   
    OH shiznit! Very nice indeed!
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    305 swag reacted to RNoAF in Zoukei Mura in 2018 - Ki-45 / Hs -129 NEWS   
    Will we see 1/32 F-4 Phantoms from ZM anytime soon?
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    305 swag reacted to iaf-man in F-16A IAF,very nice build(not mine)   
    Hope it can be seen by everybody
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.10154903530801990&type=3
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    305 swag reacted to Jennings Heilig in Italeri F-104 in 32nd scale.   
    The scale has zero to do with how accurate the shapes are. Shape accuracy has everything to do with how the kit is designed.
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    305 swag reacted to campingbaer66 in Eduard Bf-109 E-4 - Major Helmut Wick - 1940   
    Hello ,
     
    after 1,5 month of fun with this kit I would like to show my finished Bf-109 E-4 flown by German ace Major Helmut Wick in 1940.
     
    The kit is not perfekt and some small fit problems had to be solved , for example the oil cooler and the fit of the engine cowling.
    But nothing too serious and in my opinion still the best kit to build an acurate Emil.
     
    Hope you like it.
     
                        Peter
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    305 swag reacted to Finn in F-4E Phantom II in Hill Grey   
    You can add a couple of more gun pods as this one went up with 5:
     
    http://366th-tfw.net/index73-images/P3344859a.jpg
     
    just a one time mission for Wing Commander of the squadron in Vietnam.
     
    Jari
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    305 swag reacted to Finn in Israeli F-4E during YKW   
    Here is a bottom view of a Israeli F-4E showing some of the extra plating:
     

     
    also note the ECM pod and the weapon load, only 1 AIM-9 on the inboard pylon with no bomb underneath due to clearance issues.
     
    Jari
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    305 swag reacted to LSP_Ron in Tamiya's next 1:32 release will be....(your bet goes here)   
    I have strong evidence that it is this
     

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    305 swag reacted to RNoAF in Tamiya's next 1:32 release will be....(your bet goes here)   
    I would love a B-2 in 1/32!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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