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  1. New tools from them are just as rare as from Tamiya if not more so. But Tamiya is a cut above and so gets all the pining after.
  2. Well yes and no. ZM is clearly the ultimate extreme of the hatches-open, Swiss-army-knife philosophy of modeling, where it looks like the kit, however masterfully detailed, still needs final assembly. But average Joe modelers have not been clamoring for it; the semi-exploded look arose from competition modeling, to impress judges with super detailing. Tamiya first picked up on it, and now ZM, who cultivates a certain personal eccentricity for marketing, uses this to set his co. apart from the pack and he's gone down this route rather fanatically. Personally I'm not a
  3. My grandfather came to the US from Poland as a small child with my maternal great grandparents at the turn of the twentieth century. He enlisted in the Polish cavalry in the Great War and won the equivalent of the CMoH for outstanding valor. He survived the war and returned and married and had a family and was a professional violinist. He never spoke of the war to them other than to say that he had served. When he died, my grandmother discovered his medals and the citation in his papers; needless to say they were all rather stunned by the revelation.
  4. Thanks but of course I knew that. I was just pointing out in a not-so-subtle way that this is in no way a "poll" but just another wish-list thread, and a misleadingly titled one at that.
  5. Simple question; is anyone actually tallying the replies to this "poll"?
  6. UPS in Europe is awful and unreliable and should be avoided at all costs. Rates are high for all shipping I find, thanks to a number of countries having privatized their postal systems under cover of the EU and then they are free to ratchet up their rates viciously.
  7. Su27, Su27 and Su27... and then the Chaika and the Su33. Did I mention the Su27?
  8. Thanks for the link, the model is very good but the tarmac is just fantastic.
  9. Thierry, I'm talking about the Gigant. I personally think that the Whirlwind would be leagues in front of the Gigant as a viable kit. As I said earlier, it makes no sense to me to do a Gigant.
  10. Well we all know that diversity is a virtue, and I agree with you on that sentiment. But seriously, aren't there any number of more worthy subjects available? How many will you be buying for your stash?
  11. Makes me start to question just what Tamiya is smoking. This plane is totally unnecessary and all the effort could be much better spent nearly anywhere else.
  12. This is such a head scratcher. What on earth ever possessed them to think, "Yeah, let's do a ridiculously huge, ungainly and obscure WW2 transport plane in 1/32, it's just what modelers have been waiting for." I honestly haven't a clue why they are doing this whale with wings.
  13. I'm so relieved! By the title I thought this was going to be yet another Tamiya wish-list thread.
  14. Hope springs eternal... but it will be RCs, cars and cycles. Sorry, but that's where the $ is.
  15. Basta


    Just one word: slats.
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