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  1. The pictures on the e-bay auction show it compared to the kit engine and it looks about the same size, so it appears to be scaled correctly. The 1/28th scaled engine wouldn't be close.
  2. I keep hearing (as always) "if and when Tamiya" whenever it comes to any kit wish list. Has no one read some of the blogs from Tamiya and his/their view of the plastic model market in general? Basically he stated that they realize that most modelers are 50 years old or older, the market in most of the world for plastic models (that aren't RC 4 wheel cars, etc) is shrinking and in many cases, its not cost effective and they are no able to recoup investment. A link: https://tamiyablog.com/2018/06/the-crisis-of-plastic-model-industry/
  3. https://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=8274.0 I think its a good start if you want to go to town. I know the Revell 1/28th kit is very basic,even for a WWI aircraft. I'm thinking of getting one myself. But if you are looking for a bigger WnW kits, its not that.
  4. Hmm, for all the hubbub, I'm wondering if (when its available) you put one of these down next to a well built Encore Dr.I, if anyone would be able to tell one from the other. It should be...interesting!
  5. You park in the wrong part of town, and anything can happen. They are lucky to still have the wheels and tires...
  6. This might help as well, from the same site http://tiger1.info/EN/Dragon-hull-periscopes.html Loaders roof periscope http://tiger1.info/EN/Loaders-periscope.html Reviews and details of some of the Tiger kits http://tiger1.info/kits.html
  7. Yeah, and its not like he could 3-d scan it, either...
  8. If anyone is interested, there are 1/32 scale Bofors, singles, twin and quads, on Shapeways. Oerlikons also. They aren't cheap, especially if you choose fine detail plastic... https://www.shapeways.com/product/W3H9SD5B2/1-32-40mm-bofors-quad-mount?optionId=61405147&li=marketplace
  9. Doubtful. The word has always been that Tamiya's biggest customer base is Japan, for models and RC. Manufacturing in the US would be silly if that is the case...
  10. Damn. I think I would have just slapped on some decals for an active duty plane and called it good.
  11. Easy way to do Zimmerit for anyone hesitant to try it. Go to your local hardware store and get(or order online) PC-7 Epoxy paste. Its the consistency of cake icing. Its 2 parts you mix together equally. Use a toothed piece of metal like you find on the edge of plastic wrap or aluminum foil. There are different tooth sizes so look around a little. You can also use a piece of razor saw blade. I attach the "blade" to my Xacto knife handle or hold it in locking hemostats. Spread the stuff on and texture, just like using a toothed trowel. It has between 30 minutes and an hour of working time, so you can go over it again and again until you get it exactly how you want it. Drys slightly flexible and can be flaked off if you want to show battle damage. Paint seems to stick to it just fine. I actually enjoy doing Zimm with this method, and I have used it to do Zimm on several 1/16 Tigers. Very quick and easy.
  12. I stand to be corrected, but I believe in that pic, the Trump elevators are deflected downwards whereas the Monogram elevators are horizontal. That would make the Trumpy elevators look slightly smaller.
  13. Yeah, thats what they were saying...10(?)years ago when Tamiya released the 1/32 F-16 kit and people asked about a 2 seater. "Wait for the Tamiya kit" they said,"its obvious they will release one soon, look at the parts breakdown" they said. "They" were wrong...
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