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If you note in the Eagle Editions sub forum below, they have two sheets coming out for the FB MK VI. Eight schemes in all. Three profiles showcased on the EE site at this time, though all are completed. Currently, three scales planned but a 1/24th scale sheet is very likely. Choices for the large Airfix kit still to be determined.

 

Mark Proulx

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Just thought I should add a couple more pics of the PE sheets and the decals.

 

The decal sheet includes a map and rank insignia for the crew. Haven't seen that before.

 

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Here are the two PE sheets.

 

Sheet A

 

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Sheet B

 

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Take care in removing them from the box as the bag they're in is glued into the box.

 

Carl

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I suspect mine is in a Chinese warehouse.

 

In a weeks time, it will probably be bobbing along the South China Sea, heading to Wales at around 15 knots, as befits a $2 shipping charge.

 

At 12,000 miles, a non-stop 31 day transit would be required. Assuming it stops a few times, 2-3 months maybe?

 

Gives me time to look at a few builds on here & for some AM to be developed.

 

I have a space in the stash reserved for it.

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Thanks for the additional images Carl.

Don't know if you have seen this?
 

 

This review has me salivating. The parts look so good. I sincerely hope that Tamiya sell many of these (though not so many that release of a glass nosed variant is delayed :whistle: ) and we see loads of builds on the various forums.

 

I also liked that the reviewer included his trained aphid, "Alfie", to make an appearance at 14:53. It almost stole the show. ^_^

 

I find myself wondering just how long it will take Tamiya to bring us other variants. Can anyone remember how long it took Tamiya to release the MkXVI Spitfire after the original Mk IX?

Also, I suspect we may have to pay a little more for the glass nosed version. Will there be more parts required for the interior of the glass nosed bomb aimer position or do folk think that this will be offset by the lack of machine gun/cannon parts? Curious minds want to know..... :hmmm:

 

Cheers.

Edited by geedubelyer

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I find myself wondering just how long it will take Tamiya to bring us other variants. Can anyone remember how long it took Tamiya to release the MkXVI Spitfire after the original Mk IX?

 

 

I dont remember exacting dates, but I seem to recall Tam releasing new variants within a year, and new kits every other year?      Could  be wrong

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According to HLJ, the Mark IX came out in November 2009, was followed by the VIII in July 2010 and the XVI in February 2011.

 

I think the Mustang and Corsair were similar in their timing between variants so figure maybe late winter/spring next year?

 

Carl

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Thanks guys. It certainly did n't seem to be too long from what I remembered and you've confirmed my thoughts.

At the rate this year is flying by I'd better start putting some coins away in my piggy bank or I won't be able to afford one when the bomber variant is launched.

 

:)

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