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ZOUKEI MURA 2019-2020 - NEW P-51B/C, Bf-109G and Ar-234 ANNOUNCED!!!!!!

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If Tamiya never does another 1/32 kit of any kind, frankly I can live with that, I could build 1/32 Tamiya Mustangs the rest of my modeling life and not run out of interesting marking schemes.  I have three Tamiya Corsairs, one in progress, one Spitifire IX on the shelf and plenty of other stuff.  I know I am going to do the new Airfix Hellcat and will do a ZM Mustang B/C.  I might get their 109G will see on that regard, so many great models coming and not enough time.

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It's been a long wait for a decent 1/32 P-51B/C, and there's nothing indicating that Tamiya would do one, or wants to. With the promise of one from HK and ZM, I'll grab them when they are released. As I said before I'm not a fan of the ZM approach with all that detail, but I wont be able to resist. I like a detailed cockpit and wheel well, but beyond that I like them with the cowlings buttoned up. But that's just me, I know hundreds of others will be thrilled. I know the quality will be there, and hopefully the accuracy, whichever comes out first. Maybe ZM might consider RAF pilot and ground crew figures to go with them. Just dreaming here...

 

Bring them on...

 

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Oh yeah.....whatever your preference, (I'm a panels closed guy 100% as I generally feel open panels take away from the lines that made me like that plane) I think (FINALLY) having a choice of nice new tool  razor back P-51s from two quality manufacturers cant be anything but a good thing.

 

For me personally, bring on Miss Revenge (with some slight mods to an F6)!

 

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1 hour ago, Out2gtcha said:

Oh yeah.....whatever your preference, (I'm a panels closed guy 100% as I generally feel open panels take away from the lines that made me like that plane) I think (FINALLY) having a choice of nice new tool  razor back P-51s from two quality manufacturers cant be anything but a good thing.

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I agree 100%; more options are always better.

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I don’t care if you can display the plane in flight that much as normally I do the cockpit without a pilot anyway, what I would like to see though is the option to display the cowlings on or off as I choose.  I prefer it all buttoned up but like the idea of being able to take the cowling off and open it up to show.  I don’t like being committed to cowling uncovered only.  Given a choice one or the other normally I close it all up.  

 

I would like to see ZM do something like Tamiya did with their mustang and give you the option of open or close on the top and side cowlings.  I found with the TAmiya kit, I never removed the bottom cowling so I say don’t worry about that one.  

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6 hours ago, cbk57 said:

There is no indication in this version of reality that Tamiya is considering or planning a B/C Mustang.  I don’t think you can link at any unused parts in any of their Mustang kits to a possible P-51 B/C and they have given no indication which they don’t do any way. 

 

Where is the indication they won't ? 

There aren't many parts  common to both the Spitfire Mk8/9 and the 16e either.

You're just being pessimistic   <_<

 

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7 minutes ago, MikeMaben said:

 

Where is the indication they won't ? 

There aren't many parts  common to both the Spitfire Mk8/9 and the 16e either.

You're just being pessimistic   <_<

 

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I'd imagine that the only people in the world that are truly qualified to accurately predict what Tamiya will or will not do next, are select management personnel at Tamiya themselves. I know there have been a few web gurus that believed they'd figured out some "secret formula" for determining these things, but that is more frequently than not just more nonsensical guesswork, based on no reality at all.

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10 hours ago, MikeMaben said:

 

Where is the indication they won't ? 

There aren't many parts  common to both the Spitfire Mk8/9 and the 16e either.

You're just being pessimistic   <_<

 

;)

 

Actually, there is a heck of a lot more in common between the Spit IX and XVI than the P-51B/C and D! Pretty much the main diff between the two Spits is a Packard licensed version of the Rolls Royce in the XVI. 

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31 minutes ago, LSP_Ray said:

Actually, there is a heck of a lot more in common between the Spit IX and XVI than the P-51B/C and D! Pretty much the main diff between the two Spits is a Packard licensed version of the Rolls Royce in the XVI. 

Except here we are talking about a bubble top version of the Spitfire.

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13 hours ago, Out2gtcha said:

Oh yeah.....whatever your preference, (I'm a panels closed guy 100% as I generally feel open panels take away from the lines that made me like that plane) I think (FINALLY) having a choice of nice new tool  razor back P-51s from two quality manufacturers cant be anything but a good thing.

For me , bring on Miss Revenge (with some slight mods to an F6)!

 

Nice!

I'll see your "miss Revenge" and raise you "The Iowa Beaut" complete with Malcolm Hood!

Interesting aircraft.

This one was one of the aircraft flown by Flt Lt Warren Peglar of the RCAF whilst on a secondment in August 1944 with the 355th FG's 354 FS.

Three 109's and a 190 plus a JU 52 as it was landing. Made him an ace according to the 8th AF rules but not for the RAF as the JU52 had it's wheels on the ground so "only" a  "ground kill"

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4 hours ago, PhilB said:

Nice!

I'll see your "miss Revenge" and raise you "The Iowa Beaut" complete with Malcolm Hood!

Interesting aircraft.

This one was one of the aircraft flown by Flt Lt Warren Peglar of the RCAF whilst on a secondment in August 1944 with the 355th FG's 354 FS.

Three 109's and a 190 plus a JU 52 as it was landing. Made him an ace according to the 8th AF rules but not for the RAF as the JU52 had it's wheels on the ground so "only" a  "ground kill"

:D

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Love it! That is a super pretty scheme.....but just not sure I could put that 4 letter word on my model (Iowa) :lol:

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For me, the P-51B Mustang that really fired my imagination is "Sweet Clara II" 
Some of you may be looking at it and think: "Is that a Romanian pilot?" Yes it is! This aircraft has a very interesting story. Some of you may know that Bf 109 G-6 with large US flags on the sides. (That was included on my very first decal sheet ;-) ). That Bf 109 was flown on a diplomatic mission by Romania highest-scoring ace, Constantin Cantacuzino, after Romania switched sides and joined the Allies. He flew from Romania to Foggia in Italy. The radio of the Messerschmitt was removed and the highest-ranking US POW in Romania, Col. James A. Gunn III, was placed in that space. The two of them flew to Foggia where they made the arrangements to have all US POWs flown from Romania to Italy before the Russians reached them. After the US officer was delivered to Foggia, Cantacuzino made preparations to fly back in his Bf 109, but some over-enthusiastic US "jock" asked to be allowed to fly it. Even though Cantacuzino warned him that the 109 had a nasty take-off tail-swing, the US pilot still tried to fly it and then promptly totalled the 109 during take-off. Cantacuzino had no plane to fly back home, so the Americans, (red-faced, I presume) gave him this Mustang. Cantacuzino took off without any trouble and landed back in Romania safe and sound. This Mustang was flown back to Foggia by one of the freed POWs. 
I would like to build both the US-flag 109 and this P-51 side by side and tell this amazing story. ;-) 

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More here: http://www.worldwar2.ro/forum/index.php?showtopic=1687

 

 

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