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Any Tamiya 1/32 rumours?

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5 hours ago, cbk57 said:

There may be a 1/24 new Toyota Supra at the show which is not on the list.  They are doing something with the new Supra but it is not clear what.

That's very interesting news for me, as I have one of the new Supra's on order - so maybe I'll get a 1:24 to go with the 1:1!

 

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If there *is* a new 1/32 aircraft project, it's not going to be shown in the pre-show stuff.  It's going to be a surprise.

 

And there either IS or there IS NOT going to be a 1/32 project announced.  Anything else at this point, until the show opens and the first person goes to the Tamiya stand and sees with his or her own eyes, is just hot air.  If you don't work inside Tamiya in Shizuoka at the headquarters, you simply DO. NOT. KNOW.  And if you do work inside Tamiya headquarters, you're not posting on LSP.

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My spidy senses tell me there is not.  The vibe isn't there like it was with the Spit, the Corsair then Mossie. There was a lot of buzz before each of these materialized. This year I don't fell the buzz.

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One of my friends said he found news on new aftermarket parts for a yet to be announced Ki 61 by Tamiya. Not having seen the source he was referring to I can't vouch for how accurate that is but I would love a Tamiya Ki 61 if the rumor is true. 

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2 minutes ago, do335b6 said:

One of my friends said he found news on new aftermarket parts for a yet to be announced Ki 61 by Tamiya. Not having seen the source he was referring to I can't vouch for how accurate that is but I would love a Tamiya Ki 61 if the rumor is true. 

I don’t think Tamiya is releasing a new 1/32 LSP right now but I think a Ki 61 would makes sense if they are as they are obviously interested in the subject having done a 1/48 and 1/72 versions recently.  Also they have only done Zero variants in 1/32 so another Japanese 1/32 for them would make a lot of sense.  I know hasegawa did one but a Tamiya one would offer more.  I don’t think it would be as big of a hit as a 109G-6 or an early Spitfire as these would in my opinion be guaranteed hits.  

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Hasegawa has a few late model type 52 Zero kits Tamiya has their first on and the type 21, would love to see a type 22 and type 32 in 1/32 Would also love a Ki 60 to compliment Hasegawa's Ki 61

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On 5/1/2019 at 3:18 PM, do335b6 said:

One of my friends said he found news on new aftermarket parts for a yet to be announced Ki 61 by Tamiya. Not having seen the source he was referring to I can't vouch for how accurate that is but I would love a Tamiya Ki 61 if the rumor is true. 

It would sell, oh, dozens and dozens.

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34 minutes ago, DeanKB said:

It would sell, oh, dozens and dozens.

 

I'd grab one in a minute. After the fiasco with my Hasegawa kit (no fault with the kit, bur rather "builder malfunction", a Tamiya kit might just be pure joy to tackle).

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21 minutes ago, LSP_K2 said:

 

I'd grab one in a minute. After the fiasco with my Hasegawa kit (no fault with the kit, bur rather "builder malfunction", a Tamiya kit might just be pure joy to tackle).

Me too - at least one.

 

But I'm not sure there is a wider market for it, at least not the same as the one for Spitfire's, Mustang's, Corsair's, Mossie's & Zero's.

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2 hours ago, DeanKB said:

Me too - at least one.

 

But I'm not sure there is a wider market for it, at least not the same as the one for Spitfire's, Mustang's, Corsair's, Mossie's & Zero's.

Tamiya's primary market is Japan, though, and a Ki-61 would sell like hot cakes there.

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On 4/30/2019 at 5:07 PM, Jennings Heilig said:

If there *is* a new 1/32 aircraft project, it's not going to be shown in the pre-show stuff.  It's going to be a surprise.

 

And there either IS or there IS NOT going to be a 1/32 project announced.  Anything else at this point, until the show opens and the first person goes to the Tamiya stand and sees with his or her own eyes, is just hot air.  If you don't work inside Tamiya in Shizuoka at the headquarters, you simply DO. NOT. KNOW.  And if you do work inside Tamiya headquarters, you're not posting on LSP.

 

Not true, When Tamiya was measuring the aircraft at Vintage Wings I knew well in advance of the releases in 1/32. It was kept quiet until the official announcement.

 

The only leak was on the Mossie by Avspecs. Even though owned by Avspecs, it was first researched when it was stored at Vintage Wings.

 

All is quiet now though. The only thing I spilled the beans on is the FAA Corsair boxing, which hasn’t come to fruition yet. Although the Sutton harness is on the fret.

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On 5/1/2019 at 8:18 AM, do335b6 said:

One of my friends said he found news on new aftermarket parts for a yet to be announced Ki 61 by Tamiya. Not having seen the source he was referring to I can't vouch for how accurate that is but I would love a Tamiya Ki 61 if the rumor is true. 

 

I read the same over at Britmodeler.

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1/32 Tam:

1st rumour: bf109 G-6

2nd rumour Ki61

3rd ?

i think we can do better and get x3...

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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