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Seeking information on a rumor/or news posting if there is an upcoming release of a  F4U corsair coming out in the near future.   Does anyone know for sure?

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Although, I think the Hellcat needs a foe, maybe an A6M5 in 1/24. 

 

I am am going to guess that as successful as the Hellcat is, Airfix is already working on something in 1/24. Maybe they will drop some hints this winter?

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On 7/3/2019 at 10:29 AM, 1to1scale said:

Although, I think the Hellcat needs a foe, maybe an A6M5 in 1/24. 

 

I am am going to guess that as successful as the Hellcat is, Airfix is already working on something in 1/24. Maybe they will drop some hints this winter?

 

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/bandai-0034043-a6m5-zero-type-52-zeke--1198341

 

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/bandai-0034044-interceptor-shiden-21-n1k2-j--1198220

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1/24 is too large. We need a new Hellcat in 1/32, and later versions of Corsair types as well. 

Don’t get me wrong, the 1/24 Hellcat is impressive. Just too large for this builder. 

 

My my two cents for any developers out there listening. 

 

Cheers

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Agreed, as impressive as the new AF F6F is (and as rare as it is for me in 24th, I will be getting a copy) it is a LARGE model and takes up a lot of real estate, especially if one wanted to start making more models in that scale.

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On 7/6/2019 at 4:24 PM, 1to1scale said:

I was hoping for something more modern, maybe Hellcat style, super detailed.

 

Yes,  please. B)

 

Until that day comes the old Bandai kits are the only game in town. Good news: both kits are generally accurate in outline and feature nicely done surface detail. Bad news: like most large kits of similar vintage, both are lacking in interior detail (the Shiden-kai is the better kit in that regard). 

 

Zero: https://www.largescaleplanes.com/kitdb/details.php?kit=1080

Shiden-kai: https://www.largescaleplanes.com/kitdb/details.php?kit=741

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1 hour ago, trooper said:

A good thing about larger scale, little parts are bigger little parts.  Especially with 67 year old eyes.

Here...Here. OH crap my tri-focals are fogging up :yahoo::bow::clap2:

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On 7/3/2019 at 8:01 AM, trooper said:

Seeking information on a rumor/or news posting if there is an upcoming release of a  F4U corsair coming out in the near future.   Does anyone know for sure?

 

Are you seeking information or rumor?  There is zero information.  There are always rumors.  Like the Tamiya 1/48 B-17G that’s been due imminently since around 1994.

 

Let’s just say I wouldn’t be putting much money into betting on a 1/24 F4U kit anytime soon.

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On 7/3/2019 at 11:29 AM, 1to1scale said:

 

I am am going to guess that as successful as the Hellcat is, Airfix is already working on something in 1/24   

And you know that the Airfix kit is “successful”  based on what verified information?  

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1/24rth too large?

 

That is why Airfix provided the option to fold the Hellcat wings, just like on the carriers.

 

Now there is the justification to yourself to buy and build it.

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12 hours ago, John1 said:

And you know that the Airfix kit is “successful”  based on what verified information?  

By the amount that are selling based on what is being shown on YouTube and the internet and forums.

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