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I'm just building Tamiya's new 1:48 Spitfire Mk I (yes I know which forum this is, but please bear with me, it is relevant :)).  As well as plastic and decals, you get etch and masks (albeit Tamiya's cut-'em-out-yourself type), and the level of detail is absolutely amazing for a 1:48 scale kit.  The parts layout tells me there could be extra variants planned, perhaps Mk V-related.

 

But my point is that the level of detail is such as may be found in any respectable 1:32 scale kit, so notwithstanding any previous "What-do-we-want-from-Tamiya-next" threads, I now find myself hoping they'll see the light and extend their range of 1:32 scale Spitties with a Mk I.

 

Ah well, a chap can dream, can't he?   :piliot:

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I still believe the Tamiya Mk IX is the best engineered 1/32 kit ever.  A big part of my nomination is the engine assembly.  So yes I hope they do a 1/32 Mk I/II.  I also agree that Tamiya puts more into a 1/48 kit than many manufacturers put into a 1/32 kit.  I have not purchase their MK I yet but will in time.  

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3 hours ago, MikeC said:

 

 

Ah well, a chap can dream, can't he?   :piliot:

Why not? Good to hear it’s a great kit maybe they’ll also do a mk viii/ix in 48 (Eduard has already released nice kits though) Haven’t built their 32 kits but seems like the general consensus is they are brilliant.

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6 hours ago, MikeC said:

I'm just building Tamiya's new 1:48 Spitfire Mk I (yes I know which forum this is, but please bear with me, it is relevant :)).  As well as plastic and decals, you get etch and masks (albeit Tamiya's cut-'em-out-yourself type), and the level of detail is absolutely amazing for a 1:48 scale kit.  The parts layout tells me there could be extra variants planned, perhaps Mk V-related.

 

But my point is that the level of detail is such as may be found in any respectable 1:32 scale kit, so notwithstanding any previous "What-do-we-want-from-Tamiya-next" threads, I now find myself hoping they'll see the light and extend their range of 1:32 scale Spitties with a Mk I.

 

Ah well, a chap can dream, can't he?   :piliot:

The newest generation of Tamiya kits are fantastic.

 

Modelers who strictly adhere to a single scale do themselves a real disservice.

 

The new 1/48 F-14 kits are also incredible.

 

 

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Yep I just finished they're 1/48 F-14A not even a pin head size of filler was used and I have the 1/48 109G-6 waiting in the pile. 

 

Don

 

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4 hours ago, Jennings Heilig said:

As I said elsewhere, their 1/48 Il-2M3 is as close to a perfect model kit as I've ever yet seen.  The fit is so precise you often have to really look closely to see where parts join.

 

3 hours ago, Jolly Roger said:

I'm building the 1/48 Tamiya Bf-109G-6 right now, if it is a representative of tamiya's current molding and engineering skills I can't wait for my next tamiya build!

 

1 hour ago, DONG said:

Yep I just finished they're 1/48 F-14A not even a pin head size of filler was used and I have the 1/48 109G-6 waiting in the pile. 

 

Don

 

All good candidates for upscaling too - once they've done the Spitfires, of course. :)

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12 hours ago, MikeC said:

I'm just building Tamiya's new 1:48 Spitfire Mk I (yes I know which forum this is, but please bear with me, it is relevant :)).  As well as plastic and decals, you get etch and masks (albeit Tamiya's cut-'em-out-yourself type), and the level of detail is absolutely amazing for a 1:48 scale kit.  The parts layout tells me there could be extra variants planned, perhaps Mk V-related.

 

But my point is that the level of detail is such as may be found in any respectable 1:32 scale kit, so notwithstanding any previous "What-do-we-want-from-Tamiya-next" threads, I now find myself hoping they'll see the light and extend their range of 1:32 scale Spitties with a Mk I.

 

Ah well, a chap can dream, can't he?   :piliot:

,,,,,,

 

Wouldn't it be so much nicer if WNW did a Mk1 Spitfire, in early, mid and late boxings? It would be so much more accurate - imagine nicely done rib tape on the rudder and elevators etc, instead of Tamiya clumsy tape, imagine dome rivets behind the cockpit, overlapping panels and oil canning on a Spitfire. Now that would really be a WNW kit to look forward too - 

Edited by 19squadron

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12 hours ago, MikeC said:

I'm just building Tamiya's new 1:48 Spitfire Mk I (yes I know which forum this is, but please bear with me, it is relevant :)).  As well as plastic and decals, you get etch and masks (albeit Tamiya's cut-'em-out-yourself type), and the level of detail is absolutely amazing for a 1:48 scale kit.  The parts layout tells me there could be extra variants planned, perhaps Mk V-related.

 

But my point is that the level of detail is such as may be found in any respectable 1:32 scale kit, so notwithstanding any previous "What-do-we-want-from-Tamiya-next" threads, I now find myself hoping they'll see the light and extend their range of 1:32 scale Spitties with a Mk I.

 

Ah well, a chap can dream, can't he?   :piliot:

The new 1/48TH scale Tamiya Spitfire Mk 1, is not that great, it has;-

 

1/really clumsy rib tape as per usual Tamiya in any scale

2/ no riveting of any description on the wings or fuselage, - the Eduard Mk IXc VIII kits have it beat there

3/ a very sharp crease in the fuselage following the canopy rail aft of the cockpit that is not right and a wrong curve to the top of the fuselage behind the cockpit

4/ an unfortunate cockpit arrangement to show the canopy open that again even Eduard managed to avoid.

5Eduard are already talking about a 1/48th Spitfire Mk I with dome rivets overlapping panels etc - and the chances are that will shade the new Tamiya Mk 1.

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Just now, 19squadron said:

5Eduard are already talking about a 1/48th Spitfire Mk I with dome rivets overlapping panels etc - and the chances are that will shade the new Tamiya Mk 1.

 

Tamiya's has been out for several months.  Eduard's is vaporware.  They can say anything they want to say, but it doesn't exist except perhaps as a bunch of whirring electrons someplace.

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