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Tamiya p38 ... in 1;48

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...will not be in manscale, sadly. I'm still gonna buy it, though!

 

https://www.tamiya.com/english/info/aircraft_preview/index.htm

 

Who knows, maybe there's still hope for the ultimate P-47 in 1/32??

 

PS - not sure if this topic belongs in this forum, seeing as it's a 1/48 kit, mods please feel free to move it somewhere more appropriate.

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Good news indeed, just wish it was large scale. 

 

 

11 minutes ago, TAG said:

Who knows, maybe there's still hope for the ultimate P-47 in 1/32??

 

 

I really hope! 

 

 

11 minutes ago, TAG said:

PS - not sure if this topic belongs in this forum, seeing as it's a 1/48 kit, mods please feel free to move it somewhere more appropriate.

 

Ive just taken the liberty of moving this to general discussion where it more appropriately belongs.   Thanks for the heads up

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I am fundamentally happy with this release, I have wanted to build a p-38 for a long time and not got around to it.  Thought fairly hard about a couple of the Eduard releases where they added extra resin bits and some interesting markings.  Almost bought one on more than one occasion but always had some reason not to.  Would I prefer a 1/32 like most of you yes, however, I am sure this will have amazing detail and being a twin engine in 1/48 the physical size of the complete model will be reasonable.  I do feel that models can get too big in 1/32.  However, I just purchased a Tamiya Mosquito as I found one that offered a package deal at a good price.  

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I have an Eduard release of the Academy kit in this scale, which has a lot of extra improvement parts.

It's in the stash waiting for its turn on the bench...but there is always room for a Tamiya rendition that may certainly build up nicer and easier!

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I am sure it will be nice. Sure brings back memories though years ago when I was into 1/48 WW2 subjects and I purchased the brand spankin new 1/48 Hasegawa P-38 and thinking wow that was a hell of a nice kit and how anyone could do better. Of course if I recall it wasn't maybe the easiest thing to build but the P-38 design itself makes for a more complicated kit assembly. No doubt Tamiya will somehow make it easy.

 

Of course here is my cry about why couldnt they have done it in 1/32... whaaaah! :(

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32 minutes ago, Lee in Texas said:

An EIGHT STORY department store? I gotta visit Japan one of these days. 

 

 

Me too!  Its definitely on my bucket list. 

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