1/72 scale : I'm bored stiff...

No major announcements for 2004, I'm bored. Could someone start a rumour
that gets me through the year-end ? For example : next 1/72 release from
Hasegawa will be ... (a french magazine was hinting at a WWII two-engined
bomber : Marauder or Invader, Boston ?).
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P(rof) François
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pierre francois
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Oh, please let it be a Ki-21 "Sally"!
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Gary Kato
No, Tamiya will be releasing the first ruly accurate rendition of the LWS-4 Zubr Polish Heavy Bomber. (In this case, 'heavy' means so overweight it cannot get off the ground with a full bomb load). Operating features include a crew hatch that removes itself in flight, retractable landing gear that is fixed in the down position at all times, a wing that comes off in flight, and genuine aft fuselage fabric that unravels in flight. All of the above assume you leave off the optional bomb load. The jutting chin also comes with an optional hedge-clipper attachment for trimming the greenery at the periphery of the airfield.
It's too bad--I'd much rather see a Ki-21.
Mark Schynert
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Mark Schynert
How about a Hasegawa 1/72 A-26 Invader. It can be built as an early or late WWII version, Korean or Vietnam vintage a/c. It will include parts for all versions! It will include resin interior and detail parts and retail for $19.00. :-) Wait, never mind, it was a hallucination, not a rumor. Ron
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OSTIAANTIC
How about 'good' kits of these; F-86H, R/F-84F, rerun of Revell's F-105D and a stretched version of Hasegawa's F-86D for Ls and Ks?
-- Chuck Ryan snipped-for-privacy@REMOVEearthlink.net Springfield OH
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Charles Ryan
Chuck Ryan wrote (in part);
Would agree that you need a stretch for the K, but the L was not stretched. Whatcha need there is a new wing, like on the F-86F-40. That means a 6-3 wing with extended tips. The L version was
And as long as we are dreaming, how about having the leading edge slats properly down?
Norm
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Norm Filer
Not a bomber, but how about an accurate ME-109F? Jack "the 109 nut"
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Jack Horstman
How about a newly tooled and accurate Su-25, or Su-24 while we're at it. Mike please remove "diespam" to reply
If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, perhaps you've misunderstood the situation.
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MLDHOC
Try something realy different with good parts fit and lots of little bits plus rigging.
The Roden Felixstowe.
Tom
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Maiesm72
Ahm waiting for the promised 1/48 scale Gotha G.III from that French Company.
Bill Shuey
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William H. Shuey
I'll settle for the actual release of the long-promised completely new P-47N in 1/72...wasn't that supposed to be available back in August???
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Pauli G
Or Strim :) a really nice kit. But don't expect someting like Japanese kits quality: it's a short-run (some flash, and some parts will need some filling and sanding).
I'd love also a really accurate MiG-29 and an F-106 Delta Dart. I have the OOP Superscale "Green Eagles" and Bare Metal "New Jersey ANG" decals just waiting for something better than the old Hasegawa kit...
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Yuri
It is listed for 2003 on the Italeri website but I don't think they specified the month. I thought it would have been released with the last round of Italeri releases that included the SM-79.
Ron
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OSTIAANTIC
How about an accurate P-51B.....please, Tamiya?????
John
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John F. Kelley
What's the problem with the old Monogram kit, presumably the one released now on Revell? Kim M
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Royabulgaf
My relatively new Revell boxing in no way resembles the mold for the old Monogram I have. I recall someonei complaining about the quarterlight windows on the Revell being all wrong. I don't know if the wing is right either. The Monogram is just fine for shape, but it's ancient in terms of the raised panel lines and the lack of interior. Note that I have not got rid of it, because it might be preferable to build it even with the extra work. I suppose one can pay a fortune to buy a Hase B and a Hawkeye replacement wing, but the expense of that approach just doesn't interest me.
Mark Schynert
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Mark Schynert
That would have been me, probably.
Not quite but it's not as obvious an error as the windows.
I agree, it's a very nice little kit. I wish R-M would update it by adding more cockpit detail and some gear wells. I could live with the raised panel lines.
That's the 'best' option right now but as you say a bit expensive.
Academy's kit is good too. They got the wing right but screwed the pooch on the quarterlight windows. Too bad they couldn't get those right either..... :(
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Al Superczynski
The Academy kit has the same problems with the rear windows...
Reply to
John F. Kelley
Yeah, I know. that's why I wrote:
Reply to
Al Superczynski
I have the Academy kit ready to paint and have to say that the rear window thing is a bit overblown. Yes they are incorrect, the bottom curve is wrong. But when built and on the display shelf I suspect it will still be the best B/C Mustang out there. I used the resin wing with the flaps down and must say that I am happy with the results so far.
I doubt that anyone would notice the window shape. I will be building both the Hasegawa and the Academy kit. When finished with the resin wing, I doubt if the differences will be apparent at all.
What caused this sudden return to WW II modeling was the recent release of three Eagle Strike sheets on Debden Jugs. Now I can build Gentile's Jug to put alongside his Mustang, and "Kid" Hofer's dual set as well.
Norm
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Norm Filer

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