Future Tamiya 1/72?

Just curious if anyone has heard or read any hints about what Tamiya
may be bringing out in 1/72. My dream is they continue to shrink their
1/48 releases down and bring out a Swordfish. Of course, they'll
probably just come out with a Zero.
Mark
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Mark Levine
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I'm waiting for their 1/72 P-51B and HE-219
PT
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Giessenlad
i'm hoping for a 1/32 he 219. that would be a real dream to super detail.
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in article 151220041353145826% snipped-for-privacy@clarityconnect.com, Mark Levine at snipped-for-privacy@clarityconnect.com wrote on 12/15/04 12:53 PM:
I wouldn't complain if it was a Mk 32 Hamp. They have a lot of good candidates however?certainly their P-51B or Birdcage Corsair are good candidates.
MB
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Milton Bell
I just wish they'd crank their 1/32nd F-15E down to 72nd scale. I'd really like an accurate F-15-E.....
Don H.
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Don Harstad
Me too!
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Al Superczynski
I collect Me262s in 1/72 so I'd like to see that.But the Revell kit is so good they might not bother. I'd also like to see any WW1 subject from their skilled hands.
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Eyeball2002308
I'd like to see them finish the 1/48 Betty line. Where's the Mk 22 or 24?
And a new fuselage on the Buffalo, a model 239 would be sure seller. Cheers,
The Keeper (of too much crap!)
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Keeper
In 1/72, I'd like to see an A/B-26 Invader, and in 1/48 an F-80 and F-86A (or E).
~Michael
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jitterthug
Yeah! I'd go for an A/B-26, too.
Don H.
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Don Harstad
Me too, but a B-26 Marauder would even be better...
Dan
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DNSH
You'll be happy to know I just this year finished the Airfix A-26. Sanded the rivet farm off, rescribed the panel lines, won a couple of chapter contests, no score at the Nationals...I've taken the hit but still no kit! MPM threatened to release one in the near future. A new B-26 would be nice as well but the twin engine bomber that needs to be done THE MOST is the A-20. All current 1/72 molds originate from the sixties. The High Planes ltd kits are nice but a lot of work. I was hoping Hasegawa was going to go in that direction after their B-25 but NO! Maybe they'll do a D0-17 My 2¢ The Keeper (of too much crap!)
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Keeper
Thanks for taking a bullet for the team to help ensure that a new mold kit will be released. I'm hoping that some day I'll run across a Monogram Snaptite B-26 at one of the kit collector shows. I hear it's not a bad place to start for the B-26. Does anobody have an opinion on the Matchbox version?
Dan
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DNSH
I thought I still had one; apparently sold off. It suffers from the diecast engraving that Matchbox is famous for. Since Revell AG now owns that mold and they've got their own B-26 from the sixties (good source for engines) it's doubtfull we'll see it re-released. It's good for a slammer if you find one at a swap meet.
The Monogram snaptite is indeed a good kit of the early short wing version. I was going to get one before they went out of production but I must have been knapping. They go for $10 on ebay; it took me years to find one and their B-25 at swap meets. Problem is-no decals! I have yet to find aftermarket decals for that kit.
Best place to start is the Airfix/MPC B-26. hth
The Keeper (of too much crap!)
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Keeper
Panel lines like a WW1 trench system. Severe lack of detail on undercarriage, engines, cockpit etc. The fuselage sides seem like they are a scale three feet thick, and the transparencies are of a matching thickness.
But that's the down side. Upside is that it goes together very nicely and actually looks like a B-26. Typical Matchbox kit really. You can make a nice model if you work at it.
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Enzo Matrix
Anybody ever try mating the Matchbox wings (long span, right?) to the Monogram fuselage?
Any of the Revell kit useful?
Tom
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Maiesm72
I've wondered if anyone has ever try to mate the Airfix cockpit/interior to the Monogram snaptite kit (I've had this project in the back of my mind for ages). The cockpit (heck, the entire interior) for the Monogram is non-existant.
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Pauli G
I used bits and pieces from Microscale sheets. I don't know too many that had fancy schemes that early in the war. The model makes up the short-winged version (B-10 IIRC) that was famous for "one a day in Tampa Bay".
Bill Banaszak, MFE
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Mad-Modeller
Squadron now has a canopy set that allows you to build an A from the Monogram short wing kit. Couple that with the Airfix interior and you're about set. hth
The Keeper (of too much crap!)
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Keeper
Does anyone know of any link to a site or such that shows the interior of one of theise babies as I have the airfix kit and the Paragon detail set to make the counter invader, but I have no idea what they did with the insides.
Thanks in advance
Alastair Macfarlane
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Gondor

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