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Tamiya's next 1/32 scale aircraft ?

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Tamiya's next 1/32 scale aircraft ?
Posted by tomwatkins45 on Saturday, March 10, 2018 6:45 PM

When should Tamiya announce their next 1/32 aircraft model? What would you like to see them do, and what do you think it will be? I've just started their P-51D, my first 1/32 aircraft in over 30 years, and it's amazing.

Thanks,

Tom

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Posted by Real G on Saturday, March 10, 2018 7:36 PM

Tamiya's 1/32 track record points to well known aircraft that have guaranteed sales success, so my guess is a Ki-61 Hien.  I think they were involved in the restoration of the 1:1 example in Japan, thus leading to their new 1/48 kit.  The Hasegawa 1/32 kit is gorgeous, but it is without bells and whistles.  I think the Ha-140 engine was based on the DB-601, so maybe a Bf-109 series will follow.  If there are no new Bf-109E kits, then that would be the likely mark. Just my ¥100 guess.

They could also do something like a Kate torpedo bomber, JASDF F-86 or "Maru-Yon" (F-104J), but I think the Ki-61 a likely candidate.

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Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, March 10, 2018 11:32 PM

I really hope they will do an early F-86.

John

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, March 11, 2018 10:14 AM

Brewster Buffalo, Seversky P-35, Boeing P-26.

All served in one way or the other early in the Pacific war.

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Posted by jeffpez on Sunday, March 11, 2018 12:18 PM

It would be huge but I'd love a new well engineered P-38.

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Posted by tomwatkins45 on Sunday, March 11, 2018 7:02 PM

Thanks to all. I'll admit the Ki-61 is a very likely candidate, but I'd sure like to see a P-47 Razorback or an accurate P-51B. We'll see what happens. I'm sure it won't be inexpensive, but I'm also sure it will be beautiful.

Tom

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Posted by Aggieman on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 11:04 AM

I'd like to see a P-47 or a new entry in their Mosquito series, the glass-nosed Mk IV. I also agree the Ki-61 is likely to appear at some point.

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 12:00 PM

And a Bf-109G6.  Not my wish list, but likely since they just did one in 1/48.

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Posted by lawdog114 on Saturday, March 17, 2018 3:10 AM

jeffpez

It would be huge but I'd love a new well engineered P-38.

 

I'd be all over this....

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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Posted by damouav on Saturday, March 17, 2018 3:21 AM

lawdog114

 

 
jeffpez

It would be huge but I'd love a new well engineered P-38.

 

 

 

I'd be all over this....

 

And I too would be all over this, but I would do it slowly. So very, very slowly...

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