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Brand new Tamiya 1/48 P-38

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  • Member since
    November 2019
Posted by FuzzDad on Friday, November 1, 2019 5:34 PM

I just got mine and did a quick unboxing vid for that and a Tamiya Corsair. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtFoGVgqw60&t=15s

 

  • Member since
    December 2009
Posted by ww2psycho on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:15 AM

I got mine last week Friday and have started it. It's definitely a great kit. I wasn't ready for a 54 step instruction booklet thats for sure. I haven't come across any issues but from what I have done the landing gear bays are a bit finicky but very detailed compared to Hasegawa and Academy, they do go together nicely though. Just don't slap things together and it'll be fine. The only thing I can say that is a let down is the gun barrels are solid with decals. I have a master barrel set to replace the kit ones with.

  • Member since
    January 2013
Posted by seastallion53 on Saturday, October 26, 2019 6:52 AM

Waiting for mine from sprew bros.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, October 24, 2019 2:05 PM

Andy's Hobby Hedquarters on YouTube built one before they were released, you might check that out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLudr6xLiBg

  • Member since
    May 2016
Posted by learmech on Thursday, October 24, 2019 1:26 PM
Pick up mine at my local hobby store yesterday.
  • Member since
    July 2018
  • From: The Deep Woods
Posted by Tickmagnet on Thursday, October 24, 2019 8:36 AM

Just ordered mine from Hobbylinc. I swore I wouldn't buy anymore right now but I had to have this one. It is definately at the upper limit of my price range, but I can't pass this one up. Should be here within the week.

 

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, October 24, 2019 12:58 AM

I saw two at R/C Country in Sacramento yesterday.  Still waiting for HLJ to ship the one I have on order with them.

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Albany, NY
Posted by jeffpez on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 9:03 PM

Mine arrived on Monday (from scalehobbyist for $58.99) and I agree it looks like a home run. I'd also like to hear from anyone who is starting theirs soon because I can't get to mine for several weeks or more. 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 8:50 PM

Pics!  Jealous 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    April 2009
  • From: Longmont, Colorado
Brand new Tamiya 1/48 P-38
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 7:14 PM

I just received my Tamiya P-38, shipped on the day of their release.  Looking at the box content and the instructions, it looks like another fine, state of the art, kit.  I noticed this was sold by Tamiya GMBH in Germany.  I was not aware they had a German source.  Anyway, I would be interested in hearing opinions from others on this kit.  I am not going to start it, until I finish my current project on the bench.

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