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Tamiya Announces 1/48 F-35

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Tamiya Announces 1/48 F-35
Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, September 30, 2022 3:07 AM

Looking forward to seeing this one,hopefully they continue their trend of excellence

https://www.tamiyausa.com/blog/lockheed-f-35-lightning-ii/

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, September 30, 2022 8:16 AM

+1  on the stash :).  I'm guessing because they call out the A, B + C that we will see the B and C variants in the future.  Price tag stings a bit but  I've been looking at these after moving to AZ and close to Luke AFB.  Saw a flight of them taking off a couple days ago coming down 303.  Loud little buggers.  Thanks for posting.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, September 30, 2022 8:27 AM

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, September 30, 2022 8:38 AM

keavdog

+1  on the stash :).  I'm guessing because they call out the A, B + C that we will see the B and C variants in the future.  Price tag stings a bit but  I've been looking at these after moving to AZ and close to Luke AFB.  Saw a flight of them taking off a couple days ago coming down 303.  Loud little buggers.  Thanks for posting.

 

Yeah,not cheap,but it is a big bird,certainly in line with their F-4 pricing,no?

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Friday, September 30, 2022 10:35 AM

Heh...I'm not really even a fan of the F-35, but I will probably buy and build this one because Tamiya is making it.  Speaking of their F-4, which is amazing, from the way some of the parts are designed, I think they're probably planning on some Air Force versions in the near future.  Parts of the fuselage and wings look like they're designed to be modular, so it wouldn't surprise me to see them do something similar with the F-35.

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, September 30, 2022 10:57 AM

keavdog

+1  on the stash :).  I'm guessing because they call out the A, B + C that we will see the B and C variants in the future.  Price tag stings a bit but  I've been looking at these after moving to AZ and close to Luke AFB.  Saw a flight of them taking off a couple days ago coming down 303.  Loud little buggers.  Thanks for posting.

 

 

They do grow on you, don't they? Wink I love watching them fly over my house, then later in the day as they come back to Luke and do the landing pattern break. I'll keep my fingers crossed that Tamiya also does the B & C versions as well. 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, September 30, 2022 12:57 PM

Just came across this from Japan on the IPMS USA site

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, September 30, 2022 5:40 PM

Squadron pre order $78.00

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Posted by wpwar11 on Friday, September 30, 2022 6:18 PM

Not much of a fan either of the F35 but it has Tamiya on the box so hell yes I want one.

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Posted by Omni Yomni on Friday, September 30, 2022 6:56 PM

keavdog

+1  on the stash :).  I'm guessing because they call out the A, B + C that we will see the B and C variants in the future.  Price tag stings a bit but  I've been looking at these after moving to AZ and close to Luke AFB.  Saw a flight of them taking off a couple days ago coming down 303.  Loud little buggers.  Thanks for posting.

 

I pass by MCAS Beaufort sometimes. Yeah, they make the F-18 sound like a Tesla by comparison. Not only that, but they make the whole truck shake, even feel it through the pedals and my feet. That's some raw power right there.

As far as the kit, I'll pass. Just not really into fifth when stuff as modeling subjects. Being Tamiya, I'm sure it will be great, though.

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Posted by Omni Yomni on Friday, September 30, 2022 6:57 PM

I meant fifth gen. Useless autocorrect.

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Posted by murph on Monday, October 3, 2022 2:02 PM

Meh...I'd rather have a new tool Canadair Sabre 2, 5 or 6 or N.A. F-86A or F-86E with the 'V' shaped windscreen and wing slats.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, October 3, 2022 3:09 PM

murph

Meh...I'd rather have a new tool Canadair Sabre 2, 5 or 6 or N.A. F-86A or F-86E with the 'V' shaped windscreen and wing slats.

 

I haven't seen that one announced yet Crying

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, October 3, 2022 6:20 PM

murph

Meh...I'd rather have a new tool Canadair Sabre 2, 5 or 6 or N.A. F-86A or F-86E with the 'V' shaped windscreen and wing slats.

 

Yeah I'd definitely like an A model Sabre, as those are the ones that held the line in Korea against the Mig-15. But like that war, that aircraft is forgotten in 1/48.

 

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 8:51 PM

For anybody who is interested, Furball Aero just sent me an e-mail announcing a nice set of F-35A decals in 1/48 scale.  Can't say enough good things about my experience so far with their decals...they definitely blow both Tamiya's and Eduard's out of the water on my F-4B project, so I'm sure their F-35A set will be excellent as well.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 10:04 PM

I like the F-35. Not an f-22 but still kicks A. I'll be getting one!

Steve

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 2:34 PM

Got my invoice from Squadron today.  They'll be shipping mine on December 9th.  Cool

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Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 2:49 PM

My youngest brother was a systems engineer on the F-35 program at Ft. Worth so I will be buying this kit. The build will be a tribute to him. I've seen a couple of unboxings on YouTube and this kit is just crammed with detail. Won't be much need for aftermarket with this kit. Will probably do the airplane up in Luke AFB markings since my brother earned his engineering degree at ASU.

OK. In the stash: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 4:32 PM

[quote user="Eaglecash867"]

Got my invoice from Squadron today.  They'll be shipping mine on December 9th.  Cool

 Me too!!!

 

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 6:08 AM

Tojo72
 Me too!!!

Cool!  Just waiting for my MRP Have Glass paints to arrive.  Had to order them from a shop in Poland because they're in short supply here in the states. 

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Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 10:03 AM

Looks like another outstanding Tamiya kit. May look at eventually getting one, but, I just downsized the stash considerably. I'm Looking forward to seeing the WIP builds once some of y'all get your kits. 

 Bruce

 

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Thursday, November 17, 2022 6:30 AM

Figures...just a couple of weeks after I ordered the Have Glass paints from Poland, Sprue Brothers got some back in stock.  Oh well...I guess I'll have two bottles of each now, since I placed an order with Sprue Brothers this morning.  If anybody is interested in trying them out, the paints are MRP278 and MRP280, for Have Glass F-16s and F-35s.

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