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  1. Ah, well there you go. Cool. I'll be looking forward to that.
  2. .... it says Zvezda in the subject line?
  3. Hmm... One of my least favorite japanese fighters. And I already have several of the various Hasegawa versions anyway. So I'm not too excited. I would have been happier to see a new japanese twin from Tamiya. A light bomber perhaps. Oh well. I'm sure the kit will be nicer than the Hasegawa, and I like the included engine. Will probably pick one up eventually just because it's Tamiya. But still..... eh. Not setting my pants on fire like the new Airfix releases or even the nifty new Meng P-51D.
  4. I wouldn't be surprised if Eduard does a Tempest II after they get around to releasing their re-tooled Tempest V.
  5. I'm thinking the possibility of a Special Hobby Vc rebox is quite possible. Revell has reboxed Special Hobby kits before.
  6. Has this been mentioned already? Is this an old kit, a modified version of an old kit, or an all new kit? Anyone know? http://hlj.com/product/REV03940
  7. Would this in fact be the first kit in 1/48 to have a 'no fillet' option (assuming the Airfix kit DOES have it)?
  8. He was commenting specifically on the point raised about Corsairs re: wing fold options so there was no need for him to say anything to other posters, unless I'm much mistaken. He mentioned due regard for the fact that the topic is about P-51s by way of apology for veering off topic to address the wing fold issue.
  9. I want to highlight a few points of interest from the official announcement: "The new 1/48th Scale North American P-51D Mustang (A05131) will feature the impressive levels of detail associated with this slightly larger scale and will also incorporate a number of different build options for the modeller to consider. As you would expect, the model will be able to be finished in either flight, or static configuration, with the latter providing the modeller with a number of alternative options, such as canopy position, flaps and undercarriage door positioning. The kit will also allow t
  10. Since the Tamiya kits can be built with wings up or down, I can only assume you're hoping for a kit with 'one piece' wings that can't be built folded without major surgery on the modeler's part? I don't know about anyone else, but I think I'd prefer all kits of subjects with folding wings to come with the option to build with wings folded, when possible.
  11. At least the Tamiya kit is highly regarded. Is there much to be improved on? Hasegawa does later versions but I have no idea how good they are as I'm only interested in WWII era stuff.
  12. Yes, it's a topic of discussion at LSP.
  13. Tamiya has a pretty significant problem with the wheel wells. Both Airfix and Meng seem to have improved upon that shortcoming. Given that the Airfix is supposed to come with a load of optional extras, and will probably sell cheaper than Tamiya, I could see it possible becoming the 1/48 P-51D of choice... The Meng kit might be nice, but I suspect the price will be higher. Eduard version (if they don't cancel it in light of the competition from Airfix and Meng) will probably have great surface detail quality, and will benefit from the usual inclusions of PE, masks, and m
  14. So we've got a 1/48 P-51D coming from Meng soon, and also now the Airfix, with yet another announced by Eduard for later on. 3 new 1/48 P-51Ds. Hmmmm.... I like Mustangs, but even I'm feeling a little oversaturated.
  15. In 1/48, Eduard released some re-boxings of the Academy P-38 with extra resin and PE (and decals).
  16. Since it's pretty much an all new kit, I reckon the PE and maybe masks from my Royal Class boxing won't be of any use on the new kit. But what are the odds that the (numerous) decal options from the Royal Class box will work on the new kit? I know no one has the new kit yet so it's impossible to know for sure... I'm just wondering out loud. Feeling very annoyed about purchasing the Royal Class version now. I wonder if they'll do a 'fixed' Royal Class kit with the new sprues later. I suppose that at least the unit badges, kill marks, and other small decals from the Royal Class decal sheets o
  17. Seems simple enough. Bf was official for the 109/110, while Me was also used concurrently and unofficially. Why so much consternation? I like using official designations myself, so I'll keep referring to these aircraft as Bf109 and Bf110. And anyone who wants to say Me109 and Me110 is fine, we all know what we're talking about. Seems like pretty much all kits of these aircraft that have come out in recent years use Bf. Dragon/Cyber Hobby 1/32 Bf109 and 1/48 & 1/32 Bf110 series, Revell 1/48 Bf110 re-issues, Eduard 1/48 & 1/72 Bf110 series, Eduard 1/32 Bf109 series, Airfix 1/48 Bf109
  18. I look forward to picking up one or two. I already have 2 of KH's Texans and 1 of their P-39s. I plan to grab a Kingfisher as soon as budget allows. I'm actually quite happy with what KH has done for the 1/32 prop fans. Some fun subjects not available from anyone else in this scale (at least in mainstream plastic format). Since the P-39 has been released, and the T-28 is materializing and almost here, I look forward to seeing what else they might have coming down the line.
  19. I was under the impression that Revell used a term like 'variant' or something similar to denote new kits that are modified variants of previously released kits. And that they normally use 'new tool' to denote kits that are all-new. I can't say with absolute certainty since I know nothing of the F4U kits in question, but the above has been my experience in the past.
  20. Perhaps if Eduard expanded their 1/48 Spitfire range. A Mk I/II with the accuracy of Airfix, the fine surface detail of Eduard's Mk IX, and all the usual photoetch, painting masks, and plentiful decal options that Eduard always puts in their premium kits. That could be better. But in the meantime, quite happy with the Airfix stuff.
  21. Huh.... that's too bad. Releasing the super old kit with nice new box art seems a total waste of time, considering the presence of the Airfix kit. Had been hoping this was a brand new kit. Not that a new kit is NEEDED of this particular version per se, but I just always love seeing what's new and different and maybe a tiny bit better in new kits.
  22. Does anyone know anything about this? http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10362816 Is Revell-Germany reboxing the super old 1/48 Spitfire Mk. II kit, or is it releasing a new kit based on their recent 1/32 offering?
  23. Perhaps it was ambiguous at first, but I think we can see the ambiguity has been cleared away now? I, for one, am very much looking forward to this release. I've been wanting a 1/32 P-51B/C for a while now, and though I didn't expect HKM would be the first to do it, I am very much glad that someone is doing it.
  24. Between this, the Defiant, the Meteor, and the P-40... I can see I'll be buying a lot of Airfix in the near future.
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