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  1. Anyone willing to take a stab on what will be the next Tamiya new prop kit in 1/48th and when you think we may see it?
  2. I have to agree with Tamiya also, but it would be nice to have some new kits. The only thing new in the last 7 years or so has been Japaenese kits as far as props go. From 1993 to 2004 we had P-51's, F4U's, P-47RB, D and M, ME262, F4F, Mosquito, Beaufighter, etc. There has been nothing since really, bunch a of repops like the FW190's, I mean give a new wing and some parts but why not update the whole kit like they did with their old Zero kits, the new Zero kits are nice, how about new FW190 updates like get rid of this molded on gun barrels and they crappy small tires, fix the lenght of the landing gears, basically retool the FW190's and how about a A5 and A6. And why not give us a F6F, Typhoon, Hurricane, P-38, etc. And there Bf109e's are so nice, why stop there, pop the F and G series, will kick Hasegawa's butt. I know Tamiya kits even if they are 15+ years old sell like hot cakes, so maybe they feel the don't have to do new tooled kits. And this stuff they are doing with Italeri, come on, just not the same. What about some bombers, like a B-17, B-25, a couple german bombers. It will be interesting to see what the future brings for Tamiya, they may very well just focus on 1/32 props now. Just think they pop 1/32 FW190, F4U, P-51B and D, my god they will sell trillions. I know guys that don't even like the Spitfire that much but they all have 3 or more of Tamiya's 1/32 scale spits.
  3. I think it will be interesting to see how nice their scaled down Spitfire Mk.IV and Mk.VIII will be like. I am not a fan of Japenese aircraft but their latest A6M3/3a is just awesome.
  4. Now that Hasegawa have re-tooled most of their 1/48 Butcher Birds like shruken down versions of their excellent 1/32 kits, why have the stopped, what's the hold up on the 1/48 D-9? Does anyone think we will ever see a 1/48 FW190D-9 from Hasegawa?
  5. Has anyone build a Hasegawa Bf109G kit and used an Ultracast resin seat? I just purchased this kit and picked up a beautiful Ultracast Bf109G resin seat, I removed the kit molded on seat in the cockpit and the Ultracast seat does not fit, the seat touches the stick, I don't understand, I have always used Utracast seats in all my planes and they have fit perfectly, I don't see what other kit these seats would of been made for, Hasegawa own the market on 1/48 Bf109 kits. Any help would be much appreciated.
  6. Looking for others thoughts on whether they prefer Ultracast resin seats or using Eduard color PE belt sets for 1/48 WWII planes. I have only had personal experience with Ultracast, I have never used Eduard PE belt sets before, I have heard some say they are hard to work with you have to be very gentle as you can chip the pre-painted parts easily. I am on the fence, I am not sure if paiting a resin seat with all the belt and buckle detail can look as nice as the color PE belts. Would appreciate others opinions and experiences and what they prefer and why?
  7. Sorry I should of been more specific, I am referring to the 1/48 Tamiya P-47 kits.
  8. I am interested to know what types of bolts can be made with each kit. - P-47D Razorback, I would assume an Razorback can be made from this kit. - P-47D Bubbletop, can only make D-25 to D-28? - P-47M, can make D-30/40 and a M? One question I do have that has bothered me a bit is why does Tamiya have the spoked wheels in their kits but they are indicated as parts not used in every single kit. Which P-47's used spoked wheels?
  9. Actually the tail fillet is included in kit ST27. I did notice that the other 3 kits include 4 different props in the kits and ST27 only includes 2. Not sure if there are any more differences. It's been 3 years since Hasegawa popped it's nice big beautiful Bolt, wonder when we can expect a Razorback from them in 1/32nd, I would think they would of done it by now, in about 6 months it will be 4 years, I guess we can pretty much say it ain't going to happen. Don't know why they did a Razorback, Bubbletop and a P-47N in 1/48th did they not?
  10. I am trying to determine if there are any parts difference between the kits that Hasegawa has released so far, I believe there has been 4 not including the P-47M: 08202 - P-47D "Nose Art" 08187 - P-47D 79th Figher Group 08174 - P-47D-30/40 Europe The Front ST27 - P-47D Thunderbolt Are all of these kits a D-30/40 as none of them have the corragated floor correct? I was just wondering as my LHS is selling the ST27 for only $69.99 and the other 3 for almost $100 so I figure it is because of the decal options in the others. I don't care about the kit decals, if all kits have the same parts I will just buy multiple ST27 kits and buy aftermarket decals.
  11. I finally found a store in my area that carries these paints, they get them in direct from Japan. I am referring to the acrylic laquer Mr. Color. I use to use Gunze acrylic for years until all the stores could not order them in any longer. I have heard the smell of these paints is bad, how bad? I know you have to use their thinner with the paints. I currently have a model room that I spray Gunze acrylic and Tamiya acrylic and MM enamel paints I do not use a face mask and have never had any problems, I crack my window a bit and paint away. I am really interested in this paint as the color selection is very large but I am concerned with health risks or smell in the house. Woud appreciate any feedback from people who use or have used Mr. Color paints. Thank you.
  12. Thank you for all the feedback and advice. I have a Badger 150 and it seems like I have had it forever, the only airbrush I have ever owned. Right now I am starting to get into German WWII 1/48 props so I thought it was time to get a new airbrush for painting the german camo. I think I have decided to get the Badger Renegade Velocity gravity feed.
  13. I am looking at getting a new airbrush. I was looking at the new Badger Renegade series and I was wondering if someone could explain the difference in gravity feed vs side or bottom feed? Is one better than another?
  14. What is the best way to paint a WWII propeller with the yellow tips on a P-51/P-47/F4U...airbrush the yellow first and mask and then paint the black or vice versa?
  15. Do you think it is a given that Tamiya will some day release these awesome kits in 1/48th? How long do you think we will have to wait?
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