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Does anyone know whether or not a model company is working on, or has issued a 1:144 or 1:72 scale model kit of the Kawasaki P-1 Japanese Maritime Patrol aircraft?

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Fox one from Japan did one in 1/72 in resin. But it is no longer available, which is a shame because it looks amazing. IMO they would be the most likely to do one in 1/144. If hase does one i would expect it to be 1/200 as that seems to be their standard scale for large multi engines. Pics

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I would like one in 72nd scale of even 48th scale, that and a P-8.

Contrails has a resin kit for a 1:200 P-8 Poseidon and they also do a conversion set for the Revell 1:144 Boeing 737:

http://www.contrailsmodels.com/Complete_Kits.html - 1:200 kit

http://www.contrailsmodels.com/Military.html - 1:144 P-8 Conversion set

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I'd be keen for the Kawasaki P-1 kit to be in 1:72 scale because then it would be suitable to display with Hasegawa's 1:72 P-3 Orion and the Airfix 1:72 Nimrod. That would be a cool line up of Maritime patrol. That would be my line up anyway to go along with my two 1:72 E-3D and E-3F AWACS aircraft.

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Agree with Scott, while the US, India and now, apparently, Australia went with a modified 737 airframe, Japan elected to go with a completely new, purpose-designed aircraft. I also wouldn't be surprised to see other variants come out in the future.

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I also take the opportunity to remember two Japanese planes I would like to see both at 1/144 and/or 1/72 scales, the cargo planes Kawasaki C-1 and C-2.

I.Martin

Platz do a 1/144 C-1.

Also there is a 1/72 available if you have deep pockets!

http://www.coopersmodels.com/catalog/item/5762418/5633624.htm

Julien

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Platz do a 1/144 C-1.

Also there is a 1/72 available if you have deep pockets!

http://www.coopersmodels.com/catalog/item/5762418/5633624.htm

Julien

Hello Julien. I know about both kits. Honestly, my expectations about the Platz kit were much higher but seeing the content, no fun with so few pieces!!

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10020650n/40/1

And speaking of NMC model, it often happens that after spending so much money, the experience has shown me that a while after buying the expensive resin kit, another manufacturer releases the same kit in plastic and cheaper, that's no fun :deadhorse1:/> So I've found in patience an excellent money saving factor.

Thanks and regards!

I.Martin

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Believe it or not there are a few common parts between the P-1 and the C-2. Though it's even more of a 757/767 situation than Boeing had.

There's no obvious reason for a P-1 kit to be 1/200 or even 1/144. It's marginally smaller than a Nimrod, and that's not an unmanageable size in 1/72. In that scale I think I could all but guarantee them one sale.

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