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Tamiya New Tool 1/48 Spitfire I?

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On 11/4/2018 at 6:04 PM, RCAFFAN said:

There is no Merlin in the new 1/48 Tamiya Spitfire I. There are full reviews of the actual kit elsewhere on the web.......

Ok, I thought it came with one. Rather had a MK. II, but the one will do. Now to find the first issue of FSM, as it had a very detailed write up on the MK. I in Chicago.

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Item#: 61119                    

Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I

MSRP:$46.00

ETA to the US: 11/28/18

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1 hour ago, gtypecanare said:

Item#: 61119                    

Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I

MSRP:$46.00

ETA to the US: 11/28/18

61119_1.jpg

Looks nice! How about the underside? 

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2 hours ago, Gerhard said:

Come on Tamiya, make a 1/24 of this.

 

 

Who could afford it though?

Maybe Airfix will retool one? I mean imagine a new Airfix 1/24 Spitfire done like their new Hellcat!

 

Sorry...went off topic there :whistle:...

 

Regards,

Don

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20 hours ago, gtypecanare said:

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Oh yes!! You nailed it! I see two or three kits comming my way. Any plans for a MK II or a new MK V?

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On 11/15/2018 at 5:29 AM, fulcrum1 said:

Is Japan seeing the same 28Nov release?

Nope, Japan gets it on December 22 according to Tamiya's website.

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On 11/14/2018 at 3:52 PM, ChesshireCat said:

Oh yes!! You nailed it! I see two or three kits comming my way. Any plans for a MK II or a new MK V?

I pre-ordered three kits last night from my LHS. Now for decals!

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On 11/16/2018 at 1:13 PM, ChesshireCat said:

I pre-ordered three kits last night from my LHS. Now for decals!

Nice, I just preordered three as well.  Hobby Linc Japan has them for $22.26 each- what a deal!   

 

Steve

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Gary is it at Hobby Wholesale yet? I see you got it from Wings and wheels.

 

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On 11/13/2018 at 3:14 PM, gtypecanare said:

Item#: 61119                    

Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I

MSRP:$46.00

ETA to the US: 11/28/18

61119_1.jpg

Yes!  I'm down for one or two.

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3 hours ago, skyhawk174 said:

Gary is it at Hobby Wholesale yet? I see you got it from Wings and wheels.

 

 

Not yet, or I would have snapped it up. Probably not far behind though, they are usually a week or two behind Wings and Wheels.

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Yeah I almost pre ordered from HLJ or even Hobby Easy but I am thinking with the shipping I might as well stay local. No rush. I will probably call Hobby Wholesale in the morning and reserve one.

 

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Got mine too. It's a nice kit.

 

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If anyone would be interested how it looks next to Eduard's Mk.IXc:

 

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On 11/19/2018 at 12:54 AM, skyhawk174 said:

Yeah I almost pre ordered from HLJ or even Hobby Easy but I am thinking with the shipping I might as well stay local. No rush. I will probably call Hobby Wholesale in the morning and reserve one.

 

 

My local hobby store in Toronto has a huge inventory of these kits. I looked at one of the open box kits and the detail is outstanding and looks very simple to build too. Typical hallmarks of Tamiya kits. 

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Is this a (small) step backwards for tamiya in 1/48?  their gustav set a high bar by giving the modeler many more display options (with the cowls, engine and machine guns) than this does. Sure, it will build itself in the box, but it doesn't cry out to me like the gustav does.  

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11 hours ago, ytsejam87 said:

Is this a (small) step backwards for tamiya in 1/48?  their gustav set a high bar by giving the modeler many more display options (with the cowls, engine and machine guns) than this does. Sure, it will build itself in the box, but it doesn't cry out to me like the gustav does.  

Retail price is the big difference between the two. They must have had some number crunchers look at the sales figures and decided that the Spitfire didn't warrant the increased tooling to provide similar income to the company.

 

I will add that I like the comparison photos from the earlier post. I don't have the fondness for the multiple rivets molded in as on the Eduard products.

Edited by Craig Baldwin

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