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Tamiya New Tool 1/48 Spitfire I?

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Fantastic news!  I built the current one this year and it could use some updating.  I built it alongside the new tool Airfix kit and found the Tamiya to be a much simpler, although less detailed, build.  The Airfix kit was plagued with flash and ill-fitting parts.  Kudos to Tamiya for revisiting the Spitfire (and getting the jump on Eduard, lol!).   

 

Steve

 

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Great news!

 

Eduard said in their June 2018 Info Eduard that they'll do the Mk I, II and V next year, after the Mustang.

The bit about the early Spitfires is near the bottom of the left column on page 5.

https://www.eduard.com/store/out/media/InfoEduard/archive/2018/info-eduard-2018-06en.pdf

 

I look forward to what both brands can do with the early Spitfires.

 

Cheers, Stefan.

 

Edited by Stefan buysse

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I couldn't think of a more boring subject (except for maybe yet another Bf-109) but to each his own. 

 

Out of idle curiosity, what was wrong with the previous kit?  From all I read, it was pretty nice. 

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2 minutes ago, 11bee said:

I couldn't think of a more boring subject (except for maybe yet another Bf-109) but to each his own. 

 

Out of idle curiosity, what was wrong with the previous kit?  From all I read, it was pretty nice. 

The nose profile is slightly flatfish and apprently the wing shape isn’t spot on either.   Compared to the Airfix kit, it’s not as detailed, but is moulded to a much higher standard.  

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On 9/9/2018 at 9:13 AM, 11bee said:

I couldn't think of a more boring subject (except for maybe yet another Bf-109) but to each his own.. 

+1 on both counts!

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At least you know if it's a Tamiya kit it will fit together  easily .

 

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I am not a fan of it's competitor, but do like Eduardo. Was somewhat dissappointed with the Hien engine. Pure make believe in my eyes. I hope they get the Merlin right. I have always wanted a good Mk. II and a Mk. I. Been nice to include both props , but might be asking for too much. 

 

I'll not get too excited till the folks on the other side of the pond finish picking it apart! If it's good, I'm good for three or four kits. Maybe FSM will republish the artical from their very first issue!!!

Gary

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