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Saw this photo which was allegedly taken at the All Japan Hobby Show happening now. Wonder if this one or AMK’s will be released first. 

 

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Mark

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interesting. this should light a fire under AMK and get their kit out.

 

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Sorry, but this is bordering on rudeness. Why the heck did they decide to do that?? Two Tamiya kits just out and the AMK one nearly ready to release. These are not small budget kits.

Yes, AMK's kit doesn't make money for GWH, but GWH's kit makes less money for AMK and vice versa. Almost looks like a "because we can" thing....

 

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1 minute ago, JeffreyK said:

Sorry, but this is bordering on rudeness. Why the heck did they decide to do that?? Two Tamiya kits just out and the AMK one nearly ready to release. These are not small budget kits.

Yes, AMK's kit doesn't make money for GWH, but GWH's kit makes less money for AMK and vice versa. Almost looks like a "because we can" thing....

 

 I would have preferred another Russian subject!

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1 minute ago, B.Sin said:

 I would have preferred another Russian subject!

 

Definitely, like a Su-27, as nicely done as their Su-35.

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I’ll be the first to say...

YES! MOAR TOMCATS!!!!

 

Maybe this one will be a mid to late A! All we need now is a B and we will be pretty much done with the Hasegawa Tomcats. 

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Why a new Tomcat means NO 1/48 Su-27, Su-27UB, J-11B and J-11BS?

They do not contradict each other.

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It is funny, this model has things such moving flaps and slats and few-parts canopy.

And quality similar to Tamiya's kit, I believe.

Maybe there will be F-14 perfect model?

Just for Christmass 2018.

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25 minutes ago, nachjager said:

Why not do a 1/48 A-10C?????

 

Or anything else that hasn't already been done to death.....  🤔 Fred K.

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Interesting. The competition for 1/48 Tomcat sales probably just got even more tight.

 

Hey, great for the Tomcat fans among us but I agree with others sentiments, I'd have much preferred a new A-10, F-111 family, or some other Soviet/Russian aircraft that needs to be kitted or improved upon myself.

 

I wonder if it will beat the AMK Tomcat to market?

 

Regards.

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1 hour ago, nachjager said:

Why not do a 1/48 A-10C?????

Why only a 1/48 A-10? So lonely.

Would be much more interesting with the 1/48 Su-25 Frogfoot in 2019. ;)

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5 minutes ago, haneto said:

Would be much more interesting with the 1/48 Su-25 Frogfoot in 2019. 😉

Finally !

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57 minutes ago, haneto said:

Why only a 1/48 A-10? So lonely.

Would be much more interesting with the 1/48 Su-25 Frogfoot in 2019. 😉

 

YES, Please!

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Hi...

 

I do not mind another Tomcat. Tomcats sell and that why they are being prduced. If GWH gets the shape Right...IF...then this kit will sell, I am sure. One will go my way fotr sure. I hope the -A will include the parts for the very early -As, so 1974 first cruise for example. I have GWH's Mig29, it's a great kit apart from the challanging fit. I do not have their F-15s but I hear the later releases are top notch. The most interesting Question for me will be, who Releases first? AMK or GWH...anyhow, I will buy both!

 

cheers

Uwe

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6 hours ago, JeffreyK said:

Sorry, but this is bordering on rudeness. Why the heck did they decide to do that?? Two Tamiya kits just out and the AMK one nearly ready to release. These are not small budget kits.

Yes, AMK's kit doesn't make money for GWH, but GWH's kit makes less money for AMK and vice versa. Almost looks like a "because we can" thing....

 

 

The GWH kit is an F-14A, while AMK is working on the F-14D (who knows if and when they'd get to release the A kit), so it's neat to have better detailed (and better priced?) alternatives to Tamiya kits for both A's & D's.

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Note that the wing has pivots.  Which means it will be positionable.  I know some people were knocking the AMK kit for that, so... here you go.

 

Also: I'm sure that AMK will eventually release the early types, and that GWH will eventually release the later ones, so all three manufacturers will be competing with each other.

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Wouldn't be something if GWH gets their released before AMK? The universe works in mysterious ways. :hmmm:

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7 hours ago, JeffreyK said:

Sorry, but this is bordering on rudeness. Why the heck did they decide to do that?? Two Tamiya kits just out and the AMK one nearly ready to release. These are not small budget kits.

Yes, AMK's kit doesn't make money for GWH, but GWH's kit makes less money for AMK and vice versa. Almost looks like a "because we can" thing....

 


If GWH can do it faster and better then they're free to do so..not stepping on toes or trying to preserve feelings doesn't work in a competitive market 

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5 hours ago, nachjager said:

Why not do a 1/48 A-10C?????


The A-10 doesn't quite have the international name recognition and irrational loving fanbase the F-14 has...

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7 hours ago, JeffreyK said:

Sorry, but this is bordering on rudeness. Why the heck did they decide to do that?? Two Tamiya kits just out and the AMK one nearly ready to release. These are not small budget kits.

Yes, AMK's kit doesn't make money for GWH, but GWH's kit makes less money for AMK and vice versa. Almost looks like a "because we can" thing....

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Did we really just go there? "Rudeness"? This is business..."because we can", and because ours is gonna be that little bit better and because company X didn't do detail Y with their kit. There are no polite handshakes and participation medals for trying here. 

 

Tips hat to Tamiya...props for standing at the top, unchallenged...watching these guys fight for second place. 

 

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