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New Announcement from Tamiya?

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11 minutes ago, gtypecanare said:

We are planning on it.  Limited number though and you will need to be at the event. One per person.

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Thanks for the info George!  I am very glad Tamiya decided to do a P-38.  

 

Steve

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17 minutes ago, gtypecanare said:

We are planning on it.  Limited number though and you will need to be at the event. One per person.

Cool...being it's 4 days Is it just a one day availability or maybe a limited number each of the 4 days?

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I see from the sprue shots this kit doesn’t have any amazing features like the Bf-109G-6 engine. Just a simple back to basics super engineered, highly detailed kit, that will put a Swiss watch to shame for its amazing fit. Can’t wait to order mine. 

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I've decided to buy at least one, and probably a pair of them. Let's hope the keep the cost under $75

Gary

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Saw a couple more Pre-order links pop up and the USA MSRP seems to be $80.00... JAC Hobbies is selling the kit for 60.00 & Tower Hobbies has it for 64.00....If the 4320y price that was shown in the preview pictures is the real Japan MSRP Price I may have to but mine form overseas.

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The 4320 yen price was for the limited number pre-production white box kit.  The retail kits will be at a higher price so you can’t gauge the yen retail price off of the pre-production white box.

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Knowing Tamiya, they’ll do another version and then stop.  Tamiya has a history of not getting the most out of their molds.

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Interesting review, though he does get into the weeds a little bit on small details. But it's good information. The one thing that annoys me in his review of his description of one of the schemes as "White 33". US aircraft aren't referred to like that. That's a Luftwaffe thing. 

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On 7/31/2019 at 8:23 AM, viper730 said:

Saw a couple more Pre-order links pop up and the USA MSRP seems to be $80.00... JAC Hobbies is selling the kit for 60.00 & Tower Hobbies has it for 64.00....If the 4320y price that was shown in the preview pictures is the real Japan MSRP Price I may have to but mine form overseas.


You can preorder it on HobbyEasy for $50.33, that's the best price I have seen so far. I am sure that once it is released you will find better prices , specially from Asian vendor.  I probably pass on this as its not on my interest list,  and I have half a dozen Hasegawa P-38's somewhere  on my pile'o'models.

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In my experience, HLJ has the best prices for Tamiya kits and if you could order two or three items together, it saves on shipping as well. 

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9 hours ago, Darren Roberts said:

The one thing that annoys me in his review of his description of one of the schemes as "White 33". US aircraft aren't referred to like that. That's a Luftwaffe thing. 

 

+1.  Agreed.  It certainly seems to be the trend these days in our hobby, unfortunately.

 

Eric

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So a raffle at Nats for an opportunity to buy the white box.  Seems fair I guess.  👍🏻

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40 minutes ago, Falconxlvi said:

So a raffle at Nats for an opportunity to buy the white box.  Seems fair I guess.  👍🏻

 

Pay money for an "opportunity" to purchase?

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9 hours ago, echolmberg said:

 

+1.  Agreed.  It certainly seems to be the trend these days in our hobby, unfortunately.

 

Eric

WestPac Restoration that restored it also referred to it as White 33.

 

Just causes confusion in my opinion.

 

Mike

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I would think the Ticket was free. If it's not I'd just wait til it is officially released.

 

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1 hour ago, viper730 said:

I would think the Ticket was free. If it's not I'd just wait til it is officially released.

 

I think it is 

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Well for some reason Canada seems to get the new Tamiya releases before other places. I will probably wait for it to get here and then pick it up. I think their latest Spitfire I picked up was only a few dollars more than the online stores. Plus I support my local shop. No rush to get the P-38 as I already have way too many kits i am NOT building.

 

 

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On 8/8/2019 at 2:41 PM, skyhawk174 said:

Well for some reason Canada seems to get the new Tamiya releases before other places. I will probably wait for it to get here and then pick it up. I think their latest Spitfire I picked up was only a few dollars more than the online stores. Plus I support my local shop. No rush to get the P-38 as I already have way too many kits i am NOT building.

 

 

 

Heresy! Canada before us? I'm gonna move north.

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FYI, just passing info along, no commercial interests, &etc...

 

Free Time Hobbies just sent out an email blast; they have the kit available for pre-order.

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Had the kit in my hands Wednesday night very very nice if they do a "J" I'll concider one and we get Tamiya first because of Borgfeldt's long relation ship with Tamiya.

 

 

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