Eduard scaled down their 1/48 Hellcat to 1/72. So why not..........

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Eduard scaled down their 1/48 Hellcat to 1/72. So why not..........

Joined: September 6th, 2005, 9:01 pm

April 20th, 2017, 1:44 pm #1

Scale it UP to 1/32? There are no accurate Hellcat kits with recessed panel lines in 1/32. Hopefully Tamiya will make one eventually, but maybe Eduard can beat them to the punch!
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Joined: March 29th, 2005, 10:41 pm

April 20th, 2017, 3:21 pm #2

n/t
Last edited by HanmanRA5 on April 20th, 2017, 3:23 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 10:46 am

April 20th, 2017, 3:28 pm #3

Scale it UP to 1/32? There are no accurate Hellcat kits with recessed panel lines in 1/32. Hopefully Tamiya will make one eventually, but maybe Eduard can beat them to the punch!
They did the 109E, but I don't recall anything else they have produced in this scale, they seem to prefer 1/72nd and 1/48th, so I'm saying unlikely they would scale up their F6F. I would like them to scale up their MiG-15 to 1/48th scale though.
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Joined: March 10th, 2005, 11:29 pm

April 20th, 2017, 3:29 pm #4

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Can you give us a synopsis? n/t
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 12:53 am

April 20th, 2017, 3:35 pm #5

Scale it UP to 1/32? There are no accurate Hellcat kits with recessed panel lines in 1/32. Hopefully Tamiya will make one eventually, but maybe Eduard can beat them to the punch!
Why didn't they continue to their F-102 and F-106 kits. They could have outdone Meng by 20 years (+). Probably some internal reason we'll never be privy to but....
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Joined: August 27th, 2004, 6:53 pm

April 20th, 2017, 4:10 pm #6

They did the 109E, but I don't recall anything else they have produced in this scale, they seem to prefer 1/72nd and 1/48th, so I'm saying unlikely they would scale up their F6F. I would like them to scale up their MiG-15 to 1/48th scale though.
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 2:38 am

April 20th, 2017, 4:27 pm #7

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Joined: October 15th, 2005, 10:59 am

April 20th, 2017, 7:47 pm #8

Scale it UP to 1/32? There are no accurate Hellcat kits with recessed panel lines in 1/32. Hopefully Tamiya will make one eventually, but maybe Eduard can beat them to the punch!
old, the Eduard Hellcat is an old kit in Eduard terms, it's from a previous generation to the current Spitfire/109/Mig21, and if they ever did anything to it (which 1/32 is unlikely but who knows) it would need a full re-tool/re-design.

That said, they do re-tool good sellers when the tools are worn out, the 1/48 190 is being re-done this year.

Tamiya should be announcing a new tool 1/32 kit soon, so will have to wait an see what that is.
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Joined: September 6th, 2005, 9:01 pm

April 20th, 2017, 9:50 pm #9

I'm keeping my credit card balances low, just in case.....nm
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Joined: May 19th, 2013, 2:26 am

April 20th, 2017, 10:09 pm #10

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I have the Hasegawa kit and it is a fine model. What could Eduard possible add that would justify this price on their boxing. I know the limited edition and decals but seriously what is in this boxing that makes it 3 times more dear than the Hasegawa. Reason I ask is I bit on the Limited edition MiG-29 even though I had a base Academy kit with Aires wheel bays, cockpit, Cutting Edge Burners and more. But I love me some MiG so I bit. I was a bit disappointed when I get this kit assuming that much of their stand alone Brassin (beautiful stuff too) is in this boxing only it is not!

So would a 1/32 Hellcat from them be welcome? Sure as they have very nice 1/48 and 1/72 kits... It would be welcome in a weekend edition boxing akin to their 109 for me though.....

Max Bryant

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Max Bryant

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