Gaston's at it again...

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Gaston's at it again...

Joined: August 13th, 2005, 6:05 pm

May 7th, 2012, 3:06 pm #1

this time using fuzzy photo's of an AM IL-2 against a monitor photo of the real thing; apparently due to this the Tamiya clear parts are a 'spectacular disaster'.

See here:

http://aeroscale.kitmaker.net/modules.p ... 201&page=1

BTW, I'll still buy one or more!

Graeme
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 3:08 pm

May 7th, 2012, 3:23 pm #2

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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 3:49 am

May 7th, 2012, 3:29 pm #3

this time using fuzzy photo's of an AM IL-2 against a monitor photo of the real thing; apparently due to this the Tamiya clear parts are a 'spectacular disaster'.

See here:

http://aeroscale.kitmaker.net/modules.p ... 201&page=1

BTW, I'll still buy one or more!

Graeme
I have to say, even if there is a mistake, and I am not even remotely convinced there is, "spectacular disaster" and "worst release" might be a hair on the strong side. Really.

Chris
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Joined: May 10th, 2006, 12:08 pm

May 7th, 2012, 3:36 pm #4

this time using fuzzy photo's of an AM IL-2 against a monitor photo of the real thing; apparently due to this the Tamiya clear parts are a 'spectacular disaster'.

See here:

http://aeroscale.kitmaker.net/modules.p ... 201&page=1

BTW, I'll still buy one or more!

Graeme
he does often make some really good observations, and, largely due to the discussions his comments have sparked, I have in recent years become more aware of the importance of shape accuracy.

Having said that, his choice of wording can be awkward, and I believe he is wrong sometimes. But it's on issues that can be debated, which is the point of a forum.

On the whole, I genuinely enjoy his observations.

Elger
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Joined: January 15th, 2008, 5:48 am

May 7th, 2012, 3:39 pm #5

this time using fuzzy photo's of an AM IL-2 against a monitor photo of the real thing; apparently due to this the Tamiya clear parts are a 'spectacular disaster'.

See here:

http://aeroscale.kitmaker.net/modules.p ... 201&page=1

BTW, I'll still buy one or more!

Graeme
... it does seem as though the Tamiya windscreen is a little wide. A good opportunity, if so, for an AM canopy. No big deal.
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 1:47 pm

May 7th, 2012, 4:05 pm #6

this time using fuzzy photo's of an AM IL-2 against a monitor photo of the real thing; apparently due to this the Tamiya clear parts are a 'spectacular disaster'.

See here:

http://aeroscale.kitmaker.net/modules.p ... 201&page=1

BTW, I'll still buy one or more!

Graeme
If he is right- then he is right- end of.

Tamiya make some real goofy goobers, just like everyone else.
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Joined: February 26th, 2005, 11:22 pm

May 7th, 2012, 4:06 pm #7

this time using fuzzy photo's of an AM IL-2 against a monitor photo of the real thing; apparently due to this the Tamiya clear parts are a 'spectacular disaster'.

See here:

http://aeroscale.kitmaker.net/modules.p ... 201&page=1

BTW, I'll still buy one or more!

Graeme

The web is plagued with this silly competion to find faults in kits ... unfortunately there may be some that believe in this stuff.


Accurate Miniatures model has the late type armoured windcreen fitted in. Tamiya is making an early Il-2 with the unarmored forward canopy.

This is the windscreen he is comparing, I'm deliberately presenting a low quality scan of the photograph shown on page 31 of the 4+ book about the Il-2:




This is not the Tamiya windscreen! Easy!


Generically speaking, you can see the early type in several pages of the Squadron in Action book. Namely page 12 that also mentions with side drawings the differences between the early and late type.
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Joined: July 16th, 2004, 7:46 pm

May 7th, 2012, 4:12 pm #8

As Tamiya reverse engineers real artifacts with digital scanning.

So they had to have scanned a real bird with a wider windscreen.

Scotty B
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Joined: October 21st, 2005, 3:30 am

May 7th, 2012, 4:14 pm #9

If he is right- then he is right- end of.

Tamiya make some real goofy goobers, just like everyone else.
Which is more often than Gaston is. The bandwidth he caused to be consumed seldom was worth the trinkets others provided.

He identifies marginal dimension "errors" when he cannot even detect the type of airplane he is judging??

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Joined: February 26th, 2005, 11:22 pm

May 7th, 2012, 4:17 pm #10

As Tamiya reverse engineers real artifacts with digital scanning.

So they had to have scanned a real bird with a wider windscreen.

Scotty B
That's the initial type: Large curly windscreen.


My library is not with me right now, but I may pass you later more photographs of both types (and more variants as well)



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