Tamiya 1/48th F-14D (item#:61118) Tomcat Discussion Thread and News

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May 9th, 2018, 4:43 pm #11

Lynn Ritger wrote: BOOOOOOOOORRRRIIIIING!!!  I hope Tamiya releases something actually interesting, like a new variant of their Bf 109G-6... 

*lights fuse, runs away laughing*

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I know right, Tamiya kits are Boring Shame on them. They take all the Stress out of model building. I make enough stress with goofing up on my own regardless of how good the kit goes together so It's Awesome to have  kits that are so well engineered. Tamiya Is King Of The Mountain in my book!
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May 9th, 2018, 5:05 pm #12

Brian Cavet wrote:I know right, Tamiya kits are Boring Shame on them. They take all the Stress out of model building. I make enough stress with goofing up on my own regardless of how good the kit goes together so It's Awesome to have  kits that are so well engineered. Tamiya Is King Of The Mountain in my book!
They are very nice, no question.  And honestly, I'm happy for those that want an F-14D *right now*... Tamiya has answered your wishes.  I just got their Bf 109G-6 on Friday- haven't started it yet.

I never get stressed building models, doesn't matter if it's Tamiya or Special Hobby/MPM... it's a hobby, not a job.  Enjoy what you do.  :)

Cheers,

Lynn
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May 9th, 2018, 5:15 pm #13

Can anybody tell me why we still do not have a 1/48 model of the Me 210? A kit NEVER done in 1/48 by anybody. Yet we got more variants of the Gekko than they had in real airplanes, not to mention all  the Myrt variants and a 1/48 He 177.
Having said THAT the Tamiya 1/48 109G-6 is a real beauty....
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May 9th, 2018, 5:44 pm #14

pat9d wrote: Can anybody tell me why we still do not have a 1/48 model of the Me 210? A kit NEVER done in 1/48 by anybody. Yet we got more variants of the Gekko than they had in real airplanes, not to mention all  the Myrt variants and a 1/48 He 177.
Having said THAT the Tamiya 1/48 109G-6 is a real beauty....
Pat D.
Probably because there are nice Me-410 kits out. The 210 wasn't used very extensively...poor design qualities or something.
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May 9th, 2018, 6:01 pm #15

Whitey wrote:
pat9d wrote: Can anybody tell me why we still do not have a 1/48 model of the Me 210? A kit NEVER done in 1/48 by anybody. Yet we got more variants of the Gekko than they had in real airplanes, not to mention all  the Myrt variants and a 1/48 He 177.
Having said THAT the Tamiya 1/48 109G-6 is a real beauty....
Pat D.
Probably because there are nice Me-410 kits out. The 210 wasn't used very extensively...poor design qualities or something.
You're right about the poor design qualities... the CG was all jacked up and the fuselage wasn't long enough to counter a nasty "snaking" motion in the original versions.  They got it mostly sorted out though, and it did see a fair amount of service in the Med as well as with the Hungarians.  It never fails to amuse me to see companies pour money into Napkinwaffe crap like the Nazi Frisbee but completely ignore actual significant aircraft which have an interesting history of their own, such as the Me 210 or Curtiss P-36 (and no, don't mention the Hobbycraft kit, it's fair but the type deserves a much better kit).

Or the P2V Neptune and P-3 Orion, for that matter... the Hasegawa kits date back to the Ford administration.

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May 9th, 2018, 7:21 pm #16

pat9d wrote: Can anybody tell me why we still do not have a 1/48 model of the Me 210? A kit NEVER done in 1/48 by anybody. Yet we got more variants of the Gekko than they had in real airplanes, not to mention all  the Myrt variants and a 1/48 He 177.
Having said THAT the Tamiya 1/48 109G-6 is a real beauty....
Pat D.
Yes
1. Companies are not convinced they will get a decent return on their investment or a better return on a different subject. 
2. Real aircraft Numbers built, in service use, success/ failure or such like are not grounds for producing a kit or even a kits success ie Fw Ta 154 
3 impossible to produce every aircraft in one go so some go the back of the line to wait their turn. When that comes is open to debate.

Regards 
Andrew 
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May 9th, 2018, 9:01 pm #17

Are the weapons shown going to be included with the base kit?  I recall with the A model there was talk initially of providing them separately. Hope they do include them and looks like lots of nice options.
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May 9th, 2018, 9:08 pm #18

rafem wrote: Are the weapons shown going to be included with the base kit?  I recall with the A model there was talk initially of providing them separately. Hope they do include them and looks like lots of nice options.
They will be included since the box will be bigger than the F-14A Tomcat item#61114.
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May 9th, 2018, 9:27 pm #19

deeley wrote:
pat9d wrote: Can anybody tell me why we still do not have a 1/48 model of the Me 210? A kit NEVER done in 1/48 by anybody. Yet we got more variants of the Gekko than they had in real airplanes, not to mention all  the Myrt variants and a 1/48 He 177.
Having said THAT the Tamiya 1/48 109G-6 is a real beauty....
Pat D.
Yes
1. Companies are not convinced they will get a decent return on their investment or a better return on a different subject. 
2. Real aircraft Numbers built, in service use, success/ failure or such like are not grounds for producing a kit or even a kits success ie Fw Ta 154 
3 impossible to produce every aircraft in one go so some go the back of the line to wait their turn. When that comes is open to debate.

Regards 
Andrew 
You are quite correct. Your statement about the Ta 154 is spot on. I just find it odd that just about everything that the Luftwaffe flew (except for the real big ones, He 177 is an exception) has been kitted in 1/48 except the 210. Yes, later models had the 410 fuselage but that sweptback wing does give a different look.
I have wondered if Eduard would buy some Revell 410 fuselage sprues ( Revell could probably use the cash) and kitted a 210 wing / nacelles to fit the fuselage and have a late model 210, lots of marking possibilities, Luftwaffe, Hungary and even the Japanese had one. Eduard is pretty good at kit bashing other companies models into really nice kits with their P/E, resin and decals. Mc 202, Liberator, Typhoon, etc.
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May 10th, 2018, 1:31 pm #20

Lynn Ritger wrote: BOOOOOOOOORRRRIIIIING!!!  I hope Tamiya releases something actually interesting, like a new variant of their Bf 109G-6... 

*lights fuse, runs away laughing*

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