Joined: April 2nd, 2008, 8:50 pm

May 10th, 2018, 2:07 pm #21

From Tamiya Inc. Twitter account.
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Joined: April 2nd, 2008, 8:50 pm

May 12th, 2018, 3:36 am #22

Tamiya goodness.

http://www.tamiya.com/japan/newstopics/ ... index.html


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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 12:24 am

May 12th, 2018, 11:57 am #23

Lynn Ritger wrote:
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.

Lynn
Try more like the Nixon admin for the P2V.
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Joined: December 27th, 2002, 3:39 am

May 12th, 2018, 12:10 pm #24

Oh no, not another F-14 kit, (that's my revenge for all the 109 haters out there)
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Joined: February 21st, 2007, 3:57 am

May 13th, 2018, 10:28 am #25

I’ll bet AMK is just thrilled to see this kit  come out.......
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Joined: October 5th, 2015, 9:16 am

May 13th, 2018, 11:58 am #26

gingersdad wrote: I’ll bet AMK is just thrilled to see this kit  come out.......
I would place money that the AMK kit is exactly why this was released...  It's not like Tamiya wait for the chance to hurt the opposition- or anything.

It makes you wonder exactly what else they have up their sleeve, waiting to pounce on other manufacturers.  I'm not havign a pop at Tamiya- it's very good business practice.  (if a little evil.)
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 12:24 am

May 13th, 2018, 12:41 pm #27

Tamiya dropped the rumor bomb they were doing a 1/32 Mosquito at the same time HK was releasing their kit. I'm sure it affected HK's sales. No doubt the timing strategic.
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