FYI: New Academy 1/35th Hetzer....

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FYI: New Academy 1/35th Hetzer....

Joined: April 18th, 2005, 1:46 pm

January 11th, 2012, 4:27 pm #1

box art shown on Armorama, kit #13230, listed as Late Producation Version and due out this year...we'll see. Since I never even saw the Tamiya Hetzer, it was gone before I had the money. I wonder what Academy will charge...either way I have my stash to build, but no Hetzer's there either. Mike
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Joined: March 28th, 2002, 9:10 am

January 11th, 2012, 4:35 pm #2

Hi Mike! Hi Folks!

Please correct me if I am wrong but wasn't Tamiya's Hetzer Italiera's Hetzer reboxed for sale only in Japan?

If not, then I missed that one also.
Sgt, Scouts out!
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Joined: November 8th, 2003, 2:51 am

January 11th, 2012, 5:03 pm #3

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Joined: October 31st, 2007, 9:20 pm

January 11th, 2012, 5:04 pm #4

Hi Mike! Hi Folks!

Please correct me if I am wrong but wasn't Tamiya's Hetzer Italiera's Hetzer reboxed for sale only in Japan?

If not, then I missed that one also.
Sgt, Scouts out!
...they get them in all the time at my local Hobbytown, also 99% sure that the Tamiya kit is NOT a rebox, but all new tooling.
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Joined: November 8th, 2003, 4:32 am

January 11th, 2012, 5:05 pm #5

Hi Mike! Hi Folks!

Please correct me if I am wrong but wasn't Tamiya's Hetzer Italiera's Hetzer reboxed for sale only in Japan?

If not, then I missed that one also.
Sgt, Scouts out!
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Last edited by Scott Gentry on January 11th, 2012, 5:12 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: November 8th, 2003, 4:32 am

January 11th, 2012, 5:11 pm #6

...they get them in all the time at my local Hobbytown, also 99% sure that the Tamiya kit is NOT a rebox, but all new tooling.
I will take one! I have one spare 1/48 and 2 1/35 kits.

Link:http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/item.p ... t-id=35285

Scott G
Last edited by Scott Gentry on January 11th, 2012, 5:21 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: January 7th, 2004, 5:17 pm

January 11th, 2012, 5:41 pm #7

The 1/35 Hetzer is still listed in Tamiya's online catalog http://www.tamiya.com/english/products/ ... t35012.htm).

I just built one over the holidays. It is a mid version, and apart from the fact it doesn't have photoetch, is easily on par with any other manufacturer's Hetzer. It is not and Italeri rebox by any means.

I picked one up for $40 at one of my LHS in Toronto, and saw it for sale just after xmas for $35 at another one.

Chuck

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Joined: November 18th, 2009, 10:04 am

January 11th, 2012, 5:53 pm #8

box art shown on Armorama, kit #13230, listed as Late Producation Version and due out this year...we'll see. Since I never even saw the Tamiya Hetzer, it was gone before I had the money. I wonder what Academy will charge...either way I have my stash to build, but no Hetzer's there either. Mike
Since the DML Hetzers (actually Panzerjager 38s if we're being correct) are all excellent basic kits with nice detail (early, late and command) and all being a nice accurate base for some extra detailing, the Tamiya one almost perfect and currently the only plastic rundumfueuer-MG-maker of any note until DML's late StuGs appear, the Eduard one having some faults but with a complete interior....

one has to ask, Academy, why bother with such mouldmaking overkill? I'll lay bets it's not as good as the Tamiya one...
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Joined: August 12th, 2004, 3:14 pm

January 11th, 2012, 6:04 pm #9

You could ask why Airfix just released a new 1/72 Zero with Hasegawa, Academy and now Tamiya with the same thing on the market. Or why did Tamiya release a Jagdtiger when Dragon had a good one out.

DAVID NICKELS
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Joined: November 8th, 2003, 4:32 am

January 11th, 2012, 7:09 pm #10

The 1/35 Hetzer is still listed in Tamiya's online catalog http://www.tamiya.com/english/products/ ... t35012.htm).

I just built one over the holidays. It is a mid version, and apart from the fact it doesn't have photoetch, is easily on par with any other manufacturer's Hetzer. It is not and Italeri rebox by any means.

I picked one up for $40 at one of my LHS in Toronto, and saw it for sale just after xmas for $35 at another one.

Chuck

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Chuck Rothman
Former AMPS Webmaster
Former AMPS Boresight Editor
Now just a regular AMPS member
Here is what is listed for me on Tamiyausa.com.

Quoting you: "The 1/35 Hetzer is still listed in Tamiya's online catalohttp://www.tamiya.com/english/products/ ... t35012.htm)."

Here is what I get for 35012:

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/item.p ... t-id=35012

Here is what I get for 35285 (The kit number my Hetzer has on it):

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/item.p ... t-id=35285

Weird....

Scott G

PS Can you still get one where you are at for $35? I would like another one...
Last edited by Scott Gentry on January 11th, 2012, 7:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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