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Tamiya P-47D
YodaMan
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United States
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Posted: Monday, November 18, 2002 - 08:41 AM UTC
I was looking on Tamiya's website today, and noticed this: 1/48 P-47D
Is this a new kit? It looks great! Has it been released yet? I want one! Just looked ovar at Squadron.com...
Here it is . Wow, does that kit look like a beauty!


YodaMan
m1garand
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Monday, November 18, 2002 - 08:55 AM UTC
I believe it is a new kit. It's tempting me too.
PorkChop
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Wisconsin, United States
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Posted: Monday, November 18, 2002 - 09:12 AM UTC
It's a new kit. Perth Military Modeling Society has some photos from Chicago on thier site. Don't know when it will be out.
Speaking of new, picked up the new Verlinden 120MM US Special Operations Solider in Afgahnistan from Squadron today. Horse mounted SF unit, should be a fun build. Heard talk they will be releasing other large scale Afgahinstan stuff too...

NATE
ladymodelbuilder
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Virginia, United States
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Posted: Monday, November 18, 2002 - 03:31 PM UTC
Definetly gonna have to buy one of those.... :-) :-)
Folgore
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Canada
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Posted: Monday, November 18, 2002 - 05:11 PM UTC
It is new, but I notice it has the markings of an ancient 1/48 Monogram Razorback. This was the first kit I built all by myself and I actually still have it. I would imagine the Tamiya one would have recessed panel lines and decals that aren't so pixely, though........

Nic
TOMCAT14
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Warszawa, Poland
Joined: October 10, 2002
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Posted: Monday, November 18, 2002 - 09:08 PM UTC
Hi everybody ,

Yes it's brand new kit from Tamiya , see http://www.hlj.com - good site from Japan - all news are available very fast .

Best Regards
Bluefalcon47
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Netherlands
Joined: December 01, 2001
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Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2002 - 11:11 PM UTC
This is all nice and everything, but with the excellent Hasegawa P-47s out there, I don't understand why, for the love of snot, Tamiya has released yet another P-47!?!?!? Couldn't they have poured their effort into a more needed kit??? Besides, if this is another $40 kit, I for one will not get it the moment it hits the stores...........
REICH
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Croatia Hrvatska
Joined: August 31, 2002
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Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2002 - 09:03 AM UTC
I already have one tamiya P-47D (I got it from frend who lives in Germany)
,detail is outstanding,all parts are detailed,it is the best aircraft I have ever build!I have Revells P-47D,and I can say it is the best P-47D in 1:72.
Bluefalcon47
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Netherlands
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Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2002 - 11:47 PM UTC
Reich,

how much was the Tamiya P-47D?
I agree with you on Revell's 1/72 P-47, that little kit is a gem!!! I have built the P-47M and I loved it! Everything fitted perfectly and I hardly used any filler (there were two barely visible sinkholes on the top of the cowling - easy to fix!). As you probably all know, Revell's P-47 is more accurate than Hasegawa's in that scale.... It is the first to have the guns molded in parallel to the ground and not to the wing.....
REICH
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Croatia Hrvatska
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Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2002 - 09:01 AM UTC
Listen,I really don"t know,but I will ask my friend,and tell you :-)
Bluefalcon47
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Netherlands
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Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2002 - 10:02 AM UTC
Ok, thanks in advance
If the price is not too high, I might consider getting one #:-)