Monday, December 05, 2011 - 01:48 PM UTC
Great Wall Hobby look set to delight Navy fans with the first new mainstream kit of the Douglas TBD-1 Devastator in forty years.
Kit #L4807 - "VT-8 at Midway 1942" Douglas TBD-1 Devastator is set for a mid/late January 2012 release.

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Don't tell Gaston, it's sure to be fatally flawed I might get one even though it isn't in 1/32
DEC 06, 2011 - 12:57 AM
Then I pre-emptively invoke the Gaston Rule.
DEC 06, 2011 - 01:53 AM
I have been waiting for this one for soooo long. Hope it will be acurate enought for a OOB.
DEC 06, 2011 - 02:48 AM
I just hope I can afford it. I'd love to get this when it comes out.
DEC 06, 2011 - 05:07 AM
Well one thing for sure, given how good the old Monogram kit was, this was not the most needed subject of all those they could have picked... In several most wanted kit surveys, and I can hardly remember the 1:48th Devastator being mentionned once in hundreds of posts, except a handful of times for 1:32 scale... But then, if they base their research on 36 year old moulds, perhaps they should keep to less popular scale/subject combinations... Given the work evident in their P-61, these guys seems VERY concerned about saving on research costs, as I will soon make evident (and yet they did not skip for that on the FW-189, or on many other aspects of quality, even on the P-61)... Gaston
DEC 06, 2011 - 08:21 AM
Gaston Sight unseen, you are throwing this kit into the same basket as the P-61. That's either very brave or extremely foolhardy. How about we wait until we see this kit before making any judgements?
DEC 06, 2011 - 11:08 AM
Well, I have seen the CAD, but I have to say that - judging from the box - the Devastator will be fatally flawed! They never flew at the shown height and very likely not in that direction. Not even mentioning the wrong weather! Guido PS.: Be noted that we had the whole plane designed new, but threw everthing out and copied the Monogram kit only to annoy GM.
DEC 06, 2011 - 11:44 AM
Considering I havent seen the Monogram kit in a decade it is a needed subject (Im not an ebay fan).
DEC 06, 2011 - 04:14 PM

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