The title says it all! This new kit will be with us soon and here are some factory photos showing the impressive detail of this new-tool kit.
Clearly, being stuffed into the Editor’s suitcase all the way from Japan doesn’t seem to have affected the test-shot sprues of Tamiya’s new 1:32 F4U-1 Corsair! Here are some initial sprue-photos, but please bear in mind that they are subject to change in the production kit. More photos in the July issue, on sale June 20th. Let construction commence!
Tamiya’s charismatic 1:24 Toyota Hiace Quick Delivery is coming back as the ‘Tamiya Version’, with new markings for Tamiya products. Also in the kit box will be a sheet of printed cardboard boxes which can be trimmed out and folded up to
create a cargo load for the model!
Scheduled release July 2013
F1 GTR, the ultimate sports car that based on the McLaren F1 cars, was designed by Mclaren F1 designer, Gordon Murray. F1 GTR had a glorious history that won the 24-hour champion the Circuit de la Sarthe in 1995, and won the champion in 2 constructive years of the BPR series.
In the year 1997, the GTR upgraded to be more racing car like, evolved to have a “Long Tail” and this version will be the next fully detailed kit from MFH.
The main parts of this multi-material kit are made of urethane, white metal, alloys, photo etch sheets, decals, and etc.
The “Long tail” version improved the cowl with the iconic shape, the air flow management at the front, the transmission and the axis, etc. A huge number of parts have been improved since the 1995 version.
The butterfly doors and the rear window are movable. The front cowl, side panel, bonnet (engine foot), rear panel and diffuser are attached by magnets and can be easily attached/detached so that you can have the interior view of this great kit. Also the steering can be detached, too.
・The #39/#40/#41 raced the 24-hour champion the Circuit de la Sarthe in 1997, Team BMW Motorsport #42/#43, Team McLaren #44, and Gulf Team Davidoff McLaren #40, Gulf Team Davidoff McLaren #41 raced the 24-hour champion the Circuit de la Sarthe in 1998 will be available in different versions.
The next all-new release from Dragon will be the US post-war M48A3 tank, which served in the Vietnam War. The kit will come with flexible ‘DS’ tracks and impressive cast-steel texture on its turret and hull.
Tamiya’s next 1:35 tank will be the Japan Ground Self Defence Force Type 10 MBT. The kit features extremely realistic rubber-effect side skirts (in kit plastic) and comes with non-slip, upper deck surface texture. More news, plus a full-build article in TMMI soon.
Just back from the preview of Tamiya’s new products for the 2013 Shizuoka Hobby Show, and of course the new Corsair was the star attraction. Here are some photos, more to follow!
●K367 Ver.A [ Lotus 88 : 1981 Long Beach GP / Argentine GP/ Brazil GP] #11 Elio de Angelis / #12 Nigel Mansel
●K368 Ver.B [ Lotus 88B : 1981 British GP]#11 Elio de Angelis / #12 Nigel Mansel
●K369 Ver.C [ Lotus 88B : 1981 Press & Test Ver.]
K370 Ver.A : 1971 Targa.Florio Martini Racing No.8 V.Elford/G.Larrousse
K371 Ver.B : 1971 Targa.Florio Gulf Racing No.7 J.Siffert/B.Redman
K372 Ver.C : 1971 Targa.Florio Gulf Racing No.4 P.Rodriguez/H.Müller
K373 Ver.D : 1971 Nürburgring 1000km 1st Martini Racing No.3 V.Elford/G.Larrousse
K374 Ver.E : 1971 Nürburgring 1000km 2nd Gulf Racing No.1 P.Rodriguez/J.Oliver/J.Siffert
K375 Ver.F : 1971 Nürburgring 1000km 3rd Martini Racing No.4 H.Marko/G.van Lennep
Part of the process of reducing the stash is also deciding what tools and supplies I can take along with me as I travel. The problem is EVERY tool I have acquired over the years has a purpose and place in my scale modeling projects. How do you trim down the contents of a roll cab, intermediate box and tool chest into one handheld tool tote?
Elimination of duplicates. Yes there are a few things multiples of are necessary but focusing on the selection of tools that multi task is essential to minimizing what gets packed into the tote. This will be a huge undertaking on focusing on the basic tools one really needs versus those that make the task easier or spoiled for so long having tools that do just one thing that you rarely if ever use but had to have. Sorta like kits in the stash you had to have but have no intention of ever building but can’t bring yourself to sell, trade or give away.
Which brings me to another point…emotional attachment. Back in the day I would cringe when someone would tell me they packed their model with a couple M-80 Firecrackers and blew it apart. I’m not saying that I had some sort of weird attachment, I just couldn’t see destroying something you enjoyed building. Well with time we all get assimilated and have no problem watching or ever destroying models…including our own.
Yes, I shed a great deal of space my stash occupied by eliminating built up kits I’ve built ranging back to when I was a wee lad. For the most part these were dried out and brittle. Not to mention terrible build quality! A bump or just handling them wrong would cause catastrophic damage. Like the aircraft being sliced apart and recycled at the bone yard mine went under the crushers…my size thirteens.
Yes! I did keep a lot of the kits I later built and those donated to the display collection, they were worth keeping and will someday adorn my next Man Space when we decide to find a permanent location to live once again.