Tag Archives: tamiya

A really nice kit, as expected.  Also an opportunity to attempt to reproduce a build that inspired me to do better.

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Tamiya’s P-38 is what you might expect from one of their 1/48 kits: clever engineering to make a simple, straightforward build that fits almost perfectly.

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Tamiya’s F-14 is a joy to build.  AMK’s should not have been released.  Even on parole.

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Now AMK’s 1/48 F-14D is finally here, I’m going to build it side-by-side with Tamiya’s recent F-14D release.  The Tamiya is said to be a lovely kit, and I recently enjoyed AMK’s Mig-31, so this ought to be fun.  I bought both kits myself, and this is the first time I have built either, so you’ll be getting my honest impressions as I go, desk to keyboard with no filters in the way.

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Is it a stag?  Is it a dragonfly?  Is it an owl?  Tamiya’s He 219 is a really nice little kit.

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I built Tamiya’s big Mosquito.  It’s the latest tooling in Tamiya’s 1/32 aircraft series, and it is nothing short of fantastic.  I’ve built their Corsair and that is also superb.  One of these two must be the best model kit ever produced to date.

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These were built for the group build over at Topnotch Masks, both to represent specific aircraft as seen in reference photos.

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Tamiya’s big Corsair has a well-deserved reputation for being one of the best, if not the best, plastic model kits ever created.  There’s little point in me doing a review of the sprues or construction, so I’m just going to walk you through my approach to painting it.

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