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KIMURA
08-09-2004, 04:34 AM
I just bought the "new" Tamiya A6M5 kit in the scale of 1/32.(an ex-owner of a plastic modeller store and close friend of mine was visiting me at home. He pulled that "present" out of the trunk of his car walked in my garden and put it on a table and smirkly said: "have a look in that box!", in the know I can't resist. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I have to say that the price is at the very upper end of the price ceiling, BUT it worth. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif(poor excuse) Included are many photo etched parts, some die cast parts like main gear struts(spring mounted), tires made of real rubber and so on. The surface is.............uhmmm, Tamiya-like, better said perfect. Interior, engine all included. Here some teaser pics of a completed model, seems taht modeller made it straight out the box.

http://hsfeatures.com/features04/images/Zero%20109_edited.jpg

http://hsfeatures.com/features04/images/Zero%20124_edited.jpg

http://hsfeatures.com/features04/images/Zero%20009_edited.jpg

http://hsfeatures.com/features04/images/Zero%20116_edited.jpg

here the link to some more pics..........
http://hsfeatures.com/features04/a6m532ts_1.htm

Kimura

[This message was edited by KIMURA on Mon August 09 2004 at 04:12 AM.]

KIMURA
08-09-2004, 04:34 AM
I just bought the "new" Tamiya A6M5 kit in the scale of 1/32.(an ex-owner of a plastic modeller store and close friend of mine was visiting me at home. He pulled that "present" out of the trunk of his car walked in my garden and put it on a table and smirkly said: "have a look in that box!", in the know I can't resist. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I have to say that the price is at the very upper end of the price ceiling, BUT it worth. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif(poor excuse) Included are many photo etched parts, some die cast parts like main gear struts(spring mounted), tires made of real rubber and so on. The surface is.............uhmmm, Tamiya-like, better said perfect. Interior, engine all included. Here some teaser pics of a completed model, seems taht modeller made it straight out the box.

http://hsfeatures.com/features04/images/Zero%20109_edited.jpg

http://hsfeatures.com/features04/images/Zero%20124_edited.jpg

http://hsfeatures.com/features04/images/Zero%20009_edited.jpg

http://hsfeatures.com/features04/images/Zero%20116_edited.jpg

here the link to some more pics..........
http://hsfeatures.com/features04/a6m532ts_1.htm

Kimura

[This message was edited by KIMURA on Mon August 09 2004 at 04:12 AM.]

T_O_A_D
08-09-2004, 07:41 AM
Very Nice work!

Have you checked your Private Topics recently? (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=ugtpc&s=400102)
My TrackIR fix, Read the whole thread (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?q=Y&a=tpc&s=400102&f=49310655&m=15310285&p=1)
Commanding Officer of the 131st_VFW (http://www.geocities.com/vfw_131st/)
http://home.mchsi.com/~131st_vfw/T_O_A_D.jpg

JG53Frankyboy
08-09-2004, 09:58 AM
WOW !

lets pray for a lot of Reisen variants in PF http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
Model 21
Model 32
Model 22
Model 52-Ko
Model 52-Otsu
Model 52-Hei
Model 63

and
A6M2-N http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

perhaps we should start here a "characteristika" summary of each variant (remember the faults when the A6M2 was realeasd in AEP http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif )

KIMURA
08-09-2004, 11:48 AM
Frankyboy, actually I don't feel that the both Zeros behaves as they should. The e-mail conversation I had with Randy Wilson (former Zero pilot of CAF) gave me another impression of that bird. At the moment they handles too sluggish on all 3-axis especially at low speeds, compares to that Randy Wilson told me.

Interesting is that Randy Wilson's A6M3 Model 22 was fitted with original aileron servo tabs(flettner tab princip), which the first 127 A6M2b and the A6M3 block had. These tabs were later cancelled from the 128th A6M2b on.(source Aero Detail)

Yes, I hope for some more Zeros in FB. I would like to have:

A6M3 Model 32
A6M5b Model52 Otsu
A6M5c Model52 HEI
A6M7 Model62

Kimura

JG53Frankyboy
08-09-2004, 12:44 PM
well , i always keep away from FM debattes http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif - mostly fruitless http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


i ment things like:
-ammo amount (M2=60 20mm rpg , M3=100 , M5a=125)
-how much stages and speeds of superchargers
Sakae12 singlestage, sinlge speed
Sakae21 sinlgestage, two speed
Sakae31 sinlgestage, two sepped, water/methanol injection.
-different max dive speeds
-rudder trim only since Model22
and such thinks

BSS_Vidar
08-09-2004, 03:36 PM
The Tamiya kit is a thing of beauty. I also have the Bandai 1/24 scale Zeke, and George. Trumpeter has just come out with a 1/24 scale M2 this year. It's also in my stock. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif
I don't have them done yet, but here's a couple of jets I did for you LOMAC fans out there...

http://groups.msn.com/USSAbsolute/tracymannsmodels.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=642

http://groups.msn.com/USSAbsolute/tracymannsmodels.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=158

Can't wait to do my George!

BSS_Vidar

CowboyTodd41
08-10-2004, 03:17 PM
Ya I remember reading reviews of that in the first issue of Fine Scale Modeler I got after my parents bought me a subscription and thinking...GEEZ! I want that!

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