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8 New Kits from Tamiya

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About Jim Starkweather (staff_Jim)
FROM: CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES

I started building models in 1971 when I was 6. My first model was a 1/32 P-40 Warhawk. Revell I believe. From there I moved onto the standard cars, Apollo spacecraft, and other kid orientated kits. I don't know what got me started on Armor. I must have seen a Monogram tank kit one day and said "Mom...


Comments

Why does the Achilles kit have counter weights? It doesn't look like a plane.... Looks like some good stuff anyways.
JUL 31, 2014 - 02:38 PM
Achilles & Saratoga: two models that get my heart pounding!
JUL 31, 2014 - 03:40 PM
reboxing low grade italeri trash shame on you tamiya
JUL 31, 2014 - 03:46 PM
Sorry but I don't find comments like this either accurate, informative or productive. What is the point other than to start a troll war? Please rethink this kind of 'trash' comment before you post.
JUL 31, 2014 - 04:06 PM
I wouldn't call them counter weights as they are not there to balance anything. They are there (as far as I can tell) because although Tamiya has grudgingly given up on the metal hulls they dont want to admit that the extra weight thing was not a terribly useful idea. At least not for me.
AUG 02, 2014 - 06:45 AM
I think they are using an ICM Pak36(r) ..nice gun kit.
AUG 03, 2014 - 11:11 AM
I am going to preorder the mk Iv male tank now!
AUG 03, 2014 - 09:12 PM
Curse you Tamiya........trying my best to seriously thin out my stash and you release this one!!!!! Awesome!! Randy
AUG 03, 2014 - 09:18 PM
I wouldn't call them counter weights as they are not there to balance anything. They are there (as far as I can tell) because although Tamiya has grudgingly given up on the metal hulls they dont want to admit that the extra weight thing was not a terribly useful idea. At least not for me.[/quote] One is clearly marked on the front of the box as "Large Turret Counterweight". The other 4 go in the lower hull to add weight as you say. Making a small light-weight kit a little more weighty seems like a good idea to me. Jim
AUG 05, 2014 - 04:36 PM
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