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Cybermodeler Online Editorial

Cybermodeler Online Editorial

On The Road Again

Updates may be minimal through this weekend as we head out to the NorEastCon 46 which is also the IPMS/USA Region 1 show in Batavia, NY. If you're in the area, we'll be manning the HobbyZone USA booth on Friday and Saturday before we head back to fly-over country on Sunday. We'll have photos from the contest room to share in our Monday update (God willing).

If you missed out on our Shizuoka update in the kit release tables, you will want to note that there are some interesting things coming later in the year that will hurt your wallet:

  • Tamiya announced a 1/16 M1A2 Abrams display model, which is usually the second release of a kit in this scale, the first being a full-option radio control kit. I hope they're planning the Full Option RC version complete with the turbine sound. This will in direct competition with Trumpeter's 1/16 Abrams kits previously announced.
  • Tamiya also announced a 1/16 Jagdpanther, also in a display model release, and I'm surprised they didn't do this in the Full Option RC version already given that the sound effects and much of the tooling and automation had been done previously with their Full Option Panther (look here). 
  • Among some other notable releases coming from Tamiiya is the 1/32 F4U-1D Corsair.
  • HK Models showed off test shots of a soon-to-be released 1/32 Mosquito Mk.IX/Mk.XVI (two-stage Merlin) as well as a two-seat version of the 1/32 Do 335.

Check out the tables for the latest threats to your budget!

One last note, I received a few email from confused readers wondering why I had F-100 images when the editorial was covering the F-102 from Revell. Sorry about any confusion, but I've been using these F-100 graphics for the better part of ten years (along with a few others) since we have this aircraft based nearby.

That's all for now, go build something!

Respectfully,
Michael Benolkin
Owner/Publisher, Cybermodeler Online

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