Oldest 1/48th. Scale Ta152?

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  1. weinace

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    I have just discovered in my loft a 1/48th. scale Ta152 produced by a Japanese company called Phoenix, I forgot I had bought it - I think - about 1986/7.

    It is an 'expoxy resin' kit and looks very accurate, dimensionally, against drawings and Trimaster/Dragon kits.

    The surface detail has VERY fine etched panel lines, two canopies are supplied and the spinner/propellor assembly has been cast with metal rods to maintain rigidity. All that really needs to be done is to supply metal undercarriage legs or new wheels - the worst part of the casting - to make an excellent model.

    Is this the 'oldest' 1/48th. kit of a Ta152?

    Regards and a great 2012 to all,

    weinace:D
     
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    Have not heard of that one but I think the Trimaster kit came out on the mid 80's as well.
     
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    Haven't heard of that one either....the Trimaster kit was 1989
     
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    Thank you both for your replies.

    The Phoenix was earlier - I remember this because I 'got ear ache', when I bought the Trimaster AFTER the Phoenix!!!!!:twisted:

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    weinace
     
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    How about some pics, got me curious now....
     
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    What about the Fujimi kit, its pretty old :S
     
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