Zoukei Miura P-51D

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  1. Wayne Little

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    here is one of the first test shots of the new ZM kit...
     

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    Hell's Teeth ! It looks like a pic from the Inglewood production line !!
     
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    #3 stona, Aug 24, 2011
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    I saw these earlier. Quite right Airframes and surely aimed at the Japanese home market,they do like to open everything up. Nothing wrong with that.
    I've built the Z-M Ta152 which was a tricky kit needing quite a bit of effort.It looks good built but maybe is a bit over engineered. It has some very soft detail and the fit on mine was,politely,hit and miss.

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    By the time you've imported a Z-M kit to the UK they become expensive too.
    I'm not much of an allied modeller but as I've already got my grubby paws on one of the new(ish) 1/32 Tamiya P-51s I'll probably pass on this one.
    Cheers
    Steve
     
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    The tamiya kit has and will sell so well that many won't shell out for the ZM kit, but I'm sure it will still be a hit in Japan and elsewhere...
     
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    #5 stona, Aug 24, 2011
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    I hope so,the more manufacturers producing kits the better for all of us.I certainly wouldn't discourage anyone from building a Z-M kit.I wasn't put off by my experience with the Ta152. Not all kits go together like a new Tamiya and we shouldn't expect them to.
    That P-51 looks like it could be a very interesting challenge indeed.
    Cheers
    Steve
     
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    Agree with all, although there appear to be some unneccessary areas of engineering in the kit for my taste. I notice that there seem to be lots of bits that 'come off', but the main cowling is done in one piece, although a minor thing, and easy to change.
     
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    Plenty of superdetailing freaks will go nuts with it, with some excellent results I'll bet!
     
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    Yep. Certainly looks like a nice kit, but I'd probably go for the Tamiya if I was to do another Mustang.
     
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    bear in mind the image is a first off test shot, with lots more tweaking to come....
     
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    You can surely see her lines though "Cadillac of the Skies"
     
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    A box art shot...
     

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    Popular subject.
     
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    Somewhat plain art work, but who cares, it's the box contents which matters.
     
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    Yep! in the box is what counts!
     
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    :O I'm in love with this kit/company :O
     
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    Noticed they are going to offer free shipping for a period of time....might entice some extra buyers....
     
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    How many are you buying mate? :lol:
     
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    I'll be resisting temptation on this one....
     
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    Riiiiiight..... :lol:
     
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    Really...I am...
     
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