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Tamiya T-55A...its offical!!!
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Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2002 - 08:44 PM UTC
http://www.tamiya.com/english/show0210/newslist.htm

Should be out in December

I'll take 3-4 of them thank you!

Scott
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Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2002 - 09:01 PM UTC
Im not sure I want one of these but there has been so much talk and hype about this model, I think I will buy one and build it just to see what all the fuss is about!
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Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2002 - 09:04 PM UTC
Don't understand the fuss either... But there were some other things on that list that sounds interesting... The Mitsubishi and Subaru WRC's for exampel... If you dare mentioning kits like that here on armorama...
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Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2002 - 09:11 PM UTC

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Don't understand the fuss either... But there were some other things on that list that sounds interesting... The Mitsubishi and Subaru WRC's for exampel... If you dare mentioning kits like that here on armorama...



Thomas, there's always froom for all modeling interest here...so if you like that topic (WRCs) start a topic on it...I'm sure Jim wouldn't mind building a forum for it if interests justify it!
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Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2002 - 09:13 PM UTC
That is good news! :-) Makes me a happy camper,thanks for the link.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2002 - 09:13 PM UTC
Also saw the German Assault Infantry in winter gear...oh boy just what we need, another Ardennes set!
I just wish they'd do a set of Afrika Korps Tankers!
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Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2002 - 09:30 PM UTC

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Im not sure I want one of these but there has been so much talk and hype about this model, I think I will buy one and build it just to see what all the fuss is about!



The Fuss is over that Tamiya will hopefully have an "accurate" T-55 compaired to whats out on the market now. ESCI, Trumpter, Skif, and Lindburg have all failed in creating a decent T-55. I know for one had a lot of hope that the Skif T-55 kit was going to be the one, but I no longer have the two kits I bought since it was so horrible...it was 2 steps back from the MT-LB they did and was as bad as their first kit they did...the T-80.

The ESCI Kit has its problems with its engine deck and the Trumpter kit looks nice but the Hull is too high on it due to the gearbox and batteries that went into it to make it motorized. Hopefully Tamiya will advoid these problems and making an accurate T-55 will be as pain less as possible with it.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2002 - 10:25 PM UTC
Hi all!
Ain't that much a fan of this model, but is always good to see a release so expected for the most modelers, last hope it come at least accurated as everybody are expecting it to be!
Have fun! :-)
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Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2002 - 10:37 PM UTC
I just ordered one from HobbyLink Japan for $27 plus shipping.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2002 - 01:55 AM UTC
YEs Yes Yes.........Am I excited????Yes, Ya, Oui, Si, S, Jawohl, Ken, aawa, La....I'm dancing in my office (can you see me!!??) Greteast thing since peanut butter, only had to wait 47 years!! hope this is accurate, but then again, it's Tamiya a dream come true!! Way to go big T I'll play on your team anyday. Thanks amillion for the lead. I don't know whether I want to build the model or eat it I'm so excited!! :-) (:-) (:-) Although I'm already building a Hidu T-55 This will be greatly welcomed.

Jack be T55'd
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Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2002 - 02:23 AM UTC

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YEs Yes Yes.........Am I excited????Yes, Ya, Oui, Si, S, Jawohl, Ken, aawa, La....I'm dancing in my office (can you see me!!??) Greteast thing since peanut butter, only had to wait 47 years!! hope this is accurate, but then again, it's Tamiya a dream come true!! Way to go big T I'll play on your team anyday. Thanks amillion for the lead. I don't know whether I want to build the model or eat it I'm so excited!! :-) (:-) (:-) Although I'm already building a Hidu T-55 This will be greatly welcomed.

Jack be T55'd



Jack---may I recommend that you use HobbyLink Japan and get one for under thirty bucks. By way of comparison, I used this outfit and got the Pershing for $26 months before my local guy had it for $44!
HTH
DJ
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Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2002 - 02:38 AM UTC
Thank You DJ Sir,

That is most kind. I shall look into that possibility. Any savings is of course always welcome. Thanks again!

Jack
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Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2002 - 02:40 AM UTC

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Thank You DJ Sir,

That is most kind. I shall look into that possibility. Any savings is of course always welcome. Thanks again!

Jack



Jack--do you have their site address?
DJ
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Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2002 - 02:43 AM UTC
No, could you post it or is there a kink here on the site?? Happy construction with yours btw, I bet it will be superb!

Jack
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Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2002 - 03:03 AM UTC
Jack--use this one http://www.hlj.com/index.html. You will have to send them your credit card info over their secure hook-up. Once they get it you just tell them to use it for future purchases.
Let me know if this does not work or if you need anything else.
DJ
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Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2002 - 03:06 AM UTC
Thanks a million, errr a zillion DJ!
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Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2002 - 03:55 AM UTC
I seem to be getting the feeling of being lighter. Oh yeah its my money leaving my pocket to do allthose IDf tirans. for once I'd like somebody to make a kit I want before i use an inferior one. :-) :-)
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Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2002 - 07:16 AM UTC

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Jack---may I recommend that you use HobbyLink Japan and get one for under thirty bucks. By way of comparison, I used this outfit and got the Pershing for $26 months before my local guy had it for $44!
HTH
DJ



Yeah.. the shop in N Mass had the Finemolds X-wing I got for $17 +shipping for...
drumroll please
$44!!

As for Tamiya T55.. YES! YES! YES! ( ok... too much more and I'm sounding like Meg Ryan in Harry met Sally..)

But.. look at the dogs breakfast they made of the T72 turret.. and that's the 'new' tamiya, or reasonably new anyway..

One can only hope they follow up and do a German 251/22 IR UHU, and a PACV hovercraft..
then I woke up and saw the bong was empty...

I'm in for a couple.. wanna bet that all the T55 aftermarket sitting in closets turns up on e-bay in the next month?

Mike

Love the handguns and tequila quote by the way.. I've used that one before too...

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Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2002 - 07:25 AM UTC

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Im not sure I want one of these but there has been so much talk and hype about this model, I think I will buy one and build it just to see what all the fuss is about!



The Fuss is over that Tamiya will hopefully have an "accurate" T-55 compaired to whats out on the market now. ESCI, Trumpter, Skif, and Lindburg have all failed in creating a decent T-55. I know for one had a lot of hope that the Skif T-55 kit was going to be the one, but I no longer have the two kits I bought since it was so horrible...it was 2 steps back from the MT-LB they did and was as bad as their first kit they did...the T-80.

The ESCI Kit has its problems with its engine deck and the Trumpter kit looks nice but the Hull is too high on it due to the gearbox and batteries that went into it to make it motorized. Hopefully Tamiya will advoid these problems and making an accurate T-55 will be as pain less as possible with it.



So what makes you so sure Tamiya's will be accurate . we all know that somethings will have to be added and then the inevitable PE. God another $100.00 kit (:-)
Cheers
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Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2002 - 07:41 AM UTC
I am excited for this one. Does anyone know if it will be accurate for an Iraqi tank in DS? If not it sounds like it will be the best choice considering what I have read about the other T-55's. This tank (most likely this one) actually took the life of one of my relatives in DS. I have been doing a lot of research on it; maybe I will post the story in the Soldiers Stories forum.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2002 - 08:54 AM UTC
Jeff--I am hoping this baby will be a new mold. I have the Lindberg kit which will go on the bloc the minute they tell me mine is enroute.
DJ #:-)
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Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2002 - 09:17 PM UTC
Well on the Tamiya site that it was listed on...it was listed as a Russian Army T-55A, but we won't know excatly what it looks like till photo are post of it..which I guess we'll see in a couple weeks.

In reguards to the Tamiya T-72 turret...I've read/heard that its a Check produced model and its accurate for that...but also theres been many changes to the T-72 turret and it all depends on which model your doing and if you'll have the correct turret. At least with the T-55 they used the same turret on all the marks minus changes in the hatches on the turret! Also remember that the Russians where big into upgrading their older models and you might have a mismash of older model with upgraded parts on it. There was some photos of T-64s on yahoo group that belong too and it had older T-64s upgraded with parts from the BV model! I'm just looking forward to having an accurate base to start with that doesnt require me chopping it up just to get started on it!
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Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2002 - 09:50 PM UTC
Does anyone know the timeline of the Tamiya Panther offerings?
How long it was between the announcement/release of the first ( Late G?) to the Early G, to the Steelwheels.. I think I got the order right...

since I wasn't into panthers at the time, I can remember complaining that why do we need 3x panthers when we don't have a good T55..

Hopefully the first version, whatever it is.. sells well enough to put out another. Maybe do a Late and then a early, w ERA, then an IDF.. whatever

At first it seems like there are too many possibilities to fit all the variants into one box. But then again, Academy has, what.., 4 possibilities in the Nam M113 kit?..

I wonder if they'd ever go to Accurate Mineatures B25 route of offering a base kit and then later a upgrade/different variant requiring you to already have the base kit.

Also hopefully they have done good homework and know what version specific details are needed or not for particular vehicles.. not like the IS 3 which was measured from a rebuild and not too accurate for the general production run.

Please don't get me wrong, I love the idea of the Big T doing this tank, I'll buy and build several, but I'd love it if it started out close to correct. I am not a picker of nits, but would like a dimensionally accurate, well detailed, well molded vehicle to start from.

Mike
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Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2002 - 09:51 PM UTC
Just a small correction here. Someone mentioned the release date is in December
However, The Hobbylink says 11-2002, Sorry folks thats in "NOVEMBER" Yeah...My Birthday is in NOVEMBER...OH and did I mention that the NEW 007 Movie will also be coming out in NOVEMBER...Hey it looks like it's going to be a great month for a Birthday !!!!

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