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Friday, November 06, 2020 - 10:18 PM UTC
Announced sometime in July, the wait may soon be over as Tamiya has this kit slated for December release.
Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf. F (35374). The kit includes newly tooled parts, except for the lower hull and wheels. Kit highlights:

  • link-and-length tracks with track jig supplied
  • choice of types of engine deck hatch, with or without louver
  • includes three figures commander, gunner, and loader
  • marking options for two Eastern Front vehicles
  • comes with a full color painting guide and four-language background story
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This looks like a nice kit. Tamiya's recent figures are on par with most of the leading injection molded plastic figures on the market today. I will have to get this one.
NOV 07, 2020 - 11:32 AM
Yawn...what shall I do with those Dragon, Border etc kits in the stash now that Tamiya has an offering? Build them, of course. While I have always appreciated Tamiya for fine engineering in their kits this one is too little too late and I simply can't be bothered.
NOV 07, 2020 - 12:29 PM
From the pics provided, the detail looks pretty sharp, along with the tracks. Looks like the stash grows yet again.
NOV 07, 2020 - 02:45 PM
Looks like a decent kit. The figures are much better than when Tamiya first started.
NOV 08, 2020 - 01:46 AM
For the last few years, Tamiya has been clothing live models in period uniforms, posing them to fit, and then scanning them in three dimensions with a laser. That eliminates any artistic limitations of a sculptor, and provides a very life-like appearance. They can tweak it a little, though, as when they chose to give their SU-76 commander the face of Vladimir Putin!
NOV 08, 2020 - 11:26 AM
We aren't all so lucky to be able to afford all those fabulous models from companies like Dragon, Border, R.F.M, etc. I've only been working again 2 months after 11 months out of work; but even now I still can't afford them. I haven't even bought a model for pushing 2 years now. I see people on F.B. posting pix of the SEVEN Takom Jagdpanthers they bought, plus all the A.M. they can't seem to finish a model without and pull another 20 year old out of the stash. I live in Japan, so Tamiya is relatively cheap and easily available for me. Their engineering and fit are second to none; as are their instructions. So spare a thought for those who have to make do with what they can afford please.
NOV 09, 2020 - 01:42 PM
I like what people do with Dragon, Takom, etc, but I just have the time or desire to mess around with a kit that has that high of a parts count. Like you, I like Tamiya and looking forward to this kit.
NOV 13, 2020 - 02:11 PM
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