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Need help deciding my next Tamiya kit.


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I Need help deciding my next Tamiya kit. I need a mojo restorer. Here are my criteria...

1.      Fast build, no filling and sanding, no must needed mods (maybe resin tires).

2.      Not a million parts, this disqualifies the Mossie. Something with 300 parts or less.

Here are what I have in my inventory, let me know which one is the most hassle free.

F-4E

F-4J

F-4C/D

F-16

F-15J

F-15E

P-51D

Spitfire VIII

Spitfire IX

A6M2 Zero

F4U-1

F4U-1D

 

I have been leaning toward on of the Spitfires or Mustang, but the Phantom and Eagle also interest me. I’m hoping to avoid a kit that needs a lot of sanding and filler work. Please share your experiences. 

 

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I'm currently building the F-16 and it has been exactly what you are asking for.   Its brought back excitement to me that I had been lacking.   Wonderful fit, not overly complicated, and at most it would need an ejection seat.  The rubber tires are amazingly clean and with a light dusting of weathering pastels look perfect. 

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Wow, the F-16? I didn’t expect that, I thought everyone would have said the P-51 or Spitfire. I actually have all the paint I need and a set of HGW transfers for it. I will definitely move that to the top of the list.

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19 minutes ago, 1to1scale said:

Wow, the F-16? I didn’t expect that, I thought everyone would have said the P-51 or Spitfire. I actually have all the paint I need and a set of HGW transfers for it. I will definitely move that to the top of the list.

I just finished the Mustang before starting my F-16. I'd say the Mustang is definitely more "fiddly" than the Viper. 

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Right now, the top 4 on my list are these:

1. Mustang (thunderbird air racer)

2. F-16 

3. F-15D (combining E front with CJ back)

4. F-4D (MI ANG)

I'm still researching and deciding, but of all these, the Mustang is calling me the loudest. (Yes, my unbuilt models talk to me)

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I appreciate everyone’s opinions about these, for some reason, the F-16 wasn’t calling to me. But for some reason, this Mustang makes me happy when I touch the sprues. 
 

I still have not decided yet what version, but thinking about “Hurry Home Honey”, I guess that it will take me about at least two weeks to get started. I still want to at least get a few P-40 painted before I start this. 

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The special version of the Mustang I have came with a bonus set of decals for “HHH”, but I still have about 10 decal sheets I have collected, and I may even use one of the HGW sheet versions as well. 

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I love Tamiya's A6M series. The -2 is the nicest of the pair I think, but there's nothing wrong at all with the Mustang, either.

The F-15 is a fun kit, BUT it needs some AM, so knowing you're at least as anal as I am, it's out, so if you want a blowtorch, F-16 all the way. Every single solitary person who's built one loved it. Every Last One.  Needs a resin seat, and it's your choice on the wheels.

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