Upcoming kit reviews. Meng Dr-1 with MVR bust, and Tamiya P-38H Limited Edition kits
Several weeks ago I received these kits from Sprue Brothers. I was able to get my hands on these two thanks to my loving wife (for putting up with me) and an available balance on a credit card. I also want to thank Paul Nash, @white4freak
for letting me know well in advance that this kit was going to be available in the future. That future time has now arrived… so MANY thanks Paul !
I am planning on doing a very thorough kit review on both of these magnificent kits in the near future.
I’m giving you the choice … Pick which one you would rather see first. After three days I will tally the votes and then get busy with posting the articles. I typically have to write two separate articles to cover all the parts.
The Meng 1/32 scale Fokker Dr-1 is the one that Wingnut Wings was working on just before they closed the doors. When it became available I knew that I had to get one. Now it’s available and it includes parts to build up the original F-1 machines and the early versions of the Dr-1 as well. This one also includes a 1/10 scale resin bust of Manfred Von Richthofen. I can see myself getting one or possibly two more of these.
The 1/48 Tamiya P-38H is a limited edition too. It includes the parts that will allow you to build a very authentic P-38H. This kit is presented in a plain white box. Once it’s gone, it’s gone for good, as Tamiya has indicated that it will not be released again.
Tamiya has taken Eduard’s lunch money and tossed them in a locker with their old outdated P-38. The Eduard P-38 was basically the Academy plastic in a new box with some extra Eduard resin and PE parts added to help make it better.
The Tamiya P-38H is based off their excellent 1/48 scale “new tool“ P-38F/G version, but it includes a new plastic tree that contains the parts that are needed to build a P-38H.
I have a nice set of decals that I will use for this one that will allow me to build up plane that was used by the US Army based in Orlando FL, as part of the Air Combat school during the War.
Please let me know what kit you want me to review first.
I have a strong feeling that they will be hitting the bench very soon.
As always, comments are encouraged.