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8 New Kits from Tamiya
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Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 05:37 AM UTC
A quick video overview of eight new release kits just out (or coming out) from Tamiya during the summer of 2014. Includes the new Mark IV Male tank!

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Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 07:38 AM UTC
Why does the Achilles kit have counter weights? It doesn't look like a plane....

Looks like some good stuff anyways.
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Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 08:40 AM UTC
Achilles & Saratoga: two models that get my heart pounding!
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Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 08:46 AM UTC
reboxing low grade italeri trash shame on you tamiya
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Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 09:06 AM UTC

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reboxing low grade italeri trash shame on you tamiya



Sorry but I don't find comments like this either accurate, informative or productive. What is the point other than to start a troll war?

Please rethink this kind of 'trash' comment before you post.

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Posted: Friday, August 01, 2014 - 11:45 PM UTC

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Why does the Achilles kit have counter weights? It doesn't look like a plane....

Looks like some good stuff anyways.



I wouldn't call them counter weights as they are not there to balance anything. They are there (as far as I can tell) because although Tamiya has grudgingly given up on the metal hulls they dont want to admit that the extra weight thing was not a terribly useful idea. At least not for me.
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Posted: Sunday, August 03, 2014 - 04:11 AM UTC
I think they are using an ICM Pak36(r) ..nice gun kit.
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Posted: Sunday, August 03, 2014 - 02:12 PM UTC
I am going to preorder the mk Iv male tank now!
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Posted: Sunday, August 03, 2014 - 02:18 PM UTC

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Mark IV Male tank



Curse you Tamiya........trying my best to seriously thin out my stash and you release this one!!!!!

Awesome!!

Randy
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Posted: Tuesday, August 05, 2014 - 09:36 AM UTC

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Why does the Achilles kit have counter weights? It doesn't look like a plane....

Looks like some good stuff anyways.



I wouldn't call them counter weights as they are not there to balance anything. They are there (as far as I can tell) because although Tamiya has grudgingly given up on the metal hulls they dont want to admit that the extra weight thing was not a terribly useful idea. At least not for me.



One is clearly marked on the front of the box as "Large Turret Counterweight". The other 4 go in the lower hull to add weight as you say. Making a small light-weight kit a little more weighty seems like a good idea to me.

Jim