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Sprue-tour: Tamiya's 1/32 F4U-1A
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New Hampshire, United States
Joined: December 15, 2001
KitMaker: 12,447 posts
AeroScale: 506 posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 09:41 PM UTC
Gary gives us his first impressions on this new Tamiya release which he will be building.

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Staff MemberAssociate Editor
New York, United States
Joined: December 04, 2010
KitMaker: 10,113 posts
AeroScale: 7,348 posts
Posted: Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 01:17 AM UTC
Another really excellent in depth pre-build box review. I'm looking forward to following your build to it's conclusion.

I've seen several builds of this kit from super, and I mean super detailed, to OOB museum quality. It's a fantastic kit that surely will be a joy for you to build and share with us.

Arizona, United States
Joined: February 13, 2013
KitMaker: 746 posts
AeroScale: 210 posts
Posted: Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 02:09 AM UTC
Wow that was great - a beer and kit review. What a excellent review idea. Any chance you can get that beer in the US? I am on www.untappd.com and is always looking for brews to check in. Oh nice kit.

Manitoba, Canada
Joined: August 27, 2007
KitMaker: 265 posts
AeroScale: 63 posts
Posted: Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 08:25 AM UTC
ANOTHER smashing review Gary...! Theres summit aboot a Scottish accent that adds a wee bit o flavrr to a video.

Fun to watch and VERRRy imformative. WELL DONE JIMMY...!
"Givus tuu pints o heavy, know what a min"...as Mr. Connely once said...!

Keep up the great work Gary, a joy to watch when it's -35 outside...!

Staff MemberAssociate Editor
Victoria, Australia
Joined: June 09, 2009
KitMaker: 6,479 posts
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Posted: Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 08:46 AM UTC

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Keep up the great work Gary, a joy to watch when it's -35 outside...!

Nudging 40 Celcius here, so the "joy to watch" applies at both ends of the temperature scale !

Excellent work, what a great format to review kits. It really does add another dimension to add to the enjoyment. I can almost smell that "fresh out of the box" styrene that we all crave.

Cheers, D
Staff MemberPresident
England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: September 30, 2002
KitMaker: 8,566 posts
AeroScale: 4,913 posts
Posted: Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 11:16 AM UTC
I love your review and I totally agree that after market items are probably not necessary, apart form Paint masks. So if you would like some paint masks for this just give me a shout

I have the kit and I'm planning on doing "Big Hog" mainly because of the S&B with red surround and the "Big Hog" script But I can do almost any scheme that you desire
Staff MemberSenior Editor
United Kingdom
Joined: June 11, 2003
KitMaker: 17,269 posts
AeroScale: 12,639 posts
Posted: Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 11:18 PM UTC
Hi there

At the risk of being a lone voice in the wilderness (and this is me talking as an (almost) ex-video editor who totally admires Gary's presentation style!), I have to admit I gave up when I saw the duration. I can't spend half nearly an hour just watching a first take on a kit. As much as I love the idea of video reviews - they are long. I'm certainly no Luddite and, much as I love new technology, it's just so much quicker to read than listen...

All the best

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New Jersey, United States
Joined: January 09, 2008
KitMaker: 10,360 posts
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Posted: Friday, January 30, 2015 - 03:06 AM UTC
Major jealous. Santa did NOT bring one, but my birthday is in a week.
Auckland, New Zealand
Joined: October 25, 2005
KitMaker: 946 posts
AeroScale: 492 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 07, 2015 - 01:15 PM UTC
Hi Gary

Great review, just wish I had the coin,to purchase it.
Never mind I have the Tamiya 1/72 nd scale in the stash.
I'll just have to hold it closer and pretend.

Looking forward to your next beer oops I mean kit review