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Old 29-07-2014, 12:17 PM   #1
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Default Kaiyodo to release Thunderbird 2

http://www.taghobby.com/1-0/1-1/2014...93%81-revol-m/

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Old 29-07-2014, 01:12 PM   #2
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TB-2's ratios seem to be off somewhat- the body more egg shaped and the tail plain engines too flat. I know it is probably just an early prototype, but it is a concern. On a different note, I do like the panel scribing on the entire hull, not just the Pod...
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Old 29-07-2014, 03:57 PM   #3
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Any idea what scale this is likely to be when released ?
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Old 27-02-2015, 06:11 PM   #4
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And here she is - http://www.hlj.com/product/kyd00033

Pretty disappointing I must say but not really altogether unexpected. The size is reported as 50cms (19.68") so allowing for a little rounding that comes in at ~ 1/150th scale. So there's my 1st beef - why not pick a standard scale of 1/144th & allow for dioramas with other vehicles/craft.

And Yep - the shape just isn't right either! That blunted nose section & egg-shaped body is very reminiscent of the Revoltech TB2. Again, that probably shouldn't be a surprise since Kaiyodo are the company behind the Revoltech name.

From the photos on the HLJ website, I think it looks best from the front 3/4 angle but even in that one, she's just too porky for me - too much back-fat I reckon! If The Product Enterprise was the big green banana then this is the big fat green egg.

It's a shame really because, like Richard, I really like the panelling & the paint-job. Ah well, the wait goes on!


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Old 27-02-2015, 06:45 PM   #5
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I don't think it looks that bad and don't forget there was some difference between the miniatures anyway. What's it made of though?
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Old 02-03-2015, 03:07 PM   #6
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In most views the tail looks way too tall to me, but then in the fifth photo it looks to be at the correct height it should be from the top of the pod so i'm guesing that the "thrust line" of the engines is too low.
Not a bad try but it needs work.
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Old 02-03-2015, 06:29 PM   #7
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Can see what you mean by the egg shape, much too bulbous up front.

Then again I don't like the panel lines either, way too heavy for my taste. I've just started a TB2 launch diorama build using the smaller IMAI kit - I won't be having such harsh panel lines on it. I suppose I'll have to start a thread on it...
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Old 02-03-2015, 07:34 PM   #8
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The tail assembly looks too tall and spread out with the engine pod between them too short. I know there were a lot of differences between filming models, but the Aoshima 1/350 looks a lot closer that this expensive replica to me...
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Old 02-03-2015, 07:57 PM   #9
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Default Wrong shape, wrong colour...

The windows are also wrong... Not one for me alas.
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Old 10-04-2015, 01:00 PM   #10
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In Japan 1/150 scale is a standard model scale - their 'N' gauge is that scale and they produce vast amounts of model railway models in 1/150. For Japanese modellers I'd say a logical scale.

As far as the model goes... it does look a bit bloated, and that's resulted in the vertical fins being too tall. Pity because it does look quite nice from some angles. Bit pricey though.
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Old 10-04-2015, 04:35 PM   #11
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Guess it goes to show that some have very little regard in accuracy when
they don't even do right amount of research when it come to creating
a really good model.
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Old 21-04-2015, 04:50 PM   #12
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I stand corrected.
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Old 21-04-2015, 09:53 PM   #13
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As Derek Meddings once said: "Wrong shape... wrong colour!"
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