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Tennessee, United States
Joined: December 21, 2002
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Posted: Sunday, August 11, 2013 - 02:50 PM UTC
Hasegawa released their 1/48 Rufe floatplane Zero a few years ago to a modeling world anxious for an up to date A6M2-N to compare to the Tamiya 1/48 Rufe released in the early 1970s. In this review we can judge if the wait was worth it.

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Utah, United States
Joined: December 14, 2007
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Posted: Monday, August 12, 2013 - 04:00 AM UTC
Thanks for the look. #2 son just finished the Tamiya offering and it is clearly outpaced by this kit.
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Landes, France
Joined: May 22, 2008
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Posted: Friday, August 16, 2013 - 05:29 AM UTC
May be! But a precise study will show you that the tamiya kit is much more accurate than the hasegawa one. Check with the plans in the Aerodetail and make yourself an objective opinion! Cheers, jean.
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: March 29, 2010
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Posted: Friday, August 16, 2013 - 07:34 AM UTC
I'll take a better kit over a more accurate kit any day of the week.