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WWII IJN Fighter Pilot
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: July 28, 2004
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Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 - 02:47 PM UTC
Kenny Loup reviews Tamiya's latest addition to their range of 1/16 figures, the WWII IJN Fighter Pilot.

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Thanks Kenny!

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Florida, United States
Joined: October 17, 2003
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Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 - 03:26 PM UTC
Interesting subject.
Thanks for the review.
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Sri Lanka
Joined: May 05, 2005
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Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 - 03:47 PM UTC
Thanks for the review, Kenny.

Just can't beat Tamiya's boxart, eh? Wow. Pity about the hands. I found the same problem with the German Infantryman on Manouver. Can't you use the left hand from the folded arm pose for the sword pose?

Look forward to hearing about the decals. They were crap on the German fig, and I heard they aren't great on the DAK fig either.
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Montana, United States
Joined: June 03, 2003
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Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 - 07:55 PM UTC
thanks for the review. I noticed the hand positions before I read about them also. You would think they could have done a better job on this part of the kit. Also, (and no offense if intended here) the face does not appear to be very Asian to me, at least compared to the box art (which is very nice I might add). Overall, I agree with the comments especially about a new non-German subject.
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Joined: March 05, 2004
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Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 07:57 AM UTC
Many thanks for the detail review Kenny. Pity about the hands and from the what David has written and what I found on their Rommel kit, it would appear to be a problem with quite a few of their 1/16 kits.