...some of them aren't so much "research" flaws as they are "Prototype differences"
By that I mean that the two teams may have used different full size examples for their "prototyping" with all the risks of restoring attendant.
(Remember Tamiy's Mk 1 meteor?)
Its entirely possible that the ZM team used a restored (or ex-racing) 'stang and that may account for some of the oddities (different bolts/rivets) seen in the final kit. Given a Mustang has in excess of 100,000 individual parts they probably missed the more subtle differences between drawings and their own info on hand.
One point about the Inner gear doors by Tamiya is that they have another -detailed- cover piece that will hide the Ejector marks completely.
Small RANT inserted here... mode on
What steams my biscuit is the torrents of what amounts to abuse (much of it on these forums) because they (ZM) did NOT make a PERFECT kit. (And Tamiya's IS better in some ways.) Which entirely misses the point. Less than 2 years ago there were HOWLS of righteous indignation that there was not a single, accurate P51D kit on the Market. Now we have TWO almost entirely accurate kits of it, and they STILL scream foul and blue murder!
Honestly, you'd think some of the moaners were two years old, not (allegedly) adults!
ZM deserve all the ENCOURAGEMENT they can get. Each kit they do seems to get better and better. But all they seem get is complaints and petulance.
'GTFU' People!! No-one is FORCING you to buy ZM...or Tamiya. Or any other brand. You CHOOSE. And so do I, And I will CHOOSE to buy a ZM kit, to go with the Tamiya kit I have CHOSEN to buy already!
Or is your REAL objection that it WASN'T done in the US of A? BECAUSE that's the implication I sometimes read into comments posted here..."It's not Revellogram or AMT or Aurora or (insert any other second-rate US company here) so I don't wanna know! (waaah!, drums heels on ground)"
Sorry, rant mode off now....
This message has been edited by Wurger41 from IP address 126.96.36.199 on Jul 15, 2012 8:41 PM
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