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Eduard doing a Betty?
British Columbia, Canada
Joined: December 02, 2016
KitMaker: 267 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 05:39 AM UTC

Looking at the Eduard news for this month and I see a cartoon with what looks like a Betty.

Is Eduard going to make any Japanese planes?

Staff MemberAssociate Editor
Victoria, Australia
Joined: June 09, 2009
KitMaker: 7,526 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 06:40 AM UTC
Hi Richard.

It would be good to see Eduard venture into new grounds like this. If you are looking at the cartoon at the bottom of page 5, to me it looks like a Mitsubishi Ki-46 Dinah, rather than a Betty.

Cheers, D

Bayern, Germany
Joined: January 17, 2006
KitMaker: 672 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 10:43 AM UTC
Either of those two bombers would be very cool. Maybe we will get lucky and Eduard will make both of them in the next few years.

New Jersey, United States
Joined: February 06, 2015
KitMaker: 1,011 posts
AeroScale: 843 posts
Posted: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 03:36 PM UTC
Yes , it would be nice to have Eduard give us some Japanese subjects and I would be delighted to see anything they might offer , hopefully in 1/48 scale- however, we already have an excellent Dinah by Tamiya. How about giving us something we don't have - a Babs perhaps or an accurate ,state of the art Oscar - Wingsy is supposedly working on a Sonia but we haven't heard much on that lately.
One can dream but I won't hold my breath- we are likely to see yet another 109 or P 51 first.
Stockholm, Sweden
Joined: May 02, 2006
KitMaker: 1,887 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 06:46 PM UTC
Remember that it is not unusual for Eduard using the kits from other manufacturers and supplying their own PE, resin and decals and pack it all together as a "superkit". Some that springs to my mind are the 1/48 Phantom (Academy kit), a 1/35 Sherman (possibly a Tasca kit), a Liberator (Academy kit), another Liberator for release this spring (I'm going to Moson and might very well get myself one this time based on the Hasegawa kit).

Ontario, Canada
Joined: July 22, 2012
KitMaker: 771 posts
AeroScale: 763 posts
Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 10:18 PM UTC
Definitely NOT a Betty.

It's either a Dinah or maybe even a Nick. Most likely the former.