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Elefant
German Heavy Tank Destroyer Elefant
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by: Jim Starkweather [ STAFF_JIM ]

SUMMARY
Jim gives us a preview of this new kit from Tamiya, the Elfant in 1/48 scale. Also included in this video, but not part of the boxed kit is the Zimmerit decal set offered by Tamiya (Detail-Up Parts Series #12671).
  Scale: 1:48
  Mfg. ID: 32589
  Suggested Retail: 2000
  PUBLISHED: Mar 15, 2017
  NATIONALITY: Germany
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 89.83%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 82.19%

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About Jim Starkweather (staff_Jim)
FROM: CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES

I started building models in 1971 when I was 6. My first model was a 1/32 P-40 Warhawk. Revell I believe. From there I moved onto the standard cars, Apollo spacecraft, and other kid orientated kits. I don't know what got me started on Armor. I must have seen a Monogram tank kit one day and said "Mom...

Copyright 2017 text by Jim Starkweather [ STAFF_JIM ]. All rights reserved.


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There is a Tankworkshop conversion to turn the kit to the earlier Ferdinand and Monreo Perdu is working on a zimmerit set for this kit . Sorry Jim but the Tamiya zimmerit is not good it does not have the depth and sharpness to make zimmerit look right. Try under a coat of paint you'll see what i mean. Plus ALL Elephants Must have zimmerit .Get a hold of some Monreo Zim and compare it to the Tamiya stuff it really is not a contest ,Monreo wins hands down .Have a look on track 48 we have been over this kit fairly well . Hope these comments are useful
MAR 18, 2017 - 09:21 AM
Just looking at the pics, that "zimmerit" is laughable!
MAR 19, 2017 - 02:32 AM
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