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JPTRR
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Posted: Saturday, January 31, 2009 - 05:43 AM UTC
Back when I actually built models I built the following three; KitMaker David Byrden, CALLSIGN: Byrden, has an excellent article with photos of built kits: Some information about the Bandai 1/48 armour range , and http://byrden.com/bandai/guides.html

Fuman reissue of Bandai PzKpfw III




Fuman reissue of Bandai Sd.Kfz. 232





FROG reissue of Bandai T-34


Since the continuing weakness of Bandai kits is the tool set, here are some cast metal O scale (1/48) model railroad tools. They are pretty easy to find and inexpensive.


A 1980s Bandai reissue of their Tiger II with heat-gouged zimmerit:

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Posted: Saturday, January 31, 2009 - 06:01 AM UTC
To see what a real modeler can do with these kits, please see Matthew Lenton's excellent feature of Bandai's Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf. H

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Foyled
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Posted: Wednesday, February 04, 2009 - 05:47 PM UTC
Great!There are very hard to find now!thanks!
cheers!
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Posted: Wednesday, February 04, 2009 - 07:00 PM UTC
Great to see! I was working in a model shop when the original Bandai kits were released and won my first IPMS competition with their Tiger 1.
The full interiors were a revelation, no aftermarket stuff in those ancient times!
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Posted: Thursday, February 05, 2009 - 10:27 AM UTC
Cheers Fred, I really like the look of the 232 8rad, that's a very nice looking model. I am still hoping to pick up another one or two of these, but the prices are getting a bit out of hand. I was hoping for a Tiger I with some vague notion of getting it together with the PIV for a diorama.

I thought you might these additional photos I took . . .



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Posted: Friday, February 06, 2009 - 08:22 PM UTC
Matthew,

Great job! I haven't gotten this far with Photoshop yet. You and Matrixone are good at this.
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Posted: Sunday, February 08, 2009 - 10:50 AM UTC
I think matrixone has taken things a bit further than me! - I just put mine in front of a propped up book with the photo in it !! These were from a couple of Squadron / Signal books where they do the odd full page spread. The only photo processing was to make it look like an old fuzzy photo.

Liked your Bandai Matilda review by the way.
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Posted: Monday, July 14, 2014 - 10:32 AM UTC
A recent Bandai thread piqued my interest in showing a few old Bandai artifacts.

I built their 1/48 Panther way back when. Even though it eventually ended up melted into many other models in the model crypt in my backyard, by then I had become aware that neat internal items could become detail parts in other models someday. Approximately 45 years ago I removed the internal goodies, including the Maybach engine and the radio/engine instruments console (not shown).