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Griffon Model Vehicle Tool Racks
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Posted: Friday, September 25, 2009 - 03:31 PM UTC
Charles Reading reviews Panther Ausf. G/Jagdpanther On Vehicle Tool Racks, a multimedia set from Griffon Model.

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Posted: Friday, September 25, 2009 - 07:08 PM UTC
Charles the review appears to be giving this set a glowing report, I would however be more interested in how easy you find/found it to achieve the desired results as shown in the pictures from the manufacturers site. I say this because I have purchased a few PE sets and found that a number of them should come with a finger size guide as my hands cannot get close to obtaining the results shown as my fingers get in the way more often than not. I did note that they have included a brass tube rather than flat PE which is an improvement. Please do not see my comments here as negative as that is not my intention knowing how hard it can be to do a review of PE frets.
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Posted: Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 06:45 AM UTC
Darren,
As I don't have a Panther being built at the moment,I opted to do the 'in box' type review however I will gladly report on how the set goes together when I do build one in the future.

For anyone who has used Aber or Eduard sets for the Panther, the tool clasps etc are pretty much the same on the Griffon set. As noted, the big difference is the inclusion of the brass tubing to make the storage tube a bit easier than having to fabricate one out of a flat piece of brass.

Cheers,
Charles

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Posted: Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 07:36 AM UTC
Part of the reason I ask Charles is that while ABER and Eduard PE is basically the same design ABER seems to me at least to be a stiffer product, where as Eduard will bend if you look at it harshly. I cannot recall having used any Griffon PE to date so that would also be an aspect I would be interested in.
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Posted: Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 09:24 AM UTC
Like Darren, I'd like to know if anyone has tried these to see how easy they are to work with. I've found PE parts rewarding but fussy to work with. If you breathe too hard they fold like a pretzel.
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Posted: Monday, September 28, 2009 - 07:45 AM UTC
same here - i would like too to know how easy (or not) is the build up. I have used Aber's PE set for my panther, and building some of the clasps was so combersome and difficult that i gave them up (extremely small, and on top of that, you need to somehow insert an even smaller piece to them)