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Pz.Kpfw.VI Neubaufahrzeug
Mario_HR
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Croatia Hrvatska
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Posted: Sunday, January 29, 2012 - 05:38 AM UTC
Peter van Bezu reviews the newest plastic kit from a new company; "Pz.Kpfw.VI Neubaufahrzeug, Krupp Armored Version (Nr.3, Nr.4, Nr.5)" from Amusing Hobby - kit 35A003.


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Stoottroeper
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Posted: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 - 08:42 PM UTC
2 Updates:

1) According to some the tracks are "Friuls", this is mentioned nowhere in the box, but the plastic looks the same.

2) The 2 PE-parts labeled "X" are mentioned in the addendumleaflet and are used to secure the jack.

Peter
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Posted: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 - 09:28 PM UTC

Quoted Text

2 Updates:

1) According to some the tracks are "Friuls", this is mentioned nowhere in the box, but the plastic looks the same.

Peter



Friuls ? Somewhat confused by that statement, as those are white metal tracks and the kits are clearly plastic.

As I understand it in style and construction they are more like ModelKasten ones, with track links held together with small pins glued into place each side of the link. Its also a method seen in recent Trumpeter releases.

Alan
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Posted: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 - 10:22 PM UTC
Hi Alan,

Yesterday I took the kit to the moddelling-club I infrequently attent and they said the tracks looked like "Friuls"
As I have never used neither "Modelkasten" nor "Friuls" I took their word for granted.

Peter
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Posted: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 - 10:45 PM UTC
Have you guys checked the comparison review on PMMS? Amusing Hobby kit got the best rating from Terry.
vonHengest
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Posted: Wednesday, February 08, 2012 - 12:25 PM UTC
Here is the link NeubauFahrzeug Nr.3-5 comparison. It's quite impressive.
bizzychicken
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Posted: Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 10:35 PM UTC
Thanks Mario. This kit dont look like its for novices. These Modelkasten type tracks are getting popular, just got some with a trump kit, dont know if they are as good? look very similar, even a jig with the trump kit.
Trondg
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Posted: Friday, March 16, 2012 - 07:36 AM UTC
Peter v B!

My late father was at the site where one of the "Neubaus" was demolished in the walley of Gudbrandsdalen here in Norway in 1940. Some summers ago I got the opportunity to visit a tiny WW2-museum at Kvam. Here I could study some relics from the tank. (A climbing wheel). It was NOT panzergrau, but lighter, german field-grau.
Have a nice building-evening!
Trond in Norway.