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Armor/AFV: Axis - WWII
Armor and ground forces of the Axis forces during World War II.
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Posted: Friday, November 30, 2018 - 12:30 PM UTC
Kind of stoked. Early Santa package delivery from Hong Kong.
Reasonable parts count too.

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Posted: Friday, November 30, 2018 - 12:38 PM UTC
Very much waiting to see a comparison between this and Amusing Hobby's version.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2018 - 05:03 AM UTC
Kewl!
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Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2018 - 12:12 PM UTC
Mine arrived today also from Hong Kong. Gorgeous kit. I have two...one for a Panther dio and one for a Maschinen Krieger sci-fi dio.
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Posted: Friday, December 07, 2018 - 02:51 AM UTC
Are the tires vinyl or styrene?
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Posted: Friday, December 07, 2018 - 05:27 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Are the tires vinyl or styrene?



Vinyl/Rubber. Look nice though.
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Posted: Friday, December 07, 2018 - 06:39 AM UTC

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Vinyl/Rubber. Look nice though.


I'm sure they look fine, but vinyl often reacts badly to paint and weathering materials, and degrade over time (please, no one tell me how their Tamiya rubber band tracks from 1923 are still going strong, there are exceptions, but who wants to take a chance?).
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Posted: Friday, December 07, 2018 - 06:46 AM UTC
Iíve already started to build mine. So far very good fits and details. Will see later how the tires hold paint. Maybe with luck some resin replacement wheels will be released but Iím not holding my breath on that one.
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Posted: Friday, December 07, 2018 - 12:10 PM UTC
Just a few shots of one of the main components. Lots of small parts for the carpet monster but the overall fit is very good. Much too fiddley for me to make it workable, but I suppose it could be done.







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Posted: Friday, December 07, 2018 - 02:41 PM UTC
Thanks for sharing the build up pictures. Looks like a very interesting kit.




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Posted: Friday, December 07, 2018 - 08:28 PM UTC
Good start there, I look forward to seeing more soon. Making this movable does look like a daring task...
There will be many to follow now that there are two new kits out.

/Stefan
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Posted: Saturday, December 08, 2018 - 07:51 AM UTC
Can't wait to see more!

This is a really interesting kit with my name on it.

I notice Takom is also selling a "mystery" type kit where you get the crane and 1 of 6 or so panzer kits, but you don't know which one!

I think I will stick with the base crane kit.

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Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 04:32 AM UTC
As you continue your construction of the model - more photos please.
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Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 05:23 AM UTC
These are the two main base towers. Still need to thread the cabling.