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Academy: Panther G
CMOT
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Posted: Tuesday, September 03, 2019 - 01:09 AM UTC


Cody Kwok reviews and builds the Academy Pz.Kpfw.V Panther Ausf.G Final Production and shares his thoughts on the model.

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Taeuss
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Posted: Tuesday, September 03, 2019 - 10:53 AM UTC
I've always felt that Academy kits were excellent value and were woefully under-appreciated by many who have never built one. If they have, as you said, really upped their game then this should be a fun build without the craziness associated with the Dragon instructions or the sticker shock of certain other new releases. I'd happily build one, if that means anything.
ctkwok
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Posted: Tuesday, September 03, 2019 - 11:49 AM UTC
I suppose they were underappreciated because they created a bad reputation for themselves with lower quality initial releases. They had been good but never awesome until the Abrams IMO, but they still weren't very competitive with German vehicles in terms of quality. Panthers aren't very complicated so a Dragon kit doesn't have that many parts either.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 03, 2019 - 09:16 PM UTC
I believe that their reputation was stained with the poor copies of Tamiya kits, I however like their aircraft and their recent releases have been very good.
russamotto
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Posted: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 - 04:39 AM UTC
I really enjoyed the Abrams and their new Pz. IV and this kit look very inviting. Molding has improved significantly but I have always liked their instructions, which are far better than other manufacturers, and their prices have been good. I hope they keep these coming out.