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Modelcollect E-75/Tiger IIIs? (1/35)
kunjuro
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Philippines
Joined: October 27, 2013
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Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 12:00 PM UTC
Hi folks.

I've been eyeing modelcollects' Paperpanzer Tiger Kits (E-75, etc.) in 1/35 scale in our LHS. Can anyone tell me if they have experience working on the kits? How easy/hard are they to build? Also, how "imaginary" are the kits? I'm genuinely curious though it won't factor in as much in my purchase - I played a lot of World of Tanks years ago and liked how the E-75 played. I wonder if this modelcollect kit is worth the cash. Thanks folks.

for reference, it's this line of kits:
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/modelcollect-ua35012-tiger-iii-e-75--1220877
Biggles2
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Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 12:12 PM UTC
They're inexpensive (compared to mainstream "real" tanks) and entirely bogus. I've only ever built one Modelcollect kit - a 1/72 T-72. Nicely detailed with PE. Don't know much about their imaginary kits.
kunjuro
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Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 12:18 PM UTC

Quoted Text

They're inexpensive (compared to mainstream "real" tanks) and entirely bogus. I've only ever built one Modelcollect kit - a 1/72 T-72. Nicely detailed with PE. Don't know much about their imaginary kits.



Thanks. I was just surprised to see them sell 1/35 kits considering they've made their reputation in 1/72
spongya
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Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 07:13 PM UTC

Quoted Text

They're inexpensive (compared to mainstream "real" tanks) and entirely bogus. I've only ever built one Modelcollect kit - a 1/72 T-72. Nicely detailed with PE. Don't know much about their imaginary kits.



There is a strange divide in this: their Cold War Soviet stuff is excellent, with metal barrel, PE and all, and the fake German stuff is a lot more basic with the minimum PE (if any), "rubber" tracks, and no metal barrel.
Biggles2
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Posted: Friday, January 31, 2020 - 05:11 AM UTC
Their 12.8 cm. Flak Zwilling is a very decent model. No brass or PE, and a quick and easy build, but, nonetheless, a well-detailed model:

I did, however, make new platforms with brass mesh floors, and some wiring and cable-ing.