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Maquette sIG 33 Bison
Folgore
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Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2002 - 12:42 PM UTC
Has anyone built this or know of any reviews of this model. It is an interesting subject, but is expensive because it comes with numerous resin and white metal parts. I have heard that it might not be the greatest. Can I get some advice here?

Nic
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Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2002 - 07:12 PM UTC
Is this not the ole Alan kithttp://www.cidwebs.com/armorinscale/inboxbison2.htm

some views by Fabianhttp://216.239.51.100/search?q=cache:I53ncyTR18UC:204.50.25.179/gallery01/bisoniifd_1.htm+Alan+Bison&hl=en&start=3&ie=UTF-8

oops here it ishttp://www.aviapress.com/viewonekit.htm?MAQ-031

Did find this reviewhttp://216.239.33.100/search?q=cache:GwxlgKYFE5sC:www.network54.com/Hide/Forum/47207%3Fit%3D31+Maquette+Bison&hl=en&start=111&ie=UTF-8
Folgore
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Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2002 - 11:52 PM UTC
Thanks Jeff,
The one I'm talking about is the second one, different from the Alan kit.
All the reviews in that Missing Links page were absolutely brutal! I guess I won't be buying this kit with my own money, anyway. It's really too bad, because it's such a neat subject. Some guys suggest the Commanders or New Connection conversion kits for the Italeri Pz I. I have never come across these companies before, however.

Nic
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Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2002 - 07:56 AM UTC
Folgore...Isn't it a shame that all the really good subjects come from the really bad companies. I wanted to buy the Alan Grille....but I think I'll wait for the Tamiya Kit if it ever comes out. Jeff
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Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2002 - 08:04 AM UTC
Hi there

I bought the Alan Grille.
It looks nice in the box. I read all the reviews on ML and elsewhere.
It was selling for $14 at Squadron recently, and I figured it was worth a shot. The moldings look pretty clean, and the track links are very nice.

I think it's worth a shot! Of course you'll want to hear more when I actually start the kit!

Cheers
Andy
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Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2002 - 08:24 AM UTC
Nic, the only place that I know of that carries New Connection models is Mission Models
And here's Commander Series Models

Disclaimer: I know next to nothing about German AFVs!!!
sgtreef
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Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2002 - 09:29 AM UTC
Most likley the Bison 2 i sthe way to go with that killer on edone by Fabian