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Armor/AFV: Axis - WWII
Armor and ground forces of the Axis forces during World War II.
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Panther Kit
Chief
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Washington, United States
Joined: February 07, 2002
KitMaker: 496 posts
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2002 - 01:57 AM UTC
Anyone got the scoop on Italeri's Panther D kit No. 290? Hobby Town has it on sale for $14.95. Is it worth the price?
herberta
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Canada
Joined: March 06, 2002
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2002 - 05:26 AM UTC
Hi Chief.

I looked at Track-Link, and there is only a review of the Panther A there.
For what it's worth, here's the link:
http://www.track-link.net/reviews/19

The new DML kit is very nice, and you can get them from about $23 and up.
Note, I'm not attempting shameless self-promotion for an item on my sale list!
Cheers
Andy
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Vermont, United States
Joined: July 21, 2002
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2002 - 05:34 AM UTC
Having built all the Italeri Panthers except the new re-boxed DML G and built all the DML Panthers EXCEPT the D, I've got to think that the new DML kit has got to be better.

The Italeri kit had turret fit problems, since the turret hung up when you tried to rotate it. And the details were softer and of poorer quality.

Go for the DML kit, since Tamiya hasn't made one.

Mike