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Monogram Tanks in 1/32.
Tomascastano
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Madrid, Spain / Espaņa
Joined: June 26, 2005
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Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 12:23 PM GMT
Hello Friends,
I'm triying for a couple of months,to found the Monogram old kits in 1/32.
Especially the Pzkpw.IV and Brumbar.
Anyone knows,where I can found them?,any hepls?.Any comments will be apreciated.
Regards,

Tomas
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Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 07:09 PM GMT
I see them on eBay often, sometimes for not much money.
Tomascastano
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Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 09:04 PM GMT
Thanks Robin for the info.
Yesrteday,just visitited E.bay,but dont see...
Do you have the link?.thanks again.

Tomas
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Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 09:50 PM GMT
eBay is an ever changing source of supply. What you can't find there today, there maybe ten of next week. Here is a link to an auction to give you an idea of what the old Monogram kits are going for:
StuG IV and Flakpanzer auction
British Grant tank
M4A1 w/Calliope rocket launcher

None are exactly what you are looking for, but just search about twice a week for "monogram" and "panzer" or "tank" and you will get a few hits.
spongya
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2006 - 12:12 AM GMT
How good these kits are? (Just because they're old, they can be good -the B-26 in 48 is excellent, for example.)
Tomascastano
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2006 - 02:01 AM GMT
Thanks again Robin,for share the correct link.
I remember these days with the other ones..;White semitrack,Shermans.
Hi Andras, compare with the kits in the market today, most of them are
Dinosaurs,but the general dimensions are well to rework on them.
spongya
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2006 - 02:45 AM GMT
Thanks
(I might try one later )
Sabot
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2006 - 03:32 AM GMT

Quoted Text

How good these kits are? (Just because they're old, they can be good -the B-26 in 48 is excellent, for example.)

Decent for the day, dated today, but still can be built into respectable models.
GeraldOwens
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006 - 12:31 AM GMT

Quoted Text

How good these kits are? (Just because they're old, they can be good -the B-26 in 48 is excellent, for example.)


The German Panzer IV-based kits have vinyl track with detail on the outside face only. The drive sprocket spokes are not hollow as they should be. The gun on the Panzer IV is pretty thin. The angle of the gun tube where it meets the ball-shaped mantlet on the Brummbar is incorrect (Tamiya kit makes the same mistake). The Brummbar and Jagdpanzer IV do have Zimmerit molded on the surface, saving some work.
The Lee, Grant and Sherman kits have poor tracks, with end connectors centered on the track blocks instead of being positioned in between them. The air intakes on the Shermans are molded solid with the engine deck.
blaster76
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006 - 12:40 AM GMT
unless you are absolutly dead set on getting the Monogram 32nd scale, you are far-far-far better off buying a Tamiya or Dragon version of the particuar item you want. The monogram stuff is btwn 30 and 40 years old
crossracer
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006 - 12:19 PM GMT
I just finished the brumbar, i used it as a excersise in building and painting. THe fun of these are that they are over 30 years old, and yes there are some problems with them. However most people in the world would be hard pressed to find such problems. On the brumbar i used the Tamiya panzer 4 equipment set to make the brumbar look a little nicer. THe tracks however are a weak point, especially since they dont seem to want to hold paint well.
Still good luck and enjoy the build. My hobby shop has one on the shelf however the shipping to spain might make it expensive.
Bill
Tomascastano
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006 - 02:25 PM GMT
Hi Friends,
I had all the collection.Still remember the amazings "dios" of the grand
master,Shep Paine.
Hi,Bill,I will pay the cost of shipping and the model,of course!,thanks.
I'm really interest in Pzkw IV.
Regards,