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Zimmerit for Brummbar late
Henk
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Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2006 - 10:34 PM UTC
This Photo-etch Zimmerit set from Eduard is great value for money.



Zimmerit for Brummbar late

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
HARV
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Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 12:23 AM UTC
Thank you for the review Henk. This is perfect for those of us that are a little hesitant to try making zimmerit on our own. Do you know if they are planning on releasing sets for other vehicles as well? This is something that I am definitely interested in.

Thanks again, HARV
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Posted: Saturday, September 23, 2006 - 09:23 PM UTC
Id rather go with the Atak zimmerit set for this kit. I do not think the Eduard zimmerit bears resemblence with the real thing in 1/35.

Also a Cavalier sheet would be a better option.

Also should one want to depict flaked zimmerit it will be a harder task than with the other mentioned products.

Have you used it on the Dragom Brumbär?

In my opinion theyre more suitable for 1/72.
Henk
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Posted: Saturday, September 23, 2006 - 11:12 PM UTC
Harv,

Eduard already do a lot of Zimmerit sets, look on the Eduard website for more details.


Toke,

I have not yet used it on the Brummbaer kit, but I have dry-fitted some parts against a kit, and the fit is good. I have the set for the Panther D, which I am hoping to build soon, and have attached a number of pieces on that kit. The part that goes on the turret wall follows the curves very well, and the openings for the pistol and communication ports fit perfectly. A more complex shape are the rear stowage boxes, and they are no problem either.
I am not familiar with Atak sets, and have only looked at Cavalier 'in the wrapper' (at a show), so I can't speak from experience. I have been told that they are good, if different, but they are more expensive.
Does this set bear resemblance to the real thing? Well, the pattern is right, if a little simplified, and after it's been painted and weathered it resembles Zimmerit.
We don't do 'comparison' reviews on Armorama, so a review is just that, it tells you what's in the box, if it's correct, if it fits, what it's like to work with. We don't offer an opinion as to which brand is better, as that is a very subjective choice, and something which can (and will... ) be debated for ever. Like here .

Cheers
Henk
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Posted: Sunday, April 13, 2008 - 05:40 AM UTC
I have the Dragon kit sitting in my cupboard as zimmerite is one thing I hate doing myself. This set may be the thing I need to get so that the kit will see day light.
Steve
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Posted: Sunday, April 13, 2008 - 05:50 PM UTC
I see that the pattern depicted looks more "hand-applied" than some of their earlier sets, which were too regular. I have seen a couple of models that were well-finished using the Eduard Zimmerit, but the key is to thoroughly putty all edges and joints so it doesn't look like aluminum siding. Some smears and smudges added to the surface with the body putty will also help create the illusion of a solid layer of putty.