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Voyager BMP-3 Armor Upgrades
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Posted: Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 12:46 PM UTC
Sean Langley provides a review of a pair of armor upgrade sets from Voyager for the Trumpeter BMP-3.

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Limburg, Netherlands
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Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 04:29 AM UTC
that was a very thorough review, thanks for that!

It seems to me that these Voyager sets are getting more and more replacement parts with every new release. This might be great for the modelers who like to super detail their kits, but I wonder if the average modeler will like it. If I speak for myself I can say that I am happy when PE replaces some missing, inaccurate or thick parts, not half the kit. Having used some Voyager sets myself I found out that the enormous amount of fiddly parts kind of took away the fun of modelling. I stopped buying them


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Vermont, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 11:21 AM UTC
I know I am not a well man, and lord knows I loves me some photoetchedy craziness, but dayumm!

It's time to step away from the workbench if THAT starts to seem like a good idea, or worse yet look like fun!

When is Voyager going to get the message that we builders do not like our updates spread over 4-5 sets and all pictured at once in the new release info?

When will they get the clue that there cannot be more than a hundred people world-wide who want/need/will buy something like that or some of their other stuff?


back to tube glue and white testors brushes for me..


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Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 07:23 PM UTC
Doesn't seem too dificult. But, if I want reactive armor, I'll buy the kit that comes with it.
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 09:28 PM UTC
Great review James but smegging hell is it possible that Voyager forgot to put some PE into that kit .. kinda makes me glad i got the Trumpeter BMP 3 with the add on armour already there
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Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 07:23 AM UTC

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When is Voyager going to get the message that we builders do not like our updates spread over 4-5 sets and all pictured at once in the new release info?

I really don't see what the issue is...if you look at the photos, they give multiple part numbers for the PE/Accessories showing what has been used and if you go onto their Website or Hobby Easy or Lucky Model, they normally have a photo of whats included in what set.

Using the BMP for example, they have 6-7 different sets out for it, including an all-in-one set for the BMP-3 Early. I'd personally like the approach they are taking, since I really don't need the BMP-3 Interior set (since I'm not opening up the hatches) and I pick and choose what I need...which was the BMP-3 Basic set and BMP-3 Armament set for the turret..which set me back $30 bucks together. I also don't need a fiddly PE bow plane either... so I save a couple bucks
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Posted: Tuesday, August 02, 2011 - 01:21 PM UTC
It seems some companies love PE, and some only do resin. All those boxes to fold, and solder - no thanks. Why not a mixed set of resin and PE?
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 - 02:25 AM UTC
I'm with Illini; it would seem more logical to create this set as a combination of PE and resin.