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PostSubject: A terrible experience   Wed 10 May 2017, 2:47 pm

I got this at a swap show for $5, so I shouldn't complain too much.  But the kit is terrible!  In 1/72nd, the thickness of the parts is abominable, just like the instructions.  The larger parts were warped.  I think Strelets area of expertise is really 1/72 figures and should stay there.



Many parts here, but where to put them all?




These 3 pics are all the instructions you get - and I checked their website.


This is the finished product (or so I thought).


Still some noticeable gaps here and there.


The kit turrets were abandoned as they were 4 pcs that had to be glued together. I used aluminum tube and thinner side shields.


Front and rear hatches were made from thinner styrene.  Door handles from wire.






After seeing the closeup pictures, It'll probably get a second go-over, sealing up more gaps with filler and giving a dusting of dirty gray.

Another background piece for a diorama.

Thanks for looking,
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PostSubject: Re: A terrible experience   Wed 10 May 2017, 9:58 pm

tried looking this up on scalemates, originally its a Russian mould, date unknown

looks pretty terrible, a brand to avoid me thinks

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PostSubject: Re: A terrible experience   Thu 11 May 2017, 7:38 am

You are making a silk purse from a pigs ear with that one, at least it has the excuse of being an old kit. The Airfix Land Rover Paul pulled out the bag was quite new I think?.

Brilliant to see triumph over adversity in both cases.
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PostSubject: Re: A terrible experience   Sat 13 May 2017, 5:18 pm

Improving a bad kit can only go so far and this looks like it was one of 'those' kits which become the basis of horror stories. Despite that you really improved it beyond the limitations of the kit itself which is a testament to your skills.
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PostSubject: Re: A terrible experience   Sat 13 May 2017, 6:24 pm

I always say that making something decent out of a crappy kit just makes you a better modeler Nice work!

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