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Offline jejo68

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getting back into building model tanks
« on: May 14, 2017, 11:32:42 AM »
Right so after a short break of 20 years or so im finally ready to get back into building tanks, pref ww2 scale 1/35.

I guess Tamiya is still a good option but what else is on the market if you want some quality models ?


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Re: getting back into building model tanks
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2017, 12:04:36 PM »
I think it's wise to do your homework. Many models are older moulds sometimes rebadged.

I was pointed to this site once for checking on models
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/

Generally speaking though, I think Dragon, Takom, Trumpeter, Academy and Tamiya are good bets. There may be others and I feel terrible for simply mentioning the mainstream makers - but wherever I look, they are generally names that crop up.

Dragon and Takom I believe have high part counts. Sometimes that's a good thing. Other times, it can make the model more tedious to make...so it depends on how in depth you want to get.

I've only literally taken up the hobby a couple or 3 years ago myself but I haven't focussed on armour. Of armour, I've made a Trumpeter Challenger II and a Tamiya Leopard 1A4. Both were excellent models but I definitely found the Tamiya one easier. I don't know how old the moulds were - but they were both well detailed.
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Re: getting back into building model tanks
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2017, 11:38:18 AM »
I think it's wise to do your homework. Many models are older moulds sometimes rebadged.

I was pointed to this site once for checking on models
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/


That's a really good site - was looking for an age of sail frigate model, this just made it a whole lot easier!

many thanks
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Re: getting back into building model tanks
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2017, 11:59:53 AM »
Glad it helped  O0
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Re: getting back into building model tanks
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2017, 10:50:11 AM »
and this website, www.missing-lynx.com is probably the best for armor modeling.
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Re: getting back into building model tanks
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2017, 12:59:52 PM »
Nice one!
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Re: getting back into building model tanks
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2017, 06:44:07 PM »
ty for the replies guys  :bd:

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Re: getting back into building model tanks
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2017, 09:27:00 AM »
ty for the replies guys  :bd:
jejo - there's also this site...

https://intscalemodeller.com/

...people there are very helpful and lots of informative posts
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Re: getting back into building model tanks
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2017, 02:47:03 PM »
btw I found this youtube channel called Andy's hobby headquarter. its quite good


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Re: getting back into building model tanks
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2017, 03:00:54 PM »
Nice looking kit.
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Re: getting back into building model tanks
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2017, 03:04:06 PM »
Nice looking kit.

Yeah. Looks great.
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Re: getting back into building model tanks
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2017, 12:07:26 PM »
I forgot to mention Andy's Hobby Headquarters. He does some great, helpful videos

Good looking kit. You're jumping in at the deep end the  ;D
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Re: getting back into building model tanks
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2017, 05:18:51 AM »
I forgot to mention Andy's Hobby Headquarters. He does some great, helpful videos

Good looking kit. You're jumping in at the deep end the  ;D

Why do things halfway ?  :)