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Pre-built models and Code 3 Modifications
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PostPosted: November 5th, 2017, 2:27 pm 
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I've built a number of the Hobbyboss easybuild kits and I rather like them. They can turn out really well and I intend to build a few more.


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Pre-built models and Code 3 Modifications
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Eric Mc wrote:
I've built a number of the Hobbyboss easybuild kits and I rather like them. They can turn out really well and I intend to build a few more.


The two I've built went together well and look the part. The easy construction lets the builder save time building and allows for more time being spent on detailing. They aren't bad kits for a quick build.

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PostPosted: November 19th, 2017, 9:46 pm 
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I've painted up a couple of the DeAgonstini die cast tanks before, either as alternative colour schemes, to build variants, because they were vehicles that are very hard to obtain in kit form, (T-28, T-35, Char B1, S35, spring to mind).

Details are a bit soft on the hull castings, you get some lovely gaps between sections and the tracks are awful rubber bands with ridges, but nothing a bit of paint, a touch of filler and a gollop of mud can't hide. (and frankly I've built worse! anyone ever seen the 1/72 Lee BergePanther?).

I've often wondered though, why not just cast the hull in plastic, (which, apart from a metal strip on the inside, is the only die cast part on the tank, the lower hull, wheels, turret and guns are all good 'ol plastic), and just pump them out as cheap kits?


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