First Modelcollect,China. The kit a 1972 T-64.
Their kits appear to me as an improved and more refined offering in a Dragon Models style. Tracks and plastic seem to be finer and even lighter than Dragons'. Etch appears to be standard and metal barrels are offered in some kits including the above. The instruction sheet is also similar . Prices likewise,maybe a bit more in some cases.
The second is Tiger Models' Abrams with all the TUSK add ons. Another Chinese company.
Excellent standard all round with an instruction sheet in a Tamiya style. Etch is provided and also lens for periscopes etc. If they continue with this standard I'll be well pleased.
The final kit is from Flyhawk, China again. A WW2 effort in a Panzer II Luchs.
This is a class act all round and in a vehicle offered by nobody else in this scale. Etch and a beautifully defined decal selection are provided. A resin crewman is included. The instruction sheet is similar to Dragons'. The parts are very fine and detailed,indeed better than most. I look forward to their future releases.
If the above are an example of the new standard in this scale then the future is bright and as long as my eyesight holds up I'll be fine. I will recommend without hesitation all of these kits and if these manufacturers
continue with this standard it'll put pressure on the established ones to raise their game.
I remember buying the tamiya it was the only one unless you wanted the mad resin upgrade set, yeah €100 pffft pocket change lolz
Now meng and this one. But this one looks really nice. I don't see the tracks. Rubber band or link?
Luchs nice too. never built either of these brands. Look forward to the built review
moulded on to the running gear and aint great but as the side skirts will hide them it actually saves on labour.
The track that is visible is Revell standard and o.k. in this scale .
jaydee wrote:Tom wait 'til the next kit review, 1/72 etch gone mad. Will post this week.
had a look at your update i like what is coming next, and when you see the photograph on the forum the pe looks big, but in 1/72 that is a whole different ball game, patience on a different level, i can't wait to see your work something to really look forward too
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