Roland Gunslinger Yes, it's really nice little kit. Sometimes you just want to build something small quickly.
But I still find it very strange that someone should actually have sat there earlier. I imagine myself to be pretty uncomfortable.
16. September, 16:28
Gary Dahlström I recently watched a video on this and one of the theories was that it was a suicide weapon possibly developed for Japanese, not German, use. Since it only had 5mm of 'armor' the thinking is that it would stop small arms but when detonated would fragment into tiny bits. At any rate, I don't think anyone who crawled into one of these was expected to get back out. We may never know...
I also don't see any facility for venting the exhaust from the single-cylinder engine (wtf?). Did you happen to notice something like a tailpipe associated with that castor wheel in back?
Great build! That rusty patina is damn near perfect, and the markings are really sharp.
16. September, 18:57
Roland Gunslinger Thank you Gary! Much appreciated!
I also read something similar. I think the "tank" was more of a concept than actually in use. There is no exhaust on the kit. To be honest, I also can't imagine that it actually moved. But as you wrote: we will probably never know.
Ben M I ordered one of these, wish it would arrive ... currently building the bt-102 ball tank. The kit isn't great, I've put it on hold because I got frustrated with things not fitting together. One of these days I'll get back to it, but I might not finish the interior, not great engineering. Your Kugelpanzer looks fantastic, the weathering is great.
19. September, 20:59
Roland Gunslinger Thank you Ben! Much appreciated!
Yes, I also find it very annoying when a kit does not fit. This one fits very well, but it's only a few pieces. I can't say anything about the MINIART yet. I keep my fingers crossed that your kit will arrive soon!
Roland Gunslinger Welcome Spanjaard!
"32nd is carpentry from my pov"
@ Slavo + Sergej
You have to honestly say that this Trumpeter kit is not exactly exemplary for the 32nd scale guild
The small GWH 72nd scale F-14 probably has more details than this big F-14 here OOB.
7. October, 10:47
Guillaume Blanchet That's some nices details. Keep the good work & I'm sure you'll turn this lo quality kit into a beaty.
Donald Dickson II How you guys manage to detail color the tubing and such is beyond me. If I use paint, it becomes a horrid mess. Pencils, I cant get it to color the part sufficiently with the exception of silver. You and Slavo need to do a tutorial series for those of us too ham handed to figure it on our own.
7. October, 16:39
Jos Jansen Beautiful details in those wheel bays...excellent, looking really forward to the reveal of this mighty (big) Cat!
Slavo Hazucha Turned on the respective track while watching the pics!
While you did a most respectable job indeed on the model itself - I mean it, just a perfectly suitable weathering for the purpose, the wear suggesting the Spit was "on tour" for some time & had some fun in the air, the pose & display kicks this one league up than a "normal" presentation... Really love the action pose & the base too - great model and a complete "attention catcher" anywhere this will actually land!
Maybe time for a fictional Metallica/Slayer Tomcat next?
16. September, 15:25
Andy Ball I doubt you'd be able to carry a rock band's equipment in such a small space....what you need is....a....747!?.....
Roland Gunslinger Please don't get it wrong: I don't want to badmouth the kit, but you should consider that this is a relatively old Revell rebox with a dubious accuracy of fit. In my opinion you won't be happy with this kit. I would recommend buying a better kit and extra decals. Just my2cents ...
Jos Jansen Thank you Roland, I was indeed a bit too premature to put this in my wish list, after doing some research I agree with you completely.
3. September, 11:57
Roland Gunslinger I already had the kit in my shopping cart
IMHO the new Revell kits are very good. The artwork and the instructions in particular are very appealing. And the new WW2 32nd kits are great.
I think it's a shame that Revell used these old molds here.
Treehugger I bought the Revell Airbus 350 in 1:144 and to my annoyance, even though this was a new kit the clear part for the canopy didn't fit well with the plastic. Trusting brand names is a big no no for me, and so I place my trust in good reviews where you can get a good idea if there are sink marks (lol) and crap.
3. September, 13:20
Roland Gunslinger @Treehugger
Of course, you shouldn't blindly trust a brand. I actually mean that Revell have shown with some new molds (32nd Spitfire, Focke Wulf, ME262) that they definitely have the potential to bring very good kits to the market and, of all things, they use these old molds for such a popular topic.
3. September, 13:32
Jos Jansen IMHO the Rafale M 1/48 is one of the best molded kit from Revell ever, you sometimes have to do some research to find the right good Revell kit or listen to the mates her on SCM Of course it is a Hasegawa rebox but their Phantom FGR Mk.2 1/48 is also a very good sharp molded kit, and cheaper then the original Hasegawa ones!
3. September, 16:59
Cortex 1978 release, that's pretty old : )
I think -with all the great new releases we now have- the strategy for modeller today is to get the best kit they can find for their money. Because you might get an old cheap kit, but you want get the satisfaction you seek plus you'll spend money on paints and tools for a bad kit.