Thank you James. This kit is straightforward and fast to build. The most time consuming are the Orochi tracks that are very good. In my opinion the advantages of this kit are the tracks, the possibility to build the canadian C2 version of the Leo and the nice and detailed figure.
Unfortunately there are also some disadvantages in this kit. First of all the instruction. There are some missing informations, also again there is no information about the count of the tracks per side. The most disappointing part of the instruction is the painting part. The painting instruction shows the tank only from three sides: front, rear and left side. There is no right side and top down view on the camo. I mean its not like the boths sides of the tank got an mirror camo sheme. :-/
This view is only good it you are building the italian KFOR vehicles that is painted in overall green.
I had to search for an instruction from another kit like, Revell or MENG. Found and used the last one.
The next disadvantage of this kit is that Takom do not provide clear parts for the turret and hull periscopes. This parts are molded in plastic. The only clear parts that you get are the headlights.
Another disadvantage of this kit is that you have to glue the shock mounts on the turret and this is not even the bad part of it. There are no markings provided on the turret where to glue this shock mounts. You have to compare it to the instruction. Ok, at the end this mounts wont be visible because of the addon plates on the turret.
If you have to decide which one to buy: the Takom or the MENG one, i would say go for the MENG Kit.
21. March at 08:10:02