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Build has started but not without having a pretty major issue on the very first step... Big enough to ask Squadron for replacement parts but they declined. Lots of putty and sanding a fair bit of plastic and I might get this back on track. Lost my enthusiasm to be honest and I actually regret spending $115 for this kit right now :(
More about this later.
1:72 Haunebu II (Squadron SQM0001)
 
Haunebu II German Flying Saucer
Squadron 1:72
SQM0001
2017 | New tool
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29. August 2017 at 23:09:23 Share
Jens Andrée Looks like I've solved the problem with some heavy handed sanding and a big splosh of putty! ;)
I fully understand the problems involved making as big parts as the Haunebu II consists of, but still it was less than exciting to discover the problem my kit came with. Luckily I was able to move on.
30. August 2017 at 02:41:10
Jens Andrée It did not solve the problem and the bottom hull has snapped three times. Kindly asked Squadron for help, and as a last resort to BUY replacement parts hoping the did the right thing but no joy. Squadron couldn't care less since this was "normal issue".
When I responded to their reply with more information, and pictures, from my part they couldn't bother to reply...
I know it can be hard to make such big pieces - but when a part is faulty, from a $115 kit!, you think they'd be a bit more helpful?
I'm not ever buying anything more from Squadron - that's for sure!
12. September 2017 at 20:25:56
Lee Fogel Jens, did you ever finish your Haunebu build? So sorry to hear of the fit issue and the lack of customer support from Squadron. :(
13. May at 16:47:03
Jens Andrée With a lot of putty and "creative weathering" I finished it but it's been living in a box ever since and I doubt I'll ever unpack it again. I gave up trying to get some response from Squadron and have moved on, but I'll never buy anything from them again - that's for sure.
14. May at 10:51:13
Lee Fogel That's a shame all around, Jens. :( I'm glad you could at least finish though.
14. May at 14:48:42
Jens Andrée It's no surprise that Squadron have quite a few of them in stock still, even though they're dumping them at a fraction of the original price. A lot of people who'd planned to buy it but read my blog post (and here) about the abysmal customer service all backed out.
I even offered to BUY replacement parts at first just to be friendly but I just got the middle finger, and that probably lost them more than a couple sales.
I know parts can warp, especially big ones, but when they're distorted beyond repair - and they're as thick as they are on the Haunebu II kit, you just can't easily bend things to shape, flood it with sprue goo and putty, and just hope for the best...

Luckily there are so many fantastic kits out there, and fantastic companies with awesome customer support, so I'm not running out of modelling kits anytime soon, but it was annoying because I really wanted this crazy kit.
15. May at 22:45:59
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March 14, 2019

Jens Andrée Added a new review for:
1:20 Falke Antigravity Armored Raider Pkf.85 (Hasegawa 64001)
 
Falke Antigravity Armored Raider Pkf.85
Hasegawa 1:20
64001 (MK01)
2009 | New tool
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14. March at 10:26:16 Share

March 12, 2019

Jens Andrée Added a new review for:
1:20 MK44 Ammoknights (Hasegawa 64007)
 
MK44 Ammoknights Smartgun Equipment Type
Hasegawa 1:20
64007 (MK07)
2015 | Changed parts
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12. March at 08:21:59 Share

October 29, 2018

Jens Andrée added the Hobby Boss 80cm K(E) Railway Gun "Dora" (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 80cm K(E) Railway Gun "Dora" (Hobby Boss 82911)
German
80cm K(E) Railway Gun "Dora"
Hobby Boss 1:72
82911
2010 | New tool
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16. November 2017 at 08:35:59 Share
Jens Andrée Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas to me, from me! :D
16. November 2017 at 08:36:28
Greg Baker And it's just your size too!
16. November 2017 at 08:40:18
Jens Andrée The more bonkers the better - and this must be the most überbonkers there is!!!
I can admit that I've been looking at the 1/35 scale version but apart from being rather expensive - it takes up a lot of space so it had to be the 1/72 scale instead - which is still a huge build!
16. November 2017 at 08:51:41
Treehugger Does this Dora railroad gun kit comes with figures? I would like to know. I suspect that there aren't any figures included. Haven't seen any in any of the reviews I've looked through.
22. October 2018 at 09:10:46
Jens Andrée No figures sadly. I've sourced figures elsewhere but I'm still looking for quite a few roles I'm missing and I suspect I'm going to have to do a lot of scratch building in this department...
I'll worry about the figures later though because this will be a huge diorama ;)
29. October 2018 at 12:07:23
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