John Van Kooten
@Fabian: I agree! I think it's great. I'm really looking forward to their releases
@Hunter: the Tristar figure sets are great!
I have a few of them and they are very well detailed and virtually no fitting issues (aside from the usual, as with any figure set). Well worth the money, I'd say
Indeed. It's a very rare kit. I don't think I have seen it anywhere on sale before, hence I was unfamiliar with it. I do know the grenadier figure set (https://www.scalemates.com/kits/103091-tristar-35005-panzer-grenadiers).
It is also in the Armorama review (in the sprue shots) if you go to the SCM product page of the IV/L70(A) you linked to earlier
If you were to believe what is said/written by a lot of modelers, Tristar kits would be notorious for their fitting issues. However, I have a feeling that 99% of those fitting issues can be traced back to the modelers competence (or lack thereof)! Tristar kits are not for beginners or modelers in a hurry. If you take your time and carefully plan ahead, they will build without ANY problem.
It is important to make sure all excess plastic from the sprue gates is removed entirely and that you do some thorough dry-fitting before gluing. If you do that, then there will be no need for extensive "remodeling" of parts. Everything will fit like a glove and you will be rewarded with a seriously great looking model!
I would dare to say that the level of detail on Tristar kits is equal or sometimes even better (much better!) compared to the top of line kits from Dragon or other well established top ranking brands. But again, they are plagued by bad reviews of incompetent modelers... which is very unfortunate.
So yeah, I can totally relate to getting that kit, with the little surprise included, being a joy
10. August 2015, 19:57