No harm done Fabian,
I agree with you and I sure respect Tamiya engineered kits, the old and new (easy to build good for the beginner or professional, excellent instructions and fit, etc, etc,). but IMHO, in the mentioned examples, (and I could also had the Panzer II F, that I've also built) I can compare both brands.
I understand your reasons, but I still like to enhance my poor quality kits, for me it's part of the hobby and buying them a must for my wallet, so... no choice there.
As to "guessing where things go", nowadays with internet and hundreds of Gigabytes of information in my library, I also really like researching.
As to "things should at least look similar to the original", of course I partial agree, because over the years, I started to be more pragmatic.
I don't really mind if its not right, if we can't see it.
When I scratched a partial interior like in my Elephant, I really don't go over the top if no one can see it.
If it's on the outside that's another conversation...
22. February 2017 at 18:59:22