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1:35 Valentine Mk.IX (Bronco CB35144)
Infantry Tank Mk.III
Valentine Mk.IX
Bronco 1:35
CB35144
2013 | New tool
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2. August 2016 at 05:28:43 Share
Ron Garcia Way more complicated than it should have been. Study the directions carefully or you'll waste time working on a subassembly that doesn't fit the version you're making - believe me, I know! Later, I put a bunch of time working on the exhaust system only to discover that the entire thing is covered by a plastic piece! Since I put so much time into it, I left the cover off. By the time I was finished building it I was ready to move on. I decided to just paint it overall Desert Sand and call it good. The pictures of the camouflage I've seen looks like the black or dark green has a hard demarcation line. With all the panels and grooves on the surface, masking would have been a chore even with Silly Putty. Plus, I didn't want to risk knocking off the many fragile PE parts littering the surface. In the end, I think it came out nice, but it was too much work to get there. This kit is definitely a challenge and you will spend hours on subassemblies with teeny tiny PE parts. How I didn't lose one is a miracle! This one is definitely not for beginners or even average builders. I say that because to me, it was a test of endurance to get it done. I think it would frustrate someone new to the hobby. I've built tons of models and this one was up there in difficulty. Experienced modelers only, need apply!
2. August 2016 at 05:50:03
Spanjaard no pictures? i would have loved to see the result
2. August 2016 at 07:09:39
EnsignExpendabl Yeah, I built this kit recently, and oh boy it was hard work. I picked the Soviet Lend Lease version, that one had fewer fiddly bits than the desert British version.
2. August 2016 at 18:21:32
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