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Cyber hobby
Posted by Srpuln10 on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 9:34 PM

Is this a good kit company? I've been trying to branch out to other companies. But as anyone I don't want to get a bad kit. I know it's hit or miss with any kit. Every company has its turds from time to time. I just don't wanna step in one if the company isn't a good company. I've done tamiya and dragon and trumpster. Dragon miniatures and one trumpster set. Master box miniatures. A afv club. I've ordered a hobby boss and looking at a cyber hobby. Just looking for info. Tks guys 

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Posted by Phil_H on Thursday, February 13, 2020 3:31 AM

CyberHobby are a division of Dragon. Their kits are just repackaged Dragon, sometimes special limited edition releases (aka the "White Box" kits), sometimes re-releases of classic Dragon kits, maybe with extra figures or some other extras (the "Orange Box" range).

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Posted by UnwaryPaladin on Thursday, February 13, 2020 6:03 AM

As with any kit, you have to go out and research it a bit. I like Cyber Hobby kits, but they can vary from excellent to absolutly terrible. Like Dragon, their instructions can have some mistakes, it can save a lot of headaches by reading the reviews. 

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Posted by Srpuln10 on Thursday, February 13, 2020 4:55 PM

Thanks guys. It helps me to know that they're repackaged dragon kits. I'm slowly learning who's repackage and who's not. I'm still new at modeling. about a year under the belt but I'm learning with each kit. Again tks guys 

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Posted by UnwaryPaladin on Friday, February 21, 2020 6:13 AM

And check out the http://dragonusaonline.com/ website from time to time, they will offer some really nice sales. I recently picked up this Hellcat kit for $6. Haven't built it yet but the reviews look favorable and the detail if fantastic.

On the other hand, I purchased a Sea Venom kit before reading the reviews and it turned out to be a total dud. Approach any Cyber Hobby Venom or Vampire kit with caution. 

 

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Posted by Bandet on Friday, February 21, 2020 9:54 AM

You should check out scalemates.com

 

It does a great flow chart of what kit is new, reboxed, and all that, for every model.

General rule of thumb, when you are looking for a "good" model, the more recent the tooling the better the model. 

 
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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, February 21, 2020 11:04 AM

Srpuln10

Thanks guys. It helps me to know that they're repackaged dragon kits. I'm slowly learning who's repackage and who's not. I'm still new at modeling. about a year under the belt but I'm learning with each kit. Again tks guys 

Yes, the Cyber Hobby kits are often older Dragon kits with maybe some parts or even figures from another set to make some one off version with new decals.

For instance, the M4A4 Sherman V was primarily an allied tank used by other countries. But the US Army did use a few, so Cyber Hobby reissued a version with new tracks and a US tank crew to make a US tank version.

Likewise, the M4A2 Sherman III was reissued with German markings and some fittings and reissued as a captured "Beute" (booty) panzer.

So you often get an older kit with new decals and sometimes a set of figures for a slightly cheaper price.

http://www.dragon-models.com/d-m-releases.asp?tl=CHC

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Posted by the Baron on Friday, February 21, 2020 12:03 PM

Bandet

You should check out scalemates.com

It does a great flow chart of what kit is new, reboxed, and all that, for every model.

Just a caution, though-Scalemates' info, like that on any other wiki-type site, is only as good as the person who enters it.  I consider it reliable, but also try to find an additional, confirming source, if I can.

Bandet

General rule of thumb, when you are looking for a "good" model, the more recent the tooling the better the model. 

 
An exception would be any of the classic companies, whose molds were first used decades ago.  The examples I think of the most are Revell and Monogram kits, such as Monogram's P-61.  More recent boxings show a lot of flash, and more fit issues, than when the kit was first released.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by MJames70 on Friday, February 21, 2020 12:37 PM

the Baron
 
An exception would be any of the classic companies, whose molds were first used decades ago.  The examples I think of the most are Revell and Monogram kits, such as Monogram's P-61.  More recent boxings show a lot of flash, and more fit issues, than when the kit was first released.
 

 
A good example of that is the Monogram 1/48 TBD Devastator. One looking to build one should look for an older boxing. The once lovely corrugated wings are getting sloppy, blobby, and indistinct on later pressings. Even when this was the only choice before the Great Wall kit, it was getting rough compared to its older releases. 
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Posted by Bandet on Friday, February 21, 2020 1:10 PM

the Baron

 

 
Bandet

You should check out scalemates.com

It does a great flow chart of what kit is new, reboxed, and all that, for every model.

 

 

Just a caution, though-Scalemates' info, like that on any other wiki-type site, is only as good as the person who enters it.  I consider it reliable, but also try to find an additional, confirming source, if I can.

 

 
Bandet

General rule of thumb, when you are looking for a "good" model, the more recent the tooling the better the model. 

 

 

 
An exception would be any of the classic companies, whose molds were first used decades ago.  The examples I think of the most are Revell and Monogram kits, such as Monogram's P-61.  More recent boxings show a lot of flash, and more fit issues, than when the kit was first released.
 

 

If the molds were used decades ago, it is not recent tooling. 

I said the more recent the tooling, NOT the more recent the boxing.

 
 
 
 
 
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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, February 22, 2020 12:34 AM

the Baron

Just a caution, though-Scalemates' info, like that on any other wiki-type site, is only as good as the person who enters it.  I consider it reliable, but also try to find an additional, confirming source, if I can.

I have corrected misinformation on the site as well. It is what we make it into.

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