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Perfect armor model- The Perfect kit
Posted by Models32466 on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 6:55 PM

since i started three months ago I have been inundated with every brand of tank,howitzer, etc

 

for my 11th kit give me the top of the line brand and kit you would choose if you could only have one kit. Merry Christmas to me!!!!!!!

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  • From: Rain USA, Vancouver WA
Posted by tigerman on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 11:46 PM

I don't have one, but I almost sprung for a Ryefield Panther at a model show. It was cheap. The thing that kept me from buying it was it's 1000 plus parts. I haven't built any of the Meng, Takom or Ryefield kits, but have read positive reviews. I do have the Dragon Late G Panther and have heard it's a great kit. Much easier build then the Ryefield.

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  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, December 07, 2018 11:24 AM

I started tinkering with a Tasca (now Asuka) M4A1 mid production Sherman kit. It is so very nice.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, December 07, 2018 12:29 PM

I guess it would depend on which subject you want and the level of complexity you're looking for. I don't think there's a perfect kit for an overall view. Even if you're looking for a Tiger, there are several companies who make fine kits, but some have more parts than others. I don't want a full interior but you might. What's prefect for one person may be too complex or too simplistic for another.

So with all that said, can you narrow it down a little?

Steve

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, December 07, 2018 3:39 PM

modelcrazy

I guess it would depend on which subject you want and the level of complexity you're looking for. I don't think there's a perfect kit for an overall view. Even if you're looking for a Tiger, there are several companies who make fine kits, but some have more parts than others. I don't want a full interior but you might. What's prefect for one person may be too complex or too simplistic for another.

So with all that said, can you narrow it down a little?

 

Ditto

Exactly- “top of the line” does not equal an enjoyable build. A high cost/high parts count kit with all the goodies included may not be as enjoyable a build as a middle of the road kit that falls together with no headaches. Tamiya’s 1/35 Centaur or Cromwell kits are great builds. Just replace the kit tracks as in both cases, mine broke after painting and installation.... 

 

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 11:27 AM

stikpusher
 
modelcrazy

I guess it would depend on which subject you want and the level of complexity you're looking for. I don't think there's a perfect kit for an overall view. Even if you're looking for a Tiger, there are several companies who make fine kits, but some have more parts than others. I don't want a full interior but you might. What's prefect for one person may be too complex or too simplistic for another.

So with all that said, can you narrow it down a little?

Ditto

Exactly- “top of the line” does not equal an enjoyable build. A high cost/high parts count kit with all the goodies included may not be as enjoyable a build as a middle of the road kit that falls together with no headaches. Tamiya’s 1/35 Centaur or Cromwell kits are great builds. Just replace the kit tracks as in both cases, mine broke after painting and installation.... 

I agree, the Rye Field Models M1A1/A2 kit with interior is an awesome, but intimidating box of plastic. But the 1/48 scale Tamiya M1A2 is an awesome little kit that looks like it will be an enjoyable build.

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Posted by Rambo on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 7:53 PM
If I could buy any kit it would be soar arts 1/35th Dora rail gun. Just google it, it's huge!

Clint

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 10:27 PM

There's no such thing as the "perfect kit".....

 

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Posted by Models32466 on Thursday, December 13, 2018 10:33 AM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

There's no such thing as the "perfect kit".....

 

 

ok Whats your Favorite Kit

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Thursday, December 13, 2018 4:13 PM

Honestly, I don’t have a favorite kit. I just enjoy building them with or without issues. Sometimes I like the challenge of tackling a complex 500 part kit of sorts.

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  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, December 14, 2018 11:25 AM

While I do not have a favorite kit, I do really enjoy some of the newer Tamiya 1/48 scale armor kits. The M26 Pershing and M1A2 Abrams are very simple kits that are well detailed and fairly inexpensive. They do a pair of HMMWVs, both a soft top and hard top that built nicely as well.

There was also a Bandai Star Wars TIE fighter kit I got very cheaply that I was quite pleased with.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 17, 2018 10:45 AM

Not sure I'd call it perfect but a quick simple fun build is Trumpeter's E-100. The tank was so friggin' big all the parts are giant size- it's almost like working on a 1/24th scale kit. So it's hard to lose stuff.  Perfect fit. And since it never entered service you can paint it (within reason) however you want. 

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  • From: Denver
Posted by tankboy51 on Saturday, December 22, 2018 1:59 PM

Go for "excellence" over "perfecton".

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Posted by ugamodels on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 5:39 PM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

There's no such thing as the "perfect kit".....

 

Sure there is -- the next one!

I type on a tablet. Please excuse the terseness and the autocorrect. Not to mention the erors. 

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 5:42 PM

ugamodels

 

 
BlackSheepTwoOneFour

There's no such thing as the "perfect kit".....

 

 

Sure there is -- the next one!

 

 

In your dreams...

 

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