| zokissima wrote:|
|Is this kit any more accuate than their latter offerings of the T-34/85?|
Such as the UTZ version? That's just the 1944 model plus some extra conversion pieces, such as the rounded fenders which requires you to cut off the angular ones from the 1944 model.
Accuracy and detrail wise, the Dragon beats the Tamiya one, which is why previous posts had named it the best kit in plastic town.
However, the Tamiya one really isn't bad of a kit if you can find it at a good price. It's an easy and clean build which you can probably finish in a weekend.
The No 138 kit from Tamiya is from a time period when Tamiya is changing turrets and extra bits to make some of their older kits into new kits, and most even has full colored box arts, so that T34/85 gets the solid dish wheels. (others were something like the M4A3E2 Jumbo and Type 97 shinhoto, still they were better than these new re-BOX crap we see nowadays.) You might not enjoy the vinyl one piece tracks, or the weird final look of the front due to the huge space between the idler wheels and the fenders. (I forgot why Tamiya did it, something to do with the track tension adjustment.)
If you can find one of their special release kit no 89563 for cheap, it comes with their set of russian assault infantry which by itself costs over 10 bucks.