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Your easiest ,most well fitting model you have completed.
Posted by Eugene Rowe on Thursday, July 14, 2022 2:11 PM

We all like to discuss problem -child kits,but how about kits that were problem free? For me theTamiya Meteor was so easy the fuslage seam literary disappeared when joined together!no filler no seam what a concept!The Revell 56 Chevy Nomad was also a problem free kit!How about you?

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Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, July 14, 2022 2:16 PM

Tamiya Tomcat,F-16,and P-38 take your pick,all just beautifully engineered.

Honorable mention GWH Mig-29

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Posted by seastallion53 on Thursday, July 14, 2022 2:20 PM

Tamiya 1/48 P-38 f,g,h,

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Thursday, July 14, 2022 2:29 PM

Tamiya 1/48 F-14A and Tamiya 1/32 F-16CJ.  I'd add their 1/48 F-4B to the list, but its not quite completed yet.  Heh...I think I'm noticing a trend so far in this thread.  Big Smile

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, July 14, 2022 2:35 PM

Revell 1/32 Hawker Hunter. That kit is a dream to assemble! 

 

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Posted by Greg on Thursday, July 14, 2022 4:50 PM

Eaglecash867
Heh...I think I'm noticing a trend so far in this thread.

I was thinking the same.

.....then Stik went and screwed it all up! Big Smile

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Posted by Glamdring on Thursday, July 14, 2022 5:43 PM

I am sure there were others in the past, but off the top of my head Tamiya's M40, Takom's Leopard C2 Mexas, and DML's Ersatz M10.

The M40 had some challenging parts with the dozer blade's winch and crew platform's chain, but overall not too difficult right out of the box.  

Robert

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Posted by missileman2000 on Thursday, July 14, 2022 7:10 PM

Most recently it is a little fishing boat by Zveszda.  I bought it without even looking at the brand- it was a real impulse thing.  Went together perfectly.  It is done except for a base- will post pic in Ships when I get it on the base.  It os about four inches long.

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Posted by DRUMS01 on Friday, July 15, 2022 12:08 AM

Without a doubt it would have to be the 1/16 Tamiya Kubelwagen kit.

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PROJECTS:

1/350 Tamiya Yamato - DONE

1/20 Revival 1936-37 Auto Union Tipo C  - WIP

1/32 Hasegawa F-16C - Staged

 

 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, July 15, 2022 12:54 AM

Greg

 

 
Eaglecash867
Heh...I think I'm noticing a trend so far in this thread.

 

I was thinking the same.

.....then Stik went and screwed it all up! Big Smile

 

 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by Bakster on Friday, July 15, 2022 7:23 AM

Eugene Rowe
how about kits that were problem free?

That's easy. It's the model that I didn't build. Indifferent

I have yet to build a problem free model. I tend to build clunkers but even some I expected to be better quality, yeah, still problems. 

Great the guys may have identified one.

 

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Friday, July 15, 2022 7:56 AM

Most Tamiya armor kits go together well .

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, July 15, 2022 1:19 PM

Tamiya 1/48 P-47D Bubbletop or their P-51D Mustang.  And I'll add the Revell 1/25 Bronco.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by patrick206 on Saturday, July 16, 2022 1:11 PM

Pretty much everything from Tamiya, Revell 1:72 B-17 and Lancaster, now the Academy 1:72 F-4 and 1:44 B1B. Enjoyable kits.

One kit was so dismal, even though it's outside of the posted question, the Academy 1:72 B-29. Kit warpage so severe, some parts were distorted beyond the ability to be corrected.   

 

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Posted by kenjitak on Saturday, July 16, 2022 7:26 PM

No mentionof Bandai? They make some great stuff. Their engineering is fantastic, with multicolor parts on the same sprue and excellent design and fit. Unfortunately they have limited subject matter, Gundam and anime subjects, but they are the best in those realms. Every modeler I know would snap anything they would make if they ventured into any other subjects!

Ken

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, July 16, 2022 9:25 PM

Athearn box cars.

I must have built 100 of them.

Bill

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Posted by Real G on Saturday, July 16, 2022 9:47 PM

Fine Mold's TIE fighter.  Super simple kit, low parts count, excellent engineering.  The only kit in my adult life that I finished inside a week.

Bandai's teeny Mecha Collection Star Destroyer and Blockade Runner, for the same reasons as the TIE.  But the Blockse Runner had stickers for the red oxide areas on the hull, so I went aftermarket to source waterslide decals.  They exceede my expectations, like the kit.

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Posted by mach71 on Sunday, July 17, 2022 7:47 AM

I would say the Moebius Jonny Quest Dragonfly. Low part count enerything was perfect

until the engine inlet. Boy the fit of that was bad.

 

Other than that, no putty, just a swipe of a sanding stick. Prime, a bit of preshading and paint. I think I was done in 4 days. 

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Sunday, July 17, 2022 8:15 AM

Pics?

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Posted by murph on Sunday, July 17, 2022 8:19 AM

Any Tamiya kit I've ever built.

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, July 17, 2022 9:18 AM

Athearn box cars.

I must have built 100 of them.

Bill

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Sunday, July 17, 2022 10:20 AM

Yes sir they run well too!  

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, July 17, 2022 10:50 AM

Hi !

       Believe it or not, the Little Robot kit I asked about just a while ago. It's by a company called TAKARA!, Now this little guy at 1/12 has two poses, Alarmed or at Ease! By doing a wee bit of modification on the regular kit parts, He now can be positioned in either pose or in between with ease! 

       His Vinyl tracks have posed a small problem. I may try to use tracks from something else that looks close. But, overall he is like a Tamiya "Shake and Build" Kit! Then, I will see what I can do about the lower arm parts. You get two sets. I think I am going to use some brass and copy the molded parts and replace them with the Brass. That way he will be fully poseable.

        I know he was molded this way. Little hands can't do things like we older more experienced folks can. So two fixed poses. I actually find myself grinning with this little model. First time I've done that in a while.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, July 17, 2022 10:58 AM

Hi Kenjitak!

        I haven't built anything Bandai, seriousley, in about twenty years. Why? well the only thing they had years ago that I could brag on were their 1/48 scale Armor kits. They went together well and looked great when done! I am not into the Gundam they offer now. If they would do Machinen-Kreiger in 1/35 or 1/48 I might try them again. Their molding was superb!

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Posted by mach71 on Monday, July 18, 2022 6:46 PM

Eugene Rowe

Pics?

 

 

Here they are.

 

 

 

 

 

I looked for some inprogress photos, but it went together so fast I dont have any.

 

 

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Monday, July 18, 2022 9:14 PM

Nice job!

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 8:03 AM

Hi!

             Have You noticed? There is a resemblance in the cockpit area to Disney's Moonliner in the original Park? Look at the fuselage real well. Mentally remove the large appendages (Wings?) and go from there. Nice job on it though!

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Posted by gregbale on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 8:45 AM

For me it's Revell's majestic old 1/32 P-51B Mustang. Having built at least one in all but 1 of my 6+ decades, it's certainly a nostalgic choice. But the very first one...built with no 'advanced' modeling skills to speak of, with little more than Testors orange-tube glue, brush paints, and a nail clipper as supplies...still came out looking amazing. Great detail (for it's era) and near-perfect fit, clear & easy-to-follow instructions (back before it was 'pictures only'). A great experience that left me chomping at the bit to build the next big way-cool model! A half-century+ later, that yen still runs strong. Yes

[Truth in advertising, the above photo is my last build of the kit, not the first...that one having gone down due to a direct M80 strike during a fighter sweep over the back yard, with no survivors and...darn it!...no photographs. But the more recent build was the same exact model, down to every last raised rivet. Big Smile ]

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Posted by mach71 on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 9:08 AM

Thanks!

 

You mean this?

 

 

Yah, everything back then was based off off of an elongated V2. with some sort of cockpit,wing, landing gear.

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 10:52 AM

Great looking Johnny Quest Dragonfly there Mach! Man you had to love that cartoon. They sure don't make 'em like that anymore.

Greg, your classic Revell P-51 looks sharp! Let all the snobs hold their nose at such a kit, but you sure made her look great!

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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