Look what I got

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by zegh8578, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
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    Everybody loves playing the bad guy :V
    hava nagila havaaa nagila

    Allready I got a Challenger II, Leopard II and Japanese Type 90, all of them painted
    Unfortunately, over time, the mounted machinegun on the Challenger has broken off, and the Leopard II tracks are broken... this shit is what happens when you move, every move = stuff you own gets broken, item by fucking item... my OCD cries...

    anyway, I'm adding a 4th to the clan of imperfection, this one won't even be properly painted, so *TWITCH*

    Anyone else build model kits like these from time to time? I'm half tempted to go all out at some point, and get like a full blown war ship or something. I'm not that into the old historical stuff though, but model kits got something for everybody
     
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  2. TheGM

    TheGM The voice of reason

    Aug 19, 2008
    If you pretend it is just an accurate representation of battle damage it doesn't sting as much.
     
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  3. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dogmeat

    Nov 22, 2009
    Merkava-tanks are interesting, they have that infantry hatch at the back, at least some of them. It was a tough tank at first, then the Hezbollah-guys figured out the weakness, which was the rear-part and the hatch. So they shot it with RPG-rockets from behind and destroyed a few of them. I guess a strong EFP from the side would also destroy it, and some other IED's.

    Remember to ventilate your room well so the glue fumes don't mess you up. :D
     
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  4. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    Maybe I want some extra "spice" to the assembly experience :V
     
  5. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Shoot me again. I ain't dead yet. Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    EFP will destroy all of them making tanks big targets nobody likes to use in the sandbox. Plus they won't hold many people so they are good for heavily fortified targets which don't exist because terrorists don't use tanks.
     
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  6. Azathoth

    Azathoth First time out of the vault

    52
    Sep 2, 2011
    The last thing i bout was the Revell 1/72 Nazi UFO, lol.

    Idea was to maybe at one point build x-files style Diorama.
     
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  7. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    I need that right now.
     
  8. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Revell took it off the market because people were offended that it was not obvious enough that it wasn't actually a real thing.
    Model building is cool, I'd love to get into that, but time and space...
     
  9. 0wing

    0wing Все умрут, а я волномут

    Mar 23, 2015
    catches you off guard. Nuffin' personal, zhid.

    I also need a model.
     
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  10. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    People are fucking idiots.
     
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  11. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    It's still listed and available on their website, though. The outrage was last year, maybe they changed a bit of the packaging and got it back on the market? Either way, it's apparently available again.
     
  12. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010

    I'll see if my local Revell retailer can get it. I'd love to paint it and hang it from my ceiling.
     
  13. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    Yeah, that UFO was in the shop where I got the tank
    Then again, those shops are like... concentrations of raw eccentricity, its tiny, cramped, and theres dusty boxes of assembly sets stacked tall as a man

    When I went to pay, the dude started writing stuff down in a note pad with a pencil, meaning - if you have a good old eccentric hobby shop nearby, there's no knowing what might actually be there, some boxes may have been gathering dust for the past 30 years

    (we have two shops in the city, both are owned by some super aspie hobby eccentric (as in, two shops, two owners, but they're both eccentrics... ). I prefer one out of the two, simply because in the other, my brother and dad were litterally interrogated by the store owner, who was reluctant to sell them a basic motor. He apparently refused to believe they had adequate plans for the motor, and wanted "proof" that they knew what they were doing. Eccentric beyond... )

    Well, this turned out to be a massively dissapointing piece of shit
    My previous tanks were all Revell, lesson: Stick with Revell

    A piece here, a piece there, would not fit where intended, and I had to shave off plastic again and again, to have pieces actually fit. I kept tolerating it cus shaving off some plastic isn't that big a deal. There were some instances of heavy residue though, from when the plastic is molded, where rims and lumps can appear. Some of these were quite hefty, and required a bit of muscle work to cut the fuck off. By then I begun to wonder if these people had actually tested the kit before shipping out for sales...
    Some pieces begun whitening (the structural integrity of the plastic worsening, the moment before it snaps in half) if I tried to force them in place - just in case they just needed more brute force. Once I knew that any more physical force would break the plastic itself, I'd opt to shave and cut off, to make it fit.

    Finally, a prominent piece, the hood of the tank, is mis-matched by a full millimetre and a half. Doesn't sound like much, but it is. Not only over a millimetre too big to fit, but also slightly deformed, so if one corner fit, the opposite would sprawl out of place, and attempting to force it in place would put the plastic piece under constant stress. I had to cut off a whole edge of this piece, in order to re-size it to fit. Now it's re-sized, but still does not match the shape its supposed to rest against, so theres gaping fucking gaps all over the place, and the stress is making one of the corners lift up from the drying glue. I can't put weights on it, because according to the instructions I've had to attach thin, fragile pieces on both sides of the larger piece.

    I'm hoping the turret and other features will be prominent enough to sort of camoflage the utter failure of other parts of it, but I'm having serious doubts that these mis-fitting pieces will be rare flukes. I've seen guides online with this very model, and they seem to have had no problems, except for some comments regarding the hood, which I find weird. They do mention, though, that the exact models seem to "evolve", that from time to time, their exact layout and plan will change with some details. Could be some of these pieces have been - for whatever reason - tweaked and redesigned, and that I've gotten a dysfunctional model that it's only a matter of time before gets redesigned again, due to it not fucking working.
     
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  14. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dogmeat

    Nov 22, 2009
    You could get your money back. The 'super-aspie' might freak out though. :)
     
  15. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    Yeah, I had a similar lesson with Italeri and Zvezda. Stick with Revell only.
     
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  16. Azathoth

    Azathoth First time out of the vault

    52
    Sep 2, 2011
    Italeri & Zvezda are hit or miss, can be good

    Trumpeter & Revell tend to be good with a exceptions (For example Revell bought some 1:76 molds and sold the models as 1:72)

    Dragon and Tamiya are excellent, never had a bad model
     
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  17. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    I'll definitely keep that in mind!