Best M1 Abrams kit

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Best M1 Abrams kit

Joined: April 21st, 2005, 7:49 pm

September 5th, 2017, 11:56 pm #1

Which are the best kits overall when doing a M1 Abrams. Not interested in doing one with an interior, just would like to do a M1A1, M1A2 and perhaps the Tusk. Tamiya kits seem to be easy builds but do require some additional detailing, like anti slip and stuff like that from what I am hearing...... any suggestions...
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Joined: October 5th, 2004, 3:07 pm

September 6th, 2017, 6:44 am #2

You can take a look at a short note on my website home page:http://vodnik.net/
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Joined: April 17th, 2013, 12:15 pm

September 6th, 2017, 1:27 pm #3

Which are the best kits overall when doing a M1 Abrams. Not interested in doing one with an interior, just would like to do a M1A1, M1A2 and perhaps the Tusk. Tamiya kits seem to be easy builds but do require some additional detailing, like anti slip and stuff like that from what I am hearing...... any suggestions...
All of the various 1/35th M1 kits have their strong and weak points. Overall, the Meng and Rye kits offer the best value as far as fit, detail, and ease of assembly go, with a slight edge to the Meng kit. hth
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Joined: April 21st, 2005, 7:49 pm

September 6th, 2017, 6:02 pm #4

Which are the best kits overall when doing a M1 Abrams. Not interested in doing one with an interior, just would like to do a M1A1, M1A2 and perhaps the Tusk. Tamiya kits seem to be easy builds but do require some additional detailing, like anti slip and stuff like that from what I am hearing...... any suggestions...
Without the additional applique (tusk) armor?
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Joined: April 17th, 2013, 12:15 pm

September 6th, 2017, 10:29 pm #5

Yes. nt
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Joined: May 19th, 2013, 3:25 pm

September 9th, 2017, 1:07 pm #6

You can take a look at a short note on my website home page:http://vodnik.net/
Hi Pawel
Sad news for your article but it's quite evident that it's a ton of work.
A little question, i heard that the Meng kit have a problem on the front part of its turret.
Do you know if there's really a problem of accuracy on the Meng turret?

Btw i have 4 Dragon's M1A1/2 and took an Academy one at a very low price. The Academy M1A2 looks really a great kit that need for sure new tracks.

Thanks in advance

Stephane
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Joined: October 5th, 2004, 3:07 pm

September 13th, 2017, 10:39 am #7

As far as I know the Meng turret front is the most accurate... If you have seen the reference to the set of measurements that was posted online as a source of claim of Meng kit inaccuracy, I must say that those measurements were used to design the Dragon AIM kit, but they unfortunately they contain error that was a source of small error in Dragon kit...
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Joined: May 19th, 2013, 3:25 pm

September 15th, 2017, 8:18 am #8

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