New Merkava 3D kits, comparisons?

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New Merkava 3D kits, comparisons?

Joined: July 12th, 2005, 8:55 am

May 17th, 2012, 10:00 am #1

Hi all,
Both Hobbyboss' and Meng's Merkava 3D kits are out now (at least HobbyEasy sells both of them). I've seen sprue shots of the Meng kit, but has anyone seen the Hobbyboss kit?

It might be a bit early but I really want a Merkava 3D and price is a factor, the Hobbyboss kit is a lot cheaper, as is accuracy.

TIA,
Erik L
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Joined: August 30th, 2006, 11:44 pm

May 17th, 2012, 12:42 pm #2

There is a preview of the Hobby Boss Merkava 3D on Perth now:

http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/r ... 82441.html

Looks very promising-- a big difference is real ball-chain versus the cast sytrene for the Meng kit. Also appears to have anti-slip surfacing. Looks like they dropped the vinyl wheels for full cast styrene. I don't see any clear parts like the Hobby Boss Merkava 4 had; I wish those had been included.
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Joined: July 12th, 2005, 8:55 am

May 18th, 2012, 9:36 am #3

Yes,there it was, it wasn't up when I checked out PMMS. The HB Merkava 3D looks very nice too.

Erik L
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Joined: February 10th, 2007, 10:59 pm

May 18th, 2012, 5:48 pm #4

Hi all,
Both Hobbyboss' and Meng's Merkava 3D kits are out now (at least HobbyEasy sells both of them). I've seen sprue shots of the Meng kit, but has anyone seen the Hobbyboss kit?

It might be a bit early but I really want a Merkava 3D and price is a factor, the Hobbyboss kit is a lot cheaper, as is accuracy.

TIA,
Erik L
Looking on the HobbyBoss parts on the PMMS site the HobbyBoss looks very good deal. Almost half price than Meng and it comes with large PE.
At that price it worth to buy several of the HobbyBoss Merkava 3D to use for spare parts for other Merkavas, since the PE and the wheels worth the price.
For majority of modelers that dont want to deal with the application of the anti skid, it already have it (again not perfect but enough for representation).

I am sure that many of you that have some resin Mewrkavas will used the HobbyBoss one as a donor for parts to speed up the builds.
I hope HobbyBoss will come out in that range of prices with some new IDF kits like the Namer and other tank based APC as well, Merkava 1-2 var. Merkava 4 with trophy, D9 Cat. and some more.

Robert


Dr. Robert Manasherob
www.sabingamartin.com
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Joined: March 10th, 2006, 4:09 am

May 23rd, 2012, 5:33 pm #5

Hi all,
Both Hobbyboss' and Meng's Merkava 3D kits are out now (at least HobbyEasy sells both of them). I've seen sprue shots of the Meng kit, but has anyone seen the Hobbyboss kit?

It might be a bit early but I really want a Merkava 3D and price is a factor, the Hobbyboss kit is a lot cheaper, as is accuracy.

TIA,
Erik L
You can have the HB Merkava's. They are a pain to build. Why to much PE.I am looking forward to the Meng Merkava Mk 3D.
Mike
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