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Bronco's "PLA ZTZ-99A1 MBT"
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Indiana, United States
Joined: October 16, 2002
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Posted: Sunday, February 21, 2010 - 01:16 AM UTC

Keith Middleton reviews Bronco Models'' "Chinese PLA ZTZ-99A1 Main Battle Tank."

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European Union
Joined: March 09, 2003
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Posted: Sunday, February 21, 2010 - 08:11 AM UTC
I am building this kit right now. I am nearly finnished. The only minor gripe are the too large slits for attaching many of the smaller parts, like fender supports, etc. and some sink holes.

For the rest I can say itīs a well engineered kit. (O.K.- I didnīt start the tracks, yet).

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Jerusalem, Israel
Joined: February 06, 2009
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Posted: Saturday, February 27, 2010 - 12:39 PM UTC
nice review of a very interesting subject.

I have built bronco's abrams workable tracks and they are similar (in building process) to the ones in this kit. a bit tiring (6 parts per track link) the end result is very good. from what i see in the pictures, the upper segment of the tracks (2 pads + guiding horn) come as a single part (unlike the abrams, where you have the guiding horn and the pads separate), so it'll make the process easier (in my opinion). all in all, looks like a very well done kit. the only thing that looks "intimidating"building it is if someone would attempts the digi-cam. not just 3 colors, but you need to use lighter and darker shades of them too. not to the faint of heart
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Joined: June 12, 2009
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Posted: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 05:34 AM UTC
Thanks for the review. I am going to have to look for this kit.