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T-14 and K-17 Build
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England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: May 14, 2006
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Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 07:05 PM UTC
Pete Becerra shares with us two builds in one with two Panda kits in 1/35th scale, these are the Bumerang IFV Object K-19 and T-14 Armata Object 148.

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Gauteng, South Africa
Joined: July 03, 2014
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Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 02:26 AM UTC
Two very nice builds. Well done. I pretty much agree with your overall opinions about these two kits. The T14 is something of a curators egg, good in some parts, bad in others. Fit is generally very good along with some fine and accurate surface detail. The biggest error appears to be that the hull is about 5mm too long, It also lacks a number of upper hull details which do detract from the overall accuracy. Instructions are also frustrating and vague at times. Oddly enough, the Boomerang is a rather good kit, great fit, fine detail and seemingly pretty accurate. It does not even feel like a regular Panda kit, but something from the leading opposition. One I would recommend to anyone interested in the subject.
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Massachusetts, United States
Joined: March 28, 2007
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Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 05:04 AM UTC
Nice work Pete, thanks for documenting and sharing your builds, you can never have too many reviews!
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Manitoba, Canada
Joined: January 03, 2016
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Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 05:06 AM UTC
Nicely done and a wake-up call to the West's military, I'm sure! The Armata looks pretty fierce & effective and I'd hate to go up against it in anything that's becoming long-of-tooth...cool model too!
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Georgia, United States
Joined: March 08, 2002
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Posted: Saturday, July 01, 2017 - 05:06 AM UTC
Brilliant work Epi! Now I'm not too afraid to try one of them!