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IBG: TKS with Hotchkiss MG
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Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 05:23 PM UTC


IBG Models has another TKS scheduled for release this month, this time a variant mounting a Hotchkiss machine gun.

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Posted: Thursday, August 02, 2018 - 12:48 PM UTC
I'd be interested to see what the quality of the kit is like as I've had a recent bad (-REALLY BAD) experience from an Eastern Bloc model company where I had to -literally- replace most of the kit parts with stuff my spares or completely form my own. I ended up throwing away or modifying a goodly half of the kit parts before I figured that that was as good as it was going to be. Ugh!
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Posted: Monday, August 06, 2018 - 04:15 AM UTC
The big problem with the from the east bloc kits is the very soft plastic and on the oily side too




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Posted: Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - 06:39 AM UTC
I have the IBG Marmon Harrington armored car and it appears to be a fantastic kit. IBG has a good reputation for producing well made kits.. I can't see this as being a high risk kit. Eastern European manufacturers such as Alan, Mirage, RPM and Eastern Express do not have a good reputation and rightfully so...... soft plastic, clunky details, ejector pin marks and substandard molding are prevalent. This little tankette looks interesting to me...I might just get it.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - 07:41 AM UTC

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I have the IBG Marmon Harrington armored car and it appears to be a fantastic kit. IBG has a good reputation for producing well made kits.. I can't see this as being a high risk kit. Eastern European manufacturers such as Alan, Mirage, RPM and Eastern Express do not have a good reputation and rightfully so...... soft plastic, clunky details, ejector pin marks and substandard molding are prevalent. This little tankette looks interesting to me...I might just get it.



and I have all the TKS-variants made by by Mirage hiding somewhere in the stash. Single link tracks .... for a very small vehicle .... with narrow and short pitched tracks ....
AAARRGHH

/ Robin
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