Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 08:27 AM UTC
When Panda announced Object 279 was in the works it created some interest across a mixed group of modellers. Armorama has just been informed by Panda that Object 279 will be shipped at the end of the month.
The Object 279 from Panda will appeal to the fans of Soviet armour, what if vehicles, and those that like Cold War period Armoured Fighting Vehicles. Watch this one closely guys and girls as I think it will fly of the shelves and may be difficult to get due to the speed it moves.
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Let's see panda improve its quality on this kit, cheers, got a lot stack of shame......
JUL 23, 2013 - 02:39 PM
When and where this beauty will be on sale???? I WANT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please give advise!!!!
JUL 23, 2013 - 02:52 PM
Are you sure that Panda have announced this kit before? I know that Amusing Hobby and Takom announced their kits of Ob.279, but have not heard anything about the Panda kit before.
JUL 23, 2013 - 08:44 PM
I'll sure wait for the three kits to be available before jumping in. Got burnt for the T-90 by buying the first kit out on the market. Given the track record (or lack thereof) of the three companies, I suspect the Amusing Hobby kit might turn up to be the best, but we'll see. Cheers, Christophe
JUL 23, 2013 - 09:52 PM
Looks ALIEN to me... I don't think I need one of these, however- It's GREAT for the guys that do!!!
JUL 24, 2013 - 03:54 AM
It's difficult to not want one of those for the shelf. Does anyone know of a good reference work?
JUL 24, 2013 - 04:49 AM
Here's a look inside the box if anyone's interested. http://www.themodellingnews.com/2013/07/lets-make-tracks-for-new-object-of-our.html My apologies if this has already been posted Hisham
JUL 24, 2013 - 08:56 PM
Awesome amount of tracks to build... ... enough for 2 tanks! Jeff
JUL 24, 2013 - 10:50 PM
if you google "tank object 279" & click on images there are several good shots of the one in the Kubinka museum, A year or two back I came across a good walk-around on the russian dish-narod.ru site. The Panda hull looks rather crude in detail on the hull top & bottom with raised weld beads or deep trenches whereas the real thing is flat/cast with much less texturing. Hopefully this is just cad art or prototype kit shots & the actual model is accurate.
JUL 25, 2013 - 09:19 AM

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