Monday, August 05, 2013 - 03:59 AM UTC
Panda has sent Armorama a third update on their Object 279 offering.
With three horses in the race for the Object 279 it will be interesting to see who wins out. From what I have seen so far Panda appears to be the front runner with images of a built model and the sprues. I will admit to being quite interested to see who offers what and comes out as the top dog in this race.
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Perhaps because they are boring and unspectacular? The "much more produced and used tanks" I mean... Cheers, Christophe
AUG 05, 2013 - 06:49 PM
Nice try from panda, but after their first two kits I think I'll buy this from an other manufacturer. No more panda kits for me.
AUG 05, 2013 - 08:08 PM
Perhaps because they are boring and unspectacular? The "much more produced and used tanks" I mean... Cheers, Christophe[/quote] I guess it boils down to taste, because I personally find this pretty boring and unspectacular. I'd rather have three manufacturers battle it out to produce, say, a BMP-2.
AUG 05, 2013 - 11:55 PM
Or a modern, state of the art kit of an A15 Crusader. After all, we only built a little over 5000 of them..........
AUG 07, 2013 - 06:39 AM
I love British armour; my Avatar is my build of a crusader where I scratchbuilt the interior but the fact is, there IS a crusader in plastic, and there are loads of other kits already in plastic. Its not like it used to be when there was no kit of most things Surely fans of the unusual deserve to get a kit of a subject they like too? But of course, no amount of complaining about what does or does not get released matters, because the model market is a fine expression of commercial darwinism in action. If this doesn't sell the companies will at best never do anything like this again, at worse will go out of business If it does sell, maybe we have to accept that how many were produced has absolutely nothing to do with whether a model should be kitted Ultimately money decides
AUG 07, 2013 - 09:26 PM
Oy gevalt . . . Why does EVERY announcement about a new kit turn into a thread about what it "should" have been? Is it really that difficult to just let one go without chiming in? KL
AUG 07, 2013 - 10:30 PM
I can't agree more... We have a specific topic to post what kits we would like to see in the future, so what the h#// have to do comments about that in this particular topic? If anyone does not like this kind of models, keep buying and building other stuff, or waiting till your soooooo desired kit becomes reality, and if it makes you happier share that where it should be. This post IS NOT that place, let me tell you...
AUG 08, 2013 - 04:01 AM
Back to the topic, Hobbyeasy has it on Pre-order: LINK U$38 and less tan U$15 for shipping to South America, seems to be a reasonable Price... I don't like too much Panda engineering, but will wait until actual reviews and see how the final product is.
AUG 08, 2013 - 10:35 AM
Well, you guys are all wet...! ;-) I just opened the box last night, and it's a nice lookin kit. The hull halves "snap" together without any glue, and the hull texture is nice. Don't care about accuracy, suffice it to say it's not ANOTHER frikkin PANZER...! Enough already with those things. This is a unique looking kit and something you DO NOT see everyday. The molding is crisp and the tracks are clean and go together well. I for one would like to see MORE "weird" armour thingies coming from the kit makers. Now if someone were to make an XM800 Twister...I'd be drooling for joy...! just sayin... thehermit
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