Friday, September 16, 2016 - 12:03 AM UTC
Glen Coleman has sent us built-up photos of a test shot of Panda's new 1:35 kit of the VPK-7829 Bumerang armoured personnel carrier.
Part of the Kurganets-25 family designed to replace the previous generations of BMP-1, BMP-2 and BMP-3 AFVs, the Bumerang (Object 693) was seen at this year's Moscow Victory Day Parade.

Item #PH35026 is due for release shortly.

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I see the open rear door but no interior, hopefully an am interior set will come out eventually
SEP 16, 2016 - 04:53 AM
In their facebook page (kittyhawk facebook) they firstly showed two different versions! The one showed here named BTR VPK-7829 BUMERANG and one more with shorter turret and gun called APC VPK-7829. See photos below: Are we going to see both versions? I hope that also both Kurganets versions will be released. Panda announced only the APC version of Kurganets There is also the IFV version Panda give us both!
SEP 16, 2016 - 11:59 AM
It's just that Panda model are sooooo bad, they sucks... So hope trumpeter release them instead as they are really intereasting kits... But that is my opinion..
SEP 16, 2016 - 05:51 PM
wait, so the boomerang is Russian? sound like the name you would give to an Australian IFV.
SEP 16, 2016 - 11:19 PM
I recently bought and started to build their T14 Armata. After a week getting to about 40% of the way through, I decided to box the kit and wait for the future Trumpeter or Meng offerings. To be fair, the overall fit of parts is good, but just about every piece has some degree of flash to remove. The plastic is brittle, often resulting in damage when cutting pieces from the sprue. Instructions are poor and sometimes confusing requiring constant double checks to avoid a disaster. Some sprue gates are overdone on fine pieces making it impossible to remove without destroying the part in question. This kit feels like something from the 80s, and perhaps would have been considered good back then, but it simply cannot compete with the current competition. This is one to avoid.
SEP 18, 2016 - 05:30 PM
Hi; Maybe you should consider the Sprue cutter in question, When ever I Start Work on A new kit, I always test the Plastic to see its Density. And if the Plastic is to Hard, I will take my Tool in question and Sharpen its cutting edge, its really Simple; Just take A piece of Sand Paper and run A couple of passes along its cutting edge, or you can also use A File if its really Dull. As for Panda's Kit's I have never found them to be A Problem; It really all comes down to Personal Choice; There are always some who Don't like A Kit for one reason or another !!!!!!!!!!! CHEERS; MIKE.
SEP 18, 2016 - 11:25 PM
And in the last photo, Tor
SEP 22, 2016 - 03:05 AM

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