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Armor and ground forces of the Axis forces during World War II.
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Boxcar G10 recommendation?
panamadan
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 10:06 AM UTC
Does anyone have experience with the Thunder Model or Sabre kits?
Thanks, Dan
Paulinsibculo
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Overijssel, Netherlands
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 08:24 PM UTC

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Does anyone have experience with the Thunder Model or Sabre kits?
Thanks, Dan



Having build their bulldozer I found their plastic a bit ‘softer’ (if that is the right word), thus taking longer to harden after gluing.
Also, quite some delicate parts were fixed to the sprue in such a way that cutting them free requires a lot of attention. The consequence is that the removal from the remaining plastic from those parts may lead to some frustration.
Thunder Models gives you very detailled, though sometimes over engineerd, models.
With being arrogant, but I consider them for more experienced modellers.

Hope this helped. And remember, this is my personal opinion. Others may think different.

Stay healthy, whereever you are!
jon_a_its
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England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 10:15 PM UTC
Invest in some trumpeter Razor Saw Tool 09917 Model.

Demo here Trumpeter Saws on a Mirror Models kit very similar plastic.

This makes it very easy to take parts off sprues without breaking them
panamadan
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 02:01 AM UTC

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Quoted Text

Does anyone have experience with the Thunder Model or Sabre kits?
Thanks, Dan



Having build their bulldozer I found their plastic a bit ‘softer’ (if that is the right word), thus taking longer to harden after gluing.
Also, quite some delicate parts were fixed to the sprue in such a way that cutting them free requires a lot of attention. The consequence is that the removal from the remaining plastic from those parts may lead to some frustration.
Thunder Models gives you very detailled, though sometimes over engineerd, models.
With being arrogant, but I consider them for more experienced modellers.

Hope this helped. And remember, this is my personal opinion. Others may think different.

Stay healthy, whereever you are!


Thank you-are you speaking of the Thunder kit?
Dan
white4doc
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 02:10 AM UTC
I have the Sabre model G10, which I've been working on off and on between projects and it's really nice; I've built the major portions of it (running gear, platform and box) and didn't encounter any huge issues. The plastic is easy to work with, and in most cases you have a choice between PE and plastic parts.
panamadan
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 06:14 AM UTC
John,
How detailed the is the underside?
Dan
white4doc
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 01:11 AM UTC
I found it pretty well detailed, there is always room for improvement especially like the brake lines if you want to. You have the option of PE or plastic parts for some of the suspension parts. The underside is more than adequate for my needs since I am only going to be showing it upright on the rails; even if you were to show it on its' side it would be okay with a small amount of added detail.
panamadan
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 01:24 AM UTC
Thanks John.
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