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  1. Revell Owners in Trouble

    This is the first time I've heard about Hobbico and their buyout of Revell, so I'm not sure what impact that had on the model kit side of things. What is it that they've done/not done that's been a bad thing?
  2. Tamiya 1/35 Panzer II Ausf F/G paints

    Thanks, those definitely help. Not looking for entirely accurate as it seems that would require mixing and i'm not entirely confident enough for that yet, so just something vaguely in the right sort of area is fine with me! Supposedly Mission Models does very close matches of the paints so i suppose it's easiest to just find something similar to theirs! From what i can tell, it looks as if Revell "Africa Brown No. 17" is the closest to RAL 8020 (very similar to the Mission Models version) but for some reason Revell suggest it for a early war 1941 scheme, not sure if that's just they don't have anything closer to RAL 8000 or there's some other reason. I thought their "Sandy Yellow No. 16"might be similar to RAL 8000 at first but that seems to be what they suggest as DunkelGelb. Thanks, i suppose it'll just be easiest to get some sort of green Khaki for the uniform and go for that then!
  3. Tamiya 1/35 Panzer II Ausf F/G paints

    A while back i bought the Tamiya 1/35 Panzer II Ausf. F/G as my first Tamiya kit, my original intention was to go for the a Panzer Grey colour but it seems the infantry are meant to be Afrika Korps. I've been unable to find any specific colour guides for what paints are needed for both the tank and the infantry, the instructions are pretty vague and i've not been able to find any posts here or elsewhere with what paints have been used listed. Can anyone tell me what paints would be needed for an Afrika Korps scheme for both the infantry and tank itself included in this kit? Preferably Tamiya or Revell paints as they're what i can get hold of easiest.
  4. Looking at pictures of them they appear to be the same and are the same scale, but there's a massive price difference between them with the Revell one being quite a bit cheaper. What's the difference between the two kits?
  5. Primer for brushing

    Been after some brush-on primer myself because of the weather and it just being more convenient usually, i had some Citadel Imperial Primer before but it ended up being extremely thin, bubbly and would just pool together and even multiple coats didn't help. I've had a look at the Vallejo Black primer but i can't find too much about it, how many coats does it typically need? Would it also do the same job as using a black spray so both priming it and undercoating (the shading) at the same time, or would i also then have to paint black over that as well?
  6. Help with priming

    I'm having some difficulty with figuring out what to do regarding Priming stuff. It's more convenient and easier for me to brush-paint, but pretty much everywhere i've read says brush-based primers are a bad idea and to just go for spray. Spray is obviously easier to actually prime and I will just use that when i have a completely assembled model, but when it's something that isn't complete yet it's a bit more difficult. With the weather and other factors like that, being able to just go to my desk and paint it as needed with a brush is more convenient for me, especially when it comes to things like cockpits and interiors that aren't going to be reachable too well after the rest is complete. Spraying individual parts doesn't seem really suitable but as i've read not to bother with brush primers i don't know what to do about parts like that. I've had some Citadel Imperial Primer and that just doesn't work in the slightest no matter what, and that's a common complaint with it (it ends up being extremely thin and bubbly no matter what, meaning it doesn't apply properly) but i don't know what somehing like Vallejo's brush primers are like. Can anyone help? Are brush really best avoided or are is that more a case of people just preferring using spray primers?
  7. AMT B1 Battledroid - Mister Bones

    I think with the second one there's still a bit too much of a futuristic feel to it, mostly because of the grip having all that detail It need a bit more to make it look sort of lower tech. If you look at something like this chart most of them are either bulky, unwieldy and somewhat busy with the random bits stuck on, or a sleek, simple, somewhat retro design.
  8. This is awesome, certainly one of the more unique AT-ST models i've seen. The paint scheme alone would have been quite impressive, but all the modifications make it far better!
  9. AMT B1 Battledroid - Mister Bones

    It's a nice design overall, but i don't think it looks quite Star-Wars enough in its current state. The weapons in Star Wars tend to have a more simplistic, somewhat inefficient and outdated look to them - the extra detail on the handle and the barrel gives it a bit more of a futuristic sci-fi feel, i think.
  10. Halo Revell kits are extremely disappointing

    That's the problem, really. It's fine that they'd make these more toy-like kits, something to get people started in the hobby at a more basic level, but there's not really anything for anyone other than those beginners/younger people. Halo and Star Wars are two unique properties that as far as i know they're the only ones with rights to make model kits for (or at least the only other real option is to Import Bandai kits), so to have them focus on making toys in franchises that are very popular with adults as well seems a bit silly. These Toy-like kits can help get someone started but then there's nowhere for them to really go after that, there needs to be proper full model kits for Halo and the new Star Wars movies as well as those.
  11. Dragon Models 1/35 AT-AT

    Considering all the photobucket links no longer work i wasn't sure how bad these would be...having found the pics it's astonishing how something so iconic and well-recognized as the AT-ST could end up with such a high quality yet entirely innaccurate model. Not quite sure what the problem with the AT-AT is other than the dimensions, though.
  12. Dragon Models 1/35 AT-AT

    Only just found out about these, has there been any more news about them? Been nearly a year since the last reply here but i've not been able to find anything about them that's recent.
  13. With the alternate-history interpretations of Star Wars Characters that bandai have done (E.g. The samurai Stormtrooper and Ronin Boba Fett), there seems to be huge price differences between them. On Ebay they seem to be around £20 + postage, but at at least 2 retailer sites they've been a lot more - one for £60 with £80 RRP, other £80. I'm assuming the £80 is the more correct price and the cheaper ones will probably be fakes?
  14. Revell kits for The Last Jedi

    That really is a shame then, the Bandai kits aren't even available officially here so Revell are the only real choice unless that doesn't involve going out of your way to get the Bandai kits. If they were just the easy-kits that wouldn't be so bad as they'd at least still be a type of model kit, but the addition of lights and sounds changes them from just that into something designed as a toy primarily. I was hoping it would only be a temporary thing and they'd release some more typical kits later, but considering The Force Awakens, Rogue One and now the Last Jedi haven't really had any new non-toy kits, i doubt that'll happen anytime soon.
  15. Revell kits for The Last Jedi

    Have they actually shifted their focus? I know a lot of their recent kits for things like Star Wars and Halo are Snap-tite/build and play stuff (Rogue One didn't even get a model kit release outside of a Y-wing, something that isn't really part of Rogue One), but haven't they released a few of the smaller box kits recently? The Jedi Starfighters, Republic Gunship, Sith Infiltrator Etc. I'm not sure if they're an exception to the norm or something...The Last Jedi doesn't even seem to have any actual model kits from them, just the toy-like stuff.