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  1. I built a couple of Modelcollect's E-100s earlier in the year, and I was really impressed with the level of detail they had for 1/72 kits. I'd been thinking about picking another up, and this one seemed a good choice, since it fits in perfectly with the 'utterly absurd things to stick on an E-100 chassis' theme that the previous two had .Obviously, the Waffenträger (weapons carrier) E-100 didn't exist, but at least that means you don't have to get bogged down in accuracy, and can have some fun with it, which is the main reason I'm doing it. I'll post up some sprue shots, then get on to the little bit of work I've got done on it over the last couple of days Sprues, in no particular order. Some are in light grey, some in dark grey, and a couple in sage green. Quite a few of the parts aren't needed for this version, including a complete upper hull plate, and the parts fro the working suspension, that Modelcollect included with some of their earlier E-100 kits. Some of the sprues were bagged and some were loose, and a couple of small parts had become detached and were rattling around in the bottom of the box. Nothing was missing or damaged though. The tracks are the usual rubber band sort the Modelcollect have supplied with all their other E-100s. The detail's good and they can be glued with regular cement, but they often come warped, as these ones are, although not badly So, on to the actual progress I've made, which isn't that much. The hull is together, which is only a handful of parts. Still got the etched grills and other details to add. I sanded off the mounting points for the side skirts, since I saw no reason why they'd be fitted if the vehicle was never going to have skirts. The two hatches have moulded lugs to represent the handles, so I've sliced those off and replaced them with fuse wire The only other work I've done is to get the main barrel and some of the gun cradle together. For some reason, none of the gun and turret parts have any connection pins, so getting everything lined up is a bit tricky. The plastic's quite soft too, so I had to go easy when cleaning up the join on the two-part barrel, to avoid any flat spots. Having said that, the barrel is slightly oval anyway, so it'll probably need flattening slightly on the top and bottom to get it more circular. If there was a metal one available I'd probably swap it, but I'm not aware of one so I'll stick with this one for now That's it so far. I'll hopefully get a little more done over the next few days. Andy
  2. A pair of Modelcollect's E-100's, one with the Rheintochter SAM, and one with a V1. Apart from the respective missiles the two kits are identical, but the V-1 version actually includes the Rheintochter as unused parts so if you're buying one, you're better off getting that one. The kits are nice and very well detailed, but the rubber band tracks are a bit of a pain. They're made from something that looks suspiciously like Dragon DS plastic, so how well they'll last in the long term remains to be seen. The subjects are of course pure fantasy, although the Rheintochter is more of a viable possibility that the V1. Painted and weathered with AMMO paints and washes, apart from the red primer hull which was finished with Vallejo Cavalry Brown (see discussion here) Thanks for looking Andy
  3. From the "you've got to be kidding" department, comes this! A P.1000 Ratte "landcruiser" WW II German tank. If Modelcollect comes through with this thing than it will be the biggest tank model kit in 1/72 scale ever made. No word yet on when it will be released of how much each copy will cost. Details to follow...
  4. After the B-52 Stratofortress (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235004753-172-b-52h-stratofortress-by-modelcollect-boxart) - still to release - Modelcollect is to release a 1/72nd Northrop-Grumman B-2A Spirit kit - ref.UA72201 Sources: http://modelcollect.com/usaf-b-2a-spirit-stealth-bomber https://www.facebook.com/Modelcollect/photos/a.153755038112938.33382.153752164779892/690338904454546/?type=3&theater V.P.
  5. Modelcollect is to release a 1/72nd WWII V1 missile launching position - ref.UA72033 Source: http://www.armorama.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=23189 Box art V.P.
  6. T-72A Main Battle Tank 1:72 Modelcollect The T-72 is the one of the most ubiquitous Main Battle Tanks in the post-war world. Since its entry into service in the early 1970s, over 20,000 examples have been manufactured, making it second only to the T-54/T-55 family in terms of units produced. Exported widely, scarcely a year has gone by when the T-72 hasn't been in action in a hotspot somewhere around the globe not bad for a tank that was conceived as a hedge against the ambitious bet that was the complex T-64. The T-72 shares the basic design principles that are common to all of the post war tanks produced by the Soviet Union/Russian Federation. Compact, light and low-slung, the T-72 has a version of the 125mm gun found in other eastern bloc tanks with two-part ammunition and an auto-load system in place of a fourth crew member. The first models featured a conventional cast armour turret. This was improved and thickened for the T-72A, which featured cavities filled with quartz or sand and was named 'Dolly Parton' armour by NATO forces. Later models featured laminated armour and added additional Explosive Reactive Armour (ERA), both of which proved to be extremely effective against contemporary anti-tank rounds. Modelcollect are a relatively new Chinese firm who may not be all that familiar to the denizens of Britmodeller. For the uninitiated, they specialise in 1:72 AFV kits, with a strong bias towards post-war Soviet/Russian subjects. The range includes the T-62, T-64, T-72 and T-80, as well as the new T-14 and a growing range of missile and rocket launchers and radar vehicles. Many of the kits are available as pre-assembled models as well as conventional kits. This particular kit has arrived at BM courtesy of Modelkitworld.com, whose forum can be found in the trader's section. Inside the top-opening box are just over a hundred parts moulded in grey styrene, along with a die cast metal lower hull, a set of flexible tracks and a small decal sheet. Not being familiar with this manufacturer, I wasn't sure what to expect in terms of detail and finish. Happily I can report that the mouldings are clean, crisp and finely detailed. Unusually for a kit of this type, construction starts with the turret. This sub-assembly is fairly conventional, although the gun must be fixed in place thanks to its flexible mounting point. The gun itself has been moulded in one piece and is very nicely detailed. Slide moulding has been used to create an open aperture at the muzzle. Although it is quite shallow, this is a definite plus point. The distinctive 12.7mm NSV anti-aircraft machine gun is also very detailed, as is the turret itself. Both hatches can be finished in the open position and fine details such as weld seams and cables are all present in correct. In this respect the kit is a step ahead of the older Revell model. Finishing details include the usual stowage bins, searchlight and smoke grenade launchers. The upper hull is as nicely detailed as the turret, partly because the upper glacis plate is moulded separately, which has allowed for the accurate reproduction of finer details. Even the driver's hatch is a separate item, and although there is no interior detail, it is still nice to have the option to place a figure in there. The rest of the upper hull follows suite, with the exhaust system and engine air vent moulded as separate items. The side skirts are nicely done too. Extra details such as the headlights, tow hooks and the ubiquitous unditching beam are all nicely rendered and moulded separately. The drive sprockets, idlers and road wheels are all moulded in inner and outer halves. Aside from the crisp moudled detail, they seem to be very accurate and match photographs of the real thing very well. The die cast metal lower hull is reminiscent of Tamiya's excellent range of 1:48 AFVs, as it is both highly detailed and pre-primed. The torsion bar suspension units that run across the bottom of the chassis are all cast in place, so aligning the road wheels should be a piece of cake. Although the tracks are of the flexible type, they are quite detailed. They look very much like Dragon's DS type, which can be fixed in place with regular polystyrene cement. I've no idea whether this is actually the case, so if you've built one of these models, so let us know. The painting guide shows just one generic scheme as used by the Soviet Army in the late 1980s, but the tiny decal sheet contains a number of generic codes and markings, including some for the GDR and North Korea. Conclusion This looks to be an excellent, well-detailed kit which captures the look of the T-72 very nicely. Modecollect have packed in an amazing amount of detail - it's a step up from Revell's already very good kit - and it looks very promising on the sprue. Hopefully it will be just as easy and enjoyable to build. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  7. 1/72 - Russian Object 640 Black Eagle tank - is confirmed as a next release by ModelCollect here under the Armata 3D model: 6 wheels version 7 wheels version from facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Modelcollect/photos/a.153755038112938.33382.153752164779892/494021000753005/?type=1&theater Modelcollect Hobby Inc. Russian Object 640 (Black eagle) Main Battle Tank John Karr Will the back eagle have seven road wheels? To se mi líbí · Odpovědět · 17 červen v 2:14 Modelcollect Hobby Inc. black eagle will have two ver. first ver is 6 wheels To se mi líbí · 18 červen v 2:36 from wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Eagle_%28tank%29
  8. source: https://www.facebook.com/Modelcollect/photos/a.153755038112938.33382.153752164779892/494021000753005/?type=1&theater