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  1. Modelcollect Hobby Inc is to release in 2018 (?) a 1/48th McDonnell Douglas A-12 Avenger II kit - ref. ? Source: https://www.facebook.com/Modelcollect/posts/1003754996446267 V.P.
  2. As a modeller I have become very set in my ways, aircraft (and not just any old thing but quite specific types), 1/72 scale with a drift into 1/48. The subjects are generally the same or very similar as I build to themes. Lately however my Mojo has been almost non existent so in an attempt to kick start it back into life I have decided that 2018 should be the year I just build models, no themes, no single type builds just build whatever comes along. So with that in mind here I am with my first attempt at an armour subject since the very early 1980's (even then I was 99.9% an aircraft modeller). The poor innocent kit about to be mangled is the Modelcollect 1/72 scale T-72BA. Please feel free to offer suggestions along the way. Before I go any further I must state that I know nothing whatsoever about the subject, the kit or the accuracy thereof or, in fact, how to go about building and painting it (which will probably become apparent fairly quickly). Here are the contents of the box. It all looks really nice and well detailed to me and I like the fact that there are optional tracks. A metal lower hull will give the completed model a weighty feel but I'd have preferred the turned gun barrel that they include in some of the other kits in the range. I suppose I'd better start cutting bits off the sprue! Duncan B
  3. Russian "Bal-E" Coastal Missile System MAZ Chassis 1:72 Modelcollect The Bal-E coastal missile defence system uses an surface-launched adaptation of the Zvezda KH-35 (AS-20 Kayak) known as the Bal (Ball) (SSC-6 Sennight) anti-ship missile system. The system is designed to guard coastal waters, straits and naval bases. The missile itself is fitted with a rocked booster for the launch phase and is designed to engage small vessels up to 5000 tonnes. The system has been fitted to differnet launch/control vehicles. This kit represents the demonstrator/test version of the Bal-E system, which used the MAZ-7910 chassis, while the production vehicle uses the MZKT-7930 chassis. As of October 2016, Russia is believed to have deployed 4 Bal-E units, each comprising 16 launch vehicles. Modelcollect are a Chinese firm who are largely known for their highly detailed and well-regarded 1:72 scale AFV kits. They have long specialised in post-war Soviet/Russian subjects such as their 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 direct from China, along with the MZKT chassis version, which we will review shortly. Inside the large,top-opening box are seven frames of parts moulded in grey styrene, as well as a slide-moulded cab, along with a frame of clear parts, eight rubber tyres, two frets of brass parts (one for the vehicle and one for the missiles) and a small decal sheet. The mouldings are clean, crisp and finely detailed. Construction starts with the lower chassis. Two long parts hold the road wheels, and between these the huge V-12 turbodiesel engine, gearbox, drive shafts and various transfer boxes all fit into place. These are covered with small plastic protective plates to prevent damage when traversing rough ground. The eight road wheel hubs fit onto the chassis next, with each made up of five parts, followed by the wheels. The tyres are moulded from a rubber-like material and there are no plastic plastic alternatives. Two large fuels tanks complete this part of the build. Flip the chassis over and the crew compartment can be assembled next. The cabin itself is slide moulded, in a similar fashion to other similar kits from Trumpeter and Hobbyboss. The doors are moulded seperately, while the clear parts are moulded from plastic. I have to say I prefer this way or representing clear parts to the more realistic, but difficult to use, plastic sheet that is often included with kits of this type. Inside the cabin there are the two tandem crew seats, as well as steering wheel and column and a few extra details for some of the electronic equipment. The windscreen wipers are made from photo etched brass and look excellent. Before the cab is added to the chassis, the radiator for that huge V-12 diesel has to be installed, along with a photo etched mesh cover. So far as I can tell, this will be completely covered over by the single-piece cab and the plate that protects the underside of the engine when traversing rough ground. The missile system is identical to that provided with the MZKT chassis version. There are two rows of four launchers, as well as the missile crew compartment. This sub-assembly comprises a seperate floor, walls and roof. The whole thing fits onto a flat platform, which in turn sits atop the chassis. A pair of missile are included, complete with small display stands. The decal sheet is generic and includes a range of numbers and licence plates. The painting diagram shows a single, generic example finished in overall green. Colour references are provided for the Ammo by Mig range only, which is somewhat unusual as there are far more widely used paint products out there. Conclusion Although this version of the Bal-E may not have quite the appeal of the production version, it is nevertheless and imposing and impressive kit. The level of detail is excellent, although the kit looks no more complex to build than any other wheeled vehicle kit. Modelcollect should be congratulated for giving us a stat-of-the-art kit this subject and I can't wait to see what they come up with next. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  4. German WWII E-100 panzer weapon carrier with Flak 40 128MM Zwillingsflak 1:72 Modelcollect The E-100 was a super-heavy tank, designed as the Second World War drew to a close. It was to be the heaviest of the proposed Entwicklung (E) series of armoured fighting vehicles, the aim of which was to simplify tank design and production around standard components. The chassis was intended to serve as a tank, mobile artillery system, anti-aircraft vehicle and heavy tank destroyer, although ultimately just a single prototype chassis was manufactured, and this was captured by American forces a month before the end of the War and then scrapped following evaluation by the British Army. The Flak 40, on the other hand, was a tried and tested anti-aircraft artillery gun, over 1000 examples of which were produced. The twin-gun Flakzwilling weighed in at 26.5 tonnes, which made it very difficult to move across country, hence the idea of mounting it on the large E-100 chassis. The guns were most famously deployed in static mountings such as on the flak towers of Berlin, Hamburg and Vienna. Modelcollect are a Chinese firm who are largely known for their highly detailed and well-regarded 1:72 scale AFV kits. They have long specialised in post-war Soviet/Russian subjects, but have more recently shown a flair for producing kits of the prototype tanks and associated vehicles that were in the design stages at the end of the Second World War, or which could conceivably have appeared had the War lasted longer than it did. This particular kit uses Modelcollect's existing E-100 and 128mm Flak 40 kits as the basis for the Zwillingsflak E-100 platform. Inside the top-opening box are eight frames of parts moulded in grey styrene, along with decals, rubber tracks and a fret of brass parts. The mouldings are clean, crisp and finely detailed. Construction starts not with the chassis, but with the zwilling gun mount. This comprises the rotating ring mechanism, crew platform and guard rails, stowage boxes and the mount for the guns themselves. A pair of Flak 40 guns is included (obviously), with each barrel split lengthwise and a seperate elevation mechanism. the guns themselves are nicely detailed, with each made up of well over twenty parts. A couple of 128mm shells are supplied and are shown fitted in the breech loading mechanism in the instructions. Once the hefty Flak 40 Zwilling has been assembled, it's easy to see how it would have taken a tank chassis as large as the E-100 to move it anywhere. Once the gun mount is complete, assembly turns to the hull. The E-100 design was essentially mid-engined, with the engine positioned forward of the turret but behind the main crew compartment. The engine deck is moulded separately to the roof of the hull, as are the crew access hatches. Photo etch parts are used to depict the grilles on the engine cover. The running gear is next, and the road wheel arrangement will be instantly familiar to those who have built a Tiger or Panther tanks as it comprises overlapping wheels with steel rims (great if, like me, you find painting sixteen pairs of rubber tyres a tiresome task). The tracks are manufactured from a flexible rubber-like material, which isn't my preference, but they look quite decent for the scale. The decal sheet is generic and includes a range of numbers and licence plates, although the instructions do not show any arrangements for the placement of decals. The painting diagram shows two examples, one with a dark yellow hull and grey Flak 40 Zwilling, the other completely dark yellow with patches of camouflage on the lower hull. Of course you are free to paint yours in whatever scheme takes your fancy as this is essentially a paper panzer. Conclusion Builders of 1:35 AFVs have had a range of kits in the E-5/10/25/50/75/100 series to choose from for a few years now, so it's good to see builders of the gentleman's scale being afforded an even better choice of subjects thanks to Modelcollect. The kit looks as though it will go together with minimum fuss and it will certainly be a talking point when built and painted. Recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  5. Russian "Bal-E" Coastal Missile System MZKT Chassis 1:72 Modelcollect The Bal-E coastal missile defence system uses an surface-launched adaptation of the Zvezda KH-35 (AS-20 Kayak) known as the Bal (Ball) (SSC-6 Sennight) anti-ship missile system. The system is designed to guard coastal waters, straits and naval bases. The missile itself is fitted with a rocked booster for the launch phase and is designed to engage small vessels up to 5000 tonnes. The system has been fitted to different launch/control vehicles. In this case, the system uses the four-axle MZKT-7930 Astrolog chassis, which is also used for the Iskander ballistic missile system and the Pantsir-S1 air-defence system. As of October 2016, Russia is believed to have deployed 4 Bal-E units, each comprising 16 launch vehicles. Modelcollect are a Chinese firm who are largely known for their highly detailed and well-regarded 1:72 scale AFV kits. They have long specialised in post-war Soviet/Russian subjects such as their 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 direct from China, along with the MAZ chassis version, which we will review shortly. Inside the large,top-opening box are eight frames of parts moulded in grey styrene, along with a frame of clear parts, eight rubber tyres, two frets of brass parts and a small decal sheet. The mouldings are clean, crisp and finely detailed. Construction starts with the lower chassis. Two long parts that hold the road wheels, and between these the six-part YaMZ-846 turbodiesel engine, the huge gearbox, drive shafts and transfer boxes all fit into place. These are covered with photo etched protective plates to prevent damage when traversing rough ground. The hubs fit onto the chassis next, followed by the wheels, each of which has a fat, rubber tyre. there are no plastic alternatives. Fuels tanks and storage boxes complete this part of the build. Turning the chassis over, the crew compartment can be assembled next. There are three crew seats in the cabin, as well as a dashboard and steering wheel. The cabin itself is slide moulded, in a similar fashion to other similar kits from Trumpeter and Hobbyboss. Inside the cabin there are extra details for some of the electronic equipment, while the doors are moulded separately. The clear frame provides the glass parts, which I have to say I prefer to the more realistic, but more difficult to use, plastic sheet that is often included with kits of this type. The windscreen wipers are made from photo etched brass and look excellent. Once the cab has been added to the chassis, the secondary structure, which presumably houses control or communications equipment, can be added. This is of conventional construction, with seperate walls and roof. Photo etched parts add depth and realism. The missile system itself comprises two rows of four launchers, making eight in total. As well as the missile tubes, there is the missile crew compartment, which is also constructed of a seperate floor, walls and roof. The whole thing fits onto a flat platform, which in turn sits atop the chassis. As a special bonus, two missiles are included, complete with photo etched fins and a small display stand. You could, of course, adapt the kit to show the missile soaring out of the launch tube, or even chop the rocket booster off and hang it off the bottom of a Su-35! The decal sheet is generic and includes a range of numbers and licence plates. The painting diagram shows a single, generic example finished in overall green. Colour references are provided for the Ammo by Mig range only, which is somewhat unusual as there are far more widely used paint products out there. Conclusion As a builder of 1:72 scale (and 1:48 scale) armour, I'm somewhat unused to kits of large, complex subjects. This kit looks imposing in the box, but once you leaf through the instructions, you quickly realise that it's no more complex than any other wheeled vehicle kit. Modelcollect should be congratulated for delving so deep into the inventory of the modern-day Russian armed forces and giving us a stat-of-the-art kit this subject. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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...
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. source: https://www.facebook.com/Modelcollect/photos/a.153755038112938.33382.153752164779892/494021000753005/?type=1&theater
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