Welcome to Britmodeller.com

Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to contribute to this site by submitting your own content or replying to existing content. You'll be able to customize your profile, receive reputation points as a reward for submitting content, while also communicating with other members via your own private inbox, plus much more! This message will be removed once you have signed in.

This site uses cookies! Learn More

This site uses cookies!

You can find a list of those cookies here: mysite.com/cookies

By continuing to use this site, you agree to allow us to store cookies on your computer. :)

  • Announcements

    • Mike

      PhotoBucket are no longer permitting 3rd party hosting   01/07/17

      As most of you are now painfully aware, Photobucket (PB) are stopping/have stopped allowing their members to link their accumulated years of photos into forums and the like, which they call 3rd party linking.  You can give them a non-refundable $399 a year to allow links, but I doubt that many will be rushing to take them up on that offer.  If you've previously paid them for the Pro account, it looks like you've got until your renewal to find another place to host your files, but you too will be subject to this ban unless you fork over a lot of cash.   PB seem to be making a concerted move to another type of customer, having been the butt of much displeasure over the years of a constantly worsening user interface, sloth and advertising pop-ups, with the result that they clearly don't give a hoot about the free members anymore.  If you don't have web space included in your internet package, you need to start looking for another photo host, but choose carefully, as some may follow suit and ditch their "free" members at some point.  The lesson there is keep local backups on your hard drive of everything you upload, so you can walk away if the same thing happens.   There's a thread on the subject here, so please use that to curse them, look for solutions or generall grouse about their mental capacity.   Not a nice situation for the forum users that hosted all their photos there, and there will now be a host of useless threads that relied heavily on photos from PB, but as there's not much we can do other than petition for a more equitable solution, I suggest we make the best of what we have and move on.  One thing is for certain.  It won't win them any friends, but they may not care at this point.    Mike.

Trumpeter Italian C1 Ariete MBT with Upgraded Armor (1/35)

For anyone who has built this particular kit, how's the overall fit and accuracy?

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites


I built this kit some years ago, and I am resonably satisfied with it.

Some things could be better:

-the flexible tracks are made with a sort of black rubber that is very elastic and flexible, but the adhesion of the paint is poor. Besides they need to be shortened 2 links. Please, test the fit before doing this. Eventually, the tracks seem identical to those of Leopard 2;

-the driving wheels have a strange 'lamellar' inside that doesn't look very rigid; i removed the strange things and replaced them by a piece of plastic pipe with the good diameter to fit the pin; it could also be that the original thing functions well, but I don't think;

-there is a slot to add on the front of the turret, and the moulded-on  screws have to be replaced with those already included into the kit; check if spaces of the turret aside the gun have to be closed in some way;

-there is to close an opening inside the basket on the rear of the turret; it is to reduce the thickness of the plastic where some small box is moulded outside, but the inside should be a flat plate;

-hatches require some small surgery on the hinges to be made opened;

-check for some anti-sliding parts to make;

-the kit can't be built without the add-on armour unless you replace a wide part of the skirts.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now