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RPG T-80U
retiredyank
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Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 02:39 AM UTC
I'm doing a build review of this kit. Thus far, the only thing that keeps me going is the hope of a great looking build. I have had to rework most of the parts and their workable tracks remind my of Bronco, but friction fit.
panzerbob01
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Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 03:40 AM UTC
Sounds a bit of a damp blanket signal, Matt! Guess I'm going to wait to see more on what you'll have to say before pulling the trigger for this one, then...

I was pretty excited to see it announced, and have been planning to get one since first became aware of it. Cool subject, and good-looking initial pics. Real-life experience with the kit is, of course, the real kicker.

Bob
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Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 03:53 AM UTC
Oh no. As a side note, I built the Trumpeter version and had not issues at all.
retiredyank
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Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 04:01 AM UTC
Lots of putty and trimming. I'll post of the building, thus far this afternoon. Another note: The tracks are made of nylon. If you break one, there's no fixing it.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 04:33 AM UTC

There a eight of these and you have to drill the holes, as the pins are too large.


Each panel is sunken.


Just a few of the problems. I'll try to get a comprehensive review of the build to the tracks together. Look for it, in the next couple of days.
Igorbc
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Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 05:00 AM UTC
I am very dissapointed because I have ordered one.
alainvandam
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Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 06:59 AM UTC
Oooh no ths is such a dissappoitment! This was my most anticipated release of 2019. Ok trumpeter and voyager pe it is...
Wingtsun
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Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 07:12 AM UTC

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Oh no. As a side note, I built the Trumpeter version and had not issues at all.



I am glad to see your experience with the Trumpeter kit. I had debated between buying the Trumpeter and the RPG kit. In the end I chose to buy the Trumpeter kit.
The RPG kit looked really detailed (hence, harder to build ). I made the right choice (for me ).