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Unboxing Tamiya's New Shimakaze

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About the Author

About Jim Starkweather (staff_Jim)
FROM: CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES

I started building models in 1971 when I was 6. My first model was a 1/32 P-40 Warhawk. Revell I believe. From there I moved onto the standard cars, Apollo spacecraft, and other kid orientated kits. I don't know what got me started on Armor. I must have seen a Monogram tank kit one day and said "Mom...


Comments

Judging from the close-ups, it looks generally very good - at least for the hull and superstructures. Could use a lot of improvement with Pit Road Neo gun turrets, torpedoes/housings, and 25mm AA. Could also use a PE set for better W/T doors and hatches, and replace those ugly hose/cable reels.
SEP 13, 2017 - 02:40 AM
I WISH they;d STOP tying to make the diamond plate effect on the deck. At scale, those raised diamond parts would be over a foot tall.
SEP 14, 2017 - 02:09 PM
Yeah, it is kind of over-done, but if they leave the deck smooth they would be criticized for that, too. I have some Pit Road models with much finer tread-plate pattern. Maybe carefully sand it down a bit?
SEP 15, 2017 - 02:18 AM
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