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U.S. Military Bulldozer
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2015 - 01:23 AM UTC
Mirror Models has released the long awaited Bulldozer and Kevin Brant has a look in the box.

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warreni
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2015 - 01:45 AM UTC
The sprue gates on their early stuff are woeful!
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2015 - 07:38 AM UTC
The acid test will be how well the parts fit together, and how well they actually glue together.

The change in size of the attachment points is a step in the right direction.

Given how MiniArt over-engineers their kits, I'm now leaning toward this one.

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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2015 - 09:18 AM UTC

Quoted Text

The acid test will be how well the parts fit together, and how well they actually glue together.

The change in size of the attachment points is a step in the right direction.

Given how MiniArt over-engineers their kits, I'm now leaning toward this one.




I have never had a fit issue or gluing issue with Mirror Model kits, and all I use is Tamiya Extra Thin.

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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2015 - 02:59 PM UTC

Quoted Text

The acid test will be how well the parts fit together, and how well they actually glue together.

The change in size of the attachment points is a step in the right direction.

Given how MiniArt over-engineers their kits, I'm now leaning toward this one.




I use cyano-glues if my TAMIYA Extra Thin Cement doesn't work, which is rare...
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2015 - 03:10 PM UTC
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Quoted Text

The acid test will be how well the parts fit together, and how well they actually glue together.

The change in size of the attachment points is a step in the right direction.

Given how MiniArt over-engineers their kits, I'm now leaning toward this one.




Re: MINIART's "over-engineering"- A lot of guys LIKE their kits "over-engineered". I'm somewhere in the middle, as I very rarely build something with every single panel, window, door or hatch open. I generally include what can be seen IF one of my apertures are open. Exceptions being the engine screens on my M18s, and a few others where you can see into their engine compartments.

Still, there ARE merits in having every external detail present, along with some internals as well...

Too bad MIRROR hasn't done an "inside blade" version... Yet...