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Panda Hobby 1/35 M-ATV MRAP


sumterIII
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I read the side-by-side article Fine Scale Modeler did. It is better than the Kinetic kit but requires a lot more work with PE than the Kinetic kit. I got the Kinetic one because it was $40 delivered via eBay and the accuracy issue of that kit doesn't bother me.

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Thanks for the info, with a CROWS II mount Kinetic could be a good kit to work with. I don't think anyone makes the net armor, have you seen that anywhere?

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Hey Robin, saw the Kinetic on ebay so I ordered that version. Reviews said it came with the radios and other gear for the inside where as Panda did not. Thanks for the tip.

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The Panda kit is on sale at Squadron for $30 + $6 something for shipping this week on the web only. So price wise, they are about the same.

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figures, on sale after I already bought.

 

The Kinetic kit came today, looks pretty good from the first look. Minor PE set and a few decals, but the part count is way more than I expected for a kit like this. The last time I did anything like it was a British QUAD Gun Tractor from Tam with the 25pd gun in tow. Not nearly as detailed or big as this one. I ordered the resin wheels from Blast which should be a big improvement over the rubber tires. I also ordered the CROWS II from Blast but the Kinetic kit has option for a 50 or SAW in the turret so I may end up getting a Panda kit and using the CROWS on that one. This armor stuff can be as bad as ships causing a person to drop deep into the abyss of wallet depletion.

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I don't care enough about the subject matter to want to do anything more than an OOB build, but I can see the temptation with all the nice goodies available for either kit.

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