People tend to happily celebrate any kits released by some manufacturers like Meng or Tiger Models, regardless of their accuracy.
Of course there's no kit without flaws, errors or simplified details, but quite often some comments are completely biased by personal feelings instead of objective views.
So, any Meng or Tiger Models mistake is easily forgiven because some AM company will release some stuff to fix them.
But when a Trumpeter kit shows any error, it seems that the "modeling-Armaggedon" had arrived. Give me a break...
Yes, frequently Meng's kits look -and are- more accurate or with crisper details than the Trumpeter's kit of the same vehicle.
But frequently does not mean always.
Same happens with Tiger Model's kits. They are usually very well engineered and show a good level of detail, but they also usually suffer from a number of errors.
It's up to each one to decide if each kit's errors make them better or worse -for instance in comparison with Trumpeter or Hobby Boss ones-.
I for one will stay with Hobby Boss Nagmachon any given day, over Tiger Model's one.
What I will never buy is the idea that no error is big because it can be fixed with AM stuff and so I should be happy to spend 60+ bucks in the kit and a similar amount to solve its errors.
BTT, in this case, I will also wait for trumpeter's kit...
That make sense. I have no intention to bias but somehow now we are getting far away from it and sometimes even have double standard on the kit.
Kits from Trumpeter must be with error and can not be let go.
Meng kit....we love it and I'm good with flaws.! etc..
honestly.....I don't want to say but hey...here comes the poison...
Both meng and Trumpeter have SCUD, trumpeter released one and Meng has no sign since then..only gossips about they are going to ....they are going to...for 2 years already?
Then we have Smerch....both trumpy and meng has it and people chasing meng...
However here comes the issue...
SCUD TEL is base on MAZ7911 while 9A52-2 Smerch is based on MAZ543M,
MAZ543M has longer chassis and different engine and interior than MAZ7911. they are similar but they are totally different...the Only smerch base on MAZ7911 is 9A52 Smerch early type。。
After I double checked those detail from Meng and Trumpy kit as I have both...I found the entire chassis and interior of Meng 9A52-2 Smerch showed you a MAZ7911 configuration. only the exterior cabin is a 9A52-2.
Yup, the total length is also a MAZ7911 configuration....
In addition about the launcher..Trumpy kits need you to glue the guide rail yourself...Meng molded it directly on the sprue...good? sounds good but rolling degree is totally a mess.....
There are people who dont like trumpy T-72/90 naboly radiation coat bolt for too complicated. Did meng offered you a good solution? We all love meng track links as they are movable so as suspension..but I even can not weathering it with normal white spirit wash or it got cracked down..(already destroyed my bradley tracks..)
No intention to bias. If I want I would already have post here to show my find...I'm on the side of No brand is perfect...and no kit is perfect...
But on BMPT-72 release is...Obviously there is one that is so rushy to occupy the market with no accuracy check..If those detail cant not be see or checked when they released..fine no problem. but truth is not...as for the crispy...it can be done by photoshop. quite easy..