This is a cheap model I ordered from emodels. It was made by a company in Moscow and the quality of the kit is particularly poor compared to the likes of Tamiya, Revell and Airfix. Still it was a quick build and I don’t think it turned out too bad. I particually like the slogans in Russian covering the hull.
The gunner is from a pack of Tamiya Russian tank crewman.
At this year’s tankfest I picked up a new rc tank from the market.
It’s a Heng Long Panzer IV with metal gearbox and tracks.
The metal upgrades are what attracted me to the model. I have an all plastic Heng Long Pershing but it would cost more to upgrade it than the asking price of the Panzer.
I haggled the price down further so it was a real bargain. Unfortunately when I tried to get it going it was dead.
It started working intermittently when playing about with the channel select switch so it seemed like there was a loose connection somewhere. After some googling I found Heng Long’s soldering skills were not highly rated. Eventually I found out that the component next to the switch was causing the problem. The component was re-soldered and the tanks now working fine.
I am currently working on this years Airfix club kit. It is a 1:48 Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3/E7. There was a choice of two schemes for the kit. An aircraft given to the Japanese for trial purposes, or one captured by the British.
As you can see I chose the British scheme.
Still plenty more decals to go. Also got the aerial to add and the details to paint.