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Author Topic: Captain Blood's Western Desert: P.82 - Hotchkiss H39 completed (8 July)  (Read 104521 times)

Offline Silent Invader

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Re: Captain Blood's Western Desert: P.82 - Hotchkiss H39 completed (8 July)
« Reply #1245 on: July 09, 2018, 07:08:41 PM »
Ha. A simple explanation  :D
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Re: Captain Blood's Western Desert: P.82 - Hotchkiss H39 completed (8 July)
« Reply #1246 on: July 09, 2018, 10:47:42 PM »
Great piece Richard! How did you like the Rubicon Models (ex-Neucraft) Hotchkiss H39 kit? How does it compare detail-wise to say 1/48 Tamiya kits?

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Re: Captain Blood's Western Desert: P.82 - Hotchkiss H39 completed (8 July)
« Reply #1247 on: July 11, 2018, 10:16:23 AM »
Thanks Rob :)

The Rubicon H39 kit is little short of superb. It's beautifully cast with ultra clean and sharp detail, really just as good as any Tamiya 1/48 scale kit I'd say. The difference is that while a 1/48 Tamiya plastic kit of this AFV would have about 100 parts, the Rubicon resin kit has about 15! But you'd never know it from the end result.

But then Rubicon, still a very young company, have rapidly become expert at producing plastic kits of outstanding, Tamiya-like quality, but without the plethora of fiddly individual components. They've taken this approach to a new level with these lightweight resin models.

http://forum.rubiconmodels.com/index.php?topic=628.0

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Re: Captain Blood's Western Desert: P.82 - Hotchkiss H39 completed (8 July)
« Reply #1248 on: July 11, 2018, 10:40:12 AM »
I can only second the Captain - 'proper' scale model quality resin and probabaly one of the nicest kits I've ever owned in this scale. They've even managed to make it pretty robust which is quite remarkable considering the fidelity of the parts.
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Re: Captain Blood's Western Desert: P.82 - Hotchkiss H39 completed (8 July)
« Reply #1249 on: July 11, 2018, 10:45:21 AM »
Fantastic, Richard! A really great take on a not much seen theme.

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