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Monday, August 14, 2017 - 05:07 PM UTC
The next E-100 kit from Amusing Hobby is one super heavy tank hunter.
Amusing Hobby continues to capitalize on its E-100 platform, kits that surely appeal to fans of what-if armor.

Here are preliminary images of its upcoming kit, Jagdpanzer E-100 (35A017). The kit is scheduled for release this September.
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The real Panther II used more than that amount of parts for 2 links. I suggest you leave and go build something with wheels or even wings if you can't deal with the inconvenient truth about the full complexity of tracked running gear. [/quote] I for one agree with him. I did it for real and it was back breaking, tedious work. I don't want to repeat that m-fing experience on something 35 times smaller in an activity that is intended as a fun, even relaxing, pastime! Besides, tanker bars, breaker bars and socket wrenches are one thing; tweezers, tedium and the carpet monster are quite another. One doesn't spend hours on the floor looking for lost end connectors on the real thing . Nor do you have to assemble all hundred odd links yourself on the real thing either.
AUG 16, 2017 - 10:33 PM
Ya! What he said! (Chuckle) Seriously, they don't do it for accuracy, they do it for bragging rights on parts count. I've done lots of different tracks in differing mediums and there's well-engineered and then there's simply dumb. And I actually do build things with wings and wheels. Its all good. Got a VII C U-boat on the bench currently, though. More PE than you'd think.
AUG 17, 2017 - 02:09 AM
"the full complexity of tracked running gear" I'm still laughing...
AUG 17, 2017 - 03:32 AM
Now that's just uncalled-for nastiness!
AUG 17, 2017 - 03:53 AM
Hi guys, No need to get worked up. I have the e100 flak 88 kit. I saw the tracks they are individual links and in two pieces. much alike their conqueror kit. Its much simpler. I think their panther ii tracks are complex not because they want parts count but rather they tried is that way to make the tracks workable. Its just unfortunate that the panther ii track design called for it to me so complicated. And yes i bulit their jagdpahther kit and used their tracks. Its a wee bit more tedious, took one day for one side. But the overall workable tracks looks ok on the fit. Ken
AUG 17, 2017 - 01:27 PM
If you want a manufacturer who trumpets their parts count its gotta to be trumpeter kits....i find their kits overly engineered and detailed.
AUG 17, 2017 - 01:28 PM
Now that's just uncalled-for nastiness! [/quote] No, really. I'm sick of people who chose to model tanks whining about producers making a proper attempt to supply working tracks.
AUG 18, 2017 - 12:02 PM
And they cram the box with bits you can't use- their E-10 has 4 options of tracks: early, late, or rubber band versions of each, and their best kit of the Abrams gives you 5 variants in one box.
AUG 18, 2017 - 02:31 PM
Sorry I was away. The Lowe tracks are not engineered like the Tiger 2 tracks they are tying to represent. Where as the actual track are cast pieces held together by pins so that each track piece should actually be 1 piece that clicks into another piece. These are designed in an amusing way to have the two larger pieces held together by having the cleats as separate pieces that glue down over the pin to allow them to articulate. But there is almost no glue area and if you get to much you lock each one down... As I said on a very very simple kit. I glued them together, but little cleats kept falling off and then in getting glued, locked a section down. Very simple kit, should have very simple tracks. Wet mess. Thanks all for the insults from heros who have likely not seen the kit.
AUG 19, 2017 - 05:20 AM

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