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Armor and ground forces of the Axis forces during World War II.
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TAMIYA ZIMMERIT ON DRAGON'S ELEFANT, CAN I?
Panzerfan
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Mexico
Joined: May 31, 2002
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Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 02:57 PM UTC
Hello forum

I want to know if someone has already prove the new Tamiya zimmerit sheets on the Dragon Elefant kits.

Hope someone can share if this "marriage" could be sucesful.

Best Regards!!!
Metal_blast
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Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 03:31 PM UTC
Hey

I would not buy nor recommend the Tamiya zimmerit set; the detail is very soft and unconvincing. Here's a build review with the application of it on the new Tamiya Elephant:

Link

AFVFan
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Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 02:19 AM UTC
After looking at the review pictures, I have to agree with Alexander that the Tamiya zim doesn't look that good. I'm not so much bothered by the "soft" look as I am by the fitting issues.
Biggles2
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Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 09:50 AM UTC
IMHO DML's Elephant with zimmerit is a much better choice. Anything but Tamiya!
AFVFan
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Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 03:30 PM UTC

Quoted Text

IMHO DML's Elephant with zimmerit is a much better choice. Anything but Tamiya!



After looking at the build review for the kit, I saw nothing wrong with it, except the 2 welded up vision slots. The rest of it looked accurately done with some pretty nice detail.

Of course, that's neither here or there since he's talking of using the Dragon kit.
Hammerton
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Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2012 - 11:55 PM UTC
Having just written a review of the Tamiya Elefant with the Zim sheet, I thought I'd share some views on the subject.

The Zim is certainly on the shallow side of ideal if you were looking for a "Factory Fresh" look. But it's fine for a vehicle that has been in theatre for a while.

I ended up distressing the hell out of it, after which it looked fine.

My main issue was the cost, both of the kit (55-59 in the UK), and the Zimmerit which is a must have.

Simon
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Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2012 - 02:32 AM UTC
To me, the weakest points of the Tamiya zimmerit are the areas around the bolts of the nose. And these also happen to be one the most prominent areas too.

I believe ATAK has released one of their nice (and proven) sets for the Tamiya Elefant too.

That's a no-brainer decision, IMHO.