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Sturmpanzer IV
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Posted: Friday, January 29, 2016 - 04:13 PM UTC
Matthew Lenton provides an in-box review of Hobby Bossís recent welcome re-issue of a former Tristar kit.

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Vemmadave
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Posted: Friday, January 29, 2016 - 04:24 PM UTC
Looks better than the old dragon imperial series the mouldings are excellent I have three old Tristar kits!
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Posted: Friday, January 29, 2016 - 06:11 PM UTC
I have the first issuing of this kit. It looks like they added to 2 new parts to PE2 aside from the changes you already mentioned.
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Posted: Friday, January 29, 2016 - 08:35 PM UTC
I still have the original Tristar release in my stash. I've been a little iffy about building it due to a few builders stating it's completely "unbuildable", or "trashing it",probably due to its multi-piece hull tub, and bevelled edges instead of the usual butt-joints. Looks like extra care will just be needed to square up all sides.
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Posted: Friday, January 29, 2016 - 10:17 PM UTC

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I have the first issuing of this kit. It looks like they added to 2 new parts to PE2 aside from the changes you already mentioned.


Tim, yes, well spotted... So the instructions have been revised for that too. They're alternatives to Wf15 and 16, part of the drive covers, I think.

Biggles, that's sounding like a bit of a gauntlet being thrown down... Maybe there needs to be a building duel, or perhaps a Sturmpanzer campaign.

Tim, did you build yours yet?
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Posted: Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 09:04 PM UTC

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Biggles, that's sounding like a bit of a gauntlet being thrown down... Maybe there needs to be a building duel, or perhaps a Sturmpanzer campaign.


have no intention of starting another project as I already have way too much on the table - hardly any work room left. But I do have experience with other Tristar kits, which were just as good as Dragon (10 - 14 yrs ago). Once you get used to Tristar's different building method, and having to clean up edges really well, you end up with a very nice model.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 05, 2016 - 07:14 PM UTC
why don't they build the kit??