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Unboxing the Panda Object 279
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Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 11:53 AM UTC
Jim gives us an in-depth video preview of the new Object 279. Some history, track assembly and detailed part photos are included in the video.

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Thanks!
goldnova72
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Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 01:30 PM UTC
Thanks for the preview , Jim . Interesting looking kit . Positives IMO Nice cast detail on the turret and hull , not too much photo etch . Negatives a bit of flash on the track links ( many , many track links ) That will keep me out of trouble for a weekend at least
Will have to comnpare how the other releases ( Meng & Takom ) stack up . One is going to end up being crewed by some 40K Space Marines
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Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 02:36 PM UTC
Very cool, I forgot this came out this month. One of the three will for sure be in the stash. Only down side I see are the tracks.
-Seth
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Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 03:02 PM UTC
Nice video review Jim. I am liking these more and more as the first-look, in-box view of a kit vs just pics and a quick written review. I cannot wait to dig into this kit.
mokush
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Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 05:27 PM UTC
Nice vid, thanks!
Now I'm sure, I'll buy the 279 from an other manufacturer.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 03:14 AM UTC

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Nice video review Jim. I am liking these more and more as the first-look, in-box view of a kit vs just pics and a quick written review. I cannot wait to dig into this kit.



Thanks Jacques! Hey... have you hung up your WoT tank crew uniform? I haven't seen you online playing much lately.

Cheers
Jim
Isaella2
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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 07:08 AM UTC
Nice 4 Tracks..
lordjohnrock
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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 09:29 AM UTC
Hi just got my kit yesterday looks good
Jacques
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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 10:41 AM UTC
No I did not hang up my uniform on WoT. I blew out my video card, been waiting for my warranted replacement, and I have been building like a mad man on the T-80U kit and a special model project. How soon before you send the Panda kit? I want to make sure I get the T-80U to the priming stage before it arrives...
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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 12:00 PM UTC
Hi Jacques - Lol...thanks for reminding me about your request for that one. I can send it out tomorrow.
Jacques
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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 04:50 PM UTC
Then I will have some finishing up to do this weekend. T-80U massive update upcoming!
ltb073
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Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 02:06 AM UTC
Nice video Jim, the tracks look like they will be a nightmare
I will have to see what the other 2 kits look like before I pick up one of these beasts
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Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 02:50 AM UTC
As always, a great video Jim!
Thanks for your effort doing these videos, they are one of the most helpful references before buying a kit

About the turret and hull cast texture, I still think it is waaaay overdone.
Too much flash in some parts also, and I anticipate the usual messy Panda instructiosn and parts fitting.
After watching this video, I will go for the Amusing Hobby kit, with no doubts...
Thanks again!!!