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Experiences with Mouse House kits?
HermannB
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Bayern, Germany
Joined: October 14, 2008
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Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2018 - 04:21 AM UTC
I am thinking about getting Mouse House L119/M119 howitzer kit.
But before spending 120 AUD, can anybody tell me how the quality of Mouse House is?
18Bravo
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 20, 2005
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Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2018 - 04:31 AM UTC
I purchased three roof conversions and three stowage bin sets for the Tamiya 1/25 Centurion. Weird resin, soft on detail, and more than a few pinholes in the resin. A solid 5 on a scale of 10.
Frenchy
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Rhone, France
Joined: December 02, 2002
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Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2018 - 04:33 AM UTC
Two builds :

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/3/t/100181.aspx

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/missinglynx/m119a1-105mm-towed-howitzer-update-t281924.html

H.P.
HeavyArty
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Florida, United States
Joined: May 16, 2002
KitMaker: 17,689 posts
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Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2018 - 04:42 AM UTC
The Mouse House M119 howitzer is a great kit. Here is my build of it.

Here is is complete w/figures on a dio base.
18Bravo
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2018 - 04:45 AM UTC
Seems like you got an entirely different kit than Redleg did.
HeavyArty
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Florida, United States
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Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2018 - 04:48 AM UTC
Mine wasn't as bad as his. I guess who/when it was cast made/makes a difference. He got his a few years before I got mine. It seems they improved over time.
keo
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Nordjylland, Denmark
Joined: January 30, 2006
KitMaker: 613 posts
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Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2018 - 05:16 AM UTC
I bought a dozer for a Leopard tank some years ago, and I was fully satiefied with it. It needed some re-shaping, in my oven, of some of the parts for the dozer blade, but that was because they were made to scale thickness. The resin was trouble free
HermannB
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Bayern, Germany
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Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2018 - 05:36 AM UTC
Thanks guys, I think I`ll give it a try. I build the Dartmore kit many moons ago, was more a scratchbuild than a OOTB. Only problem might be getting the Superlug 9R16 tires as seen on the gun at Graf.
dmiles
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: August 17, 2008
KitMaker: 159 posts
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Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2018 - 12:27 AM UTC
I have purchased and built a number of kits and extras from Joh at mouse house and have spent a great deal of time talking with him. He produces some very good and uniquely Australian equipment he has on his home page the following:
"If you have purchased one of our products and like it please tell your friends. If you have an issue with our products, please tell us first"
I have only had one problem with kit and it was a part missing and a replacement was sent straight away.

I have recently purchased one of the M113AS4 kits and this is superb.

He also will replace part if there are problems, I would recommend to all that have one of his kits if you have a problem contact him, he is more than happy to sort out issues.