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What were the best and worst kits of 2006
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Posted: Sunday, December 17, 2006 - 04:28 PM UTC
As it's getting on to the end of the year i was wondering what other people's opinions of the best and worst model kits released in 2006??

For me i would say the best new release i bought would have to be the Trumpeter Wellington I had no intention of getting it but i had a look at it in a local model shop and by the next weekend i had it. (well its actually at allens house, along with many of my unbuilt models as if my mum see's it i think she may hit the roof )


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Posted: Sunday, December 17, 2006 - 08:08 PM UTC
I would say that the Trump Welly is one of the best releases this year (cant stop looking at it each time i trip over it) I haven't bought many new kits this year as I'm running out of space to stash them (including Sam's)

I havent got one but the MDC Resin 1/32 Hawker Typhoon would be top of a list for 2006 (albeit pricey) and I'm sure Camogirl would agree after spending 15 minutes watching it rotate on a turntable at Telford (Mal, I suppose you can use this as an excuse to post the pic of you 1/48 Tyhoon )

Hasegawa's 1/48 TF-109 Starfighter was a nice supprise for it price as was their 1/32 Stuka

AFV Clubs 1/35 Centurion Mark 5 is a nice Kit as was most of Tamiya 1/48 Armour range (got myself a Firefly IC and some figures for a diorama at some point in the next year)

I can't think of any bad releases at the moment.
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Posted: Monday, December 18, 2006 - 12:44 AM UTC
I have to agree, the Trumpeter Wellington has it for me. I don't have one yet, I have been promising a local shop that I would buy it from him when it, finally, arrived. I can't afford it at the moment though, but I will be getting it. By then there should be some nice aftermarket stuff to go with it. Not that it appears to need it, but it's nice to have a choice I couldn't say what the worst kit was, I haven't bought many. Most that I've seen or seen reviews of look pretty good.

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Posted: Monday, December 18, 2006 - 01:59 PM UTC

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I havent got one but the MDC Resin 1/32 Hawker Typhoon would be top of a list for 2006 (albeit pricey) and I'm sure Camogirl would agree after spending 15 minutes watching it rotate on a turntable at Telford (Mal, I suppose you can use this as an excuse to post the pic of you 1/48 Tyhoon )


Was it really 15mins??? Id really really like one it would be a nice replacement for my 1/32 Revell Hawker Typhoon (my very first build and thanks to allen it looked really good) that had an horrific accident at the hands of someone else (R.I.P ) If they're at Telford next year and i havnt got one im going to buy one.



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Hasegawa's 1/48 TF-109 Starfighter was a nice supprise for it price as was their 1/32 Stuka



Got to agree about the starfighter enjoyed doing it as a kit review, could almost build a second kit with the spares that are left over :-) :-)

Im still in ongoing negotiations with dad to let me build my stuka he doesnt want me to as it's got the metal figures in it
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Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2006 - 12:27 AM UTC
Yes I had forgotten about the MDC Typhoon, a very nice kit. I won't bore you with mine, again, Allen

I also have the Hasegawa 1/32 Stuka, why does you dad have a problem with you building it because it has a metal figure included Sam?

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Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2006 - 02:56 AM UTC
Dont really know think he think's it might be an idea to keep it sealed up for the future with it being a first production run but it'll end up being built might have to wait a while to make some space for it
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Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2006 - 03:13 AM UTC
I'll start clearing some space on my shelves in my bedroom after Christmas then :-)
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Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2006 - 04:01 AM UTC
Best kits of 2006, hmmmmmm, well I was very impressed with Hobbyboss's 1/48 T-34 series. Scaled down versions of the 1/16 Trumpeter kits, full interior and very detailed. They couldn't fit any more into the box and at less then 15, an absolute bargain too.
Eduards Limited edition Mk 22/24 Spitfire is an gem of a kit, if there was ever a "kapow" factor when opening the box, then this kit has won.
Revell's 1/144 Type VII D U/boat, i saw, i wanted, i bought it :-) and a P.E set to go with it. One of my less sane moments i think :-) .
Worst kits, any that have had the misfortune to be built by me :-) :-) :-) .
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Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2006 - 06:19 PM UTC
In terms of figure there has been so many good releases. So instead of a kit my suggestion are best manufacturer. By this I mean good subject matter and high quality. The prize would have to go to Pegaso and Alpine Miniatures. There kits just keep on getting better and better and if there was one figure which epitomised this is was this one:



A 75mm Trumpeteer Major of 2nd Lanciers Guard, France, 1811-13 by Bruno Maurizio. Simply superb.

The other manufacturer for me is Alpine Miniature. Some superb releases from them and they have now moved into 120mm and this was their first kit:



A Panzer Officer "Grossdeutschland" sculpted by the veteran Mike Good.

For me these would be the best of 2006.

Ross
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Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2006 - 06:59 PM UTC
Well it is quiet hard to single out a good and/or bad kit but:

Bad first - for me it is the Dragon 1/144 F-14D Tomcats these are the OLD Crown moulds (1970's) just with a new weapon sprue and new decals - So I had to buy 6 x Revell F-14Ds (very nice kit) so I can use the really nice decals. The biggest problem with the Dragon/Crown F-14 is the cockpit area which is some blobs and what can only be discribed as aliens as pilots moulded as part of the cockpit floor.

Best Kit - Trumpeter 1/700 Kuznetsov carrier wonderful detail, plus all the Essex class carriers that they are churring out.

Ciao
Luciano