Panzer I - Modelik or Supermodel?

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  1. rockpaperscissor

    rockpaperscissor Member

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    I'm having such a good time building my Modelcard Panzer II (2nd build installment coming early next week), that I'm thinking of trying 1 more simple tank before I go on to something more complicated. I'd like to do another early WWII German tank, and I see that Modelik and Supermodel both offer a Panzer 1 (Ausf B and A respectively). If anyone has an opinion as to which model is better I'd be glad to hear it.

    My thanks in advance,

    Don
  2. charliec

    charliec Active Member

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    I've never seen the Supermodel PzKpfw 1A. The Modelik Ausf B is probably similar to the Modelcard PzKpfw II in difficulty. Probably not surprising since Modelik is the successor to Modelcard - a lot of early Modelik kits were originally released in Modelcard's range. With the Modelik kit you get 4 pages of coloured parts plus one page of frame parts. The printing on my copy is pretty bad - poor colour registration and wide black lines. The colour isn't even approximately right for an early Panzer (not withstanding the discussion in another thread).

    Modelik have a PzKpfw IVG which isn't too difficult and may be a better step up from the Panzer II before tackling something more challenging.

    Regards,

    Charlie

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  3. ramatoto

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    Hi Don,

    the Super-Model Tank comes on 3 pages, app. 24 x 34 cm, Afrika -Version, with an ugly orange-touch, glossy print on very hard card-board. Tracks and many metall-looking parts are printed in silver.

    It´s on my list "to do soon", i´ll post here, when i start it.

    Ralf[​IMG]
  4. rockpaperscissor

    rockpaperscissor Member

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    Thanks you for your input gents, I really appreciate it. Decisions, decisions. Neither one sounds terrific, but I guess you get what you pay for, and for $6 or $7 bucks one can't really expect too much. The Panzer IV sounds intriguing, although I did have my heart set on a Panzer I. Maybe I'll buy a Panzer I and a IV. I've always liked the looks of the Panzer I command tank too, and I believe it was once a card model, but I think it's out of print now. Hopefully it'll be re-released. I've made up my mind...I just decided to buy a I and a IV. I'll flip a coin to decide whether to buy the Modelik or Supermodel PI...heads it's a Modelik, tails it's a Supermodel.

    Regards,

    Don