Pz.Kpwf III ausf.G 1:16 GPM

Discussion in 'First Impressions Kit Reviews' started by josve, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. josve

    josve Active Member

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    Here is a large one :)

    Publisher: GPM
    Scale: 1:16
    Size: 340 x 180 x 170 mm
    Parts: 2188
    Sheets: 14
    Format: 420 x 297 mm
    GMI: 5

    The kit
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    This is a large model with many parts.It's a upscaled replica of the 1:25 model.
    There have been reported some issues with the fit on this 1:16 model.
    I'm not sure what it is, but I guess I'll find out when that time comes :)

    Instructions.
    Instructions looks good with many 3d drawings and of the different build groups.
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    Parts.
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    The paper is thick and gives a good impression for this large build.The print holds the high standard of the GPM kits.Colors and weathering looks very good!

    Tracks.
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    Formers
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    Lasertracks.
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    Summary.
    A large model that will look very good on the shelf :)
    Lot of parts, full interior,good print,good instructions.
  2. Stev0

    Stev0 Active Member

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    [​IMG]

    I'm just anal enough to take a scan of that part.
    Mirror the digital file so it's reverse.
    Print it grayscale on thin paper.
    Cut it out and lightly tack it to the back of the real part.
    Take a dead/empty ballpoint pen.
    Using a thick erasure as a pressure pad, emboss all those dimples.

    =O

    I think this kit is deffinately one of GPM's benchmarks in print quality. I would have a hard time NOT building the kit as is instead of scanning and removing the slight moire effect and halftone dots that most kits have.
  3. B-Manic

    B-Manic Peripheral Visionary

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    That is a very impressive looking kit. It must be huge. What are the finished dimensions?