A Chinese company known as Model Collect has been making news with the Ultra-Modern hobby world lately. I first stumbled across them on Ebay months ago when they were pre-order only, but Al from the post war forum (in the sidebar) actually ordered some of them successfully a couple weeks ago so I had to give it a try as well!
It is not a scam, and they are actually very nice kits. I got the special introductory versions which were only about $13 USD each with free shipping, but I see now that the price has been raised rather dramatically. I have seen that some T-72 kits, as well as some T-80 models are planned in the future.
I was curious about the quality etc of the kits when I ordered, so I figured I would share some shots I took of mine in case you are interested.
Here is each sprue.
|There were three of this sprue in each kit, no worries about lost road wheels now!|
|This was made of cast metal. It is also high quality. The road wheels are in two pieces, and when glued together fit perfectly on the posts that stick out, no glue needed!|
|For the first time in my life there are tracks that hold a bond with super glue!!!!!|