For the past few weeks I've been doing a lot of WW2 painting, but a little something (turned into a slightly big something) arrived in the mail from China and I had to have a crack at building it straight away - so this is my last hurrah for 2015.
I stumbled across a blog where someone was talking about super cheap 4D puzzle kits on ebay - so I thought I'd have a look and see what on earth he was talking about. I quickly found this:
for a very reasonable price ($10USD with free postage), so I thought why not. I was a bit dubious as to what it would be like when it arrived. Would it be like some kind of 3D typical puzzle - with puzzle peices? A couple of weeks later it arrived and my concerns were erased. I took a pic of what came to show you if you have the same concerns that I had:
I had ordered the green one - and this is how it comes. Pretty normal fast build kit. Not exactly fitting in with the rest of my Soviet stuff so I decided to respray it - clever chap that I am:
After congratulating myself on how clever I am - I started building it... (You can probably see where this is heading...) Not half as clever as I thought afterall. This kit is big and chunky and perfect for wargaming. I guess it is designed not to need glue so everything is a snug fit. Add two thin layers of spray and suddenly it doesn't fit anymore!
So instead of going together in 5 minutes like it was designed to - mine took a little longer:
So - that's it. Obviously I love it and have now ordered the Missile TEL and I have a great idea for a little solo game coming up soon (once the TEL arrives, is made and painted)
It may or may not be a knock-off - I honestly have no idea - but it took little effort to put together, painted up rather nicely and is an excellent wargamer's model. If you want a proper kit, I think PST make one just like this.
Here is an ebay link to a grey Radar TEL from the same ebay seller I bought the green TEL from.
So that's it for 2015. Another big year in Cold War gaming - more to come next year.
Thanks for your support and input and I hope we all have a great 2016.