Beginner tank models

Discussion in 'Modelling' started by PearlJamNoCode, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. PearlJamNoCode

    PearlJamNoCode Senior Member


    I'm 19 years old now but as a kid i used to build those plastic Revell airplane models. I would like to get back into modeling some WWII tanks and possibly aircraft (bombers). Any recommendations of places to purchase model kits (complete with paint and decals if possible). Please keep in mind I'm a collgege student, so I'm on a budget:)

  2. Kyt

    Kyt Very Senior Member

    I know that some forum members are instantly going to mock my recommendation (you know who you are ;)) but ebay have a lot models (planes, tanks, ships etc), and the 1/72 and 1/35 scale models aren't too pricey. They carry most companies too. Basic prices seem to be $15 to $20. As to paints etc, some companies provide them as integral to the kits and others don't.

    Have you been following this thread?
  3. Paul Reed

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  4. montgomery

    montgomery Member

    go for flames of war its a great ww2 wargame.
  5. PearlJamNoCode

    PearlJamNoCode Senior Member

    Thanks for the suggestions guys. I think 1/72 models would be smaller than what I'm looking for, but 1/35 models would be about right (basically nothing at all larger than the size of an American football for a tank)... am I correct in this assumption? Would a 1/72 model be very tedious to paint being so small? Thanks, and any more info at all would be very useful :)

    Edit: I probably should have specified earlier, I'm looking into building one or two tanks and planes, not into miniature figures of infantry and whatnot. I'd like to have them just to show on my desk, not to play wargames.
  6. montgomery

    montgomery Member

    well if you want them to do that purpose go 1/32 scale then
  7. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Ebay - Tamiya - 1/35.
    Avoid the excellent & tempting Dragon 1/35 kits if you're just getting back into it. They'll do your head in. However if you do fancy 1/72 then do try Dragon.
    Dave55 likes this.

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