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Unboxing the Hong ZSU-23-4M/MZ Shilka

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About the Author

About Jim Starkweather (staff_Jim)
FROM: CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES

I started building models in 1971 when I was 6. My first model was a 1/32 P-40 Warhawk. Revell I believe. From there I moved onto the standard cars, Apollo spacecraft, and other kid orientated kits. I don't know what got me started on Armor. I must have seen a Monogram tank kit one day and said "Mom...


Comments

Nice review Jim, looks like a quality kit of a different kind of vehicle. I'll order mine right off. Thanks
FEB 01, 2016 - 02:48 AM
The lack of comments here just goes to show how the trashing of a model in our forums basically kills any interest for a new model. The first newly tooled Shilka in over 20 years, and the interest level is unbelievably low. Personally, I think it looks pretty darn nice, might just pick one up. Thanks for the presentation, Jim!
FEB 01, 2016 - 05:39 PM
Got to be my Fav Modern AFV. This kit looks awesome, great detail. Am I right in saying that some one else is kitting out a new Shilka If so I'm going to wait and see. A new kit of a Shilka is great news, we are spoilt as modellers. I think that this could be my 1st modern AAA AFV I'm going to buy. Thanks Jim the spruce shots are great. Tracks look a little fiddly, the trade off for such great detail! Thanks again Jim. Does anyone know if another AAA killer Shilka is being made by another manufacturer? Cheers Geraint
FEB 17, 2016 - 08:41 AM
Yes, Meng LINK Sean
FEB 17, 2016 - 08:47 AM
Sorry didn't know this was a 1st kit from a new manufacturer.Well done Hong what a great 1st. The Shilka Big thanks I will be getting this kit! Onwards and upwards Hong nice one
FEB 17, 2016 - 08:48 AM
Thanks Sean the Meng kit looks lovely, maybe I will get that one instead. Which is the better kit? Cheers
FEB 17, 2016 - 08:55 AM
Which is the better kit? Based on reputation I'd say Meng , it sounds like it's just now starting to land on some modellers doorsteps. It looks like Matt Nethery will be doing a review of Hong LINK so that's something to keep an eye out for. Sean
FEB 17, 2016 - 09:19 AM
Meng sprue shots LINK Hong and Meng comparison shots LINK Sean
FEB 29, 2016 - 11:16 PM
I generally refrain from making comments unless I have the kit, have seen the kit, or there is good documentation. That said, the tracks in all three kits...DML, MENG, and HONG are all incorrect. If you want proper tracks the only proper ones I know of are the Fruil tracks.
MAR 01, 2016 - 07:03 AM
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