We recommend that you have some experience of modelling or working with metal to build our kits. Although the parts are manufactured on state of the art CNC machines, the builder can expect to need to fettle some parts - for example, filing, clear holes, deburring, etc. A comprehensive instruction booklet with drawings and [...]
You will need a set of good hand tools. The following list should be regarded as the minimum: Spanners (wrenches) 5.5mm, 7mm, 8mm, 10mm and a mini adjustable. Allen (hex) keys 1.5mm-6mm. Screw drivers small flat blade 3mm and 4mm. Pliers 5” long nose, 5” combination. Small hammer Files selection of needle files and [...]
Yes they can. Some customers choose not to paint their kits. However, some of the parts of the kit are mild steel and would need either an oil or lacquer coating to prevent them from rusting. All other parts can be left untreated as bare metal components.
The number of parts per kit will vary by model and it is best to check the product's page for more details. However, as an example, the Elefant kit contains: Almost 190 UNIQUE parts (excluding fasteners) Over 1,300 parts (excluding fasteners) Almost 1,500 fasteners
In general, one of our tanks takes about 100 to 200 hours to build and paint, but it is not an easy question to answer and depends on your modelling experience as well as how much time is spent on painting and adding after market details or customising parts. We have customers who build [...]