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BMW R75 with troops 4 years 9 months ago #1

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Okay putting this in armour because it has a gun and lord knows what else will end up on the base with it. It is military and I don't see it in the car people's section!

Built masterbox's R75 motorcycle combo.. Comments on the build of the model are unprintable, it is horrible in every regard. Missing parts, parts that dont look like the plans, parts that dont fit, parts that are miscast and broken etc.

But I think with the troops and a great paint job and as part of a diorama it will work out. I'm looking at a patrol/messenger in the dunes of normandy in the lead up to d-day at the moment.

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BMW R75 with troops 4 years 9 months ago #2

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That's a shame Shaun.
I Thought Master Box was of quite a high standard of quality, Bugger.
Still it looks ok , you have done a good job, and plonking in/on a Diorama with a bit of dirt thrown around gives you the opportunity to cover up the bad stuff.
Looking forward to it :woohoo:

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BMW R75 with troops 4 years 9 months ago #3

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I thought so too.. apparently this is an early effort from them I guess. They do a much more expensive version now with PE frets and stuff but I wasnt looking to go mad!

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BMW R75 with troops 4 years 9 months ago #4

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Crikey I hope the four versions I have don't turn out that bad :(
I am about to use the one with PE as part of the D-Day dio I'm still pluggin' away on.
Yours looks ok from the images you've posted here though :)

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BMW R75 with troops 4 years 9 months ago #5

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In the end the result is okay I think.. but it was a bit of a mess to build. I suspect many of these problems are not present in the newer kits and/or only affect parts replaced by PE in yours. I dont envy you the PE work though it must be very very tiny.

notable problems:
Wheel hubs pretty much not there on the castings, just an indentation where the pictures show a detailed hub should project
several pipe/frame parts broken or bent on the sprue
some small parts miscast with detail or protrusions missing
a lot of drilling needed where part will glue in and no real indication of where to drill etc.

Looks better with a coat of primer, and I do think it is worth the effort.


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