Sunday, 19 December 2010

Urban Camo Chieftains in 1/72

Three new Altaya 1/72 Chieftain Mk.V BAOR (Berlin Germany 1984) arrived this morning from Model Hobbies in Stoke on Trent.


These are stonkingly good models. The camo pattern isn't quite 100% accurate for Berlin Brigade Chieftains but it does look and feel right. The lines are a little fuzzy in one place, but this is Winter of '79 and a hastily applied urban camo spray job during a national crisis is par for the course. 


I ordered the Chieftains from Model Hobbies online webstore at 9.05am on Friday morning and received an email confirming dispatch within the hour.  Despite the Christmas rush and the country being gripped by snow, the postie brought them to my door today, Sunday morning. It goes without saying that I am really, really impressed by the service from Model Hobbies.  They delivered big time, and are now my first choice for plastic and diecast models in the future.



Cheers,
Mark

6 comments:

  1. That´s a very nice looking model!! How much did it cost?
    Cheers
    Paul

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  2. Currently £7.19 each. As the Airfix Chieftain is around £5 unassembled and unpainted, these Altaya models are a snip at the price when you consider the time and effort saved.

    Cheers
    Mark

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  3. Sweet! I hadn't even heard of Altaya. They even do a BTR-80 and T-55. Perfect for what I'm working on.

    How do they compare to the T-55s I had you pick up for me a bit ago?

    -Eli

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  4. I know, I'm seriously tempted by all that Ultra Modern Soviet kit.

    Cheers
    Mark

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  5. I have been buying Altaya WWII stuff. They can be found really cheaply from the magazine promo.
    J

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