I’m currently selecting model kits to put on my birthday list for the month of April.
But there are some difficult choices facing me.
Currently I have decided to focus on the subject of Jagdpanzers.
And I have selected a few kits modelbouwkrikke.nl has availlable on Jagdpanzers.
But they are very few.
And most of them are the cheaper kits in comparison to others on their site.
Although I’m still recognizing I can use these kits to try new things and practice with new skills.
I’m not sure if this is the right call.
Currently I’m hesitating between 2 kit choices.
This one: Sd.Kfz.184 Elefant (2 in 1), Dragon 6871 (2018)
And this one: "Elefant", Tamiya 35325 (2012)
The Dragon kit is newer and more recent. But it also seems more complicated with more parts to assemble. But it adds also detail, which I would really like.
But the instructions are not as good compared to the Tamiya ones, at least in my opinion.
The Tamiya kit is older compared to the Dragon one, but I’m familiair with Tamiya kits since I have build more of them.
I also think my airbrush skills can use a lot of work and training to make it improve. And to troubleshoot problems I’m probably encountering with my next sessions when I’m going to start the first one in this year when the weather is good for it and temperatures.
Weathering is another point on the agenda to get started with.
And doing more research before building as well.
I think these things are the more important variables I’m considering for adding model kits to the birtday list. I’ve started early with this because experiences are that if not started early. I don’t have enough time to do all of this properly.
I’am still open to switching choices, for example because of there are more Panzerjäger kits for sale at modelbouwkrikke.nl and there are more German artillery guns for sale. I’am open to switching if there are good reasons for it. And if it might be currently better for me.