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Griffon Model Grille Premium PE Set
c5flies
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Posted: Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 08:36 PM UTC
James Bella takes a quick look at the Sd.Kfz.138/1 Geschützwagen 38 M für sIG.33/2 'Grille' Premium Upgrade Set by Griffon Model.

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Posted: Sunday, February 15, 2009 - 08:28 AM UTC
Griffon and Lion Roar are the best PE choices IMO. Nice review of what looks like a winner. Good work, James!
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Posted: Sunday, February 15, 2009 - 09:57 AM UTC
This is a good review James. I do have a strange question for you though, what percentage roughly do you feel the average modeler will use of the contents? I ask as most PE sets have some pieces that are so small I can't even see them let alone use.
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Posted: Sunday, February 15, 2009 - 12:06 PM UTC
Thanks for the comments, gentlemen.

I agree with you wholeheartily, Bill, though with what Griffon has for the 38(t) variants will keep me happy for quite awhile!

Darren, good question. This is one of the reasons I like Griffon's sets, I find that with the way they design them, it makes it easier (IMO) to use. There are still some small parts, but nothing that I see as unmanageable. As I said in the review, Griffon could have made construction of the charges much simpler with some ABS rod for the bodies, but that's about it.

Anyway, back to your question.......I can't answer for others, but for an 'average' modeler as myself, I'm shooting for 90-100%.
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Posted: Sunday, February 15, 2009 - 04:14 PM UTC
If there tools clamps are anything to go by i dont see any problem i love those little things they were the easiest by far that i found, it seems Griffon have really stepped up to the plate do they do smaller sets for vehicles or just the mega sets what i see here is cool for the super detail project but sometimes we want just the basic replacement of the dodgy plastic counterparts i mean im sure much of what this replaces i would have no problem with the plastic one, anyway great review James i need to look into more of the Griffon stuff.

Ron.

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Posted: Sunday, February 15, 2009 - 09:06 PM UTC
Thanks James.
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Posted: Monday, February 16, 2009 - 06:24 AM UTC
Thanks for posting up this one James, Griffon has really taken off with the "super set" approach while still providing the components as smaller sets if you only want to get certain details for your build vs. going "all out". I'm waiting for my set to arrive from LuckyModel myself, the shell holders and charge boxes alone make this set worth it IMHO.
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Posted: Monday, February 16, 2009 - 08:19 AM UTC
Ron, there's some of those little tool clamps in there too! The Premium designation is merely a compilation of individually available sets, which can be broken down even further such as the fenders are available by themselves. Or, going the other route, even more details can be added with something like the gearbox/steering levers kit. Lots of options to choose from.

Bill, I'm sure you won't be disappointed, I'll be looking forward to seeing you put it in action
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Posted: Monday, February 16, 2009 - 08:55 AM UTC

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Ron, there's some of those little tool clamps in there too! The Premium designation is merely a compilation of individually available sets, which can be broken down even further such as the fenders are available by themselves. Or, going the other route, even more details can be added with something like the gearbox/steering levers kit. Lots of options to choose from.




Perfect James thats exactly the answer i was looking for, they have got it all figured out by the sounds of things, thanks.

Ron.