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Old 06-12-2019, 01:34 AM
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Originally Posted by alzictorini View Post
I’ve not made anything from this brand before. It looks good and with positionable flying controls,nice.
How much on average is this model Zenón?

You're asking about the difficulty level, quality level or maybe price? Anyway, I'll try to answer all three.

Basically, the old Maly Modelarz kits from 1950s, 1960s, 1970s are in most aspects worse than those from 1980s onwards. Old MMs were printed on a poor-quality cardboard, colors were often inaccurate, German planes were censored, more simplifications. And what is always important to me, most of the aircraft models before 1980s had no cockpits/interiors. I had to make it from scratch in some of my older MM airplanes.

New MMs (1980s onwards) are way better. Personally, I'd say the best MMs come from the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s. They are really nicely designed, they have interiors, colors and markings are in higher quality, cardboard is better(although the models from 1980s are still not perfect in this aspect), German planes are not censored anymore, the amount of details is very satisfying...

The newest MMs, from 2010s onwards, are quite similar to Halinski. Incredible amount of details, tons of parts(sometimes strangely designed), difficulty level is highly increased, textures on models are beautiful and realistic. But like I said before, what makes these kits better than Halinski, is the fact that they're more friendly for builder. Halinski models have never tolerated any mistakes, even small. Not a long time ago I finished Halinski's MS.406 and it was an awful experience. You can find it in my profile here on forum, along with the other aircraft models I've built.

The last point is the price. It usually depends on the age of the kit, on the size of it, and on the location. Here in Poland you can buy on Allegro(something like Ebay, but Polish) the old MMs for a very low price. Those from 1950s-1990s can be bought for 5-10PLN. New ones, like this Spitfire, are for 25-50PLN.

Of course, those prices are average and they can be different, especially outside Poland.
I hope you'll find those informations helpful.




Below in attachments is the progress on Spitfire. Not much work left.
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