<< Previous Topic | Next Topic >>Return to Index  

How detailed is Zvezda and/or Masterbox?

August 20 2009 at 6:32 AM
Duncan  (no login)
from IP address


anybody knows what to expect when it comes to:
1/35 Zvezda and/or Master box compared to Verlinden/Academy/Tamiya.

 Respond to this message   
david nickels
(Login djnick66)

Broad question

August 24 2009, 9:42 AM 

Newer Zvezda and Masterbox (and Miniart) figures are quite nice. About as good as Dragon, and better than many older Dragon sets. But some of their older figures arent so good. It just depends...

For what its worth, most Academy figures are pretty poor and Tamiya is sub par (sadly) comapred to other brands. Tamiya's newest figure sets dont offer much of an improvement over their old 1970s figures.

Tristar also makes some nice plastic figures.

 Respond to this message   
(no login)

thx David

August 25 2009, 3:17 AM 


 Respond to this message   
(no login)


May 22 2011, 8:47 PM 

I'd say Dragon Gen II are about the best overall 1/35th figures. However, MiniArt and Masterbox has risen to the top for authentic, detailed and action-posed figures. They have greatly improved over the last five/six years and I have not been disappointed with any of their figure kits. Zvezda still seems to have the thick, chunky figures with lots of seams and poor feet and heads. Most of their stuff is junk IMHO. Tamyia should stick to tanks as their figures for the most part aren't up to Masterbox or Dragon's level.
Add some excellent Hornet heads to any of the aforementioned figures, if desired, and what a difference.
Just my thoughts after years of kit building (I go back to the early sixties with model/figure building).

 Respond to this message   
  << Previous Topic | Next Topic >>Return to Index  

Please note a few points of etiquette. First, would all contributors please use their real name and/or their actual e-mail address. All contributions are welcome but please refrain from political or abusive comments. These posts will promptly be removed from the server.

In addition, Figuratively Speaking is not a forum for the public criticism of the models that appear as Galleries or Articles. Please make any suggestions for improvements or criticism direct to the author via the email link at the bottom of the Article.

free counters