Saw some of these in the local cheap-and-nasty store today, and they
looked, well, cheap and nasty - or at least the boxes did. Anyone have
any idea what's in them? Cheap-and-nasty rip-offs, good rip-offs, legit
re-boxings or something really foul? Thinking of the F117A to do in the
new grey scheme, mainly.
These are knockoffs of other peoples kits. Trumpeter used to knockoff kits
but then suddenly stopped. Or perhaps they just put another name on the box.
As soon as Trumpeter "stopped" their knockoff practice and went with new
insanely priced kits we had the arrival of Zhengdefu and now Kitech. Funny
thing is is these companies all box the same knockoff kit.
Anywho some of those Kitechs look really rough while others do not look bad
at all. I have never built one so cannot comment on buildability. I recently
picked up for some scratchbuilds the
1. 1/144 F-117/B-2 combo. looks decent
2. F-111 1/48 scale looks decent with recessed lines origin is perhaps
3. 1/48 A-10. Very, very rough moldings
4. 1/48 F-16 looks okay but they copied someones old kit. Has raised panel
I also a long while back bought some Zhengdefu SU-27's for some Sci-Fi
builds. These look okay in the box but I heard they are unbuildable. The
SU-27 is also pictured on the side of the KiTech boxes, so you may stumble
across those as well. I have four original Academy SU-27's and those will be
built for the aircraft collection!
Cheaper and nastier inside. Improving but still rubbish. Beware the box art
on the armour, most is ripped off from elsewhere and doesn't represent whats
in the box (but can be useful for paint testing and/or technique practice).
Yes, most of them are that.
Yet to find a "good" one.
Don't buy any of them if you seriously want to model. Being generous, they
are at best toys and at worst absolute rubbish.
Zhengdefu and Kitech are the same mob, just changed the name to something