Quoted TextQuoted Textthe Asuka kits are starting to age causing poor quality parts (especially for their price). Sink marks, flash, mismatched and short-shot parts.... I'm very excited for this release.
Can't say I've had any flash, sink marks or short shots, but then most of mine are the older Tasca boxings. I've read other complaints about the Asuka kits that makes me wonder if the company changeover affected QC as well as the soaring prices.
Iíve got a bunch of Asuka kits in the stash and they seem every bit as good as my older Tasca offerings. Just got the ĎCougarí M4A3 75 and the parts look great on the sprue. That being said Iím looking forward to the Meng release and hope they do a bunch more variants. I may not live long enough to do them all but Iím gonna try.......
I have several M4A3 76mm tanks from Taska, and a couple 'E2 kits. All these have sink marks in a very poor location:
A bit fuzzy, but it shows the sink mark the best using my lousy camera. Compare the round pin detail for the swing arms for the road wheels. The back side, left, is just fine, but the outer side, right, has a deep sink mark. Those are not going to be easy to fix as they cross through both pins. Hopefully this had been fixed on the new 75mm gun tanks.