4DPuzzleModel is a manufacturer from China. (Maybe the same manufacturer as 4DModel)
- The military vehicles are announced as models in the 1/72 scale.
- 4D Puzzle Model has released 2 variants of the Russian S-300 and other Russian vehicles
- Those models looks much better then the tanks from 4DModel
- Or the models are correct 1/72 is me unknown

- You can found the models on Internet and E-Bay. - (low priced - around 10 to 15 US Dollar)

If the scale is acceptable, the models are possible acceptable for starters and modellers with experience to scratch.

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Kit 1 - S-300 SAM TEL 5P85D

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For a "Kerem Ozkir's / MiniAFV" review Kit 1 - S-300 SAM TEL 5P85D vehicle visit:

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Kit 2 - S-300 PMU 30N6E2 "TOMB STONE" Radar vehicle

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For a "Erhan Atalay's / MiniAFV" review Kit 2 - S-300 PMU 30N6E2 "TOMB STONE" Radar vehicle visit:

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For "Peter van Kempen / OTW" review of Kit 2 - S-300 30N6E2, visit:

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Kit 3 - RT 2PM Topol SS-25

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For a "Kerem Ozkir's / MiniAFV" review Kit 3 - RT 2PM Topol SS-25 vehicle visit:

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The 2019/20 4DPuzzle Models are upgraded to a higher standard

Kit 01 - US M-35 Cargo Truck

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For a "Kerem Ozkir's / MiniAFV" review Kit 01 - US M-35 Cargo Truck visit:

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Kit 02 - BTR-80 Armoured Personal Carrier

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For a "Kerem Ozkir's / MiniAFV" review Kit 02 - BTR-80 Armoured Personal Carrier visit:

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Kit 03 - Cougar 6x6 MRAP

Note Alexander Terekhov - Cougar 6x6 MRAP from the Chinese company "4D Puzzle Model"

I purchased it on the AliExpress trading platform (I don't know how well it is known in your country, but in our region Russia - Western Siberia, the district of the city of Novosibirsk, it is quite popular due to fairly low prices and short delivery time)
I do not have drawings of this vehicle, but recalculating the dimensions of the model relative to the dimensions of the real vehicle specified in the corporate advertising brochure "General Dynamics" gives a scale of approximately 1/70 in length and 1/73 in width, but visually distortions of the proportions are invisible in my opinion
In terms of its quality and detail, the set, in my opinion, is similar to the Hasegawa sets - simple to assemble, but with a fairly good casting quality and good detail, in which there are no too small or thin details, working with which has some difficulties. There are no decals in the set, but there is a prefabricated transparent box for storing the model

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For a "Kerem Ozkir's / MiniAFV" review Kit 4 - U.S. Cougar 6x6 MRAP Vehicle visit:

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Information from Alexander Terekhov

Regarding Chinese models of Chinese armored vehicles which are positioned as "quick-assembly kits for assembly without glue". About the latter, I want to give a small comment.
The kits were purchased through Aliexpress. Please note that judging by the design, they were released by two different companies, which I conditionally called "4D" and "Red Star / XF", since it is impossible to read anything else on the boxes except the name of the tank type.

The quality of the 4D kits is quite average for our time - the relief details on the castings of the hull and turret, as well as small details, have slightly blurred edges. The plastic is shiny, although quite durable and easy to process. There are no decals in the kits. In general, the quality of the kits of this company roughly corresponds to the "MRAP Coguar" model

The sets of the company "Red Star / XF", on the contrary, in my opinion are quite good - I would say that this is the "S-model" which abandoned most of the small details for the sake of ease of assembly. The quality of casting sets of this company is much higher and the edges of even small parts are clear, although in places you can notice hollows or other plastic defects on the parts. The quality of plastic is also better. The kits are equipped with decals with a fairly clear texture, but they are covered with a very thick layer of shiny varnish, which spoils their appearance.
The overall dimensions of the models of both companies are quite consistent with the prototypes in 1/72 scale. Interestingly, both companies produce a model of the same tank (ZBL-09 Snow Leopard IFV), which allows you to compare their quality more clearly. At the same time, the dimensions of the cases of both models, as well as the relief on their upper halves, are exactly identical (apparently both companies used the same 3D model), however, as mentioned above, the casting quality of the company "Red Star / XF" is much better. Overall, in my opinion, kits both firms are quite suitable for wargamers and novice modelers, for which ease of Assembly more important compared to the number of copies per cell, and for modelers like me, collecting a model of a "for fun", they are also quite suitable - well, if only to tweak and Refine some the most notable of their shortcomings -- (note Alexander Terekhov)

Built models

Although initially I planned to simply assemble these models "out of the box" in a couple of evenings, it turned out that all four sets have certain defects that require at least superficial improvements to obtain a satisfactory appearance. In fact, where and on which model I modified something, it is visible in the photos by the spots of silver paint on the models that I use in order to better see whether there are any defects on the surface after processing with sandpaper or not. The only non-standard modification that I carried out at the same time was the jamming of holes for the installation of cargo brackets and folding shelves for property placed on the sides of the tracked AIFV hull. This was due to the fact that I did not find any photos of a real vehicles equipped with such equipment.

In all four kitts, only the halves of the hulls and turrets fit together normally, while some of the small parts either have any casting defects or do not fit well into their seats, which is why they need to be adjusted. In general, after assembling the kits, my opinion about them remained the same - they are suitable primarily for wargames and young modelers. More experienced modelers will have to spend some effort to bring these models to an acceptable level. At the same time, if there is no other alternative in the case of the tracked AIFV model, then in the case of wheeled armored vehicles of the Snow Leopard series, there is an alternative branch of models of the same vehicles from the Dragon company, similarly simplified assembly, but with a much better quality casting.

For more information and comparison the kits visit also the page of "Red Star / XF"

Kit MM1090-1 - ZBD-04A Tracked Infantry Fighting Vehicle

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Built model by Alexander Terekhov

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Kit MM1090-2 - ZBL-09 "Snow Leopard"

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Model built by Alexander Terekhov

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Comperison kitparts with ZBL-09 "Snow Leopard" from label "Red Star / XF"

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Comperison built models with ZBL-09 "Snow Leopard" from label "Red Star / XF"

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Kit 10 - SdKfz.7 Halftrack

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Kit 11 - HJ-10 Anti Tank Missile

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Kit 12 - PLZ-5 SPG

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Kit 13 - MAZ-543 Scud-B

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Kit 14 - T-90MS & T-14 Armata

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Kit 15 - Tos-1 Flame Thrower

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Kit 16 - BM-21 "Grad"

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Kit 17 - Russian HQ-17 Anti Aircraft Missile

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For "Eric Yin's / Multiverse Blogspot" information about 4DModel / 4DPuzzleModel, visit:

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For "Eric Yin's / Multiverse Blogspot" information about 4DPuzzleModel 2019/20 models, visit:

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