On a whim, I decided it’d be fun to
kick a hornet’s nest pit all the various kit manufacturers against each other, just to see where they come out. In a half-assed attempt to be somewhat scientific, 90% of the score is based on Accuracy, Detail, Engineering, Fit and Vitality (which is basically…activity…so Kinetic will rank higher there than, say, Dragon, who’s been pretty quiet the last few years). Each individual category is worth 18%.
The remaining 10% is split evenly between two miscellaneous areas – to address things like Revell and Italeri’s addictions to repops that border on fraud, or AMK being relatively new to the scene, or Great Wall Hobby responding very well to shape issues with their F-15B/D kit.
Anyway – want to see the full monty, GO HERE. And here’s the top 10:
- Tamiya (92.6)
- Wingnut Wings (92.1)
- AMK (85.7)
- HK Models (85.6)
- Great Wall Hobby (82.8)
- Hasegawa (80.3)
- Zoukei Mura (79.8)
- Trumpeter (78.3)
- Hobby Boss (78.3)
- Eduard (76.9)
*NOTE: Yeah yeah, I realized I’ve left a few off the list. Academy, Freedom Model Kits, etc…will address soon enough.