Bought my first Trumpeter model. Although I have to say they tried (e.g. there are nice bits like both rubber and hard plastic tracks, main body box is pre-made, main turret part is pre-made), it was a major disappointment. What I dislike here: 1. Although I've washed the plastic with warm water and soap painting is very hard, like it was covered in some oil (usual practice for plastic casting), but Trumpeter oil is so hard to wash off. Because of this you need to go for extra coatings that takes time and is no fun at all. 2. Trumpeter plastic is pretty brittle and there's a lot of really small parts that'll break easily. If I compare it to a Tamiya model I've assembled recently Trumpeter is way behind. 3. Track guards assembly is very bad. After you spent a lot of time to paint the body and wheels (especially the space behind the wheels that you can't reach later), you'll discover that the track guards (big part of the model) doesn't fit right. Then it's cutting parts covered in glue and a major mess. No fun! Grief!
I can say that this was my first and certainly my last Trumpeter model.