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PE for M2A2 Bradley OIF
Teacher
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Posted: Thursday, January 04, 2007 - 06:53 PM UTC
Here's a quick look or preview....not a review........at this new set from Eduard for the Academy Bradley OIF.

Eduard PE for M2A2 Bradley OIF



If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
airborne1
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Friday, January 05, 2007 - 04:28 PM UTC
Hi Vinnie,


I got this eduard set a couple of weeks ago.
The instructions are excellent and it's packed with a lot of etch.
Something to get stuck into
The next project ,thats if I don't sidetracked and get the
Italeri PT Boat

Cheers
Michael
antoniop
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Friday, January 05, 2007 - 04:38 PM UTC
Especially when you get to this part


I can't remember how many of those little pieces on the back of the turret I lost to the carpet monster :-) :-)

PS. I wonder... I got this set (at least it seems to be the same set) one year ago. Is this a new release?
Teacher
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Posted: Friday, January 05, 2007 - 05:16 PM UTC
Antonio, as far as I know yes it's a new one. At least that's what Eduard told me!

Vinnie
antoniop
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Posted: Friday, January 05, 2007 - 06:10 PM UTC
Yes it is.
I looked closer at the instructions and there are parts on the gun mount, sight and top of the turret that I had to do from scratch.
Geez I just missed it by 1 year :-) :-)
airborne1
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Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2007 - 04:43 AM UTC
Hi Antonio,

Was there any problems using the PE on the Bradley .

Any problem areas?
Also did you use the kit track or aftermarket products??

All help appreciated .

Thanks
Michael
antoniop
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Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2007 - 05:43 AM UTC
Hi.

I used Friul tracks and the PE set from Eduard. Building the kit is very straight forward. The Tamiya kits seem to be very well engineered and there are no gaps to fill nor anything like that.

The only problem was the PE itself for two main reasons: It was my first armor kit. (I used to build 1/72 planes more than 15 years ago) and there are a lot of very small pieces on the set, namely all the fixation points for stowage on the back of the turret.
Trying to make 4 bends on a piece that's no longer than 2 mm was a real pain. And there were plenty of those.

Now, with some AFV built or being built I would say that the complexity of the task was around 6 on a scale of 10. Compared to a Legends conversion for a Merkava (2nd kit) the Bradley was a walk in the park.

If you click on the link to my site (if you can't see my signature, the link is on my profile) you can have a better idea of the result, although the kit still has some more detail work to finish it completely.
airborne1
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Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2007 - 11:56 AM UTC
Antonio,

That is inspiring work .I am impressed.
Great work on the progress build
on the hetzer.

I see the work you put in on the Bradley.

I have just ordered the Blast wheels and tracks so I am eager to get stuck in .
I want to use the Vodnick references as well as what I can pick up from models from what you and other people have completed .Thank you

I will try and send progress photos.
Thanks for your web page link .
I will update further info in the next few weeks .

Cheers
Michael