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Roden's 1914 British Armored Car
bill_c
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Posted: Friday, May 06, 2011 - 03:04 AM UTC
For my 100th review for Kitmaker Network, I look at Roden's British Armoured Car (Pattern 1914) in 1/35th scale, the so-called "Lawrence of Arabia" version.



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Thanks!
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Posted: Friday, May 06, 2011 - 05:08 AM UTC
I was wondering how the spokes in the wheels were going to be approached. I was hoping they wouldn't be in plastic because those things are a real bear to clean up, often better to just replace each spoke with brass rod, which is also a pain but looks better. I'm glad to see them in PE, and it would have been stellar if they supplied them preformed as per the recent motorcycle kits we've been seeing.

Looking forward to your build on this one Bill!
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Posted: Friday, May 06, 2011 - 06:37 AM UTC

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Looking forward to your build on this one Bill!


I'm debating whether to wait for any PE sets or just wade in....

Need an "Orance" figure in 1/35th to go with it.
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Posted: Friday, May 06, 2011 - 07:01 AM UTC
Yep, you need Orance! ...not to mention a 1:35 Omar Sharif! I'm looking forward to seeing how you build the wheels, and the fit of those turret parts. The kit looks good, but the truth will be in the build.

Tom
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Posted: Friday, May 06, 2011 - 08:41 AM UTC
You guys are making me want to put down the balky Sherman tracks I'm struggling with (Bronco workable links break if too much pressure applied), and the Hase Bf109 G-6 and build this thing. But I guess I don't want to rush it, if you get my meaning, LOL.
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Posted: Friday, May 06, 2011 - 09:39 AM UTC
Nicely done review Bill!

I did the same kit for a review on Aeroscale. We did not even cooperate and you said pretty much everything I did! I look forward to your build! Doesn't Tamiya. . .have some 1/35 desert rat figures?
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Posted: Friday, May 06, 2011 - 09:51 AM UTC

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Looking forward to your build on this one Bill!


I'm debating whether to wait for any PE sets or just wade in....

Need an "Orance" figure in 1/35th to go with it.



Andrea do one in 54mm/1/32nd scale- might work if you put him away from the vehicle Lawrence of Arabia
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Posted: Friday, May 06, 2011 - 05:06 PM UTC

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Looking forward to your build on this one Bill!


I'm debating whether to wait for any PE sets or just wade in....

Need an "Orance" figure in 1/35th to go with it.



Hmm, well you could build one without the PE and when the PE comes out it will give you an excuse to buy a second one. I'm just sayin'
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Posted: Saturday, May 07, 2011 - 09:28 AM UTC
Thanks, Stephen, I had completely forgotten you'd reviewed this, a senior moment? Here is a link to yours for readers to compare.

Damn you, Pat, LOL! That one looks like it's worth adding. Might as well pick up one of the naked women that Andrea make....

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...you could build one without the PE and when the PE comes out it will give you an excuse to buy a second one. I'm just sayin'


Jeremy, as Stewie would say, damn you as well, LOL!
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Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 03:22 AM UTC
Hi Bill,

You could build that one just to get in the mood and then go up market with the Resicast kit

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=3624

Thanks for the review.

Al
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Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 08:53 AM UTC

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Hi Bill,

You could build that one just to get in the mood and then go up market with the Resicast kit


Al, you can be shot!!

Seriously, it looks like a beautiful kit, but at that price IT BLOODY WELL BETTER BE!

Did you ever build yours?
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Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 03:06 AM UTC
Hi Bill,

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In the pipe for the WW1 Campaign.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 05:42 AM UTC

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Thanks, Stephen, I had completely forgotten you'd reviewed this, a senior moment? Here is a link to yours for readers to compare.

Damn you, Pat, LOL! That one looks like it's worth adding. Might as well pick up one of the naked women that Andrea make....

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...you could build one without the PE and when the PE comes out it will give you an excuse to buy a second one. I'm just sayin'


Jeremy, as Stewie would say, damn you as well, LOL!



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Posted: Thursday, June 02, 2011 - 09:03 AM UTC
Bugger bugger bugger!! I wish I hadn't read this review! I had successfully resisted the temptation of the earlier Roden RR Armoured cars, but I just read the phrase 'challenging colour scheme' and now I must get it just to do that scheme! Grrrr..
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Posted: Thursday, June 02, 2011 - 10:12 AM UTC
Warren, I'm building it even as we speak, and hope to have some images of the finished vehicle at some point. The plastic is soft and there were some seam issues with the parts (it's Roden, not Dragon), but I think it will build up very nicely.