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Armor/AFV: Early Armor
WWI and other early tanks and armored cars.
Hosted by Darren Baker
some sprue shots of Takom's St. Chamond
hugohuertas
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joined: January 26, 2007
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Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2013 - 12:12 PM UTC
at Luckymodel's site
Kit already available there and at Hobbyeasy...

http://www.luckymodel.com/scale.aspx?item_no=TAK-35002
dylans
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British Columbia, Canada
Joined: March 05, 2009
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Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2013 - 03:05 PM UTC
ordered one this morning. hopefully it will be here before xmas
ninjrk
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Alabama, United States
Joined: January 26, 2006
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Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2013 - 03:53 PM UTC
Great, now another wait to drive me nuts. I already ordered this and the 279 from Pacific Front because they're great to deal with but the envy when they hit ebay before I get them will hurt.

Sigh,
Matt
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Quebec, Canada
Joined: January 01, 2004
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2013 - 03:36 AM UTC
Arghhh! Gun barrel in two halves! This is supposed to be 21st Cen technology!
SdAufKla
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South Carolina, United States
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2013 - 03:59 AM UTC

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Arghhh! Gun barrel in two halves! This is supposed to be 21st Cen technology!



I'm a little disappointed myself in the main gun and its mounting. It looks like Takom has greatly simplified this area and judging by the sprue shots, the main gun assembly looks like it will be very "toy-like" when put together.

Still, other areas, like the suspension, appear like they're going to be quite nice.

Maybe Takom will give us the later, "standard" production variant with the sloped roof and regular 75mm field gun. Since that will require an entirely new upper hull and gun, Takom has a chance to make some important improvements over this version.

I'm still looking forward to this kit, and IMO, Takom deserves kudos for taking the subject on. New WWI AFV kits have long been overdue and it's good to see one - even with the simplifications.