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WWI and other early tanks and armored cars.
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Tacom St. Chamond OOB reivew
sauron
Joined: September 18, 2007
KitMaker: 134 posts
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Posted: Monday, December 16, 2013 - 01:44 PM UTC
This is just an out-of-box review of the Takom St. Chamond in 1/35 scale. There are 7 sprues, 5 in light tan and 2 in black for the individual link tracks. There is some light flash but nothing major, in fact, there are a number of small parts that are remarkably well done particularly the coupola rings and suspension yokes.

The track links are fairly small (15mm x 9mm) and the connectors even smaller (3mm x 10mm). There is a small sheet of decals and a 22 page instruction booklet broken down into 43 assembly steps using standard type exploded drawings.

Given the massive blocky look of this tank, the suspension and torsion arms are actually quite delicate. I'd recommend displaying this one on a mirror to see all the detail underneath. Details on the figurine are a bit soft but it's nice to have one included. All in all a nice kit and a good buy at about $55 online in the US.







































I'll be glad to post detailed photos of any particular parts if you're interested. Enjoy!

Rick
knewton
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New Zealand
Joined: June 19, 2013
KitMaker: 1,217 posts
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Posted: Monday, December 16, 2013 - 02:03 PM UTC
Thank you Rick.

I wasn't interested in WWI tanks until I saw this one.

It does look rather appealing.

Kylie
Removed by original poster on 12/17/13 - 02:12:50 (GMT).
jwest21
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: October 16, 2006
KitMaker: 3,374 posts
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Posted: Monday, December 16, 2013 - 04:29 PM UTC
I totally agree. This and the FT-17 make me want to explore building some WWI subjects
dylans
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British Columbia, Canada
Joined: March 05, 2009
KitMaker: 394 posts
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Posted: Monday, December 16, 2013 - 04:34 PM UTC
thanks for the review Rick

hopefully mine is going to show up in the next few days
cdharwins
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: October 28, 2006
KitMaker: 491 posts
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Posted: Monday, December 16, 2013 - 04:44 PM UTC

Quoted Text

thanks for the review Rick

hopefully mine is going to show up in the next few days



Me too!!!
bat-213
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Canada
Joined: December 30, 2011
KitMaker: 902 posts
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Posted: Monday, December 16, 2013 - 07:32 PM UTC
looks like a cool kit.might have to get one as well.
thanks for the info.
pilote14
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Pas-de-Calais, France
Joined: November 01, 2010
KitMaker: 459 posts
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Posted: Monday, December 16, 2013 - 07:40 PM UTC
thanks!
i'm waiting mine...
Good works on French tanks !
olivier
SdAufKla
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South Carolina, United States
Joined: May 07, 2010
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Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 03:55 AM UTC
Thanks for posting up the pictures, Rgeraci.

Please start up a blog when you build it. It'll be very nice to see how this kit builds up.

It's definitely on my "to get list."

Happy modeling!
Beastmaster
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United Kingdom
Joined: January 27, 2009
KitMaker: 592 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 12:41 PM UTC
Great stuff. One thing though........is it just me or do Takom have more sprue attachments on their track links than other manufacturers?


Their FT17 is the same....


http://www.scaleplasticandrail.com/kaboom/images/stories/takom/renaultft/DSC02536.JPG


the RPM FT17 only has 2 sprue attachments on the main links..



http://www.model-making.eu/zdjecia/2/9/3/1688_1_rmp35900_2.jpg