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CZOLG LEKKI 7TP !?
M113
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Posted: Friday, January 16, 2004 - 03:00 PM UTC
Hi guys,

Just i'd like to know your comments if any of you have done this kit before ?
Mirage-Hobby "Czolg-Lekki 7TP" Polis light tank.
Especially info about tracks

Thanx from now
PiotrS
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Posted: Saturday, January 17, 2004 - 06:43 AM UTC
Hi!

I didn't started my 7TP yet but I made some research before. It's old but still accteptable model. This is the only 7TP in styrene so it's best one There's lot of aftermarket parts, first Aber photoetch, quite extensive and useful, check manuals:
http://www.aber.net.pl/instrukcje/001-099-p/In001%207TP%201.pdf
http://www.aber.net.pl/instrukcje/001-099-p/In001%207TP%202.pdf

Armo makes metal barrel and resin suspension for C7P carrier which fits to 7TP


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Especially info about tracks



Kit tracks are realy bad but you can easily find replacement. Cheapest option is RPM individual link tracks for 7TP and Vickers E series. There are also metal tracks from Friul and Modelkasten for T-26 series. Aftermarket parts let you make this model with today standards but OOTB can also be interesting.

Cheers
Piotr



M113
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Posted: Saturday, January 17, 2004 - 07:59 AM UTC
Well Piotr,

Thank you very much for your comments.
I always had doubts about that kid but always wanted to make it also.
How can a WWII period be imagined without a "7TP" rite ?
:-)
The only thing i wonder now the situation of it's tracks now.
Are they one piece vinyl like Tamiya's or academy etc.. ? Or "mulitple small plastic parts like Zvezda etc.. !??!

Thank you again
PiotrS
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Posted: Saturday, January 17, 2004 - 10:31 PM UTC

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The only thing i wonder now the situation of it's tracks now.
Are they one piece vinyl like Tamiya's or academy etc.. ? Or "mulitple small plastic parts like Zvezda etc.. !??!



I'm afraid they are much closer to Zvezda or old Academy very hard and almost without any pattern. Check this in-box, unfortunatelly it's in polish but includes photos of sprues and tracks:
http://www.modelarstwo.org.pl/pojazdy/zestaw/mirage/35301/index.html
If you decide to build more detailed version all parts should be available at Jadar shop
http://jadarhobby.waw.pl/e_portal/c_default.php
They are distributors of Armo products so have lower prices. Armo barrel is beautiful
M113
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Posted: Sunday, January 18, 2004 - 01:54 PM UTC
Thank you for the info Piotr