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M103A2 Mantlet Set
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ARMORAMA
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England - South West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, February 01, 2016 - 02:29 AM UTC
A Cold War USMC Heavy Tank mantlet set reviewed by Jason Bobrowich.

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Thanks!
PetervHout
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Friesland, Netherlands
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 09:31 AM UTC
Well Jason, a few years later, i am building my M103A2 for our Forum online contest at TWENOT.
i just edited the link, so you can watch the build.

I am going to break everything of the kit to pieces to make it look like a decent build. There is just too many things wrong with the original kit.

Part of the build, with most of the major hull and turret modifications, also some work had to be done to the barrel, as it was too short. I bought the Voyager model update set, thinking it did the right thing, until i read all about the mistakes in this kit. But owning the kit version, and the Voyager version barrel, i was determined to make the correct RB model Barrel fit to the Legend conversion!

i managed to modify the mantlet just using metal and wood drills at low speeds. No adjustments were made on the barrel.
Here is a pic after WIP.

i still have to glue everyting in place, but will make a collar with a 2 component putty to make it look the real thing....



LeoCmdr
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Alberta, Canada
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 10:36 AM UTC
Excellent work Peter! Good luck with your M103A2 build!
PetervHout
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Friesland, Netherlands
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 10:45 AM UTC
Thx Jason. I am at this moment trying to figure out a way between all correctness an acceptable correctness for this kit. I have gone most off the hardest part for the correctness, and now i am building for the fun part, let's call it oob, or by the manual part. But i like a challenge here and now. More to follow here, and thx for your comment Jason!