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Trumpeter IS-3M
Mahross
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Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 - 06:54 PM UTC
This is Trumpeter 1/72 IS-3M. Picked it up on saturday. Its something nice and quick to do while I am getting myself sorted. It will be finished in Eqyptian markings.



The best bits are that Trumpeter have supplied metal wire for handles instead of moulding them onto the hull. Also they supply 2 version of the tracks. A fully made up set, designed with wargamers in mind I think, and another set you get make yourself with link an length tracks. Wanting to do a quick build I opted for the former which are just as good as the seperate suspension bits.

Ross
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Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2006 - 12:04 AM UTC
Ross that sounds like a very nice model, do the grab handles come ready formed? Much better than using plastic
Mal
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Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2006 - 12:48 AM UTC
Looks good Ross.
I might try a 1/72 tank one day. What are the Trumpeter kits like.
I remember building Airfix and Matchbox ones as a kid then blowing them up with bangers :-) . That will please Mal :-) .
Andy
Mahross
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Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2006 - 08:54 PM UTC
Mal - Yup the grab handles come ready formed ina little plastic bag. A nice touch I have to admit.

Andy - The new Trumpeter kits are very good. So are the Dragon ones. Dragon's even include etched brass when needed.

Ross
Mahross
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Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2006 - 10:26 PM UTC
Here are some more photos of my in progress IS-3M.









Comments welcome as always.

Ross
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Posted: Saturday, September 23, 2006 - 05:17 PM UTC
Hi Ross,
Looking good so far. Are the tracks and roadwheels one piece, as the tracks look like they are in one piece?
Andy
Mahross
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Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2006 - 12:46 PM UTC
Hi Andy

Yep I have used the set of wheels and tracks which come as one piece.

Ross
Mahross
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Posted: Friday, October 13, 2006 - 05:52 PM UTC
I have taken some more pics of this and they can be seen over on the main site:

IS - 3M Pics

Just scroll to the end of the post for the latest pics.

All comments welcomed and appreciated.

Ross
Mahross
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Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2006 - 10:17 PM UTC
Here are pics of the finished model:







All comments welcome.

Ross
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Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2006 - 05:03 AM UTC
are you sure that 1/72 ross? it looks like something in a bigger scale. how did you do the weathering btw?
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Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2006 - 11:59 PM UTC
Nice one Ross, don't forget that there will be room for some 1/72 armour on the branch stand
Mal
Mahross
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Posted: Monday, November 06, 2006 - 12:25 AM UTC
Phil - Yes it is 1/72. A nice little kit actaully.

Mal - I fear that I am not going to make it this year which is a real shame. Hopefully next year.

Ross