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AFV Club M5A1 Stuart Light Tank
wbill76
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2008 - 11:23 PM UTC
Bradley James provides an In-Box review of AFV Club's latest 1/35 release, the M5A1 Stuart Light Tank (Early Production) kit #35105.

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Thanks!
exer
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Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2008 - 02:49 AM UTC
Good review Brad. I'm trying hard to think of a reason not to buy this kit and you're not helping
HONEYCUT
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Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2008 - 05:15 AM UTC

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Good review Brad. I'm trying hard to think of a reason not to buy this kit and you're not helping


Thanks Pat. Just go with it man... just go with it...
TankCarl
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Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2008 - 10:51 PM UTC
I bought one this past weekend. I agree with your review of it.I haven't decided what method to connect the tracks. Tough,I might look for indy links instead.
Martinez
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Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2008 - 07:03 PM UTC
TankCarl,

The tracks are glueable, and look very good imho. Indy links might be required to satisfy AMS though

Cheers, MartinD
-- who has got one of these kits, but got ideas for a lot more
210cav
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2008 - 12:42 AM UTC
I just mine the other day via Lucky Models. The total cost was about $30. Quite a bargain for this superb kit. She is on the assembly line for next week. What an improvement over the Tamiya effort!
DJ
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Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 - 06:38 PM UTC
Could you give more details on the markings options? - ie colours, units etc. Thx
Martinez
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Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 - 07:11 PM UTC

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Could you give more details on the markings options? - ie colours, units etc. Thx


Option A, 33rd Armored Regt., 3rd Armored Div., Normandy, July 1944
Option B, Free French, 1st sqd., 2nd Regt. "Chasseurs d'Afrique", 1st armored Div., Rhine crossing, April 1945
Option C Republic of China Army, 1950s
Option D, 4th Marine Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Div., Saipan, July 1944
Option E. British Army, 23rd Hussars, 29th Armoured Brigade, 11th Armoured Div.
Option F. 34th Tank Battalion, 5th Armored Div.

all are in basic OD, though I think the Saipan option might need field applied camouflage in several vertical bands, plus wading trunks. Interesting option
RedwingNev
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Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 - 09:14 PM UTC
Thankyouverymuch


Another one to add to the "wants" list.....
AlanL
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Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 - 10:10 PM UTC
Hi Brad,

Thanks for the review. Looks like another excellent kit from AFV. No doubt it will get added to the build pile.

Cheers

Al
tkirt69
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Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 05:35 AM UTC
this is a nice tank! where can i get one of these for a reasonable price and quick shipping?

thanks,
tim
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Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 12:30 PM UTC

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this is a nice tank! where can i get one of these for a reasonable price and quick shipping?

thanks,
tim



Gday Tim. Luckymodel.com all the way!
Brad
P.S. Apologies for not going into the marking options in more detail!
panamadan
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Posted: Sunday, March 02, 2008 - 01:53 PM UTC
Good review! Dan