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Kinetic Model M-ATV
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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 08:54 AM UTC
Seb Viale provides an in-box review of the M-ATV from Kinetic Model.

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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 09:40 AM UTC
Thanks you so much James for your effort on this review.
More to come

Cheers
Seb
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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 09:50 AM UTC
Thank you Seb. I ended up ordering this kit for myself and have started the build. I see an improvement on the excess 'flash' from your kit but the build will tell the whole story. Thanks again for all the time you put into this one (and being patient with me)
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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 10:12 AM UTC
Great review Seb, nicely detailed.
Having built this kit (twice) it has itís share of problems like many of the others out. And yeah you will need to spend some time cleaning up some of the flash.

Here I will list some of the problems with the instruction sheet and parts.

Page 5, part F51 needs to be added on both sides before adding F50
Page 9, parts listed C21should be G21
Page 9, bumper (left/right) parts A4,5,6,7,27 and 28 will need some TLC, fit it off some.
Page 9, parts F45,F15 fit well but instructions are not clear were to go, need to refer to page 10.
Page 9, there are (6) small bumps on top of the frame that need to be removed, but itís listed on Page 23 to do so. Itís easier doing early, look on page 23.
Page 10, parts A25,23,16,18 and 10 are somewhat confusing, dry fit will help to understand.
Page 11, parts listed F9,F6 should be C9 and C6
Page 12, parts listed D23,D35 should be D33.
Page 14, beware of how D26 is fitted.
Page 16, spot light assemble on passenger side is missing part B23 from the instructions, follow along like the drivers side.
Page 19, there are three (3) raised strips along the tops of parts G39, you will need to shave off the inner strip of each fender in order to fit the tool boxes on both sides, again dry fit.
Page 19, clear parts listed 14,16 should be M4,M5 and M6
Page 19, PE-1 xís4 are long, will need to be trimmed.
Page 25, parts E17 and E18 are somewhat confusing were to be placed, dry fit.

Try to install driveshaft pieces in step 11, page 10, this will make it easier to get at without everything else in the way.

As for the tires, well they are a problem. They will not fit well to the rims. And yes they do have an odor of a skunk letting loose, not pulling your chain here, my wife came into the modeling room asking what is that smell.

As for the doors Seb, yes they can be displayed open.

I will applaud Kinetic for a great subject, and being their first Armor model kit Iím sure (like there aircraft) will only get better.

Again Seb great review, nicely read and great photos.

Happy Modeling,
Joe
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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 10:28 AM UTC
Thanks Guys for your nice comments since English is not my native language, I can be harsh on the way I do the review.
But I am touch you like it.
I will do the ambulance version of the vehicle.
Cheers

Seb
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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 11:03 AM UTC
Great review Seb!

I've got a review in the works which is basically finished, just need to sit down and edit it it. So hopefully mine will compliment yours nicely. I will also have a build log starting up as soon as the review is published, building the kit basically ootb, except for the wheels cos they are too crap to ignore.
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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 12:23 PM UTC

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Page 5, part F51 needs to be added on both sides before adding F50



Thanks for the list Joe, that will save a bit of time!

I think it would be easier to add parts F50 first, then F51. I added F51 first which seemed to follow the sequence in the instructions and ended up twisting F50 in...luckily the glue was still soft and allowed some play to get them in place.
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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 01:25 PM UTC
Can you get am wheels for this kit yet

Wayne
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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 01:29 PM UTC

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Can you get am wheels for this kit yet

Wayne



Def Model should be available soon?

News item

DW35029 - U.S M-ATV MRAP Sagged wheel set (for Kinetic 1/35)


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Available now at LuckyModel:
DEF Wheels
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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 08:29 PM UTC

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Great review Seb!

I've got a review in the works which is basically finished, just need to sit down and edit it it. So hopefully mine will compliment yours nicely. I will also have a build log starting up as soon as the review is published, building the kit basically ootb, except for the wheels cos they are too crap to ignore.



I hope we will share the same analysis
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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 10:31 PM UTC

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Quoted Text

Great review Seb!

I've got a review in the works which is basically finished, just need to sit down and edit it it. So hopefully mine will compliment yours nicely. I will also have a build log starting up as soon as the review is published, building the kit basically ootb, except for the wheels cos they are too crap to ignore.



I hope we will share the same analysis



I think so.