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Panhard VPS
Mario_HR
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Croatia Hrvatska
Joined: June 28, 2006
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Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 10:56 PM UTC
This is a review of Azimut Productions Panhard VPS conversion kit [kit 35110] for the 1/35 scale Revell Wolf LKw. Check out this rare subject both in real life as well as kit form, and see if this picks your interest in SOF vehicles in modern French military service.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
Trisaw
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Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 - 06:40 AM UTC
YES! I wanted this kit and am glad you wrote a review on it. Thanks for writing it.

Question: Where all the parts there? Any way of buying aftermarket tires for the kit?
Mario_HR
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Croatia Hrvatska
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Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 - 07:12 AM UTC
You're welcome, and yes this kit was on my wishlist for a long time as well. The parts are all in the box, and an bit extra (judging by the 2nd M2). I don't think you can get any other wheels as no other company does the MB alloy rims. Tires, perhaps but not this exact wheel setup. Speaking of French SOF, are there any figures that one could use with the VPS? I know of Blast figures but I'm still looking...
Frenchy
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Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 - 07:45 AM UTC
Some VPS are currently deployed in Mali (Operation Cerval) :





H.P.
jwest21
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Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 - 09:02 AM UTC
That's pretty cool...may need one of these to sit beside my WMIK and RSOV
18Bravo
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Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 - 09:31 AM UTC

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Any way of buying aftermarket tires for the kit?



Legend makes two sets for the Wolf - standard and aggressive pattern tires. They come on different types of wheels. Each set comes with a spare as well. I have both - they look great.
Frenchy
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Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 - 10:32 AM UTC

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Any way of buying aftermarket tires for the kit?



Legend makes two sets for the Wolf - standard and aggressive pattern tires. They come on different types of wheels. Each set comes with a spare as well. I have both - they look great.



AFAIK, these sets are designed for Land Rover kits, not Mercedes (or Panhard) kits...

H.P.
Chilihead
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Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 - 02:39 PM UTC
where on earth can you find the kit? been trying for a long time and believe me AZIMUT is the last place to try; they don't return e-mails!
Mrosko
Mario_HR
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Croatia Hrvatska
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Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 - 07:55 PM UTC
I had just the opposite experience with Azimut. My significant other was in Paris and I contacted the store few days before asking fort he directions to the store and the.kit stock, and the person answering was really nice and helpfull. I don't think anyone else has this kit except the Azimut online store.
badger42
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Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 01:56 AM UTC

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where on earth can you find the kit? been trying for a long time and believe me AZIMUT is the last place to try; they don't return e-mails!
Mrosko



Got my kit direct from Azimut, but the aftersales is shocking. Took me about three months to get the missing parts from them. Will never deal with them again online.
It is a cracking conversion though.
Barrie.
brockb
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Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 05:54 AM UTC
Wonderful looking kit as many of Mr.C's productions as i was a fan and buyer of his kits and now after paying and not recieveing my last two orders and trying to get monies back from c.card no more business with Azimut productions sad in the usa also no e-mail returns