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LRDG Command Car NA w/7 figure
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Posted: Wednesday, October 09, 2013 - 08:50 AM UTC
Robert Card shares with us a review of the latest Tamiya rendition of the 30cwt Chevrolet Truck, this time titled ''LRDG Command Car NA w/7 figure''.

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Posted: Wednesday, October 09, 2013 - 05:50 PM UTC
Pure laziness from Tamiya. They could easily give us a new Breda gun truck, medics car, tiffy bus or a new LRDG jeep, but instead take their tired old kit, throw in a few extras from another kit and a few more from another manufacturer that most of us have already purchased, probably for less than Tamiya will charge for the new kit as well.

The sad thing is, quite a few of us will probably go out and buy it anyway.
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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 12:14 AM UTC
Having watched Sae of Sand again a while ago, I've got to say I'm tempted. Sorry Steve, but I can't see Tamiya (or anyone else for that matter) springing 100000 to retool a kit that still sells when available, and doesn't have any competition (I can't think of any other LRDG Chevies in plastic, although maybe Riich or Mirror may do one in the future). Shame that since it's a NZ vehicle there aren't any "lemon squeezers" included. As Darren says, it's still quite a good kit. I've always wondered about the issue with the rubbery tyres, since I've never experienced it either (touch wood). Is this a climatic thing?