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IBG: Type 94 Tankette
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Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 08:15 PM UTC


Matthew Lenton reviews and builds IBG Modelsí tiny Type 94 Japanese Tankette in 1/72nd scale.

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Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 09:10 PM UTC
I wonder if there is a good 1/72 Sherman to depict this particular event.

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Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 10:10 PM UTC
I think I'm right in saying that is the early version Type 94 with the smaller idler wheel, but IBG do indeed have one of those in the pipeline. Didn't someone do a build of the Shermans with the wooden side armour on here, or maybe it was in some magazine I read? (Or is that concrete?)

Cheers, Matthew
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Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017 - 01:53 AM UTC

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I wonder if there is a good 1/72 Sherman to depict this particular event.



Despite it being discouraged, some Marines went overboard collecting souvenirs...
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Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017 - 08:37 AM UTC
That was a space-saving spare before the current-issue run-flats were available.
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Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017 - 08:55 AM UTC
Tank life-boat...
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Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017 - 05:39 PM UTC
1/35th yes but 1/72 the parts must be tiny ! too small for me
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Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017 - 08:34 PM UTC
Matthew,

Very informative review of this barely inch and a half long model. The kit looks nicely detailed but the suspension leaves a bit to be desired. I can understand the small size being a limiting factor but other manufacturers have shown that a bit more can be achieved even with these more or less completely moulded suspensions.

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 06:33 AM UTC
Does anyone know if this tankette was ever offered in 1/35th? Only then would I find it doable as I'm not big on building using a magnifier!
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Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 11:17 AM UTC

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Does anyone know if this tankette was ever offered in 1/35th? Only then would I find it doable as I'm not big on building using a magnifier!



FineMolds do this late version (kit no. FM19) and the early version (FM17). Supposed to be a decent kit, has PE parts and vinyl tracks and is still available - from Japan; eBay is probably your best bet.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 04:09 PM UTC
As always matt a great review and thank you.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 01:34 AM UTC
Cheers Darren. The next one is already on the cutting mat, shouldn't take too long...