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Panda Hobby : M1235A1 Maxxpro
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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 02:08 AM UTC


Pete Becerra reviews and builds the M1235A1 Maxxpro DASH DXM in 1/35th scale from Panda.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 05:22 AM UTC
Hi Pete - thanks for the comprehensive review and the tutorial. Both are very helpful. As for the axles, I’ve built a few of the Panda MATVs, and while a diiferent unit, the independent suspension modules are characteristically similar to the Maxxpro, but substantially harder to build. While this version doesn’t include the differentials, the suspension goes together pretty well.

I think the MATV suspension units are so hard to build because the parts don’t fit that well - maybe Panda sought a more builder friendly version for the Dash - who knows? Maybe they could have kept the “straight axle” element (which goes together well) and included some add-on “shells” to represent the diffs...?
Thanks again for the clear and helpful review,
Nick
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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 06:19 AM UTC
Nice review and built.

I've just began this kit and there some curious mistakes. Some parts don't have pins while there are holes for their placement.(??)

One part well drawn on the instructions, is poorly molded with a missing extremity(F56) (???)

Curious choice for the gunner platform position (vertical). It is in one part with the support so rebuilt it for a figure placement.

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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 03:21 PM UTC
Great review and beautiful weathering! Thanks for the peak.
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Posted: Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 01:45 AM UTC
Lots of hard work put into this build, a very nice model!
Removed by original poster on 10/22/18 - 18:08:08 (GMT).
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Posted: Monday, October 22, 2018 - 06:21 AM UTC
High level of details, a lot of cables on the roof, thank you for the pictures ! Top views are very usefull to see the wiring.

The front lifting eye on the right side need to be drilled. I don't understand why Panda has made it blocked.

You can also scratchbuild running board extensions on both sides.