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TAKOM M1070/M1000 & D9--anyone built one yet?
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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2019 - 08:58 AM UTC

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Looks nice Jan, not even seen them on sale yet this side of the pond.



Luciano, I haven't really looked at the kit to deeply yet but the detail on it from what I see is impressive. I haven't seen it available in my country but found it at Hobby Easy in Hong Kong for the equivalent of just over US$50.00.

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Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2019 - 08:52 AM UTC

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I'm guessing cost was the reason you didn't want the Trumpeter kit, since you prefer 1:35? (and space to display it of course!)
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Jim



Excuse me Jim but I have always dealt in the "One True Scale" which your types refer to as Braille and have NEVER reviewed or posted anything in LEGO scale or larger, thank you very much!

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Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2019 - 08:46 AM UTC
Looks nice Jan, not even seen them on sale yet this side of the pond.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2019 - 08:34 AM UTC
I'm guessing cost was the reason you didn't want the Trumpeter kit, since you prefer 1:35? (and space to display it of course!)



Jim
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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2019 - 08:21 AM UTC

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...I ordered mine on Monday night, it should be here Friday. ...



Thats amusing Russ, as our postal service stated mine would be here Friday also but...


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...I have several other "hang fire" projects going right now, so I won't be able to get mine started for some time-- hope to see yours underway sooner than later!😆
VR, Russ



I unfortunately have a few outstanding projects/commitments at present also. Other than a few quick teaser images the best I might be able to do in the short term would be a better "In Box" review for the time being.

Speaking of teasers, how about a few more to get your and other peoples "blood flowing"?

What you get when you "pop the top"?

M1070 Plus-A-4 by Jan Etal, on Flickr

The box is quite nicely filled.

The instructions, decals and Photo-Etch come in their own resealable plastic bags.

M1070 Plus-A-5 by Jan Etal, on Flickr

M1070 Plus-A-6 by Jan Etal, on Flickr

Oh, and just think, you'll have 42 little wheels for the trailer to keep you busy! And, it appears all the plastic bags enclosing a sprue are resealable.

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2019 - 05:50 AM UTC
Wow, thanks Jan. I ordered mine on Monday night, it should be here Friday. I also noted that when I went to check on Sprue Brothers they are sold out as of Tuesday morning!! Looks like I got the last one until they re-stock-- serendipitous (for me anyway). I have several other "hang fire" projects going right now, so I won't be able to get mine started for some time-- hope to see yours underway sooner than later!😆
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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2019 - 04:28 AM UTC
WOW!!!! Talk about serendipity, just after replying to this thread I heard a knock at my front door. On opening it I was handed:

New Kits-1 by Jan Etal, on Flickr

On opening the rather well packaged package:

New Kits-2 by Jan Etal, on Flickr

And a couple of other quick images:

New Kits-3 by Jan Etal, on Flickr

New Kits-4 by Jan Etal, on Flickr

Almost too big for my normal photo area setup. The details, sent from Hobby Easy in Hong Kong on the 3rd of this month and arrived on the 9th(today) Cost listed as US$50.80.

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Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2019 - 03:25 AM UTC

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Bump. ....



Obviously Russ you aren't alone in your interest in this kit as there was just a thread started a few days ago similar this and it's at Takom M1070 Thread. As I stated in that thread, I also just ordered that kit and as I type this the postal tracking shows it's about 24 miles from me. If you feel ambitious you should start a BLOG thread as you tackle what I am hoping is going to be a "monster" (size wise)" of a kit. BTW, I've also suggested this course of action to the originator of the other thread on the topic.

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Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 - 11:52 AM UTC
Bump. Well, I guess no response means no one has any build experience yet? I guess it really doesn't matter much, since I pulled the trigger and ordered one. I guess I'm destined to start building some "braille scale" kits whether I like it or not! By the way, Sprue Brothers seems to have the best deal if you want one-- $51.99USD. I've seen them as high as $72 USD.

VR, Russ
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2019 - 02:52 PM UTC
Ok, since it appears I'm out my first choice of a 1/35 M-19 with my Xmas money, I'm considering taking the plunge and buying the TAKOM M1070 w/ M1000 trailer & D9R bulldozer (got a gift certificate which is burning a hole in my pocket). Has anyone here built one yet? I've seen a couple of in-box reviews, which seem like it's a pretty good kit. Firstly, I'm not a braille scale armor modeler (I prefer my models in 1/35, although I have a couple of larger 1/72 Military kits--primarily artillery oriented). I've been fascinated with the looks of the M1070 since I first saw one in 1996. But, I'd like to know what I'm in for here-- I like complicated kits, but I also like to see detail in what I've built. It would be my first "modern" AFV-- as I prefer to work in the WWI/WWII-mid Cold War period. Anyone have any experience with this kit?
VR, Russ