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Tamiya M-3 Lee
m1garand
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 07:22 AM UTC
I just received the M-3 and was wondering if it came with English instructions or just Japanese? Because mine only has the Japanese version.
Thanks
TreadHead
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 07:36 AM UTC
Howdy BC,

If it's Tamiya, they generally include both Japanese and English instructions.

Tread.
m1garand
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 07:37 AM UTC
That's what I'm used to, but not with this one.
TreadHead
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 07:59 AM UTC
Hmmm. Then I can only attribute it to assembly line failure. Unfortunately I just sent out my only copies of the Tamiya M3 Lee models just recently. Maybe the people I sent them to can fax you a copy of the English instruction translations... :-)
Anyone?


Tread.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 09:01 AM UTC
Both came with the M3 Lee that Tread just sent me. Thanks Tread! I can scan them and e-mail to you if someone doesn't come across them for you.
m1garand
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 09:09 AM UTC
Thanks Rob, that sounds good.
TreadHead
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 09:12 AM UTC
As always, you're a godsend Rob.

Tread.

Kencelot
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 09:38 AM UTC
Funny thing BC, because the last M3 that I bought had NO instructions at all.
Thank goodness I'm like a pack-rat, because I had the old set from the previous build which had both the English and Japanese.
Makes ya go "hmmm".
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 09:43 AM UTC
Hi there!
I think it occurs cos, when it is packed in Tamiya-USA it comes with a japanese+english versions instructions sheet, but if it comes directly from Tamiya-Japan, it comes only with the japanese version. What do you think?
Cheers!
m1garand
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 10:59 AM UTC
Thanks Rob, it's greatly appreciated.
KMM
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 12:04 PM UTC
Actually, I've had a couple of Tamiya kits - generally the less expensive ones - that came with Japanese instructions only. I seem to recall their $20 Panther and one other like this.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 09:57 PM UTC
I just remember buying Tamiya kits when I was stationed in Germany. They (the store)would open the kit, and mark over any SS markings or swastikas on the instruction sheets, decals and box art with a black dab of paint or marker.
210cav
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 10:19 PM UTC
Rob--the M-3 Lee/Grant is one of the true armor classics. I can hardly wait to get started on the latest one I bought. I am in the final stages of completing the M-8 with VLS interior. Pity to have to cover the intricate details up. The AFV track is marvelous and if you have not tried a set may I highly recommend it to you and others. It is tedious to construct, but the results are well worth the effort. I am going to "borrow" the company digital camera and take a few shots of her when I complete it.
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