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Trumpeter Pre-Production M1078
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Posted: Friday, February 13, 2009 - 02:54 PM UTC
Sebastien Viale provides a pre-production In-Box Review of the M1078 by Trumpeter in 1/35.

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Thanks!
Burik
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Posted: Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 04:06 AM UTC
Thanks for the review. Informative, especially about the cab. However, considering the doors are molded shut and the poor cab interior I don't think I would rate it 90%.

My choice is the 5 ton 6x6 truck - looks cooler than the daintier looking 4x4. Nice to see that it appears they will offer that too. Hopefully we will see some add-on stuff like the crane too, and a DVE.

Bob
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Posted: Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 04:44 AM UTC
Bob
It may be a little bite over rated, but the overall details and work of trumpeter is outstanding.
BTW they will release the complete new family truck, when i dont know
Cheers
Seb
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Posted: Monday, February 16, 2009 - 04:47 AM UTC
I know some of you guys are itching for the uparmored version of this one. Well, here is an armored version that is scratch buildable for ya. This is the RACKS system which stands for Radian Armor Crew kits.

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Posted: Monday, February 16, 2009 - 04:52 AM UTC
Gary
It will be release by trumpeter
Please check the post form Gao

cheers
Seb
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Posted: Monday, February 16, 2009 - 06:03 AM UTC
Sebastien maybe it might be worth mentioning the door issue to Trumpeter as I am sure the AM boys and girls will release updates for this kit, and it will make it more appealing to the market it would seem.
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Posted: Monday, February 16, 2009 - 06:24 AM UTC
Darren
I did send all my comments and critics to Trumpeter and they told me on their last email
that they will work on a better cabin inside, they will release the next vehicle with the doors open and the roof as well as the flat bed.

So good news, and it is nice to see them taking into account our comments.
Cheers
Seb