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Master Box Sd.Kfz.2 Type 170VK
c5flies
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Posted: Saturday, July 07, 2012 - 02:49 PM UTC
Michael Shackleton provides an in-depth review of the Sd.Kfz.2 Type 170VK German military radio car from Master Box in 1:35.

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bill_c
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Posted: Sunday, July 08, 2012 - 04:14 AM UTC
Excellent review.

This one looks like it could be greatly improved by a set of Quick Wheel resin replacement wheels and some PE for the detailing. Eduard has a nice set of German radios, too. All in all, a good addition to the Wehrmacht motor pool in 1/35th.
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Posted: Sunday, July 08, 2012 - 09:31 PM UTC
when I opened the box on mine and saw the rubber wheels I shuddered and wondered who does a resin set.
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Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 10:40 PM UTC
Thanks for the exhaustive review


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Normally, the biggest problem with this kind of tyre is the seam around the circumference



Yes, that's one of the problems but the worst one in my opinion is that rubber tyres arn't as easy to paint as the styrene ones, even if you prime them in a perfect way.

I know that companies are used to making vinyl tyres to avoid the problem due to the tyre thread reproduction, but in my opinion this isn't the best solution at all!

Anyway, it looks like a great kit

Cheers