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Tamiya: M40 Build
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Posted: Monday, February 27, 2017 - 07:55 PM UTC


Andrew Leeth shares with us a video build of the Tamiya M40 in 1/35th scale.

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Photoguy1
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Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 07:41 AM UTC
A great Korean war piece although I think a couple may have gotten in at the very end of WW2. IIRC Tamiya made one in 1/24th or 1/25th way back in the day (late 60s early 70s).
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Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 06:33 PM UTC
Thanks, that was a great review.
HeavyArty
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Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 07:31 PM UTC

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...I think a couple may have gotten in at the very end of WW2.



A single vehicle was tested in Europe in 1945 by the 991st Field Artillery Battalion, along with one T89 8" HMC, which would become the M43 8" Howitzer Motor Carriage.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 08:09 PM UTC
Köln,Germany, March 1945 :



H.P.
Paulinsibculo
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Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 10:57 PM UTC
Are the ww2 decals in as well?
HeavyArty
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Posted: Wednesday, March 01, 2017 - 12:35 AM UTC
I actually had time to watch the "video build." I personally don't like this format. It is great that Andrew gives you tips and what to look out for during the build, but I don't think the built kit spinning in the foreground is any help at all. It would be much more helpful to see the sprues laid out, the decals, PE, etc.; what exactly is in the kit. Some actual in-process pics would be good too. How about showing painting/finishing options? It is a good overall effort, but needs some more substance of the actual kit and build to be of any real value.
kipanderson
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Posted: Wednesday, March 01, 2017 - 11:55 AM UTC
Hi, thanks. Very helpful review. Hope we see more. Kip.