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Armor and ground forces of the Allied forces during World War II.
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Sherman engine and stand
Mortifa
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Posted: Monday, October 21, 2019 - 05:17 AM UTC
Looks like Miniart is making a cool addition to their accessories.

A continental engine r 975.

https://miniart-models.com/products/35321-continental-r975-engine/?utm_source=Main%20MiniArt%27s%20Subscribers&utm_campaign=81f64b30c2-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_10_21_12_28&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_da2fe6ed5a-81f64b30c2-78705477

I have a funny feeling this will be in a few stashes?
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Posted: Monday, October 21, 2019 - 05:53 AM UTC
It would have been even more useful if they had included the engine room insides, especially for the Sherman variants which used this engine ...
Cool diorama accessory though
Mortifa
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Posted: Monday, October 21, 2019 - 06:03 AM UTC

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It would have been even more useful if they had included the engine room insides, especially for the Sherman variants which used this engine ...
Cool diorama accessory though



Gotta give the scratch builders some motivation...
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Posted: Monday, October 21, 2019 - 06:40 AM UTC
does it come with two, like the box art shows?
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Posted: Monday, October 21, 2019 - 07:40 AM UTC

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does it come with two, like the box art shows?



Good question.

From the shot of the sprues and the included instructions I would say only one engine.
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Posted: Monday, October 21, 2019 - 07:54 AM UTC
This was already posted as an Armorama News article on October 3......

The sprue contents shown in the News article as well as Miniart's website clearly indicate that only one engine is included.

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Posted: Monday, October 21, 2019 - 07:59 AM UTC

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It would have been even more useful if they had included the engine room insides, especially for the Sherman variants which used this engine ...
Cool diorama accessory though



Gotta give the scratch builders some motivation...



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Posted: Monday, October 21, 2019 - 11:15 AM UTC

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This was already posted as an Armorama News article on October 3......

The sprue contents shown in the News article as well as Miniart's website clearly indicate that only one engine is included.



LOL
clearly. They post a dozen pictures including the cover art showing two complete engines and its "clear" that there is only one. Every single picture in the package shows two engines. OK.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 02:37 AM UTC

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This was already posted as an Armorama News article on October 3......

The sprue contents shown in the News article as well as Miniart's website clearly indicate that only one engine is included.



LOL
clearly. They post a dozen pictures including the cover art showing two complete engines and its "clear" that there is only one. Every single picture in the package shows two engines. OK.



That may be, but they also post sprue pictures which clearly show that there is only one sprue included with the ignition harness, cylinder ring, etc. so only one can be built.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 05:33 AM UTC

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This was already posted as an Armorama News article on October 3......

The sprue contents shown in the News article as well as Miniart's website clearly indicate that only one engine is included.



LOL
clearly. They post a dozen pictures including the cover art showing two complete engines and its "clear" that there is only one. Every single picture in the package shows two engines. OK.



That may be, but they also post sprue pictures which clearly show that there is only one sprue included with the ignition harness, cylinder ring, etc. so only one can be built.



While not especially clear, the kit builds into either an early (aviation grade gasoline) OR late (automotive grade gasoline) version of the engine. Differences also include the intake and exhaust ducting / piping.

So, one box and one kit, but two different build options.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 05:44 AM UTC
"Never believe a model box cover."

Reviews are your friend.