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Takom's Lee

First info form the WWW is starting to appear on the Takom M3 Lee and what you get is an early vehicle that was either can be made into either a Lend lease or training vehicle inthe US. This kit is not correct fro the US vehicle used in North Africa. It has the early exhaust system, for NA it needs the Sherman exhaust and fish tail exhaust.  It also need the twin 30 cal mount in the front glasis plate along with different side hatches.

The common one in NA also had a shorter main gun and counter weight on the barrel.

So its a start but outside of the LL vehicle to the Soviets thats it. But that is a unique vehicle, what the Soviets though of it though compared to the T34 cannot have done a lot for Soviet western relations! 

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New releases from Trumpeter for October 2017

Upcoming release from Trumpeter

Russian T-72B/B1 MBT (w/kontakt-1 reactive armor)

Item No.: 00925   Scale: 1:16

Shenyang J-31 Gyrfalcon

Item No.: 01666  Scale: 1:72

DPRK Hwasong -5 short-range tactical ballistic missile

Item No.: 01058   Scale: 1:35

Ukrainian T-84BM Oplot MBT

Item No.: 09512   Scale: 1:35

HMS Ark Royal 1939

Item No.: 06713   Scale: 1:700

Soviet JS-4 Heavy Tank

Item No.: 07143   Scale: 1:72

 

 

 

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Takom's Lee and Grant

Takom are releasing both the M3 Lee and the Grant.  These two kits will be a welcome release for armour modellers not least the two kits appear to have corrected some of the long standing faults that have existed with previous releases of these two tanks, namely the height of the running gear, some both Tamiya and academy got wrong, a wrongly shaped turret in the Academy Lee and that strangely missing rivet on the hull front right!

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olive drab replied the topic: #1 4 weeks 1 day ago
Im certainly going for the Grant. Great camo and stowage options!
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Gary replied the topic: #2 4 weeks 2 days ago
All I've got to do now is offload the old Academy M3 I recently got for somewhere close to what these cost and I'll be sorted :P
The Grant will be on my list for sure.

New releases from HobbyBoss for October 2017

Upcoming release from HobbyBoss

1:48     Russian MiG-31M Foxhound     ITEM No.: 81755

1:48     A-4F Sky Hawk     ITEM No.: 81765

1:72     Geschutzwagen     ITEM No.: 82923

1:35  Marder III Ausf.M Tank Destroyer Sd.Kfz.138 - Early   ITEM No.: 80169

Ukraine KrAZ-6446 Tractor with MAZ/ChMZAP-5247G semitrailer

1:35                                                                   ITEM No.: 85513

 
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A 2 in 1 Kingtiger


This kit from Ammo of Mig offers something a little different compared to the other recent Tiger 2 releaes to give the tank its correct title.

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