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Monday, November 02, 2015 - 10:04 AM GMT+7
DEF Model released a new extensive update set, this time for 1/35 scale M60A2 model from Academy.
DM35056 - M60A2 Detail up set (for Academy 1/35 kit)

The set totals to 52 resin pieces, 2 PE frets, glass sticker (for windows and periscopes), mirror sticker (for searchlight) and 2 lens parts.

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I am very curious to know why DEF has not provided in both their M60 detail up sets (items DM35002 and DM35056) corrections pieces for the wrong engine deck grille detail, where the filter outlet duct enters the engine space towards the turbocharger. It should be a rounded shape with a hinge, not a flat surface. This detail is utterly wrong in both the Tamiya and Academy kits, and totally missing in the Academy M48 kits.
NOV 03, 2015 - 09:49 AM
This.I noticed this too. Did Academy only put 1 fuel filler? Tamiya did 2,and you have to shave the one on the left off.
NOV 03, 2015 - 01:18 PM
DEF probably overlooked this part, or decided that it wasn't worth casting- nothing is perfect...
NOV 03, 2015 - 09:32 PM
Academy's hull looks suspiciously like a carbon-copy of the Tamiya kit, and has both fuel caps. Given the tight location, I found it a pain to shave off.
NOV 04, 2015 - 03:28 AM
That is because it is, as most of the rest of their M60 kits are, with a few improvements, but none to the hull.
NOV 04, 2015 - 06:01 AM
It's been a while since I worked on an Academy M60 kit, but wasn't one of the improvements over the Tamiya kit separate handles on the hull fender stowage bins? ISTR that when I built the M60A1 Blazer kit years and years ago... Damon.
NOV 04, 2015 - 07:25 AM
Will this work on the Dragon kit???
AUG 10, 2016 - 02:21 PM
I'd be reluctant to try it unless someone can confirm it works. The Dragon kit has a lot of dimensional errors so things like the mantlet may not line up
AUG 10, 2016 - 03:57 PM
How about fitting the set to the AFV Club kit?
AUG 10, 2016 - 07:05 PM
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