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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 01:00 PM UTC
The classic M3A1 Combat Zone Armoured Vehicle from Monogram is available again through Revell.
A 1/35 scale military kit with features including extra storage boxes and fuel cans, seated driver figure plus 8 crew figures, flexible tracks, and opening doors. Moulded in olive drab and black vinyl.

This is a model from another era, with moving tracks, winch and machine gun. It has 92 parts, and is supposed to be built in five hours. While probably not up to today standards of detail, it has the charm of the old times and will be surely quite fun to build.
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Nope. "American Harvester" was the fictional company I was referring to. I really didn't read most of this other stuff.
MAR 17, 2017 - 01:07 PM
Nope. "American Harvester" was the fictional company I was referring to. I really didn't read most of this other stuff. [/quote] Kay! Gotcha, mute button is on! Thanks, Very Respectfully, Russ
MAR 17, 2017 - 01:44 PM
Well as for the why I can remember getting this kit at the Ft. Lee PX Annex back in the day when my Dad was alive and my biggest worry was that Math test on Thursday. I rode my bike there and spent my carefully husbanded allowance on it then rushed home, was greeted by my pet beagle, and soon it was off to build. That's why I might get one, to try to recapture a bit of that fun and also to see what I can do today as opposed to then.
MAR 17, 2017 - 03:56 PM
I last built the Monogram Halftracks in 1968. I was in the Army and bought three kits at the McGregor Range, New Mwxico PX and built them on a table in the snack bar. One was built stock and the second cut up and combined with parts from the third to make a (sort of) M1A1 Scout Car. I also built the Monogram Patton Tank.
MAR 17, 2017 - 06:42 PM
Wow. I can't believe they are re-releasing these old kits... and I don't mean that in a bad way. I recently built the ancient M29 Weasel and did a bit of scratch building of parts for it. I had an absolute blast doing it. I sometimes get some of these old kits and build them as "nostalgia" builds. While not up to today's standards, they can be a lot of fun. And it is fun to see just what a little extra work can do to make them a little better.
MAR 20, 2017 - 12:28 PM
Small world, in the late 70s I was an Army Education Counselor filling in at McGregor.
MAR 20, 2017 - 01:31 PM
I'm currently starting to build an old Airfix 1/35 White Scout Car that I picked up at the old Argyle Model Dockyard in Glasgow back in 1980.
MAR 24, 2017 - 02:04 AM
That old Peerless Max kit sure has been around a long time LINK
MAR 24, 2017 - 08:29 AM
That old Peerless Max kit sure has been around a long time LINK For 1976 its level of detail was amazing. Tamiya was doing one piece solid machine gun mounts and here they were doing multi-part units with full mounts. There was a really good Eduard photoetch set that made it a stunner.
MAR 24, 2017 - 12:00 PM
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