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Vision Model's 75mm Pack Howitzer
keenan
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Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 12:19 PM UTC
Jim Rae review''s Vision Model''s "US M1A1 75mm Pack Howitzer."




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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
jimbrae
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Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 09:38 PM UTC
Thanks for getting it posted Shaun!
AlanL
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Posted: Monday, June 01, 2009 - 04:56 AM UTC
Hi Jim,

Thanks for the review and the links very useful.

Al
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MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
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Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 08:10 AM UTC
Who sells this kit in the US?

EDIT: Forget it, I found it at Greatmodels, which means it's around. Looks like a good kit, especially with the Resicast upgrade that Al McNeilly has in the review queue.
GeraldOwens
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Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 07:39 PM UTC
Thanks for the review, though I do have one note on the kit's construction. From the photos, it appears that the back half of the trail is incorrectly aligned with the forward half. The trail is not straight in real life--the two halves are "hump-backed" when fitted together (the original howitzer with the spoked wheels and one piece trails did not have this angle, which may be the source of the error). The triangular gap visible on the plastic parts should not be there. This angle is clearly shown in the jpg from the actual manual posted with the review.
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Posted: Friday, November 27, 2009 - 04:32 AM UTC

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... it appears that the back half of the trail is incorrectly aligned with the forward half. The trail is not straight in real life--the two halves are "hump-backed" when fitted together.


Gerald, Resicast has released a "fix" of this and some added details. See Al McNeilly's fine review of the upgrade by clicking here.