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Pascal's M-ATV (Panda 1/35)
KenLawrence
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Posted: Monday, January 23, 2012 - 04:07 AM UTC
Hi Nigel,

FYI, Panda Hobby is a completely new company. It has nothing to do with Panda Models or Panda Plastic.

Best Regards,

Ken Lawrence
PCM, Inc.
Hisham
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Posted: Monday, January 23, 2012 - 04:24 AM UTC
So, have they mentioned anything regarding what future kits they're working on? Just curious

Hisham
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Posted: Monday, January 23, 2012 - 05:20 AM UTC

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Hi Nigel,

FYI, Panda Hobby is a completely new company. It has nothing to do with Panda Models or Panda Plastic.

Best Regards,

Ken Lawrence
PCM, Inc.



Oh

Thanks for putting me straight there Ken!!

Nige
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Posted: Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 05:11 PM UTC
With the Kinetic kit arrival there is a comparison between the 2 kits on PMMS.

http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/reviews/vehicles/kinetic/k61007.html


With some other internet guys I make a little tires size comparison :

bulivyf
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Posted: Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 08:15 PM UTC

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With the Kinetic kit arrival there is a comparison between the 2 kits on PMMS.

http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/reviews/vehicles/kinetic/k61007.html


With some other internet guys I make a little tires size comparison :




Pascal,
your measurements, and the table made ​​me happy because my wheels are only 0.15 mm larger. When you take into consideration the reduced form during casting, it's a good size.
Miloslav
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Posted: Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 09:16 PM UTC
Milo,

I'am not sure, but you have 2 M-ATV wheels set in production ?
bulivyf
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Posted: Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 10:16 PM UTC

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Milo,

I'am not sure, but you have 2 M-ATV wheels set in production ?


No, I have three type in production.
Sascha
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Posted: Friday, January 27, 2012 - 11:53 AM UTC
Hello Pascal, your MATV looks great. With the CROWS II i think it looks better. Verry nice Vehicle.
gloucesternige
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Posted: Friday, January 27, 2012 - 10:39 PM UTC
Hello Pascal,

Having looked at your build, I just had to have one of these kits, and it just arrived from Hong Kong this morning. The first thing I noticed was the weight of the box!!

It sure looks like a really nice kit??

Having read the PMMS review, it would appear that the Panda is the better of the two kits?

Thankyou for introducing me to this kit.

Nige
pascalbausset
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Posted: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 - 06:28 AM UTC
Some new pics before putting antennas and rear view mirrors









afv_rob
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Posted: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 - 06:38 AM UTC
Well, that looks awesome Pascal! Just goes to show that although the Panda kit may be a little rough it can be made into a pretty smart looking model.
HeavyArty
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Posted: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 - 06:52 AM UTC
It is coming out really nicely. I just got mine in the mail today. I may have to start on it soon.
pascalbausset
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Posted: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 - 07:31 AM UTC

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Well, that looks awesome Pascal! Just goes to show that although the Panda kit may be a little rough it can be made into a pretty smart looking model.



I totally agree with you
Hisham
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Posted: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 - 07:44 AM UTC
It turned out looking really nice

What did you use for the black wiring?

Thanks a lot for sharing
Hisham
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Posted: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 - 09:08 AM UTC

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It turned out looking really nice

What did you use for the black wiring?

Thanks a lot for sharing
Hisham



I use soldering wire painted in black for this
tanknick22
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Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2012 - 10:56 AM UTC
I just got mine and suggestions or advice on this kit
tanknick22
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Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2012 - 11:40 AM UTC

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I know I've pointed out the kits failings ad nauseum, so I won't here. Your build is looking good. Canc we see a shot of the left side fuel filler area? I'd like to see how that turned out.

Shall we expect a Pascal's Maxx Pro MRAP thread soon?



Yes I 'am waiting for my Maxx Pro
I try to take this pics, but as Ihave just painting the rear wheels protections that is not clear.


I will make another later
Some news pics







what did you use for the screen in the cargo area?

pascalbausset
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Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2012 - 02:59 PM UTC

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As some people ask me, the mesh in the cargo bed are PEcoming from Scale Link (UK), reference SLF081

HeavyArty
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Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2012 - 03:39 PM UTC
The wire mesh on the sides of the cargo bed may look cool, but I have not seen it on any actual vehicles nor can I find any photos that show it installed on any actual M-ATVs. Do you have a photo that shows it installed on any M-ATVs?
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Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2012 - 04:12 PM UTC
Simply beautiful! Don't mean to be picky, but aren't the wheels supposed to be black, like the rires?

Peu importe, elle est tout simplement superbe, ta maquette! J'ai commencé la mienne, mais je suis très lent

pascalbausset
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Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2012 - 04:38 PM UTC

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The wire mesh on the sides of the cargo bed may look cool, but I have not seen it on any actual vehicles nor can I find any photos that show it installed on any actual M-ATVs. Do you have a photo that shows it installed on any M-ATVs?



Yes of course
One for example


Another with plywood wall :



pascalbausset
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Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2012 - 04:40 PM UTC

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Simply beautiful! Don't mean to be picky, but aren't the wheels supposed to be black, like the rires?

Peu importe, elle est tout simplement superbe, ta maquette! J'ai commencé la mienne, mais je suis très lent




Merci cousin !!

The inner wheels can be tan yellow or black painted !! See the pics on previous post
HeavyArty
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Posted: Friday, February 10, 2012 - 12:07 AM UTC
OK, I guess the mesh was a one-off installed by the crew, like the plywood. Looks good.
Hisham
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Posted: Friday, February 10, 2012 - 12:36 AM UTC
Off topic... I just thought that last pic was interesting.. I guess some modelers would argue that the two "figures" are not in the same scale

Hisham
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Posted: Friday, February 10, 2012 - 02:23 AM UTC

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OK, I guess the mesh was a one-off installed by the crew, like the plywood. Looks good.



Gino,
When we first got the M-ATV's, a solution was sorely needed for that bed wall issue. I saw everything from HESCO's to plywood and sheets of aluminum, really it depended on how close to the flagpole you were and your maintenance facilities. I hear they have since put out a factory kit to fix that as the M-ATV already has serious issues burning and a big old sheet of plywood tends to catch fire and make things worse, as do HESCO's that still have the fabric in them.

If you want I can dig up some pictures of the various styles of bed walls I have.

If you are really interested in learning more, I assume you have a SIPR drop, look up "The M-ATV, first 90 days of fielding" It is... enlightening.