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OKB Grigorov M109
wedgetail53
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 09:57 PM UTC
Review of OKB Grigorov''s new 1/72 kit of the M109 SPG.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
Braille
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Posted: Sunday, May 20, 2012 - 06:44 AM UTC
@PGP000 – Peter,

Splendid M109 SPG build review of one of the most overlooked subjects in any scale. Nice set of photographs showing the finely detailed resin and photo-etched items in the kit, but you didn’t photograph or scan the mentioned A4 instruction sheet? From the photographs that you posted it looks like your example of the 50 cal. gun barrel came with that ‘warped from extreme usage’ or what? (Those on the receiving end of that fine artillery piece just had to try and put it out of commission). Nice going with the brass replacement barrel.

The price for this mixed media vehicle is a bit steep for the budget and one would have to outsource markings, but the detail and parts breakdown of the completed model looks to be right on the money for this modeler! With a few add-ons and good references one could easily build this into an early IDF SPG and after seeing how your completed build turned out, I’ll be happily adding this one to the stash.

~ Eddy
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Posted: Sunday, May 20, 2012 - 07:01 AM UTC
Glad to see this review. I've seen that they have done a number of variations now, but the price makes it something I have to budget for, especially considering I already went on a bit of a shopping spree.
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Posted: Friday, June 08, 2012 - 10:04 AM UTC
Hello Eddy and thanks for you kind comment! Yes, I have not included the images of the instructions, because I meant to add the links to the images on the company website. Here they are:
http://okbgrigorov.com/R_AFV_1_72/M-109/M-109_instruction_1.jpg
http://okbgrigorov.com/R_AFV_1_72/M-109/M-109_instruction_2.jpg
http://okbgrigorov.com/R_AFV_1_72/M-109/M-109_instruction_3.jpg
http://okbgrigorov.com/R_AFV_1_72/M-109/M-109_instruction_4.jpg

As far as the M2 barrel goes I tend to replace MG barrels anyway. I guess something went wrong with the particular catsing - first time I get something warped from these guys. Hopefully everyone else will get a proper Ma Deuce.

Kent - pick a version, I'm sure you'd enjoy building any of the three I can echo the price comment, but for something as rare (postwar SPA) I just couldn't hold my wallet closed.