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SINCGARS VHF Antenna AS-3900
Maki
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Posted: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 03:11 PM UTC
Live Resin released number of vehicle accessory set in 1/35 scale. This review covers their SINCGARS VHF Antenna AS-3900/VRC (30-88 Mhz) with Base Matching Unit (LRE 35158), a set offering a significant revamp to antenna bases on most plastic models depicting modern US vehicles.



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Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 02:08 AM UTC
Good review, Mario.

While these are a step-up from kit parts, I doubt I would buy them, since you still have to fiddle with the antenna itself. There are PE & brass alternatives from Voyager and others.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 02:42 AM UTC
Now if someone would just make a good VIC 1 intercom system and a set of AFV dome lights we would be in business
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Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 02:56 AM UTC
James,
Check out Mouse House Enterprises. They had/have a VIC-1 system in resin that they marketed for the M113 that had the 1780 and Charlie Boxes. I never ordered it but thought hard about ordering several times, especially for my stalled M1064A3 build.


As for the Live Resin products, the mounts and matching units are nice but I guess that it is up to the modeler to come up with the rest of the antenna... Perhaps a better alternative is that LR would leave a cavity in the top of the hex shaped fitting to avoid drilling into that beautiful casting. Just a thought


John
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Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 07:20 AM UTC

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As for the Live Resin products, the mounts and matching units are nice but I guess that it is up to the modeler to come up with the rest of the antenna... Perhaps a better alternative is that LR would leave a cavity in the top of the hex shaped fitting to avoid drilling into that beautiful casting. Just a thought


John



Great statement John. I agree completely. I really wish this had been done as a complete antennae.