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M3A3 CFV
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Posted: Friday, April 03, 2015 - 05:49 AM UTC
Orochi brings us a descent model of the M3A3 Cavalry Fighting Vehicle (CFV) Bradley. If you are looking to build a Bradley CFV, this may be the one to get.

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Posted: Friday, April 03, 2015 - 01:41 PM UTC
That's a fair review - thanks Gino. I like the kit because unlike the old Tamiya and Academy M2A2s it's all there in terms of general accuracy, it just falls down on the details. But Meng's kit is better.

The extra parts in the Deluxe edition are a mixed bag. The metal barrel and track links are excellent (I don't normally like metal tracks, but these are great), the resin stowage is underwhelming.

About the figure - I don't think he's intended to represent a crewmember. Orochi is Takom who often include a figure with their armour kits - The Leo C2 Mexas had an afghan militiaman, the Leo 1A5 a Serbian sniper. I think the EOD guy is just there for local colour.
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Posted: Friday, April 03, 2015 - 03:11 PM UTC
Darren - Thanks for editing and posting the review.

Ed - I agree. The kit isn't bad, just not consistent on the details. Like you said, if you want uber accuracy and details, get the Meng kit.
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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2015 - 02:34 AM UTC
Agreed, Meng. My M2A3 won the "best armor" award at MisquitoCon this weekend, and I credit it all to the base kit.