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Unboxing the New Tamiya SU-76M
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Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 02:44 AM UTC
Jim gives us a preview of this new release soon to be on shelves world-wide. This is a new tool kit for Tamiya of a beloved Soviet tank destroyer, the SU-76M

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Thanks!
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Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 03:03 AM UTC
Nice,a crew too.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 03:29 AM UTC
It is interesting to see Tamiya starting to add aspects that have been dropped by many of late. This does look a very promising model.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 03:32 AM UTC
I feel a few Korean War focused builds coming to my bench soon...
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Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 03:44 AM UTC
Great one with a crew! And look at the head of this one :
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Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 03:45 AM UTC
It clearly inspired the figure I guess!
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Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 03:45 AM UTC
Excellent, thank you Jim!
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Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 03:47 AM UTC
Great review. But most link'n'length tracks are usually moulded in with the other parts on the sprue, it's only full Indi links that always come on their own sprues.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 04:40 AM UTC


Lol...yeah I did think that face looked a bit Putin-esque for sure.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 06:49 AM UTC
Great review, Jim ! If you don't have any other requests for a build review, I may be interested. Thanks !
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Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 07:39 AM UTC
Hi;

"NICE JOB JIM"-- The kit looks like it will be A Good one. The one question, I have to ask is Why A Three (3) part lower Hull Tub Which makes me think its somebody else's Mold. Tamiya has never made A kit with A three part lower hull. IMHO it would have been Better with the Normal one part lower tub that we have come to expect from Tamiya

CHEERS; MIKE.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 08:57 AM UTC
thanks jim wonderful kit!
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Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 08:58 AM UTC
Tamiya is no alien to multi-piece lower hull parts, a good deal of the 1/48 scale armour feature multi-piece hull assembly and the 1/35 Marder III from 2001 had it AFAIK.

I can say with much certainty that the SU-76M be a great kit out of the box, should be quite popular with fans of self-propelled guns and WW2 Soviet armour. Most if not all of Tamiya's current generation of plastic model kit figurines benefit from 3D scanning technology. Perhaps they managed to capture Vlad's likeness using just that.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 10:08 AM UTC

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I have to ask is Why A Three (3) part lower Hull Tub Which makes me think its somebody else's Mold.



Flat molding allows the hull pieces to be thinner than if they were part of a tub. Tasca has shown that it is possible to make a multi-piece hull that fits together perfectly and I'll bet Tamiya is just as capable.

KL
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Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 07:40 PM UTC
Didn't there BT-7 kits have multipart hulls, why yes they did.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 08:44 PM UTC
The last 1/35 release they did (M4A3E8) had an flat pack moulded hull too.
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Posted: Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 12:53 AM UTC
good review; cool subject; I concur with the comments on the hull; I just bought the new Easy 8 Sherman (#35346) and it has a multiple-piece hull; I prefer the "tub" style but Tamiya is known for solid fit so there shouldn't be any worries; anyway, nice new kit from Tamiya; just might have to think about picking one up
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Posted: Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 02:31 AM UTC
Excellent review, Tamiya has captured the essence of the "Suka" or "Suchka" I built the DML/Alan offering a number of years ago. Will be good to see how this one stands next to it in comparison. I'd like to see someone do a regular, fully enclosed SU-76 though.
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Posted: Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 07:07 AM UTC
VERY HAPPY Tamiya makes one now. I plan to get one. I have wanted an SU-76 since (don't snicker) playing Squad Leader. I had the Alan kit and thought it looked too traumatic to build. Sold it.

LOL - Tamiya isn't the first one to sculpt Vlad's face for a figure. Saw one in a review here just a week or so ago.
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Posted: Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 06:24 PM UTC
LOL. that head!
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Posted: Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 06:26 PM UTC
pin marks on the outside of the hull sides, wth?
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Posted: Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 11:48 PM UTC
I have to stop watching these reviews. My dear wife already doesn't understand why I buy more kits than I build...and this one looks great. The tarp railing on the back is crying out for brass replacement though... :-)
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Posted: Friday, February 12, 2016 - 02:35 AM UTC
Cool, didn't realize this was an actual Tamiya tool, just figured it was another company's kit reboxed into a Tamiya box.

Nice to see it is their own, I will likely bring this in to my shop now one it is out here.
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Posted: Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 10:02 AM UTC
Nice review, thanks