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Tamiya: M3A1 Scout Car
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 10:39 PM UTC


Rick Cooper reviews and builds the White M3A1 Scout Car in 1/35th scale from Tamiya.

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Thanks!
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 07:08 AM UTC
It is something of a nice touch to see a Russian figure with Asian features, you don't often see that despite how many Russians are from the Asian 2/3rds of the country.
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 10:19 AM UTC
Many thanks Rick for this useful review & built. It makes me thing of both buying this Tamiya Scout and building it along the Hobby boss which has been in my stash for years... I've re-started an AFV Valentine thanks to the Tamiya recent release. I am not trying to do any comparison tests but one build seems to feed the other one.

And yes the russian figures look superb also !

Thanks again
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 10:33 AM UTC
Looking at the box you can't help but feel that you've seen this kit released earlier; that's what it was like for me. I actually thought that this was a nostalgia build as I like to call them, rather than a new release that -hopefully- owes nothing to Italeri.
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 12:33 PM UTC
Oh Man Frank!! Good call and a bonehead omission by yours truly. I should have been yelling form the rafters this kit has NOTHING in common with the earlier Peerless Max later Italeri kit....other than they are both styrene plastic and come in a box.

Completely new from the bottom to the top, nothing re-boxed at all, rest assured everything is a new tooling.

Cheers,
Rick
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Posted: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 - 01:14 PM UTC
Good to hear considering the box reminds me of the Tamiya releases from the seventies & eighties. Back when kits like this cost five to ten bucks and paint was a quarter.
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Posted: Friday, November 09, 2018 - 01:30 PM UTC

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Good to hear considering the box reminds me of the Tamiya releases from the seventies & eighties. Back when kits like this cost five to ten bucks and paint was a quarter.



Ah, the good old days! I remember them well! I think I was making $1.50 an hour(?) Glad I broke the 2 dollar barrier!!

Rick
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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2018 - 12:38 PM UTC
It's at times like these I regret having a stash. I have the Italeri one and the HB one so I won't be getting this one which is a shame - the engineering is so excellent with Tamiya kits . I am officially cut off from buying new kits
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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2018 - 01:25 PM UTC

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It's at times like these I regret having a stash. I have the Italeri one and the HB one so I won't be getting this one which is a shame - the engineering is so excellent with Tamiya kits . I am officially cut off from buying new kits



Here's the answer to that...trade, sell, or give away those old kits in your stash, then you can buy the new ones. A long time ago I made a pact with myself (and my wife) that I'd get my stash down to about 200 kits that I really wanted to build, and I'd get rid of the rest-- which was a daunting task since I'd been collecting kits since 1959, and owned 2000+ kits. It took me ten years but I finally made it to about 200 kits, give or take one or two (they are not all large kits, some are figure sets, some are in smaller scales, so storage is not a problem "sometimes"). What I did was "upgraded"--occasionally, I'd get rid or five or even ten older kits by trading for a single newer "up to date" kit, or sometimes, I'd trade or sell to a LHS just for paints and supplies. I know, it's hard to part with 'em sometimes, but you'll feel better for doing it. Take your two M3A1s, add something else to them, and "trade up" for that Tamiya kit!
VR, Russ