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Kinetic: M3A3 Bradley CFV
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Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 05:54 AM UTC


Bill Cross reviews Kinetic''s M3A3 Bradley Cavalry Fighting Vehicle (CFV), an improved version of the previously-released Orochi kit.

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Posted: Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 08:02 AM UTC
Nice!

And very reasonably priced too
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Posted: Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 08:54 AM UTC
Tempting!!
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Posted: Monday, June 17, 2019 - 04:20 AM UTC
Georg Eyerman has promised me a build feature of this kit so y'all can see it finished.
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Posted: Monday, June 17, 2019 - 07:17 AM UTC
Kinetic did a pretty good job of fixing most of the shortcomings in Orochi's product. They were still not able to fix the missing bolt heads on the left side of the hull and the TOW loading hatch on the rear deck due to how the molds were designed.



Also, as a note, the tracks in the Orochi kit were not incorrect or wrong. Kinetic made a conscious effort to include the newer T161 tracks that are seen on the latest versions of Bradleys. They came out nicely too. They do present another problem though. The ERA blocks are only used in combat and haven't been used since Iraq (we left in '11 with heavy forces). An M3A3 with T161 track should not have the ERA blocks on it. This is sort of addressed in the instructions by giving you the option of not adding the ERA, but it deosn't say why. You also have to add back a bunch of bolts that are not addressed in the instructions.

Here is more on that from my Orochi M3A3 Review.

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Posted: Monday, June 17, 2019 - 07:31 AM UTC
Thanks, Gino, I have incorporated that into my review and credited you.