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Humvee Crew / AFV Riders
jazza
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Posted: Sunday, February 25, 2007 - 03:15 PM UTC
Here''s sharing out a review on Verlinden''s Humvee Crew (Item #2365) written up Pete Becerra aka EPI. Thanks Pete!

Humvee Crew (Item #2365)



If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
trahe
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Posted: Sunday, February 25, 2007 - 04:53 PM UTC
Pete,

Thanks for the review. I just got this set and am planning on putting them in a M1025 I'm working on. Perfect timing!
Erik67
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Posted: Sunday, February 25, 2007 - 09:44 PM UTC

Quoted Text

and a nice attempt at a M4.



Hi Pete, thank you for another usefull rewiev. What is wrong with the M4 rifle?

Erik
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Posted: Sunday, February 25, 2007 - 09:57 PM UTC
Hey Erik, it's just the front of the barrel. It looks like it has a silencer built on it, that s all. Other than that, it is comparible with Blast or Think-180 M4's.
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Posted: Sunday, February 25, 2007 - 11:28 PM UTC
Pete,

Thanks for the review. I had a distant eye on this kit, but from the looks of it, it has all the pitfalls of Verlinden's other 1/35 OIF kits, namely the lack of chinstraps and the same old gear. I can see that it has uses if one cares to invest more time and money into fixing the issues with it.

BLAST's M-16 and M-4 set would help here.
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Posted: Sunday, February 25, 2007 - 11:44 PM UTC
The AN/PEQ-2 (the big rectangle on top of the foregrips) seems pretty big. Trivial in the scheme of things, but like you said Pete, with that barrel its not helping the case at all. Peter you are right, Blast Model's weapon sets would help but they are so darn fragile.

Thanks for the review Pete.

Jeff
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Posted: Sunday, February 25, 2007 - 11:54 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Peter you are right, Blast Model's weapon sets would help but they are so darn fragile.



Just goes to show that the market is still open to more new and exciting stuff ! Just because someone made it, doesn't mean that it's necessarily the best.

I like the Hobby Fan modern offerings. I hope Hobby Fan can continue to make new modern figures.
Erik67
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Posted: Sunday, February 25, 2007 - 11:57 PM UTC
Thanks for your quick reply Pete. And Jeff, I totally agree on the AN/PEQ (If that is what it is supposed to be).

Erik
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Posted: Monday, February 26, 2007 - 01:45 PM UTC
Do you reckon these guys could fit in either the Tamiya M113s or Bradleys? Pete?
Epi
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 02:43 AM UTC
Jeremy,
They should fit with out a problem. The clearence in a Bardley and 113 kit looks to be much higher than that of the regular Hummer kit with it's regular seats.