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REVIEW
Type 95 Kurogane 4 x 4 Vehicle
Merlin
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Posted: Saturday, March 29, 2008 - 11:42 PM UTC


Here's a look at Tamiya's cute little 1/48 scale Japanese scout-car.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 12:14 AM UTC
Nice review Rowan.
Wonder how the Hasagawa one compares to this one.
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Posted: Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 05:30 AM UTC
Hi Rowan!

Very Nice review! I fully agree with your conclusions about the kit. Here's a picture of the finished model...



Dave, I can say that the Hasegawa model is a least more detailed than the Tamiya one. I didn't built the Hasegawa Kurogane yet but I have the kit. There is also an engine included but the hood and the doors are not seperate which is a shame (in both kits). The tyres are also very different . Finally I prefer the way Hasegawa did the canvas roof because in the Tamiya kit you have to use some filler to hide the construction seams.
There are two figures in the Hasegawa as well as an artillery scope, a light machine gun and an infantry rifle. This makes the kit more suitable for military modellers.

To sum up:
You want an easy kit? Pick up the Tamiya version.
You want more detail? Choose the Hasegawa one.

Jean-Luc
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Posted: Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 12:49 PM UTC
Thanks Jean Luc.
Although not my usual scale, I'll surely be picking one of these up.
Just love the "clown car" look to it.
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Posted: Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 01:30 PM UTC
I think that is a very cool looking vehicle. Remember about 30 years ago when VW made the "Thing" which was a Kubelwagen look alike. Wouldn't it be nice if Lexus would start producing these things.
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Posted: Saturday, April 19, 2008 - 06:04 PM UTC
Great review, Rowan! I was already feeling the tug of Hasegawa's version already, but your review has pretty much made up my mind. Although the Tamiya figures are always nice...