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Resicast AOP Carrier Mk I
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Posted: Saturday, January 31, 2009 - 04:19 PM UTC
Alan McNeilly provides an In-Box Review of Resicast's AOP Carrier Mk I Conversion for the Tamiya Universal Carrier, a multi-media set in 1/35.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Sunday, February 01, 2009 - 09:20 AM UTC
Hi James,

thanks for getting this one up given all the gallery problems.

Al

A universal carrier of the Royal Horse Artillery tows a captured German staff car and captured swastika flags, near Argentan, 21 August 1944.



Not quite an AOP but...........



Al
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Posted: Sunday, February 01, 2009 - 09:33 AM UTC
Hey Al,
Another interesting review !!
Glad to hear that Resicast have made the instructions and part identification better.
The vague instructions have always put me off getting one of resin conversions.
Cheers

jjumbo
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Posted: Sunday, February 01, 2009 - 09:45 AM UTC
Hi John,

Yes, I like the new style of instructions. This will be an interesting build.

Al
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Posted: Sunday, February 01, 2009 - 09:54 AM UTC
Great Review Al I think im going to buy one as my first resin conversion

:)

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Posted: Sunday, February 01, 2009 - 11:55 AM UTC
Great review Alan. it looks like a great conversion set.

Darryl
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Posted: Sunday, February 01, 2009 - 06:36 PM UTC
Hi James, Darrel,

Thanks guys, glad you found it useful.

Al
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Posted: Thursday, February 05, 2009 - 06:54 AM UTC
Hi Guys,

A couple of references for this one:





Can anyone add any more?

thanks

Al
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Posted: Friday, February 20, 2009 - 01:45 AM UTC
Anyone got any more pics of this one either in Italy or NWE?

Thanks

Al
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Posted: Friday, February 20, 2009 - 05:49 AM UTC
Bully review, Alan!

My question would be:

Of all the various versions of the Tamiya kit one can build, which one yields the best overall results? I thought, for example, that the Bren carrier looked awesome except for the Bren itself, which lacked the crisp detailing of a metal-upgraded MG. And then there's the question of "buildability." Which one goes together the nicest? It would seem from your review the AOP is the ticket.
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Posted: Friday, February 20, 2009 - 09:49 AM UTC
Hi Bill,

I've enjoyed them all so far. The AOP carrier is possibly the most unusual with the full engine build to look forward to. I'll stick pretty much to the rear build sequence something I've altered in all the others, so yes, it was the first one I spotted but the last one I bought.

The quality of the parts has always been excellent with the one exception of the slightly short engine block in the Mk I set I think, but sure fixing it up was all part of modelling. The new instructions are very good overall so it really depends if you want one for a specific setting or something more roving like the AOP.

I've still got the 3" mtr version to have a look at, but the AOP might possibly be the most interesting of them all. I haven't used the Platoon Infantry sets, but all the sets seem to offer a number of possible finishes and styles, giving good choise of finish.

Buildability was good in all the sets I've tried so far, but even with a basic set of new tracks you can still do a nice job on the basic Tamiya kit, with a little bit of imagination.

Kinda take your pic, I have no favourite as I like this vehicle, it was used by just about everybody, everywhere. If you have an old one you could do a gutted carrier, now there's a thought lol, lol.

Cheers

Al

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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2009 - 04:17 AM UTC
Hi Guys,

I'll go for 3rd time lucky here. Anyone got any further reference pics of this one?

Many thanks

Al