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US M1 57 mm anti tank gun
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England - South West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 07:45 AM UTC
Rick Coopershares with us a build review of the latest 57mm gun from Riich Models. The kit features some very nice detail but also some challenges along the way.

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Posted: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 03:33 PM UTC
Nice review. I find these AT guns on the market are a bit pricey... $34 for an AT gun with no crew & very few accessories? The Tamiya PAK 40 still holds the #1 spot ..cheap...good quality gun, crew & accessories.
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Posted: Friday, January 23, 2015 - 02:02 AM UTC
Thanks for the review. The M1 57mm gun was positively ubiquitous with the U.S. Army in Europe, so it's long past time for somebody to give us a kit.

Too bad the kit has its flaws, but that's the way it goes. :-)

Maybe now one of the big companies -- Dragon, Tamiya, etc. -- will put out an M1 57mm of their own, including a crew.
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Posted: Friday, January 23, 2015 - 02:54 AM UTC
I've just finished construction on Riich's 6pdr AT Gun and am getting ready to start painting it.

Looking at this review, the US 57 mm kit is very, very similar to the 6 pdr. Sprues B and Wa even appear to be the same.

The 6 pdr is not an especially easy kit to build. It is somewhat challenging, but with patience and care it will build into a very nice replica. I think the same could probably be said for the 57 mm.

If you want simple and easy, it might not be the kit for you. But if you want a very detailed replica, I don't think you'll be disappointed.

Light years ahead of the old Tamiya 6 pdr or the Pearless Max cum Italeri cum Zvezda 57 mm kits.