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AMX-13/75
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England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: May 14, 2006
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Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 01:41 AM UTC
Pete Gay reviews and builds the Takom IDF Light Tank AMX-13/75 in 1/35th scale.

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Thanks!
burgesse
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Kansas, United States
Joined: November 09, 2007
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Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 05:36 AM UTC
Great review, thanks. I'm building the version with the SS-11 ATGMs. Yours has the early-model two return rollers; mine has four. I like how you handled the tracks, which I have not done yet but I will follow your lead. My hull was warped enough that I had to glue in a thick piece of sheet plastic to straighten it up, but it's fine now.
spstreeter
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Massachusetts, United States
Joined: August 09, 2015
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Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 06:55 AM UTC
Good kit but I thought the tracks were a nightmare.
Saber7
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Kentucky, United States
Joined: September 05, 2005
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Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 07:19 AM UTC
Thanks Burgesses!
Saber7
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Kentucky, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 07:20 AM UTC
The tracks were a bit needy... But patience and slow glue will win the battle! I like the look of single link tracks so it is worth it.
metooshelah
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Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 01:55 PM UTC
great review. i prefer those kind of tracks to vinyl, so I'm happy they are supplied with the kit. will go on my wishlist
Saber7
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Kentucky, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 04:45 PM UTC
Thanks metooshelah!
hanb7323
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Daejeon, Korea / 대한민국
Joined: October 06, 2014
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Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 07:37 PM UTC
Thanks for review
Saber7
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Kentucky, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 10:32 PM UTC
No problem hanb7323!
jphillips
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Joined: February 25, 2007
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Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 06:55 AM UTC
I think I'm going to go with the Tamiya AMX-13, because it looks easier to build. But Takom's decals offer more interesting choices. They should consider selling decals by themselves, like their tank tracks. I might draw and print my own decals.