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M3A3 Bradley CFV Deluxe Edition

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  • Member since
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  • From: Thailand
M3A3 Bradley CFV Deluxe Edition
Posted by Model Maniac on Thursday, November 13, 2014 8:01 AM

Orochi's M3A3 Bradley CFV Deluxe Edition - by "Art Instructor":

There are more images in my latest page plus comments on this kit:

http://falconbbs.com/model79a.htm

Enjoy!

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cb1
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  • From: D/FW Texas
Posted by cb1 on Friday, November 14, 2014 6:04 AM

looks good, the color is nice, some of the details are off, like the rear of the TOW launcher on the left side of the turret. And the rust on the tracks, active duty vehicles did not have rust on the tracks.

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  • From: Burke, VA
Posted by HeavyArty on Friday, November 14, 2014 1:31 PM

In addition to what cb1 listed...The tracks are way too loose.  They should be tight with no slack in them since they are live tracks.  The CITV on the turret roof is on backwards/upside down too.  The flat part should be at the top with the curved/angled parts at the bottom.  The co-ax MG next to the main gun should be at the same angle as the main gun too, they are connected and move together.  The lower parts of the ammo stowage boxes on the rear turret basket should be sand, not green.  Only the covers should be green as the ammo boxes slide down inside the storage boxes.  The glass on the TC's periscopes and the periscopes on the rear TOW reload hatch didn't get painted and should be the same as the driver's periscopes.  The PE bar next to the driver's hatch should be steel as it is the support for the hatch and a clasp slides on it.  It doesn't get painted.  It looks like all the lights are black.  They shouldn't be.  The rear lights are red, front turn signals (ovals) are amber, and the headlights are clear.  Overall a decent effort, just way off on details.  It confirms for me that the datils are a lot weaker than the Meng kits.  I'll stick with Meng.

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  • From: Northern New Jersey
Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, November 14, 2014 2:49 PM

Here is a nice review and build log:

modelerssocialclub.proboards.com/.../orochi-bradley-deluxe-edition-complete

 

It actually comes with metal tracks

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  • From: Burke, VA
Posted by HeavyArty on Friday, November 14, 2014 3:07 PM

Tojo72
It actually comes with metal tracks

It comes with metal tracks, metal barrel, a few resin bags, and a figure in a Blast Suit (which is inaccurate since EOD Teams don't use Bradleys) for about the same price as the Meng M3A3 which is much better detailed.   Meng also offers a full interior as a separate kit.  The Orochi one has many areas simplified such as the TOW launcher and the foot loops on the side skirts.  It is about on par detail wise as the older Tamiya Bradleys.  For the quality and price, the unnecessary metal and resin extras don't make up for the lack of quality to me.  Like I said, I'll stick to the Meng kits.

Meng M3A3 review

And a great build of one at Armorama.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, November 14, 2014 6:35 PM

MM: I really like how AI did the paint, it does have a nice weather beaten look without being really overdone.

Gino: Thanks for the information, if I ever get around to doing a Brad I'll have to look up this post again. The Meng kit looks pretty amazing.

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  • From: St louis
Posted by Raualduke on Saturday, November 15, 2014 12:06 AM

Very nice model .mike

cb1
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  • From: D/FW Texas
Posted by cb1 on Saturday, November 15, 2014 7:49 AM

Excellent link Tojo72: the only thing he did wrong is ignore the rear of the TOW launcher. That guy left the openings and missile tubes the same hull color.

But a nice build and paint job.

cb1
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  • From: D/FW Texas
Posted by cb1 on Saturday, November 15, 2014 7:52 AM

Heavy, I can't wait to start my M2A3. I also want to add the M3A3 with interior to the CB motorpool.

Now I wish Meng would do a new tool M2A0 with interior to round 30 years of Bradley evolution. Yes

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  • From: Burke, VA
Posted by HeavyArty on Saturday, November 15, 2014 8:02 AM

cb1
Now I wish Meng would do a new tool M2A0 with interior to round 30 years of Bradley evolution.

I agree.  An M2A2 ODS with bench seats in the rear would be great too.

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  • From: Thailand
Posted by Model Maniac on Tuesday, December 02, 2014 4:59 AM

Thanks for all kind compliments and comments, esp. from cb1, Gamera and mike!

Impressive Songs:

All 10 Playlists that I created on Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/user/ModelManiacThailand/playlists

Pan Flute Music (300 songs) (Most Popular, over 50K views):

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUNb2zPxGTZO7alagEPsEMzgBkWt4-vKV

El Condor Pasa (Top 50) (World's most famous and my most favorite song):

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUNb2zPxGTZOLKHbju350mLle4HkMhsb8

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Posted by SimsGuy on Friday, March 03, 2017 11:34 AM

I got the deluxe kit for less than half the cost of Meng's kit. Of course, Meng's kit has the interior, but I don't need it. The Orochi kit is an EXCELLENT alternative.

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  • From: Burke, VA
Posted by HeavyArty on Friday, March 03, 2017 6:46 PM

SimsGuy

I got the deluxe kit for less than half the cost of Meng's kit. Of course, Meng's kit has the interior, but I don't need it. The Orochi kit is an EXCELLENT alternative.

Not really.  It is way inferior to the Meng kit.  The Meng M3A3 CFV is also about the same price as it doesn't have the interior included, but as a separate kit.

I have since done a build review of the Orochi kit and see it even lower now.  Check it out to see what needs to be fixed/corrected.

Build Review:  http://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=11172

Gino P. Quintiliani - Field Artillery - The KING of BATTLE!!!

Check out my Gallery: http://smg.photobuck...v231/HeavyArty/?

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell

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