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Takom M3 Lee and M3 Grant

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  • From: West Palm Beach, Florida
Takom M3 Lee and M3 Grant
Posted by mic53mlb on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 10:22 AM

I don't know if this has been posted here yet but if not .... I have good news Takom is releasing an early M3 Lee and M3 Grant in 1/35 scale due out in August 2017 !! Hobby Link Japan www.hlj.com is taking preorders now. Estimated price $41.69 USD.  Quote:

" Armor modeling fans have been waiting for some accurate kits of the M3 Lee for some time, and Takom is set to deliver!

According to the manufacturer, this kit features hatches that can be built in open or closed positions, link-and-length track assembly that is aided with the use of an enclosed jig, and four kinds of marking options, including Russian markings! "

 

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  • From: Northern New Jersey
Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 10:55 AM
I have seen it posted elsewhere but not here,looking forward to grabbing the Lee.Want to match it up with that Masterbox figure set based on the movie Sahara,should be fun.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 11:36 AM

Lol, I was thinking of posting this here myself! 

I keep hearing different opinions on the Academy Lee/Grant- some say it's a very good kit and some it's terrible. Happy to see Takom jump in though- the few models I've bought from them have been an excellent kits.

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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  • From: West Palm Beach, Florida
Posted by mic53mlb on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 1:37 PM

Tojo72, I'm thinking " LuLu Belle " myself. The Sahara figure set is that the Bogart Sarah or the Belushi Sahara ?? Raider Nation .. in North Jersey ??!! Ya' killin' me !!

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  • From: West Palm Beach, Florida
Posted by mic53mlb on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 1:42 PM

We've been hearing about the Academy M3 kits for years and nothing ! I'm glad someone stepped up, we've needed a modern made accurate kit for years. I'm debating to preorder ...

  • Member since
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  • From: Northern New Jersey
Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 3:33 PM

mic53mlb

Tojo72, I'm thinking " LuLu Belle " myself. The Sahara figure set is that the Bogart Sarah or the Belushi Sahara ?? Raider Nation .. in North Jersey ??!! Ya' killin' me !!

 

It's the Belushi version

Raidernation since "72" you know the story,when I was a kid,Jets and Giants were so bad,so I picked up the Raiders.

 

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 6:39 PM

mic53mlb

We've been hearing about the Academy M3 kits for years and nothing ! I'm glad someone stepped up, we've needed a modern made accurate kit for years. I'm debating to preorder ...

 

Academy released their Lee and Grant kits years ago. Dragon had said they had one in the pipeline for years, but still nothing. I'm sure these new Takom kits will be quite nice. I'm really surprised that Tasca/Asuka has not gone down the M3 Medium path. They share common hull and suspension with their early model M4's.

 

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  • From: West Palm Beach, Florida
Posted by mic53mlb on Friday, July 14, 2017 7:02 PM

Stickpusher, my bad, I meant to say Dragon not Academy. Thanks !

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, July 14, 2017 7:43 PM

mic53mlb

Stickpusher, my bad, I meant to say Dragon not Academy. Thanks !

 

No worries. 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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