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ESCI 1/72 M3 Scout Car
Posted by Matt Sawyer on Thursday, August 08, 2019 3:23 PM

I was just wondering if anyone had any advice on building the old ESCI 1/72 M3 Scout Car? I found one on ebay and got it, only to find many of the parts are crude.Tongue Tied

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Thursday, August 08, 2019 4:21 PM

Hello Matt!

But that's the point of those ESCI models - they let you show off your skill and demonstrate what beautiful model you can build out of that old and simple kit!

More seriously, the thing is how bad do you want to build it? I mean it's a very special type of fun, but you can improve that kit by getting photoetch for it, maybe some 3D printed parts, replacing some armor with thinner styrene sheet or sheet metal - many possibilities you just need some time and will to do it. Or you might just put it together in one or two hours and concentrate on the painting - that could be fun, too. The most important factor is your mindset here. Good luck with your Scout car and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

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Posted by Matt Sawyer on Thursday, August 08, 2019 5:43 PM

Thank you! I never thought of it like that, although I have seen some aftermarket kit for it on ebay. I guess I'll give it a shot! Say, know any reference material on the White M3?

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, August 08, 2019 6:10 PM

Matt-  The Antique Auto Aero Museum in Hood River, OR has one.  They might be able to send you some pics and data on it.  Just do google for WAAAM and they should show up.

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Posted by Matt Sawyer on Thursday, August 08, 2019 6:31 PM

Thank you! But I only saw a phon number and no email.

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Posted by GreySnake on Thursday, August 08, 2019 6:47 PM

Matt Sawyer

Thank you! I never thought of it like that, although I have seen some aftermarket kit for it on ebay. I guess I'll give it a shot! Say, know any reference material on the White M3?

 

Squadron makes a walk around book for the M3A1 #5720. Has really good full color photos of the exterior and interior. Price isn’t bad either it be be had for around $10. 

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Posted by gregbale on Thursday, August 08, 2019 7:26 PM

Also a walkaround on Prime Portal.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, August 09, 2019 1:45 AM

Matt Sawyer

I was just wondering if anyone had any advice on building the old ESCI 1/72 M3 Scout Car? I found one on ebay and got it, only to find many of the parts are crude.Tongue Tied

 

Try this article: https://www.onthewaymodels.com/reviews/CPLOverby/SBrez_COMP_Scout.htm

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