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Trumpeter M1117 Guardian ASV
California, United States
Joined: October 21, 2007
KitMaker: 3,684 posts
ModelGeek: 79 posts
Posted: Tuesday, January 05, 2010 - 10:48 AM UTC
Brent Sauer provides an In-Box review of the M1117 Guardian Armored Security Vehicle (ASV) from Trumpeter in 1/35.

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England - North West, United Kingdom
Joined: May 02, 2008
KitMaker: 156 posts
ModelGeek: 5 posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 06, 2010 - 05:44 AM UTC
Good, as I bought this a few months ago, and was waiting for someone to give it a go...
Colorado, United States
Joined: February 06, 2002
KitMaker: 1,526 posts
ModelGeek: 4 posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 06, 2010 - 06:25 AM UTC
Great review! Thanks James!
Alberta, Canada
Joined: January 19, 2005
KitMaker: 4,085 posts
ModelGeek: 49 posts
Posted: Thursday, January 07, 2010 - 07:09 AM UTC

Terrific review. You hit on all the points of the kit in comparison to the real vehicle with an informed perspective.

The information in the review shows what Trumpeter included and left out, what the modeller can focus on in adding details and options, and for sure what an aftermarket producer should pay attention to in developing a detail set to make this kit outstanding on the exterior and interior for the current operationally deployed vehicles.

As important as the review it is great to see Trumpeter producing a very good modern kit.

Joined: December 30, 2007
KitMaker: 885 posts
ModelGeek: 32 posts
Posted: Friday, December 03, 2010 - 08:55 AM UTC
Hello Brent,

thanks for your helpful review - made me purchase that kit. My LHS offers it for less than 17 Euro.

I like to take the opportunity for a small update concerning the decals, because they revised the sheet and corrected the wrongly written words TOW and DOWN.

Missouri, United States
Joined: March 30, 2002
KitMaker: 2,605 posts
ModelGeek: 294 posts
Posted: Friday, December 03, 2010 - 10:50 AM UTC
Hi Marco,

I'm glad you found the review useful. It is great to hear that they corrected the decals also.

Check out my build log for the same kit for some info on some of the construction challenges. There is a link at the end of the review.