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REVIEW
Trumpeter BMP-3 Early Version
c5flies
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Posted: Friday, September 17, 2010 - 08:44 AM UTC
Sean Langley provides an In-box review of Trumpeter's new BMP-3 Early Version, which should be a welcomed sight to anyone interested in modern Russian armour.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
vonHengest
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Posted: Friday, September 17, 2010 - 09:28 AM UTC
Thanks for the review Sean, I think it answers a lot of questions people have had regarding this and perhaps the Skif kit. I'm not a big fan of the BMP-3, but seeing those gunships in the background on the box art are making me rethink building one.

I would really love to see some accurate kits of the BMP-1 and 2 in 1/35 styrene.
Karl187
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Posted: Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 01:02 AM UTC
Finally someone gets their hands on this and gives a detailed review. Thank you Sean!

From what was said in the review its not the knock-out I was expecting. I reckon I'll wait and see what other versions they bring out before getting my wallet out.
bison126
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Posted: Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 05:11 AM UTC
Thanks for the review Sean. It is very informative and really shows the gap with the older SKif model !
Yoni_Lev
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Posted: Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 07:04 AM UTC

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From what was said in the review its not the knock-out I was expecting. I reckon I'll wait and see what other versions they bring out before getting my wallet out.



+1

But a heartfelt thank you for the review!
mat
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Posted: Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 08:22 PM UTC
I also have the BMP-3 and I think Sean's review is spot on. Two things that annoyed me particularly is the simulated mold lines on the road wheels which are way to big. Trumpeter did the same on their T-62. I'll have to sand them all off The floor of the 2 crew acces areas just above the engine has to be glued on some kind of support. In my kit the support was too high so the parts did not fit.

Since Trumpeter always supplies these nice coloured sheets with the camouflage colours, it would have been nice if they also included some interior painting instructions. Pictures of the interior of the real vehicle are hard to find on the net. My BMP is now stuck in the painting stage. I hope Tankograd will publish a book about the BMP3 soon
Petition2God
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Posted: Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 04:40 PM UTC
Very helpful review. I am now not so sure if I should get this kit b/c I want to wait for the UAE version.
chefchris
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Posted: Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 12:14 PM UTC
Timely review Ive got one coming to me from Hobby Easy this week...........

Thanks
Chris
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Posted: Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 02:00 PM UTC
For what it is worth, the oop Eduard BMP3 interior set 35567 ( PDF of the instructions is avaialble at www.eduard.cz, search BMP, it's on page 2) has the interior hull mounted mg bodies as well as a pantload of other parts missing from the Skif kit.
Including all the rifle clamps and strapping for the interior positions as well.
The parts in the set really dressed up the innards of the ancient and cruddy Skif kit.
I've got a spare set I hope to use on my Trumpeter kit.
metooshelah
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Posted: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 04:50 AM UTC
i really like the turn trumpeter is taking with russian armor. this kit looks pretty nice, even with it's shortcomings.
chefchris
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Posted: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 01:26 PM UTC

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i really like the turn trumpeter is taking with russian armor. this kit looks pretty nice, even with it's shortcomings.




Wouldn't it be great to see some Russian MBTs as well?