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FT 17
CMOT
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Sunday, November 03, 2013 - 07:01 AM UTC
Jacob Hederstierna-Johnsen builds the Meng Model 1/35th scale French FT 17 light tank (cast turret).

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Thanks!
Plasticbattle
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Posted: Sunday, November 03, 2013 - 07:25 AM UTC
Was lucky enough to see this live last weekend. Great little model. Very fine detail and the images dont do it justiuce ... looks much bigger in the images.
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Posted: Sunday, November 03, 2013 - 07:26 AM UTC
An impressive looking model and an impressive build of it.
warreni
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Posted: Sunday, November 03, 2013 - 08:15 AM UTC
Great review Jacob. Model is a bit rich for me for such a small model. And I don't need the interior..
SdAufKla
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Posted: Sunday, November 03, 2013 - 04:14 PM UTC
Nice review, Jacob, and well done on the build, too!

This one is definitely on my "to do" list and I'm anxiously awaiting my copy.

Thanks for taking the time to document the kit and review build so well!
RAM-G
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Posted: Sunday, November 03, 2013 - 09:31 PM UTC
If you would like to see FT-17s in a movie:

http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Battle_of_Warsaw_1920

cdharwins
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2013 - 02:47 AM UTC
Thanks, Jacob. Great job on the model, and great review. I can't wait to get my hands on one of these....Chris
Hederstierna
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Nordjylland, Denmark
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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2013 - 10:55 PM UTC
Thank you all for the nice comments. I'm really glad you found it usefull. I think Frank might be right about the quality of the pictures, bad lighting, so maybe I should try again.
Jacob
mag135
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Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 01:23 AM UTC
Hello, I have received the model today, and I think the tank would have two ammo racks, one each side. The model has only one. The Takom 1/16 kit and the spanish army ones at museums have two racks. Any thoughts? am I wrong?
mag135
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Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 01:30 AM UTC
The racks I have seen extend to the floor, kit ones are short. Different versions?
mag135
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Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 01:31 AM UTC
Nice review. Very good camouflage.
Hederstierna
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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 05:51 AM UTC
Javier
I have absolutly no idea if the Meng interier is correct or not. If you choose the MG versions, there are two ammo racks, one on each side. But if the musseum piece have two racks, I'd go for that. At least you'll have some photographic evidence
Jacob