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REVIEW
Soviet JS-4 Heavy Tank
CMOT
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ARMORAMA
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England - South West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 05:50 AM UTC
Matt Flegal reviews one of Trumpeter''s newest offerings, the Soviet JS-4 heavy tank.

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Thanks!
acebatau
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 06:24 AM UTC
Matt, thanks a lot for the great review, it's very helpful


JPTRR
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RAILROAD MODELING
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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 08:11 AM UTC
Matt, very informative review. I will research the Is-4.
Bizarre
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Akershus, Norway
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Posted: Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 08:14 AM UTC
Guys, on Facebook Adam Wilder is building and superdetailing one, please check fb page Wilder.
gharker
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British Columbia, Canada
Joined: May 21, 2014
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Posted: Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 07:06 PM UTC
Interesting that the PE says 2012.
easyco69
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Monday, August 18, 2014 - 12:49 AM UTC
I like Trumpeter Russian armor..kewl stuff.
ninjrk
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Alabama, United States
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Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014 - 10:11 AM UTC
I am really glad that Trumpeter has stepped up to all of this experimental Russian stuff. Especially as they are doing a genuinely fine job at them. This kit is easily at the level or Dragon's smart kits or recent Tamiya in detail.
PantherF
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Indiana, United States
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Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014 - 10:26 AM UTC
Great job Matt!

Russian armor and it's by Trumpeter... can't go wrong with THAT combination!




Jeff
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014 - 03:38 PM UTC
ninjrk, this wasn't experimental. They built about 700 of them!
hummingbird
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 12:52 AM UTC
I have it .. love it ... the casting texture really could use some improvement ... and the price... dang .. £54.99 for this is quite high .