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Tamiya: French Armored Car AMD-35 1940
CMOT
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Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 05:47 PM UTC


Gabriel Szeitz reviews and builds the Tamiya/ICM 1/35th scale French Armored Car AMD-35 1940.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
multibank17pdr
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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 02:20 AM UTC
Great build and very useful step by step story...

now I just have to follow you path. Or at least try to do so, because your art of painting is thousand miles ahead of mine

BRAVO and thanks for this little Panhard !
JPTRR
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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 10:24 AM UTC
Gabriel,

You have convinced me to get this model and build it. Great review! Thank you for all the detail you wrote up.
petbat
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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 09:04 PM UTC
Good review Gabriel. Enjoyed watching the build too.

FYI, the additional Tamiya sprue was first issued with their Renault UE Carrier as cargo for the trailer the kit comes with.
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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 - 01:35 AM UTC
I enjoyed the review and while the ICM offerings are good value and well-detailed I can't help but be dismayed that Tamiya has seen fit to offer reboxings of Italeri and ICM kits, etc, instead of their own take on the kit. It is not as if the price was an ICM-level one. The inclusion of the accessories, unique decals, etc do little to add value to a kit that is now probably much more expensive than the original offering and begs the question of why I should buy the Tamiya offering and not the ICM one?
Szmann
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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 - 04:42 AM UTC
st Miller, thank you! Well, practice is the only way I know. I wish you good look with your build and, if you have any question, please do no hesitate to post it. The compound modelling knowledge on Armorama is tremendous!

Frederick, I'm glad you liked the review and yes, building this kit can be a very pleasant experience. The ICM released a version on railroad tracks as well.
Szmann
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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 - 04:43 AM UTC
Peter, good info on Tamiya upgrade. Thank you!
Szmann
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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 - 11:23 PM UTC
Frank, that was my conclusion too. If Tamiya would have added a turned barrel or a slide-molded all new turret I would say yes, I'll buy Tamiya. Otherwise... you're right. I was wondering what were they thinking and the only reasonable idea I can come up with is that they may have a more solid standing on the Asian market than ICM has.

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 07:56 PM UTC
Does the trailer come with the Tamiya kit ?or is it aftermarket ?
Szmann
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Posted: Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 05:56 PM UTC
No trailer in this kit. The image was posted for demonstration by Pete. Bronco has released something nearly identical recently.
Cheers!
Gabriel.