Takom M3 Lee (Mid)

Tony Lee

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I was ask which M3 I would build next and since the Mid production model was just released recently i'll start with it.

See Ya Later
Tony lee:smiling4:
 

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First Update:

I went ahead and assembled the lower hull and the upper hull to see if there was a problem with gaps as a lot of people that have built the M3 have complained about. I followed the instructions and the casement went together as I expected it to without gaps.
Some have even assemble the casement without the lower hull on a flat surface with no gaps resulting from doing it that way.
My rear deck is not glued down because I need to install a part before I do.

Photos of my results by following the instructions.
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More tomorrow guys and girls
Tony lee
PS: I used no rubber bands or clamps:smiling4:
 

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Nice one Tony, Takom seem to be turning out some very nice kits of late. I will watch this if you don't mind Tony.
 

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Hi Tony
Can't complain about the way that has gone together. Very neat.
Jim
 

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Bogies times six
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I cut the centers of the axles out so I can remove and reinstall road wheels before and after painting.

Tracks coming up next
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Hi Tony,
Looking good so far, I would definately not want to be inside one of these in a warzone.
regards Jim
 

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Hi Tony,
Looking good so far, I would definately not want to be inside one of these in a warzone.
regards Jim
You should read up on these. At the time they were pretty good against what the Germans had and sometime even better. When the Sherman hit the battlefield It was almost like jumpin out of the frying pan into the fire.

Tony lee:smiling4:
 

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Tony .
Dam it, not a sighting of glue anywhere !
You cleaver man ,notice I didn't say old :smiling:
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Tony,
You're quite right about their early performance I just believe wjth that profile and my luck I wouldn't last long.
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Hi Tony,
See you couldn't wait to get your hands on the Lee..... been sorting the etch on the M31 here today.........:dizzy::dizzy::dizzy::flushed::flushed::flushed:, but getting....

Cheers Mike :sleeping::sleeping::sleeping:
 

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M&M yep i'm weak.
Working backward-- Late.Mid.Early,Grant and when the dust settles the M31.
I havn't even looked at the M31,is there more PE than what the other have?
 
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Hi Tony,

Voyager do two PE sets, Had to wait for the larger one and I'm trying to hunt the one down that the fenders are in.....

Good luck with it Tony. Word of advice, check plans against the sprues when you start the M 31. there are a couple of cases where they do not marry up.......
You'll enjoy the build....

Cheers Mike :sleeping::sleeping::sleeping:
 

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Oh don't worry about miss matches I've built enough Dragon kits to be on my toes and paying attention LOL.
Thanks for the heads up i'll be looking for them now.

Tony lee
 
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