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SAS Jeep North West Europe
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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 12:38 PM UTC
Rob Harvey takes a look at the SAS 1/4 - Ton 4X4 Truck ETO by Dragon Model.

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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 02:13 PM UTC
Hey Rob, real informative review. I would not have realized the problems with the gun shields ect. without your comments here. The last Tamiya jeep I P/U was about 9 years ago and was just the jeep. Just goes to show that research is a very important part of model building, without it you can go very wrong. The up on this kit seems to be the abundance of variuos weapons. I'll be P/U this kit just for the ability to have the Vicker guns for my Vosper. And with some RESERCH, and T.L.C. have a S.A.S. N.W.E. jeep to add to the collection. Thanks again for a real good review and the ups and downs. Bob
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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 10:27 PM UTC
Thanks for publishing this Darren, and to KitMaker Network for the chance to review this.


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Hey Rob, real informative review. I would not have realized the problems with the gun shields ect. without your comments here. The last Tamiya jeep I P/U was about 9 years ago and was just the jeep. Just goes to show that research is a very important part of model building, without it you can go very wrong. The up on this kit seems to be the abundance of variuos weapons. I'll be P/U this kit just for the ability to have the Vicker guns for my Vosper. And with some RESERCH, and T.L.C. have a S.A.S. N.W.E. jeep to add to the collection. Thanks again for a real good review and the ups and downs. Bob



Thanks Bob, i'm pleased you found it useful.

One can certainly put together a decent enough SAS Jeep from this kit, its just frustrating that DML make silly errors. I'll be starting a build log on this very soon.
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Posted: Thursday, November 28, 2013 - 02:38 AM UTC
Got to give credit when it's due. Excellent review so excellent credit to you. Seems to me D.M.L. is only putting 1/2 effort into a lot of things lately. I'll see when I P/U my Japonese troops tomarrow. Pic's showed how tough it will be to make them usable and the B.E.F. will get P/U also. I think more time on thieir end would result in better figures ect. Still, it's the availability of them that sells them. As per your review, a bit of plastic and work should result in a rather good looking jeep. And the spares will be very helpfull.