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Azimut m113 TLAV
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Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2008 - 04:34 AM UTC
Jason Bobrowich gives us a comprehensive in box review of the Azimut M113 TLAV





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Thanks!
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Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2008 - 04:59 AM UTC
Nice to see more Canadian kit!

For $60.00 you get the base kit and the conversion pieces, I think thats a pretty good deal.

cheers
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Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2008 - 05:45 AM UTC
I am interested too. Looks like something different from the normal shake-and-bake kits I normally do.

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Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2008 - 07:22 PM UTC
Good work Jason, this is a must have I think.
Thanks
Pete
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2008 - 12:15 AM UTC
all we need is some eduard slat armour to go along with!
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2008 - 12:31 AM UTC
Nice review. Those sprockets look a bit scary to work with.

Paul
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2008 - 01:47 AM UTC

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all we need is some eduard slat armour to go along with!



I have already spoken to Eduard's modern armour technical advisor....Miloslav...about that possibility.

The issue at hand is that it is bar armour on the M113A3 TLAV.....bascially the same as the US M113A3 have in Iraq but with some additions on the Canadian version....and not slat armour.

I was informed it is much harder for Eduard to produce slat armour PE due to the lack of brass rod in the Czech Republic.

Hopefully they can overcome that issue and come up with a bar armour set.
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2008 - 02:51 AM UTC
That is a nice looking 113. I'd definitely be interested in one of those. Glad to see more modern Canadian Vehicles coming out.

By the way Jason, I just picked up issue # 36 of AFV modeller-your Centurion is awesome ! I have one question if you don't mind. In the article you state that you used Camoflage Gray on the tank. Is that the color on the upper hull and turret? And is the lower hull and running gear green? Just curious and again a fantastic job-

Rich
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2008 - 03:06 AM UTC

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all we need is some eduard slat armour to go along with!



Hi

Well, the timid amongst us (me included) can build a Cda based version :-)

T
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2008 - 08:58 AM UTC

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By the way Jason, I just picked up issue # 36 of AFV modeller-your Centurion is awesome ! I have one question if you don't mind. In the article you state that you used Camoflage Gray on the tank. Is that the color on the upper hull and turret? And is the lower hull and running gear green? Just curious and again a fantastic job-



Thanks very much Rich....the Gray is part of the four colour pattern on both the turret and hull.

I used the colour plates on Armoured Acorn and some very obscure old photos as my references.

Here is a link to the Armoured Acorn colour plates......
http://www.armouredacorn.com/camcanada.html

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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2008 - 01:11 PM UTC
Wow!! Great review. Looks like something I would get my hands on, but 60 bucks is a little steep..mmmmmmmmm
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2008 - 09:06 PM UTC
Thanks for getting back to me Jason -and for the link. Again, beautiful job on that Centurion !
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2008 - 09:19 PM UTC

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Wow!! Great review. Looks like something I would get my hands on, but 60 bucks is a little steep..mmmmmmmmm



Thanks....For some folks it steep for others not so much compared to other modern resin conversions.....my understanding is that Azimut will be releasing some of the parts on their own.....turret, tracks/sprockets, PE.