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Trumpeter LAV III
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Posted: Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 08:40 AM UTC
Jason Bobrowich provides a review of the LAV III Wheeled Armoured Vehicle from Trumpeter, a multi-media kit in 1/35.

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Posted: Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 09:17 AM UTC
A very good review you have done here Jason and I particularly enjoyed and agree with your conclusions which clarifies there is better out there if you want to spend 3 or 4 times as much as this costs, but that this kit makes a reasonable and cost effective Canadian LAV III from the box. Well done.
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Posted: Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 03:50 PM UTC
The box art is taken from a photo from combat camera and is a LAV-3 during the operations in Bosnia. And as Jason has mentioned to do an Afghanistan vehicle you must do your research.

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Anthony
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Posted: Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 04:11 PM UTC

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A very good review you have done here Jason and I particularly enjoyed and agree with your conclusions which clarifies there is better out there if you want to spend 3 or 4 times as much as this costs, but that this kit makes a reasonable and cost effective Canadian LAV III from the box. Well done.



Thanks for getting my take on the review Darren.

I honestly never thought in my time I would actually see an OOB Canadian AFV....we modify the heck out of everything!.....and now we have a LAV III, a LAV III TUA, a Leopard 2A6M CAN, and you can easily build a Canadian Centurion variant with AFV Club's Centurion Mk.5/2 / 6 NATO kit.......what's next?
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Posted: Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 04:41 PM UTC

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A very good review you have done here Jason and I particularly enjoyed and agree with your conclusions which clarifies there is better out there if you want to spend 3 or 4 times as much as this costs, but that this kit makes a reasonable and cost effective Canadian LAV III from the box. Well done.



Thanks for getting my take on the review Darren.

I honestly never thought in my time I would actually see an OOB Canadian AFV....we modify the heck out of everything!.....and now we have a LAV III, a LAV III TUA, a Leopard 2A6M CAN, and you can easily build a Canadian Centurion variant with AFV Club's Centurion Mk.5/2 / 6 NATO kit.......what's next?



Canadian squaddies drinking tea OOPS I mean coffee around some Canadian artillery..
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Posted: Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 04:40 AM UTC

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and now we have a LAV III, a LAV III TUA, a Leopard 2A6M CAN, and you can easily build a Canadian Centurion variant with AFV Club's Centurion Mk.5/2 / 6 NATO kit.......what's next?



Trumpeter's Grizzly and Cougar by the looks of things!

Then if I had to guess, an AFV Club Centurion ARV, and a Trumpeter Bison. Grand days indeed.
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Posted: Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 05:02 AM UTC

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and now we have a LAV III, a LAV III TUA, a Leopard 2A6M CAN, and you can easily build a Canadian Centurion variant with AFV Club's Centurion Mk.5/2 / 6 NATO kit.......what's next?



Trumpeter's Grizzly and Cougar by the looks of things!

Then if I had to guess, an AFV Club Centurion ARV, and a Trumpeter Bison. Grand days indeed.



A Centurion ARV in plastic would be outstanding....might as well produce the Centurion Bridgelayer while they are at it!
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Posted: Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 02:50 PM UTC
Great Review Jason
Nice addition
Now we need to wait to see the kit from Milo

Cheers
Seb
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Posted: Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 04:20 PM UTC

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Great Review Jason
Nice addition
Now we need to wait to see the kit from Milo

Cheers
Seb



Thanks Seb.

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Posted: Monday, October 18, 2010 - 06:33 AM UTC
Please excuse my ignorance, but in order to build the version actually used in Bosnia I would need to skip/remove the add-on armor, correct?



Thanks!

-Ales


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Posted: Monday, October 18, 2010 - 06:41 AM UTC

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Please excuse my ignorance, but in order to build the version actually used in Bosnia I would need to skip/remove the add-on armor, correct?



Thanks!

-Ales






Yes, only LAV III in Afghanistan used Add-on armor.
Miloslav
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Posted: Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 05:52 AM UTC
I just opened the box on mine. Nice kit. Time to put cement to plastic.
Great Canadian subject BTW.
Thanks for the review.
Cheers
Bill
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Posted: Saturday, November 06, 2010 - 05:40 PM UTC
Jason

Great review and thanks very much for putting this one up, well done. Who would have thought we'd ever see the day when modern Canadian armour can be built from the box..... yahoo yippee skippy!!

cheers;
Bob

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Posted: Saturday, November 06, 2010 - 05:48 PM UTC
Good review, Jason. Kit looks good and I'd rather build a Bosnian one anyway