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REVIEW
TBS Model FV4005 Stage 2 Centurion
ColinEdm
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Thursday, October 08, 2015 - 08:45 PM UTC
Jason Bobrowich tackles an in box review of TBS Modelís new 1/35 very big turreted FV4005 Centurion tank conversion.



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Thanks!
C_JACQUEMONT
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Posted: Friday, October 09, 2015 - 02:50 AM UTC
Good review, thanks! I think the ribs on my turret are broken as well, I'll check.

Cheers,

Christophe
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Posted: Friday, October 09, 2015 - 03:48 AM UTC
Thanks. Here are images of the original broken and warped parts when the conversion first arrived. Good packaging and quality control goes a long way and something simple that every model producer can accomplish if the time is taken.

Broken support ribs...


Warped turret bottom...
LeoCmdr
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Posted: Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 11:08 PM UTC
A quick technical amendment regarding the port to the left of the main gun.

I originally thought it was possibly for a coaxial machine gun but upon closer examination of images and a consult with Ian Wright who has scratch built an FV4005 turret the port is likely an optics housing for the gunner.

It would make sense to have the gunner's sight as close to inline with the main gun for bore sighting as opposed to on the turret top.