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Louie N Supporting Member of TMP02 Sep 2012 12:32 p.m. PST

Here is the QRF VAB 4x4 Wheeled APC. This is a workhorse vehicle of the French armed forces. I read the 6x6 version is only for export and not found with the French forces.

The QRF VAB is a nice vehicle; there was still the mold lines and flash to clean up.

The machine gun hatch was however not very suitable to the model. It was a hatch, a cover, and the machine gun, but it was unclear how the parts were meant to go together.

My searching showed that many VABs are upgunned with 50 cal machine guns. I happily discovered that the 50 cal machine gun mount from Irishserb's VBL fit perfectly in hatch hole of the VAB.

Enjoy and thanks

Personal logo Sparker Supporting Member of TMP02 Sep 2012 2:09 p.m. PST

Thanks mate an honest and useful review. Where occasionally, in my opinion, QRF are behind the curve in sculpting and production quality, I think they more than make up for with the depth and breadth of their ranges…

Personal logo GeoffQRF Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Sep 2012 2:11 p.m. PST

I was just thinking that mould was looking a little soft, and had just sent this to Chas for him to look at.

Personal logo Chuckaroobob Supporting Member of TMP02 Sep 2012 8:34 p.m. PST

I've always dug the VAB, although the 6 wheeler is my choice.

Grishka03 Sep 2012 1:41 a.m. PST

I have a few of these, and I thing they are a bit too flat compared to the one I have seen in real life.

they should be a bit more thick.

Personal logo GeoffQRF Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Sep 2012 5:49 a.m. PST

…many VABs are upgunned with 50 cal machine guns

Initial 0.50 additions were prone to injuries from over exposure and roll-over, which led to the VAB TOP program:

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…a bit too flat compared to the one I have seen in real life

We often find that problem is more to do with perception. It's a pretty 'flat' vehicle.

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(most of the versions you are seeing now have additional armour packs added)

Of course if you really want to pimp up your VAB:

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Risaldar Singh03 Sep 2012 12:05 p.m. PST

Geoff, does this mean that QRF is going into the resin aftermarket business for its models ? <G>

Personal logo GeoffQRF Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Sep 2012 12:46 p.m. PST

Yes, and 127 separate parts…

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