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Louie N02 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

Sparker Inactive Member02 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…

GeoffQRF Inactive Member02 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.

Chuckaroobob02 Sep 2012 8:34 p.m. PST

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

Grishka Inactive Member03 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.

GeoffQRF Inactive Member03 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:


…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.


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

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


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>

GeoffQRF Inactive Member03 Sep 2012 12:46 p.m. PST

Yes, and 127 separate parts…

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