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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Aug 2018 12:48 p.m. PST

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Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2018 7:00 a.m. PST

I was a bit concerned about the tracks as I have had experience with other companies straight resin tracks. You have to heat a segment and curl it around things like a drive sprocket. On some of the others I have tried the resin had a bit of a memory and would at least partially spring back. Apparently not an issue with this company as this review of their Panther tracks shows: link

Here is a review of the companies T-100 tank kit:

Kits of some obscure models (as well as some mainstream) but VERY pricey for 1/72nd.

Andy ONeill07 Aug 2018 8:33 a.m. PST

$67 USD ????
You weren't kidding.

Something up with the panther track …erm… link.
It 404s.

See if this works better

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2018 9:53 a.m. PST

Thanks Andy. I usually check the links I post after putting them in the message but didnt this time.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2018 11:21 a.m. PST

Thanks for the guidance….


Silurian07 Aug 2018 1:26 p.m. PST

Expensive, certainly. The quality of resin work from this company is first rate though, especially the tracks.

And hey, you only need one! And unlike most prototypes/one-offs, this one saw combat.
The Finns captured it during the Winter War.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2018 11:35 a.m. PST

Glad you like it my friend!. (smile)


emckinney09 Aug 2018 12:54 p.m. PST

It wasn't really captured. It just couldn't be recovered for two months. There was no way the Finns could have moved it.

emckinney09 Aug 2018 1:26 p.m. PST

I've never seen a three-turret version of the SMK. Just a design study? I'm sure they never built a prototype.

Barin110 Aug 2018 5:01 a.m. PST

From what I've found, the prototype had 2 turrets, and it was the only one. Indeed, it was sitting on Finnish territory for a couple of months and later recovered by 6 T-28. The tank was scrapped in 1950s on Kirov's plant, even that it was supposed to be shipped to Kubinka museum.

Legion 410 Aug 2018 8:21 a.m. PST

Sorry to hear it didn't make it to the museum. It would have made a good addition and it was quite rare …

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