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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2018 12:00 p.m. PST

"I imposed on R.U.P. to bring over some of his models so that I could get some side by side photos. He had some QRF kits of the M-60 in his collection and was kind enough to oblige me. R.U.P. had found the QRF models to be less than satisfactory but they were the only ones available when he was assembling his forces for Rock the Casbah."

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crazycaptain03 Sep 2018 4:19 p.m. PST

The PSC model looks better in many ways.

Joe Legan Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2018 6:50 p.m. PST

Wow! Not much contest there. One thing I really like about QRF is you can buy your vehicles singly though. Great for skirmish gaming. I never need 5 tanks. I am impressed with the detail on the plastics though. Have bought some Battlefront ones and they are great.

Joe

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2018 3:32 a.m. PST

IMO its like comparing limes and lemons. The M60A3 had a totally different shaped turret to the M60. The QRF M60 also doesn't have the CWS cupola like the A3 version has. Therefore it is lower in height. If you placed the Magach closer to the PSC A3 then sizewise there wouldn't be a lot in it except for the cupolas of course.

The PSC model also has its weaknesses. Skimpy detail on the treads and very much overscale side rails on the turret.

The best 15mm model IMO is the BF model. The only problem with this model are the poor light cluster details on the front. No problem for me as I scrounged some PSC light clusters from a club colleague who thought they were to fiddley too apply. As I was building the Magach 6a the smoke launchers were also carved off as well. The resultant tank is a really good representation of the Magach 6A.

Lion in the Stars04 Sep 2018 5:29 a.m. PST

I thought the M60's turret was taller than that, the QRF plain M60 model doesn't look right.

*google*

Hrm. M60A1 had a different, taller turret than the M60-no-suffix.

So this comparison isn't as valid as I thought it was.

But my favorite-looking M60 is the Starship. I know it was a piece of junk, but it looks so scifi!

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2018 6:34 a.m. PST

That's spot on mate

The difference between the A3 and A1 seems to be the CWS cupola .I am assuming both BF and PSC models are both correct in this regard and the cupolas are slightly different.

The PSC model may have disappointed some, as the A3 was more common I believe with the thermal insulated gun.

I have had to learn a lot about the M60 in service with the Israelis as the BF versions are built incorrectly for the 73 war as shown in their rulesbook . The versions they have built were post war and that's despite the parts to build the 73 war version being included in the kit.

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