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jeeves04 Apr 2021 12:21 p.m. PST

Does anyone have a preference on these?

repaint04 Apr 2021 2:49 p.m. PST

they are similar, BF models are a bit simpler to assemble and their HMG a bit less fragile.
It doesn't go much more beyond that in terms of differences.

jekinder Supporting Member of TMP04 Apr 2021 4:21 p.m. PST

PSC have a few more individual parts but you can't beat the price compared to Battlefront.

King Monkey05 Apr 2021 2:15 a.m. PST

PSC halftracks are noticeably smaller than Battlefront.

Col Piron05 Apr 2021 6:02 a.m. PST

Don't BF only make the M3 HT ?

As for cost BF's M3 is 28 GBP for 4 with 20 USA crew (also has one decal sheet, and two Unit cards.) , PSC's M5 is 21.95 GBP for 5 with 40 British/Commonwealth crew .

jeeves05 Apr 2021 6:02 p.m. PST

They make a combo m3/m5 box.https://www.flamesofwar.com/hobby.aspx?art_id=4717

Puster Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Apr 2021 3:04 a.m. PST

I have plenty of those, and do like the opticals of Battlefronts slightly better.

Just personal preference, and not decisively so. When I mounted my Canadians and had to buy 20 I went for PCS for the pricepoint. You can use both in the same army, though not in the same unit.

Martin Rapier06 Apr 2021 6:41 a.m. PST

I've got quite mix of M3/M5s from various manufacturers. Compared to metal ones, the PSC ones are hard to beat and from a storage pov, small is good.

Col Piron08 Apr 2021 2:51 p.m. PST

They make a combo m3/m5 box

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jeeves11 Apr 2021 8:30 a.m. PST

Cool. Just bought one anyway.

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