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M1078 LMTV (Armor Cab)
M1078 LMTV (Armor Cab)
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by: Jim Starkweather [ STAFF_JIM ]


Originally published on:
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SUMMARY
Highs: The typical production quality we have come to expect from Trumpeter.
Lows: At around $60(USD) the cost may be an issue for some modelers.
Verdict: Overall another solid offering from Trumpeter.
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 01009
  Suggested Retail: $65 USD
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  PUBLISHED: Apr 22, 2013
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 89.91%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 84.63%

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About Jim Starkweather (staff_Jim)
FROM: CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES

I started building models in 1971 when I was 6. My first model was a 1/32 P-40 Warhawk. Revell I believe. From there I moved onto the standard cars, Apollo spacecraft, and other kid orientated kits. I don't know what got me started on Armor. I must have seen a Monogram tank kit one day and said "Mom...

Copyright 2017 text by Jim Starkweather [ STAFF_JIM ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of TankRat's. All rights reserved.


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Comments

Thank you for a nice review Jim! I watch your shorts even if I have the kit reviewed already just to get another perspective before starting. I like the close up series at the end. Looking forward to your comments on more modern stuff as the MTVR, more Live Resin, etc is coming out now. Thanks for your effort
APR 22, 2013 - 06:33 PM
Great preview Jim. Keep them coming.
APR 22, 2013 - 07:55 PM
Thanks for review Jim! But why Trumpeter's "little trucks" are so expensive? One of this is more expensive than a BTR, that has complete interior.
APR 23, 2013 - 11:27 AM
Great video, Jim! Very helpful!
APR 23, 2013 - 11:37 AM
Good video Jim. I'd like to pick one up,but a couple of things are stopping me.#1 the roof hatch permantly closed and #2,as Marco mentioned,WHY are they so expensive?The Stryker mortar carrier is just over $20 with a completly detailed interior.I really don't see spending $60 to$70 on this kit. Tom
APR 23, 2013 - 04:04 PM
This was one of the most inspiring video reviews. I have seen for the type of subject that I would like to have. It will help make me to decide to put it in my list of things to get. I like the layout of your videos and I want to complement you on your professional presentation on the subjects that are changing this hobby.I hope there are many more to come. Happy Modeling wdecicco
APR 24, 2013 - 09:59 PM
I agree with the others Jim, great video presentation, very professional indeed. Although the subject isn't my cup of tea I still watched the whole review
APR 24, 2013 - 10:01 PM
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