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Panhard EBR Wheel Set
Panhard EBR Armored Car Wheel Set
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by: Jim Starkweather [ STAFF_JIM ]


Originally published on:
Armorama

SUMMARY
Highs: 3D print quality detail is excellent.
Lows: At $80 for a set it won't be for everyone. Potential accuracy issues noted from scanning some reference photos.
Verdict: This set is only as good as the 3D CAD design behind it. If there are any errors it may not live up to the price.
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 445
  Suggested Retail: 79.99
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  PUBLISHED: Nov 21, 2013
  NATIONALITY: France
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 89.91%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 95.00%

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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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Jim, the reason the test shot wheels have a clear look to them compared to the ones you received is because they were coated with Future floor finish. Click2Detail has on their website tips for finishing the surfaces.
NOV 21, 2013 - 09:45 PM
Marvellous !! Finally a reliable source for these wheels. Buying from Azimut is so painful that I was considering scratchbuilding the wheels I will need ....
NOV 22, 2013 - 02:58 AM
Jim, this review would be really helpful if you showed how to finish one of each type in accordance with C2D's instructions and painted them, then took the close-up photos. Mike, maybe you could do this and post it YouTube and link it from C2D. The question I always hear is "What do these look like finished and painted?" KL
NOV 22, 2013 - 08:34 AM
Here's the page that talks about the use of Future. Thanks Mike for that info. In case anyone is unaware Mike is the CAD designer who did this project/item. LINK Here's the image in question: Cheers, Jim
NOV 22, 2013 - 11:14 AM
@Kurt, I agree I just don't have time to finish most of the stuff I create since I'm on the road so often for the Air National Guard. I hope to team up with someone who can finish and paint some of my items for display.
NOV 22, 2013 - 11:23 AM
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