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St. Chamond French Heavy Tank
French Heavy Tank St. Chamond Early Type - Iron Mask Man
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by: Jim Starkweather [ STAFF_JIM ]


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SUMMARY
Highs: Rare subject and time period. Excellent production quality.
Lows: No photo-etch.
Verdict: For WWI tank fans this is a must have.
  Scale: 1:35
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  PUBLISHED: Dec 25, 2013
  NATIONALITY: France
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 89.91%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 87.46%

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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...

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Comments

Jim, the iron mask refers to the chain mail mask that the figure is wearing. This protected the face from 'spatter', flakes of steel that were thrown off when the armour was struck by bullets, splinters etc. British WWI tankers wore a very similar mask. Dave
DEC 25, 2013 - 05:19 AM
Hi Jim. I just received the kit in the mail and can't wait to get started ...Thanks again .. My first look in the box has impressed me ... Takom have done a great job on the details ... Now we'll see how it all comes together.
JAN 22, 2014 - 10:27 AM
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