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SMA Bushmaster PMV
c5flies
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California, United States
Joined: October 21, 2007
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Posted: Sunday, August 05, 2012 - 02:09 AM UTC
Matt Smith takes a look at the Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle, the first release from Showcase Models Australia.

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Thanks!
arpikaszabo
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Praha, Czech Republic
Joined: February 13, 2006
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Posted: Sunday, August 05, 2012 - 02:26 AM UTC
Nice review. I am building one of these right now. I agree that the kit is a bit crude and some details need to be replaced. I would give it 100% out of gratitude, since it is the only kit available.
Pops53
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United States
Joined: November 05, 2011
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Posted: Sunday, August 05, 2012 - 06:19 PM UTC
Excellent review, Matt. I especially enjoyed the crack about the missing emu, although I understand that the interior includes mounts for the boomerangs and a crew-served didgeridoo!

vonHengest
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Texas, United States
Joined: June 29, 2010
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Posted: Friday, August 17, 2012 - 05:33 AM UTC
Hey, I was expecting and Emu in mine too!

I was a little surprised that the kit was so large, but pleasantly so as it's easier to work with the components that make up the body structure. This will be extra helpful when detailing the kit.
Jockbw
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: December 23, 2004
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 01:01 PM UTC
Arms Corps Models are releasing a correction / update set for this kit some time soonish I believe:

http://www.armscorpsmodels.com.au/ACM35875.html

http://www.armscorpsmodels.com.au/ACM35873.html

and already produce a rather excellent set of the Duke Antennas: http://www.armscorpsmodels.com.au/ACM35874.html
Boggie
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Newfoundland, Canada
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 10:13 PM UTC
I can't wait to see what Jason comes out with, I am certain the sets will excellent.
Adamskii
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South Australia, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 12:48 AM UTC

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I can't wait to see what Jason comes out with, I am certain the sets will excellent.



Ditto. I too am waiting n watching quietly for those items....

Adam
jasmils
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: December 23, 2003
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Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 11:43 AM UTC
G'day guys,
This is the winch at about 80% complete.
Cheers Jason

bat-213
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Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 12:47 PM UTC
looks good so far,i will follow this build close.
terminators
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France
Joined: February 20, 2012
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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 04:43 AM UTC
This Bushmaster is a very good model.

I waited a model of this vehicle for a long time so thank you very much Showcase Models.

I'm surpised that the kit is manufactured in China while Showcase models is an australian mark.
Boggie
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Newfoundland, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2012 - 07:33 AM UTC
Interesting...
http://www.ce-models.com.au/pages/land_air/bushmaster_images.html

Frenchy
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Rhone, France
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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2012 - 07:46 AM UTC
Interesting indeed Bill

The other models are worth a look as well.

Frenchy