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T3 Transporter Truck
brian638
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England - West Midlands, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 03:54 AM UTC
Brian O''Donoghue takes a look at a new release from Takom this time the T3 Transporter Truck



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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
bill_c
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MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 02:52 AM UTC
Thanks, Brian, for the review. I was not aware of this vehicle, and am glad to see all the softskins we can get.
brian638
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England - West Midlands, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 11:51 PM UTC
Hi Bill,

It is a simple and effective little kit. There a few photographs of this type of vehicle in Bundeswehr service with a hard top on the rear. Once you look at civilian versions the list grows dramatically.

Brian
matt
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New York, United States
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 12:28 AM UTC
I picked one up on a Whim last time i was in a hobby shop... Looked like a nice little kit with tons of possibilities for some sort of PAW setting.
C_JACQUEMONT
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Loire-Atlantique, France
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 08:36 AM UTC
Thanks for the review.

Too bad they haven't included Austrian Army markings, missed opportunity....

Cheers,

Christophe
LonCray
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Virginia, United States
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 05:58 PM UTC
I was wishing for some USAREUR markings, esp. for the van. I rode many of these things in Germany in the mid-80's. Oddly enough, I can only find one picture of a USAREUR van on the internet too - must not be searching the right terms.
Frenchy
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Rhone, France
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 06:47 PM UTC
Here's an ex-US Army that was for sale near Aviano (Italy) back in 2005 :





A few more pics here

H.P.
LonCray
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Virginia, United States
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Posted: Friday, March 20, 2015 - 12:16 AM UTC
I should've known that Frenchy would immediately ride to the rescue with pix - alas that the markings were all painted out when they civilianized that truck. I'm hoping to make decals with USAREUR markings for my T3's - my first custom decals ever!
66fastback
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Oregon, United States
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Posted: Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 12:11 AM UTC
wow I like this one.
Makes me wander if any of these ever ended up as some kind of technical in any of the conflict area's in the past decade.
That would make for a great model.
Well I can always turn it into a what if project.

Eric