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FEATURE: WALKAROUND
M3 Scout Car
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Posted: Saturday, September 11, 2010 - 06:57 PM UTC
Alan McNeilly brings us a walk around of the M3 Scout Car; the pictures were taken at the Military Vehicle Day held at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford on 6th June 2009

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vonHengest
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Posted: Saturday, September 11, 2010 - 07:16 PM UTC
Beautiful shots their Alan, makes me feel like I have a chance at doing justice to a certain 1/35 kit...
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Posted: Saturday, September 11, 2010 - 09:55 PM UTC
This one looks fine. The M3 is actually a difficult vehicle to find in a accurate condition. In the States, they are all 'authentic', in Europe, they are frequently less so.

The reason for this is that many M3s in Europe are are ex-French. When they sold them off, they were torched into three parts - therefore making sure (they hoped) they weren't illegaly sold on - the military threat an M3 would create would be extraordinary

Therefore, many M3s in Europe have rebuilt bodies which are of mild steel rather than armor plate.

It's like the M3 H/T - many of those in Britain are converted M5 or M9s. Those in the States are the REAL deal...
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Posted: Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 02:01 AM UTC

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The M3 is actually a difficult vehicle to find in a accurate condition.



Truth...

and forgive me for being a pedantic nit picking rivet counter but this (and the model in 1/35) is an M3A1, not an M3.





This is an M3:



AlanL
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Posted: Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 02:27 AM UTC
Hi Ken,

Be as 'pedantic nit picking rivet counter' as you like mate, I just took the pics but will amend the title on the walkabout accordingly.

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Al
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Posted: Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 02:30 AM UTC

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Hi Ken,

Be as 'pedantic nit picking rivet counter' as you like mate, I just tok the pics but will amend the title on the walkabout accordingly.

Thanks.

Al



Thanks Al,

I know I don't have to explain my half track/scout car addiction to you mate, you've seen it all first hand for some time now.

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Posted: Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 03:08 AM UTC
Hi Ken,

- I have the same in 1/35 sitting on the window sill in front of me, with 3 wheels and awaiting some radios, yet another one to finish off

Al
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Posted: Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 08:37 AM UTC
Jim: Great info there mate, being in the States myself I don't often realize things like that

Ken: In all actuality it's people like you combined with forums like this that make life so much more doable for the rest of us

Al: I hadn't even touched mine yet