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Hobby Boss M4 HST 155 mm
wbill76
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Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 - 08:05 AM UTC
Jan Klarbaek provides an In-Box Review of the Hobby Boss 1/35 kit #82408 M4 High Speed Tractor 155 mm/8 in./240mm variant.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
GaryKato
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Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 - 01:42 PM UTC
Normally I build artillery in the ready to fire position but it's tempting to get this and show it towed. I like having artillery pointing at the opening to my cubicle to tell people to keep away.
jimbrae
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Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 - 02:40 PM UTC
Very nice Review of a subject that has been ridiculously overlooked from the manufacturers for too long.. Anyone remember the NITTO/Blue Box kit?

HobbyBoss is another of these potentially fascinating companies that don't get as much time in the spotlights as they deserve....
MrMox
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Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2008 - 01:51 PM UTC
Thanks!

Im going to start building mine in a few weeks, I have some other things to finish first..... dang

Theres complaints about bad fitting suspensionparts and misalinement - going to be interesting seing how bad it is.

Perhaps a blog is coming
ant88
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2008 - 01:18 AM UTC
I havent done the suspension yeat so I cant comment on that but the front set doest pit properly. The way they have it lined up it interferes with the gear shifter. I had to modify mine to get it to fit properly. I checked my shifter and the plate that it sits on and it doest look like I did anything wrong. Anyone else have this problem? Thanks!
jowady
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2008 - 03:17 AM UTC

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Thanks!

Im going to start building mine in a few weeks, I have some other things to finish first..... dang

Theres complaints about bad fitting suspensionparts and misalinement - going to be interesting seing how bad it is.

Perhaps a blog is coming



Assuming its the same as the suspension in the other M4HST (which I just finished) there is no problem, mine fit together fine.

John
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Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2008 - 12:58 PM UTC
Great review Jan! Plain and clear. Thanks!
I thank those kits are real great and I'm happy some manufactors actually bringing new models in a reasonable price range. I have the M8 HST for AA purposes myself, and I like it a lot.

Paul
KellyZak
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, June 29, 2008 - 04:24 PM UTC
I am in the midst of constructing mine, and I have hit a snag...the cab does not want to sit flush to the chasis, and has a rather large gap all the way round. If I manage to get one side flush, the other side has a bigger gap. I don't want to force it in and possibly break something, not sure what to do here?
Davidstingray
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Posted: Monday, October 17, 2016 - 03:41 AM UTC
Nice review. I just picked one up on EBay for a good deal
robonth
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Haute-Savoie, France
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Posted: Monday, October 17, 2016 - 03:07 PM UTC
Hello,
I build the Nitto one several years ago. I'm sure the Hobbyboss one will take far less work! I have both 155mm and 90mm boxes and they look good.
Cheers
Robert-Jan
165thspc
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Posted: Monday, October 17, 2016 - 08:28 PM UTC
Glue the drive sprockets on LAST and make sure they line up with the rest of the suspension. Mine did not and now I am kinda stuck - gonna have to grind the kit sprockets off and use substitutes from the spares box!

Otherwise a great kit!
165thspc
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Posted: Monday, October 17, 2016 - 09:21 PM UTC
Ya don't have to always build them in firing position