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Posted: Monday, October 20, 2014 - 08:49 AM UTC
Darren baker takes a look at the latest re-release of the Spähpanzer 2 Luchs A1/A2 from Revell of Germany.

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Chuck4
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Posted: Monday, October 20, 2014 - 11:14 AM UTC
There are two glaring inaccuracy with the reveal kit.

1. The hull sides below the top of the wheel well slopes inwards at a significant angle towards the bottom, not vertical as depicted in the kit.

2. The gun Mantlet does not leave a gap underneath when the gun elevates.
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Monday, October 20, 2014 - 08:50 PM UTC

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There are two glaring inaccuracy with the reveal kit.

1. The hull sides below the top of the wheel well slopes inwards at a significant angle towards the bottom, not vertical as depicted in the kit.

2. The gun Mantlet does not leave a gap underneath when the gun elevates.



Is it the whole side or just inside the wheel well?
How much should the bottom end be moved inwards? How much narrower should the horizontal bottom plate be ?
/ Robin
HermannB
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Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 04:38 AM UTC
Check here:
http://www.panzer-modell.de/referenz/in_detail/Luchs/Bild_005.jpg
The whole thing requires some major surgery.
HermannB
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Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 04:40 AM UTC
Here a report from a modeller who did the surgery.
http://f3.webmart.de/f.cfm?id=2078181&r=threadview&t=4002602&pg=1
Not a piece of cake.
H.-H.