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REVIEW
GTK Boxer
ColinEdm
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ARMORAMA
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Alberta, Canada
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Posted: Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 09:14 AM UTC
Adie Roberts takes a look inside the box of Revell of Germany's GTK Boxer.



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terminators
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France
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Posted: Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 03:48 PM UTC
Thanks for this review.
adiee68
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 08:19 PM UTC
nice review i might be tempted to get this kit over the hobby boss one
In_War_and_Peace
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ARMORAMA
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England - South West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 08:22 PM UTC
Thank you terminators and Adie68 I have to say that I have been really impressed with the revell version
terminators
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France
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Posted: Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 09:28 PM UTC
I like the symbol with the dog

It can be seen on a real vehicle in Afghanistan on this video.

https://youtu.be/oxlXUlTwFF4?t=40
HermannB
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Bayern, Germany
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Posted: Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 11:12 AM UTC
I hate to spoil the excitement, but the kit need a lot of attention to build a decent model. For all modellers interested, I recommend getting the excellent Photo-CD`s released by Modellbau-Koenig shop:
http://www.modellbau-koenig.de/Literature/DVDs/Referenz-Foto_CD_Boxer_sgSanKfz_A1_i295_48642_0.htm
First, the decal version with the Boxer dog symbol is the A1 version while the box despicts the A0 version. The main difference betwen A0 and A1 is the reversible Red Cross plates, one more camera on the roof and the mine protection plate under the hull. If you compare the boxart with the kit parts, you will notice that some details that are recessed on the real one are raised on the kit. These are unneccessary mistakes and take some effort to correct.
As usual, RoG kits are intended for "average" modellers, with the emphasis on being "cheap" for the sake of details.
P.S.
Building an interior in the model would prove twice difficult since modern German vehicle have VERY complex interiors and are still cramped.