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A39 Tortoise
staff_Jim
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 11:52 AM UTC
We follow up on our video with detailed photos and brief commentary on the new tank destroyer from Meng Model.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
mshackleton
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Posted: Friday, September 14, 2012 - 12:23 AM UTC
Hi guys
I have now finished building the Meng Tortoise and the 4-part blog can be found here:
Part 1 - http://modelerssocialclub.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=armor&action=display&thread=1957
Part 2 - http://modelerssocialclub.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=armor&action=display&thread=1964
Part 3 - http://modelerssocialclub.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=armor&action=display&thread=1983
Part 4 - http://modelerssocialclub.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=armor&action=display&thread=2030

I hope you all enjoy it.

Cheers
Mike Shackleton
Illini
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Posted: Friday, September 14, 2012 - 03:51 AM UTC
Could this be considered a "Paper Turtle"
CMOT
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Posted: Friday, September 14, 2012 - 04:06 AM UTC
Dave it was built and trialed so as such I would say it is not a paper tank, more of we tried it and decided not to further it.
Illini
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Posted: Friday, September 14, 2012 - 01:35 PM UTC
As foghorn leghorn would say "that was a joke son". Not a good joke, but a joke.

"Paper Tiger" - "Paper Turtle"
asmodeuss
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Posted: Monday, September 17, 2012 - 12:22 PM UTC
Any chance there are aftermaket tracks for this kit? I fell in love with that kit, but those links.... PsheEEew i like sanding but it make me wonder if there is alternatives!

Phil.
arpikaszabo
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Praha, Czech Republic
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Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 08:53 AM UTC
The kit is very nice, almost Tamiya-level moulding. I would just add words of warnings. This tank has the most complicated suspension I have ever seen and it is more tedious to clean and assemble than those infamous Bronco modern indy tracks.
04090
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Posted: Friday, December 28, 2012 - 04:38 AM UTC
04090
Well that was some build and as you say you have to
take your time i have just finished the A39 but i
have not painted it yet,
cyril
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Tuesday, August 06, 2013 - 12:42 AM UTC
Just got one of these beasts today. Looking forward to building it. The suspension does look complex but the rest seems fairly straight forward. I'm giving some thought to finishing it in post-war green and black cammo and in the markings of 79th Armoured Division. Now if only they'd do the Conqueror tank next.