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Takom M46 Patton
jwest21
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Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2019 - 02:49 AM UTC
I just received my Takom M46 kit and figured I would share some of the sprue shots.

Observations: Nice cast texture, offers link and length T80E1 AND T84E1 tracks. Markings for 9 Korean War tanks, both Army and USMC. No PE. Kit includes the mount over the TC site for the .50 that some tanks had but no .30 cal gun for the original mount, which some had . The cupola is molded with the turret and the periscopes are solid plastic instead of clear. 2 barrels included- 1 slide molded one for tanks without the mantlet cover and a 2-piece barrel for the tanks with the mantlet cover- the canvas is molded as part of the barrel.
jwest21
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Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2019 - 03:05 AM UTC




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Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2019 - 03:11 AM UTC




Naseby
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Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2019 - 03:47 AM UTC
New M46 ? Why wasnt I informed ? Where are my two boxes ? Please take my moneeeyyy, PLEEEEAAAASE
Armorsmith
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Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2019 - 03:47 AM UTC
Really liking the decal options. Hope you plan on doing a build log.
jwest21
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Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2019 - 04:43 AM UTC
I plan to do that here, actually.
TAFFY3
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Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2019 - 04:47 AM UTC
Thanks for sharing, looks really tempting. The MG mount that you mention was an alternate position for the .50 cal.



Definitely tempting! Al
jwest21
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Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2019 - 05:16 AM UTC
They also mounted .30 cals where the .50 cal originally went. I worded my post wrong
BootsDMS
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Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2019 - 05:50 AM UTC
Several, possibly many years ago, I posted the question as to whether or not the M46 ever saw service in USAREUR - I had - and still have the venerable Dragon kit in my stash - and as my intent is to portray kit from the Cold War am still interested if this vehicle was ever based in Germany.

I realise this is probably a gross hijacking of the thread but just wondered whether or not any further intelligence had come to light.

Needless to say, my Dragon M46 is still unbuilt!

Brian
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Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2019 - 06:05 AM UTC
The sprue shots look great and really like all the marking options. Will be picking one these up soon.
TankCarl
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Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2019 - 11:45 AM UTC
Dragon's okay
M4A1Sherman
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Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2019 - 12:38 PM UTC

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Several, possibly many years ago, I posted the question as to whether or not the M46 ever saw service in USAREUR - I had - and still have the venerable Dragon kit in my stash - and as my intent is to portray kit from the Cold War am still interested if this vehicle was ever based in Germany.

I realise this is probably a gross hijacking of the thread but just wondered whether or not any further intelligence had come to light.

Needless to say, my Dragon M46 is still unbuilt!

Brian



Hi, Brian and Everyone Else!

I don't think you were "hijacking" this thread at all. On the contrary, I think you were asking a question which was STILL well within the scope of this thread- I wish that I could answer your question, but I just got home from a friend's place of business. No, it isn't a bar, or a pub as you say in "Merry Old"...

Looks like I'll be buying one of THESE, as well as a half dozen or so of several other new US WWII and post-war kits in the near future... OH MY POOR ACHING A- er, WALLET...
TAFFY3
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Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2019 - 02:38 PM UTC

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They also mounted .30 cals where the .50 cal originally went. I worded my post wrong




Never saw that photo, good to know. Thanks. Al
IDFPaul
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Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2019 - 04:09 PM UTC
Nice that it comes with both track options! Good work Takom. Now make a set of T-96 tracks for M-48s
Bravo1102
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Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2019 - 08:06 PM UTC

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Several, possibly many years ago, I posted the question as to whether or not the M46 ever saw service in USAREUR - I had - and still have the venerable Dragon kit in my stash - and as my intent is to portray kit from the Cold War am still interested if this vehicle was ever based in Germany.

I realise this is probably a gross hijacking of the thread but just wondered whether or not any further intelligence had come to light.

Needless to say, my Dragon M46 is still unbuilt!

Brian


The M46 did serve in USAEUR. I read that they arrived there first with the M26 being stuck in Korea.

It was brief though as the M47 started arriving in 1952. But full replacement wasn't overnight.
BootsDMS
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Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2019 - 10:28 PM UTC

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Several, possibly many years ago, I posted the question as to whether or not the M46 ever saw service in USAREUR - I had - and still have the venerable Dragon kit in my stash - and as my intent is to portray kit from the Cold War am still interested if this vehicle was ever based in Germany.

I realise this is probably a gross hijacking of the thread but just wondered whether or not any further intelligence had come to light.

Needless to say, my Dragon M46 is still unbuilt!

Brian


The M46 did serve in USAEUR. I read that they arrived there first with the M26 being stuck in Korea.

It was brief though as the M47 started arriving in 1952. But full replacement wasn't overnight.



Many thanks Stephen - it might even get built now!
qcarr1
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Posted: Monday, May 06, 2019 - 06:40 AM UTC
Thank you for sharing all that information, Jason! I've been waiting impatiently for the release of this kit - can't wait to get my hands on it! Still not seeing it at my usual online hobby suppliers.
M4A1Sherman
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Posted: Monday, May 06, 2019 - 06:53 AM UTC

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Thank you for sharing all that information, Jason! I've been waiting impatiently for the release of this kit - can't wait to get my hands on it! Still not seeing it at my usual online hobby suppliers.



Give it a few weeks, Quinton- There are a lot of Hobby Distributors out there that will be getting these kits...

Hopefully, it'll be soon...
jwest21
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Posted: Monday, May 06, 2019 - 07:20 AM UTC

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Dragon's okay



Nice work. I found it interesting that Takom molded the two exhausts on the back deck as a solid piece where dragon opened it up. I'll post a pic later to show what I meant
Bravo1102
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Posted: Monday, May 06, 2019 - 08:18 AM UTC

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Dragon's okay



Nice work. I found it interesting that Takom molded the two exhausts on the back deck as a solid piece where dragon opened it up. I'll post a pic later to show what I meant



You can see it in the sprue pictures. Each muffler and exhaust pipe is one solid piece. In this age of slide molding they didn't even mold the pipes as separate tubes. Wow. But I really like the shape on the canvas covered barrel.
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Posted: Monday, May 06, 2019 - 09:11 AM UTC
Hmmmm. Sure is a sharp looking kit. Marvelous decal array as well. I built the Dragon kit a decade or more ago....it looks good on my shelf with the rest of my early US tanks...but.......LOL
j76lr
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Posted: Monday, May 06, 2019 - 10:23 AM UTC

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I just received my Takom M46 kit and figured I would share some of the sprue shots.

Observations: Nice cast texture, offers link and length T80E1 AND T84E1 tracks. Markings for 9 Korean War tanks, both Army and USMC. No PE. Kit includes the mount over the TC site for the .50 that some tanks had but no .30 cal gun for the original mount, which some had . The cupola is molded with the turret and the periscopes are solid plastic instead of clear. 2 barrels included- 1 slide molded one for tanks without the mantlet cover and a 2-piece barrel for the tanks with the mantlet cover- the canvas is molded as part of the barrel.



Hi Jason . where did you get your kit ? I looked at a few dealers and didnt see it . Thanks !
jwest21
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Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 - 02:08 AM UTC
I bought it off of eBay. Here is the seller: https://www.ebay.com/usr/crazyolddog?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2754
jwest21
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Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 - 02:26 AM UTC

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Dragon's okay



Nice work. I found it interesting that Takom molded the two exhausts on the back deck as a solid piece where dragon opened it up. I'll post a pic later to show what I meant



You can see it in the sprue pictures. Each muffler and exhaust pipe is one solid piece. In this age of slide molding they didn't even mold the pipes as separate tubes. Wow. But I really like the shape on the canvas covered barrel.



Actually, this is what I was referring to
jwest21
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Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 - 02:29 AM UTC
Some progress on the lower hull