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CMP Mk.I Otter Reconnaissance Car
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Joined: June 28, 2006
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 02:29 AM UTC
Check out Kevin Brant''s review of Mirror Models kit - the CMP Mk.I Otter Reconnaissance Car [kit 35103] in 1/35 scale and take a look for yourself what''s in the box.

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Donegal, Ireland
Joined: May 14, 2002
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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2013 - 05:18 AM UTC

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but I did find a few sub-assemblies that were easier to complete ahead of the suggested flow.

I find this true for all kit instructions. It appears to be quite common in Dragon kit to assemble everything on the fenders or hull parts before placing them ... I like to get the big parts together first, so if any problems or gaps occur, I find it much easier to fix than have a load of small pieces blocking or getting in the way.
I will get this kit, but want to build the C15ta first ... no point in having even more unbult kits laying around.
Thanks for the review Kevin.
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England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: May 14, 2006
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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2013 - 05:26 AM UTC
Another good review Kevin and it is good to see Mirror models uping their game by improving the buildability of their products.
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Iowa, United States
Joined: November 06, 2007
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Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 02:26 AM UTC
Sounds like an interesting kit. The only thing putting me off from buying it is, it looks like you have to ROLL the etched brass bren turret to shape from flat brass. No easy feat with a conical shape like that. Hopefully someone will make a direct resin replacement. Is there much of an interior?
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Clare, Ireland
Joined: December 30, 2008
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Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 12:40 PM UTC
Steve to shape PE turret is much easier than it looks, you simply pull brass around any metal or another suitable rod. It shapes itself. When you glue bottom on plastic base, its top copies it as well, and you get perfectly rounded piece. 1 minute job. It would be very easy to supply this part in plastic with the kit, but not an option for me to have it looking like 2 inches thick armor in real.

For more details including interior you can download assembly instructions at Mirror Models website and check out, another detailing set is available from LZ Models, and there will be also radio set available soon, while loads of stowage or ammo boxes are offered from many producers elsewhere