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Trumpeter British AS90 SPG Built
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Posted: Saturday, March 20, 2010 - 05:54 PM UTC
Darren Baker continues with his series on the AS90 SPG, this time with a Build Review of the Trumpeter kit to walk us through the construction phase.

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Thanks!
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Posted: Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 02:25 PM UTC
James thank you for getting this published as it was a long time getting to you.

Please would anyone reading this give me some feedback on what I have missed or you feel doesn't work, because being my first build review and there not being many on the site to use as a guide I only have your replies to guide me.
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Posted: Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 05:59 PM UTC
Thank you Darren for taking all the time (and all the interruptions during the build) for getting this trio together.

I'm probably not a good benchmark for providing feedback on your review since if I thought something was missing or unclear I would have questioned it during the edit. But......
I will say that if I were to start a build of this kit I'd feel very confident following your instructions and know what problem areas to look out for, most likely saving me a ton of aggravation.
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Posted: Monday, March 22, 2010 - 07:38 AM UTC
James thank you for taking the time to reply and I am pleased that you feel it would help you if you decided to build an AS90.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 06:02 AM UTC
One thing to remember, when fixing the stowage bins, is that they are not fixed flat to the turret itself but stand off a small distance.

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Posted: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 06:19 AM UTC
There are 3 or 4 plugs on the back of the bins that locate into a recess as opposed to a hole, and that does mean that the gap is there. Due to the small size of this gap in scale it is not as clear as it is on the real vehicle. Thank you for the feedback David and sorry for not being clear on this in the review.

If you look at picture 37 it shows the gap from above, not the best angle but it is there.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 06:40 AM UTC
I realise the pins are there but I thought I woud point out the gap just incase people thought it was an error in the kit and sanded the pins so that the boxes fitted without that gap.