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Cracking the Box: Meng's AMX-30B

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About Jim Starkweather (staff_Jim)

I started building models in 1971 when I was 6. My first model was a 1/32 P-40 Warhawk. Revell I believe. From there I moved onto the standard cars, Apollo spacecraft, and other kid orientated kits. I don't know what got me started on Armor. I must have seen a Monogram tank kit one day and said "Mom...


I think the Heller AMX-30 had a separate kit for the Gulf-War version. What do you guys think, can the Meng kit be built into the Op-Daguet version OOB?
JAN 15, 2013 - 04:05 AM
Definitely no. The rear deck is different, the engine grill is different, the front glacis has some mods and the turret has ogt a number of mods as well + you'll need to scratch build the side skirts. Olivier
JAN 15, 2013 - 05:56 AM
OK, thanks, Olivier.
JAN 15, 2013 - 07:02 AM
looks nice...I may have to pick one up.
JAN 16, 2013 - 02:35 AM
This is a must have for me! If only there was a decent 70's or 80's French crew available from a reputable company. I already know about the ADV crew. I ordered it from them directly almost a year ago. They took my money but haven't sent the items I ordered and they won't return my emails. I recommend that youdon't order from them, only buy their stuff if you find it somewhere else.
JAN 24, 2013 - 03:17 AM
I have walk-around pictures from the IPMS Nationals of the Bovington AMX-30B here: LINK
FEB 03, 2013 - 10:46 AM
Anyone knows what the holes under the barrel are for? And to Jim, while doing these vids which we all like, please be aware of the sounds of your recorded voice. At times, it was almost inaudible. Thank you ;-)
MAR 14, 2013 - 03:13 AM
They are designed to let the moisture evacuate the thermal sleeve.
MAR 14, 2013 - 05:51 AM
They are designed to let the moisture evacuate the thermal sleeve.[/quote] Merci beaucoup Olivier. Marc de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec.
MAR 15, 2013 - 12:20 AM
Avec plaisir cousin Olivier
MAR 15, 2013 - 02:14 AM