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Snew m18 hellcat tank


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Has anyone else purchased this model. Firstly the instructions are not correct, the bogies on step 6 have number allocated to them. Got over this by process of illimination but then moving to number 12 locating the upper and lower hull parts, i have no locating pins or holes to locate them. This is not my first tank and was excited to be building a new out model but this model has been ruined by bad quality control. Ive emailed in 3 weeks a go and noy heard a thing. What do i do next?

Paul Brown

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Doing a little research here's what I've found:


  1. The instructions appear to be derived from the original Academy instructions
  2. Earlier issues of the kit had the pins/holes, later editions don't have them. This could be because of damage to the tooling or production problems

I don't see any major problem, there should be a tab at the rear of the upper hull that fits into a slot in the lower hull to position it. There is still a mating surface at the front, simply no pins, so either jig it up or use plenty of tape to hold everything in position while the cement/glue sets.


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That 'modelling', not simply kit assembly!!

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