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Only One that I'm Aware of...

June 18 2017 at 6:24 PM
Mike Roof  (Login MikeRoof)
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Response to M13/40

And that's the Royal Model conversion set. It looks like it might be a pretty good starting point.

http://www.royalmodel.eu/en/kit-conversions-135/123-conversion-kit-m1340-final-production-135-scale.html

You'd still need to backdate the radiator "hump" in the rear as well as the turret roof to make an early M13/40.

Brach Models offers a couple of full-resin M13/40 kits (different production series), but unfortunately does not sell a conversion kit. The Brach kits have generally good reviews.

http://www.brachmodel.it/cataloghi.html?category_id=1&page=shop.browse&limit=20&limitstart=0

Of the two styrene kits, Tamiya and Italeri, the Italieri M14/41 is the only one that's accurate.

The Tamiya kit has features of both the M13/40 and M14/41 not to mention fundamental dimension errors because of its "motorized toy" antecedents (this includes Tamiya's updated re-release). In the end, the Tamiya kit is neither an M13/40 nor is it an M14/41.

Fortunately, the Italeri kit is actually a quite accurate M14/41 even if it's a little soft and basic in the details.

You can kit-bash the Tamiya and Italeri kits together into an accurate M13/40 if you're willing to do the work. It's not particularly hard. The Tamiya kit is not absolutely necessary for this, but it does have a few useful bits.

Here's a build blog with my M13/40http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=198082&page=1

Here's the research / reference info that I used for the build:

http://nebula.wsimg.com/b871ae69d6cbcb13f3efa27754ac89c7?AccessKeyId=390FC1B05917598DCDF5&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

Good luck!



    
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  1. The Tamiya Italian tanks were never motorized - David Nickels on Jun 18, 2017, 6:47 PM
    1. True, never sold that way... - Mike Roof on Jun 19, 2017, 1:41 PM
     
  2. Research - Ray Crawford on Jun 18, 2017, 11:21 PM
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  4. Thank you! - Paul Krylowski on Jun 20, 2017, 8:30 AM
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