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M88A2 - Legend Kit Help

May 20 2012 at 5:15 PM
Michael Baker  (Login Saransk)
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After Several decades of modeling, I have hit a snag I just can't seem to work around - how do you align the side armor on the hull sides???

The Legend "instructions" (and I use that word in the most broad way)and aside from showing which part goes where, they are useless in aligning the new armor plates.
Anyone who has built the kit kind enough to share how they aligned the side plates or is there a set of drawings showing the actual parts on the AVF Club hull.

Michael Baker

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Bill Schmidt
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May 20 2012, 5:50 PM 

There are some good pictures here at the Legends site: http: //www-legend.co.kr/01_afv01.html?table=product&st=view&page=2&id=462&limit=&keykind=&keyword=&bo_class=1&fpage=&spage=

I built this beastie and have some construction pictures if you would like them. I'll also go back and see if I can retrace the steps for you.

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Michael Baker
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M88A2 help

May 20 2012, 9:25 PM 

Any pictures would be great
My problem seems to be where to locate.
I can't get the front panels to line up with the sides and the front winch opening. The plates that sit in front of the driver's and co-drivers positions, right below the 3 periscopes, just don't seem to sit right if the whole panel is square in relation to the winch opening.
Then the sides don't sit square - or at the right height.

For the price of the kit, some form of alignment diagram or tool would help

I've sanded the hull smooth on the sides and front.

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Rob Skipper
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Re: M88A2 - Legend Kit Help

May 20 2012, 8:06 PM 

They will align with the front armor plate. You have to shave off EVERY detail on the hull sides to get them flush, including the welds. It doesn't take long, but it something you need to know to help you along.

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Andrew Judson
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It will go together

May 21 2012, 8:36 AM 

Hi Michael,

You will have to make sure as already advised to remove all external details on the kit. I then did a test run, by putting everything on using blue Tak and then when all in place, I then one at a time glued all the panels on, without any problems at all.
I have done an article of this beast in an issue of MMI magazine issue 59, this may help out a little. Cheers, and enjoy the build, as challenging as it is


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