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Epic help, Scott. Thanks. Looks like 1/33 overall

February 8 2012 at 11:39 AM
Chris Lloyd-Staples  (Login Chris1434)
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Response to Trumpeter BTR-40 article

Despite the tales of woe coming from the article, it looks to me as if things aren't quite that bad.

I could be horribly wrong, but I think that Trumpeter got hold of a plan and scaled it up so that the BODY is 1/35 of 5000mm long. As it is the body plus the spare wheel that is 5000mm overall, this had the effect of over-enlarging the plans by 6%.

The body does not look distorted to me, just too big (around 1/33 scale).

The solution, if one seeks to use the kit, is to use 54mm figures (or 1/32).

Alternatively, many 1/35 figures would be fine, as Mr. Google says that many Russians in 1950 were shorter than current average height!

A disappointing screw-up by Trumpeter, but I have to say that the kit is generally very good, and I am doing one for an article in Tamiya Magazine.


Chris Lloyd-Staples
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  1. Maybe 1/thirtysomething - Scott Fraser on Feb 8, 2012, 1:45 PM

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