Emerson TOW Turret - best 1/35 option?

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Emerson TOW Turret - best 1/35 option?

Joined: April 6th, 2010, 8:25 pm

May 15th, 2012, 5:41 pm #1

Looking at building an M901 in 1/35 scale at some point in the future.

I could buy an Academy M981 (and modify it) or the Italeri/Revell 901 (not outstanding but OK), but with the Trumpeter LAV-AT also available, I wondered if the Trumpeter turret is a better starting point?

I already have a spare M113 (or three) - don't 'need' another one so I'm thinking outside the box

Thanks in advance,
John
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Joined: September 21st, 2001, 12:15 pm

May 15th, 2012, 6:55 pm #2

I remember them doing a TOW or at least a M981 turret back in the 1980's/1990s....might be another option



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May 15th, 2012, 7:33 pm #3

Looking at building an M901 in 1/35 scale at some point in the future.

I could buy an Academy M981 (and modify it) or the Italeri/Revell 901 (not outstanding but OK), but with the Trumpeter LAV-AT also available, I wondered if the Trumpeter turret is a better starting point?

I already have a spare M113 (or three) - don't 'need' another one so I'm thinking outside the box

Thanks in advance,
John
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Joined: April 6th, 2010, 8:25 pm

May 15th, 2012, 7:49 pm #4

Looking at building an M901 in 1/35 scale at some point in the future.

I could buy an Academy M981 (and modify it) or the Italeri/Revell 901 (not outstanding but OK), but with the Trumpeter LAV-AT also available, I wondered if the Trumpeter turret is a better starting point?

I already have a spare M113 (or three) - don't 'need' another one so I'm thinking outside the box

Thanks in advance,
John
Guys - thanks for the suggestions but they are not what I'm after.

It's my own fault as I should have said I much prefer to use plastic rather than resin. That's why I'm looking at plastic donor options - it's just a material I feel more comfortable with.

Scott - yes, Verlinden did a 901 back in the day. I still have the remains of one in my spares collection (cupola and smaller details), but not the actual hammerhead unit. It was a really nice piece of casting.

Regards,
John

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May 16th, 2012, 1:30 am #5

Looking at building an M901 in 1/35 scale at some point in the future.

I could buy an Academy M981 (and modify it) or the Italeri/Revell 901 (not outstanding but OK), but with the Trumpeter LAV-AT also available, I wondered if the Trumpeter turret is a better starting point?

I already have a spare M113 (or three) - don't 'need' another one so I'm thinking outside the box

Thanks in advance,
John
Both the Italeri and Academy turrets are about the same. The Academy kit comes with all the extras to make a standard M113 as well, so you could still use the rest of the kit. It also has a bunch of gear and a couple figures.

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May 16th, 2012, 5:30 am #6

Looking at building an M901 in 1/35 scale at some point in the future.

I could buy an Academy M981 (and modify it) or the Italeri/Revell 901 (not outstanding but OK), but with the Trumpeter LAV-AT also available, I wondered if the Trumpeter turret is a better starting point?

I already have a spare M113 (or three) - don't 'need' another one so I'm thinking outside the box

Thanks in advance,
John
The best one out there in plastic at this time, is the one that comes in the Trumpeter LAV-AT. The only problem is nobody has got the cupola part right. Evey manufacture makes it undersize and the hatch way too small.
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