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Revell 1/32 M47 Patton II Tank

M47s were rushed into production in order to participate in the Korean War. Detroit Arsenal combined a turret from the upcoming T-42 with the existing chassis of the M46 to produce the M47. In many ways the M47 was a modern tank, with a stabilized gun that increased accuracy and firing rate and an updated suspension; however, it also suffered from a very old style of armor on its chassis which made it vulnerable to modern anti-tank weapons. Kit features 5 crew figures, opening engine covers and separate turret hatches.

  •  Product ID: 85-7821
  • Skill Level: 2
  • Scale: 1/32
  • Length: 10-1/2″
  • Width: 4-1/4″
  • Height: 4-1/16″
  • Parts: 176
  • MSRP: $29.00 USD

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Here’s a new release from Revell for March, 2014. A new model kit from the Renwal Blueprint Model series. Note that this kit is not the traditional 1/35th scale but 1/32. It features a ”High Impact” plastic namely thick styrene. Considering its tooling age and compared to other kits from the Renwald series, the kit shows little flash and molding lines.

The kit has a crew of 5 figures (3 full body and 2 torsos) also in 1/32nd scale. A small sheet of decals, straight forward -eight steps- instructions and a ”no show cementing” design. The included tracks are the rubber band style. Unfortunately there is no mention of being compatible with regular model kit cement.

This is the kind of kit that ”might” not be enticing to more experienced modellers. But considering the price, ease of assembly, and availability, it is the perfect subject for beginners, someone looking to get back into the hobby or even as a collectors. For those factors alone, I recommend this kit.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
My sincere thanks to Revell USA for sending in this sample.

George Collazo
George Collazo
George has been hosting review sites and blogging about toy collectibles, travel, digital photography and Nikon digital imaging since 1998. His first model kit build was a Testors 1/35 DODGE WC-54 in 1984.
  • I had the Renwal Howitzer and this kit, both great and this brings back memories of when models like this were top of the line. Great artilcle.

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