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1/16 and Larger Armor Modeling
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1/16 M198 Towed Howitzer in box review
Joined: September 18, 2007
KitMaker: 134 posts
Armorama: 132 posts
Posted: Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 08:45 AM UTC
This is just a review of what's in the Merit (Trumpeter) kit. The box is 19" x 12" x 3.5" and pretty much full. There are 8 large sprues plus the two trailer arms as separate pieces, four rubber tires, two rubber boots, decals, and a PE fret. The molding is in light tan plastic and very good with no flash or warping even though some parts are quite long. The manual is 20 pages of typical exploded drawings and comes with a double sided painting guide. The model can be displayed in three positions: Complete Stowed Towing, Stowed Towing, or Complete Firing.

Looks like this will be a fun build.

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England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: October 26, 2007
KitMaker: 197 posts
Armorama: 179 posts
Posted: Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 08:06 PM UTC
Thank you james

For this review ...it looks like a nice kit ....so much so i've just ordered .....
It would be just amazing if trumpie / merit ...also add some thing to tow it ! ......that would be ...wow !

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Michigan, United States
Joined: July 23, 2005
KitMaker: 151 posts
Armorama: 117 posts
Posted: Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 12:43 AM UTC
Adding the Mk. 23 MTVR for the prime mover would be incredible!