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Amusing Hobby: Char ARL-44
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England - South West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 02:36 AM UTC

Matt Flegal shares with us his opinion of the Char ARL-44 heavy tank from Amusing Hobby in 1/35th scale.

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Manitoba, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 03:03 PM UTC
Wow, talk about timing! Just yesterday I was saying "offer us this in 1/35 and styrene" and there it is! Spooky and gratifying all at the same time. Interesting that this beast of a tank appears to use the pre-war Char B track. Odd choice in a world predominated by cast skeletonized track. Just saying.
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Drenthe, Netherlands
Joined: October 30, 2010
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Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 04:06 AM UTC
Not only tracks, the hull design is looking like a Char B very much as well. Combined with some Panther influences.

I guess we can call the ARL-44 the Char B1 très bis (but that doesn't do right to the Char B1 ter :-) ).
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Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 06:20 AM UTC
It shares those components deliberately. It was to use up those old hull and tracks while still making a substantially new tank.