Nope. All early Monogram kits in "3/8'" scale were actually 1/35 and
scalewise the M48A2 is interchangable with the Tamiya and Academy
ones. I used bits of one several years ago to make an M48A2 from a
Tamiya M48A3 as an example.
The 1970 series ones -- Pzkw. IV, M3 and M4 US tanks, Sd.Kfz. 232 and
M8 armored cars - ARE all 1/32.
On Aug 22, 9:14 pm, email@example.com wrote:
Drats! In March of this year I had a chance to get two of those
Monogram M-48 kits at $5.00 each and i passed them up because i
thought they were 1/32 and thus would be too big to use with the
Tamiya M-48 A3 kits for a conversion.
Maybe next year if I see one I'll be able to grab it as at least now I
know that it will be of some use.
Cheers from Peter
Yes, it is different, most noticeably when putting the same item in both
scales next to each other. Not good for mix and match, dioramas or when
having same scale models lined up on a shelf or in a display case.
When it comes to figures, there is about 6 inches difference in scale
height between 1/32 and 1/35 with 1/32 being taller.
A 6' figure in 1/35 is about 2" tall. A 6" figure in 1/32 is about 2
A 54mm figure is closest to 1/32.
One would hope so, but one shouldn't assume. You know, ass-you-me. :-)
Airfix did a complete line of 1/32 multipose figures, GI's, Marines,
Desert Rats, DAK, probably other Germans and Japanese too. I just
don't recall the exact sets off hand.
The Desert Rats and DAK were recently reissued with the Airfix 1/32
Crusader tank kit:
Monogram's M48A2 is 1/35th scale. That said, it is also a kit dating
from 1957, and the molding is rather primitive. If you're used to
modern Tamiya and Dragon kits, you're in for a bit of a shock. The
tools and spare track links are molded onto the fenders, for instance,
and the muzzle brake is molded solid. The road wheels are the correct
diameter, but the tires are overly thick, so the overall diameter of
the wheels is oversize by about a millimeter. The stowage rail welded
to the turret sides is depicted as a raised plastic rectangle, for
some reason. The top louvers on the engine deck are reasonably well-
done, but the rear exhaust louvers on the tail plate are prroly
represented. The track end connectors don't actually connect anything--
they are centered on the track blocks, instead of being in between
them. The track sprockets have oversized drums inside the toothed
ring, and are not realistic. If you want to do an M48A2, best bet is
to use the Monogram upper hull (with the molded on fender details
replaced with sheet styrene), and kitbash it with the Tamiya M48A3
kit. You'll need the Monogram cupola hatch, as well.
In addition to what others have said, there is an old detail/conversion set
running around from LS?, Lo Model? soemthing like that that had an updated
cupola, barrels and other details, I think to convert it other versions. It's
supposed to work with M48/M60. I have at least one in the back I can check on
for the name. Long OOP maybe on eBay or other old kit websites. The improved
detail is probably worth it.
Also you should replace the tracks, I have AFV Club or maybe it's the same
brand as the detail set, maybe both, I'll have to check, but I can't stand
those screwed up end connectors myself.
Cookie ought to know the name off the top of his head, he's a walking freaking
encyvolpedia he is.
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On Aug 26, 11:51 pm, grey firstname.lastname@example.org (Gray Ghost)
Lo Models made the M48A5/M60A3TTS/M48A2GA2 conversion set to convert
either the Tamiya M48A3 into the A5 or A2GA2 or the old Tamiya M60A1
into an M60A3TTS. It was designed to be used on only one kit with the
rest going to the spares since it included only one main gun mount and
one set of late style air cleaners, but three different main gun
barrels. Easily remedied by someone with some styrene tubing and rods
of the appropriate diameter or the ability to copy the main gun mount
I gave the low profile cupola with M60Ds for the A5 and the German
type cupola for the GA2.
I believe the only hull details it provides were the later style air
cleaners (one set) and rear view mirrors for the German version. I
think it also added later style head lights and guards for the A5.
Lo Models also made the late style T-142 individual track links for
the M60/48 too.
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