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Merit International 1/35 scale M19 Tank Transporter

By Michael Scharf
Published: July 8, 2014
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Merit International has made a splash with the M19 as its first 1/35 scale plastic model release. It’s a big model: 698 plastic parts molded in dark yellow, with clear-styrene lights and windows. There are also 37 vinyl tires, two photoetched-metal frets, and a piece of string for the winch cable.

Flash and knockout marks are minimal and easily removed, but there are many mold seams to be remove; be careful, because the many small rivets hidden within these seam lines are easy to damage. An abundance of small parts adds detail, but if you are all thumbs (like me) you’ll spend a lot of time on your hands and knees looking for fugitive bits.

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