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IBG: Type 89 medium tank
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Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 11:16 PM UTC


IBG models offers a nicely detailed 1/72nd scale Type 89 Japanese medium tank-the late production gasoline engine type. Here is a build up review of this little kit.

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Posted: Monday, January 23, 2017 - 02:11 AM UTC
Darren, thank you for getting this up and running.
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Posted: Monday, January 23, 2017 - 08:39 AM UTC
That's an amazing little kit. Great job putting it together, Russ. Glad to see they are still including partially assembled tracks. I think the figures could have been better sculpted and yet the detail on the tank is wonderful. I love that IJA camo!
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Posted: Monday, January 23, 2017 - 08:36 PM UTC
Nice job you've done there, Russ. Looks to be an interesting kit with some aspects that other manufacturers have recently decided to abandon (PE, individual tracks, more than a dozen parts). Thanks for sharing this with us.

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, January 23, 2017 - 09:56 PM UTC
Thank you, Fred and Jan. For all the extras offered, the kit isn't expensive either, so it makes a good value all around. I really was impressed.
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Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 08:00 PM UTC
I wish they had one in 1/35th
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Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 09:15 PM UTC

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I wish they had one in 1/35th



By "they", do you mean IBG? Fine Molds made one in two different versions.

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Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 - 11:02 AM UTC
Excellent kit for this company, all parts fit well particularly the link and length tracks. Figures are also good considering in 1/72 scale not many manufacturer produce them. I built mine for Malaya December 1941.