Monday, February 25

Takom's new M46 Patton kit is a little "Ripper" (plus 9 other schemes)

Those familiar with the tiger faced Pattons that served in Korea wil loooove this boxart of takoms new kit. Alternatively, those who know the "Ripper Patton" from WOT will have just as much instant recognition factor. We talk you through what we know about the kit so far in the preview...

A new M 46(and the start of that whole family) from Takom 

M-46 Patton
From Takom
1/35th scale
Several different markings in one boxing
Due in March 2019
The first M46 tanks that landed in Korea belonged to the 6th Medium Tank Battalion. The vehicles, known as “Ripper Pattons”, were later allocated to the 8th Army and used by infantry forces as support vehicles. 
However, in 1950 and 1951, the M46 also saw action in several tank battles. By June 1951, the front line had stabilized and the mobile stage of combat action had finished, so the army started to use the vehicles in an artillery role. Along with other U.S. tanks that fought in Korea, M46 tanks were painted with "Tiger Face" markings. 
All of the tigers were very different - but some remarkably similar, it depended on the unit's "artist" at the time...
OK what do we know about this kit?
The kit is of the M-46 Patton from Takom
1/35th scale
2 styles of Mantlet included with dist cover also
Two types of track links are included (plus a jig to make the tracks)
Clear parts for the periscopes are included
(excellent) box art designed by Jason Wong
9 different markings in one boxing -  a few tiger face decals and other Pattons also
The kit is due in March 2019

More about all of Takom's kits on their website...