Interesting that they would do a separate release for this one - then again they have done similar with their Centurion kits.
Those knock out pins on the track pads do not bode well… typical AFV Club though.
In regard the MRV kit itself, apart from the turret that is just the old one that still has issues, the new kit does not address the missing canvas boot for the barrel, which all in service vehicles had:
Note the IR searchlight - the same one as on the Schutzenpanzer Marder:
The knock out pin marks are on the underside of the track link. I understand about the barrel shroud should be an easy fix but can you advise me as to the issues with the turret itself as I am unfamiliar with these concerns?
Hi David. The AFV Club’s Scorpion turret has well documented shape issues. When you take a closer look it is very apparent. From another post I did on another thread here:
Nope. AFV Club may have tweaked the outside shape of the old turret but it still has the same incorrect upper turret configuration including oversized hatches, etc. Someone on another site compared the sprues in both kits and also confirmed this.
The Marder turret photo is being used to show that the seachlight mounted on the Scorpion turret is the same as the one mounted on the Marder turret (the square box with doors open on the Marder and closed on the Scorpion).
Thanks for the info on the turret, had seen the picture before but was looking at the detail and not the overall shape and can see what you have said, looks like I’m doing another purchase. The turret is still the 1995 Scorpion release, the only new part is a mantle moulded in clear.
Klaus-Adler, I had no concerns with the kit, the worst pin marks from memory were the roof cargo hatch
Replacements were Master Class tracks, Master Models .30 cal barrels, exhaust pipe made from aluminium tube and Star Decal Australia in Vietnam # 4. I rebuilt the ammo box storage rack and used individual AFV Club 30 cal ammo boxes.