Anyone build this? - M548A1 questions

Hey folks i was wondering how good this kit is any issues ?

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Lots of details missing inside the cab.
Building it closed up hides most of it.

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As above

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Any aftermarket parts for it ?

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Check the kit out on scalemates, they will be listed under it.

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Kitmaker build: m548a1-afv-club-1-35-argentine-army

No idea how it builds but thought the build thread might be of interest. The builder got very nice results.

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Tracks for M113 will fit if you feel like replacing them.
I built mine back in June 1996, out of the box, no changes or modifications.
I remember thinking that the cab interior felt a bit empty but it was difficult
to find information back in the previous millenium.

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The M548 cab is sparse. It is the only kit in town an agree It does lack some details, but if you load it up, most won’t be seen. If you want to take on doing non plastic “canvas” have fun.

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The tarp tie downs are missing and depending on which version/who’s I don’t know who makes it but there is a split door version from the aftermarket folks. The IDF has a few of those the single door version is interesting because you can open it like a pickup truck tailgate or a fold down. On the IDF version you can mount the . 50 , the mag, and for 82 I even saw a couple with the old browning 30 cals in Lebanon.
Tie downs can be gotten via the model railroad shop as well as the tarp rings and some thin ships rigging if you want to take it that far…

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Here’s my stalled M548 IDF Alpha build. I split the tailgate and scratched the recovery cable/mount, modified Academy exhaust, Dragon wheels and drive sprockets, Fat Frog tracks, Micro Cosmos 3D 50 BMG, yada, yada, yada.

Needs more red stuff.

I’ve built 3-4 versions of the 548. The kit is old, has two interior tubs because the first version absolutely would not fit when it came out in the mid 90s- it’s on the sprue so throw it away.

The front has problems with sink marks.

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Those windows reminded me of this song

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You are old. Too.

That’s how the interior problem is solved.

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Turned 60 2½ weeks ago,
sigh

Yep!!!

My favourite song by Tina (singing about me even though we have never met …)

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I’m even older. My favorite .

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OK, here’s my take on it (the kit, not the song):

Tracked Gun Truck - 1:35 M548 with Quad .50 - FineScale Modeler - Essential magazine for scale model builders, model kit reviews, how-to scale modeling, and scale modeling products

Hope this helps - good luck with your build and have a nice day

Paweł

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Sylly’s Mini Models makes a m548a1 Canadian conversion set.

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Found this one that was sold with a hard top

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I kinda wonder if there were ever any hard bodys mounted to these vehicles?

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Yup.

M548A1 Electronic Warfare Shelter Carrier.


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Austrian Contraves Skyguard Radar vehicle.

Israeli Shilem Radar vehicle.

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Awesome !!!

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