Kinetic has reissued their M3A3 Bradley CFV with more appropriate Big Foot (single square pad) tracks. I’m not sure what else (if anything) is new/updated, but Scalemates says it has new parts.
This is a welcomed addition to the Bradley stable. Hopefully they will come out with more versions in the future.
It looks like they are reissuing/updating all of their earlier 1/35 offerings, including their earlier M3A3 CFV w/T161 tracks.
That’s cool. I have one in the stash and was toying with hunting them on eBay. No longer needed for the time being!
Need…schmeed! I just want one!
The one thing that should be released out there is the T-161 tracks that are currently in use on the A3 Bradleys.
kinetic was the only company that added these tracks to their M3A3.
I agree. I talked to Raymond at Kinetic/Lucky Model about releasing them as a separate set. Hopefully he will.
I don’t have one these yet in the stash. How is the quality and accuracy of the Kinetic kits?
About on par with Meng’s Bradleys. You can read about it here, at the bottom of the first post.
Some info on the different Bradley kits available.
Tamiya came out with the original M2 IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) and M3 CFV (Cavalry Fighting Vehicle) kits in 1985. The M2 has a partial interior for the driver’s area and rear crew compartment along with interior placards and markings decals. The M2 and M3 were/are the same plastic, just different decals and the M3 does not include the partial interior. There are a couple different parts on the A sprues for the M3 (blanked off side fir…
My Tamiya M2 Bradley IFV. Nice model for what it is. Simple, not a lot of detail…
In comparison; the Meng M2A3 BUSK is a superior model in terms of detail.
I still have a Tamiya M2A2 Bradley, pre ODS model release on my build stash; I’ll probably get to it later.
I look forward to being able to add this too my stash but may have to wait a while as I have 31 models yet to make and feel I can’t justify adding another . I think the wife might have something too say.
Only 31?? That is just a start. I have almost that many Bradleys. O.K., not that many, but quite a few. My whole stash is 100 ++…
Luckily, my wife has hobbies too, so a few more isn’t an issue. I sell a few and rotate the stock now and then too.
I can see you need help showing your wife that 31 is a very tiny stash. I have 300 kits + aftermarket sets - all US artillery and armor. One of my modeling friends has over 2000 aircraft kits and another thinks he is approaching 5000 aircraft and ship kits.