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Your Two Cents: Colonial Marines' APC

The following are reader's opinions of the Colonial Marines' APC made by Halycon.

Reviewer   Rick Lombardi
Date Reviewed   Jun 4, 2001
Overall Rating       Good kit, but with some problems.
Comments It's a good kit, because for Aliens lovers, it's basically the only game in town. Surface detail and castings are okay but not great. Most components look passable. Dimensionally, it seems to match up with the "real" version as far as I can tell. Some of the large castings were warped in the box and had to be worked a lot to straighten them out. Generally parts fit is okay, but get yourself some body putty if you're a prefectionist. I'm doing so much scratchbuilding, I'm just making sure my parts fit better than the kit's. I am in the process of doing a full interior (yes - it CAN be done folks - almost exactly like the movie version) with extensive scratchbuilding, kitbashing and design work involved. I took a great deal of time watching the movie, freeze framing, sketching, rechecking, etc. etc. and I think I have the interior layout nailed. I've always liked the APC and the kit for the most part does it justice - nice if the out-of-the-box version would have four wheel steering like my modified one does. If anybody is interested in my interior concept, eMail me.

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