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Border Model
« on: March 23, 2019, 03:41:53 AM »


New company I wasn't aware of.  This is their first release:



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Re: Border Model
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2019, 11:56:26 AM »
Oh look another Panzer IV
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2019, 02:55:10 AM »
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2019, 02:55:38 AM »
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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2020, 03:57:30 AM »

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Re: Border Model
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2020, 04:38:53 AM »
T-34 MEXAS.  ;D
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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2020, 08:31:55 AM »
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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2020, 03:23:22 AM »
Hmmm...I read T-34 MEXAS and think Mexican Army T-34... ;)
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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2020, 01:30:20 AM »

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Re: Border Model
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2020, 10:24:53 AM »
Ooh, goody! 8)

Hope I can get one from BNA soon! Been wanting a Crusader III for a while, now! :D

Only question is "When will someone do a full interior for it?" With the hatches open there's a LOT visible inside that tank.
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Re: Border Model
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2020, 01:45:27 PM »
Well Its a hell of a start on the Crusader line. The Mk 1/MkII had heaps more produced. Although there is really nothing fundamentally too wrong with the Italeri offerings.

But.. elephant in the room... still no Daimler Armoured Car.

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Re: Border Model
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2021, 02:06:42 AM »
two new 1/35 kits coming:



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Re: Border Model
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2021, 01:37:13 AM »
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Re: Border Model
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2021, 04:17:35 AM »
The 1/35 Bf109 is already getting some "flak" on LSP and a couple of other sites. I can understand the hate if the scale had been 1/48...

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« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2021, 04:34:59 PM »
I'd guess that most of the "flak" is related to the scale.

However, I can see where Border Models, & a few others who are producing 1/35 aircraft, are coming from. Their target market isn't the traditional 1/32 aircraft modellers, it's the 1/35 armour modellers, who now have aircraft in the correct scale to set in dioramas with their vehicles. Plus, if they want to do an aircraft diorama, they don't have to source relatively rare 1/32 figures to go with them.

Compared to the 1/35 armour market, the 1/32 aircraft market is tiny, so producing aircraft in the more popular scale ain't a stupid business move.
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Re: Border Model
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2021, 12:39:26 AM »
According to the FB posts, this appears to be a Hot Pork Bun fight over the new Leopard kit. RFM is Rye Field Models.

This post has since been deleted but here is screen shot. The Internet is forever.

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Re: Border Model
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2021, 10:37:14 AM »
Yeah, that was...  :icon_surprised: ....something else.

And then Trumpeter is all "nice bonfire you have here. Would be a shame if someone poured some gasoline on it!" ;D


LINK to their Facebook post

Would be great if any of these guys do a AEV 3 Kodiak or Wisent 2 armoured engineering vehicle or a Finnish Leopard 2R mine-clearing vehicle. Not holding my breath, though. Probably too obscure. :uuu:
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Re: Border Model
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2021, 01:22:11 AM »
You were saying:


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« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2021, 08:29:37 AM »
 :icon_surprised: Whoa! I mean... whoa!  :icon_surprised:
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« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2021, 01:23:21 AM »
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Re: Border Model
« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2021, 02:01:23 AM »
Border Model will release a final production StuG III ausf. G with full interior:



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« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2021, 02:56:23 AM »
Border Models is to release a 1:32 scale Avro Lancaster B.Mk. I/III



"Today we are releasing our first 1/32nd aircraft BF010 Avro Lancaster w/full Interior. When we first saw the 3D model and BOXART of it, we were hooked. Due to the change of events in 2020, we ended up acquiring the molds for this kit. We spent a year doing more testing, fixing, including making instructions without design drawings in order to make this epic kit a success. Finally we finished it. We contacted the artist, Mr. Mark Postlethwaite. and purchased the rights to use the painting from him. It will eventually be marketed as BOXART for this product. Due to many production troubles and mold maintenance issues, the product will be sold in limited quantities worldwide and will not be produced again for a certain period of time afterwards. This Christmas season, it will be available for pre-order all over the world"!.......................................Border Models

This is the Wingnut's mould. IE box art has not changed.

Source 1: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=872466436716346&id=339312286698433
Source 2: https://aeroscale.net/news/large-scale-lanc-resurrected
Source 3: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235044133-132-avro-lancaster-bmkiiii-by-border-model-ex-wingnut-wings-box-arttest-model-release-december-2021/page/12/
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« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2021, 04:37:15 AM »
Not my scale, but it's great to see this project taking off despite Wingnut Wings' demise.
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« Reply #23 on: September 29, 2021, 07:43:17 AM »
Pre-order at HobbyEasy for $700 Cdn!

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« Reply #24 on: September 29, 2021, 09:44:12 AM »
Pre-order at HobbyEasy for $700 Cdn!
Now I'm really, really hoping they'll offer the cockpit section-only kit!

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« Reply #25 on: October 06, 2021, 05:32:14 PM »
Chatting with other Canauckistan modelers it appears the street price with be very close to if not $1,000.

The Airfix 1/72 Lancaster is around $52. So why buy 1 model when you can get 19.  ;D
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« Reply #26 on: October 06, 2021, 11:32:31 PM »
Their 1/35 Bf. 109G-6 is out and lists for $85. Even at the discounted price of $65, it's overpriced.

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« Reply #27 on: October 06, 2021, 11:50:18 PM »
Chatting with other Canauckistan modelers it appears the street price with be very close to if not $1,000.

The Airfix 1/72 Lancaster is around $52. So why buy 1 model when you can get 19.  ;D

My Bro' builds 1/24 kits, and he said he had money down on a 1/24 scale Lanc'. I think the manufacturer was HK Models and I can't remember what the price of it was. Looking on the internet, Heritage Aviation was in the process of making one too, but that was before Ian shut down most of the operation.

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« Reply #28 on: October 07, 2021, 03:34:36 AM »
This was posted back in June. 1/35 AEV 3 Kodiak



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« Reply #29 on: October 13, 2021, 03:35:16 AM »
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« Reply #31 on: January 22, 2022, 02:42:17 AM »
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« Reply #32 on: January 27, 2022, 12:26:56 AM »
Maybe a tad big for me:


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« Reply #33 on: January 27, 2022, 01:06:05 AM »
I wonder if they'll make kits of the rest of the sub.  You can put this on tracks and make it a Sea Nazi Tank.

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« Reply #34 on: January 27, 2022, 01:09:14 AM »
 ;D
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« Reply #35 on: January 27, 2022, 10:40:10 AM »
This is a very sensible kit for a Submarine of this scale

The Uber Water modellers on Youtube will have a cracking time with it.

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« Reply #36 on: February 02, 2022, 12:43:20 AM »
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« Reply #37 on: February 02, 2022, 09:26:43 AM »
Love the box art! ;D

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From Google Maps it looks like it's meant to be roughly around the Battery 129 entry tunnels off Conzelman Rd, Sausalito, but, as I've never been there, I could easily be wrong. ;)
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« Reply #38 on: February 03, 2022, 01:13:37 AM »
I'm sure the box art will trigger some but I find it simply  a "Whiff in a box" ;)
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« Reply #39 on: February 03, 2022, 08:33:12 AM »
I'm sure the box art will trigger some but I find it simply  a "Whiff in a box" ;)
Whiff in a box? Is that anything like a... :o

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« Reply #40 on: February 04, 2022, 12:39:12 AM »
Errr...not quite
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« Reply #41 on: April 11, 2022, 12:35:16 AM »
1/35 Japanese Tiger Limited Edition coming:

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« Reply #42 on: April 11, 2022, 11:12:21 AM »
I have the Tamiya Japanese Type5 “Chi-Ri” Heavy Tank (the “Japanese Tiger”).  One built & taken to the USA but now back in Japan.

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« Reply #43 on: April 11, 2022, 02:45:03 PM »
1/35 Japanese Tiger Limited Edition coming:



A partner for this:



(Only easier to swap the driver & radio operator's positions!)

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« Reply #44 on: May 25, 2022, 12:51:17 AM »
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« Reply #45 on: August 06, 2022, 02:49:42 AM »

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« Reply #46 on: August 17, 2022, 12:55:51 AM »

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« Reply #47 on: August 17, 2022, 03:49:53 AM »
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« Reply #48 on: August 17, 2022, 09:46:02 AM »
Just the Chinese reminding the West that "Resistance is Futile!" but putting a Soviet hammer-&-sickle on it, instead of a Chinese/Soviet Red Star.
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« Reply #49 on: August 17, 2022, 10:22:18 AM »
It's mildly ridiculous with that turret - two guns and a very un-Russian/Soviet external ammo bustle. How are you going to make Russian popcorn with that setup? The hammer and sickle and all the excess gear. make it look too war-gamey. But that aside, it looks like good whiff fodder if you want an articulated tank. Put an M-60 or similar western turret on it...

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« Reply #50 on: August 17, 2022, 11:25:13 AM »
Pure wank fantasy. Might be able to use parts.
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« Reply #51 on: August 17, 2022, 08:33:35 PM »
If I get one, it'll be an immediate parts donor, but some of those parts are pretty cool...

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« Reply #52 on: August 17, 2022, 08:41:50 PM »
I wonder if the turret can go orbital ------  >:D >:D >:D

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« Reply #53 on: August 18, 2022, 12:06:00 AM »
Sadly no, unless they do us a favor and move either the rounds or the propellant charges to their proper Russian location under the turret.

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« Reply #54 on: August 18, 2022, 12:48:38 AM »
It's mildly ridiculous with that turret - two guns and a very un-Russian/Soviet external ammo bustle. How are you going to make Russian popcorn with that setup? The hammer and sickle and all the excess gear. make it look too war-gamey. But that aside, it looks like good whiff fodder if you want an articulated tank. Put an M-60 or similar western turret on it...

 When I saw the embossing on the glacis, my first thought was the old Command and Conquer computer game. The quad track also reminded me of a tank from an old anime series, Techno Police 21C
T Police 21C Temzin tank by VileDr.Yo, on Flickr

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« Reply #55 on: August 18, 2022, 10:29:28 AM »
It's like a weird amalgamation of some tank tropes  - both real and fantasy - to make a new tank. Bit of IS-2 (glacis and area under turret), bow may also be nod to Objekt 279, double gun from Gundam and/or C&C, two tracks from weird Cold War studies (although those were articulated, unlike this), axes (???) and exhausts from WH40k probably, Grad rocket or Pantsir missile packs, drums because Soviet/Russian tanks won't work without....

I mean, I have no problem with whiffs-from-the-box (enough with the Nazi wankery, tho, please), but this seems... a mess somehow. Steel moulds cost loads of money. Some projects are deemed too risky. And then there's... this. Apparently Border Model think "post-Apocalypse" is the next big thing in modelling and there's a buck to be made.

Could be interesting to get one and whif the whif to make it a bit more convincing. Shorten hull a bit and use one track per side. Proper exhaust(s). Dump the stupid axes. Keep two main guns to leave it just a bit mad.  ;D

The Modelling News has an article (LINK!) that includes a short video with an animated CAD assembly of the tank. Pretty nifty!

<....>Put an M-60 or similar western turret on it...

The engine deck and running gear looks very Patton-ish already, no?
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« Reply #56 on: August 18, 2022, 11:43:02 AM »
Craig - I hadn't seen the Techno Police 21C; looks a lot like it.

Moritz - I noticed the Objekt 279 bow. I agree with your other assessments, including the excessive World of Tanks inspired NAZI wankery.

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Re: Border Model
« Reply #57 on: August 18, 2022, 12:47:11 PM »
Mould life extension exercise maybe with various bits of other vehicles. The sprue layout would determine if all new mould or other bits.

Still as a few of you have already said... there is promise in there

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Re: Border Model
« Reply #58 on: August 18, 2022, 02:30:29 PM »
I'm convinced it's a propaganda piece, as the Chinese, Japanese & Russian subtitles translate to "Soviet heavy tank Apocalypse" (note: not post-apocalypse), with Apocalypse appearing to be the name of the tank type.

It would fit with a lot of other things I've been seeing over the last few years with model products coming out of China & Russia.
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Re: Border Model
« Reply #59 on: August 18, 2022, 10:21:25 PM »
It's mildly ridiculous with that turret - two guns and a very un-Russian/Soviet external ammo bustle. How are you going to make Russian popcorn with that setup? The hammer and sickle and all the excess gear. make it look too war-gamey. But that aside, it looks like good whiff fodder if you want an articulated tank. Put an M-60 or similar western turret on it...


 When I saw the embossing on the glacis, my first thought was the old Command and Conquer computer game. The quad track also reminded me of a tank from an old anime series, Techno Police 21C
T Police 21C Temzin tank by VileDr.Yo, on Flickr


I actually like the turret on that Border Apocalypse kit but I would probably get rid of the side rocket launchers and use the turret on a different hull. I probably wouldn't use the rest of the kit.

The overall shape of the turret on the Border Apocalypse kit looks like a heavily modified T-14 Armata turret. The T-14 turret in unmanned though.




Don't forget about the Bandai M61A5 with the twin main guns as well.


I tried to get one of those Techno Police tank kits many years ago but the prices have always been way out of my reach.


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Re: Border Model
« Reply #60 on: August 19, 2022, 11:59:31 AM »
Lots of promise in that kit.  Shame the hull is all one-piece - I'd cut it apart & make it an articulated tank - turret, ammo & driver in front half, engine & fuel in rear ... like the Swedish UDES XX20 :D

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Re: Border Model
« Reply #61 on: August 23, 2022, 07:41:56 AM »
Pavesi articulated wheeled tanks.
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Re: Border Model
« Reply #62 on: August 23, 2022, 07:57:50 AM »
The Apocalypse tank is based on the Soviet tank of the same name from the video games Red Alert 2
and Red Alert 3.

https://cnc.fandom.com/wiki/Apocalypse_tank_(Red_Alert_2)

Concept art for the game.


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Re: Border Model
« Reply #63 on: September 21, 2022, 01:06:40 AM »











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Re: Border Model
« Reply #64 on: September 21, 2022, 01:12:10 AM »
Hmmm...basis for tank armed with missiles in articulated launcher?
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Re: Border Model
« Reply #65 on: September 21, 2022, 05:21:32 AM »
Hmmm...basis for tank armed with missiles in articulated launcher?

Holy Praying Mantis, Batman!


My first thought was an enormous single claw, and small laser turrets on the front corners. Also, the tool & equipment boxes on
the back end become box missile launchers.

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Re: Border Model
« Reply #66 on: September 23, 2022, 01:16:45 PM »
Hmmm...basis for tank armed with missiles in articulated launcher?

I like your thinking!  :smiley: The boxes on the Kodiak's back remind of the Challenger with Trigat proposal.
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Re: Border Model
« Reply #67 on: September 24, 2022, 02:16:17 AM »
This one?

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Re: Border Model
« Reply #68 on: September 26, 2022, 11:48:11 AM »
That's the one!  :smiley:

Might also be a smart idea to use a set-up like this with Stinger or Starstreak. Should be easier to maintain line of sight (Starstreak) from a couple of meters up or just give a wider view (both) with less chance for the attacker to use ground masking to hide. Maybe even something like an IRST sight atop the mast?
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Re: Border Model
« Reply #69 on: September 27, 2022, 01:27:16 AM »
There have been similar proposals using SAMs including some with ADATS or Stinger.  As it was, PARS 3 LR/TRIGAT-LR does have an anti-helicopter as well as anti-tank capability.
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Re: Border Model
« Reply #70 on: September 28, 2022, 04:19:05 AM »
That's the first image I've seen of the HOT (?) with a set of reloads over the engine deck.

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Re: Border Model
« Reply #71 on: September 29, 2022, 01:16:54 AM »
That's the first image I've seen of the HOT (?) with a set of reloads over the engine deck.

Here's another (photoshopped?) one:




It was planned to use the TRIGAT LR missile not HOT.
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Re: Border Model
« Reply #72 on: September 29, 2022, 09:08:03 PM »
That's the first image I've seen of the HOT (?) with a set of reloads over the engine deck.

Here's another (photoshopped?) one:




It was planned to use the TRIGAT LR missile not HOT.

The pack at the back looks more like an alternative load judging by the tube arrangement.

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Re: Border Model
« Reply #73 on: September 30, 2022, 02:00:11 AM »
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Re: Border Model
« Reply #74 on: September 30, 2022, 02:08:18 AM »
A different approach with the article;ated launcher might be to use an ADATS conversion and thus produce something akin to this:

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Re: Border Model
« Reply #75 on: Yesterday at 07:04:27 AM »

The kit I was expecting. The box art not so much...!