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Commander Modelers Main Page from which you can open one of these links:

Iron Shipwrights Ship Models

Commander Models Armor Models

Arvey Model Products Science Fiction Models

A fourth link is provided CeltiCottage, a source for shiny things that might appeal to your significant other (cinchouse/swmbo) in order to divert her attention from your numerous model acquisitions. 





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Offline Jacques Deguerre

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Re: Commander Models (Including Iron Shipwrights and Arvey Models)
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2012, 11:51:31 AM »
I've had my eye on the T23 medium tank for a while but I'd like to know something about the quality before I drop $150-ish USD on it. My previous experience with resin has pretty much put me off of it except for small conversion bits.

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Re: Commander Models (Including Iron Shipwrights and Arvey Models)
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2012, 12:26:02 PM »
I've had my eye on the T23 medium tank for a while but I'd like to know something about the quality before I drop $150-ish USD on it. My previous experience with resin has pretty much put me off of it except for small conversion bits.

The M103 has my attention.  I would like to fondle the kit parts before committing to an actual purchase but that won't happen unless the company has a vendor table at a local show.  Definitely some nice subjects listed but like you say, the prices are a bit harsh. 
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Re: Commander Models (Including Iron Shipwrights and Arvey Models)
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2012, 07:28:01 AM »
I too like the T23 kit. I know someone who had built the M103 some years back.I will ask him how the quality was.
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Re: Commander Models (Including Iron Shipwrights and Arvey Models)
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2012, 10:08:23 AM »
1/35th scale MBT-70 Main Battle Tank (U.S. Version), kit #1-058 is now available from Commander Models

Click on thumbnail image or html to view additional images of the kit. 



The price on the product page is listed as "TBA."  There is a rather wordy kit review sans images at CyberModeler that is claiming the price for this kit will be $159.95. 
« Last Edit: September 30, 2012, 10:17:52 AM by Jeffry Fontaine »
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Re: Commander Models (Including Iron Shipwrights and Arvey Models)
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2012, 02:00:47 PM »
M-103 and MBT-70, nice but pricey.  :(

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Re: Commander Models (Including Iron Shipwrights and Arvey Models)
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2012, 07:44:31 PM »
Outstanding!!!  Finally a 1/35 MBT-70!!!   Definitely on the order list as soon as it is available!
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Re: Commander Models (Including Iron Shipwrights and Arvey Models)
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2012, 03:06:49 AM »
The MBT-70 is now available...I know since I just purchased one ;)
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Re: Commander Models (Including Iron Shipwrights and Arvey Models)
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2012, 03:53:39 AM »
The MBT-70 is now available...I know since I just purchased one ;)


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Re: Commander Models (Including Iron Shipwrights and Arvey Models)
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2012, 03:57:08 AM »
I reflect that statement... ;)
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Re: Commander Models (Including Iron Shipwrights and Arvey Models)
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2012, 03:59:23 AM »
would it help if I said that I also purchased a 1/35 Commander Models M561 Gama Goat at the same time?
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Re: Commander Models (Including Iron Shipwrights and Arvey Models)
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2012, 04:26:33 AM »
would it help if I said that I also purchased a 1/35 Commander Models M561 Gama Goat at the same time?

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Re: Commander Models (Including Iron Shipwrights and Arvey Models)
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2012, 02:52:00 PM »
$159.95 without tracks, $174.95 with the required AFV Club track set, yeah aint' happenin'.  :o
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Re: Commander Models (Including Iron Shipwrights and Arvey Models)
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2013, 09:50:41 AM »
Some images at Track-Link forums of the recently announced Commander Models 1:35th scale M1 90mm AA Gun (kit number 1-062) and Iron Shipwrights page

Finally something to tow behind the one version of the HobbyBoss M4 HST :)
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Re: Commander Models (Including Iron Shipwrights and Arvey Models)
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2015, 05:11:27 AM »
Something new coming from Commander: 1/35 Australian Cruiser Tank AC1 Sentinel
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Re: Commander Models (Including Iron Shipwrights and Arvey Models)
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2015, 07:05:12 AM »
I believe it will be around AU$130.00 ..... same price as the old & very accurate Cromwell kit ... but maybe more reliably available.

Have asked if the 17pdr version will be done too -- would be cool to do an "in service" version with the late tracks (similar to Canadian Dry-pin type).

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Re: Commander Models (Including Iron Shipwrights and Arvey Models)
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2015, 12:35:21 PM »
Mmm... very tempting but the problem is I would have so many conflicting ideas of what to do with it that I would probably never start it.

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Re: Commander Models (Including Iron Shipwrights and Arvey Models)
« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2015, 01:58:16 PM »
Let Greg buy it, that should guarantee a lower cost, injected kit within a couple of years.  ;D  :icon_zombie:
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Re: Commander Models (Including Iron Shipwrights and Arvey Models)
« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2015, 03:28:51 PM »
Let Greg buy it, that should guarantee a lower cost, injected kit within a couple of years.  ;D  :icon_zombie:

For armour kits that's my job :(

Just look at all the IDF tanks & conversions I've bought in resin over the last 20yrs .... & now they're all available in plastic ! :icon_twisted:

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Re: Commander Models (Including Iron Shipwrights and Arvey Models)
« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2015, 02:49:09 AM »
Let Greg buy it, that should guarantee a lower cost, injected kit within a couple of years.  ;D  :icon_zombie:

Normally that would work - it certainly did for their MBT70 - this time though I already have the Cromwell kit...
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Re: Commander Models (Including Iron Shipwrights and Arvey Models)
« Reply #20 on: December 25, 2021, 12:38:08 AM »
I've built/still have some kits from the 1990s. By the photos, looks like they've upped their game over the last 25 years or so.

Listings here
http://ironshipwrights.com/armor/armor.html

Neat thing is that they have a monthly special.
http://ironshipwrights.com/armor/armor_monthspecials.html

A mid-1990s offering, when they did more foreign kits.
This is their resin pre-WW2 AT-1 (T-26 based 76,2 SPG).http://armchairgeneral.com/rkkaww2//galleries/T-26_5.htm
« Last Edit: December 25, 2021, 01:20:54 AM by Story »