Author Topic: Amusing Hobby  (Read 10577 times)

Offline Rickshaw

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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2013, 08:33:40 AM »
It is interesting how one company will announce a new kit and soon afterwards, one or two others will announce the same kit.  Now, unless they're sharing information, I wonder what are the processes which lead them to all decide to do the same model of the same vehicle, simultaneously?

Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2013, 09:59:17 AM »
Oh, great, another Object 279! Really? Don't get me wrong, I think it's great to have a plastic kit of this beast. But two? If it has to be Cold War armour (which is laudable), couldn't one of them do a M103 instead?

Oh, well, at least it's not the umpteenth grey thing with iron crosses!  :-\
It is interesting how one company will announce a new kit and soon afterwards, one or two others will announce the same kit.  Now, unless they're sharing information, I wonder what are the processes which lead them to all decide to do the same model of the same vehicle, simultaneously?

I think that's what annoys and humors me about the announcement of two or more kits of the same obscure subject at close to the same time. Admittedly, some times one kit will be arguably better than the other in some fashion but I can't help feel that there's an unnecessary duplication of effort. It reminds of that early German heavy tank discussed at the beginning of this thread. Including the one from Amusing Hobby, there were something like five or six kits produced by three different manufacturers in a fairly short period of time. And IIRC, (I'm no authority on WW2 German armor) there were only like three to five vehicles actually constructed. But hey, maybe I'm just grumpy because there aren't umpteenth choices in kits of the various US T20-T23 tanks and the T14. Not to mention vehicles that actually saw service like the Soviet T44 and T54 or, as ChernayaAkula mentioned, the US M103. Heck, for the M103, I even know where to find one just down the road a bit from me, in case anyone needs a vehicle to research.

As for why you have two or more kits of the same subject announced at around the same time, I suspect that while some of it might be strange coincidence, most of it is the result of some degree of reliable inter-industry rumor mongering.

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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2013, 01:14:23 PM »
I think it's the same "Gee !! they sold How many of those ... lets jump on the bandwagon" as happened with the resin guys like Accurate Armour.  AA did a kit of an "obscure" tank & would have sold many more if not for the price -- DML knocked them off several times with cheaper plastic kits fairly soon after, killing AA's profit dead.

I think it was the response to Meng's Tortoise that made DML do the big US tank .... but they rushed it & stuffed it up otherwise they'd sell quite a few.  Hopefully one of these three will do a good job on the Object if they're not the same kit.

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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2013, 07:51:18 PM »
hmm an injection MBT.70 wouldv been nicer ;)

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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2013, 01:49:20 PM »
Seems the Amusing Hobby is the same mould (perhaps less the PE fret)
as the Panda Object 279 (out & built on Missing Lynx) ...... ok apart from crude & inaccurate surface finish on the front  :(
Priced at AU $44 + shipping from HobbyEasy.

Walkaround of the real vehicle here ....
http://serkoff.narod.ru/photoalbum110.html

Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #20 on: September 29, 2014, 09:59:53 PM »
First new kit announcement from Amusing Hobby in a while but it should be of interest to fans of post WWII western armor. Previewed at PMMS HERE is the British Conqueror heavy tank.

Offline Rickshaw

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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2014, 10:17:22 PM »
WANT!   :-*

Offline ChernayaAkula

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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #22 on: September 29, 2014, 11:36:32 PM »
Yeah! Way cool!  8)

Here's to more Cold War armour stuff (and, perhaps, a second try at an M103?)!  :icon_beer:
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Moritz

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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2014, 12:31:06 AM »
First new kit announcement from Amusing Hobby in a while but it should be of interest to fans of post WWII western armor. Previewed at PMMS HERE is the British Conqueror heavy tank.


Never even heard of that tank (and I'm a Brit), I was amazed there was almost 200 of them built too, and went into service ---

Do they have one at Bovington Tank Museum?

Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2014, 09:25:13 AM »
Do they have one at Bovington Tank Museum?


It seems they do! Here's a photo of it from Wikipedia- CLICK HERE

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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #25 on: September 30, 2014, 09:56:50 AM »
Do they have one at Bovington Tank Museum?


It seems they do! Here's a photo of it from Wikipedia- CLICK HERE


I think if I ever get back to the old country again I'll have to pay the museum another visit (used to be about 30 minutes down the road from where I used to live)

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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #26 on: October 02, 2014, 04:30:21 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #27 on: June 06, 2015, 04:21:12 AM »
Boxart?

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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #28 on: June 06, 2015, 04:30:21 AM »
Totally a direct rip from World of Tanks promotional material.

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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #29 on: January 24, 2016, 03:47:27 AM »
New one:

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