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Re: Kinetic Model Kits
« Reply #50 on: May 12, 2014, 09:23:18 AM »
Michael Benolkin has an in-box review of Kinetic's new 1:35th scale 4x4 MRAP AFV (kit number 61011) available for your viewing pleasure at CyberModeler. 



This is the vehicle that has been in the news of late as one of the "war surplus" items that are being acquired by many local law enforcement agencies for their special response units (aka SWAT). 
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Re: Kinetic Model Kits
« Reply #51 on: May 12, 2014, 11:37:57 AM »
I'll be getting one of these ASAP. I photographed one at the Chicago Auto Show a few years ago. They can be seen at Prime Portal website.

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Re: Kinetic Model Kits
« Reply #52 on: May 12, 2014, 11:45:43 AM »
Michael Benolkin has an in-box review of Kinetic's new 1:35th scale 4x4 MRAP AFV (kit number 61011) available for your viewing pleasure at CyberModeler. 



This is the vehicle that has been in the news of late as one of the "war surplus" items that are being acquired by many local law enforcement agencies for their special response units (aka SWAT).


Either the criminals in the US have gotten a whole lot worse or the police over there are going a little over the top...

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Re: Kinetic Model Kits
« Reply #53 on: May 12, 2014, 11:57:28 AM »
There are some inner city places that get pretty rough but I think most are concerned with situations like the bank robbery shoot out in LA a few years ago that went on for hours. The two perps had AK-47s and incredible amounts of ammunition and enough body armor for a whole platoon.

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Re: Kinetic Model Kits
« Reply #54 on: May 12, 2014, 05:36:52 PM »
There are some inner city places that get pretty rough but I think most are concerned with situations like the bank robbery shoot out in LA a few years ago that went on for hours. The two perps had AK-47s and incredible amounts of ammunition and enough body armor for a whole platoon.

And the SWAT teams stuck on the wrong side of the resulting traffic jam, saw a doco on it a few years ago.  From memory it was over within in minutes of SWAT getting there, every LAPD patrol vehicle has had an assault rifle on board since.

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Re: Kinetic Model Kits
« Reply #55 on: May 12, 2014, 09:18:44 PM »
Is there a kit of this vehicle, the RCMP use a version for their armed confrontations --  A couple of years ago some kid holed himself up with a load of guns not far from where I live, this vehicle was used to ram its way through the front door of the house.  It's Canadian built and the first time I heard about it was from Barry (John Howling Mouse), he said he wanted to get one to go with his real Hummvee

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Re: Kinetic Model Kits
« Reply #56 on: May 13, 2014, 02:44:33 AM »
There are some inner city places that get pretty rough but I think most are concerned with situations like the bank robbery shoot out in LA a few years ago that went on for hours. The two perps had AK-47s and incredible amounts of ammunition and enough body armor for a whole platoon.

And the SWAT teams stuck on the wrong side of the resulting traffic jam, saw a doco on it a few years ago.  From memory it was over within in minutes of SWAT getting there, every LAPD patrol vehicle has had an assault rifle on board since.

Homeland Security mentality plays a part too. The whole "we have to be ready for the end of the world" way of thinking. I think the US military should mothball them out in the boneyard next to all those aircraft to use in the next low intensity war we get into. Police will get rid of them eventually when they figure out how expensive these vehicles are to operate.

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Re: Kinetic Model Kits
« Reply #57 on: May 13, 2014, 03:14:02 AM »
We interrupt this discussion to bring you some important news from your moderating staff

To those that are interested in continuing the discussion on the comments following my post please consider starting a new discussion.  I was in no way intending for this to become a thread/topic hijack and the additional bit of information I added regarding the use of these vehicles by law enforcement agencies of the local (municipal) [ie: county/parish/provincial and state] and federal was not intended to launch or divert this topic from the subject of Kinetic Model kits product announcements and kit reviews of these kits that are available on-line.  That comment was added just to advise any potential purchaser of the Kinetic MRAP that it could be built for something other than a military subject.  With that being said, please, consider starting a new discussion topic on the subject of military vehicles in law enforcement or something similar before adding more to this thread on Kinetic Models. 

We now return you to your regular scheduled modeling. 

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« Last Edit: May 13, 2014, 03:16:28 AM by Jeffry Fontaine »
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Re: Kinetic Model Kits
« Reply #58 on: May 13, 2014, 06:13:32 AM »
 :) Fair call, I am out of useless tid bits on the topic anyway, sorry for my part in the derailing.

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Re: Kinetic Model Kits
« Reply #59 on: May 13, 2014, 07:03:53 AM »
Further in depth discussion can continue on this topic located here: Ideas & Inspiration » Land » Police and Law Enforcement Vehicles
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Re: Kinetic Model Kits
« Reply #60 on: July 21, 2014, 01:04:28 AM »
1/48 AMX! Posted on Kinetic's Facebook page: LINK!



Yay, an injection-moulded AMX! Finally!  :D Oh, it's in 1/48.  :uuu: I just hope they're doing it in conjunction with Italeri. That might mean there's just a tiny little chance it might be scaled down to 1/72.
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Re: Kinetic Model Kits
« Reply #61 on: July 21, 2014, 02:43:36 AM »
I guess my resin versions in 1/48 just devalued…ah well.
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Re: Kinetic Model Kits
« Reply #62 on: July 21, 2014, 10:50:21 AM »
How long before the Kinetic AMX shows up in an Italeri box? 
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Re: Kinetic Model Kits
« Reply #63 on: August 18, 2014, 01:39:27 AM »
Another new kit tailor-made for whiffing! F-16XL! LINK! Do I even have to mention the scale? It's from Kinetic, so go figure....

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Re: Kinetic Model Kits
« Reply #64 on: August 18, 2014, 01:47:53 AM »
Ah well, there goes the value of my resin conversion kits...
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Re: Kinetic Model Kits
« Reply #65 on: August 18, 2014, 04:51:36 AM »
Ah well, there goes the value of my resin conversion kits...

If they're by Attic, they're priceless.

Cause they're sooo baaad they aint' worth squat.  8)

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Re: Kinetic Model Kits
« Reply #66 on: August 18, 2014, 07:43:10 AM »
I hope they get the details right on the XL.

However............


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Re: Kinetic Model Kits
« Reply #67 on: August 18, 2014, 08:08:09 PM »
I hope they get the details right on the XL.

However............




+1!

Though I think I'll still go ahead with my own conversion/scratch of a Tamiya F-16 into the XL, just to see if I can do it.

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Re: Kinetic Model Kits
« Reply #68 on: November 25, 2014, 02:22:21 PM »
CyberModeler has shared some images of the sprue shots for the soon to be released Kinetic 1:48th scale AMX (kit number 48026)

Click on html or box art to view the sprues :)


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Re: Kinetic Model Kits
« Reply #69 on: December 12, 2014, 01:56:33 AM »
Looks like the F-16XL may be coming out in a Skunkmodels box instead of a Kinetic one (arn't they all the same company?): http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/SKW48026
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Re: Kinetic Model Kits
« Reply #70 on: December 12, 2014, 02:13:20 AM »
<...> (arn't they all the same company?) <...>

They are. :)
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Re: Kinetic Model Kits
« Reply #71 on: December 12, 2014, 01:01:43 PM »
CyberModeler has shared some images of the sprue shots for the soon to be released Kinetic 1:48th scale AMX (kit number 48026)

Click on html or box art to view the sprues :)


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Interesting, it actually links through to shots of the 1/48 Mirage III sprues and a decal sheet including RAAF markings.

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Re: Kinetic Model Kits
« Reply #72 on: December 12, 2014, 10:46:33 PM »
AMX would look good painted up in aggressor schemes!

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Re: Kinetic Model Kits
« Reply #73 on: January 03, 2015, 12:57:22 AM »
Sea Harrier FRS.1  :)

Now I can do my U.S. Army version.  :D
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Re: Kinetic Model Kits
« Reply #74 on: January 03, 2015, 10:12:51 PM »
I have only ever built two 1/48 kits, a Revell S-55 with floats when I was in primary school and a P-40E for my younger brother when I was in my teens (was quite proud of that too but our other brother decided since it was an aeroplane it should fly).  Anyway with all these really cool kits coming out its getting harder and harder not to buy them and with two (three with my Tamiya Matilda) 1/48 kits in the stash, I may actually need to build one.