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Gecko Models
« on: April 15, 2017, 03:11:14 AM »
New company:



First planned releases:

1/35 Cruiser Tank Mk II CS, A10 CS Mk IA:



1/35 Kreuzer Panzerkampfwagen Mk II, 742 (e) (-10)



1/35 WW2 British MG Team in Combat (N.W Europe)



1/35 WW2 British MG Team Marching (N.W Europe):

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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2017, 11:12:46 AM »
Good to see some Jerkins in evidence.  Much overlooked piece of uniform.  I had one which I'd inherited from my father.  I remember old Bluey, who'd served in Korea and was a plant operator for 3 Field Squadron still had his and wore it quite a lot.   Warm, and of course, hard wearing.    :)

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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2018, 11:41:37 AM »
New ones:


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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2020, 09:44:22 PM »
Seems like Gekko Models has changed their name slightly to Gecko Models.

New website link: http://www.gecko-models.com/Public/home/test/models/

Armorama had a news item for several new figure sets and vehicles from this company:

WWII:  https://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=36128

Modern:  https://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=36123

This particular item caught my eye.  I may have to add a couple to the secure storage/kit archive.


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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2020, 09:50:25 PM »
Seems like Gekko Models has changed their name slightly to Gecko Models.

Hmm, well looking at the box tops in the previous posts from a couple of years ago, it would seem to be that was how they always spelt the company name LJ ---

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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2020, 02:13:21 AM »
I like that - definite possibilities
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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2020, 02:29:09 AM »
Here's the box art with out the Scalemates overlay:



And another version coming:

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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2020, 02:38:37 AM »
Well, looks like I'm getting at least one of each version.

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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2020, 02:39:51 AM »
Forgive my ignorance but are these cruiser tanks a between the wars design? Never seen them before. Or whiff in a box?

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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2020, 03:00:20 AM »
Forgive my ignorance but are these cruiser tanks a between the wars design? Never seen them before. Or whiff in a box?

The A9 versions?  They were designed in the mid 1930s and in service 1938–1941. Only 125 were produced though.  Here's one knocked out in France:

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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2020, 03:02:40 AM »
Re the German A-10 shown above too, here is the actual photo that inspired the box art:

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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2020, 02:30:19 PM »
Some good news there, the MWD Bedford listed is a sure stash addition.

Although for some reason my head started the Banana Splits theme when I saw the ATV kit

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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2020, 08:45:44 PM »
Although for some reason my head started the Banana Splits theme when I saw the ATV kit

You, too!? ;D
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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2020, 02:54:43 AM »
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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2020, 07:18:28 AM »
Didn't the Aus Army have a handful of these at some stage? I seem to remember photo's/footage of them assisting with flood relief or similar. ???

If so, I may get one ... MAY! ;)
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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2020, 02:34:01 PM »
Didn't the Aus Army have a handful of these at some stage? I seem to remember photo's/footage of them assisting with flood relief or similar. ???

If so, I may get one ... MAY! ;)

Sure I did, I can remember seeing them during my days in the 80's
Link indicates that they were around still  in 2015, almost last hurrah of the Tobruk.
https://news.navy.gov.au/en/Mar2015/Operations/1926/HMAS-Tobruk-begins-distribution-of-aid.htm

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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2020, 03:37:35 PM »
Oh, good! I haven't completely lost my grip on reality, then ... Yet! ;)
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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2020, 05:56:39 PM »
Oh, good! I haven't completely lost my grip on reality, then ... Yet! ;)

I have a feeling they still have some and there was one sitting in a yard opposite the Osborne Shipyard where the Hobarts were built.

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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2020, 02:34:56 AM »
HobbyFan offered this Mark LARC as a full resin kit.  So it will be interesting to see an in-depth comparison on the two kits.
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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2020, 10:34:02 AM »
The LARC was a standard issue item with the Terminal units in the Australian Army.  They used to use them down south in the Antarctic runs as well as during the disaster relief and ocassionally as proper military vehicles between ship and shore.  They superseded the DUKWs in the mid-1960s.

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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2020, 02:11:24 AM »
The LARC was a standard issue item with the Terminal units in the Australian Army.  They used to use them down south in the Antarctic runs

Indeed:  https://www.antarctica.gov.au/antarctic-operations/travel-and-logistics/small-watercraft/larc/

Some looked great too:



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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2020, 02:31:44 AM »
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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #22 on: December 24, 2020, 01:59:06 AM »
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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2021, 02:36:23 AM »
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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2021, 04:28:04 AM »
OK, so what exactly does all that bar grating do ?