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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #225 on: June 09, 2021, 01:30:52 AM »
These are the best images I have found showing in Israeli service:

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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #226 on: June 09, 2021, 03:25:25 AM »
These are the best images I have found showing in Israeli service: <snip>
The IDF TOW units usually consisted of two vehicles.  One with the TOW launcher as shown and a second vehicle carrying additional missiles to support the system with a larger basic load of missiles in lieu of a 1/4-T trailer loaded with missiles. 
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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #227 on: October 02, 2021, 07:35:54 PM »
bump:

i recently started producing inbox reviews for 144 scale kits, and i just finished one for the AFV Club Sea King.

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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #228 on: October 03, 2021, 01:47:46 AM »
bump:

i recently started producing inbox reviews for 144 scale kits, and i just finished one for the AFV Club Sea King.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odEYRdqE31E

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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #229 on: November 09, 2021, 02:58:15 AM »
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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #230 on: November 09, 2021, 03:48:28 AM »
Here's hoping they take the CROWS-J parts and make it a separate offering like they did with their M151 RWS.

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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #231 on: November 09, 2021, 04:15:00 AM »
Same here! The M151 RWS kit itself is great, but all the Stryker extras in the box are a treasure trove of parts.

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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #232 on: November 09, 2021, 05:45:23 AM »
Same here! The M151 RWS kit itself is great, but all the Stryker extras in the box are a treasure trove of parts.
Yes they are  :smiley: The couple of extra's sets they have released have been very well used on other projects.

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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #233 on: November 09, 2021, 06:46:41 AM »
Oh, dear! Another Stryker for the collection! :icon_crap:



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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #234 on: November 09, 2021, 10:51:33 AM »
I suddenly have the urge to build something - a hovering helicopter, perhaps - with a fired TOW missile and the wire between them.

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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #235 on: November 10, 2021, 01:38:07 AM »
Here's hoping they take the CROWS-J parts and make it a separate offering like they did with their M151 RWS.

See here:  https://www.blast-models.eu/en/modern/1429-bl35357k-stryker-crows-j-rws-javelin-afv-club.html
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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #237 on: April 16, 2022, 12:03:05 AM »
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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #238 on: April 19, 2022, 06:49:55 AM »
Venerable Italeri Kits on the swap piles now.

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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #239 on: June 07, 2022, 08:45:15 PM »
Timely addition to any armory from AFV Club:



Gonna have to get a couple of these sets before Mr. Fontaine wipes out current inventories...

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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #240 on: June 07, 2022, 10:48:42 PM »
And probably significantly cheaper than the resin ones I bought last (?) year. ::)
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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #241 on: June 08, 2022, 03:46:23 AM »
Timely addition to any armory from AFV Club:
<snip>
Gonna have to get a couple of these sets before Mr. Fontaine wipes out current inventories...

And probably significantly cheaper than the resin ones I bought last (?) year. ::)

KitLinx currently has this item listed as "pre-order" with an MSRP of $24.95.  Considering what is included in this kit, I find the current MSRP to be a bit of a price gouge. 


Kitlinx.com AFV Club (35355) 1/35th scale - FGM-148 Javelin AAWS-M (Advanced Anti-Tank Weapon System-Medium)
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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #242 on: June 08, 2022, 06:05:45 AM »
especially since it apparently doesn't include a figure of Saint Javelin; not even a decal!

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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #243 on: June 08, 2022, 12:01:44 PM »
And probably significantly cheaper than the resin ones I bought last (?) year. ::)

KitLinx currently has this item listed as "pre-order" with an MSRP of $24.95.  Considering what is included in this kit, I find the current MSRP to be a bit of a price gouge. 

Considering I paid AU$25.50 for the Black Dog T35201 Javelin, Carl Gustav, M136 AT4 (resin) Accessories Set (with 2 of each in the box), you could well be right. :-\
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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #244 on: June 11, 2022, 01:08:37 AM »
Timely addition to any armory from AFV Club:


With optional parts for a US and UK version... I think the Command Launch Unit needs to be on the other side for the Brit version.  ;)
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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #245 on: June 18, 2022, 03:32:28 AM »
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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #246 on: June 18, 2022, 11:28:23 PM »
Timely addition to any armory from AFV Club:


With optional parts for a US and UK version... I think the Command Launch Unit needs to be on the other side for the Brit version.  ;)

Via Hannants.


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I am giving up listing them. They all end up on the shelf of procrastination anyways.

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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #247 on: July 15, 2022, 01:51:47 AM »

I received my two AFV Club Stryker CROWS-J kits yesterday afternoon.  Quick inspection of the kit contents shows the following:

The Javelin bits in this kit consist of one parts runner containing one shipping and storage container (the plastic tube thing), two Javelin ATGM missile tubes, two CLU (one UK, one US).  The PE provided for the one turned metal Javelin missile contains all of the fins and other detail bits for the two CLU.
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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #248 on: July 15, 2022, 02:32:22 AM »
I see how the missile launches at an upward angle so thatís ok in the prairie but what do you do in the woods? Even urban fighting could involve tree lined streets.

This Javelin kit would be essential for a Ukraine diorama.
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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #249 on: July 15, 2022, 09:12:30 AM »
The new parts included with the AFV Club M1126 Stryker CROWS-J are shown in the attached image. 
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