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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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2020, 02:13:21 AM »
I like that - definite possibilities
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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2020, 02:54:43 AM »
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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2020, 02:31:44 AM »
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« Reply #22 on: December 24, 2020, 01:59:06 AM »
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« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2021, 02:36:23 AM »
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« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2021, 04:28:04 AM »
OK, so what exactly does all that bar grating do ?

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« Reply #25 on: January 29, 2021, 05:02:50 AM »
OK, so what exactly does all that bar grating do ?
The intention or purpose of the bar grating/screen is to try and defeat HEAT rounds and ATGMs (Cone-Shaped Charge) before they come in to contact with the vehicle by causing the warheads to detonate upon contact with the screen.   
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« Reply #26 on: January 29, 2021, 07:14:41 AM »
Here's what it does to an RPG round:


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« Reply #27 on: January 29, 2021, 09:16:33 AM »
Thanks Jeff, Frank, that really explains it well ----  :smiley:

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« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2021, 11:44:05 AM »
OK, so what exactly does all that bar grating do ?

Detonates standoff shaped charge warheads at a sufficient distance that the explosive jet hopefully cant penetrate the base armour and the crew compartment.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slat_armor

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« Reply #29 on: January 31, 2021, 11:52:23 AM »
There's also the possibility that it may cause a kinetic projectile to lose stability & not (fully) penetrate the base armour.
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« Reply #30 on: February 01, 2021, 09:39:53 AM »
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Detonates standoff shaped charge warheads at a sufficient distance that the explosive jet hopefully cant penetrate the base armour and the crew compartment.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slat_armor

Nah mate, its designed to mess with the ignition of the charge. The standoff range could actually improve the effect of the shaped charge by giving it enough distance to form properly.

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« Reply #31 on: February 04, 2021, 09:42:56 PM »
A little something for the logistician in all of us:


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« Reply #33 on: February 06, 2021, 05:55:34 AM »
Nice! :smiley:
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« Reply #34 on: February 06, 2021, 06:58:52 AM »
OMFG !!!!!! Finally

 

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« Reply #35 on: March 02, 2021, 09:48:14 PM »
Another interesting release for the combat engineers among us.




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« Reply #36 on: March 02, 2021, 11:43:46 PM »
I wonder if the Army pays four/five times as much for it than civvies do   ;D

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« Reply #37 on: March 02, 2021, 11:56:41 PM »
I wonder if the Army pays four/five times as much for it than civvies do   ;D


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« Reply #38 on: March 17, 2021, 11:44:58 AM »
That skid steer is cool. I think the Canadian Army DART uses that and the Gecko Supacat

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« Reply #39 on: April 20, 2021, 02:07:12 AM »
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« Reply #40 on: June 05, 2021, 01:32:36 AM »
Gecko Models will be releasing their own 1/35th scale model of the iconic Austin K2/Y Heavy Ambulance in the middle of 2021.

This model is based on original research and has no connection with the forthcoming Airfix K2/Y model. Research and planning for this model started a considerable time before the unexpected announcement by Airfix.



There will be a number of boxings of this kit, all the colour and marking schemes for which were completed and sent to Gecko, coincidentally, just the day before the Airfix announcement. These are:

1 - Famous K2/Ys (includes HRH The Princess Elizabeth figurine)

Option 1 - K2/Y driven by HRH The Princess Elizabeth at the ATS Driver & Maintenance School at Camberley, Surrey, UK in the Spring of 1945
Option 2 – K2/Y in Ice Cold in Alex film markings (2 wheel drive version only - another K2/Y was converted to 4 wheel drive using Austin K9 or CMP drive train components and used in some scenes)

2 - Early K2/Ys

4 Options to include a BEF example, 2 x Western Desert examples (including a very colourful K2/Y) and an example used in Sicily

3 - Late War K2/Ys

4 Options showing those used by the military and civilian services in the North West Europe campaign in 1944/45



Work in progress ::

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« Reply #41 on: September 15, 2021, 03:47:23 AM »

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« Reply #42 on: September 15, 2021, 05:07:21 PM »
Hmmm?! ???

Depending on its dimensions, I may have a use for one of those! ;)
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« Reply #43 on: September 16, 2021, 12:03:28 AM »
A zombie squasher? Add a bunch of spikes to the edge of the bucket.

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« Reply #44 on: September 16, 2021, 07:16:05 AM »
Probably must me... whenever I see a bobcat working I see this


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« Reply #45 on: September 17, 2021, 02:26:08 AM »
You know of this kit?



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« Reply #46 on: September 17, 2021, 09:03:38 AM »
I'd be surprised if BT doesn't have one ... or, at least, had one. ;)
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« Reply #47 on: September 17, 2021, 12:29:16 PM »
I'd be surprised if BT doesn't have one ... or, at least, had one. ;)

Yep, in the stash. Also have a Queen Alien same scale. One of these days......... ::)

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« Reply #48 on: September 18, 2021, 02:50:34 AM »
 :smiley:
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« Reply #50 on: October 02, 2021, 04:03:49 AM »
It would be interesting to do a version of this with a recoilless rifle or ATGM.
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« Reply #51 on: October 02, 2021, 08:53:12 AM »
It would be interesting to do a version of this with a recoilless rifle or ATGM.
Malkara mount.. monstrous, impractical, but impressive  8)
RCL might work, although after the Carrier build, engineering around loading the thing and still  having a clear BBDA would be interesting. Maybe ONTOS like setup.
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« Reply #52 on: February 03, 2022, 01:06:48 AM »


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« Reply #53 on: February 04, 2022, 01:31:51 AM »
I'll need a couple of these.  I spent a year riding around in these as my platoon was part of Boat Company for the 24th MEU(SOC) in 1997-98.


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« Reply #54 on: February 04, 2022, 08:11:46 AM »
I'll need a couple of these.  I spent a year riding around in these as my platoon was part of Boat Company for the 24th MEU(SOC) in 1997-98.

'SOC' because no-one else has the 'stones' to think that Combat and Rubber belong in the same descriptor  ;D
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« Reply #55 on: February 05, 2022, 02:19:39 AM »
'SOC' because no-one else has the 'stones' to think that Combat and Rubber belong in the same descriptor  ;D

I can think of one case... ;)
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« Reply #56 on: February 05, 2022, 03:59:59 AM »
I hope "Goose" up front doesn't puncture the boat or one of his mates with that itchy trigger finger.

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« Reply #58 on: February 05, 2022, 05:09:45 AM »
I'll need a couple of these.  I spent a year riding around in these as my platoon was part of Boat Company for the 24th MEU(SOC) in 1997-98.


It will be interesting to compare this new CRRC kit from Gekko with the old Italeri kit of the same subject. 
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« Reply #59 on: April 22, 2022, 01:56:42 AM »




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« Reply #60 on: April 22, 2022, 06:20:04 AM »
More excellent softskins.... great subject

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« Reply #61 on: April 22, 2022, 07:38:57 AM »
 :smiley: 8)
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« Reply #62 on: June 07, 2022, 12:23:13 AM »


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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #63 on: June 09, 2022, 01:20:51 AM »

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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #64 on: June 09, 2022, 03:26:26 AM »
That LCA has some serious riverine monitor potential.

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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #65 on: June 10, 2022, 01:27:02 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #66 on: June 25, 2022, 02:21:03 AM »
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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #67 on: January 12, 2023, 01:12:19 AM »






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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #68 on: January 13, 2023, 01:23:33 AM »
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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #69 on: February 09, 2023, 01:49:07 AM »






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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #70 on: February 09, 2023, 01:53:05 AM »







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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #71 on: February 09, 2023, 05:17:55 AM »
 :icon_alabanza:

Although I am currently a bit Gecko shy after the Daimler Armoured Car experience.... this I am so looking forward to.
Can scratch another Resicast conversion off the list.

Now about that 3.7" Anti Aircraft gun ???

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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #72 on: February 09, 2023, 10:52:21 AM »
Still, nice to see the Ram Kangaroos  :smiley:
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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #73 on: February 09, 2023, 01:56:16 PM »
IIRC the Kangaroos eventually had makeshift ladders added to the sides made out of whatever was handy. Plus most had .30 cal guns instead of a .50 cal as that way they could carry more ammunition on board. It's been a while since I researched the Kangaroos and repurposed Priests.

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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #74 on: February 10, 2023, 12:43:06 AM »
Makes me wonder if Gecko will follow up with a 3.7 inch AA gun.

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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #75 on: February 15, 2023, 02:59:48 AM »
^ oh my!

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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #76 on: February 24, 2023, 12:42:30 AM »
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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #77 on: June 13, 2023, 08:38:36 PM »
Just spotted on Armorama: 1/35 Lambro 550 tricar



and for the logisticians among us: 1/35 Conex boxes


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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #78 on: June 13, 2023, 09:27:52 PM »
The MILVAN containers are a very nice sight to see in 1/35th scale. 
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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #79 on: June 13, 2023, 10:11:45 PM »
Three wheeled vehicle? I'm getting it.

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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #80 on: September 14, 2023, 01:07:49 AM »
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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #81 on: September 14, 2023, 06:23:50 AM »
No doubt the same sort of 20+ pieces >:D to complete one suspension unit like the Daimler Armoured Car has (which my build, has now reached the 12 month mark and only finally looking like seeing completion)

I love the current era of never ending great releases, but really, I am after a scale model, not a scale replica down to the last grease nipple as a separate part.

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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #82 on: September 16, 2023, 01:32:17 AM »







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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #83 on: September 16, 2023, 05:23:56 PM »
This;



Along with this;



Plus a figure of Gunner/Lance-Bombardier Milligan, Terence Alan

Would make a wonderful diorama set during the events of "Rommel?" "Gunner Who?" and/or Monty: His Part in My Victory.
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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #84 on: September 17, 2023, 07:30:33 PM »
 ;D

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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #85 on: September 18, 2023, 04:40:09 PM »
With a runaway gun? ;)

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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #86 on: September 21, 2023, 07:02:59 AM »



 :smiley:
I looked for years for the ESCi Dodge version that was never made :(

I hope they will do other support vehicles like this.  NAFFI/WVS canteen truck ? many bought after the war by removals & delivery companies.  Maybe 1/48th versions of the Airfix airfield vehicles?

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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #87 on: October 10, 2023, 09:05:29 PM »
PAC-V Hovercraft...oooohh

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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #88 on: October 20, 2023, 09:09:07 PM »
Another addition to the list.





more CAD at Armorama: https://armorama.com/news/gecko-models-sk-5-pacv

Some thoughts on added firepower:
a CROWS-J in place of the twin .50s
a couple Harpoon canisters for a littoral anti-ship capability
Hellfire or Brimstone launchers to deal with AAVs in the ship to shore movement

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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #89 on: October 21, 2023, 02:36:13 AM »
Nice - another to add to the list of "taking one for the team and buying the expensive resin kit for" - this time the 1/35 Masterpiece Models PACV.  Not to worry - mine is going to be combined with a M60A2 top half to create a hover tank of sorts.
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« Reply #90 on: October 21, 2023, 01:47:48 PM »
Uh-oh! Another addition to the Royal Australian Marines SBS Vietnam Riverine Forces! :o
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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #91 on: October 22, 2023, 02:19:16 AM »
Uh-oh! Another addition to the Royal Australian Marines SBS Vietnam Riverine Forces! :o

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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #92 on: March 15, 2024, 10:27:52 PM »
Seen over on Armorama: US M76 "OTTER"



Going on the wish list next to the PACV.

Also, another boxing of the Lambro 550 trike, this time a 2-in-1 set:


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Re: Gecko Models
« Reply #93 on: March 16, 2024, 03:08:05 AM »
 :smiley:
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