Author Topic: WTS/WTT Verlinden 1:35th scale V-150 armored car with extra turret  (Read 5787 times)

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From the top of the pile, clearing out old kits due to changing priorities.

This is one of Verlinden's late-1990's 'hull is a solid brick of resin' kits with PE, includes an extra turret (40mm / .50 cal). Yes, they offered that option (see spec sheet here http://i.imgur.com/riyo0dg.jpg)

For those unfamiliar with the vehicle, it's a derivative of the Cadillac Gage used in Vietnam and if I recall correctly, saw use by the Saudi Arabian National Guard in the 1st Gulf War.  Probably seen more action on Hollywood's big and little screens.

$30 CONUS plus whatever shipping works. Will happily trade for 35th scale Italian stuff or what do you have by way of junk?

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Re: WTS/WTT Verlinden 1:35th scale V-150 armored car with extra turret
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2016, 01:54:38 AM »
I swear I saw some driving around Camp Victory in Iraq in 2003. US Army MPs I believe.
They had the tuna boat turret.

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Re: WTS/WTT Verlinden 1:35th scale V-150 armored car with extra turret
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2016, 03:23:17 AM »
Was just west of BIAP/Sather in 2008-2009.

Maybe you saw the M1117 ASV? That's a derivative. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1117_Armored_Security_Vehicle

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Re: WTS/WTT Verlinden 1:35th scale V-150 armored car with extra turret
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2016, 05:19:11 AM »
I have that same model in protective custody.  It is an excellent paperweight :)
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Re: WTS/WTT Verlinden 1:35th scale V-150 armored car with extra turret
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2016, 09:35:14 AM »
I swear I saw some driving around Camp Victory in Iraq in 2003. US Army MPs I believe.
They had the tuna boat turret.

It was probably a M1117, a development of the V-100/LAV-150 family, which were issued to US Army MP units.

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Re: WTS/WTT Verlinden 1:35th scale V-150 armored car with extra turret
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2016, 09:14:39 PM »
It is an excellent paperweight :)

It's a brick of a kit.

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Re: WTS/WTT Verlinden 1:35th scale V-150 armored car with extra turret
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2016, 11:21:51 AM »
I swear I saw some driving around Camp Victory in Iraq in 2003. US Army MPs I believe.
They had the tuna boat turret.

It was probably a M1117, a development of the V-100/LAV-150 family, which were issued to US Army MP units.



Ah yes, that's the critter! Thanks for the correction.

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Re: WTS/WTT Verlinden 1:35th scale V-150 armored car with extra turret
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2016, 12:43:12 PM »


Ah yes, that's the critter! Thanks for the correction.


You didn't see this? http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/Smileys/clabIcons/grin.gif

Was just west of BIAP/Sather in 2008-2009.

Maybe you saw the M1117 ASV? That's a derivative. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1117_Armored_Security_Vehicle

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Re: WTS/WTT Verlinden 1:35th scale V-150 armored car with extra turret
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2024, 02:43:36 AM »


A Saudi Arabian National Guard vehicle in Yemen could have potential.


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Re: WTS/WTT Verlinden 1:35th scale V-150 armored car with extra turret
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2024, 06:10:55 AM »
I built Verlinden's V-100 - good kit with only 1 air-bubble underneath :smiley:

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Re: WTS/WTT Verlinden 1:35th scale V-150 armored car with extra turret
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2024, 11:48:35 PM »
Someone's Thai Army build






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Re: WTS/WTT Verlinden 1:35th scale V-150 armored car with extra turret
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2024, 02:44:44 AM »
What are the details of that latest one?
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Re: WTS/WTT Verlinden 1:35th scale V-150 armored car with extra turret
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2024, 06:44:21 PM »
I do NOT know! even after various types of reverse image searches, but with those two hatches it looks like a low-profile turret in the 105mm range - doesn't it?  Also, the driver's station exterior seems updated. That open tool rack screams 1950s/60s/yardsale vintage.
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Re: WTS/WTT Verlinden 1:35th scale V-150 armored car with extra turret
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2024, 09:04:22 PM »
It looks like it's supposed to be some kind of MGS but, with the engine taking up half the rear space of the turret, there's no room for an auto-loader or magazine, Also, the tool rack, & whatever that is behind it, cover what should be an engine acces hatch. Plus, what's with the flared guards? As the previous images show, not part of the base design & not needed, unless you want it to look cool.

So, I'm wondering if it's a movie prop, possibly from SE Asia, where V-100s/LAV-150s are/were more common - not that I can find anything that suggests this might be the case.
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Re: WTS/WTT Verlinden 1:35th scale V-150 armored car with extra turret
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2024, 09:04:39 PM »
Here's a cool variant (Phillipines Army "Simba"):

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Re: WTS/WTT Verlinden 1:35th scale V-150 armored car with extra turret
« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2024, 02:14:29 AM »
I do NOT know! even after various types of reverse image searches, but with those two hatches it looks like a low-profile turret in the 105mm range - doesn't it?  Also, the driver's station exterior seems updated. That open tool rack screams 1950s/60s/yardsale vintage.

I was thinking perhaps 90mm gun
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Re: WTS/WTT Verlinden 1:35th scale V-150 armored car with extra turret
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2024, 03:31:55 PM »
Here's a cool variant (Phillipines Army "Simba"):



The Simba is not a Cadillac-Gage product, it is produced by GKN a UK company.  It was sold to the Philippines and Malaysia.