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Re: Takom Models
« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2013, 04:49:06 PM »
I hear you, this kit would be not so much a WIFF as a should have been.  Out of 90 gun tanks originally bought I believe there were 70 or so left once the Abrams entered service.  They would have made a very nice 2nd or reserve Regiment as well as providing vehicles and hulls for the creation of an armoured engineering capability. 

A favourite option of mine, although it would never happen, would have been to upgrade the Leos and issue them to reg and reserve units as independent Direct Fire Support Troops and Squadrons.  A Squadron to each CAV Regt and a Troop to each CAV Squadron and a squadron to each of the Mech Infantry Btns.

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Re: Takom Models
« Reply #26 on: December 22, 2013, 03:29:49 AM »
My thinking is that rather than getting M1s, the ARA is forced to go with a "cheaper" option of upgrading the Leo1s.  They give them a major hull overhaul , possibly a new/improved engine, MEXAS armour, new fire control system, new 120mm gun etc, etc…

The result would be a Leo1 for the 21st century!
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Re: Takom Models
« Reply #27 on: December 22, 2013, 08:19:58 AM »
Nice.

I was told by an ex 2CAV recruiter in the early 90s that the plan was with the move of 1BDE north the Govt was going to fork out for a 2nd Regiment to be equipped with M-1A2s to be based in Darwin and 1 Armd would remain in Puka with the Leopards.  Made sense as the pams at the time always referred to a second armoured regt. that didn't actually exist.

Now with 1 Armd keeping the Leos an upgrade to standardise gun and ammo would make sense.

Being ex Light Horse myself I would still like to see MBTs embedded in those units too.  Maybe a follow up purchase of Abrams free up the upgraded Leos and the amalgamated LH regiments are dis-amalgamated to give a home to the now surplus tanks, i.e. 3/9 LH (SAMR) becomes 3 LH and 9 H (Horse) ;D

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Re: Takom Models
« Reply #28 on: December 22, 2013, 09:14:30 AM »
Under my scenario, there would be no ARA M1s...I just need a new designation of the upgraded tank.  Maybe Leopard 1A6 (AS.2)?
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Re: Takom Models
« Reply #29 on: December 22, 2013, 09:31:59 AM »
Let's continue the rest of this discussion here
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Re: Takom Models
« Reply #30 on: March 28, 2014, 06:26:00 AM »
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Re: Takom Models
« Reply #31 on: April 19, 2014, 03:16:44 AM »
Two new ones from Takom:


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Re: Takom Models
« Reply #32 on: April 19, 2014, 03:18:44 AM »
BTW, has anyone tried using the Takom Website?  The i-phone style layout is most annoying... :icon_twisted:
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Re: Takom Models
« Reply #33 on: April 19, 2014, 03:49:30 AM »
Those two Mark IV are screaming "build me as 1/72 with lotsa guns".
In any scale, how about adding reactive armor ?
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Re: Takom Models
« Reply #34 on: April 25, 2014, 05:49:52 AM »
Another from Takom:


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Re: Takom Models
« Reply #35 on: April 25, 2014, 08:58:50 AM »
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Re: Takom Models
« Reply #36 on: April 25, 2014, 11:58:26 AM »
Takom is pricing this kit like a real Mercedes!

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Re: Takom Models
« Reply #37 on: April 25, 2014, 12:00:00 PM »
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Re: Takom Models
« Reply #38 on: April 25, 2014, 12:23:55 PM »
Takom is pricing this kit like a real Mercedes!

Which is terrible for a BMW model kit.  ;)
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Re: Takom Models
« Reply #39 on: April 25, 2014, 12:55:12 PM »
Takom is pricing this kit like a real Mercedes!
I suspect it would cost even more if they actually used the brand name of the vehicle. 
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Re: Takom Models
« Reply #40 on: April 25, 2014, 01:36:53 PM »
I need 2 of those Mk. IV "Male" tanks (Kitbash!) & add turret from a Pz,Kpfw 38(t). :icon_surprised:

I have a plan! ;)
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Re: Takom Models
« Reply #41 on: April 25, 2014, 02:10:46 PM »
I need 2 of those Mk. IV "Male" tanks (Kitbash!) & add turret from a Pz,Kpfw 38(t). :icon_surprised:

I have a plan! ;)


I was thinking of something like that too but using an M3 Stuart turret and some heavier weapons in the side sponsons
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Re: Takom Models
« Reply #42 on: April 25, 2014, 05:15:21 PM »
I need 2 of those Mk. IV "Male" tanks (Kitbash!) & add turret from a Pz,Kpfw 38(t). :icon_surprised:

I have a plan! ;)


This plan?  ;)
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Re: Takom Models
« Reply #43 on: April 25, 2014, 05:34:33 PM »
I need 2 of those Mk. IV "Male" tanks (Kitbash!) & add turret from a Pz,Kpfw 38(t). :icon_surprised:

I have a plan! ;)

I just know this is gunna be great :)
Go for it.

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Re: Takom Models
« Reply #44 on: April 25, 2014, 07:11:00 PM »
Yah. Maybe. If I'm lucky. ;D

Problem is, it could be 4 or 5 years until I get around to it. :-\
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Re: Takom Models
« Reply #45 on: April 25, 2014, 08:41:14 PM »
Why am I hearing the Raiders of the Lost Ark theme ?

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Re: Takom Models
« Reply #46 on: April 26, 2014, 04:39:22 AM »
Why am I hearing the Raiders of the Lost Ark theme ?


One can actually buy a resin kit in 1/35 of the tank from the Indian Jones movie.   See here for an example
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Re: Takom Models
« Reply #47 on: April 26, 2014, 05:07:53 AM »
One can actually buy a resin kit in 1/35 of the tank from the Indian Jones movie.   See here for an example


Same kit with larger images at this link: ARVEY Model Products, a division of Commander Models, Inc. - German Mk VII Heavy Tank "Hatay Special" (1:35 scale, Kit #3-010)
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Re: Takom Models
« Reply #48 on: April 26, 2014, 05:10:29 AM »
Yeah - I simply posted the first link I found. ;)

ARVEY Models do some other interesting products too
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Re: Takom Models
« Reply #49 on: April 26, 2014, 05:24:35 AM »
Yeah - I simply posted the first link I found. ;)

ARVEY Models do some other interesting products too
Slacker! ;)

Here is a link to a WIP Blog/Discussion topic on the Hatay Tank with some images of the real movie prop included amongst the WIP images: WIP: 1/35 "Last Crusade" Mk VIII Tank
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