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Amusing Hobby
« on: January 18, 2012, 09:28:50 PM »
New kid on the block for a 35th scale NbFz:

http://www.hlj.com/product/amh35a003

I wonder if it's an offshoot of Dragon?

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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2012, 12:50:30 PM »
Amusing Hobby from Japan. 



1/35th scale Neubaufahrzeug (Kit Number 35A003)

(Image source: Amusing Hobby

The following armor kits are announced (with scheduled release date in paranthesis):

35A002 Panzerkampfwagen VK3002(DB) (June)
35A004 Panzerkampfwagan VK1602 LEOPARD (August)
35A005 Panzerkampfwagan VII Lowe (July)

Box art can be viewed at this link: PMMS - Amusing Hobby
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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2012, 01:33:25 PM »
Glad to hear about the VK3002(DB). I'm not normally a fan of WW2 German armor but the 3002 will work for an alt-war/ "Imagi-Nations" project I have in mind.

 

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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2012, 01:44:19 PM »
Some of the features on the Neubaufahrzeug remind me of the Churchill tank. 
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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2012, 07:17:53 PM »
The running gear especially...
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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2012, 07:40:23 PM »
One wonders why the sudden burst of NbFz kits, but I'm not complaining.  The Leopard and Lowe are definitely welcome additions in styrene.

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John
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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2012, 03:05:34 AM »
Very nice kit but after looking at the sprues there are way too many fiddley bits for my taste, It would take me forever to build it.  :-\     For those of you who prefer a high parts count this looks like it would be a great kit. :)
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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2012, 06:06:16 AM »
The VK 3002 is a must have. The VK 1602,I'd have to see how it compares to the Trumpeter kit. :icon_music:
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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2012, 08:29:28 AM »
The VK 3002 (DB) is starting to show up as a pre-order or in stock at various HK-based hobby retailers. Lucky Model is one source- LINK -and I've seen a few on EBay as well.

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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2012, 09:11:57 AM »


Has anyone had a look at one yet.  I am tempted to get one but to do it as a captured Russian one... ;)
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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2012, 02:47:32 PM »




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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2013, 03:23:02 AM »
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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2013, 11:29:09 PM »
After a period of silence, Amusing Hobby is back with a new release.

And because you (apparently) can never have too many versions of the Soviet Object 279.... (from PMMS)-
http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/newkitnews/amusinghobby.html

(See our recent discussion of the Panda Hobby version of this same subject.)
http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=1416.msg49824#msg49824

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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2013, 05:24:43 AM »
I will most probably buy one of these Object 279 kits purely due to its wacko shape ;D

But I won't buy one till I see photos of the actual plastic - the CAD drawings (all that's been shown so far) by two of the three companies marketing this kit(s) fall far short of the real thing in hull detail - looks more like early 1970's quality :(

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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2013, 07:42:16 AM »
Oh, great, another Object 279! Really? Don't get me wrong, I think it's great to have a plastic kit of this beast. But two? If it has to be Cold War armour (which is laudable), couldn't one of them do a M103 instead?

Oh, well, at least it's not the umpteenth grey thing with iron crosses!  :-\
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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2013, 08:33:40 AM »
It is interesting how one company will announce a new kit and soon afterwards, one or two others will announce the same kit.  Now, unless they're sharing information, I wonder what are the processes which lead them to all decide to do the same model of the same vehicle, simultaneously?

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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2013, 09:59:17 AM »
Oh, great, another Object 279! Really? Don't get me wrong, I think it's great to have a plastic kit of this beast. But two? If it has to be Cold War armour (which is laudable), couldn't one of them do a M103 instead?

Oh, well, at least it's not the umpteenth grey thing with iron crosses!  :-\
It is interesting how one company will announce a new kit and soon afterwards, one or two others will announce the same kit.  Now, unless they're sharing information, I wonder what are the processes which lead them to all decide to do the same model of the same vehicle, simultaneously?

I think that's what annoys and humors me about the announcement of two or more kits of the same obscure subject at close to the same time. Admittedly, some times one kit will be arguably better than the other in some fashion but I can't help feel that there's an unnecessary duplication of effort. It reminds of that early German heavy tank discussed at the beginning of this thread. Including the one from Amusing Hobby, there were something like five or six kits produced by three different manufacturers in a fairly short period of time. And IIRC, (I'm no authority on WW2 German armor) there were only like three to five vehicles actually constructed. But hey, maybe I'm just grumpy because there aren't umpteenth choices in kits of the various US T20-T23 tanks and the T14. Not to mention vehicles that actually saw service like the Soviet T44 and T54 or, as ChernayaAkula mentioned, the US M103. Heck, for the M103, I even know where to find one just down the road a bit from me, in case anyone needs a vehicle to research.

As for why you have two or more kits of the same subject announced at around the same time, I suspect that while some of it might be strange coincidence, most of it is the result of some degree of reliable inter-industry rumor mongering.

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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2013, 01:14:23 PM »
I think it's the same "Gee !! they sold How many of those ... lets jump on the bandwagon" as happened with the resin guys like Accurate Armour.  AA did a kit of an "obscure" tank & would have sold many more if not for the price -- DML knocked them off several times with cheaper plastic kits fairly soon after, killing AA's profit dead.

I think it was the response to Meng's Tortoise that made DML do the big US tank .... but they rushed it & stuffed it up otherwise they'd sell quite a few.  Hopefully one of these three will do a good job on the Object if they're not the same kit.

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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2013, 07:51:18 PM »
hmm an injection MBT.70 wouldv been nicer ;)

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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2013, 01:49:20 PM »
Seems the Amusing Hobby is the same mould (perhaps less the PE fret)
as the Panda Object 279 (out & built on Missing Lynx) ...... ok apart from crude & inaccurate surface finish on the front  :(
Priced at AU $44 + shipping from HobbyEasy.

Walkaround of the real vehicle here ....
http://serkoff.narod.ru/photoalbum110.html

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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #20 on: September 29, 2014, 09:59:53 PM »
First new kit announcement from Amusing Hobby in a while but it should be of interest to fans of post WWII western armor. Previewed at PMMS HERE is the British Conqueror heavy tank.

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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2014, 10:17:22 PM »
WANT!   :-*

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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #22 on: September 29, 2014, 11:36:32 PM »
Yeah! Way cool!  8)

Here's to more Cold War armour stuff (and, perhaps, a second try at an M103?)!  :icon_beer:
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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2014, 12:31:06 AM »
First new kit announcement from Amusing Hobby in a while but it should be of interest to fans of post WWII western armor. Previewed at PMMS HERE is the British Conqueror heavy tank.


Never even heard of that tank (and I'm a Brit), I was amazed there was almost 200 of them built too, and went into service ---

Do they have one at Bovington Tank Museum?

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Re: Amusing Hobby
« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2014, 09:25:13 AM »
Do they have one at Bovington Tank Museum?


It seems they do! Here's a photo of it from Wikipedia- CLICK HERE