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Lityvank Is Looking For Some Armored Vehicle Kits
« on: December 24, 2012, 09:24:01 PM »
<snip>... semi-relatedly, anyone know of any decent Saracen and Saladin kits?
<snip>Xenia, 1/35 Saladins are the 40+ year old Tamiya kit and resin versions from Accurate Armour, Firing Line  and Commander(OOP). The only currently available Saracen in 1/35 is a resin kit from Firing Line.

The resin kits are pricey, the AA Saladin being £75.00.  :-\
Yeesh... thanks for that. Is the Tamiya kit still available? Also, what about other scales? (1/72 maybe?)


The Tamiya Saladin kit has been OOP for a long time as evidenced by the STOOOOOPID price of a recent eVileBay auction.   Good luck trying to find that kit for a reasonable price. 

You would probably have better success finding the 1:76th scale Airfix or JB Saladin kits. 
« Last Edit: December 24, 2012, 09:26:01 PM by Jeffry Fontaine »
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Re: Lityvank Is Looking For Some Armored Vehicle Kits
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2012, 11:15:56 PM »
<snip>... semi-relatedly, anyone know of any decent Saracen and Saladin kits?
<snip>Xenia, 1/35 Saladins are the 40+ year old Tamiya kit and resin versions from Accurate Armour, Firing Line  and Commander(OOP). The only currently available Saracen in 1/35 is a resin kit from Firing Line.

The resin kits are pricey, the AA Saladin being £75.00.  :-\
Yeesh... thanks for that. Is the Tamiya kit still available? Also, what about other scales? (1/72 maybe?)


The Tamiya Saladin kit has been OOP for a long time as evidenced by the STOOOOOPID price of a recent eVileBay auction.   Good luck trying to find that kit for a reasonable price. 

You would probably have better success finding the 1:76th scale Airfix or JB Saladin kits.

If you would like JB Saracens / Saladins (which are the same mold as the Airfix kits) for a decent price, I can help, as I know the chap who ran JB Models, and he still has loads!

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Re: Lityvank Is Looking For Some Armored Vehicle Kits
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2012, 01:10:17 AM »
What's with Airfix and their ridiculous scales? I know 1/76 is a (British) railway scale, but still...

Before I opt for those, though... are there any 1/76 Centurions and Challengers?

What few whiff armour I end up doing, I'd like to keep in a unified scale...
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Re: Lityvank Is Looking For Some Armored Vehicle Kits
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2012, 01:34:11 AM »
What's with Airfix and their ridiculous scales? I know 1/76 is a (British) railway scale, but still...

Before I opt for those, though... are there any 1/76 Centurions and Challengers?

What few whiff armour I end up doing, I'd like to keep in a unified scale...


Try here:

http://www.matadormodels.co.uk/index.htm

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Re: Lityvank Is Looking For Some Armored Vehicle Kits
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2012, 02:25:27 AM »
Thanks for the link!

Took a bit of looking around, but I did discover that pretty much anything I'd need for the BC Army stuff I'd want to build is available in 1/76!

So yes, deathjester, I'd take you up on that offer...
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Re: Lityvank Is Looking For Some Armored Vehicle Kits
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2012, 05:24:30 AM »
No problem!  PM me with what you need, and I'll get it sorted!  I'll see if I can get any Centurions and Challengers in 1/76 too...

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Re: Lityvank Is Looking For Some Armored Vehicle Kits
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2012, 10:38:31 AM »
Emil the Enabler at Skyway Model Shop had one Airfix 1:76th scale Saladin kit on the shelf for about US$9.00. 
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Re: Lityvank Is Looking For Some Armored Vehicle Kits
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2012, 10:53:38 AM »
Emil the Enabler at Skyway Model Shop had one Airfix 1:76th scale Saladin kit on the shelf for about US$9.00.

I reckon I can get the exact same molding for much less than that!  And last I checked, he still had quite a few...

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Re: Lityvank Is Looking For Some Armored Vehicle Kits
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2012, 10:59:52 AM »
Emil the Enabler at Skyway Model Shop had one Airfix 1:76th scale Saladin kit on the shelf for about US$9.00.
I reckon I can get the exact same molding for much less than that!  And last I checked, he still had quite a few...


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Re: Lityvank Is Looking For Some Armored Vehicle Kits
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2012, 11:41:27 AM »
I can check on that, but I need to know how many I'd be sending...

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Re: Lityvank Is Looking For Some Armored Vehicle Kits
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2012, 11:49:41 AM »
Xenia. 

Time to decide as we now have a source for your kits. 

The ball is in your court... :)
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Re: Lityvank Is Looking For Some Armored Vehicle Kits
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2012, 03:19:43 AM »
If you are just looking for the Saladin turret, I think the Tamiya M113 Australian FSV has the same one.

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Re: Lityvank Is Looking For Some Armored Vehicle Kits
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2013, 10:35:40 AM »
One specific thing I'm looking for: 1/76 Challenger 1.

(Is there/has there ever been a Chaparral and a ZSU-23-4 in 1/72?)
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Re: Lityvank Is Looking For Some Armored Vehicle Kits
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2013, 08:10:33 AM »
One specific thing I'm looking for: 1/76 Challenger 1.



Matchbox made a 76th Cr 1, but if you don't mind 72nd scale, the Revell kit is better and can be detailed up with some CMK resin & PE.




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Re: Lityvank Is Looking For Some Armored Vehicle Kits
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2013, 10:13:27 AM »
Thanks... I've seen the Revell kit locally, but I don't know of a 1/72 Centurion - and I've already got a 1/76 Centurion (I need the turret from a 1/76 Challenger to use with the Centurion hull, to build one of these: http://altcan.webs.com/altbc/tyee.htm )
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