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Black Dog
« on: November 16, 2013, 08:28:03 AM »
A resin and PE company from the Czech Republic.

http://www.blackdog.cz/scifi-72.html

I must have one of those mechas. ;D
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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2013, 02:10:50 AM »
Pity they are 1/72...
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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2013, 03:32:15 AM »
Their sf stuff is, but a lot of the rest of their stuff isn't.  There are some useful items shown.  I definitely have a use in mind for that 1/48 late-model MiG-21 update set.

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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2013, 06:17:45 PM »
is this their anthem?

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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2013, 12:30:18 AM »
Black Dog has some new products available in a variety of scales:

Link to the page listing 1:700 scale accessories for ship modelers

According to PMMS, Black Dog has announced several new female figures in 1:35th scale.  Sadly, these figures were not found on the what's new page at Black Dog.  :(
However, for those interested in this item, these are listed as:

Israeli Woman Soldier No1 (F35089)
Israeli Woman Soldier No2 (F35090)
Israeli Woman Soldier Set (F35091) (contains both No1 and No2 figures as a set)

Israeli Weapons TAR-21 TAVOR (F35092) contains six types of TAR-21 TAVOR rifles outfitted with a variety of optics and other accessories such as sound suppressors and grenade launchers. 

The other items that might be of interest to our UK modelers is the FN-FAL + Backpacks Falkland War (F35093) which contains the following major items:

2 X Bergen style rucksacks with sleeping pad
2 X Bergen style rucksacks with sleeping pad and M72 LAW
2X FN-FAL with iron sights
2X FN-FAL with telescopic sight
2X FN-FAL with CQB combat optics
2X M72 LAW
4X Large pouches
4X Small pouches
4X Canteens 

Hopefully Black Dog will update their web page soon to show these new items. 
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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2013, 12:51:07 AM »
Their Israeli M113 with the 60mm HVSS turret is interesting!
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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2013, 02:59:43 AM »
Their Israeli M113 with the 60mm HVSS turret is interesting!

Couldn't find that one.
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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2013, 03:13:30 AM »
Their Israeli M113 with the 60mm HVSS turret is interesting!
Couldn't find that one.

Comes as no surprise Greg, it is a 1:72nd scale kit :) 

Verlinden used to offer that turret as a resin conversion with some PE bits but I am unsure if it is still in production at this time.  I used to have a two of the things myself but lost interest in IDF things and disposed of them to Zod a couple of years back. 
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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2013, 10:18:02 AM »
That turret would be nice on a Sheridan, scorpion or LAV

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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2013, 10:55:11 AM »
That turret would be nice on a Sheridan, scorpion or LAV
A bit small for a Sheridan but Scorpion or LAV would be a good match
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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2013, 08:36:24 PM »
The M113 HVMS is here, about 3/4 of the way down (and yes, it's in the One True Scale..... ;))

http://www.blackdog.cz/t72.html




Only UK stockist I can find is Storymodels, who want just under £20 for it:

http://storymodels.com/en/quickfilter.php?searchfilter=experimental&id_category=&id_manufacturer=16
« Last Edit: November 28, 2013, 08:44:51 PM by Weaver »
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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2016, 08:37:59 PM »
From Armorama:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=22408&mode=thread&order=0

Flyer 72 ALSV - If the price isn't too exorbitant, this could be the first all-resin kit added to my collection.

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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2016, 10:06:40 PM »
Love the nitpicking comments from Trisaw, he's looking at photos of the smaller Flyer 60 and
stating that the Black Dog kit of the Flyer 72 doesn't look right.
Well, duh.  :-\

http://www.gd-ots.com/download/Flyer60.pdf

http://www.gd-ots.com/download/Flyer60_Armored.pdf

http://www.gd-ots.com/download/Flyer72.pdf



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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2016, 04:37:11 AM »
From Armorama:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=22408&mode=thread&order=0

Flyer 72 ALSV - If the price isn't too exorbitant, this could be the first all-resin kit added to my collection.


interesting...
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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2016, 03:10:14 AM »
Interesting new set (you can also get individually):


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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2017, 02:10:49 AM »
Another very interesting release coming - looking forward to this:


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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2017, 03:25:58 AM »
Just a small technical question; can a human actually hold and fire a minigun ?

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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2017, 04:15:08 AM »
I think the seminal 1987 motion picture "Predator" has answered that question adequately.

That is a very nice-looking kit!
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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2017, 05:31:40 AM »
I think the seminal 1987 motion picture "Predator" has answered that question adequately.

That is a very nice-looking kit!

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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2017, 07:34:44 AM »
To find an answer myself I went looking on YouTube. There's one of a nice looking blonde firing one    :icon_surprised:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arMJQDkNjuo

OK so is this real  ???

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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #20 on: June 01, 2017, 11:25:02 AM »
To find an answer myself I went looking on YouTube. There's one of a nice looking blonde firing one    :icon_surprised:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arMJQDkNjuo

OK so is this real  ???

Looks like one of the rare XM214  5.56x45mm miniguns to me.  What you don't see is the batteries required to spin the barrels (which Arnie hid by having the cable run up inside his trouser leg IIRC in Predator II), nor do you see how many rounds there are in the ammunition box on the ground.  The Miniguns were prodigious users of ammunition (2-6,000 RPM).   

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« Reply #21 on: June 01, 2017, 05:34:51 PM »
To find an answer myself I went looking on YouTube. There's one of a nice looking blonde firing one    :icon_surprised:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arMJQDkNjuo

OK so is this real  ???

Looks like one of the rare XM214  5.56x45mm miniguns to me.  What you don't see is the batteries required to spin the barrels (which Arnie hid by having the cable run up inside his trouser leg IIRC in Predator II), nor do you see how many rounds there are in the ammunition box on the ground.  The Miniguns were prodigious users of ammunition (2-6,000 RPM).

I was just wondering if a person could hold and fire the gun Brian, I realize there's all the other stuff that would need to go along with it. It just seemed to me there would be a tremendous amount of 'kick-back' when fired that a person couldn't counter it, other videos of a slightly bigger one being fired on a stand would support that thought, people had a hard job just stopping the thing from moving side to side.

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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #22 on: June 01, 2017, 07:29:07 PM »
To find an answer myself I went looking on YouTube. There's one of a nice looking blonde firing one    :icon_surprised:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arMJQDkNjuo

OK so is this real  ???

Looks like one of the rare XM214  5.56x45mm miniguns to me.  What you don't see is the batteries required to spin the barrels (which Arnie hid by having the cable run up inside his trouser leg IIRC in Predator II), nor do you see how many rounds there are in the ammunition box on the ground.  The Miniguns were prodigious users of ammunition (2-6,000 RPM).

I was just wondering if a person could hold and fire the gun Brian, I realize there's all the other stuff that would need to go along with it. It just seemed to me there would be a tremendous amount of 'kick-back' when fired that a person couldn't counter it, other videos of a slightly bigger one being fired on a stand would support that thought, people had a hard job just stopping the thing from moving side to side.

I think it can be done, as long as you don't try long bursts or get a "runaway gun" situation.   In the movies (Predator/Terminator) they have a strong man carrying the gun and firing it.   That lady is a little on the light side to use it properly IMHO.   As long as they keep it pointed down range, it should be safe enough.


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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2017, 04:34:00 AM »
Came across this on Armorama:



Just the thing to give your lighter vehicles or foot-mobile troops a little more punch.
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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2017, 04:50:04 AM »
Very interesting.
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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2017, 05:56:33 AM »
Aboot time the Javelin and Carl Gustav were available! 
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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #26 on: August 12, 2017, 04:32:50 PM »
Came across this on Armorama:



Just the thing to give your lighter vehicles or foot-mobile troops a little more punch.


YES! ;D


Now I can finish-finish this;



by chucking a Javelin next to the commander. :smiley:




But I'll probably buy at least 4 or 5 sets for fun! ;)
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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #27 on: December 22, 2017, 04:03:48 AM »
Some new 1/72 aviation bits. Not yet posted on their website.

Black Dog has announced some 1/72 scale accessories in resin. The first is a detail set for the Chinook helicopter with a some details for the nose and the ability to show off the drive shaft on the roof. The second is a set of winter skis for the Chinook. Also included in the release are two version of the World War 2 atom bombs.

A72001 CH-47 Chinook accessories set for Italeri
A72002 CH-47 Chinook ski accessories set for Italeri
A72003 Atom bomb Little Boy
A72004 Atom bomb Fat Man




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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #28 on: December 22, 2017, 04:10:20 PM »
Ooh, those "snow shoes" do look interesting.  8)
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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #29 on: July 18, 2018, 08:02:49 AM »
Something new that I may just have to get:




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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #30 on: July 18, 2018, 09:29:35 AM »
Something new that I may just have to get:



Now, if they'll do that one in 1/72!!!

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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #31 on: July 18, 2018, 08:40:10 PM »
Something new that I may just have to get:



Now, if they'll do that one in 1/72!!!


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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #32 on: July 27, 2018, 07:56:07 PM »
Received the CV-22B set and a bonus gift of the V-22 Osprey Engine Set this week.  I can do a rough "in the box" review this weekend if anyone is interested?

Here's the engine set:

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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #33 on: July 28, 2018, 04:58:37 AM »
Received the CV-22B set and a bonus gift of the V-22 Osprey Engine Set this week.  I can do a rough "in the box" review this weekend if anyone is interested?

Here's the engine set:

At first glance it looks good, but I believe there are folding struts that hold the platform doors open.  I will say that, other than that, it does look right.

That big hole on the top of the nacelle is for the oil cooler scoop and, detailing that would take rather more effort.
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