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AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« on: January 18, 2012, 09:15:10 PM »
Steve Bamford has provided a kit review with images for the AFV Club 1/35 scale Talon Tactical EOD Robot (product number AC35010) at ARC-Armor

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Neat little kit.  The real Talon can also be armed with small arms and support weapons.  So keep that in mind if you acquire this kit and wish to arm it. 
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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2012, 03:45:32 AM »
Coming Soon From Hobby Fan – 1/35 LARC-V (Lighter, Amphibious Resupply, Cargo, 5 ton)

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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2012, 04:27:34 AM »
Will they include the Tomb Raider figure in the white fur parka  :P
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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2012, 04:33:06 AM »
This one?

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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2012, 04:35:19 AM »
giggity giggity giggity!

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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2012, 04:42:04 AM »
Hmmm....blue ?mark box here only on the iPad. 
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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2012, 04:45:31 AM »
Hmmm....blue ?mark box here only on the iPad.

For which post?
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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2012, 04:47:45 AM »
Reply #2. 
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« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2012, 04:50:36 AM »
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« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2012, 04:52:16 AM »
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« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2012, 09:07:50 AM »
Resin kit with a Japanese list of ¥30,000.  :-X  :icon_fsm:



Hobby Fan, BTW, are the parent of AFV Club, so perhaps we'll later see an injected styrene version.
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« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2012, 10:22:46 AM »
Nice !!  pity it will be a resin kit :(
Still, there are many different colour-schemes --- US Army, US Navy, Oz Army, Argentine etc from overall natural aluminium, silver, white, red, OD or Gulf-war desert-yellow to various brown cams plus a few with civil Police markings and even a couple with toothy smiles !!

Would make a great diorama as I saw in the 1970's at my local yacht club -- bunch of Army sailors training so us yachties had to beware of their movements.  One LARC coming ashore in the channel at low-tide & getting bogged in the klag of the well-known (to us) mudbank ..... second LARC coming to it's rescue also getting stuck !!  After 2 hours, one managed to free itself but the other had to wait over-night for a wrecker to come & drag it to the shore ;D  Good entertainment !

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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2012, 11:35:07 PM »
I'll be waiting on the 75mm pack howitzer to be released.

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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2012, 07:41:09 AM »
I'll be waiting on the 75mm pack howitzer to be released.

Me too.  Would like to confirm that it is not the same kit (sprues) that was released under a limited run kit with the Vision Models brand name a couple of years ago. 

Still waiting for the 40mm Bofors ammunition sets to be in stock so I can acquire a couple of those and we can only hope that AFV Club will do the same with the 75mm Pack Howitzer kit and provide sufficient ammunition types with the boxes and packing tubes to support that model. 
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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2012, 11:54:17 AM »
Coming Soon From Hobby Fan – 1/35 LARC-V (Lighter, Amphibious Resupply, Cargo, 5 ton)



Now available at HobbySearch (1999.co.jp)

Hobby Fan 1:35th scale resin LARC-V Early production, Vietnam War
Kit number HF072,
Price $363.9 USD  (30,000 yen)


For that kind of price I would expect something a bit larger such as the LARC LX/BARC which has no problem carrying a LARC-V
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« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2012, 08:49:40 PM »
That's over 200-quid for a model that's just under 32cm long!  :o

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« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2012, 02:21:14 AM »
Taiwan and the price is typical for their large resin kits:
http://www.hobbyeasy.com/en/category/AF35K/20/1/maker/HBF.html

Good resin kits are expensive to produce so their profit margin is probably not as large as most
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« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2012, 03:05:04 AM »
Making something that big, what type of resin do they use ?  I'm using a resin product for doing small things but all I have is 90 seconds to get it into the mould, those big kits would seem to need much longer --

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« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2012, 05:46:04 AM »
there are quite a few different types of resin, the ones that are brittle tend to set faster & generate more heat while doing so.  The drying time of softer resins can be controlled somewhat by the amount of hardner mixed in but there is a limit - too little & it will never harden at all :icon_nif:

The resins that set slower by design are usually for professional use & are only available in bulk ..... so if you use more than 20 ltrs of the stuff each month .....

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« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2012, 10:51:52 AM »
AFV Club 1:35th scale Bofors British QF 40mm Mk III Anti-Aircraft Gun Late Type in-box review with peeeeectures courtesy of HyperScale. 
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« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2012, 08:01:30 PM »
Oooh, a "Stookey" sight.  Nice.   :))

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« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2012, 10:44:54 AM »
Looking really nice.  Need to see how bad that track is actually going to be.  It appears to be vinyl rubberband.

http://www.afv-news.com/afvforum/the-pub/m109a2-howitzer-afv-club/
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« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2012, 10:57:30 AM »
http://www.afv-news.com/afvforum/the-pub/m109a2-howitzer-afv-club/


Not that I need another M109 in the stash, I must have enough to field an entire battery plus by now.  The little extras with the AFV Club kit certainly make it attractive though.  Nice that AFV Club will be releasing the M63 Anti-Aircraft Mount for the M2 Browning HB as part of a weapons set.  Wish they would do the same for the howitzer accessories as well. 
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« Reply #23 on: December 06, 2012, 01:54:35 AM »
Me too!  Did not buy the new Kinetic kit because you can't turn it into an IDF vehicle.  I have about 10 of the old Italeri kits and though they are nice, this AFV Club release will probably put it too shame.
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« Reply #24 on: December 29, 2012, 05:07:17 AM »
Mine arrived yesterday and it is gorgeous!  Down side is you can't make an IDF version out OOTB.  You will need to steal the rear turret plate from the Italeri kit or scratch one.  While the charge box is a seperate item, there are no A1 doors behind it.  Also, while the vinyl track looks great, I think it may be similiar to Dragons DS versions and LONG in the tooth!   
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« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2013, 07:49:43 AM »
According to scalemodels.ru (LINK), AFV Club's next winged subject will be a 1/48 AIDC F-CK-1 Ching-Kuo!

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« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2013, 03:52:38 PM »
Interesting...
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« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2013, 06:11:46 AM »
Another "F-16-derivative".    :)
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« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2013, 07:20:31 AM »
Pity it's the wrong scale.  Still waiting on an accurate 1/72 one.  :(

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« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2013, 09:24:53 AM »
If I was doing a whif air force, it would go well with Macchi 346 trainers since the F124 engines in the trainers are dry versions of the F125 engines in this one.  If one wanted one of these for spare parts, I'd combine the engines with a Falcon 10  airframe (off the top of my head, I believe it was a Falcon 10 and not a Falcon 20) to model the testbed that Garrett AiResearch (now Honeywell) used for them.

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« Reply #30 on: May 17, 2013, 09:55:20 AM »
Pity it's the wrong scale.  Still waiting on an accurate 1/72 one.  :(


True! A pity, really, as I would like to try my hand at one of these (found by "dy031101"):







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« Reply #31 on: May 17, 2013, 07:43:54 PM »
One of those fuselages would look good with F-16XL wings.....
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« Reply #32 on: May 17, 2013, 07:46:12 PM »
Be better off using the wings from a YF-22 or F-22, I'd reckon.

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« Reply #33 on: June 25, 2013, 09:48:48 PM »
Something that will make some folks more excited than others is the announcement from AFV Club for the Norwegian Army NM-116 version of the M24 Chaffee (kit number AF35S82)


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« Reply #34 on: June 27, 2013, 07:14:20 AM »
Something that will make some folks more excited than others is the announcement from AFV Club for the Norwegian Army NM-116 version of the M24 Chaffee (kit number AF35S82)


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Thanks for the news Jeff. That will be a welcome addition.
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« Reply #35 on: June 28, 2013, 06:15:08 PM »
im stil waiting for a kit of the Sisu apc. ... pretty please AFV Club (or Trumpeter, or Dragon, or ...) :)

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« Reply #37 on: October 25, 2013, 02:21:18 PM »
another part of Hobby Fan / AFV Club.  They have announced two Yugoslav tanks - M3 Stuart mounting a German quad-flak & same mounting the Pak-40.  Also a truck with two Drilling (triple MG) mounts.  All plastic by the looks.




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« Reply #38 on: October 25, 2013, 09:42:09 PM »
I like the pak 40 version.
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« Reply #39 on: October 29, 2013, 05:06:40 AM »
Thanks for those links Jeffry. I just found out today that the kit is out now.  ;D
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« Reply #41 on: January 04, 2014, 05:09:17 AM »
Hmmmm.......the Matador might have to enter the Dakar '47.  ;D
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« Reply #42 on: January 04, 2014, 05:17:35 AM »
I am liking the Churchill 3in Gun Carrier
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« Reply #43 on: January 04, 2014, 12:08:46 PM »
Ah, an M60A1!  Just what I've been looking for!  ;)

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« Reply #44 on: January 04, 2014, 01:49:44 PM »
Looking forward to the 6 pounder.
Not looking forward to the gazillion parts it will come with.
Somehow the 9 part Tamiya jobbie sometimes does not look that bad.

Loving the Matador, Something to pull my newly acquired Accurate Armour 5.5inch gun... so you folks can have an injection version.


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« Reply #45 on: January 04, 2014, 09:58:16 PM »
I suspect a 5.5in will not be far behind the Matador (pun intended).

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« Reply #46 on: January 05, 2014, 08:20:22 AM »
I am liking the Churchill 3in Gun Carrier

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« Reply #47 on: January 05, 2014, 11:16:23 AM »
True.  I looked at it and whilst part of me was very interested, the rest struggled to come up with an application.
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« Reply #48 on: January 06, 2014, 01:59:31 AM »
True.  I looked at it and whilst part of me was very interested, the rest struggled to come up with an application.

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« Reply #49 on: January 06, 2014, 02:42:01 AM »
Nah…too obvious... ;)
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« Reply #50 on: January 06, 2014, 06:16:25 AM »
I suspect a 5.5in will not be far behind the Matador (pun intended).

good bet.
But if you have just bought a AA 5.5inch at Scalemodelworld and THEN you see the Matador, there is a certain amount of
Denial you can do for yourself :D

However given the ease of construction of the AA version over the gazillion parts you are bound to get in an AFV club version, outside of price..not sure which may be better in the long run
 

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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #51 on: January 06, 2014, 08:31:44 AM »
The AEC armoured car is nice to see: as far as I know, that's one of the vehicles that there's never been a kit of. (Prefer it in 1/72nd of course...)
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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #52 on: January 06, 2014, 08:45:45 AM »
True.  I looked at it and whilst part of me was very interested, the rest struggled to come up with an application.


Italeri 1/35th S-Boot.


Bit big for an S-Boat.   You'd need a dedicated minelayer to carry that sort of mine around.  Of course, you could use them for Iranian mines, as the Russian mines the Iranians used back in the 1980s were an almost exactly copy of the German mine depicted...



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« Reply #53 on: January 06, 2014, 11:14:23 PM »
 Honestly, you lot call your selves whiffers? ;)....besides the S-boot, there's a type XXIII in 1/35 - containers ahead of the sail. The
 landwasser schlepper, one or two on the stern.* Towed behind a Seehund. Hang one under the new Revell Ju 88. Build a bloody
 Trebuchet and park it atop a Tiger chassis.


 * with a little more finnagaling, a completly submersible LWS ?

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« Reply #54 on: January 07, 2014, 12:49:28 AM »
<....> Build a bloody
 Trebuchet and park it atop a Tiger chassis. <...>

  :icon_twisted: Now we're talking!   ;D
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« Reply #55 on: January 07, 2014, 02:09:16 AM »
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« Reply #56 on: January 07, 2014, 06:41:04 AM »
Build a bloody Trebuchet and park it atop a Tiger chassis.


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« Reply #57 on: January 07, 2014, 01:08:27 PM »
I was thinking about trebuchet configurations. The trebuchet frame could be centered over the turret ring, which would provide both support for the trebuchet mine sling and a convenient area to load a new mine. It may be easier to have the mines launched to the rear, since it would reduce the travel for the "counterweight" which would be provided by a motor or directly from the main tank engine.

Alternatively, the trebuchet engine could be packed inside a cut down turret and the framework attached to the turret, allowing some azimuth pointing.

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« Reply #58 on: January 08, 2014, 12:31:48 AM »
Don't Bronco do an AEC Mk. III? Or is theirs' a Mk. II? ???

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« Reply #59 on: January 08, 2014, 10:41:27 AM »
Don't Bronco do an AEC Mk. III? Or is theirs' a Mk. II? ???

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« Reply #60 on: January 09, 2014, 12:45:22 AM »
Ah, that's the bunny! :)

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« Reply #61 on: January 19, 2014, 02:51:16 AM »
Jan/Feb 2014 releases:






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« Reply #62 on: January 19, 2014, 08:41:42 AM »
Sorry, picture of the rototrailer is all wrong.  It should show it abandoned on the side of some lonely desert track! ;D

They weren't popular because of the way the fuel leaked out of the hubs where it was stored.  The seams leaked like sieves apparently.

The 3in looks interesting.  Great Whiff picture. It's a brave man indeed who used the Lakeman MG mount.  Usually it would be in danger of all the springs wrapping the mount around him!  ;D ;D
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« Reply #63 on: January 19, 2014, 08:46:10 AM »
Sorry, picture of the rototrailer is all wrong.  It should show it abandoned on the side of some lonely desert track! ;D

They weren't popular because of the way the fuel leaked out of the hubs where it was stored.  The seams leaked like sieves apparently.

The 3in looks interesting.  Great Whiff picture. It's a brave man indeed who used the Lakeman MG mount.  Usually it would be in danger of all the springs wrapping the mount around him!  ;D ;D
  Faults or not, I would love to have a half-dozen of the Rota-Trailers in a supply train as they are perfect for a science fiction project :)
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« Reply #64 on: January 20, 2014, 12:35:41 AM »
Matador.... Ni-ice! 8)

I might get me a couple or 3. ;)

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« Reply #65 on: June 20, 2014, 02:42:48 AM »
AFV Club 1/35 Churchill TLC Type-A w/Carpet Laying Device, announced for future release:

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« Reply #66 on: June 20, 2014, 02:56:08 AM »
Will it come with the "carpet", I wonder? ???
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« Reply #67 on: June 27, 2014, 02:38:07 AM »
Also announced:  1/35 Churchill AVRE w/Snake Launcher:

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« Reply #68 on: June 27, 2014, 06:00:03 AM »

Will it come with the "carpet", I wonder? ???


apparently not - space for the after-market guys.
As there were several versions of both the launcher bobbins & the carpets too, I can see many possibilities for this kit.
Note :- this kit is not of the first type used at Dieppe.

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« Reply #69 on: August 21, 2014, 02:40:47 AM »
Fist a pair of 1/35 M24 Chaffee Light Tanks:




And then there is this…a 1:1 7.5cm Kwk.40 ammunition... :-\:

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« Reply #70 on: August 21, 2014, 09:45:27 AM »
1:1?  Are they planning a gun to go with it?   :o

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« Reply #71 on: August 21, 2014, 10:35:40 AM »
Well, they are soft, inflatable plastic ... so an accessory for Girls-und-Panzer cosplay.  ;)

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« Reply #72 on: August 21, 2014, 04:00:47 PM »
Well, they are soft, inflatable plastic ... so an accessory for Girls-und-Panzer cosplay.  ;)


Mmmmm....cosplay:

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« Reply #73 on: October 06, 2014, 06:39:58 AM »
1/48th "Mig-28" from Top Gun:

http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AR48S09

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« Reply #74 on: October 06, 2014, 12:21:40 PM »
Hobby Fan M56 Scorpion announced:

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« Reply #75 on: December 06, 2014, 12:47:00 PM »
I was hoping for this and now I am curious to see what the price will be for this kit on this side of the Pacific Rim: AFV Club 1:35th scale Rota Trailer with 2pdr ammunition and PE ammunition boxes (kit number FV35264)



If the price is "right" I might just have to get me a half-dozen of the things to make a Rota Trailer supply train :)
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« Reply #76 on: February 17, 2015, 08:15:58 AM »
The ROTA trailer's out now: £17 in the Uk, no idea what the US price is.



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« Reply #77 on: March 28, 2015, 07:37:14 AM »
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« Reply #78 on: January 05, 2016, 02:22:55 AM »
New one coming:

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« Reply #79 on: January 07, 2016, 01:55:53 AM »
Hooray for AFV Club! I can now build this scene in styrene!


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« Reply #80 on: January 07, 2016, 02:41:48 AM »
I can now build this scene in styrene!


I was waiting for someone to say that.
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« Reply #81 on: April 10, 2016, 04:36:38 AM »
Another 1/35 release:

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« Reply #82 on: April 11, 2016, 04:41:24 AM »
I have their Centurion 5/1 on the way from an eBay seller - only $10 more expensive that the Tamiya one I missed out on - and from all I've read it's a gorgeous kit. I'm excited to get it in-hand! Destined to be a Vietnam veteran Aussie one now privately owned over there, in case anyone was curious  :)
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« Reply #83 on: April 28, 2016, 06:31:52 AM »
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« Reply #84 on: April 28, 2016, 10:35:04 AM »
A long overdue kit!

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« Reply #85 on: April 28, 2016, 10:55:34 AM »
I wonder of Roden releasing their's was the impetus for AFV Club to finally add an M37 to their line of Dodge 4X4s.  ;D

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« Reply #86 on: April 29, 2016, 06:26:18 AM »
I wonder of Roden releasing their's was the impetus for AFV Club to finally add an M37 to their line of Dodge 4X4s.  ;D




Technically,the B1 was different.  Now sure how different.
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« Reply #87 on: April 29, 2016, 08:08:29 AM »
I wonder of Roden releasing their's was the impetus for AFV Club to finally add an M37 to their line of Dodge 4X4s.  ;D




Technically,the B1 was different.  Now sure how different.

Mostly internal changes, wiring connectors etc., major external is the moving of the spare tire mount to the driver's door,
which according to the boxtop art makes the Roden kit a B1.
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« Reply #88 on: April 30, 2016, 04:14:10 AM »
Something new coming soon:

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« Reply #89 on: April 30, 2016, 04:17:27 AM »
More photos:




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« Reply #90 on: April 30, 2016, 06:20:47 AM »
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Another must have.  That thing would be devastating in a ground firing role. ;D
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« Reply #91 on: April 30, 2016, 06:29:37 PM »
Whiffing the whiff, if six M2 .50cals fit then so should four 20mm.

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« Reply #92 on: May 01, 2016, 12:31:07 AM »
Whiffing the whiff, if six M2 .50cals fit then so should four 20mm.

It probably would with the elimination of the middle pair. That would have been a great weapon to have in Korea against the massed wave attacks the Chinese used.

Or a route protection vehicle in Vietnam to tear up large portions of the jungle in the case of an ambush.

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« Reply #93 on: May 01, 2016, 01:15:19 AM »
Whiffing the whiff, if six M2 .50cals fit then so should four 20mm.

It probably would with the elimination of the middle pair. That would have been a great weapon to have in Korea against the massed wave attacks the Chinese used.

Or a route protection vehicle in Vietnam to tear up large portions of the jungle in the case of an ambush.

Or zombies. ;D
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« Reply #94 on: May 01, 2016, 04:37:13 AM »
Whiffing the whiff, if six M2 .50cals fit then so should four 20mm.

What?  And loose that porcupine look?
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« Reply #95 on: May 01, 2016, 06:56:04 PM »
Cal.50's 'd do the job fine without the pyrotechnics.
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« Reply #96 on: May 01, 2016, 10:16:01 PM »
Cal.50's 'd do the job fine without the pyrotechnics.

Why just do fine when you can do fine with the pyrotechnics?  >:D

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« Reply #97 on: May 02, 2016, 06:09:50 AM »
Mine would have six 7.62 mm machine guns.  Would carry more ammo to kill more zombies.  >:D
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« Reply #98 on: September 05, 2016, 03:49:01 AM »
1/35 Aircat Airboat announced:

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« Reply #99 on: September 05, 2016, 04:44:57 AM »
Well that's neat!
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« Reply #100 on: September 05, 2016, 04:58:09 PM »
Mine would have six 7.62 mm machine guns.  Would carry more ammo to kill more zombies.  >:D

How about a dozen 5.56mm miniguns?  Or several dozen .22" LR?

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« Reply #101 on: September 05, 2016, 09:06:20 PM »
I've always wondered about the practicality of those multi-gun projects. What I've read was those .5's fired at about 1100 rounds a minute, so X6 you're looking at 6600 rounds fired in a minute. How much room is needed to store that amount of ammo? 1 minutes worth of firing doesn't make it very good in my opinion

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« Reply #102 on: September 05, 2016, 10:34:11 PM »
North American P-51 Mustang: approx. 30 sec of firing time
Guns: 6 × 0.50 caliber (12.7mm) AN/M2 Browning machine guns with 1,840 total rounds (380 rounds for each on the inboard pair, and 270 rounds for each of the outer two pair)
Rate of fire: 750–850 rounds/min (AN/M2)

Hawker Hurricane/Supermarine Spitfire: approx. 18 sec/19 sec of firing time
8 × .303 in Browning Mk II* machine guns (Spitfire - 350 rounds per gun) (Hurricane - inner guns 338 rounds, next gun 324 rounds, outer guns 338 rounds)
Rate of fire: initially 1,100 rounds/min

Given the above, 1 minute of firing time sounds pretty good.
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« Reply #103 on: September 06, 2016, 02:01:46 AM »
In an aircraft I would agree with you, but this is a tank --- firing during air combat wasn't done at minutes at a time, anti-aircraft was just a continuous stream of firing. you'd need to be able to carry 1/2 hour or more of firing time. You'd just not be able to stuff that much ammo into the turret area.

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« Reply #104 on: September 06, 2016, 02:29:10 AM »
The  ZSU-23-4 "Shilka" carries 2000 rnds and fires at 3400-4000 rpm. So about half a minute total firing time. Of course this machine is radar guided so it would be easier to fire short bursts and be effective. Plus there would be more than one vehicle so one could be firing while others reload. Multi guns increase the rpm and anything that does that uses up ammo at that rate. Also applies to "gatling" type weapons too.

Same trade off between larger calibers vs smaller calibers. Larger calibers hit harder but its more difficult to carry large amounts of ammo. Same augment has been going on concerning the M-16 for generations now.

Mine would have six 7.62 mm machine guns.  Would carry more ammo to kill more zombies.  >:D

Plus you can't kill a zombie, they're already dead. :o ;D

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« Reply #105 on: December 09, 2016, 01:49:31 AM »
AFV Club  has announced a M728 Combat Engineer Vehicle is in the works.  This coming kit should be based on their already release M60 tank kits, and should be a real hit.  No release date as of yet, but stay tuned for more details as the become available.

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« Reply #106 on: December 09, 2016, 02:46:52 AM »
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« Reply #107 on: December 09, 2016, 07:19:16 AM »
Cool! 8)
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« Reply #108 on: January 28, 2017, 03:53:58 AM »
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« Reply #109 on: January 28, 2017, 08:18:37 AM »
I wish I could read Chinese! What is that?

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« Reply #110 on: January 28, 2017, 08:50:58 AM »
It is the Republic of China (Taiwan) Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation AIDC F-CK-1 Ching-kuo (經國號戰機) commonly known as the Indigenous Defense Fighter (IDF).



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« Reply #111 on: April 11, 2017, 02:20:53 AM »
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« Reply #112 on: April 11, 2017, 12:04:45 PM »
Bah!  Wrong scale!  When are they going to make one in the true scale?    :(

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« Reply #113 on: April 11, 2017, 05:59:40 PM »
Bah!  Wrong scale!  When are they going to make one in the true scale?    :(

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« Reply #114 on: April 11, 2017, 06:04:40 PM »
Bah!  Wrong scale!  When are they going to make one in the true scale?    :(

I'm confused! :-\

'Coz 1/48 IS the ONE TRUE SCALE*! :)





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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #115 on: April 29, 2017, 02:27:06 AM »
1/35 M109A3 2.5-Ton 6×6 Shop Van:


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« Reply #116 on: August 13, 2017, 05:29:47 AM »
A very tempting upcoming release:








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« Reply #117 on: September 30, 2017, 04:03:50 AM »
1/48 HESA Saeqeh-80:



1/35 HAWK:

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« Reply #118 on: September 30, 2017, 10:52:31 AM »
M-54 5 ton truck announced too. Not holding my breath on a release date.

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« Reply #119 on: September 30, 2017, 10:54:44 AM »
The HESA I would build.   In Khemed markings.
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« Reply #120 on: October 25, 2017, 01:38:17 AM »
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« Reply #121 on: November 23, 2017, 01:56:29 AM »


One comment I read:  "It looks as if AFV Club will be releasing their 1/48 scale F-5 in Iraninan Air Force markings".  ???  Well Doh!  Who's else would they be considering given it only exists in Iran?
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« Reply #122 on: January 08, 2018, 02:55:35 AM »
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« Reply #123 on: January 08, 2018, 09:47:12 AM »
I keep to-ing & fro-ing about whether to buy a M60A2 or not.

Anyone know if there's a PE/metal 1/35 GAU-8 barrel set available &, if so, where I can get one? ???



Otherwise, I could always try the 1/32 Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II - GAU-8 Avenger Gun Tip from Master Models, which scales out to about 32.8mm (but I'd still have to figure out barrels & a support structure), or I could always drop down to a mere 20mm M-61 Vulcan (for which I already have the barrel set).

I could probably re-purpose a 1/350 ship's search radar &/or scratch build that & an enclosed targeting radar, for acquisition & tracking.
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« Reply #124 on: January 08, 2018, 10:38:15 AM »
Anyone know if there's a PE/metal 1/35 GAU-8 barrel set available &, if so, where I can get one? ???

Guy,

Why not go with the T250 six-barrel 37 mm Gatling gun that was part of the T249 Vigilante Air Defense System?  This would be the ideal weapon system for shredding ground targets in 'War Hammer 40K' mode.   :smiley:

 
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The T250 was revisited and chambered in 35mm for the DIVADS program so it has potential.  Personally I would rather see a 57mm chain gun in the M60A2 turret just because. 
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« Reply #125 on: January 08, 2018, 11:21:07 AM »
You could just scratchbuild the gun in 1/35 scale, as I did with my M111 SPAA Gun:


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« Reply #126 on: January 08, 2018, 10:34:48 PM »
You could just scratchbuild the gun in 1/35 scale, as I did with my M111 SPAA Gun:


That's pretty much what I was implying with "Otherwise, I could always try the 1/32 Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II - GAU-8 Avenger Gun Tip from Master Models, which scales out to about 32.8mm (but I'd still have to figure out barrels & a support structure)", using the 1/32 gun tip as a starting point for a slightly larger weapon (or just say it's 30mm - who'd really know the difference?).
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« Reply #127 on: January 08, 2018, 10:45:25 PM »
Anyone know if there's a PE/metal 1/35 GAU-8 barrel set available &, if so, where I can get one? ???

Guy,

Why not go with the T250 six-barrel 37 mm Gatling gun that was part of the T249 Vigilante Air Defense System?  This would be the ideal weapon system for shredding ground targets in 'War Hammer 40K' mode.   :smiley:

 
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The T250 was revisited and chambered in 35mm for the DIVADS program so it has potential.  Personally I would rather see a 57mm chain gun in the M60A2 turret just because.

Not really into armour but I had wondered if there was bigger rotary cannons than the GAU-8. Did they ever try a 40mm?

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« Reply #128 on: January 08, 2018, 10:48:03 PM »
 ;D As you were writing that, kintut617, I was writing this:

Personally I would rather see a 57mm chain gun in the M60A2 turret just because.

Don't want a chain gun for this, Jeff. Multi-barrel looks better. ;)

Why not go with the T250 six-barrel 37 mm Gatling gun that was part of the T249 Vigilante Air Defense System?  This would be the ideal weapon system for shredding ground targets in 'War Hammer 40K' mode.   :smiley:

The T250 was revisited and chambered in 35mm for the DIVADS program so it has potential.

Neither of those were put into production, so if I went that route why not buy 3 or 4 of these& create a 40mm 3-barrel or 4-barrel Gatling gun?

https://www.bnamodelworld.com/military-vehicles-tanks-gun-barrels-rb-models-rb-35b97?zenid=e09e8ca541e39b4203342f639bf913a6
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« Reply #129 on: January 08, 2018, 11:05:01 PM »
In response to your question, kitnut, the short answer is "No".

You've got;

M61 Vulcan 6-barrel 20mm
Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-6-23 - 6-barrel 23mm
GAU-8/A Avenger - 7-barrel 30mm
GAU-13/A - 4-barrel variant of GAU-8
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GAU-12/U Equalizer - 5-barrel 25mm
GAU-22/A - 4-barrel variant of GAU-12
T249 Vigilante - 37mm or 35mm variants

(Note: These are cannon only & the list doesn't include machine-gun calibred weapons like the mini-gun.)
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« Reply #130 on: January 08, 2018, 11:54:36 PM »
Thanks Guy   :smiley:

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« Reply #131 on: January 09, 2018, 12:41:08 AM »
I hate you, Jeff! ::)

I just ordered all 5 of those 40mm barrels available ... Now I have to buy a M60A2! :o
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« Reply #132 on: January 09, 2018, 03:07:02 AM »
I hate you, Jeff! ::)

I just ordered all 5 of those 40mm barrels available ... Now I have to buy a M60A2! :o

Nice one Jeff. ;D
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« Reply #133 on: January 09, 2018, 03:51:39 AM »
I hate you, Jeff! ::)

I just ordered all 5 of those 40mm barrels available ... Now I have to buy a M60A2! :o
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However, I must add that a completely fictitious 57mm Chain Gun is more appealing as there are few barrels required and the M60A2 turret seems built for that purpose with narrow frontal silhouette.  Elevation for your Gatling Gun weapon will be just as problematic due to the limited elevation and depression featured with the original weapon system (152mm gun/missile launcher).  There is a 40mm Chain Gun available but the ammunition for that weapon is a 'Telescoping Round' and not the same as the 40mm/L60 or 40mm/L70 Bofors.

For Robert/KitNut617: Largest calibre for Gatling Gun was as far as I can tell is the 37mm round that was developed from a 40mm Bofors cartridge by reducing length and caliber to 37mm.  Why reduce the size?  I would imagine a 40mm/L60 round would be just as effective as the 37mm round developed for the T250 37mm Gatling Gun/Cannon.   The only reason I can think of for reducing the caliber to 37mm may have been to weapons classification where weapons under a certain bore size are determined to be light weapons and not heavy weapons.  See this a lot when describing types of artillery so that may be the reason why.  Not that it really matters to the person being shot at as all guns are a threat, no matter what the bore size is. 
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« Reply #134 on: January 09, 2018, 04:46:36 AM »
Super for S.E.A. brown water navy.

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« Reply #135 on: January 09, 2018, 05:21:45 AM »
The largest multi-barreled rotary cannon was the 47 mm Hotchkiss, if memory serves - but it was hand cranked, purely mechanical weapon. A bit more data here: https://www.forgottenweapons.com/manual-machine-guns/hotchkiss-revolving-cannon/

(Interesting revelation - Hotchkiss evidently made them as large as 53 mm according to the link. )

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« Reply #136 on: April 08, 2018, 05:43:39 AM »
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« Reply #137 on: April 08, 2018, 06:01:58 PM »
Zombie Plow ??

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« Reply #138 on: April 09, 2018, 01:23:47 AM »
With the soon to be available LVT(H)-6 kit it would appear that by swapping out the turret with that of an M42 Duster you can also have an SPAAG version of the LVT(P)-5/LVT(H)-6.  :)
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« Reply #139 on: April 09, 2018, 09:12:12 AM »
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« Reply #140 on: April 10, 2018, 01:58:08 AM »
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« Reply #141 on: April 10, 2018, 02:15:58 AM »
I'm now confused, is that a Russian tank or an American one

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« Reply #142 on: April 10, 2018, 08:41:42 AM »
I'm now confused, is that a Russian tank or an American one

American, the only image I could find was on Russian-Tanks.com
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« Reply #143 on: April 10, 2018, 08:48:55 AM »
I'm now confused, is that a Russian tank or an American one

American, the only image I could find was on Russian-Tanks.com

Thanks Guy.  OK, so it's an amphibian but how is it powered in the water? The tracks don't seem to have paddles on the track links like on the Buffalo amphib'

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« Reply #144 on: April 10, 2018, 10:57:13 AM »
What are those circular plates that look like return rollers over the main wheels? Are they for cleaning mud off the wheels?

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« Reply #145 on: April 10, 2018, 12:38:20 PM »
It's an LVTP 5. In service in from 1950s onwards. Used by USMC and Philippine marines. The AD version was prototyped  only. I think they were used at the Danang landings. Ive got the afv Kit its a big one.

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« Reply #146 on: April 10, 2018, 01:07:21 PM »
I'm now confused, is that a Russian tank or an American one


American, the only image I could find was on Russian-Tanks.com


Thanks Guy.  OK, so it's an amphibian but how is it powered in the water? The tracks don't seem to have paddles on the track links like on the Buffalo amphib'


It's based on the LTV-5;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LVT-5

http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/coldwar/US/LVTP-5.php

Quote
The vehicle tracks were made with inverted grousers which propelled the LVTP5 in the water and also served as center guide teeth.

From here: http://afvdb.50megs.com/usa/lvtp5.html
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« Reply #147 on: April 18, 2018, 01:56:23 AM »
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« Reply #148 on: April 19, 2018, 06:29:09 AM »
1/35 PBV 302 B/C:



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« Reply #149 on: April 19, 2018, 09:26:19 AM »
Had to look that one up. Interesting, especially the engine location - don't often think of AFV's as "mid-engined" vehicles.
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« Reply #150 on: April 19, 2018, 10:22:22 AM »
Interesting.  Last use of the 38t chassis?

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« Reply #151 on: April 20, 2018, 01:50:23 AM »
Interesting.  Last use of the 38t chassis?


I don't think so, but it is a sister to the Ikv 91:



Which you can also get a kit of from AFV:

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« Reply #152 on: April 20, 2018, 11:47:41 AM »
The preceding 301 was the one that was built on evolved 38t chassis.

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« Reply #153 on: April 20, 2018, 12:08:33 PM »
It sounds like the tank version of the Ship of Theseus

Very little is left of the 38t other than tracks and wheels.

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« Reply #154 on: April 21, 2018, 01:47:23 AM »
The preceding 301 was the one that was built on evolved 38t chassis.

Indeed...and with a funky 20mm cannon:



Which I just discovered there is supposedly a kit of... ;)

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« Reply #155 on: April 21, 2018, 08:51:38 AM »
As soon as Greg purchases the resin kit there will be an announcement that the same subject will be available as an injection molded plastic kit  :P
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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #156 on: April 21, 2018, 09:52:53 AM »
We should all chip in to Greg's ludicrously expensive resin kit acquisitions as I believe the mainstream kit manufacturers hack his emails to see what he's ordering to determine what to develop next.

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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #157 on: April 22, 2018, 02:16:03 AM »
Ok you pair of clowns, I expect to see your donations come though any day now...
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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #158 on: April 24, 2018, 02:46:42 AM »
This was released last year:



Now, one of you lot buy it so as to trigger a non-resin version... >:(
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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #159 on: May 02, 2018, 07:57:20 AM »
^ shoulda built it with the sideskirts on!

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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #160 on: May 03, 2018, 01:22:26 AM »
^ shoulda built it with the sideskirts on!

Well, it is an option...
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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #161 on: June 20, 2018, 02:09:36 AM »
1/48th Curtiss BF2C-1 Hawk III coming:

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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #162 on: July 19, 2018, 01:27:26 AM »
Announced they are doing a Dragoon variant of their very nice Stryker kit.

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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #163 on: September 23, 2018, 04:17:46 AM »
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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #164 on: September 23, 2018, 07:05:56 AM »
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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #165 on: September 29, 2018, 08:58:37 AM »
Coming soon 1/48 U-2A. This build will be making its debut at the All Japan Model & Hobby Show Sept. 28-30 2018.







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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #166 on: October 02, 2018, 05:06:07 AM »
 I suspect someone's happy in Australia.... ;)

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Re: AFV Club, Ding-Hao Models, and Hobby Fan
« Reply #167 on: October 02, 2018, 06:50:23 AM »
So who is producing the 1/58 figure of Francis Gary Powers?