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1/48 Bandai Tank Instructions?
Cardshark_14
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Posted: Friday, August 26, 2011 - 09:29 AM UTC
I recently was given a large collection of 1/48 Bandai tanks and AFVs. It looks like there might be 10-15 different kits, plus several doubles. Most are partially built, (supposedly only) a few are missing pieces, all are missing instructions, and the whole lot is in one garbage bag.

I've done some sleuthing and found these websites:
http://www.modelencyclopedia.com/SearchItem.php?companyId=46
http://www.studioscale.com/kitscans.htm

Also

http://www.kitmaker.net

has some useful reviews with pictures of all the sprues, and a page or two from the instructions.

All this has helped, but I'm still looking for more information, as I'd like to finish building them. Are there any other websites that would have instructions?

If anyone has scans of any 1/48 Bandai armor or afv instructions, I'd really appreciate copies. I'm also interested in finding spare parts, scrapped builds, and the like.

I should add that I don't usually build armor, and know almost nothing about tanks, but am learning. At the moment, identifying the pieces, or even the tank types, by eye isn't really an option for me since they all look the same. Complicating matters is that there are also a bunch of ESCI 1/72 and Tamiya 1/35 armor thrown in there as well.

Thanks in advance for all your help!

Cheers,
Alex
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Posted: Friday, August 26, 2011 - 09:46 AM UTC
I wrote a brief guide to Bandai and I scanned 6 of the instructions.
Have you any idea what kits you have? The hull tops should be a clue.

David
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Posted: Friday, August 26, 2011 - 10:24 AM UTC
Well, I can't recognize them by sight yet, but I was also given a set of books called AFV Plans by George Bradford. Between the list of kits that Bandai made and leafing through them a bit I can identify what the basic hull is but not the Ausf letter or variant or whatever that part of the designation means. I also found:

http://www.dererstezug.com/panzeridentification.htm

So far I've found two Tiger I kits, a Hetzer, a Long Tom, two Shermans, and three Panzer IV hulls with various turrets and such. It looks like most of it is German, and most of it is somewhere between partially built and mostly built. I'm starting to think that this may be either someone's shelf of doom or kit graveyard.

Thanks for your link, I hadn't come across your page yet. That's a good start.
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Posted: Friday, August 26, 2011 - 01:34 PM UTC
Can you post a pic of some of the hulls together? I have a few instructions left too.
Cardshark_14
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Posted: Friday, August 26, 2011 - 01:42 PM UTC
They're all in one large bag, partially built, and all parts are off the sprues, so its going to be fun sorting the pieces. Thanks to David, I've found a list of Bandai's kits, so that has helped a bit.

I've so far identified two Tiger I kits, a Hetzer, a Long Tom, two Shermans, an Elefant, an 88mm Flak, four Jeeps, a Jagdtiger, an Opel Maultier, two Matildas, a Valentine, and three Panzer IV hulls with various turrets and such. There's a lot more here than I had originally thought. So far I have found instructions for:

#8221 Wespe
#8223 Kubelwagen
#8225 Tiger I
#8227 BMW R/7 Sidecar
#8237 Schwimmwagen
#8239 Hetzer
#8259 Jagdtiger
#8267 PzKpfw III Ausf M
#8270 PzKpfw IV Ausf H

Any other instructions, scrapped builds, or spare parts would be extremely helpful.

Thanks!
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Posted: Friday, August 26, 2011 - 01:50 PM UTC
I'll get a picture up as soon as I can, but it might be a while, since we're scheduled to get smacked by the hurricane pretty soon.
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Posted: Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 03:46 AM UTC
Ok here's what I've got in the pile that I haven't located instructions for yet:

#8222 SdKfz 251/1
#8224 PzKpfw IV Ausf D
#8226 Opel Maultier
#8228 PzKpfw V Ausf G
#8235 SdKfz 7
#8236 Flak 88
#8241 PzKpfw VI King Tiger
#8258 Nashorn
#8260 Jagdpanther
#8261 PzKpfw II Ausf F/G
#8262 M3A1 Half Track
#8264 M4A3 Sherman 76mm
#8265 M4A3 Sherman 75mm
#8266 StuG III Ausf G
#8276 Raft & Bicycles
#8281 M4A1 Sherman 76mm
#8282 M4A1 Sherman 75mm
#8283 Gun Motor Carriage M13
#8284 Jeep
#8285 Flakpanzer IV Mobelwagen
#8288 M4A3 Sherman 105mm
#8290 M30 Cargo Carrier
#8291 37mm Anti Tank Gun
#8293 Long Tom
#8361 Austin K5
#8363 Matilda Mk.II
#8364 Valentine Mk.III
#8373 T34/76

Most of these look like the major parts are there, and there are also several duplicates.

Cheers,
Alex
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Posted: Monday, August 29, 2011 - 10:39 PM UTC
I've added the StuG. 3G.

I've some more that I may get to...

David
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Posted: Friday, September 02, 2011 - 01:14 PM UTC
I put more pics up on the track48.com discussion group.. I have the pz4d and sherman m1a175 too if needed still
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Posted: Tuesday, July 03, 2012 - 04:46 PM UTC
Just found this site. I have about 60 of the bandai 1/48 scale kits, including some packaged by FUMAN, Frog, and academy models of South Korea. All have instruction sheets. If you can show me some images of the sprue trees I can determine which kits you have.

I should be able to scan the instructions and send them in a jpeg image format.

Good Luck,
Jim S.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 03, 2012 - 04:55 PM UTC
This must be your lucky day! I have all but three of these. They're boxed up in the garage at the moment so it will take me a couple of days to get to them and scan the instructions.

Drop me an email (jmshofner@aol.com) with the subject: 'Bandai Instruction Sheets', so I can save the address to send them to.

I spent a long time modeling, but I joined the army and traveled the world for 20+ years. I retired a few years ago and I am just now settling down to where I can work on my hobby again.



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Posted: Monday, July 07, 2014 - 02:32 AM UTC
Hi all,

I just stumbled on this post and noticed the page that David Byrden has with some of the old Bandai 1/48 instructions posted. I have the instructions for the KV-1 kit that I built a few years ago and would be more than happy to scan them and send them on to be posted on David's page so please let me know how this can be done.

I'm also currently refurbishing the Stug IIID kit and printed the instructions off of a site that had them posted at one time but I can't seemn to find them posted anymore.

Cheers!

Rick
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Posted: Monday, July 07, 2014 - 08:52 AM UTC
Notwithstanding that this is a 3 year old thread, Dave Byrden is still active, so if you go to hos post and private message him (PM) he can probably tell you how to send him the scans or even if he still wants them.

Paul
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Posted: Monday, July 07, 2014 - 09:53 AM UTC
How did I miss this thread years ago? Bandai are favorites of mine. Here's Bandai 1/48 Military Gallery
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Posted: Monday, July 07, 2014 - 11:39 AM UTC
More proof that nothing ever dies on the internet.
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Posted: Monday, July 14, 2014 - 10:13 AM UTC

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Posted: Monday, July 14, 2014 - 10:29 AM UTC
I have an 88, Sd Kfz 7 and jeep I can copy for you.

Ed
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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 10:46 PM UTC
Hi!

Refreshing this post and BEGGING for help.

I am an almost happy owner of some Bandai boxes and currently looking for the following instructions:

#8222 SdKfz 251/1.
#8228 PzKpfw V Panther Ausf G.
#8236 Flak 88.
#8258 AntiTank Gun IV Nashorn.
#8261 PzKpfw II Ausf F/G.
#8284 Jeep.
#8290 M30 Cargo Carrier.
#8221 Wespe.
#8223 Kubelwagen.
#8237 Schwimmwagen.
#8239 Hetzer
#8270 PzKpfw IV Ausf H.
#8238 8 Wheeled Armored Car

From my side I can offer scans for:

#8253 Anti Tank Gun 75 mm
#8227 German Side-Car BWM R/75

Thanks heaps in advance!

Regards
Rafal
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Posted: Monday, August 27, 2018 - 09:31 AM UTC
Since the Jeep is on your list, (and it is still 2018) I can send you a scan of the Jeep instructions) Just PM me your email address.
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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2018 - 08:36 PM UTC
Hi Rafael, it's Steve here from Ireland. Contact me on steveaspil@gmail.com