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MENG does it again......... A7V!!!!
Hisham
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Al Qahirah, Egypt / لعربية
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Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014 - 02:05 PM UTC
WW I modelers will definitely be very happy



Hisham
Crox77
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England - West Midlands, United Kingdom
Joined: January 06, 2013
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Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014 - 03:15 PM UTC
Good old Meng, yet anther blinder!
Hederstierna
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Nordjylland, Denmark
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Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014 - 03:53 PM UTC
YYEEEESS!!! Have been waiting for this one for a looong time. Thank you Meng.
Jacob
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Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined: February 04, 2006
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Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014 - 03:53 PM UTC
Hi
Nice one Meng
Interior as well, will be one for the stash.

Shaun
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New York, United States
Joined: January 21, 2008
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Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014 - 04:59 PM UTC
Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy! I can't think of another company willing to take the risk, thank you Meng. Al
jasmils
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: December 23, 2003
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Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014 - 05:12 PM UTC
I wonder if they received any help from the Queensland Museum?
philmmusic
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Solothurn, Switzerland
Joined: August 06, 2014
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Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014 - 05:15 PM UTC
a happy day for WW1 "fans"!!!
cdharwins
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: October 28, 2006
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Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014 - 05:20 PM UTC
Yep, I'm getting that one, too. MENG! I LOVE YOU!!!
C_JACQUEMONT
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Loire-Atlantique, France
Joined: October 09, 2004
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Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014 - 05:25 PM UTC
Great news, I hope they do variants as well.

Cheers,

Christophe
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Rhone, France
Joined: December 02, 2002
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Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014 - 06:27 PM UTC
Here's a nice restored period footage (no sound) showing a captured A7V :

http://www.cnc-aff.fr/internet_cnc/Internet/ARemplir/parcours/EFG1914/pages_FR/13171.html

H.P.
HermannB
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Bayern, Germany
Joined: October 14, 2008
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Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014 - 06:53 PM UTC
Was only a matter of time. I heard ruors of modellers swarming around the A7V in Munster Panzermuseum.
Tojo72
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: June 06, 2006
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Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014 - 06:53 PM UTC
I'd give it a shot, would wait for reviews though.
easyco69
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: November 03, 2012
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Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014 - 07:03 PM UTC
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panzerbob01
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Louisiana, United States
Joined: March 06, 2010
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Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014 - 08:05 PM UTC
Sounds COOL and it's well time for a modern kit of this vehicle... so, I'll guardedly shout HURRAY! for Meng having stepped up to this. It COULD be quite the kit if it has a complete interior, and would certainly be great if it even limits to doing a bang-up on the exterior.

But... I'll follow Anthony's lead, and hang out until I see some solid reviews...

I have a real flinch about this, given the unfortunate route Meng took that Char 2C, where the details of that interesting suspension were simply skipped, leaving one to be limited to building only those specimens which had the full mud shields (so as to hide the lack of springs, etc.). While kitting the rare 2C was a real stunning move, and I was initially hugely excited (ask my kids and wife! ), the short-shot on the suspension nixed it for me.

I'll be waiting to see what this one turns out to be, and ready to send money if it passes a couple of tests for completeness and apparent accuracy to some details!

But if they have skipped on some salient bits, like that suspension...

Bob
C_JACQUEMONT
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Loire-Atlantique, France
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Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014 - 08:23 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Here's a nice restored period footage (no sound) showing a captured A7V :

http://www.cnc-aff.fr/internet_cnc/Internet/ARemplir/parcours/EFG1914/pages_FR/13171.html

H.P.




Superb movie thanks!

Someone should send link to Star Decals...

Cheers,

Christophe
Biggles2
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Quebec, Canada
Joined: January 01, 2004
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Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014 - 08:25 PM UTC
Now I can finally throw out my Tauro one!
C_JACQUEMONT
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Loire-Atlantique, France
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Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014 - 08:25 PM UTC

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I'd give it a shot, would wait for reviews though.



Come on, this is no Dragon Black Plague kit!

Meng haven't really seriously messed up one of their kits yet, AFAIK.

And the only alternatives are the ancient Tauro kit and the better but also flawed Sparta resin kit, so there's no real competition there.

Cheers,

Christophe
Biggles2
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014 - 08:30 PM UTC

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It COULD be quite the kit if it has a complete interior, and would certainly be great if it even limits to doing a bang-up on the exterior.

Bob



The only interior details mentioned on the box is the driver compartment and fighting compartments. No engine!
HermannB
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Bayern, Germany
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Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014 - 09:07 PM UTC
Aren`t the fighting compartment and the drivers compartment enough interior?
More infos here:
http://www.meng-model.com/new.php?id=453
I wonder which company does the 18 man crew?
Masterbox? Stalingrad?
Anyway a MUST HAVE!
H.-H.
Biggles2
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014 - 09:43 PM UTC

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Aren`t the fighting compartment and the drivers compartment enough interior?

H.-H.



For some - yes; for others - no.
edklingon
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Joined: October 11, 2010
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Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014 - 09:52 PM UTC
AT LAST!
I waited for a plastic injection of this beauty for years!
Thanks a lot Meng!
ninjrk
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Alabama, United States
Joined: January 26, 2006
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Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014 - 10:20 PM UTC
oh Hell yes!! I've been whining about this for years and they deliver. I was never able to score a Spada kit and I'll build a dozen BL M103's before I tackle that Tauro A7V again, so this is awesome news.

God help me, what shall I beg for now? I guess it's time to step up my campaign for a Black Prince and ARL 44!
thebear
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014 - 10:56 PM UTC
awesome!!!
Beastmaster
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014 - 11:00 PM UTC
Wahey!!! More WW1 goodies!
iowabrit
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Iowa, United States
Joined: November 06, 2007
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Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014 - 11:24 PM UTC
Awesome news.....I will definately get one. Now we need the whippet and some armoured caars...