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MENG does the Ford F350 in 1/35?
Hisham
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Posted: Wednesday, November 04, 2015 - 06:28 PM UTC
"Kuba" posted this in my thread about MENG's mysterious announcements, but I think it got lost in there, so I thought I'd post it alone... it's worth it

This will definitely make a lot of people very happy

VS-006 Ford F-350 Super Duty Crew Cab



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Posted: Wednesday, November 04, 2015 - 06:36 PM UTC
Interesting. Meng already has an F-350 in 1/24. I wonder if they are scaling it down or planning an all-new mold. Or if this is just someone's wishful thinking and a hoax pic/kit #.



I hope it is genuine. It would be useful in building a PCM guntruck or some other heavy civilian vehicle as seen in Iraq and A'stan.
Hisham
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Posted: Wednesday, November 04, 2015 - 06:39 PM UTC
Not a hoax, they posted this on their FB page with a kit number as part of the Velociraptor series and not the 1/24 scale car series like the other one.

Hisham
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Posted: Wednesday, November 04, 2015 - 07:40 PM UTC
The hard work (design) is already done, why not scale it down?
Frenchy
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Posted: Wednesday, November 04, 2015 - 08:19 PM UTC
Looks like a 2008 model, so it's too recent for an early OIF dio...
(can't help nit-picking )

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Posted: Wednesday, November 04, 2015 - 08:24 PM UTC
And since I was still in Iraq in 2008 it'll be easy to replicate a lot of the contractor vehicles there. Unfortunately, due to Ford's wishes, no militarized pieces can be included in the kit. Fortunately the ole Vajra kit had a few options for the back, all of which I've kept.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 04, 2015 - 08:27 PM UTC
Sounds like it is actual then. Good deal. I was last in Iraq in '08-'09 as well and saw a bunch of PMC-type guntrucks and others at that time. It will be a very handy kit. "Militarizing" it shouldn't be too hard at all. Lots of options out there for materials.

Rob, is this one of the upcoming kits you were alluding to earlier, one I would like?
metooshelah
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Posted: Wednesday, November 04, 2015 - 08:29 PM UTC
one the plus side, finally a decent manufacturer is doing a car (yeah, i know its actually a truck) kit. but why did it have to be a ford? Dodge Ram FTW!!!!11111

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Posted: Wednesday, November 04, 2015 - 08:31 PM UTC
I had nothing to do with this kit, other proofing (and adding to) the instructions for the larger kit in January of last year. Don't know if they'll use that same write up or not.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 04, 2015 - 08:37 PM UTC

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I had nothing to do with this kit, other proofing (and adding to) the instructions for the larger kit in January of last year. Don't know if they'll use that same write up or not.



Oh well, still trying to guess what else is coming. The suspense is killing me....


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...but why did it have to be a ford?



I know, it is killing me since I am a Chevy guy. I will still get one, but will have to wash my hands after touching it.
Frenchy
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Posted: Wednesday, November 04, 2015 - 08:39 PM UTC
At least it is used by the Iraqi Police. In March 2008 the Iraqi Police purchased 2,600 vehicles including 300 Ford F-350 super duty pick-up trucks :

Ramadi, August 13, 2011 :






A few more...







Looks like they're used by the Bad Guys as well...





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Posted: Wednesday, November 04, 2015 - 08:49 PM UTC
Man, that second pic looks really scary. The platform doesn't look stable at all. The supports look way too flimsy. I wouldn't want to be on it when moving and fifing the gun.

Here are some other options, PMC guntrucks. Maybe not '08 trucks, but it still could be used.







18Bravo
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Posted: Wednesday, November 04, 2015 - 10:50 PM UTC
Once again, my photos seem to pop up. That second was was taken by me in Rabiah, Ninewa Province, in '08. I've got more of those to use as references.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 04, 2015 - 11:19 PM UTC
Ford: Failure On Race Day

Couldn't resist. Dodge Ram guy
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Posted: Wednesday, November 04, 2015 - 11:49 PM UTC
good choice
Some were used by IDF as well

Hope Meng will do the front face as a separate panel so it will be more easy for the after market companies to make some different style of the headlights and grills.
Robert

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Hisham
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Posted: Wednesday, November 04, 2015 - 11:54 PM UTC
I also hope they do the doors separate like their second Toyota trucks and not like the first Hilux kits.

Hisham
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Posted: Thursday, November 05, 2015 - 11:31 AM UTC

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but will have to wash my hands after touching it.



Gino, if you're a Chevy guy, you'll have to wash your hands BEFORE you touch it. (I was a Ford Truck Design Engineer and Supervisor for 30 years, so I'm JUST a bit partial!)
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Posted: Thursday, November 05, 2015 - 01:49 PM UTC

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Ford: Failure On Race Day




Found on road.............dead

Friggin old rebuilt Dodge....
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Posted: Thursday, November 05, 2015 - 02:14 PM UTC
What a brilliant idea! Good to see more Ford's in scale. I will definately buy two.
Ford's Rock.
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Posted: Thursday, November 05, 2015 - 02:22 PM UTC
Do you know when it will be available?!rumors!!?
Cheers
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Posted: Thursday, November 05, 2015 - 02:40 PM UTC
Could make a mean looking Mexican drug cartel truck just saying
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Posted: Thursday, November 05, 2015 - 02:47 PM UTC

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Could make a mean looking Mexican drug cartel truck just saying



Like these







more photos in this site
http://noticiaspv.com/los-monstruosos-vehiculos-construidos-por-el-narco-en-mexico/
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Posted: Thursday, November 05, 2015 - 03:19 PM UTC
Now that would be one awesome looking conversion.
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