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gcdavidson
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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2020 - 04:43 AM UTC
Honest John & Launch Truck (later model)

Iltis 4x4; potential for recce, TOW, Ambulance, and more versions

40mm Bofors SP Gun on CMP chassis...AFV Club & IBG?

M-777

I'd also like to see AFV Club produce a Centurion ARV and AVRE 165mm

Trumpeter to release a LAV Coyote based on the ASLAV and a LAV Bison based off ASLAV-PC kits

Dream kit: 1/35 UDL Cheyenne Dropship from Aliens.

ryally
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Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 01:35 AM UTC

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Honest John & Launch Truck (later model)

Iltis 4x4; potential for recce, TOW, Ambulance, and more versions

40mm Bofors SP Gun on CMP chassis...AFV Club & IBG?

M-777

I'd also like to see AFV Club produce a Centurion ARV and AVRE 165mm

Trumpeter to release a LAV Coyote based on the ASLAV and a LAV Bison based off ASLAV-PC kits

Dream kit: 1/35 UDL Cheyenne Dropship from Aliens.




You had me at .Dream kit: 1/35 UDL Cheyenne Dropship from Aliens.
But add the APC inside it and the Marine Squad and make it from Tamiya or Meng
rfbaer
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Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 03:43 AM UTC
Without scrolling through all 18 pages (!) forgive me if I'm repeating something, but I sure think a re-do of the M48 by Tamiya would be a super seller. It seems like a natural, what with them going back and revisiting some of their older releases and doing them again, modern tooling and all, like the Matilda, Sheridan, Stuart....
I realize Dragon has a nice one out there, but I actually "build" Tamiya kits, not just toss them in the stash. My bench time is kind of limited, and I can enjoy the whole process more than if I take six months to get an AFV Club kit ready for paint, but that's just me.
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Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 05:35 AM UTC

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Without scrolling through all 18 pages (!) forgive me if I'm repeating something, but I sure think a re-do of the M48 by Tamiya would be a super seller. It seems like a natural, what with them going back and revisiting some of their older releases and doing them again, modern tooling and all, like the Matilda, Sheridan, Stuart....



Or maybe an all new M60?

Takom and Afv-club finally did her justice after Dragon's half hearted tries. Afv-club has been teasing an M48, maybe before the new decade is out.

I have noticed a trend with Tamiya. I know it could be coincidence but it has happened more than once. Tamiya will reissue their old version of a kit and then a couple of years later announce a new version.

It happened with nearly every redux by Tamiya so far to include the Sheridan. (Re-released 2011 after long time OOP then original M60A1 and M60A2 in 2013)
Stuart M3, M10, Matilda all followed same pattern.

I think it's a kind of trial balloon. Other companies watch the big T so may be judging what to do next based on them. But this is a long term process that takes years to come about.
Trisaw
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Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 08:03 AM UTC
Gosh, how I would really like Japanese websites and books (called MOOKS) to be translated into English!

The Japanese have some of the best and most current information and books...all in Japanese text (and I can't read Japanese).

Some of their garage kit vendor websites can translate into English using Google Translate; however, their button functionality doesn't work and the payment methods are still in Japanese, meaning unless one can read Japanese web text, it's difficult to read and buy anything. I'm finding some kits "Made and sold in Japan only."
Trisaw
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Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 08:23 AM UTC

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You had me at .Dream kit: 1/35 UDL Cheyenne Dropship from Aliens.
But add the APC inside it and the Marine Squad and make it from Tamiya or Meng



Ironically, there is a book out now called "Alien: Blueprints" with detailed specifications and schematics of the vehicles (Licensing is another issue). So a model kit company could make a 100% accurate representation of the ALIENS UDL Dropship and APC in various scales. The green ALIENS Technical Manual has detailed photos of the Colonial Marines and their weapons.

https://www.amazon.com/Alien-Blueprints-Graham-Langridge/dp/1785654950/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=aliens+blueprints&qid=1578774048&sr=8-1
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Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 09:06 AM UTC
I'm probably the oddball around here, but I wouldn't say no to an retooled Tamiya 1/16 Abrams to M1A2C spec, or perhaps even a TUSK version in the future. I'd certainly prefer a proper static display piece, but I understand that it's a small market and big kits have to do double-duty for r/c purposes for the investment to be viable.

Trumpeter already have a 1/16 T-72, and I wonder how hard it would be for them to do a T-90M from that? Then again, Trumpy's big kits tend to be hit-or-miss.
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Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 10:18 AM UTC
For Airfix to release their 1/48 British figures, Coyote/Jackel and quad in 1/72.
Cheers
Charlie
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Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 10:48 AM UTC
Halcyon kitted the APC from Aliens. https://historymill.wordpress.com/aliens-apc-135-halcyon-kit/ https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1313.TR3.TRC2.A0.H0.Xhalcyon+aliens.TRS0&_nkw=halcyon+aliens&_sacat=0
Trisaw
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Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 01:33 PM UTC



The Halcyon ALIENS APC kits are super-rare and hard to find these days, commanding high prices for complete unbuilt ones.

They're really not that great kits...just a hollow box...but they are the only 1/35 "Game in town."

Someone on StarshipModeler made accurate resin wheels and front wheel pivots that allow the front wheels to pose steering at an angle.
Jmarles
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Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 08:24 PM UTC
A decent Early Tiger
covkid
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Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 09:33 PM UTC
Hi all,

In 1/35 pkastic.

CUCV & M880

Bedford MK & RL &TM

Foden 8x4, 8x8 & 6x6.

other British, German and US/European cold war era trucks.Including Mercedew 1017A , L911 and Magirus 5tonner from the 80's.

M1001 and Cruise and Pershing missiles.

M5 halftrack

Bedford OX & OY

1/16 in plastic

Kettenkrad

Jeep

M151A2

M35

M113

M60 family

Chieftain, Centurion and Challenger

T55 & T62

M3 halftrack.

Regards Jason





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Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 05:59 PM UTC

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A decent Early Tiger



What's went with the Dragon and RFM kits?
Gary
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Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 08:30 PM UTC
RG32M would be nice and any ( i.e. ALL) the Rhodesian MRAPs!
ryally
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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 - 04:57 PM UTC

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The Halcyon ALIENS APC kits are super-rare and hard to find these days, commanding high prices for complete unbuilt ones.

They're really not that great kits...just a hollow box...but they are the only 1/35
"Game in town."

Someone on StarshipModeler made accurate resin wheels and front wheel pivots that allow the front wheels to pose steering at an angle.



Yep I have the 1/35 APC and resin wheels plus the 1/32 resin Dropship

I have been waiting for Tamiya to bring out a 1/16 Bradley with interior, hoping it comes with two turret figures in the higher standard of figures that Tamiya is doing these days.

Trisaw
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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 04:11 PM UTC
I'd like a Textron Howe and Howe Tech M5 "Ripsaw" RCV-Medium unmanned tank with 30mm RWS turret. It's now in LRIP testing stage. It might need to mature a couple more years before a kit is produced.

This machine is really cool and should finally give U.S. Airborne and Light Forces a tank with some 30mm firepower missing since the M551 Sheridan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NX7btiWLa0
LonCray
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 04:13 AM UTC
I'd never heard of the Ripsaw before - the suspension is evocative of the Sherman mixed with an M60, and the top reminds me of a Czech machine from WWII. Odd duck, that.
rfbaer
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 07:34 AM UTC

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Without scrolling through all 18 pages (!) forgive me if I'm repeating something, but I sure think a re-do of the M48 by Tamiya would be a super seller. It seems like a natural, what with them going back and revisiting some of their older releases and doing them again, modern tooling and all, like the Matilda, Sheridan, Stuart....



Or maybe an all new M60?

Takom and Afv-club finally did her justice after Dragon's half hearted tries. Afv-club has been teasing an M48, maybe before the new decade is out.

I have noticed a trend with Tamiya. I know it could be coincidence but it has happened more than once. Tamiya will reissue their old version of a kit and then a couple of years later announce a new version.

It happened with nearly every redux by Tamiya so far to include the Sheridan. (Re-released 2011 after long time OOP then original M60A1 and M60A2 in 2013)
Stuart M3, M10, Matilda all followed same pattern.

I think it's a kind of trial balloon. Other companies watch the big T so may be judging what to do next based on them. But this is a long term process that takes years to come about.



I'm patient.....
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 09:53 AM UTC
Maybe someone already mentioned this. I haven't read the entire thread.

I would like to see a good E50 which doesn't have molded-on grills like a 1970s kit nor an impossible suspension. Those staggered wheels would doubtlessly need to be doubled up. As depicted on existing kits, there's no way a real tank could ride on such a flimsy suspension. Not a chance.

Something with a Schmalturm and not some strange sci-fi turret.

Yeah, I know, it existed only on paper. But if you're going to model it as if it were real, you'd have to make the adjustments that would have been necessary for it to be real.

I also know how Herbert A. and one or two others believe that at least some Panther F hulls were being fitted with a Panther II (or similar) interleaved suspension at Daimler-Benz.

Seems a natural for Dragon to pump out another Panther F, this time with that sort of suspension.

And Dragon should do a G turret / F hull hybrid since we do now know it existed. In fact, I expect that should be announced shortly. It's practically a given.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 06:13 PM UTC
Simple for me, a injection moulded 1/35 FV721 CVR(W) Fox armoured car with or without interior.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 11:32 PM UTC

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You had me at .Dream kit: 1/35 UDL Cheyenne Dropship from Aliens.
But add the APC inside it and the Marine Squad and make it from Tamiya or Meng



Ironically, there is a book out now called "Alien: Blueprints" with detailed specifications and schematics of the vehicles (Licensing is another issue). So a model kit company could make a 100% accurate representation of the ALIENS UDL Dropship and APC in various scales. The green ALIENS Technical Manual has detailed photos of the Colonial Marines and their weapons.

https://www.amazon.com/Alien-Blueprints-Graham-Langridge/dp/1785654950/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=aliens+blueprints&qid=1578774048&sr=8-1



Hi all,

I had the 'Alien: The Blueprints' book for Christmas and can thoroughly recommend it to anyone with a passing interest in the vehicles and craft from each of the movies in the franchise.

I have to say that I wholeheartedly agree with those who said a 1/35th scale Colonial Marines UD-4L Dropship and accompanying M577 APC.

But getting back to the real world it would be great to see some more Vietnam era 'Brown-Water Navy' vessels in 1/35th scale to accompany the, now venerable, Tamiya PBR. If Tamiya or Italeri issued 'Programme 4/5' vessels based on the Landing Craft Mechanised MK 6 Mod 1 (LCM (6)) hulls they would have plenty of scope for variants, e.g. troop carriers - both with and without helicopter landing platforms, monitors - both conventional guns and flamethrowers, and command and control vessels.

As an aside, I was disappointed to see that the Seaforth Publishing's book 'ShipCraft 26: Riverine Craft of the Vietnam Wars' seemed to be cancelled, or at least postponed. I had mine on order with Amazon, but they cancelled the order after many months of waiting.

Cheers, .

G
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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 03:14 AM UTC
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But getting back to the real world it would be great to see




M777 155mm howitzer kit in 35 scale actually released
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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 03:32 AM UTC
Singaporean Bionix AFV or their new Hunter IFV
alchemymike
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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 09:23 AM UTC
Can anyone tell me more on the possible 1/35 M-65 Atomic Annie by I Love Kits? I have never heard about this company....any more news on the release
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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 11:39 AM UTC

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Can anyone tell me more on the possible 1/35 M-65 Atomic Annie by I Love Kits? I have never heard about this company....any more news on the release
Mike



Yes, I would like more transparency from companies and I realize that a lot is private business so they don't have to disclose.

But after years, decades, why no kit of this or that when they bought the license and rights? Why did they stop making this and that? What is this company producing? Did that company go out of business? Why is that kit so cheap and that kit so expensive? What is being done to combat recasting? Who is going to be the heirs to this company? Why don't they make this or that? Etc.