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mcevoyi
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Posted: Monday, November 28, 2016 - 05:22 PM UTC
I'd love to see hobby boss
pop out the UK version of the HET M1070F

35th-scale
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Posted: Monday, November 28, 2016 - 05:29 PM UTC
All I want is an FAV....
mmeier
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Posted: Monday, November 28, 2016 - 06:43 PM UTC

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I wouldn't mind if Hobbyboss or Meng did one of those IDF Namers

And for long shot. An Argentinian TAM



If one does a TAM (Revell or Tamiya are the most likely having a Marder IFV) then please allow for making any differences to a TH301 as well. And any upgrades it currently gets.

A TH301 would be a nice part of a Twilight:2000 diorama or two.
windsheer
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Posted: Monday, November 28, 2016 - 07:52 PM UTC
love to see AFV club do the fv600 series in 1/35th scale.
Hederstierna
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Posted: Monday, November 28, 2016 - 08:42 PM UTC
Sorry if it's already taken, but it's about time, that Dragon get their head out of their a.. and do the Bergepanther.
Jacob
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Posted: Monday, November 28, 2016 - 08:56 PM UTC

Having posted this before and elsewhere on this site, I thought it fitting to post here as well. My top pick and choice: the AML 90 (and 60)!!! If anything, just for the variety of operators (just think of all those decals that have to be purchased), and especially the camo schemes, etc.:

Current operators of the Panhard AML 60/90:

Algeria: 54 AML-60
Argentina: 50 AML-90
Bahrain: 23 AML-90
Bosnia and Herzegovina: 10 AML-90
Burkina Faso: 15
Burma: 50
Burundi: 30[
Cameroon: 31; ex-Bosnian Army
Chad: 85;[24] likely replaced by the Eland
Côte d'Ivoire: 20
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Dominican Republic: 20 AML-90
Djibouti: 24
Gabon: 18
Ecuador: 27
Egypt
El Salvador: 12 AML-90
France: Over 1,000
Iraq: 170 delivered between 1967 and 1976; 10 operational.
Kenya: 82;[24] refurbished by an Israeli firm in 2007.
Lebanon: 74
Lesotho: 6 AML-90;[27] 4 operational.
Mauritania: 60, 39 AML-90 and 20 AML-60
Morocco: 210
Niger: 36
Nigeria: 137
Pakistan: AML-60
Rwanda: 15
Sahrawi Republic
Saudi Arabia: 235; purchased from France in 1967 for $95,000,000.
Senegal: 54
Somalia: 15 AML-90
Somaliland
Sudan: 6 AML-90
Togo: 10
Tunisia: 18
United Arab Emirates: 90 AML-90
Venezuela: 10
Yemen: 15

Former Operators:

Amal Party: Inherited from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF).
Angola: Likely captured from Portugal.
Cambodia: 15 AML-60s in service between 1965 and 1975.
FNLA: 1 AML-90; now on display at the Museu das Forças Armadas, Luanda
Ethiopia 56 AML-60
FNLC: 1 AML-60, some AML-90s
Ireland: All of the Irish Defence Forces' AML-90s were retired in 2013.
Israel: 29 AML-90
Lebanese Forces: 12 AML-90 inherited from the LAF.
Libya: 20 AML-90
Malaysia: 140 AML-60 and AML-90s
Portugal: 56 AML-60, some AML-90s
South Africa: 100 AMLs procured in 1962, swiftly replaced by Eland Mk2.
Spain: 140 AML-60 and AML-90s
UNITA: 4 AMLs acquired clandestinely through Zaire; saw service during the Angolan Civil War.





armouredcharmer
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Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 01:09 AM UTC

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I'd love to see hobby boss
pop out the UK version of the HET M1070F




I second that, delivering around East Anglia I`ve seen a lot of these floating around so I`d love to have a model of one.
Also Accurate Armour have discontinued theirs (not that I could have afforded one anyway !)
oberstengel
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Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 01:50 AM UTC
I wish Tamiya would release an updated M3 Halftrack and an M4A1 Sherman.
JavierDeLuelmo
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Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 01:55 AM UTC
Here comes a brief, very short list:

Panhard AML-60 / 90 / Eland
Panhard M3 VTT / CVR
EE-9 Cascavel
EE-11 Urutu
Palmaria SPH
Toyota LandCruiser J40 series
Jeep Wagoneer
M38
M715
M422 Mighty Mite
M39 5-ton 6x6 family
CUCV family
M911 HET
M113 C&R Lynx
Thornycroft Antar
Scammel Pioneer
Scammel Explorer
Scammel Constructor
Scammel Commander
Ocelot-Foxhound
Jackal 4x4 / 6x6
RG-31 MK5E
RG-32 Scout
Caiman MRAP
Caiman MTV MRAP
M1/IPM1 Abrams
Early Bradleys
CVR(T) family
Sarracen
Ferret
Saxon
M2 Bridging/Ferrying Rig
Bedford RL
Bedford MK
Bedford TM
Unimog U404 / U416 / U1300
Mercedes Kurzhauber (come on Takom, bring it quick)
Kanonenjagdpanzer / Raketenjagdpanzer
Ford G 398 SAM
DKW Munga
MAN 630
Magirus-Deutz Jupiter
VW Iltis
MAN KAT1 family
MAN MULTI 2 / SLT 2 Mammut
VW T2
Marder
Mowag Eagle IV
IFA W50
ASU-57
ZIL-150
GAZ-51
GAZ-53










Seroster
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Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 02:28 AM UTC
1/48 Comet and Churchill in plastic...

I'll probably just have to build these in a different scale.
Bigred69
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Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 02:30 AM UTC
I would like to see the following,
M 55
M 53
M 746
A GLMC launcher and tractor unit.
Not much.
Jack_Turmoil
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Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 03:00 AM UTC
My list is as follows :

Note, all would be injection plastic...for ease of assembly.

1/35 Straight Flush radar vehicle..interesting subject...would be a nice companion for the Trumpeter Gainful.

1/35 FAV...either DML or Hobby Boss would be fine...both have previously promised it, but never delivered

1/35 RPG set..because you can never have enough PRGs...DML Quartermaster series style, with double of everything. Why have these never been addressed? Shameful.

1/35 MH-6 Little Bird..DML have reissued their AH-6 and Kitty Hawk are making one, too, but where are the MH-6s?

1/35 A more Modern US accessory set, geared toward armor..mainly for M1s and Bradleys, from Tamiya...Molle Packs, CIP panels (for M1s, this time), DUKE antennas, Water Boxes, Coolers & MRE boxes...skip the tiny dog and replace it with a vicious military working dog, too..ha ha. I've already bought both Meng sets, for some of these items.

1/35 Gator atv...great for an Afghanistan diorama.

1/35 M1068...I have a 3-d printed generator on the way, to modify an M577, but a proper kit would be nice.



















Havoc
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Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 08:49 AM UTC
All in 1/35th, with suggestions for likely manufactures:

- NVA Type 63 APC/tank combo (Trumpeter)
- Aussie Centurion Recovery vehicle (AFV Club)
- South African Buffel (Takom)
- South African infantry figures (MasterBox)
- Alouette III helo with "K-Car" mod in South African service (Airfix, Revell G., Dragon)
- British Humber Pig (N.I) (Takom)
- British Saracen (N.I) (Takom)
- British Army, I.R.A., and civilians from the years of The Troubles (MasterBox)
- ANY un-kitted amtrac or landing craft (Italeri, AFV Club)
- French Army and AFV crews, Algeria up through Mali (MasterBox)
- LVTE-5 "Potato Digger" (AFV Club, how 'bout it...?!!)
- Any Vietnam Riverine craft (AFV Club)
- Vietnam War hovercraft PACV, ACV
- SEAL STAB boat or a Boston Whaler
- Ch-54 Skycrane helo (why not...?)

And many more...


With Regards and Aloha,

Johnny B.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 12:46 PM UTC
Do you guys REEEEALLY think that any of these "wish-things" will ever come to fruition..? Seriously..?

The only real things that you can count on is more 1/35 re-boxed Tiger Is from DRAGON, and old re-boxed ITALERI kits from TAMIYA...
SgtSnake
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Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 01:10 PM UTC
My wish list is short. I want a New Tool, ACCURATE model of the only armored vehicle I crewed that I shed a tear for when they were replaced by M60A1s: the M551 Sheridan. I'll take it in any scale 1/35th and up. I was the driver, and I got that puppy to go 60 mph, actually drifting it around corners at Baumholder Training Area. Unfortunately it had a bad habit of frying circuit boards when that bigass main gun popped a cap....I thought putting a 30mm in place of the main gun and a minigun coax would be more appropriate for a recon vehicle. You hear me, manufacturers!?!?!?!? M551!M551!M551!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 02:05 PM UTC

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Do you guys REEEEALLY think that any of these "wish-things" will ever come to fruition..? Seriously..?

The only real things that you can count on is more 1/35 re-boxed Tiger Is from DRAGON, and old re-boxed ITALERI kits from TAMIYA...



Nope, not for a single second
We're having fun dreaming and hoping though
but, who knows, maybe some manufacturer gets an idea or two ....
/ Robin
JSSVIII
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Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 04:41 PM UTC

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Do you guys REEEEALLY think that any of these "wish-things" will ever come to fruition..? Seriously..?

The only real things that you can count on is more 1/35 re-boxed Tiger Is from DRAGON, and old re-boxed ITALERI kits from TAMIYA...



As a matter of fact I think the answer is yes! I mean really Dennis, did you ever think we would see the Object 279 in plastic? or the Conqueror, t-24, T-18, a new tool T-35/T-28. How about the T29 series, or the US T54, or how about the Hobbyboss Vickers series? I could go on and on about kits I never thought we would see in plastic, what a wonderful time to be an armor modeler!
mmeier
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Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 05:07 PM UTC
Given how much of MY last lists exist now like:

New Leopard1A3/A4
New Gepard
New Luchs
New Chieftain (Including a Mk10)
M48A2GA2 in 1:35
...

Yes, I do believe this will happen.

cdharwins
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Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 05:21 PM UTC

M777A2 155mm Towed Howitzer!

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Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 08:23 PM UTC

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I wish Tamiya would release an updated M3 Halftrack and an M4A1 Sherman.



you're right Joe, about the Halftrack, about time, and it's an M3A2 prototype, never made it into production.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 11:55 PM UTC

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More time and the ability to do more with the time I do have.
Greater satisfaction from what I already have rather than dissatisfaction about what I do not.



Well said! But..... an M8 dozer kit for the M48 would be pretty cool, and a Merk 2 from Meng or Tamiya, or maybe Tamiya doing an update on their ancient but pretty good Merk 1 would make me pretty happy.
Mmmm, and the ammo trailer towed behind the M4(105) in plastic would be cool too.
And since I'm still here, anyone remember a poll from Pat Stansell a while ago about what might make a good kit in 1/24 scale? I'm still thinking a Sherman, any Sherman, in 1/24 would be a real sales monster.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 12:12 AM UTC
* 1/35 CRRC with outboard motor
* 1/35 USSOCOM Ground Mobility Vehicle in plastic with the latest additions such as turret gun shield, ammo cans, backpacks, SATCOM, etc.
* 1/35 USSOCOM Polaris MRZR JP-8 with crew (can also be used by the Marines)
* 1/35 modern snowmobile with crew
* 1/35 "Big Game" African Safari animals, namely the elephant, rhino, lion, giraffe, and hippo
* 1/35 and 1/16 modern Arctic soldiers in snowsuits and snowshoes
* 1/35 USMC M1161 ITV "Growler" four-seater with weapons ring and crew in plastic
* 1/35 USSOCOM Flyer 60 and Flyer 72 with crew in plastic
* 1/24 U.S. "Ford Police Interceptor" sedan and SUV
* 1/24 U.S. Chevy and Ford SUVs to make government vehicles
* 1/24 and 1/48 modern machine guns, rifles, and shotguns in plastic
* 1/24 modern police, SWAT, construction workers, and firefighters
* 1/24 male and female figures in suit (makes for a nice government agent--could be armed or unarmed)
* 1/16 and 1/24 soldiers. Really, 1/35 is becoming too small for figure modelers who want soldiers displayed solo. I see some (3D) figure sculptors going to 1/24 (75mm) now.
* 1/35 Lenco Bearcat SWAT armored car
* 1/24 F350 cherry picker with utility body in plastic
* 1/24 F350 modern wildfire brush truck with skid unit in utility bed
* 1/35 African pirates with weapons
* Sci-Fi figure tech to become really high-tech like those soldiers you see in today's Sci-Fi video games (not the Post-Apocalyptic, zombie, Steampunk, Dieselpunk, or WW2-1946 Sci-Fi tech we have now)
* More 1/35 high-tech Sci-Fi soldiers
* 1/20 non-Ma.K Sci-Fi guns
* 1/12 modern soldiers ("Little Armory" makes cool and accurate 1/12 modern plastic guns for dolls, but there are few, if any 1/12 soldiers to use those guns)
* More modern books on soldiers, units, and conflicts. Gosh, I miss Concord's "Special Operations Journals" and "Armed Forces Journal" even if they didn't sell well (or was it distribution issues?). I miss them because those Concord journalists went to places, units, and conflicts that magazines and newspapers often don't go to. Some Japanese hobby books still do this, but the text is all in Japanese.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 12:26 AM UTC
1/35 BTR-152
1/48 T-55
1/48 Shot Kal
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Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 12:37 AM UTC
I'd LOVE to see an M667 Lance missile system or a Pershing II system in 1/35th plastic
MLD
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Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 01:15 AM UTC