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A new 1/35 M65 Atomic Cannon in the works?
Headhunter506
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2019 - 09:08 AM UTC
Perhaps the styrene sleuths here can shed some more light about a proposed 1/35 M65 Atomic Cannon as mentioned in M-L:

New Atomic Annie in 1/35



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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2019 - 09:23 AM UTC
That would be great! But I agree the cost would be pretty steep. I did a search for the " I ❤️Kits" label, and came up empty handed-- this looks and sounds like a spin off from one of the more standard Chinese brands. And It might just be a limited run multi-media kit (which is ok if you can afford it).
VR, Russ
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2019 - 09:28 AM UTC
I've searched various websites (including Scalemates), and found no reference to this particular kit. There have been previous versions from various manufacturers over the years, but nothing recent (nor with the reference code 63522).

Removed by original poster on 12/06/19 - 21:29:38 (GMT).
alchemymike
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2019 - 12:47 PM UTC
OMG.....there is a modeling GOD that answers prayers!!
cannot wait for more info!
Mike
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2019 - 02:22 PM UTC
Not quite shades of ‘Dora’ but that would make quite a nice large display. Pretty good hit on the CC I suspect too.
Kevlar06
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2019 - 02:23 PM UTC

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OMG.....there is a modeling GOD that answers prayers!!
cannot wait for more info!
Mike



I wouldn't hold my breath, a lot of manufactureres have made announcements like this, but have failed to deliver-- I'll believe it when I see it!
VR, Russ
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2019 - 03:32 PM UTC
I'll believe it when I'm opening the box. If wishes were fishes.....
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Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2019 - 01:22 AM UTC
Put me down for one then!

A worthy comparator for my Kondensator - which of course - true to form I haven't yet built.

However, if this does indeed come off, then perhaps the way is paved for a few more giants of the Cold War such as NATO missile systems?

Here's hoping.

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Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2019 - 01:26 AM UTC
It looks like Trumpeter to me or possibly HobbyBoss.
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Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2019 - 02:58 AM UTC
I remember building the old Renwal kit back in the 60's, I probably blew it up at some point. This picture kind of looks like the box art Dragon puts on their kits. I hope i's not a re-labelled Black Label kit.
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Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2019 - 03:09 AM UTC
Well more missiles might be in the works.... we have the Lance by Dragon and the Hawk by Dragon and AFV Club... recently the Nike Hercules by Freedom models ( which is a sweet kit by the way ).... here is hoping for the Honest John, Little John, Corporal, Lacrosse and the coolest of all would be the Pershing Missile tracked version!
I could die happy.... he he
Also be fantastic to see some post war US self propelled guns and howitzers ... M-53 M-55.... the Spat... maybe a new M-107 and M110
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Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2019 - 03:16 AM UTC
Judging from the kit number and the CAD I`d put my money on HobbyBoss. How many soldiers crewed this thing? Who will release a suitable crew for this gun? Hmmmm... maybe building it in travelling mode, navigating tru a narrow German Dorfstrasse?
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Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2019 - 03:33 AM UTC
If you read through the M-L link, the OP confirms this is from Trumpeter (maybe produced by Trumpeter for another company).
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Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2019 - 04:11 AM UTC

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Judging from the kit number and the CAD I`d put my money on HobbyBoss. How many soldiers crewed this thing? Who will release a suitable crew for this gun? Hmmmm... maybe building it in travelling mode, navigating tru a narrow German Dorfstrasse?



Now you've got me thinking: a German street, the (hard to find) 1:35 Aeroplast Polizei VW, a US Military Police M38A1 Jeep and more than a few figures.

Perchance to dream, and this would take up some room would it not?

Brian

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Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2019 - 10:42 AM UTC
I'd use it for my reenlistment ceremony sat Fort Sill.

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Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2019 - 05:53 PM UTC

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Now you've got me thinking: a German street, the (hard to find) 1:35 Aeroplast Polizei VW, a US Military Police M38A1 Jeep and more than a few figures.

Perchance to dream, and this would take up some room would it not?

Brian

Brian



The gun was 26 meters long, meaning 75 centimeters in scale, which means about 1 meter base lenght. In case that you find suiting houses/house fronts, it would make some 75 centimeters wide. I think you can forget about the Polizei Käfer, the US Army seldom used the assistance of the Polizei that days. Good luck hunting!
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Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2019 - 06:01 PM UTC
Tankograd has a book on the Atomic Annie, that might as inspiration for a diorama.
https://www.tankograd.com/cms/website.php?id=/de/index/atomic_annie.htm
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Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2019 - 06:55 PM UTC

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I'd use it for my reenlistment ceremony sat Fort Sill.




That’s awesome 👍
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Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2019 - 11:23 PM UTC
How about doing the one firing where someone forgot to set the recoil stops and the gun barrel went several meters into the ground?
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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 - 08:58 AM UTC
Scalemates has the instruction sheets for download.
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/trumpeter-63522-m65-280mm-atomic-cannon-atomic-annie--1265551

Looks like its a go, but nobody even has it for pre-order that I can find.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 - 11:44 AM UTC
Now might be a good time to pimp my Atomic Annie Walk Around. Here's why: I first got into this when Trumpeter posted images of their M1117 sprues. I had one parked practically outside my hooch, and the suspension was off. Way off. I sent them photos, and to my surprise they re-engineered the kit.
I can tell you from what I see in these instructions you're going to need a good reference. Those of you who have purchased my Walk Arounds in the past know that no bolt goes undiscovered. These are 579 photos of THREE different guns - Yuma, Ft. Sill, and Albuquerque. There are photos of the undercarriage on the trucks, photos of the bowels of the gun carriage. It will not disappoint.