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What's the new 'Holy Grail' of AFV modelers?
armouredcharmer
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 12:53 PM UTC
I don't know whether these could be included but what about an M-6 bomb truck and an Autocar tractor unit with an F-1 fuel trailer in 1/32 or 1/35.
With all the big scale aircraft now coming along these would do well in lots of dioramas.
ryally
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 08:23 AM UTC
Another for me would be a new M60a1 RISE 1/35 from AFV or Meng with blade as option
Alan64
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 06:57 AM UTC
Morning all
My wish list would be as follows:
Daimler A/C mark 1&2
Coventry A/C
Ferret A/C
Stalwart
Saracen
Salad tin
Bedford RL
Ratel all versions
Buffel
Early mod Unimog
Sprut
BMD-4/m
Vickers mk1/3 and vijayanta
Sheridan
Object 416
Object 787

It would be nice to see some of these beasts.
FarmerDave
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 02:13 AM UTC
Pesonally, i'm in Scammell heaven at the moment! but i'd never say no to a Mack NO or a Sheridan.
Shalta
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 01:37 AM UTC
Another vote for a Ram 1 or 2 here, and any AC Sentinel variants (AC1, AC3, and a what-if ACIV preferably!)

Also, Purely personal wants, but I'd LOVE to see an M8 AGS, Stingray 1 and 2, and an XM800T ARSV in plastic someday!
(I should probably just learn how to scratchbuild)
Lakota
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 08:00 PM UTC

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I would love to see Tamiya do a M18 Hellcat. Their M10 was a great kit to build and the figures are nice too. I like how they have been putting "action" figures with their latest releases.


Ditto, with new "action" figures, not the ones already supplied with the M-10. We also need new tooled M3 & M3A1 Stuarts.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
gogs007
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 03:49 AM UTC
An updated warrior apc
Jmarles
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 03:41 AM UTC
Takom or someone could make an un-armoured Dragon Wagon....
Kraftstoff
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 04:30 AM UTC
Ram or Kangaroo
panamadan
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 04:19 AM UTC
M3 Stuart
Grindcore
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 02:57 AM UTC
A nice accurate IPM1 and M60. I'd go for a Sheridan also.
retiredyank
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 01:44 AM UTC

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Indian Smerch




...the camo of which was, apparently, inspired by this chap:




We could learn a lesson, from Hannibal. "What's that you say? Elephants crossing the mountains?! You must be out of your mind!"
ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 11:47 PM UTC

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Indian Smerch




...the camo of which was, apparently, inspired by this chap:

retiredyank
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 04:21 PM UTC
Indian Smerch

ryally
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 01:44 PM UTC
1/16 Kettenkrad
1/16 German motorbike sidecar
1/35 Madcat/ Vulture
m4sherman
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 03:04 AM UTC
Glad the Berg-ists got their most wanted kit. Even though it's not on my want list, it does show that there is hope.

I want MiniArt to do the M3 Honey with interior from Brazen Chariots! Still one of the best books on Africa.
system
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 03:03 AM UTC

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A decent T-62!




Just how bad are the Trumpeter versions then? I thought we'd come on leaps and bounds from the Tamiya model?



There are "some" angles off and there is some trouble with the roadwheel spacing. There were two extensive threads on ML when the first kit came out.



- and the fender fuel cells are wrong. I'd vote for a new T-62 too.
Violetrock
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 02:51 AM UTC

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A decent T-62!




Just how bad are the Trumpeter versions then? I thought we'd come on leaps and bounds from the Tamiya model?



There are "some" angles off and there is some trouble with the roadwheel spacing. There were two extensive threads on ML when the first kit came out.
wedgetail53
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 02:35 AM UTC

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AC1 Sentinel



Wish you luck with that one!
BootsDMS
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 02:08 AM UTC

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A decent T-62!




Just how bad are the Trumpeter versions then? I thought we'd come on leaps and bounds from the Tamiya model?
McRunty
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 11:28 PM UTC

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Olifant is announced by Hobby Boss in their 2018/2019 catalog (Kit #83897), and Rooikat IFV is already available from Trumpeter (#09516). So there should be hope for you, that the other items on your wish list might follow one day...

Cheers
Thomas



WAIT...WHAT!!!!!!!!! How did I not know this?

Only gripe is I cant seem to find a local store that carries the Rooikat. Means I will have to order online which means waiting.
th_berlin
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 11:08 PM UTC

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As an expat I would love to see some SANDF vehicles. And yes, I know we got the Takom G6 but I am greedy.

Olifant MK1A/1B (AFV Club could do this so easily)
Rooikat
Ratel (the whole family)
Buffel
Casspir



Olifant is announced by Hobby Boss in their 2018/2019 catalog (Kit #83897), and Rooikat IFV is already available from Trumpeter (#09516). So there should be hope for you, that the other items on your wish list might follow one day...

Cheers
Thomas
philhendry
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 10:12 PM UTC
M5/M9 half-tracks. They've never been done, as far as I know. And if you're a Brit WW2 modeller, they are fairly essential, let alone iconic.
Iraqiwildman
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 10:11 PM UTC
I would love to see Tamiya do a M18 Hellcat. Their M10 was a great kit to build and the figures are nice too. I like how they have been putting "action" figures with their latest releases.
SEDimmick
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 09:54 PM UTC

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A decent T-62!



I think that might be the next post war subject that Miniart gets into next year, if they finish up the T-55 family

Personally I'm waiting for the following:

New Tool M3/M3A1 (a M2A4 would be nice too!)
New Tool M18 Hellcat

New Tool M551
New Tool M2A2 Bradley-Surprised the companies doing A3's haven't back dated

New Tool R35
New Tool H35/39-even though I have the 3d Printed one