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#1 Proud Kraut

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 11:34 PM

I would like to ask our forum members to give us a heads-up on what's new in the modeler's world from now on.

 

Every scale is welcome. According to our forum rules we will limit the posts to:

 

Model kits of U.S. military vehicles, planes, ships etc. or neutral/common accessories.

 

Thanks for your input in advance!

 

Lars



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 11:42 PM

Here we go with a newly released equipment kit by MENG:

 

"Equipment for Modern U.S. Military vehicle" -  Scale: 1/35

 

http://www.modellbau...b3a15b7efcb932b

 

At the first glance a rather "civilian" set of accessories. Can someone enlighten me regarding the aloy wheels and these red boxes?

 

Regards

 

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Edited by Proud Kraut, 01 February 2014 - 11:43 PM.


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Posted 02 February 2014 - 08:39 PM

The red boxes look like coolers, containers to keep food and beverages cold.  The round circles probably represent cup holders that are built into the lids of some of them.

 

Alloy wheels... for a civilianized HUMV perhaps? 



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 10:46 AM

The red boxes look like coolers, containers to keep food and beverages cold.  The round circles probably represent cup holders that are built into the lids of some of them.

 

Alloy wheels... for a civilianized HUMV perhaps? 

 

Thank you, Gil. Yes coolers probably.
 



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Posted 14 February 2014 - 10:38 PM

I came across this one here today: MiniArt 1/35 figure set "Battle of the Bulge"

 

http://www.miniart-m....htm?/35084.htm

 

Seems to be not available over here yet.



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Posted 15 February 2014 - 11:02 AM

Mini Art and Master Box are really making some very interesting and well done figure sets.  



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Posted 17 February 2014 - 12:09 AM

Mini Art and Master Box are really making some very interesting and well done figure sets.  

 

Yes indeed. I'm looking forward to see these Normandy 1944 U.S. Horsemen. Seems to be a real spectacular set.

 

http://www.miniart-m....htm?/35151.htm


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Posted 17 February 2014 - 02:23 PM

I just did the MiniArt winter 1944 US tank crew.  Other than their heads, the figures are great.  I didn't like the way the multiple layers of paint went on them, so I'm getting resin heads to replace them.  

The Dragon Black Label series looks like it is going to be quite interesting.  With the M103A1 and the M6 heavy tank, we're getting some really obscure subjects!

 

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 12:00 PM

I just did the MiniArt winter 1944 US tank crew.  Other than their heads, the figures are great.  I didn't like the way the multiple layers of paint went on them, so I'm getting resin heads to replace them.  

The Dragon Black Label series looks like it is going to be quite interesting.  With the M103A1 and the M6 heavy tank, we're getting some really obscure subjects!

 

Jon

 

Thanks for the heads-up, Jon! I wasn't even aware of the existance of the M6 prototype. Awesome kits, here are the links:

 

http://www.armorama....=thread&order=0

http://www.dragonmod...A3548&print=yes

 

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 08:39 AM

Paper Panzers and obscure prototypes as far as the eye can see, and yet we still don't have a decent Mark I, Mark IV, Mark V, Medium Mark A, Schneider CA or A7V.

 

At least Meng and Takom have stepped up and produced some nice WWI armor lately.



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 11:11 AM

Paper Panzers and obscure prototypes as far as the eye can see, and yet we still don't have a decent Mark I, Mark IV, Mark V, Medium Mark A, Schneider CA or A7V.

 

At least Meng and Takom have stepped up and produced some nice WWI armor lately.

 

What about the WW I series from Emhar:

 

http://www.google.de...ved=0CFsQrQMwAg

 

http://www.google.de...ved=0CHkQrQMwDA

 

 

I remember building an A7V many years ago. I think it was made by "Tauro"



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 09:08 AM

 

What about the WW I series from Emhar:

 

http://www.google.de...ved=0CFsQrQMwAg

 

http://www.google.de...ved=0CHkQrQMwDA

 

 

I remember building an A7V many years ago. I think it was made by "Tauro"

 

The Emhar and Tauro kits are ancient, and were bad even for the time.



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Posted 22 February 2014 - 11:40 AM

Now here's something really new: From the Nürnberg International toy fair 2014. Engineers Achtung, a 1/35 Grader from "Plusmodel" (please notice also the US switchboard on the background of the picture):

 

http://www.google.de...0CGwQrQMwIjjIAQ



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 10:08 AM

MasterBox extendet it's Vietnam Series with this nice set of four 1/35 Figures: "Vietnam Jungle Patrol"

 

http://shop.1-72depo...nam-war-series/

 

This is the complete Master Box Vietnam war series:

 

http://www.google.de...d=0CAYQrQMwADhk


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 10:42 AM

Bronco has been releasing a lot of good kits too...  Their jeeps are arguably the best on the market and include openable tool bins, optional parts to turn the wheels left, right or straight, optional windshields and such. Their M24 Chaffee is simply amazing for the amount of detail they've added. It makes the old Italeri Chaffee look like a toy. I also agree with the opinion about MiniArt's US tank crew kits. There are three that I have that supply a total of 15 tankers in varied uniform combinations including HBTs, HBT Coveralls, wools, and winter combat dress, tanker jackets, tanker bibs, shoepacs and mackinaw coat.

 

I'd like to see Meng's FT-17 done as a US FT-17 during the First World War, along with a Colonel Patton figure from the well known photo.

 

Needless to say, it is good times we live in for detailed models...



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Posted 29 March 2014 - 04:57 AM

Article is from December 2013 but I havn't seen them here for sale yet. So new, at least for me, the 1/35 BRONCO MRAP "MAXX":

 

http://www.google.de...ved=0CGQQrQMwBA


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 10:07 AM

Something total different today: a 1:1 scale 3D paper! model:

 

http://www.google.de...ed=0CKkBEK0DMBo

 

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 04:56 AM

Found this one today in the www. Some more cold-war heavy metal:

 

http://www.modellbau...b3a15b7efcb932b



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Posted 20 April 2014 - 07:44 PM

Something total different today: a 1:1 scale 3D paper! model:

 

http://www.google.de...ed=0CKkBEK0DMBo

 

:blink:

 

Individually rolling those rounds of ammunition, let alone the barrels could drive someone crazy.



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Posted 20 April 2014 - 10:20 PM

 

Individually rolling those rounds of ammunition, let alone the barrels could drive someone crazy.

 

Gil, why not pimp up your car or truck a bit? :D

 

Back to WW I today: Since similar Renault tanks were used by the U.S. Tank Corps as well, I would like to post this newly released TAKOM 1:16 scale model:

 

http://www.modellbau...002;3;1;1;1.htm

 

And here is the review with some nice shots:

 

http://www.google.de...ed=0COkCEK0DMFk


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Posted 23 April 2014 - 02:10 PM

The FT-17 was known as the M-1917 in US service. A Lt. Colonel who would become the most well known advocate of armored warfare in the US during WWII, led the US tank force in WWI. His name?  Lieutenant Colonel George Smith Patton Jr.

 

I'm looking at the Meng offering in 1/35th scale. Reviews say it has a complete interior.  I'd like to find a figure of Patton from WWI to re-create the well known photo of him standing next to an M1917.



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 10:47 AM

....I'd like to find a figure of Patton from WWI to re-create the well known photo of him standing next to an M1917.

 

I know this picture very well. I did a little online research but did not find any WW I U.S. Army figure in 1/35 that comes close to the young Patton. Sounds funny, but maybe a mix of the "upper half" of Mr. Stalin from this set...

 

http://www.ebay.de/i...2-/400695951203

 

...with closed collar uniform with shoulder belt and the "lower half" of Hauptmann Schmidt from this set...

 

http://www.ebay.de/i...L-/350976395401

 

with four pocket tunic, riding pants and the boots will do. ;) Garrison cap has to be made scratchbuild I think.
 



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 01:10 PM

 

I know this picture very well. I did a little online research but did not find any WW I U.S. Army figure in 1/35 that comes close to the young Patton. Sounds funny, but maybe a mix of the "upper half" of Mr. Stalin from this set...

 

http://www.ebay.de/i...2-/400695951203

 

...with closed collar uniform with shoulder belt and the "lower half" of Hauptmann Schmidt from this set...

 

http://www.ebay.de/i...L-/350976395401

 

with four pocket tunic, riding pants and the boots will do. ;) Garrison cap has to be made scratchbuild I think.
 

 

Looks worth a try...  I think someone did a WWI Patton in 1/16th scale... but I can't remember who... The only other thing I could think of is maybe doing a WWII Patton with all the tanks and vehicles he was known to have commanded. M1917, M1/M2 Combat Car, M3 Stuart, M20 Armored car, M3 Halftrack, M3 Scout Car, Jeeps, WC-56/57 Command Cars... Hobby Boss has a really good M3 Scout car... AFV Club has the Ex Skybow WC-56/57, Dragon has the best M3 Half Track. I'm a member of a Patton Living History Group that's based in Texas and might even be able to come up with good references for the CCKW command van that was built for Patton.
 



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 08:06 PM

Hey rember this Tamiya kit from the early 80s :D 

 

tamiya-famous-generals.jpg

 

 

Then they did a 1/25 scale of him around the same time I guess.

 

5011c08d822ac_162989n.jpg

 



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 08:16 PM

And here's your 1/16th WWI Georgie, it's by a company called Takom

 

MC12006_Lt_Col_Patton_Large.jpg




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