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The release you wish would happen
GulfWarrior
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Posted: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 01:31 PM UTC

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I would like to see a 1/35th Trumpeter or Dragon German WWII BOXCAR Railcar to go along with the Flatcars and Gondola Railcars.

milvehfan



Does anyone make any currently used flatcars? I can do a tank platoon at a railhead.
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 08:36 PM UTC
I remember times when all said that plastic modelling is dead. Now we are in an environment where a lot of new manufacturers pop up on the market and bring out decent kits of things we were waiting for long. It is sometimes funny that such obvious wishes like the M-54 take so long until release - and same time the Sheridan now got two different manufacturers. I am more in modern stuff, but I can understand that manufacturers also go for WW2 stuff and release Tigers and Panthers, but I still hope that they dare more cold war stuff. There is still demand in 1:35 for soft-skins (really would like to see Antar and Commander, the British tank transporters in plastic), but as said before, I would also like if someone makes a decent and correct early Leopard 1 in plastic. The situation for us modellers today is like a paradise. When Italeri released the Leopard 2, it was a bit disappointing. Today we have HobbyBoss, Revell's new kit plus MENG's 2A4, only to mention the ones with the bulky old turret. Beside these all kind of variants are on the market (even prototypes like the Tiger Model "Revolution 1 and Revolution 2", but still there is space for ARV's on that chassis and some of the available models are not up to today's standard. I learned that you only have to wait until the gaps are closed by modelling companies, but some will remain forever. But that's also the fun with our hobby.
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 02:44 PM UTC
Well I think each and everyone of us should send a warm hearted thanks to the new guys for waking up all the other folks out there!

I see we are getting at least two new M551 Sheridan's, and I expect to see a third player before it's said and done! Yet I've also seen some failed promises in the past (new M43 SPG).
How about the long ignored M56? So we now finally get a new M37 and M54 trucks. How about some dump trucks and ten ton wreckers? One would also be overjoyed with a plain Jane m107,and M110 with short Barrell. Then maybe we would have the slightest chance to finally get a new M578!! I'd love a new tool M12 and M18.
Gary
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 01:05 PM UTC
brail scale 20's/30's armored cars from France or England
2505-Steven
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 07:55 AM UTC
And when we are dreaming: Tamiya should do a Leopard 2A4, decent detail and easy to build. Trust there is room for it 😃
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 05:41 AM UTC

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More cold war figure sets. We've finally got the M60 series,so let's get That 70s Army complete with longer hair and mustaches and the old OD fatigues with the baseball field hats.



And a Tamiya M60 slick, current technology and standards, just cuz Tamiya makes a lot of kits I can actually build.
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 04:21 AM UTC

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More cold war figure sets. We've finally got the M60 series,so let's get That 70s Army complete with longer hair and mustaches and the old OD fatigues with the baseball field hats.



Well...I'd probabably buy some and paint them, but I have to say that uniform was the worst-- the starching of the trousers and blouse I didn't miss when we went to the BDU, and that stupid domed baseball cap was just awful. I loved it when summer came around and we could "unblouse" the blouse, and worked my cap into a "flat" version by breaking a crease into it just above the crown. Probably the worst uniform the US Army ever came up with.

VR, Russ
milvehfan
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 03:07 AM UTC
I would like to see a 1/35th Trumpeter or Dragon German WWII BOXCAR Railcar to go along with the Flatcars and Gondola Railcars.

milvehfan
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 03:01 AM UTC
New-tool 1/35 Nebelwerfer; maybe from Tamiya?
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Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 11:47 PM UTC

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Dragons 1/35 AT AT Walker and Snowspeeder.....finally 3D printed Hoth Rebels and Imperials on Shapeways, just no vehicles to go with them in a dio!



Yeah, that was a big bummer when those dropped off the face of the earth. A 1/35 walker would have been great.
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Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 11:43 PM UTC
More cold war figure sets. We've finally got the M60 series,so let's get That 70s Army complete with longer hair and mustaches and the old OD fatigues with the baseball field hats.
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Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 10:19 PM UTC
Dragons 1/35 AT AT Walker and Snowspeeder.....finally 3D printed Hoth Rebels and Imperials on Shapeways, just no vehicles to go with them in a dio!
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Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 08:07 PM UTC
I'd like to see more 1/25 scale.
It's just the right size (IMHO) without taking up a lot of room like 1/16 does.
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Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 06:45 PM UTC
CUCV M1008, M1009 ist out from Minimanfactory, but they are very incorrect...There s also a 100% correct M1008 from another manufacturer in 1/35, but it s very expensive.M1010 is out as a conversion kit (bodyshell) for the Minimanfactory CUCVs, don t know the manufacturer though, I think it s a 3d print out with full interior..
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Posted: Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 06:57 PM UTC

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Panda already announced kits for the HMEE and the M8 AGS in 1/35
Hobby Boss already has the CV90 family of vehicles in 1/35
Revell already has 1/35 kit of the schutzenpanzer Puma in 1/35 (Trumpeter I think had the Puma listed as a future release).




I've been out of the loop for a while. Going on 5 years now since sitting at the workbench.
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Posted: Friday, October 12, 2018 - 05:32 PM UTC

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I can have fun with this.

Let's see for military:

MB Zetros

Fennik

CUCV (M1008, M1009 blazer, M1010 ambulance, M1031 maintenance contact truck)

HMEE (High Mobility Engineer Excavator)

SEE (Small Emplacement Excavator)

VW Vanagon (basic van, standard cab, and crew cab versions with USAEUR and German army markings)

M113 or M2 Bradley OSV (OPFOR Surrogate Vehicle)

Stingray light tank

M8 AGS

M7 BFIST

CV-9030/35/40

SPz Puma



Civilian 1/25:

Any modern fire apparatus (E-One, Pierce, KME)



Aircraft (1/144 or 1/72):

C-5A/M
C-141
A330 MRTT
KC-46



Panda already announced kits for the HMEE and the M8 AGS in 1/35
Hobby Boss already has the CV90 family of vehicles in 1/35
Revell already has 1/35 kit of the schutzenpanzer Puma in 1/35 (Trumpeter I think had the Puma listed as a future release).

2CAVTrooper
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Posted: Friday, October 12, 2018 - 02:48 PM UTC
I can have fun with this.

Let's see for military:

MB Zetros

Fennik

CUCV (M1008, M1009 blazer, M1010 ambulance, M1031 maintenance contact truck)

HMEE (High Mobility Engineer Excavator)

SEE (Small Emplacement Excavator)

VW Vanagon (basic van, standard cab, and crew cab versions with USAEUR and German army markings)

M113 or M2 Bradley OSV (OPFOR Surrogate Vehicle)

Stingray light tank

M8 AGS

M7 BFIST

CV-9030/35/40

SPz Puma



Civilian 1/25:

Any modern fire apparatus (E-One, Pierce, KME)



Aircraft (1/144 or 1/72):

C-5A/M
C-141
A330 MRTT
KC-46
GaryKato
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Posted: Friday, October 12, 2018 - 10:59 AM UTC

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I predict interior Sherman kits on the way.



It would be nice if Asuka came out with interiors for their Sherman, but I think they'd come out with one by now. Maybe it will be Miniart!
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Posted: Friday, October 12, 2018 - 10:10 AM UTC
Plus more construction vehicles such as bulldozers, scrapers and excavators. The military have had many of these fantastic machines over the years yet it's still pretty much an untapped market.
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Posted: Friday, October 12, 2018 - 10:07 AM UTC
MKVIII INTERNATIONAL LIBERTY TANK. Still part of WW1 even though it never saw action.
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Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 09:43 AM UTC
Foxhound ! Very ugly but very cool MRAP !

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocelot_(vehicle)#/media/File%3AFoxhound_Light_Protected_Patrol_Vehicle_(LPPV)_MOD_45155791.jpg

MRAP Cougar A2

Mine rollers Panama City
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Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 12:54 AM UTC
singaporean bionix afv
PT-91 Twardy
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Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 05:43 AM UTC
Id love to see

VW Iltis
a decent new TPz Fuchs with full interior
Bffel
Dachs

and some 80s Bundeswehr soldiers to come with it.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 05:23 AM UTC

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Astounding how many of the wishes from May 2017 have been fulfilled here in September 2018.
M54 truck?
Panthers galore
New M3 Lee different production versions!
M3 Stuart
New Sheridan
Assorted WW1 softskins
New Polish tankettes

But no matter what comes out or whatever variant is kitted someone always cries "why wasn't it X?



Can't agree more. We live in a great time period. Don't see Bergepanther cries anymore.
Soon, Sheridan cries will be silenced also.

I predict interior Sherman kits on the way.
amoz02t
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Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 - 04:30 AM UTC

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I didn't know about it until this morning. Then I realised that I have really wanted an HMEE (coming from Panda).

I have also a very big need for an MSS, Magical Storage System.
The system consists of a big box, about twice the size of a large U-Haul box 48 inches long instead of 24, which has lids on both sides and a stamp collector book/folder.
Open the lid marked Store and put the kit box inside, close the lid, wait for 10 seconds for the magic formulas to do their work, open the lid and retrieve the kit box which has now shrunk to the size of a stamp. Store the stamp in the stamp collector book. Those with really large collections can buy more of the storage books.
To restore the kit to its real size open the other lid on the magic box, marked Restore, put the little stamp inside, wait ten seconds and then retrieve the kit box. Always make sure that you only insert one stamp at the time. If two stamps are inserted the probable result is a kitbash with parts mixed between the kits.

It doesn't work on built kits but that is a minor problem

/ Robin




Two please