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AFV Club's M113 on preorder at Hobbyeasy,
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 06:58 AM GMT+7
Due next month, and costing less than $44; for those interested.

Begs the question, which '113 variant next...

Kylie
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 08:25 AM GMT+7

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Due next month, and costing less than $44; for those interested.

Begs the question, which '113 variant next...

Kylie



Wow, nice! But more like USD 57 if include shipping. Thanks for the heads up.
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 09:38 AM GMT+7
Haven't kept up but has the plastic been sorted out, is it a new mold or the Academy plastic w/ AFV Club label for the most part?
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 11:35 AM GMT+7
All new molds and it looks really nice.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 06:12 AM GMT+7
Also at Luckymodel. $55.43 to the US with shipping.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 06:55 AM GMT+7
Been waiting a long time for this one! Hopefully the sales are good and they don't stop at just this, and go to the A2, and dare I dream maybe an M577, an M901, an M1064, a Fitter etc.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 07:17 AM GMT+7
Dragon has made a nice living out of a base kit then add a sprue of this or that to make another variant. Maybe AFV will do the same. A M577 with an interior would be a nice follow up !
Tom
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Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 05:44 PM GMT+7
Here are some sprue shots: http://mmzone.co.kr/mms_tool/mt_view.php?mms_db_name=mmz_free&mms_cat=[%EB%AA%A8%ED%98%95]&no=361405.

Looks like not as many extras like old Academy M113 kits but the molding looks more crisp.
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Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 06:53 PM GMT+7

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Dragon has made a nice living out of a base kit then add a sprue of this or that to make another variant. Maybe AFV will do the same. A M577 with an interior would be a nice follow up !
Tom



Dragon?...
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Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 07:34 PM GMT+7
Seems they still didn't include the ramp pulley.
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Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 09:00 PM GMT+7

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Seems they still didn't include the ramp pulley.



Time will tell....At least it appears in their CAD's :



....But we know where to look for it if needed

H.P.
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Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 10:50 PM GMT+7
The ramp parts are on sprues, so apparently only the test shot build was incomplete.
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Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 06:47 AM GMT+7
Ok, that clears it up.
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Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 02:12 PM GMT+7
It's the ACAV 113. Also availabl for preorder from Lucky Model.
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Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017 - 05:44 PM GMT+7
Does anyone know why the release date of this kit keeps on getting pushed back? Originally set for late May; changed to June; changed to early July; changed to late July; now I see Aug. 4 on hobbyeasy. What the heck?
It's the usual flakiness of AFV Club?
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Posted: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 06:19 AM GMT+7

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Does anyone know why the release date of this kit keeps on getting pushed back? Originally set for late May; changed to June; changed to early July; changed to late July; now I see Aug. 4 on hobbyeasy. What the heck?
It's the usual flakiness of AFV Club?



I'm assuming they are having production issues. AFV Club posted a built production version a few days ago on Facebook, assuming it's now in production
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Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 04:15 AM GMT+7
If Luckymodel is taking money for pre-orders, then it should be soon.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 04:36 AM GMT+7
As per some facebook posts that I have seen, shipments have already left from Taiwan in the last few days and should be reaching distributors this week or early next week