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Oddest 1/35 release Iíve seen recently
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Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 06:05 PM UTC
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/guntower-models-gt-35002-soviet-passenger-car-kit-2--1296002 A Lada Vaz of all things. Go well with that Chernobyl dio youíre planning. Or post-apoc if you choose...
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Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 06:59 PM UTC
Or that cold war spy/Berlin wall dio....

or buy 2 and make a Limo



Hard to credit that the kit numbers for these kits start with 'GT'.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 07:11 PM UTC
I prefer this one :



for a Iraqi taxi :



Another option :




H.P.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 07:49 PM UTC
This could be a challenging dio. First shooting outside German borders by German armed forces - two Serbs shot down in Lada in 1999
http://dengalnaserben.weebly.com/history-1997-to-1999/1999-kosovogermans-killing-serbs-again
Frenchy
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Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 07:55 PM UTC
The car involved in this event is a Polski-Fiat 125, not a Lada...



H.P.
BootsDMS
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Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 08:40 PM UTC
Well to me that's a great issue! Cold War modeller that I am perhaps but they'll be great to ring the changes as say, what I call a "background" model to some Warsaw Pact models.

I believe the Volkspolizei used these so if I can get my hands on a couple I'll be delighted.

Brian
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Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 08:55 PM UTC
Company "webpage" on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/guntowermodels/

They also seem to be issuing this

https://www.scalemates.com/brands/guntower-models--12005
knewton
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Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 09:02 PM UTC
HP, an Iraqi taxi, brilliant! From memory, there is an image of an M1 MBT rolling over a sedan, in Iraq; is it one and the same vehicle and kit?

Robin, that does take the cake, nice find!

And Peter, yes, it is an abuse of the ĎGTí prefix.
MassimoTessitori
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Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 10:36 PM UTC
They were Soviet license-built versions of Fiat 124, 125 and 600 respectively.
Frenchy
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Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 11:03 PM UTC
More inspiration (from Ukraine) :



H.P.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 12:10 AM UTC

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From memory, there is an image of an M1 MBT rolling over a sedan, in Iraq; is it one and the same vehicle and kit?



If you mean the one below, no. That car looks like it used o be a Chevy Caprice or Impala. I'm sure there were plenty of other cars rolled over by Abrams tanks in Iraq though.

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Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 12:46 AM UTC

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I prefer this one :



for a Iraqi taxi :





Another option :




H.P.



For sale: cheap, and air conditioned!
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Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 02:30 AM UTC

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Or that cold war spy/Berlin wall dio....



I'd like a Trabi for that. I do have the Revell offering in 1/24 - not bad.
covkid
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Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 02:55 AM UTC
Thanks for the heads up.Love oddball stuff and this is great. Maybe its Fiat predecessor can be made from this.

Regards Jason
Frenchy
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Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 06:24 AM UTC

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Maybe its Fiat predecessor can be made from this.



AFAIK, the main visible differences between the Lada 2101 and the Fiat 124 are the Lada badge and the "flat" door handles.

H.P.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 11:02 AM UTC

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Hard to credit that the kit numbers for these kits start with 'GT'.



Well, those are the company's initials, but I do have to wonder why a company called 'Gun Tower' puts out civilian automobiles. Unless they are for a gun tower to practice on.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 12:07 PM UTC
I dunno. Have you seen these? Suyata moveable soldiers
BootsDMS
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Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 08:49 PM UTC

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Hard to credit that the kit numbers for these kits start with 'GT'.



Well, those are the company's initials, but I do have to wonder why a company called 'Gun Tower' puts out civilian automobiles. Unless they are for a gun tower to practice on.



Perhaps the name of the firm is lost a bit in translation and it should read "Gun Turret" (I've often noticed that in some foreign language reviews a tank turret is referred to as a tower), that said, "Gun Tower" as a firm's name isn't that bad!

If you look on their Facebook site they have a couple of interesting figures too, or at least renditions of them.

I hope their products become accessible; as I indicated earlier I would love to convert one of their vehicles to an East German Volkspolizei version, not least as I recently discovered an excellent decal firm that provides all that I need (and also lots of other useful stuff) for such a version; see:

https://tl-modellbau.de/

I don't mean to hijack the thread or anything with this but some modellers might benefit from these decals.

Brian
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Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2020 - 08:29 PM UTC
Thanks Frenchy,

thought it wasn't much but wasn't sure what it was exactly.

Regards Jason