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Old 01-22-2019, 05:47 AM
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Default New Torro models 2019

New Torro catalog is here:
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Old 01-22-2019, 06:00 AM
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Looks great and hope they happen!
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Not 100% sure but the Schwimmwagen I'll have to check on but is prolly a Metal Origins or similar company. The Elefant is a Hobben, and that T-72 is from Heng Long Hopefully that clears it up! I was asked a few times today after this post if Taigen or Torro was making these and figured I would just clarify that for everyone.
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Heng Long is making a T-72? I'm guessing the Waltherson T-72 is still going to be released?
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Originally Posted by Imex-Erik View Post
Not 100% sure but the Schwimmwagen I'll have to check on but is prolly a Metal Origins or similar company. T
I hope is not released by metal origins... Otherwhise we may have to wait for years, like with the new upcomming 222... Not talking about designs flaws...

Will you distribute them too? Id love to have one.

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Old 01-23-2019, 10:36 AM
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Heng Long is making a T-72? I'm guessing the Waltherson T-72 is still going to be released?
The Waltherson T-72 is ready for production any time, molds and tooling already made.
I guess that would be right after Chinese New Year.
Old 01-23-2019, 10:57 AM
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It just sucks that manufacturers can't do more of a variety. If Heng Long comes out with a T-72 in 1/16 scale that will be the same tank made by Heng Long, Trumpeter, Waltherson, and DeAgostini all in 1/16 scale. And yet no mass produced British armor...
Old 01-29-2019, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by tankme View Post
It just sucks that manufacturers can't do more of a variety. If Heng Long comes out with a T-72 in 1/16 scale that will be the same tank made by Heng Long, Trumpeter, Waltherson, and DeAgostini all in 1/16 scale. And yet no mass produced British armor...
Haya's Chieftain is ready for this year. It will be injection-molded for mass production.
Old 01-29-2019, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Longsheep View Post
The Waltherson T-72 is ready for production any time, molds and tooling already made.
I guess that would be right after Chinese New Year.
ALMOST ready I was talking to him last night actually. Sounds and electronics are done and they sound great actually, I'll see if he will let me show you guys that video. It is fast too It still has to be tested by myself before it is ready for release so don't count on it too soon. I promise I'll get info on here first as soon as production samples are ready to show online.
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It just sucks that manufacturers can't do more of a variety. If Heng Long comes out with a T-72 in 1/16 scale that will be the same tank made by Heng Long, Trumpeter, Waltherson, and DeAgostini all in 1/16 scale. And yet no mass produced British armor...
Yea the problem is the small market. Unless we can guarantee it will sell then it doesn't make since to make it. Although there is what seems like a large demand for British armor what I actually see in requests is more German and US armor than anything combined. US armor is coming this year In fact the next one is going to be quite the tank. ETA near the end of the year but talks have been in the works for a while. I wish I could leak some info on that one but it only takes a few clues to root it out. Even just mentioning the cannon used narrows it down to just a few tanks.
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Hi Erik
"Even just mentioning the cannon used narrows it down to just a few tanks" - hope that means it's not the 152mm Shillelagh, as Tamiya seem to have that covered now? Unless youre talking M60A2?
M48 & M60,& M1 are also already covered, which leaves M47?
Clark on his Facebook page is working on M113 (a good candidate for sales - so many countries use them & loads of variants & fairly small) & mentions that M41 will be worked on after that.

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Guess you will just have to wait and see
(confirmed NOT a Sherridan though if that is what you were asking)
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Hi Erik
Cool, multiple companies producing the same thing seems a waste.
Though you didn't comment on the others, does that mean I'm close?

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Originally Posted by tankme View Post
It just sucks that manufacturers can't do more of a variety. If Heng Long comes out with a T-72 in 1/16 scale that will be the same tank made by Heng Long, Trumpeter, Waltherson, and DeAgostini all in 1/16 scale. And yet no mass produced British armor...
No mass-produced British armor? Clark has three slated for release with the A27M Cromwell first out the gate this summer. Of the others, I know the Comet, Cruiser III & Centurion are under consideration. You can follow my Cromwell thread here on RCU or Clark's Facebook page for more details.

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No mass-produced British armor? Clark has three slated for release with the A27M Cromwell first out the gate this summer. Of the others, I know the Comet, Cruiser III & Centurion are under consideration. You can follow my Cromwell thread here on RCU or Clark's Facebook page for more details.
Don't get too excited. While the Cromwell should come out by summer, the Comet and Crusader will take longer as they are not even drawn, and Clark has other tanks working on.
His respond for Centurion was like "yea I'll think about it", give it 2-3 years. Clark had early drawings for M60 and Chieftain 2 years ago and now they seem dropped.
Old 01-29-2019, 08:59 PM
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Yea I know. I'll be happy with Cromwell to start & I'm getting the DKLM Churchill kit to follow. That said, far better than none which, aside from Ludwigs, is the current state of 1/16 British options.
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Originally Posted by afv aficionado View Post
Hi Erik
Cool, multiple companies producing the same thing seems a waste.
Though you didn't comment on the others, does that mean I'm close?

Mal
Close, but no cigar

Also I should clarify my earlier statement about the British armor up. It isn't that I don't receive requests for them, it is just the ratio of others versus British armor, that is all. I would love to see some more British armor, in fact I personally thought the HL Challenger was a nice addition to the lineup though sales didn't seem to support that from the few we carried. I can't wait to see new armor no matter what brand or make it is, anything helps the tank industry.
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Hi Erik
That's ok - I don't smoke.
I was assuming Post war, which pretty much cuts down the field, assuming it's not a proposed tank, rather than a fielded tank?
About all that's left is the M103?

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Originally Posted by Imex-Erik View Post
Even just mentioning the cannon used narrows it down to just a few tanks.
How many tanks did use the 17 pounder?
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Hi Gary
Off the top of my head - Sherman Firefly, Centurion Mk I, Comet (called 77mm, but same round with thicker driving band, shorter cartridge), Archer SPG, Charioteer, and may be some one offs.
Checked Wiki - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ordnance_QF_17-pounder - forgot Achilles - a TD & mixed up Challenger with Charioteer (the latter had the 20pdr)

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Old 01-30-2019, 08:24 PM
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I figured once i spent 2 k building the dklm m60a3 henglong or tamiya would release one.
i was so bummed with Tamiys announcement od the Sheridan. A historical footnote AFV.
They should have made an m48a3, i think that probably would have sold the best of all the possible US cold war armor they could have made.
i would put some money on what Taigens next US tank is but i wont say it publicly. If anybody wants to do some PM nack room friendly bets pm me and lets put 20 bucks into a pool lol.
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I figured once i spent 2 k building the dklm m60a3 henglong or tamiya would release one.
i was so bummed with Tamiys announcement od the Sheridan. A historical footnote AFV.
They should have made an m48a3, i think that probably would have sold the best of all the possible US cold war armor they could have made.
i would put some money on what Taigens next US tank is but i wont say it publicly. If anybody wants to do some PM nack room friendly bets pm me and lets put 20 bucks into a pool lol.
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Originally Posted by afv aficionado View Post
Hi Erik
Cool, multiple companies producing the same thing seems a waste.
Though you didn't comment on the others, does that mean I'm close?

Mal
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I figured once i spent 2 k building the dklm m60a3 henglong or tamiya would release one.
i was so bummed with Tamiys announcement od the Sheridan. A historical footnote AFV.
They should have made an m48a3, i think that probably would have sold the best of all the possible US cold war armor they could have made.
i would put some money on what Taigens next US tank is but i wont say it publicly. If anybody wants to do some PM nack room friendly bets pm me and lets put 20 bucks into a pool lol.
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I figured once i spent 2 k building the dklm m60a3 henglong or tamiya would release one.
i was so bummed with Tamiys announcement od the Sheridan. A historical footnote AFV.
They should have made an m48a3, i think that probably would have sold the best of all the possible US cold war armor they could have made.
i would put some money on what Taigens next US tank is but i wont say it publicly. If anybody wants to do some PM nack room friendly bets pm me and lets put 20 bucks into a pool lol.
I've always been partial to the Soviet armor myself, the JS-2 is going to be quite nice I have definitely been pushing for more US stuff though. Whoever makes a M60/M48 first is going to take home a big chunk of the market. I know of at least 1 manufacturer with plans for one of those, but ETAs are never a given in the tank business.
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Still like to see some iconic 1/16 soft-skinned vehicles..like the Famo or my dream of a BMP-1......
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Erik, im pretty sure tamiya makes a js2.
Hooben makes a decent new t55 kit and it looks like two places will make a t72. Whats left on the russian side to make for a tank?
Big hole in us cold war, m47, m48, m60 serieses.
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I'm all for more Russian armor, bring on a JS-3, but if someone makes a JS-7, oh mama, take my wallet

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