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AFV Club and Hobby Fan
« on: January 15, 2009, 04:30:54 pm »
G'day Gang,

IPMS Deutschland have a review of the Stryker M1128 MGS variant kitted by AFV Club.  It doesn't seem that the kit has the stabilizing arms that are necessary for the vehicle to fire its main weapon off the centreline.

http://ipmsdeutschland.de/FirstLook/AFV_Club/AFV_35128_M1128_MGS_Stryker/AFV_35128_M1128_MGS_Stryker.html

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Re: AFV Club and Hobby Fan
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2009, 09:11:20 am »
As expected, AFV Club have announced the first of what will no doubt be a long line of variants of their recent Churchill kit - the Mk.III AVRE

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=4775
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Re: AFV Club and Hobby Fan
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2009, 06:29:03 am »
Churchill AVRE!  :o Cool!  :thumbsup:

Now hoping for a Centurion AVRE!  :wacko:
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Re: AFV Club and Hobby Fan
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2009, 04:52:39 am »
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Re: AFV Club and Hobby Fan
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2009, 08:47:22 am »
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Re: AFV Club and Hobby Fan
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2009, 12:03:37 pm »
Thanks for linking that interview, Nev!  :thumbsup: That was really interesting. Especially regarding the competition and a parent company financing the model business.
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Re: AFV Club and Hobby Fan
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2010, 06:45:06 pm »
According to Terry Ashley@PMMS AFV Club will soon be releasing an EOD Tactical Robot  in 1/35th scale (listed as kit #AC35010)

A quick check of the Hobby Fan web page shows similar information for this model at this link: AFV Club 1/35th scale kit #AC35010 EOD Tactical Robot



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Re: AFV Club and Hobby Fan
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2010, 11:11:30 pm »
According to Terry Ashley@PMMS AFV Club will soon be releasing an EOD Tactical Robot  in 1/35th scale (listed as kit #AC35010)

A quick check of the Hobby Fan web page shows similar information for this model at this link: AFV Club 1/35th scale kit #AC35010 EOD Tactical Robot


***I was hoping to link an image from the Hobby Fan page but I can not get anything to show up on the screen except the formatted spot on the page.  If anyone else wants to give it a try please do so.***

Meh, wake me if they do a state-of-the-art ED-209 in 1/35th.  ;D
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Re: AFV Club and Hobby Fan
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2010, 11:16:08 pm »
According to Terry Ashley@PMMS AFV Club will soon be releasing an EOD Tactical Robot  in 1/35th scale (listed as kit #AC35010)

A quick check of the Hobby Fan web page shows similar information for this model at this link: AFV Club 1/35th scale kit #AC35010 EOD Tactical Robot

***I was hoping to link an image from the Hobby Fan page but I can not get anything to show up on the screen except the formatted spot on the page.  If anyone else wants to give it a try please do so.***

Meh, wake me if they do a state-of-the-art ED-209 in 1/35th.  ;D
It is a sad looking little thing in that image on PMMS. 

I thought the ED-209 was already offered in 1/35th scale as a vinyl model.
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Re: AFV Club and Hobby Fan
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2010, 05:00:42 am »
I think it's kind of cool, although I remember seeing a lot of footage of Wheelbarrows going in when the pIRA were at their height in the eighties.  Now I'd like a kit of a wheelbarrow, along with a 1/35 clapped out Ford Escourt to give it something to play with!

Horizon did a vinyl ED-209 some years ago but it wasn't particularly great, basic & poor fitting.  It's been long oob from when Horizon went down the pan & they go for a pretty penny now.  Possibly the kind of thing Moebius might pick up, hopefully?
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Re: AFV Club and Hobby Fan
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2010, 07:27:55 am »
I think it's kind of cool, although I remember seeing a lot of footage of Wheelbarrows going in when the pIRA were at their height in the eighties.  Now I'd like a kit of a wheelbarrow, along with a 1/35 clapped out Ford Escourt to give it something to play with!

Horizon did a vinyl ED-209 some years ago but it wasn't particularly great, basic & poor fitting.  It's been long oob from when Horizon went down the pan & they go for a pretty penny now.  Possibly the kind of thing Moebius pick up, hopefully?

Logically, Airfix should do one in 1/32nd (?) to go with their re-released Escort. Might be a bit close to home though....
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Re: AFV Club and Hobby Fan
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2010, 07:58:30 am »
According to Terry Ashley@PMMS AFV Club will soon be releasing an EOD Tactical Robot  in 1/35th scale (listed as kit #AC35010)
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And a Stryker Engineer Squad Vehicle with mine plow and lane marker!  :o Cool!
Cheers,
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Re: AFV Club and Hobby Fan
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2010, 05:49:50 am »
Who woulda thunked it - we now have TWO new-tool 1/35 Valentines on the way thanks to AFV Club who have just announced one

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=6723
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Re: AFV Club and Hobby Fan
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2010, 06:19:11 am »
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Re: AFV Club and Hobby Fan
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2010, 06:39:15 pm »
Second boxing of the 1/48th F-5 is for the Sundowners Aggressor F-5E/N, now available at Lucky Model. http://www.luckymodel.com/scale.aspx?item_no=AF%20R48101

Saw this news at Cybermodeler. http://www.cybermodeler.com/index.shtml

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