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Re: AFV Club and Hobby Fan
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2011, 12:53:50 pm »
AFV Club are releasing a 1/35th WW2 US M2A1 105mm Howitzer, 1/35th British MkIII Valentine MkI tank, 1/35th OH-58D Kiowa Warrior (Taiwan Army), 1/350th US Guppy IB class sub (Italian Navy Leonardo Da Vinci) and another rebox of the F-5E in 1/48th with Swiss and Austrian markings.
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Re: AFV Club and Hobby Fan
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2011, 04:41:01 pm »
AFV Club have got a bunch of new releases upcoming, including (for me at least) the most interesting of the Churchills in the AVRE variant.

http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/newkitnews/afvclub.html

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Re: AFV Club and Hobby Fan
« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2011, 06:12:30 pm »
Opoooh, Churchill AVRE!  :party:

Hoping for an AVRE Centurion.  :rolleyes:  :cheers:
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Re: AFV Club and Hobby Fan
« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2011, 08:05:19 pm »
Could only wish Mortiz.  AFV Club do a Cent I believe so it's a possibility rather than the Accurate Armour resin kit.

I'd also like to see other 'funnies' on the Churchill chassis along with flail tanks and the like on Grants & Matildas.

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Re: AFV Club and Hobby Fan
« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2011, 04:08:59 am »
Probably not unfortunately.  AFV's Centurions are Mk.5's, treadheads might know better but I think the AVRE was based on a Mk.3?

The Centurion hasn't been well served in injection except for AFV's various 1/35 kits & Tamiya's Mk.3.  Airfix's old kit (Mk.8 ) is the only one in the smaller scales IIRC.
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Re: AFV Club and Hobby Fan
« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2011, 07:41:04 am »
Simon, I believe the standard Mk 5 AVRE was based on the Mk 3 (talk about confusing the issue) but there was another batch of conversions from Mk 12 Forward Observer variants which were originally Mk 9s, themselves developed from 7s, 6s and 5s.  I'd suggest that would be possible with a new engine deck for starters.  I'm actually surprised there haven't been any conversions available for the AFV Club kits.

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Re: AFV Club and Hobby Fan
« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2011, 08:03:08 am »
Thanks John.  At the mo I'm trying to diversify my interests a little but I have to confess that I find tanks & AFV's to be quite difficult to pin down when it comes to marks.  Aircraft are generally easier to pin down (although, I can think of a few that buck the trend), but tanks tend to be available in larger numbers & are more open to field modification.
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Re: AFV Club and Hobby Fan
« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2011, 04:18:37 pm »
Particularly British ones! :rolleyes:
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Re: AFV Club and Hobby Fan
« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2011, 07:55:55 pm »
Yes, it seems there are diversities within some armoured families.  Although that being said, I for one, am always bamboozled by the various sub-marks of F-16s for instance.

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Re: AFV Club and Hobby Fan
« Reply #24 on: May 05, 2011, 07:35:50 pm »
Simon, I believe the standard Mk 5 AVRE was based on the Mk 3 (talk about confusing the issue) but there was another batch of conversions from Mk 12 Forward Observer variants which were originally Mk 9s, themselves developed from 7s, 6s and 5s.  I'd suggest that would be possible with a new engine deck for starters.  I'm actually surprised there haven't been any conversions available for the AFV Club kits.

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Re: AFV Club and Hobby Fan
« Reply #25 on: June 20, 2011, 11:45:00 pm »
The info I have above was taken from the self-same book...


Best looking variant of the Churchill (beyond the original with the in-hull gun) is the AVRE, in my opinion.  Upcoming from AFV Club.

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=9251

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Re: AFV Club and Hobby Fan
« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2011, 12:22:55 am »
Simon, I believe the standard Mk 5 AVRE was based on the Mk 3 (talk about confusing the issue) but there was another batch of conversions from Mk 12 Forward Observer variants which were originally Mk 9s, themselves developed from 7s, 6s and 5s.  I'd suggest that would be possible with a new engine deck for starters.  I'm actually surprised there haven't been any conversions available for the AFV Club kits.

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Mav

The Squadron book, "Centurion in Action" - quite old now actually - has perhaps the best explanation of all the various Centurion marks and modifications that I'm aware of.
These might help:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centurion_tank
http://centuriontank.tripod.com/
http://www.army-guide.com/eng/product903.html

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Re: AFV Club and Hobby Fan
« Reply #27 on: June 30, 2011, 12:13:38 am »
Another Stryker variant from AFV Club.  This time an engineer vehicle with mine plow.

http://ipmsdeutschland.de/FirstLook/AFV_Club/AFV_35132_M1132_Stryker/AFV_Stryker_M1132_ESV.html

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Re: AFV Club and Hobby Fan
« Reply #28 on: July 07, 2011, 01:06:42 am »
Another amtrac from AFV Club, although this time of an earlier vintage.

http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/newkitnews/afvclub.html

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Re: AFV Club and Hobby Fan
« Reply #29 on: July 19, 2011, 12:01:46 am »