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Re: Ace Models
« Reply #30 on: May 07, 2016, 12:38:20 am »
There was an M-18 from MMS, but in white metal and a heavy beastie.

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Re: Ace Models
« Reply #31 on: May 07, 2016, 03:24:49 am »
My only hope for the Scout is that there seem to be quite a lot of mainstream kits of niche subjects being released recently (Meng comes to mind).  As Chris mentioned, it's not necessarily the what, but the who that makes a difference.  Hence we've got kits of the Tortoise and Achzarit but probably little chance of the Scout coming out.  I can but hope.
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Re: Ace Models
« Reply #32 on: May 07, 2016, 05:04:29 am »

I wonder if A-Model take suggestions? If so, one thing they might consider is a 1/72nd M18 Hellcat: as far as I know, that's NEVER been kitted in 1/72nd and I can't seen any reason why not...

Somebody did I swear, although it may have been 1/76 ? Nitto ? I had one when I was wargamming back in the 70's/80's  :blink: Their small scale armour was really good. Even had internal detail


Are you sure you're not remembering their M-36 Jackson Chris? Came with a despatch-rider on a Harley...

I could be, it was a long time ago, but whatever I had there was no despatch rider in the boxing I had. Would have remembered that

Edit : thinking again did they do mini diorama type boxings ? Because I do remember some with oil drums, barrier gates, coils of barbed wire etc. Still got a lot of my white metal wargames stuff but the plastic stuff went eons ago.
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Re: Ace Models
« Reply #33 on: May 07, 2016, 05:23:22 am »
My only hope for the Scout is that there seem to be quite a lot of mainstream kits of niche subjects being released recently (Meng comes to mind).  As Chris mentioned, it's not necessarily the what, but the who that makes a difference.  Hence we've got kits of the Tortoise and Achzarit but probably little chance of the Scout coming out.  I can but hope.

Betcha World of Tanks has something to do with it.  More people being exposed to these niche subjects and, perhaps, want their very own on their shelf.
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Re: Ace Models
« Reply #34 on: May 07, 2016, 06:26:47 am »

I wonder if A-Model take suggestions? If so, one thing they might consider is a 1/72nd M18 Hellcat: as far as I know, that's NEVER been kitted in 1/72nd and I can't seen any reason why not...

Somebody did I swear, although it may have been 1/76 ? Nitto ? I had one when I was wargamming back in the 70's/80's  :blink: Their small scale armour was really good. Even had internal detail


Are you sure you're not remembering their M-36 Jackson Chris? Came with a despatch-rider on a Harley...

I could be, it was a long time ago, but whatever I had there was no despatch rider in the boxing I had. Would have remembered that

Edit : thinking again did they do mini diorama type boxings ? Because I do remember some with oil drums, barrier gates, coils of barbed wire etc. Still got a lot of my white metal wargames stuff but the plastic stuff went eons ago.

They did a diorama set boxing of the M-36, with a bike, a jeep and some scenic stuff.
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Re: Ace Models
« Reply #35 on: May 07, 2016, 08:13:40 am »
My only hope for the Scout is that there seem to be quite a lot of mainstream kits of niche subjects being released recently (Meng comes to mind).  As Chris mentioned, it's not necessarily the what, but the who that makes a difference.  Hence we've got kits of the Tortoise and Achzarit but probably little chance of the Scout coming out.  I can but hope.

What about a scratch build ?
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Re: Ace Models
« Reply #36 on: May 07, 2016, 08:23:54 am »
I wonder if A-Model take suggestions? If so, one thing they might consider is a 1/72nd M18 Hellcat: as far as I know, that's NEVER been kitted in 1/72nd and I can't seen any reason why not...

Is this close enough

http://modelcars.us/wespe-models-wespe-models-wes-r025-172-gmc-m18-hellcat-resin-kit/
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Re: Ace Models
« Reply #37 on: May 07, 2016, 02:03:36 pm »
My only hope for the Scout is that there seem to be quite a lot of mainstream kits of niche subjects being released recently (Meng comes to mind).  As Chris mentioned, it's not necessarily the what, but the who that makes a difference.  Hence we've got kits of the Tortoise and Achzarit but probably little chance of the Scout coming out.  I can but hope.

What about a scratch build ?

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Re: Ace Models
« Reply #38 on: May 07, 2016, 02:34:55 pm »
I wonder if A-Model take suggestions? If so, one thing they might consider is a 1/72nd M18 Hellcat: as far as I know, that's NEVER been kitted in 1/72nd and I can't seen any reason why not...

Is this close enough

http://modelcars.us/wespe-models-wespe-models-wes-r025-172-gmc-m18-hellcat-resin-kit/

Yes I know there have been resin ones for years to service the needs of wargamers, but I mean a mainstream IM kit. It's not like it's some wierd obscure subject after all.
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Re: Ace Models
« Reply #39 on: May 07, 2016, 11:49:50 pm »
My only hope for the Scout is that there seem to be quite a lot of mainstream kits of niche subjects being released recently (Meng comes to mind).  As Chris mentioned, it's not necessarily the what, but the who that makes a difference.  Hence we've got kits of the Tortoise and Achzarit but probably little chance of the Scout coming out.  I can but hope.

What about a scratch build ?

Aw no Geoff, you've got me thinkin'.... :o

If it's any help, way back when in Airfix Magazine, Chris Ellis based an M-18 on the Airfix Leopard.
Course, nowadays you could use the Revell or Hasegawa M-24.

Just a thought.

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Re: Ace Models
« Reply #40 on: May 08, 2016, 04:52:41 am »

I wonder if A-Model take suggestions? If so, one thing they might consider is a 1/72nd M18 Hellcat: as far as I know, that's NEVER been kitted in 1/72nd and I can't seen any reason why not...

Somebody did I swear, although it may have been 1/76 ? Nitto ? I had one when I was wargamming back in the 70's/80's  :blink: Their small scale armour was really good. Even had internal detail


Are you sure you're not remembering their M-36 Jackson Chris? Came with a despatch-rider on a Harley...

I could be, it was a long time ago, but whatever I had there was no despatch rider in the boxing I had. Would have remembered that

Edit : thinking again did they do mini diorama type boxings ? Because I do remember some with oil drums, barrier gates, coils of barbed wire etc. Still got a lot of my white metal wargames stuff but the plastic stuff went eons ago.

They did a diorama set boxing of the M-36, with a bike, a jeep and some scenic stuff.

Probably that, but I don't remember the bike  :blink:





If it's any help, way back when in Airfix Magazine, Chris Ellis based an M-18 on the Airfix Leopard.
Course, nowadays you could use the Revell or Hasegawa M-24.

Just a thought.

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Re: Ace Models
« Reply #41 on: May 09, 2016, 12:46:53 am »
Dittoo...

Have some fun, busting out some of your old-school scratchbuilding moves, on some even older-school kits...  ;D :thumbsup:

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Re: Ace Models
« Reply #42 on: January 13, 2017, 02:54:32 pm »
Ace have released the FV 4005 stage II in 1/72nd scale, just had a wee look at the real thing, Very well could get drafted into Honduras military service, to sort those pesky T-72 and 80's out.
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Re: Ace Models
« Reply #43 on: January 13, 2017, 03:17:42 pm »
Seems like World of Tanks is proving quite the inspiration for a whole lot of model companies!
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Re: Ace Models
« Reply #44 on: January 13, 2017, 04:05:08 pm »

http://www.militaryfactory.com/armor/detail.asp?armor_id=825
Wow, that's one ugly tank.  It looks like someone built a turret from a shipping container.

<edit>or, like a failed scaleorama exercise.
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