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1/72 P.1000 Ratte German Mega-Tank - Modelcollect
« on: December 26, 2016, 04:45:44 pm »
From the "you've got to be kidding" department, comes this!
 
A P.1000 Ratte "landcruiser" WW II German tank.  If Modelcollect comes through with this thing than it will be the biggest tank model kit in 1/72 scale ever made.  No word yet on when it will be released of how much each copy will cost.  Details to follow...

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Re: 1/72 P.1000 Ratte German Mega-Tank - Modelcollect
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2016, 07:55:26 pm »
1/72 scale? Seriously?  :o  :o  :o  :o  :o

No thanks. If Takom's 1/144 scale averages at about $45-50 a kit, I'm betting a 1/72 scale Landkreuzer will be 2-3x (or more) as much. I can't afford that. And 1/72 scale would be too big. I wouldn't know where to put it when finished.
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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2016, 08:06:52 pm »
Jeez! that thing will be massive in 72nd. that will eat up display space on a show stand, let alone display shelving.
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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2016, 08:23:34 pm »
Ah come on guys!  Expand your consciousness!  Think big!  BIG!!  One of these things would be so huge - absurdly huge - that you simply must have it!
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« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2016, 09:09:07 pm »
Ah come on guys!  Expand your consciousness!  Think big!  BIG!!  One of these things would be so huge - absurdly huge - that you simply must have it!

I am thinking big..........but only for a 1/144 scale Landkreuzer P1500 Monster which Takom said they were planning to make, but canceled. I'd rather have that than another 1/72 scale Landkreuzer Ratte.
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« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2016, 11:42:16 pm »
Full interior detail I hope.

If the Wikipedia specs are correct then the finished model will be 542mm long (guns forward), 194mm wide and 153mm high.
I don't see the problem.  The Monogram 1/72 B.36 has a bigger footprint.   ;D

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« Last Edit: December 26, 2016, 11:44:33 pm by zenrat »
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« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2016, 01:29:35 am »
Martin, you don't have it on the table at a show,  you have it AS the table at a show.
and anyway wasn't there some one building it in 1:35 on one of the other modelling websites?   ( and now I cant find it  poot!)
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« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2016, 02:13:52 am »
Wow 1/72 it is big and great i think. A must have for us and the build of the 1/35 P.1000 was in the Armorama Forum
http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=214353&ord=&page=28

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Re: 1/72 P.1000 Ratte German Mega-Tank - Modelcollect
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2016, 02:27:07 am »
Wow 1/72 it is big and great i think. A must have for us and the build of the 1/35 P.1000 was in the Armorama Forum
http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=214353&ord=&page=28

I like the way the guy building it says he uses a disc sander to round off the edges of the turret!  :o :o ;D
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« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2016, 03:48:23 am »
I'm not allowed to look at that website because I have an adblocker running.
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« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2016, 08:30:21 am »
Full interior detail I hope.

If the Wikipedia specs are correct then the finished model will be 542mm long (guns forward), 194mm wide and 153mm high.
I don't see the problem.  The Monogram 1/72 B.36 has a bigger footprint.   ;D

How big is a completed 1/350 USS Enterprise?
How big is your Hospital ship Seadude?

If you mean a 1/350 Enterprise aircraft carrier, then that is 36-37 inches long.
My HMS Habakkuk model is 34" long.
My USS Montana battleship is 32" long.
And my USS Solace hospital ship is about 29" long.

According to Wikipedia.........
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landkreuzer_P._1000_Ratte
........the P1000 Ratte is 128ft. long (Guns forward) x 46ft. wide x 36ft. high.
In 1/72 scale, that would be approximately 21 1/4" long x 7 3/4" wide x 6" high.
Ok, maybe I would have enough room on my workbench to build that and/or display it. But the thing that would kill me the most would probably be the price like I earlier said. Probably be 2-3x more than what the Takom Landkreuzer kit is.
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« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2016, 08:59:24 am »
YES!  I am sooooooo having one of them!

Wearing British captured markings as, well, you know, the Germans LOST!
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« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2016, 10:07:33 am »
found it !!!
Claymore on  beyond the sprues is doing one

http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=6695.45
is at the page but the rest of the thread is worth a read, for the glorious plastic chopping goodness.
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« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2016, 10:24:19 am »
YES!  I am sooooooo having one of them!

Wearing British captured markings as, well, you know, the Germans LOST!


Id like to em getting that thing across the channel for testing at Bovington  ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2016, 11:56:39 am »
YES!  I am sooooooo having one of them!

Wearing British captured markings as, well, you know, the Germans LOST!


Id like to em getting that thing across the channel for testing at Bovington  ;D ;D ;D

Drive it across with the muzzle of the gun sticking up like a snorkel?  Sling it between two battleships?    And then just think of trying to get it along the narrow Dorset lanes to Bovington........on a specially made trailer pulled by a dozen or so assorted Scammells
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