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    November, 2018
Looking for next nice tank or Howitzer
Posted by Models32466 on Friday, January 11, 2019 5:24 PM

Started about 6 months ago  So I’m looking for a nice build Howitzer or Tank that would be a nice addition to what I have. I have the Soar Art M1  which I’m going to get rid of too big for my room.

Here is what I built so far.

All Tamiya all 1/35

Panther IV Ausf R  told it would not be that nice but used to practice air brush 

Easy Eight, M109A6 Paladin, M40, M3 Stuart late production, King Tiger

Heres what I have on the in the stash  All Tamiya Stug III Ausf B, Jagdpanther  Late Version, Panzer IV Ausf J, Panzer IV Ausf D, Panzer III Ausf L, Marder III, M1A2 OIF, M41 Walker Bulldog, M60A2, British Challenger (Desertized)

Also have Takom MK A Whippet, Dragon Dicker Max, Dragon Armored Personnel Carrier, Takom King Tiger, Takom M3 Lee

Got any ideas not stuck on Tamiya but don’t want 1000 pcs build either. Just going to get a nice Birthday present.

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  • Member since
    January, 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Friday, January 11, 2019 5:42 PM

Well if you don’t want a 1000 part kit, don’t get Dragon. If you want simple easy, get Tamiya. Otherwise go to www.scalemates.com. It’s really not all that hard to navigate through.

  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, January 11, 2019 5:57 PM

If you want a howitzer,check out the Tamiya M 40,it is a liitle more complex because of the open fighting compartment,but it is Tamiya easy and a cool looking kit.

 

Never mind,just reread your post and see you have done it already.

Check out Tamiya JSU-152,a really cool looking beast.

  • Member since
    November, 2018
Posted by Models32466 on Friday, January 11, 2019 5:57 PM

I love you Blacksheep.  you must have stock in stalemates.  Yes it easy to navigate as you told me last time but I am looking for personal experience. Some reviews I recieved here were spot on like the Panzer V. Was a crappy model. Conversely the M109 was so much fun.  Scalemates cannot tell me everything about a model.

Unfortunately it’s to late I have a few Dragons. I have a ton of Tamiya‘s.  Looking for something nice in between those two 

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  • Member since
    April, 2006
  • From: denver, colorado
Posted by waynec on Friday, January 11, 2019 6:02 PM

I built the CHALLENGER. nice build, easy 2 color camo, side skirts in case the rubber band track breaks. took a surprising 3rd at a local contest.

The A2 is not accurate ( I was in A2s). I built the M42 DUSTER so same hull as M41. very old kit with molded on tools but turned out nice. The PZ-IIIL would be a fast build but a nice one to practice new techniques on weathering or washes. Te Takom WHIPPET looks like a fast build IF yoy look at what is not going to be seen and don't spend a lot of time on that part. The tarcks look easy too for indy tarcks. i plan todo one this year in Russian Civil War markings, whuch i am teaching thi year.

How about a warwheel instead of track? a USMC LAV or a ww2 PUMA. Hobbyboss makes some nice PLA ZSL-92 6x6s. 

just some thoughts.

 

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  • Member since
    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Friday, January 11, 2019 6:10 PM
Maybe check out a Tamiya halftrack or AAgun they make some nice ones at reasonable price.

Clint

  • Member since
    April, 2006
  • From: denver, colorado
Posted by waynec on Friday, January 11, 2019 9:31 PM

Rambo
Maybe check out a Tamiya halftrack or AAgun they make some nice ones at reasonable price.
 

true. you can usually get the 20mm and 20mm(4) for under $10 at swap meets. I built the original 88 that came out in the later 70s early 80s i think. nice kit. it took a third too.

not sure where you live but the 251 half track is usually at HobbyLobby and you can download a 40% off coupon. i have 4 in my stash.

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"No one is forgotten. Nothing is forgotten."

 

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    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Friday, January 11, 2019 10:01 PM

Any of the Tamiya T-55s are great kits.

  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Rain USA, Vancouver WA
Posted by tigerman on Saturday, January 12, 2019 12:32 PM

The Tamiya Jagdpanther and Pz IV J are really nice builds. Decent part count and details. I would recommend getting PE  screens for the Jagdpanther and perhaps a barrel as well. Can't go wrong with the newer Tamiya kits: Late 80s to current. Just avoid their vintage early 70s kits.

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 Eric 

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    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, January 12, 2019 12:54 PM

You might want to check out Academy’s M12 Gun Motor Carriage or M7 Howitzer Motor Carriage. Or if you want a quick simple small build, Tamiya M8 HMC .

 

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  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 9:48 AM

You might also ask in the Armor Forum.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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