Tamiya/Italeri Vietnam M109 coming out

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Tamiya/Italeri Vietnam M109 coming out

  • http://www.tamiyausa.com/items/plastic-model-series-20/1-35-scale-military-miniature-12000/us-self-propelled-howitzer-37013

    Looks like they have added to sprues from their M113 ACAV kit to revamp the old short barrel Vietnam era M109 SP. I have been wanting a short barrel one of these...

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  • Couldn't get that link to work, Carlos----try this:

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  • I'm not impressed.

    It is not really worth the price if you ask me.  You can get the Italeri kit for much less (around $25 on eBay) and get a few extra stores from the spares bin or somewhere else for much less.  

    I personally would get the Italeri one and add the M109 specific parts to an AFV Club M109A2, a much better kit.  

     

    Or wait for AFV Club to put one out.

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  • Last time I looked on ebay for an Italeri modern US SPs it seemed like somebody had the market cornered  on those and they were going for several times that $25 rate. The short barel ones were fetching even more. Yes, I suspect that AFV will do a Vietnam M109, now that their A2 is out, but who knows... Yes I agree that the Tamiya boxing is not a cost effective issue, but maybe this will kick the bottom price down a bit on Ebay on the short barreled 109s...

    Karl, sorry about the link. Still trying to work the bugs out of using my blasted tablet for posting...

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  • Well, look out friends - the short barreled M109 was recently reissued by Italeri in Europe as M109G - the kit shows versions used by european countries. So the price on e-bay will have to go down, except if you care to get a particular edition from twenty or thirty years ago, which I understand you don't. For me the interior would be a big point - you seldom see a M109 in Vietnam with the turret doors closed. Wonder if somebody will produce that! Thanks for reading, have a nice day

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  • Pawel
    For me the interior would be a big point - you seldom see a M109 in Vietnam with the turret doors closed. Wonder if somebody will produce that!

    If you can find it, Trakz used to produce an interior for the Italeri M-109.  They made 2 sets, one a turret interior, and one a lower hull interior.

  • Thanks a lot, Bronto!

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  • Bronto
    If you can find it, Trakz used to produce an interior for the Italeri M-109.  They made 2 sets, one a turret interior, and one a lower hull interior.

     

    The Trakz sets are for an M109A2 which had a very different interior than an M109.  They would be a good base to start, but would still need a lot of work.

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  • Well Riich models is supposed to be coming out with a 1/35 scale M109 probably next year with a interior.

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    I'm not impressed.

    It is not really worth the price if you ask me.  You can get the Italeri kit for much less (around $25 on eBay) and get a few extra stores from the spares bin or somewhere else for much less.  

    I personally would get the Italeri one and add the M109 specific parts to an AFV Club M109A2, a much better kit.  

     

    Or wait for AFV Club to put one out.

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  • Riich Model has announced an M109A6 Paladin with full interior.  Again, not an M109 and not the same interior as an M109.  I hope it does come out.  So far it is just vaporware.  

    AFV Club has an M109A6 Paladin coming out within a couple months as well.  They showed some test shots a few days ago.

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  • Totally agree with Gino, I saw the test shots of the AFV M109A6 and it was outstanding. I assume based on the layout of the sprues, you will see the original M109 from AFV next. Based on the A2 and the A6 coming I would wait for the AFV version as it is the best of the available kits in the A2 version.

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