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M777 Howitzer. Who would like a 1/35 model of this?

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M777 Howitzer. Who would like a 1/35 model of this?
Posted by davros on Sunday, October 09, 2005 8:11 AM
Does anyone out there think some model company should produce a kit of the new M777 howitzer?
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Posted by HeavyArty on Sunday, October 09, 2005 9:44 AM
Would love to see one in plastic. We can always use more fire support. Still waiting on an M198 as well. It has been around almost 30 years without a plastic kit of it.

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Posted by LemonJello on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 11:03 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by HeavyArty

Would love to see one in plastic. We can always use more fire support. Still waiting on an M198 as well. It has been around almost 30 years without a plastic kit of it.

From your mouth (erm, keyboard?) to the injection molding gods' ears (or is that inbox?), HeavyArty, we can always keep out the hope that the 198 will get made in plastic.
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Posted by yw18mc on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 11:18 AM
I'd like to see some of the older artillery pieces get produced first, and as mentioned, the M198 is high on the list. We also need some decent tow vehicles especially for my (in delay for tow vehicle) M59 Long Tom. Semper Fi, Mike
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Posted by zokissima on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 1:03 PM
mmm, ditto the above, some nice towing vehicles would be great to have.
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Posted by barrovian on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 3:20 PM
Just like to say that I work for the company which developed the M-777, Bae Systems and it was designed in my home town, Barrow-in Furness, Cumbria, UK
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 7:32 PM
hey, that's neat!!!
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Posted by davros on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 2:38 AM

And I live across the road from the BAE shipyard. Well actually I am virtually in the middle of the yard as there are parts behind as well.

I was in the ideal place to see the bow section of the LPD Albion (all 2000 tons of it) being moved from the assembly area to the slipway.

I already have my reference pics if anyone does release a kit of the M777. https://david-j-ross.smugmug.com/Military/M777-155mm-Ultra-Light

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 2:53 AM
Yup, it would be nice to see a kit of the M777.
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Posted by MajorEET on Saturday, January 01, 2011 12:36 PM

I apologize for such a long absence to those who know me.

YES....I want this model.

I find artillery as a model is more personal than an AFV....because everything is open, and the use of punch-and die to make nuts and bolts raises the level of interest for me. It is just different in a good way, and every tanker needs some arty!

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Posted by Bronto on Saturday, January 01, 2011 1:25 PM

HeavyArty
Would love to see one in plastic. We can always use more fire support. Still waiting on an M198 as well. It has been around almost 30 years without a plastic kit of it.

 

Trumpeter has made 2 1/35  kits of the M-198,  #02319 late version and #02306 early version.  I would have to pull out the kits to tell you what the actual differences are, but I seem to remember they are minimal and the parts in the kits are the same.

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Posted by MajorEET on Saturday, January 01, 2011 1:57 PM

I built the first EARLY version M-198 from Trumpeter. It is EXCELLENT. I have built the second LATE version, to about 90%. I used brass and lots of rubber tubing, and wiring to replace the molded on details.Anyone who wants to chat about this model....please take time to say hi. I got in over my head on changing all of the details, but I think I can do it. I just have to re-commit. The model  didn't lose my interest....the little bumps in life side tracked me.

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Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, January 03, 2011 8:44 PM

Bronto

 HeavyArty:
Would love to see one in plastic. We can always use more fire support. Still waiting on an M198 as well. It has been around almost 30 years without a plastic kit of it.

 

 

Trumpeter has made 2 1/35  kits of the M-198,  #02319 late version and #02306 early version.  I would have to pull out the kits to tell you what the actual differences are, but I seem to remember they are minimal and the parts in the kits are the same.

Yup, all over them.   Also, the parts for both versions are in both boxings, the directions just don't show them.

The statement you quoted was from 2005.  Long before the Trumpy kits were even thought of.  This is precisely why resurrecting long-dead threads is a bad idea.  It confuses people.  If you have been gone for many years just start a new post.

Finally, it is now 2011 and we still haven't seen nor heard of an M777 model of any kind, plastic or resin.

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Posted by jyager on Friday, January 07, 2011 3:51 PM

Agree it would be nice to see an M777A2 LW155 howitzer model.  It has been in sevice with the US Marine Corps, US Army, and Canadian army for several years, and has fired in anger in both Iraq (USMC and US Army) and Afghanistan (all three services).  Part of the issue may be that some of the drawings belong to BAE in the UK, and some to the US government.

But hey, M198s officially disappear from the US Active component this year, and we just got that model.  And no 1/35 M119-series howitzer despite it being around in the US inventory since 1991. 

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Posted by HeavyArty on Friday, January 07, 2011 8:25 PM

And no 1/35 M119-series howitzer despite it being around in the US inventory since 1991.

There is an M119 in resin by Mouse House out of Australia.

Mike "Redleg12" DelVecchio built it a couple years ago and the build can be seen here

Here is a peek:

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Posted by chiefok on Saturday, August 27, 2011 3:04 PM

My son is an instructor on this weapon, and I have combed the internet searching for a model for his desk. The PX at Ft. Sill doesn't carry this model and I didn't have any luck in a response from the actual manufacture of the weapon. Surely someone has one of these on their desk or behind it. Any leads would be appreciated.

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Posted by HeavyArty on Saturday, August 27, 2011 3:20 PM

Unfortunately, there is still no model of an M777 Howitzer.  I would love to see one as well.  Keep your fingers crosssed.

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Posted by gunner_chris on Saturday, August 27, 2011 7:30 PM

I'd love to see an M777 too. It would go well with my avatar

Personally I'd prefer 1/72 but in a case like this I can't get picky.

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Posted by Hun Hunter on Sunday, August 28, 2011 1:11 AM

I'm amazed there isn't a plastic kit of this, I'd certainly build one.

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Posted by davros on Sunday, August 28, 2011 4:10 AM

Caught this photo four years ago. Not your usual towing vehicle.

 

 More pics here... http://david-j-ross.smugmug.com/Military/M777-155mm-Ultra-Light/16738850_WDtQPc#1262657970_KrPQbCs

 

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Posted by MajorEET on Sunday, September 04, 2011 8:54 AM

I would build two at the least. I started off modeling with planes (dad was on the USS Saratoga CV-60), then ships of the line for the modern US Navy, then tanks, now arty. I would love to have a few M-777's in my collection. Over the last 40 years, I've built thousands of models. I love the M-198 kit, and this second model of the M-198  I am taking to a whole new level, using my 40 years of experience. Pics as soon as I can.

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Posted by DONALD MAURER on Friday, September 08, 2017 1:34 PM

I have been searching for years for this kit.  Love to see a USMC M-777.  Also looking for USMC HIMARS kit in 1/35.  Does anyone know if USMC is manning M-1120 THAAD rocket launchers?

 

 

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