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  • Member since
    October 2011
  • From: Thornton, Co
Riverine boats
Posted by HEAVYGUNS155 on Thursday, January 21, 2021 7:49 PM

Has anyone ever built a riverine boat made by Masterpiece Models. A Tango (AHC) to be exact. Any help would be appreciated.    

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  • Member since
    August 2019
  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Thursday, January 21, 2021 10:23 PM

Besides being a bit pricey they appear to be fairly detailed, and I believe waterline models only. Additionally, they are all program five boats. Oh, and it's ATC, not AHC.

I don't mean to be cold on this, but there is a surprising shortage of information on these craft, despite not being that old comparatively speaking. So, with available kits, you get what you get. 

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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, January 22, 2021 7:22 AM


       You have hit upon something I have always figured. If it's not mainline, folks don't want to mess with it. ATCs and others are always underrepresented. Look at the market for LCMs. Someone comes out with a 3 boat and everyone thinks that's great. The only 6 boat I ever saw was available in VERY limited numbers for R.C.only in 1/96 scale!

         Now they are popping stuff out in 1/35. With outrageous prices( To Me) and they're not necessarily what warms my heart. I mean really, How many P.T.109s can we get? This is as bad as Destroyer Models! I remember when Tamiya's or was it Hasegawa? Came out with the PERKASA MTB.Twin colors molded in the hull and moldings so fine, you better be up on your skills.

 One final thought. What is the most forgotten scale in Armor or related subjects? 1/32! Remember LINDBERG? That company with the "Crappy" models( I never thought so)  They soldiered on with LCI-LCVP-and Coast Guard Cutters for years. Good bases for great models. They also continued on with many others for years." Bobtail Cruiser" and such, Plus the Carronade Ship and the LST. Different scales, yes! But the possibilities. Oh Well! 

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    December 2002
  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Friday, January 22, 2021 8:10 AM

I have one of the Masterpiece Models ATC(H) models still in the box.  I have had it about 10 years now.  I have found a bunch of info on these boats over the years, all the way down to 3-view drawings and lots of reference pics.  It looks like a pretty good kit; nice and big.  I have seen a few built and they turned out really nice.  I will eventually get to mine, along with a Huey to place on the deck.

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