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Offline Steve F

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Re: Manufacturers of 28mm Cold War Vehicles and Equipment.
« Reply #30 on: August 22, 2016, 10:45:04 PM »
And speaking of ubiquitous 4X4s, Rubicon Models have a 1/56 Willy Jeep hard plastic kit on the way.  It's the WW2 MB, of course, but there were a few hundred thousand of them still knocking around post-War.  And the conversion potential is considerable:
http://ttfix.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/rubicon-models-new-willys-jeep-previews.html

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Re: Manufacturers of 28mm Cold War Vehicles and Equipment.
« Reply #31 on: August 23, 2016, 02:31:10 AM »
I am looking for a M18 57mm Recoilless Rifle in 28mm. does any one make one?
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Re: Manufacturers of 28mm Cold War Vehicles and Equipment.
« Reply #32 on: August 23, 2016, 03:19:20 AM »
I did but I'd have to cut it off the figure it's mounted on.  :)

Seriously, it's a pretty easy job. Finest aluminium tubing or plastic if you are so inclined, green stuff and some fuse wire. Telescope I made from some fine plastic rod IIRC

Sad thing was I went to the effort, converting a ZANLA RPG gunner, only to find the Indonesians didn't use them and I need to make a Yugoslav M-57. Get around to it one day.
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Re: Manufacturers of 28mm Cold War Vehicles and Equipment.
« Reply #33 on: August 23, 2016, 06:34:52 AM »
 lol Yeah I was thinking of making my own. Just checking first.

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Re: Manufacturers of 28mm Cold War Vehicles and Equipment.
« Reply #34 on: September 26, 2016, 06:13:39 PM »
More Land Rovers:

Crooked Dice have announced a 1/50 resin model, with integral tilt hard top:
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=94092.msg1161232;topicseen#new

Warbases have kits made of MDF and card, both Long and Short Wheel base.  They also have models of a Ferret, Humber Pig, Saracen and Saladin, but I can't say those look particularly succesful from the photos on the Warbases web site.  Listed as 1/56.

Corgi also made an SWB Series III as a diecast in their "Fighting Vehicles" range.  By my measurements, it works out at 1/48.
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Re: Manufacturers of 28mm Cold War Vehicles and Equipment.
« Reply #35 on: January 26, 2017, 08:49:41 PM »
Photos have surfaced on theie FB page of Blitzkreig Miniatures new Chieftain and T-55. Looks like they an't far off.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Blitzkrieg-Miniatures-430200807012644/photos/?tab=album&album_id=441484369217621




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Re: Manufacturers of 28mm Cold War Vehicles and Equipment.
« Reply #36 on: November 03, 2017, 11:57:08 AM »
Tamiya have now released a 1/48 M1-A2. Saw one today and somehow fought the temptation. They also do a 1/48 Type 10 MBT as well as a Japanese VBL lookalike.

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Re: Manufacturers of 28mm Cold War Vehicles and Equipment.
« Reply #37 on: December 07, 2017, 01:58:57 PM »
I wasn't aware of this site. It has a few resin 1/48th modern vehicles.

http://tank-mania.com/


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Re: Manufacturers of 28mm Cold War Vehicles and Equipment.
« Reply #39 on: December 07, 2017, 06:52:37 PM »

 I'd like to add the Charioteer (essentially a Cromwell with a rather ungainly turret mounting a 20pdr) to your list, in the hope that, along with the Conqueror, some bugger'll decide to make one.
 (I also assume you're aware that Blitzkrieg now do a MkV Centurion & a Chieftan & JTFM will have Rich H's Centurion - which can be made as either a III or a V up soon.)

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Re: Manufacturers of 28mm Cold War Vehicles and Equipment.
« Reply #40 on: January 25, 2018, 02:01:20 AM »
A new manufacturer of several sizes and countries is Butlers Printed Models.
The sizes range from 6mm to 28mm and 1/48 scale. they fill some holes Ive been unable to find elsewhere. The
best example is 28mm t-55 tank ive been unable to find elsewhere in s similar scale. Give them a look.


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Re: Manufacturers of 28mm Cold War Vehicles and Equipment.
« Reply #41 on: February 07, 2018, 10:15:18 PM »
Coming out in 1/48th scale at some point, a T-14 Armata. Some of the variants could be cool too if they do them.

http://www.detailscaleview.com/2018/02/ark-models-t14-armata-overview.html





Kings Hobbies and Games currently make a 3D printed one in 1/50th as well. That doesn't cost anywhere near the price of this one however. ;)


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Re: Manufacturers of 28mm Cold War Vehicles and Equipment.
« Reply #42 on: February 09, 2018, 11:11:56 PM »
Nice! :'( slurp excuse me :D

Offline Wyrmalla

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Re: Manufacturers of 28mm Cold War Vehicles and Equipment.
« Reply #43 on: March 09, 2018, 02:42:01 PM »
A third contender for the T-14 Armata in 1/48-1/50th. Empress are due to release this next week.

(edit: the image link has since failed, but its now available on their site)

Kings Hobbies and Games meanwhile have said they're going to have the T-15 APC variant coming out as well. Between the two T-14s the Empress one most resembles what was shown in the publicity shows, though the other may be based on earlier (speculative?) designs (?).
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Re: Manufacturers of 28mm Cold War Vehicles and Equipment.
« Reply #44 on: June 19, 2018, 01:07:28 AM »
From Tank Mania. An SA-6. The scale is 1/48th.



Past experience on this company's kit's been 50/50. The resin's fairly brittle, so you may want to be extremely careful when removing the tracks from their sprue along with any smaller pieces.  I'd also hazard that the kits seem to be geared at modellers rather than wargamers, so there is a degree of finnickiness when it comes to attaching the smaller parts and you may want to leave off some to prevent damages with handling.

However, that site has a fair few vehicles available for 1/48th- 50th scale wargaming that to date aren't available anywhere else (bar a few like the Shilka, and soon to be T-55 from Blitzkrieg Miniatures), so may be worth a look. I did but my own Acacia SPG when it was on sale however, and it still cost more than most resin kits (like £35 off the top of my head, rather than I think the fifty odd it normally costs).

 

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