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Metal tanks by Minichamps

Discussion in 'Modelling' started by Martin Bull, Jun 24, 2002.

  1. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    I guess it's a case of as with 1/1 scale militaria, so with models.....;)
     
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    Gee whiz! That's really nice. Nothing like the look, feel and weight of metal models. I'm much too poor to pay $100.00+ for a model, so, I'll just have to stay with 1/32 scale plastic for about $20.00 a pop.
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    Not too bad, huh? Works for me...




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  3. uksubs

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    Minichamps King tiger [​IMG]
     
  4. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    Show-off ! This one is very, very scarce indeed.....:eek:
     
  5. uksubs

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    Done a swap with a member from The Diecast Aviation Web Site for the King tiger :p
    You can pick them up of ebay for £80.00 to
     
  6. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    Well, I may not have a King Tiger, but here's the latest addition to my Minichamps arsenal...the 8.8cm Flak.....

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  7. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    At last...from a dealer in Germany, one of the Minichamps creme-de-la-Creme models...the Normandy Jagdpanther......

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    I love it ! :cool:
     
  8. uksubs

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    Latest minichamps [​IMG]
     
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    ...me too , awesome Jagdpanther :)
     
  10. JCFalkenbergIII

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    I have just the ones from Century 21 toys. That you can find at Walmart and Toys R Us. That and the little 1/444th scale ones. Ill have to keep an eye out for the Minichamps.
     
  11. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    For the money - and they are cheap - the Century 21 Toys are surprisingly good ; I like their Sherman Firefly, Panzer IV and Jagdtiger. They make very attractive 'collection fillers' while I'm waiting for Minichamps to provide die-cast versions......;)
     
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    I think they are great, awesome tank models but they really do need a touch of weathering, the tracks need a touch with the airbrush as well...
    They look just like out of the factories which also isn't so bad but i personally go for the battle -worn, dirty look !
    I will buy a couple of minichamp tanks and give them the battlefield look :D
     
  13. schwarz

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    ...this kind of weathering on a minichamp tank would be just awesome :)
     

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    Minichamps are bringing out a King tiger next month that will be worth getting ;)
     
  15. schwarz

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    Thanks for the tip UKsubs, will buy that one :)
     
  16. schwarz

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    ...are you talking about this Minichamps King Tiger ?
     

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    These Minichamps tanks look awesome, must get all of them, my wife will kill me but i just cannot resist :p
     

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    It this one [​IMG]
    The one your posted is sold out
     
  19. schwarz

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    ...thanks, sold out means retired or just out of stock :confused:
     
  20. Martin Bull

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    ...it means you have to pay a gazillion pounds on e-bay if you want one....:(
     

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