What will be Armortek's next new offering?

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Re: What will be Armortek's next new offering?

Post by Steve Stuart » Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:50 pm

Another idea, a Cromwell?
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Re: What will be Armortek's next new offering?

Post by Darren_Hagarty » Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:19 am

A Mark IV H for me or the 251 with a Pak 40 mounted.
The 251's have so many variations it might be possible to offer a couple
Of armament options.
The 251 also might be more do-able for novice builders like ourselves.

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Re: What will be Armortek's next new offering?

Post by michael robinson » Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:18 am

A Matilda or KV-1 :D
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Re: What will be Armortek's next new offering?

Post by Dave Boller » Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:10 pm

I think it would be a great idea to have conversion kits for the various chassis's that Armortek has already made; like what was done with the Panther a few years ago. The kits would include only the upper superstructure compoenants. Now you could turn your old Tiger-1 into say, a Sturmtiger. But image what you could do with the Panzer-4 chassis? Nashorn, Jadgpanzer-4, Brummbar, Hummel, Wirbelwind and all the Stug variants for example, could come of this. Likewise for the rather prolific,T-34 chassis. Obviously, such kits would be easier for Armortek to produce, and cheaper for their customers to buy than a full model. But on the other side of the fence, Armortek could also put out separate kits with just the chassis compoenants too, Panzer-3, 4, T-34, Sherman, Chech-38 (there's a "next offering" idea right there.). Image the possibilities that can come from those chassis? The other great thing about Chassis Kits is, it's great for scratch-builders (no shortage of those gifted people with the tools and talent on this website). The hardest thing to scratch-build, is the running-gear. Now you could cheaply buy the chassis, and build whatever you want on top of it. Possibilities there,now become endless. I think this arrangement would also help expand Armortek's market-base to those who otherwise could not afford a full-size kit.
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Re: What will be Armortek's next new offering?

Post by Alex Easten » Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:34 pm

I know it may not be the most financially viable option, as I guess tooling cost is going to be similar regardless of size of the model, but I would love to see something small, maybe the next in the line of compact kits?

Something along the lines of a Panzer II Luchs, an M3 Stuart or maybe an M22 Locust or Tetrarch? Something that can fit in the tiny boot of an Abarth 500? Maybe then I could bring something down south with me to drive round! 8)

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Re: What will be Armortek's next new offering?

Post by paul&robinmargle » Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:39 pm

Not to encourage too many more German WWII models :P - but I think the 38(t) is a good idea (more rivets though!).
Small, many possible conversions and the possibility of a Kompact Kit Pak 40 stand alone kit or combined as a Marder?

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Re: What will be Armortek's next new offering?

Post by Dave Boller » Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:12 pm

Imagine this monster in 1/6th.....MAUS!!!!
1/6 Armortek: Panther,KingTiger. 1/6 FOA: Tiger-1,251 Halftrk. 1/6 ArmorHobbies: 250 Halftrk("GRIEF"). 1/6 DML: Kubelwagon,Kettenkrad. 1/16 Trumpeter KingTiger. 1/24 Tamiya: Tiger-1,Panther.(& a countless host of others too small to mention)

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Re: What will be Armortek's next new offering?

Post by Luc De Weirdt » Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:08 pm

A Hetzer! :mrgreen:
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Re: What will be Armortek's next new offering?

Post by Leon Benjamins » Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:36 pm

Dave Boller wrote:Imagine this monster in 1/6th.....MAUS!!!!
Already for sale in 1/6 ;) Only at another manufacturer...
Why did the kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

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Re: What will be Armortek's next new offering?

Post by Tim Bowman » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:35 pm

Hi Robin,

Good one! :D 38t would be neat with Marder III Ausf H possibilities.

If not that, I'll throw my vote in again for wishful thinking on a 251 Ausf D. Also lots of possibilities.

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Re: What will be Armortek's next new offering?

Post by bryanrmassie » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:52 pm

Come on guys, surely the the best tanks have been produced by armortek, lets focus on the tank hunters, i.e. jagdpanzer IV Lang, what a machine and liked by the operators which I have a few books on !!

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Re: What will be Armortek's next new offering?

Post by Dave Boller » Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:57 pm

Ferdnand
1/6 Armortek: Panther,KingTiger. 1/6 FOA: Tiger-1,251 Halftrk. 1/6 ArmorHobbies: 250 Halftrk("GRIEF"). 1/6 DML: Kubelwagon,Kettenkrad. 1/16 Trumpeter KingTiger. 1/24 Tamiya: Tiger-1,Panther.(& a countless host of others too small to mention)

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Re: What will be Armortek's next new offering?

Post by Andrew P Walker » Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:01 am

Could use a lot of the recent KT work and release a JT? Just a thought...

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Re: What will be Armortek's next new offering?

Post by Dave Boller » Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:04 pm

JSU-152
1/6 Armortek: Panther,KingTiger. 1/6 FOA: Tiger-1,251 Halftrk. 1/6 ArmorHobbies: 250 Halftrk("GRIEF"). 1/6 DML: Kubelwagon,Kettenkrad. 1/16 Trumpeter KingTiger. 1/24 Tamiya: Tiger-1,Panther.(& a countless host of others too small to mention)

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Re: What will be Armortek's next new offering?

Post by David M Wilks » Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:51 am

How about this for a cunning plan,Its got to be a Panther,no major tooling changes, it is certainly a popular afv, would bring loads of new members to the Armortek family, giving plenty of time to develop new kompact kits [Scamell please] and a new major project for Christmas [Churchill please].

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