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Re: Armorteks next model

Post by yves mouton » Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:44 pm

Hello,

I hope it's gonna be a sdkfz 251 :D
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Post by Mark Heaps » Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:04 pm

Or now that we are going to be having the Chieftain, how about the ultimate support vehicle for it ?

The Mercedes van, you could do it as the "Wolfgang" variant, painted blue with a side hatch for serving and a bell on the front, or the "Layby Lil" variant in white with hearts on the doors and a campbed in the back.

It may have just been a rumour but you may need to kit out the "wolfgang" variant with a radio set, maps, exercise instructions, list of radio frequencies and BATCO sheets to make a realistic version. ;)

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Post by Audrius Adam S » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:09 pm

Good evening to All, this is my very first post here after long time reading and watching Your amazing builds and seeing level of knowledge showed here, but i think i will put my two cents here as well. :roll:
So my guess would be something from USA or Soviets, for USA i would guess something to match Chieftain (hardly :) ), and for Soviets maybe be KV-1 or even KV-2 ?
Because there was only T-34 long time ago :)

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Post by Robert Reid » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:41 pm

I have learned that it is never possible to out-guess the minds at the Armortek Mothership.

Because just when we think we have them figured out... they create something awesome!

I am very looking forward to this. Not necessarily because I'll be ordering it. But because I will be so awe-struck by what they come up with.

Then, of course, I'll get all antsy-in-my-pantsy to order one.

According to the London Bookies the odds are well-against a Maus and an Abrahams. I put a fiver on a Renault... and if it comes through, I will win enough from the East-ender mob-types to pay from them. Thus I don't expect a Renault!

So we'll just see what happens!

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Post by John Clarke » Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:39 am

Totally agree with you Robert.

Armortek build stand alone models, group models. iconic models, out of the ordinary models and novelty models.

Which makes it sooooo difficult to second guess Armorteks next model.

I'm sure they have a chuckle if a guess's or suggestion gets close to home.

And probably get the well engineered thumb screws out to find out who's been blabbing too. :lol:

"One off's" would have a selective market, so unless the demand is "cast iron," it's not going to happen......unless

Unless of course "The management" have a selfish twisted whim :twisted:

So who knows what's coming out the factory gates. Annoying, really annoying,,,,,,, but who'd have it any other way. :lol:

Personally I think, an individual :wink: who guess's or suggest correctly should get a prize, especially if it sells well :wink: :wink: :wink:

So here's a "possible"....... Well a truck is probably due soon.

and a one off (well six A43's actually) and a A11, so slow even a KT would run rings round it. never going to happen...well...maybe.
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Re: Armorteks next model

Post by Adrian Harris » Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:31 pm

How about this, to turn the FAMO into something more useful than just a truck ?

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The picture is apparently a proposed offering from Asiatam in 1/16th.

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Post by florian rudolf » Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:31 pm

Thats the best idea Adrian.
I told this to Kian allready last year. Maybe to big for a kompact kit, but usefull for all Famo owners.

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Post by Chris Hall » Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:25 pm

Not exactly developing a new marketplace though, is it ? A limited production run of 50 (?) (assuming one per Famo owner), or even less if it's only attractive to someone with both a Famo and a German tank to put on it ................. :roll: No, Kian will be looking for something more exciting than that, in order to pull new people into the Armortek 'web'. After all, one is never enough :wink:.

My money is on either a Churchill VII or a Universal Carrier. I'd like both, but can't afford either ........ :(

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Re: Armorteks next model

Post by Mark Heaps » Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:02 pm

Purely a guess, but would fit in with Brexit and and expanding the customer base, an M1 Abrams.

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Post by Mike Conley » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:01 pm

I was just now watching a segment on FOX News about what's happening with Brexit and I can not understand it, how it works. And DON'T try to explain because this isn't a forum for it AND I probably STILL wouldn't understand. I just hope everything works out good for everybody!

But on new releases, I've campaigned earlier for a M113 Armored Personal Carrier and at this time I would also like to add a M3 Stuart (Honey) and an 'Easy 8' 76mm Sherman (T66 tracks) which served in WWII, Korea, and later.

AND! (I almost forgot) Armortek has made TWO British artillery guns (one with a caisson) and THREE German artillery guns. How about a U.S. 105mm, 155mm, or an 8 inch gun? The only 'down side' to that is, while there are Armortek British/German vehicles/halftracks to pull them, there are no U.S. models available that could (and I don't count the M3 halftrack because it's light and wasn't designed specifically for gun towing.)

Just my two cents... Mike
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Post by Manny Leung » Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:01 am

Armortek have been researching for their next model in the tank museum a few weeks ago,my money is on the Churchill or Churchill crocodile.I know it's already been done by another company but Armortek will make it better!

If it's a cold war tank how about the T55? As used by all Warsaw Pact countries and China,now that's a market place to tap into.

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Post by jseverett » Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:13 pm

Well for something very different, how about a Caterpillar D-11R (or similar) bulldozer? Armortek certainly has the know-how and resources to do it. Of course it would need some hydraulic cylinder operators and high pressure pump, etc...
They would get sales beyond the military vehicles, into possibly a bigger group of modelers. And it would be a load of fun. Anyone agree?
Just a thought.......

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Re: Armorteks next model

Post by Armortek » Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:41 pm

Quite a few great suggestions in this post ... perhaps something there for the future ?? :wink:

Without giving anything away, we can say it will not be the Cat .. at 1.8m length the chassis components will not fit on our machines :(

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Re: Armorteks next model

Post by Michael Röder » Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:48 am

10 days full of excitement! :D

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Re: Armorteks next model

Post by florian rudolf » Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:27 am

The SdAh116 is right for the FAMO, but its an amazing kit, so maybe someone having an StuG, Pnazer3 or somthing to stand on it at some events its looking great.
- Similar as the PAK 43/41, also nearly usual only with an Famo.
- Similar as the Limber and 17PDR, 25PDR only usual with the Quad.
The mechanik at an SdAh 116 is verry interesting.
I think maybe 80% from the Famo owners would buy this trailer too. - Anyone maybe to having an place to put on his Panzer3 or StuG.

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