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Personal logo Chalfant Sponsoring Member of TMP31 Jan 2012 11:10 a.m. PST

Howdie.

Looking for some advice, what are my options for a 20mm LVTP-7? I know of several diecast AAVs, ones with the later up-gunned 40mm turrets and a number of external additions, I am looking for the 70's-80's version with the .50 turret and no external add-ons, appropriate for use with Argentine forces during the Falklands War.

I have heard that Altaya had a diecast that would work? I thought S&S Models was working on one, but have not seen that it is available yet.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

Chalfant

dwight shrute31 Jan 2012 11:40 a.m. PST

altaya/ixo have one , its widely available .. pretty good , check diecast72.com for piccies .

prob is that its in merdc camou and will need repainting all the argentinian ones were i believe in green .

tinned fruit Supporting Member of TMP31 Jan 2012 11:44 a.m. PST

Black Star Models made one for the SOTCW via Red Star Models.

IIRC Rolf Hedges at Liberation has got the moulds so it might be worth contacting him.

Hope this helps.

Phil

shaun from s and s models Supporting Member of TMP31 Jan 2012 12:06 p.m. PST

altaya do indeed make one in 72 scale, plenty on ebay.
do not weait for ours it's a long way off
shaun

Gaz004531 Jan 2012 1:16 p.m. PST

Dragon do them in kit form too………

Personal logo Ambush Alley Games Sponsoring Member of TMP31 Jan 2012 5:59 p.m. PST

I built one of the Dragon kits – it turned out pretty good. A little fiddly for a non-model builder like me, but not too bad.

Shawn.

Personal logo Chalfant Sponsoring Member of TMP01 Feb 2012 4:06 a.m. PST

Shawn – I try to avoid model kits unless I have no other choice, but you are correct :)
Shaun – thanks for the update.

Looks like the Altaya one… its interesting that De Agostini sells the back issues, but only to the UK and ROI, but there are some options for getting them, including Liberation, who appear to sell some of the models.

Thanks for the help!

Chalfant

King of the Battle 117 Feb 2012 11:00 p.m. PST

The Dragon kit #7221 has both, the 50Cal and the UGWS turrets, you just pick which one you want your model to have. The kit is fairly easy to build, that is a relative term BTW. Relative to say one of the early ACE or PST 1/72 scale track laying vehicle kits. In particular the ACE BMP-2 and the PST BTR-50PK, just because I have had the misfortune of building each of these .

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