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Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2012 8:37 a.m. PST

With the new Flames of War Blood Guts & Glory supplement/codex/intelligence briefing, I am alarmed (ALARMED!) to see that my 20+ Shermans are all of the M4, and M4A1 variety! The horror!

So, if I want to beat up on 98lb weakling baby seal Panthers, I need to do some upgrading. grin

I see from the WarStore that Battlefront will be relesing whole platoons soon, but I am not in love with the BF price, even at a discount.

Old Glory/Command Decision make the Easy 8, but not the Jumbo.

Who else is out there?

dbander12318 Apr 2012 8:47 a.m. PST

Gaming Models has both in resin for $5.00 USD each. GAMODIS.com
I have 14 of their Shermans thus far……they paint great and play as well as any Battlefront vehicle (at much less in price.)

jake264 Inactive Member18 Apr 2012 8:53 a.m. PST

You have an I in your link instead of an L
gamodls.com

Dogged Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2012 8:54 a.m. PST

From the Plastic Soldier Company site:

"May/June/July will also see a change in the release schedule. Due to popular demand the Stars and Stripes will be fluttering above PSC HQ – the Yanks have been bumped up the list! 15mm Sherman M4A3 (late), 15mm US Infantry, 15mm Sherman M4A3E8 Easy Eight and 15mm US heavy weapons will all be appearing. 15mm M3 halftracks, tank destroyers and Priests will not be far behind."

theplasticsoldiercompany.co.uk

(middle to bottom page) AFAIK it was announced very recently. And it sure will be economically fair!

Heisler18 Apr 2012 8:57 a.m. PST
timmmy18 Apr 2012 9:03 a.m. PST

How is the quality of Gaming Models ?

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2012 9:08 a.m. PST

I have enought Gaming Models to confidently say "It depends". grin
The landing craft are superb, none finer at any price.
But some trucks and British EW cruiser tanks are horribly pitted.
Get samples and then decide.

War In 15MM18 Apr 2012 9:36 a.m. PST

Peter Pig make the Jumbo. In terms of Gaming Models, the GMC dump trucks, AB40s and Sherman wading tanks I purchased are all great. I used Gaming Models for unique pieces, and I would go back to them for more. Richard

indierockclimber18 Apr 2012 9:37 a.m. PST

Agreed with everything John has to say.

My cruisers aren't bad though.. a bit pitted but once painted and on the table it's hard to see:

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Quite happy with the Soviet stuff of his I have though:

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The wheels are always something to be desired.

Lewisgunner Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2012 10:23 a.m. PST

I found the height too great on the Gaming Models British cruisers both turret and hull, but hey, you can tell what they are meant to be!
Roy

kyotebluer than blue Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2012 11:07 a.m. PST

Yep.

cbaxter18 Apr 2012 12:55 p.m. PST

i have the Gmodels valentines and matildas.

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i like them and they kill germans just as good as any other manufacturer.

CPT Jake18 Apr 2012 3:01 p.m. PST

Quality Castings (Old Glory 15s) has these.

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War Web usually has them on sale….

Jake

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