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23 Dec 2018 2:44 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "WANTED - Affordagle 1/144th MBT-70 Tank" to "WANTED - Affordable 1/144th MBT-70 Tank"

23 Dec 2018 2:45 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "WANTED - Affordable 1/144th MBT-70 Tank" to "Who makes affordable 1/144th MBT-70 Tank?"


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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Dec 2018 2:29 p.m. PST

I'm looking for an affordable, MBT-70 tank in 1/144th scale.

A couple are available on Shapeways, but are listed at shockingly high prices of $30 USD $40 USD each, depending upon the model.

These are 1/144th scale, not 1/35th scale…….

I really like the one selling for $35 USD $40 USD each, since it has the rear turret smoke dischargers, and a low-slung, searchlight box too, next to the main gun.

Sadly, can't even see buying one of any of them, since I don't have a bank account to rival that of Bill Gates, or the Amazon guy.

I could use at least a platoon of them, and would love to have a full company, eventually, if they can be produced at a much more reasonable price. Back in the day, there were 5 to a platoon, and 17 to a company, IIRC.

I can provide 4-view scale drawings, if needed.

For 6mm gamers, there's a platoon of four of them for sale for $17 USD, which seems a bit high to me too, but nowhere near as bad as the 1/144th scale ones. $4.25 USD a pop isn't too bad, if you only want 4 of them.

Does get a bit spendy, even in the smaller scale, if you want a company of them though.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Dec 2018 2:31 p.m. PST

Should read "Affordable"……..

d88mm1940 Supporting Member of TMP23 Dec 2018 6:38 p.m. PST

Have you tried "bashytubits" here on TMP? His stuff looks good and his prices aren't 'pricey'.

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP23 Dec 2018 7:49 p.m. PST

Another recommendation for bashytubits .

Personal logo 28mm Fanatik Supporting Member of TMP23 Dec 2018 8:33 p.m. PST

Here are some of bashytubits' models posted in other threads:

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You're probably looking at similar quality to Butlers' Printed Models scan lines-wise, but since you're looking for a model no company (like Dragon or Pegasus) has done in 1/144 because it's never been mass produced and at an affordable price, beggars can't be choosers.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP23 Dec 2018 9:58 p.m. PST

Give me some contact info Thresher01 and I think that affordable 1/144 MBT 70s are doable.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP25 Dec 2018 2:32 p.m. PST

Here is a picture of a MBT 70 with T64 and M60A2 Starship. All models are 1-144.

If you like these, look up my contact info on the marketplace just do a search for authors bashytubits or leave some contact info and I will get with you.

Lion in the Stars25 Dec 2018 11:17 p.m. PST

Good grief, Bashy, that was quick!

What do you think it'd run me to have you print a platoon of 4 in 1/100?

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP26 Dec 2018 12:03 a.m. PST

In 1-100 scale Twenty Eight smackers plus shipping.

Lion in the Stars26 Dec 2018 9:24 p.m. PST

Will drop you a note in February, Bashy. Sucks that I gotta plan even small purchases out that far anymore.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Jan 2019 8:31 p.m. PST

That does look nice.

I'll send you a note too, soon.

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