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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2020 8:39 p.m. PST

I've done a bit of looking, and it appears there are a lot of holes in the needed Cold War offerings for small, wheeled vehicles, in 1/144th (12mm) scale, specifically the following:

M38 Jeep with driver, passenger(s), and MGs. Also needed is one with the 106mm Recoilless Rifle too, for the Danes, Israelis, etc..

M151 Mutt – as above, and with .30 and .50 cal options; a mortar carrier; radio vehicle; 106mm RR; and a TOW launcher.

Landrover (Airborne model with the short wheel-base) with the top and windscreen down, to permit it to mount a .50 cal MG, 106mm RR, and/or TOW launcher.

For the Danes, they need a "Weapons Carrier" for the early/mid Cold War period, which is apparently used to carry around their 81mm mortars. Might be an ex-WWII, US vehicle, but I'm not sure about that – perhaps the 3/4 ton "Weapons Carrier" used by the Americans, back in the day?

West Germans need the Munga. Could use one of these outfitted to carry early ATGMs, like the Bantam, and/or SS-11s. The Iltis would be nice, too.

Of course, the Soviets/Russians need some little "jeep"/command vehicles too. GAZ-XXX perhaps?

Would prefer to see these produced in metal, as opposed to resin, or plastic, and some of the Shapeways listings are going for crazy prices, so are a non-starter for me.

Hopefully, someone will produce at least a few of these in the near future.

Could use some 106mm RRs, TOW Launchers, and .30 and .50 cal MG mounts, with/without crews, and drivers too, for converting other vehicles too, like the M38 Jeeps, HS-30 IFVs, M113s, etc., etc., in the interim.

UshCha11 Feb 2020 10:12 p.m. PST

Thresher


MG144-G11 DWK Munga
Made by
Aotrs Shipyards
£6.08 GBP for 4 approxso £1.52 GBP .

Also available with Milan but a bit late for this I think.

It may not be a big job to get a Munga with alternative ATGW's, send Alex at Shipyards some pictures and how many you want as an encouragement.

MG144-G09 VW Type 183 Iltis
Made by
Aotrs Shipyards
£6.62 GBP so about £1.65 GBP each.

Also available with Milan but a bit late for this I think.

To be honest for rare vehicles this is not an unreasonable proce and unlike most they have crew so look sensible on the battlefield.

If you buy Direct form AOTRS Shipyards in FDM printed even cheaper, depending on postage from UK.

Shipyards also do a Unimog (around since about 1951).

To be honest less popular vehicles will proably NEVER make it to Metal volumes are too small.

to be honest you are being unreasonable on price a GHQ 1/285 (6mm) scale Iltis for exanple are £0.89 GBP each ($11.95 for 5) so somthing 4 times bigger for less than twice the price is excellent value.

shaun from s and s models Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2020 3:16 a.m. PST

oxford diecast do quite a range of soft skins in 1/148th (N gauge raileway scale)
they do light weight land rovers
as for danish vehicles check here:-
armyvehicles.dk/index.htm

UshCha12 Feb 2020 3:56 a.m. PST

I just looked at Minifigs (Now Calver books) a LWB Landrover is £3.45 GBP for one.

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on that bais Shapeways is a givft and not at all unreasonable. I suspect you need to re-calibrate your cost assessment unfortunately.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2020 9:07 a.m. PST

Thanks for the suggestions.

I agree $2.00 USD – $5.00 USD for them is not unreasonable.

I ran across some on SW that were $15.00 USD, or so each, which I think is ridiculous, especially when I can get 1/100th ones for far, far less.

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