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Armor/AFV: Axis - WWII
Armor and ground forces of the Axis forces during World War II.
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REVIEW
AFV Club's New Nashorn
staff_Jim
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#002
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New Hampshire, United States
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Posted: Monday, June 21, 2010 - 11:01 AM UTC
We have a preview of this new kit, soon to be available this summer via AFV Club.

Link to Item

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
Jmarles
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Monday, June 21, 2010 - 01:03 PM UTC
Looks like a nice release, alright!
wildsgt
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Kentucky, United States
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Posted: Monday, June 21, 2010 - 03:01 PM UTC
All I can say is WOW Bill
wildbill426
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Connecticut, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 09:52 AM UTC
I'm buying it. Amazing. The casting of the radio is particularly impressive.
Shopping List
1) AFV Club Nashorn
2) Optivisor with extra magnification
3) New bulb for my Ott lite
4) Those little #11 blades with saw teeth
5) One bottle of extra patience
6) If #5 doesn't work one bottle of vodka.
wildsgt
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Kentucky, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 04:00 PM UTC
I agree the radio is sharp I'll be molding it and the weld lines are nice to the bolt detail is the best I have seen on a afv.Bill
SteveReid
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Massachusetts, United States
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KitMaker: 212 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 01:39 AM UTC
See Photo 40 of 71-

Panzer IV roadwheel features a ball bearing race-

This is nice stuff!

Steve
airfix627
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
Joined: December 05, 2009
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Posted: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 10:45 AM UTC
WOW!! Definitely on my must buy list.
PadrePete
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: May 18, 2010
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Posted: Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 05:23 AM UTC

Quoted Text

I'm buying it. Amazing. The casting of the radio is particularly impressive.
Shopping List
1) AFV Club Nashorn
2) Optivisor with extra magnification
3) New bulb for my Ott lite
4) Those little #11 blades with saw teeth
5) One bottle of extra patience
6) If #5 doesn't work one bottle of vodka.



Remember kids... there's always room for vodka!
cirujano
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Neuguen, Argentina
Joined: February 24, 2010
KitMaker: 28 posts
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Posted: Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 02:59 PM UTC
thanks for the photos. great details. but this kit come with vinyl tracks ? could be bad news.
sdl
lukiftian
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 02:22 PM UTC
Why God Why do we need another Nashorn?

...on the other hand, I said the same thing when HB issued their Pershings, and was pleasantly surprised.

I guess it'll be the default kit when Dragon forgets where their Nashorn/Hornisse molds are. That's not so bad.
alanmac
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, July 12, 2010 - 02:22 AM UTC
Hi

Am I missing something or did they not send you the sprues with the actual gun and its detail on ?

Alan
staff_Jim
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#002
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New Hampshire, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 10:16 PM UTC
Alan,
Good catch. I remembered reading Terry's comments on PMMS that the gun was still forthcoming. I have forwarded this on to Bill Plunk so he can have an early look.

Thanks,
Jim


Quoted Text

Hi

Am I missing something or did they not send you the sprues with the actual gun and its detail on ?

Alan

wbill76
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 04:09 AM UTC
Ted Hayward has received the full kit from AFV Club and is working on a built review of the kit that includes the gun. Hopefully he will have that posted soon so the full kit can be evaluated. To avoid duplication, Ted's review has made any review I would have conducted redundant since he's got the complete kit to look at vs. the pieces-parts I received.
vanhall
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Groningen, Netherlands
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Posted: Thursday, August 05, 2010 - 07:59 PM UTC

Quoted Text

thanks for the photos. great details. but this kit come with vinyl tracks ? could be bad news.
sdl



Not to worry, as usual, AFVClub have produced an individual link set: