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WWI and other early tanks and armored cars.
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Odd looking armors
MeowMix
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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 09:10 PM UTC
Hello,

I really like odd looking subjects to build. I've built the KV-2 and really liked it because of its turret. I also have the german vskfz 617 on my stash and will soon be built. I really liked these odd looking afvs and im wondering if you guys could suggest more coz I really wanna build these kits. One of my favorites is the french amx 13 light tank coz of its "duck-type" turret but couldn't find anyone selling them. Any odd looking afv will do, if its not modern then it'll be better!
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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 09:49 PM UTC
I would vote for Soviet T-35. It's quite an oddity. There are ICM and Alanger kits that with some effort can be built into decent models.
Tiger_213
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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 10:10 PM UTC
Amusing Hobby, DML and someone else who I can't remember make a /35th Neubaufahrzeug. Amusing's is supposed to be the most accurate according to PMMS.

Bronco makes the 40/43M Zrinyi II 105mm assault gun and a British 'Bishop'.

Hobby Boss makes an EBR 11 and Sd.Kfz.254 Armored scout car.

Tamiya has a BT-42, which is a Finnish captured KV-2 turret mated to a BT-7 hull.

As for the AMX 13, Heller makes one, though I've never really read anything positive about Heller kits
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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 10:30 PM UTC
I guess that "odd looking" is a subjective notion

MR Model had released an Austro-Daimler ADGZ that looks rather weird to me...



Talking about armored cars, ARMO or Major Models make several WW1 vehicles that have a cartoonish look :

http://wwimodeller.co.nz/land-war-modelling-what-you-can-get-in-135-part-9-armo/



H.P.
FAUST
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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 10:34 PM UTC
@ Frenchy
That ADGZ is now also available in plastic. Limited edition of a 1000 made by AMG from the Ukraine. Made a review of it. Hopefully will be online soon.
Frenchy
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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 10:41 PM UTC
Thanks for the heads-up Robert

H.P.
Tiger_213
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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 10:45 PM UTC

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@ Frenchy
That ADGZ is now also available in plastic. Limited edition of a 1000 made by AMG from the Ukraine. Made a review of it. Hopefully will be online soon.



Looking forward to seeing that Robert. It's a good looking vehicle and an obscure topic.

Oh, another suggestion is Riich's Skoda RSO Radshilpper.

Or Meng's A39 Tortoise and Vs.Kfz. 617 Minerammer.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 11:17 PM UTC
I think you can add the Saurer RR 7 to the list (Hobby Boss kit) :



H.P.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 11:24 PM UTC
What about the Bob Semple Tank from New Zealand?

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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 11:41 PM UTC
What about Broncos Archer? A tank destroyer that moves around backwards.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 01:48 AM UTC
@ Christopher
Well what do you know. The review just got published.
Austro Daimler ADGZ review
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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 02:16 AM UTC

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@ Christopher
Well what do you know. The review just got published.
Austro Daimler ADGZ review



I saw it; was a good review Robert. Did you ever get to finish the vac-u-form kit?

Frenchy, the RR7 is the Sd.Kfz. 254.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 02:35 AM UTC

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What about the Bob Semple Tank from New Zealand?




This is one weird looking afv! Is there a manufacturer who does this kit?

I liked the archer too. I believe ive read somewhere that named the same but is a railroad howitzer. I could be wrong though.

radschlepper is one badass afv. Thanks for the suggestions.

As for the topic, Im looking for a really weird looking afv. Kinda like those star wars thing but was used in the past wars or a prototype. I have the mineraummer already
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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 02:54 AM UTC

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This is one weird looking afv! Is there a manufacturer who does this kit?



To be honest I don't know if there is any manufacturer that makes this vehicle. I believe the original vehicle was designed by Bob Semple who was a Minister of New Newland during WW2 as a solution to create an armored vehicle with what they had available at the time on the island. To fill the gap between either starting up their own Assembly lines or receiving their stuff from England or Australia.
It resulted in this Tractor/tank crossover where if needed a armored superstructure could be bolted onto a CAT tractor.

Bob Semple Tank Wikipedia article

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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 02:59 AM UTC
And it is not the only oddity the people of new Zealand came up with either.

Check this out. Did not even know it existed. The Schofield Tank


Interestingly also utilizing the Wheels/tracks combo like the Saurer RK7
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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 03:05 AM UTC
Try that:
resin kit of RSO double chassis prototype:



And view of finished:


Regards
Przemo
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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 03:13 AM UTC
Not realistic at all Ansell, it's from Gundam but it's pretty cool and still looks feasible;

http://www.hlj.com/product/BAN957471

Nice job plugging for your company Przemysław. Looking forward to your upcoming releases.

You could also try DML's T28. It's inaccurate, off by fifteen scale inches and the 'combat bogies' aren't built right. But it looks fantastic over-all.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 03:16 AM UTC

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Nice job plugging for your company Przemysław. Looking forward to your upcoming releases.



Rest of them will be made by 3D prototyping and printing

Regards
Przemo
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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 04:02 AM UTC
MeowMix
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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 05:25 AM UTC
Is that a french tank?
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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 08:20 AM UTC
Not a clue as to the country of origin....it was a net photo that I got ages ago.

how about this one for odd?
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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 08:39 AM UTC

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Is that a french tank?



I found a few photos while searching for an FT-17 (pretty interesting looking French tank Italeri is going to produce) and found a small page with similar photos. Basically the site said both the Polish and French were transporting tanks with wheeled carriages that essentially just bolt to the hull of the tank to move it easier.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 09:45 AM UTC
@ Christopher
I have never started the Schmidt kit and it still sits untouched in my collection of Schmidt vacuform kits I have collected over the years. 2 or 3 bananaboxes full of them. I probably will never build them but so far I have not yet gotten myself so far as to sell the lot on ebay. They still go for interesting amounts of money and I happen to have a bunch of very rare ones.
MeowMix
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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 09:51 AM UTC

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Not a clue as to the country of origin....it was a net photo that I got ages ago.

how about this one for odd?



That made my day. LOL. I dunno but I find it really funny and at the same time very unique and weird!
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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 11:01 AM UTC
And then there is this........